Though it seems that Noise Pop 2010 makes us wait for big headliners until the weekend, the first night of venue shows truly embraces the theme of this year’s festival: local support on every level, with booking selections from SF’s biggest headliners, to up-and-coming bands marketing their new material.
One of San Francisco’s finest indie rock staples Rogue Wave headlines Wednesday, and combining the hometown fandom with the limited capacity of Bottom of the Hill, it is no surprise that the show quickly sold out. But lucky ticketholders should be provided gratifying results. Getting closer and closer to their March 2 release, Rogue Wave intends to shock listeners with the sudden moves on Permalight, setting their pace faster with a more tremendous energy than ever (as told in the recording teaser posted last month). The packed bill also includes the similarly electrifying Man/Miracle, Sacramento’s Two Sheds and Princeton — from LA and highly likely to contain a pair of twins — who doesn’t adore a good looking pair of twins? And furthermore, who doesn’t love Daytrotter sessions?