Videos of Noise Pop 2011: The Soft Moon, Geographer, Best Coast and more I had a particularly hard time as a photographer during Noise Pop this year. An attentive audience can get a little agitated by a person, credentialed or not, holding a camera up for an entire song. But just remember -- in the time it took that song to start and end, someone captured something tangible for later reminiscing. captured some of the memories of Noise Pop 2011 in live footage for the Noise Pop YouTube channel for your endless reminiscing pleasure, including this Geographer clip, and sets from Best Coast and Dan Deacon. We also came across some [...]

Looking back at Noise Pop 2011: a guide to all of our photos and reviews from this year’s festivities

Another Noise Pop Festival has come and gone, but you can look back at the shows you missed and the shows you saw with our widespread festival coverage. Below, you'll find a cheat sheet to all of our festival reviews and photo essays, as well as a new gallery of shots taken by Charlie Homo and Paige Parsons, two of our wonderful photographers who caught a variety of Noise Pop shows. We'd like to offer our sincerest thanks to all of our tireless writers and photographers, without whom this wouldn't have been possible. Thanks also to everyone at Noise Pop. [...]

Noise Pop: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Shannon and the Clams, Jake Mann & The Upper Hand, Wet Illustrated

Photos by: Nicole Browner A big thanks to everyone who attended our Happy Hour show on Friday! Thanks as well to all three bands, Noise Pop and Bender's for putting together a really fun time. Enjoy these shots from the show! Shannon and the Clams Jake Mann & The Upper Hand Wet Illustrated

Noise Pop begins today: the fest’s organizers talk about new additions in 2011 and pick some shows to watch

The 2011 Noise Pop Festival begins today, taking over a number of SF venues over the next six days for a celebration of the best in independent music. This year's festival is the nineteenth annual, the sort of number that stands as a remarkable sustained achievement. By now, Noise Pop is a Bay Area indie rock institution, something expected every February, but the festival's organizers are continuing to push its boundaries too. Speaking to the continually evolving notion of the Noise Pop sound, Producer Stacy Horne remarked via phone that, "We want to keep it fresh and have exciting new [...]

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Recommended at Noise Pop, 2/22-2/23: Merge Records bands, Admiral Radley/Typhoon, Dirty Ghosts, and more

We'll be offering our Noise Pop picks over the next several days. Then, as the festival proceeds, our writers and photographers will be reporting back from a whole bunch of Noise Pop events. Looking forward to something in particular? Let us know in the comments. Cafe Du Nord hosts a mostly Merge Records showcase on Wednesday night (8pm, $15), with resurgent indie pop pioneers Versus joining The Love Language and Telekinesis. The last band recently released 12 Desperate Straight Lines, a super-catchy album borne out of Michael Benjamin Lerner finding himself last July "with no band, a case of vertigo, [...]

Noise Pop Pop Up Shop starts today at Fifty24SF

Beep – Robopup (Elephant & Castle Remix) (via Mapzzz) SHES GOT EVRYTHNG by blackbird blackbird Although the Noise Pop Festival doesn't take place for another three weeks, Noise Pop and Upper Playground are hosting a month-long Pop Up Shop at Fifty24SF. During the daytime, the shop will serve as an art gallery and merch store, but on over a dozen evenings during February, there will be live music performances, video screenings, food tastings and more. With only a few exceptions, prices generally range from free to cheap; check out the full schedule for all of the details. This week's shop [...]

The latest on Noise Pop 2011: new shows, more local bands added to the fest

Royal Baths - "After Death" Nobunny - "Blow Dumb" The Burnt Ones - "All Right (Sha-La-La)" Have you been following the Noise Pop 2011 schedule as closely as we have? No? Well, here are some of the latest additions in the month since we last checked in... A bunch of new shows have been added to fill out the calendar, including: - Ben Gibbard at the Great American Music Hall on 2/27 - "A Night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson" at the Great American Music Hall on 2/25 - Geographer headlining at The Independent on 2/23 - Battlehooch and [...]

First batch of Noise Pop 2011 performers announced: Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, How To Dress Well, Best Coast, Wavves and more

How To Dress Well ‒ "Ready for the World" Telekinesis – “Car Crash” Best Coast & Wavves – "Got Something For You" Early bird badges are now on sale for Noise Pop 2011, and the festival has announced the nineteenth annual fest's first performers: Best Coast Dan Deacon Ensemble Daniel Martin Moore How To Dress Well Max Bemis Ted Leo (Solo) Telekinesis The Concretes The Stone Foxes Versus Voxhaul Broadcast Wavves Yo La Tengo Consider us excited. Two additional pieces of the initial announcement also have us intrigued. One is the Noise Pop Culture Club, a two-day daytime art/film/street fair/show [...]

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