Noise Pop 2012: Saturday/Sunday Preview

Date: Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 38 bands Already Sold-Out: Hopefully you already got tickets if you wanted to see Surfer Blood's hooky fuzz-pop, and, given that the band's next album is on a major, they might never play an Independent-sized venue again. Meanwhile, Atlas Sound's touring behind the excellent Parallax, joining SF's Seventeen Evergreen and others at Bimbo's. Atlas Sound – “Te Amo” Check These Shows Out: The Dodos always deliver great live shows, and Sunday night, they'll be closing Noise Pop atop a very strong bill. They're well-paired with [...]

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. Here's the second of two mixtapes showcasing music from artists performing at Noise Pop this year. You can listen to the first mixtape here. To find out when all of these acts are performing, check out the complete schedule of Noise Pop events. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Tracklisting: 1. Bare Wires - "Wanna Fight" (Start Time: 0:00) 2. FIDLAR - [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Atlas Sound, Geographer, Magic Wands, Nice Nice @ GAMH

Photos by: Nicole Browner As Noise Pop 2010 entered its closing weekend, packing or selling out many high profile venues in the city, badge holders, photographers, and various press folk were confronted with all kinds of competing choices. Friday and Saturday's lineups featured a smattering of sterling singer songwriters (John Vanderlice, Mirah / Thao, Laura Gibson, Mark Kozelek), including a murkier permutation of this breed in Atlas Sound, the solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox. Cox's musical and personal backstory continues to elicit attention concerning his dual persona as introverted bedroom recording recluse and front man for one of the [...]

Brace yourself for Noise Pop 2010: partial lineup announced; badges now on sale

The preliminary lineup for the annual Noise Pop Festival is official, with big names Atlas Sound, The Magnetic Fields, and Four Tet. The festival will span the week of February 23 to March 1, and will continue the tradition of hosting arts and music industry related events to supplement the seven nights of live music including Industry Noise and film showing. Local acts booked thus far include John Vanderslice, Rogue Wave, Wallpaper, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek, and The Limousines, the last of whom opened Treasure Island Day 2 this year, and are featured in the second round of footage [...]

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