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This is the second of two podcast episodes spotlighting the diverse mix of excellent bands playing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We have twelve great local and touring bands in the episode, all of whom are performing during Noise Pop, which runs from February 24th to March 1st. You can listen to our first Noise Pop 2009 episode here.

LA indie pop band The Submarines (“Waiting for a War”) kick off the episode with a cover of a song by their current tourmates, The Morning Benders. Both bands will be co-headlining at Slim’s on Friday, February 27th, with The Mumlers and Rademacher supporting.

Originally from Wasilla, Alaska (yes, Sarah Palin’s Wasilla) and now based in Portland, Portugal. The Man (“Out And In And In And Out”) headline a great show during Noise Pop. On Saturday, February 28th, they’ll be playing with Girls, and Love is Chemicals at Cafe Du Nord.

Thao Nguyen (“Beat [Health, Life, and Fire]“) plays solo during Noise Pop at a show we’re pleased to present on Thursday, February 26th at the Swedish American Hall. David Dondero, Sean Smith, and Colossal Yes also perform.

San Francisco singer-songwriter Donovan Quinn (“Holy Agent”) also performs at the Swedish American Hall during the festival. Bob Mould headlines the Saturday, February 28th show, with additional performances from Mark Eitzel and Jason Finazzo. This show is also presented by The Bay Bridged.

Currently working on a second album, San Francisco’s Sugar and Gold (“Slice Me Nice”) will be performing at a Noise Pop Happy Hour show hosted by The Bay Bridged. The show also features maus haus and Tempo No Tempo. As with all of the Happy Hours, the show’s at Benders.

LA duo No Age (“Eraser”) headline a KUSF-presented show at Bottom of the Hill on Sunday, March 1st. White Circle Crime Club, Infinite Body, and Veil Veil Vanish also perform.

Unfortunately, The Japanese Motors (“Single Fins & Safety Pins”) are no longer playing Noise Pop, as they are opening for Modest Mouse on their current tour. You can catch them at the Fox Theater on Sunday, February 22nd.

Quickly building buzz around the Bay, San Francisco electro-rock band Lilofee (“Lock and Key”) will be performing at the official Noise Pop opening night party alongside Deerhunter, and DJs Jimmy Tamborello (Postal Service), Aaron Axelson and Omar (Popscene). The show’s at the Mezzanine on Tuesday, February 24th, and it’s free to badgeholders and folks who have RSVPed.

Amazing audio-visual DJ Mike Relm (“Hot To Trot [feat. Alfredo Ortiz]“) co-headlines at the Mezzanine with Kool Keith (performing as “Dr. Octagon vs. Dr. Dooom”). Crown City Rockers and kutMasta kurt support the duo.

Portland chamber-folk band Loch Lomond (“Carl Sagan”) are prepping a new album currently and play at the Rickshaw Stop on Saturday, February 28th. Also playing are Clues, Harbours, and The Red Verse.

Recent Merge signees Telekinesis (“Coast of Carolina”) will be supporting Ra Ra Riot at The Independent on Friday, February 27th. Cut Off Your Hands and The Hooks also perform at this sold-out show.

Crime in Choir (“Gift Givers”) released their new album Gift Givers in January. They’ll be performing with fellow Bay Area bands From Monument to Masses and Built for the Sea on Thursday, February 26th at Bottom of the Hill.

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