While the opening night of Noise Pop 2010 appears unassuming on the surface, the two events of Tuesday evening are rather substantial, and definitely not to be missed.

Kicking off a week’s worth of free events, the Noise Pop opening night party will take place at Benders Bar, as presented by Diesel and Live105. The party will feature the outrageous Har Mar Superstar and requires no money for entry or alcohol, but does require that you pick up a special Diesel T-shirt beforehand and wear it to the party. Complete details here. The party will go from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, and you have to be 21+ years old to get in. Combining free alcohol with Bender’s hip space and the crazy theatrics of Har Mar? This evening is going to be quite the ruckus, to say the least.

[audio:http://radioexile.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Har_Mar_Superstar_Tall_Boy.mp3] Har Mar Superstar -“Tall Boy”

Afterwards, a very special event awaits Noise Pop attendees at Oakland’s Fox Theater, featuring some unique and historic guests. Yoko Ono and her Plastic Ono Band (with Cornelius, Yuka Honda, and Sean Lennon) will be performing in the Bay Area for the first time in over 14 years. That’s THE Yoko Ono, the legendary avant-garde musician with decades of performance behind her, playing with a group of like-minded talent that includes her own son. The local art-rockers of Deerhoof will open the show, which begins at 8:00 pm (doors at 7:00) and costs $39.50. All ages are invited.

[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Giga_Dance_160.mp3] Deerhoof – “Giga Dance”