Following a Tuesday night opening party, Noise Pop kicks off Wednesday with a number of strong offerings, all of which still have available tickets. Some of our recommended offerings are below:

The night starts early with a Three Ring Records-sponsored Happy Hour over at Thee Parkside. It’s the first of a number of enticing free happy hour shows this week and the show features Three Ring’s Music For Animals, Solar Powered People, and Jub. It starts at 5pm and it’s free.

We’re psyched to see Quasi return to the Bay Area for a show over at the Rickshaw Stop, but we’re even more intrigued by the mysterious peoplepeople who will be supporting them.

The project features Andrew from Trainwreck Riders and Tyson from Two Gallants, but a stop by their MySpace page indicates it’s a departure from both those bands. Per this cryptic statement, it seems the songs are written by fellow member guitarist Antonio Roman-Alcala and we’re intrigued to hear more. The Little Ones and The Minor Canon also perform. 9pm, $12, all ages.

Other local highlights include: Minipop and Two Sheds offer up skilled indie pop and folk-rock over at Bottom of the Hill. 8:30pm, $12….The Mumlers and honey.moon.tree are at Cafe du Nord. Both bands were recent discoveries for us, and have some excellent songs included in our Noise Pop podcasts. 9pm, $14.

And if you’re looking for something a little different, there’s a night of comedy at 12 Galaxies, featuring the very funny Dragon Boy Suede headlining with talented and eclectic batch of local performers, including Beth Lisick and Tara Jepson, Bucky Sinister, Kevin Munroe and Ali Wong. 8pm, $10, and all ages.