Noise Pop 2010: Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters @ Rickshaw Stop

Photos by: Rachel Keenan Thankfully, the rain dissipated to welcome the first proper full slate evening of Noise Pop acts. It's always a bit of transition to slip into "festival" mode, where four band bills can test the weariness of your legs and ears, not to mention your liver. The sets can be a bit shorter, if not strategic, but the discovery of a new bff band is always looming. Although the room was slowly filling up, it was fitting to hear a pocket of natural reverb grace the harmony-driven 60s basement pop of the The Splinters, who hail from [...]

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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