Friday, March 1

awakebutstillinbed @ Thee Parkside
Crowned the best thing in local music by the festival organizers themselves during our year-end roundup last year, catch this band that’s unapologetically emo and unapologetically from San Jose.

Noise Pop Happy Hour with Drew Banga @ Bender’s
The tireless local producer puts his performer hat on for a Noise Pop Happy Hour, hosted by San Francisco’s Text Me Records and backed by other acts on the local label.

Vagabon, Boy Scouts, Sucker Crush @ Swedish American Hall
You won’t regret this night of soul-bearing songwriters in a gorgeous old building.

Yuna, Nicotine, Astu @ The UC Theatre
If you’re running a little low on fuel from a nonstop Noise Pop week, unwind with some soothing R&B with new innovators of the genre.

Club Chai @ Public Works
In a swiftly-homogenizing Bay, we need collectives like Club Chai. Celebrate three years of the local dance party and arts-enabling organization that get the word out on diverse art initiatives.

Saturday, March 2

Princess Nokia @ The UC Theatre
Not just the artist Ariana’s accused of biting off — the loud, proud rapper brings her rapid-fire delivery to Noise Pop on Saturday night.

Ben Morrison @ Bottom of the Hill
Just after premiering the new video for “Old Technology,” the Brother Comatose starts in on a solo career at Bottom of the Hill.

Tommy Guerrero @ Art Boutiki
The legendary SF skater switches over to the music side of his life, which he’s been doing for almost as long.

Sunday, March 3

Laura Veirs, Zelma Stone @ Swedish American Hall
Laura’s great, but we’re in this for local opener Zelma Stone who are currently booking gigs left and right and taking names.

Daughters @ The Independent
Organized noise is the name of the game for the Rhode Island quartet that’s come roaring back in recent years.

Shook Twins, Rainbow Girls @ Mystic Theater
Get folky in the North Bay with Portland’s Shook Twins, supported by Sebastopol’s Rainbow Girls.