SF Popfest

Unfortunately The Hidden Cameras have had to cancel due to visa issues. The Botticellis have replaced them on the Sunday night Popfest show.

Indie pop fans better stay in town this Memorial Day weekend, because you won’t want to miss the 2009 San Francisco Popfest, taking place from May 21st-24th at a variety of city venues. With over thirty bands at six concerts, the fest features some of SF’s best indie pop groups (like Magic Bullets, The Hot Toddies and Still Flyin’) alongside a diverse international lineup of acts.

[audio:https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/04-the-book-is-closed.mp3] Magic Bullets – “The Book Is Closed”

[audio:https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/the_hot_toddies-html.mp3] The Hot Toddies – “HTML”

Personal favorites going in to the fest include Toronto’s The Hidden Cameras (making a rare solo performance), Austin’s Oh No Oh My and Seattle’s Tullycraft (who recently announced an indefinite hiatus from playing shows). The beauty of stacked bills like this, however, is the opportunity to discover new favorites and you can find videos and more info about the performing bands at the Popfest web site.

[audio:http://www.plusonemusic.net/albums/songs/ohnoohmy_02_OurMouthsWereWet.mp3] Oh No Oh My – “Our Mouths Were Wet”

[audio:http://www.tullycraftnation.com/mp3s/punks.mp3] Tullycraft – “The Punks Are Writing Love Songs”

Tickets are now on sale at SFPopfest.com, both for individual shows and for discount weekend passes.

Below is the full schedule for Popfest 2009:

Thursday, May 21

Suburban Kids with Biblical Names
Still Flyin’
Oh No Oh My
Pelle Carlberg

The Rickshaw Stop
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 door (All Ages)

Friday, May 22

The Hot Toddies
The Tartans
The Orange Peels
+ indiepop dancing until 2am

Annie’s Social Club
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 door (21+)

Saturday, May 23

Gregory Webster
Champagne Riot
Brilliant Colors
+ guest DJs from Big Pink Cake (Bristol, UK) and Hungry Beat (LA)

House of Shields
Doors: 3:00pm
Cost: $5 door (no pre-sale tickets) (21+)


Northern Portrait
My Teenage Stride
Magic Bullets
The Smittens 

The Rickshaw Stop
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 door (All Ages)

Sunday, May 24

Let’s Whisper (Colin Clary + Dana Kaplan both of The Smittens)
Pocketbooks (Dan and Emma of)
Gregory Webster
Antarctica Takes It!
Land of Ill Earthquakes
Apple Orchard

Acoustic Picnic Show at Dolores Park
1pm, Free, All Ages

Sunday, May 24

The Hidden Cameras (special solo performance)
The Botticellis (Just Added!)
Eux Autres
Dear Nora
Birds of California
Cheap Red

Café du Nord
Doors: 6:30pm
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 door (21+)