Noise Pop 2014 is upon us! As per usual, there are many excellent shows to choose from during the annual Noise Pop festival; some are already sold out, and buying a badge will be the only way in at this point.
If you are still looking to add to your event schedule during Noise Pop, however, here are some recommendations. As a reminder, there are plenty of free events to check out as well.
To fully prepare for the entire week of Noise Pop festivities, check out our playlist of 50 bands playing this year’s festival.
Wednesday, February 26th:
- Papercuts, Vetiver, the Donkeys, EDJ, vinyl DJ selections from Britt Govea at the Chapel — showcase for new record label Easy Sound Recording Company
- The Fresh & Onlys, Cool Ghouls, Sandy’s, Luke Sweeney at Brick & Mortar — since Tim Cohen is now back in SF
- Matthew Dear presents Audion Live: Subvertical at the Regency Ballroom — new live visual show
Thursday, February 27th:
- Bottomless Pit, Kinski, Vir, Wild Moth at Bottom of the Hill — Wild Moth totally ruled our Noise Pop happy hour last year
- Com Truise, Phantoms, Kauf, DJ Dials at Mezzanine — should be a major dance party
Friday, February 28th:
- Our very own Noise Pop happy hour with Future Twin, Cocktails, and Blood Sister at Bender’s! Don’t miss it!
- No Age, Hindu Pirates, Dune Rats, Creative Adult at Bottom of the Hill — No Age should not disappoint, and they’re backed by some excellent bands
- Sonny & the Sunsets, Sean Keane (comedian), Penny Machine at the Hemlock — just added; should be unique and intimate, and Sean Keane is hilarious
Saturday, March 1st:
- No Age, Cheatahs, GRMLN, Straight Crimes at Brick & Mortar — if you can’t make No Age on Friday, see them on Saturday instead, because they’re backed by just as many excellent bands yet again
- Mikal Cronin, Blood Sister, Old Light, Vertical Scratchers at the Chapel — Mikal Cronin was so fantastic at the 2013 Bay Brewed, and should be no less impressive for Saturday’s Noise Pop show
- An evening with Mark Kozelek at Great American Music Hall — he’s supporting a new album, Benji, which has been garnering some serious critical acclaim
Sunday, March 2nd:
- ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records’ film screening at Artists’ Television Access — a documentary about LA’s Stones Throw Records, including lots of rare concert footage and exclusive interviews with the likes of Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Madlib, Common, Questlove, and more