[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Noise_Pop_2010_2.mp3[/podcast] This week’s podcast offers up songs from eleven of the great bands performing during the 2010 Noise Pop Music Festival, which kicks off on today, February 23rd. If you missed last week’s preview mix, check it out here, and stay tuned all week for comprehensive coverage of Noise Pop 2010.

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About the bands:

Grass Widow (“To Where”) recently signed to Kill Rock Stars, with an album forthcoming in August. See them with P.E.E., True Widow, and Ovens on February 27th at Cafe Du Nord.

East Bay band The Splinters (“Mysterious”) have their debut full length, Kick, coming out in March. The band opens the February 24th Rickshaw Stop show with Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys and Free Energy.

Mist and Mast (“Burning Homes”) not long ago released their second album, Action at a Distance. They’ll be kicking off the February 24th Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender’s that also features Love is Chemicals and The Ian Fays.

San Diego’s Tape Deck Mountain (“Bat Lies”) perform at Noise Pop before touring down to South by Southwest. The band opens the February 25th show at Cafe Du Nord, also featuring Citay, Scout Niblett and Greg Ashley.

Local trio The Sandwitches (“Back to the Sea”) are about to head out on a cross-country tour. They’ll be at Cafe Du Nord on February 24th at a Gorilla vs. Bear co-presented show with Harlem, Best Coast and Young Prisms.

The Voidist is the third solo album from LA-based songwriter Imaad Wasif (“Priestess”). See Wasif with The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega, and Music For Animals at The Independent on February 27th.

San Jose’s The Mumlers (“Raise the Blinds”) put out an iTunes Session EP in January, featuring some signficantly reworked versions of songs from both of their albums. The band’s headlining a Noise Pop show with The Growlers, Sonny & the Sunsets and The Ferocious Few . The show’s at Cafe Du Nord on February 26th.

Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks (“Quiet Little Voices”) have a new EP called The Last Place You’ll Look, available at shows and digitally in early March. The band headlines at Slim’s on February 27th, with The Lonely Forest, Bear Hands and Tempo No Tempo.

Nashville duo Magic Wands (“Black Magic”) join Atlas Sound at a sold-out Great American Music Hall show on February 26th. Also playing are Geographer and Nice Nice.

The Magnetic Fields‘ (“We Are Having A Hootenanny”) latest album is the folk-pop collection Realism. Stephin Merritt and his band will be at the Fox Theater on February 27th and the Herbst Theater on March 1st, with Mark Eitzel opening both shows.

Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band (“The Sun Is Down!

[Cornelius Mix]”) will be playing Ono’s first Bay Area show in over fourteen years. The concert’s at the Fox Theater on February 23rd, with Deerhoof opening.