Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival

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Long before we started The Bay Bridged, we'd look forward to February's annual Noise Pop Festival, and now, in the fest's nineteenth year, things are no different. That's a remarkable achievement, and this year's week of events brings together buzzworthy out-of-town bands and talented locals for stacked four band bills sampling some of the best in contemporary indie rock.

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The Noise Pop Calendar, while extremely helpful, might also be a little staggering, which is why we've compiled this mix of sixteen bands for your listening pleasure before the concerts begin on February 22nd. No matter what your pleasure, there's plenty of great music to check out in the festival's six days, and we'll be documenting a whole lot of it on our web site.

Tracklisting:
1. Hunx & His Punx - "Lovers Lane"
Performing at the Regency Ballroom on February 26th

2. How To Dress Well - "Decisions"
Performing at Cafe Du Nord on February 26th

3. Typhoon - "White Liars"
Performing at Bottom of the Hill on February 23rd

4. Silje Nes - "The Glass Harp"
Performing at the Swedish American Hall on February 25th (The Bay Bridged Presents!)

5. Versus - "Gone to Earth"
Performing at Cafe Du Nord on February 23rd

6. Shannon and The Clams - "Sleep Talk"
Performing at Bender's on February 25th (The Bay Bridged Happy Hour!)

7. The Wrong Words - "Summer's Gone"
Performing at Bottom of the Hill on February 27th

8. Craft Spells - "Party Talk"
Performing at Bender's on February 23rd

9. Geographer - "Age of Consent (New Order cover)"
Performing at The Independent on February 23rd

10. The Soft Moon - "Breathe the Fire"
Performing at Cafe Du Nord on February 25th

11. Wet Illustrated - "Born Stoked"
Performing at Bender's on February 25th (The Bay Bridged Happy Hour!)

12. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - "Even Heroes Have To Die"
Performing solo at Bottom of the Hill on February 24th

13. Apex Manor - "Under the Gun"
Performing at Cafe Du Nord on February 24th

14. Birds & Batteries - "Strange Kind of Mirror"
Performing at the Rickshaw Stop on February 25th

15. Admiral Radley - "I Heart California"
Performing at Bottom of the Hill on February 23rd

16. Psychic Friend - "Once a Servant"
Performing at the Rickshaw Stop on February 25th

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