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This week we’re bringing you the second of two episodes dedicated to the 2008 Noise Pop Festival. It’s a mix of terrific local and touring groups who are all playing shows during the festival, including:

Portland’s The Helio Sequence just released their fourth album Keep Your Eyes Ahead on Sub Pop last month. They’ll be playing with Film School, The Builders And The Butchers, Built for the Sea at The Independent on Friday the 29th.

Austin’s What Made Milwaukee Famous also have a new album out soon. What Doesn’t Kill Us will be released in March on Barsuk Records. On March 1st, the band joins Port O’Brien, Delta Spirit, and The May Fire at Cafe du Nord.

Local hero Kelley Stoltz just released his latest on Sub Pop, titled Circular Sounds. Stoltz headlines a show featuring Grand Archives, The Morning Benders, and The Weather Underground at The Independent on Thursday, February 28th.

Portland-based Blitzen Trapper stop in San Francisco on their latest cross-country tour. Catch them with Fleet Foxes, Here Here and Sholi at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday the 28th.

Man/Miracle recently relocated from Santa Cruz to Oakland and have a new full length that’s almost finished. The band opens a show featuring The Virgins, Airborne Toxic Event and The Blakes at the Mezzanine on Saturday, March 1st.

A collaboration between Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, She and Him have generated a significant amount of anticipation in the press. The duo is joined by Whispertown2000, Adam Stephens (of Two Gallants) and Emily Jane White at the Great American Music Hall on Sunday, March 2nd.

San Francisco’s Honey.Moon.Tree is collaborative effort between several talented solo artists. They’ll join The Entrance Band, The Mumlers and Golden Animals at Cafe Du Nord on Wednesday the 27th.

Portland duo Panther release their new record this week on Kill Rock Stars; it’s called 14 Kt God. On Saturday, March 1st, they’ll play alongside Immigrant, Wallpaper and Distraction Fit at the Rickshaw Stop. 

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