Date: Friday, March 1st
Number of Noise Pop shows: 11 shows, 38 bands
Already Sold-Out: Rogue Wave @ Bottom of the Hill, Diiv @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall; Toro y Moi @ The Independent
Check These Shows Out: Before venturing off to your Friday night festival destination, check out our own Happy Hour with Golden Void, Wild Moth, and DSTVV at Bender’s Bar (5pm, free, 21+). In the true rowdy nature of Bender’s, our bill consists of some serious volume. Headlining is who we’ve named “the Bay Area’s most exciting new psych band,” Golden Void, and support comes from the hardcore-influenced, melodic post-punk band Wild Moth. We’re especially excited to present the live show of DTSVV, a band our blogging staff is really excited about.
Califone, Radar Bros, Dana Falconberry, Black Whales @ Cafe du Nord: Americana legends Califone return to the Bay Area for one of the festival’s strongest folk lineups. Check out Dana Falconberry – on Antenna Farm Records, the female singer-songwriter has a gentle, yet illustrious approach to the rural folk genre, and has opened for the likes of Okkervil River and Father John Misty.
The Thermals, Dirty Ghosts, The She’s, Ev Kain @ Rickshaw Stop: Let’s face it. The Thermals never put on a boring show. Tip-toeing on the borders of indie rock and punk, the three-piece will definitely be sharing new material from their upcoming 2013 Thrill Jockey release, Desperate Ground. The remainder of the bill, which is ALL local, includes the energizing pop of Dirty Ghosts and young veterans The She’s.
Not A Concert: Well, sort of. 1015 Folsom will be hosting Scene Unseen II, a night of DJ sets from Toro y Moi and Washed out, and just a few live acts (including Take, Yalls and Young Magic) for those looking for a break from the conventional Noise Pop show, or for a post-concert after-party. The event is free, but be sure to RSVP and prepare for the long line.