Looking back at Noise Pop 2012

In case you haven't already done so, here's one final reminder to check out all of our recent coverage of Noise Pop 2012 by clicking on the image above. We caught a ton of shows and saw a whole bunch of great music. Find out about all of it on our Noise Pop 2012 page!

Noise Pop 2012: Mac McCaughan, Sun Foot, Rachel Haden, Sasha Bell @ Swedish American Hall, 2/23/12

I probably don't even need to say how cool it was to see Mac McCaughan — leader of indie rock legends Superchunk and Portastatic, co-founder of Merge Records — in the intimate setting of the Swedish American Hall. McCaughan definitely played to the audience and the setting. He told us he was going to "try not to fuck it all up" before he got started, and was warm and friendly between songs, even taking some requests (though he did reply "Not gonna happen" when someone shouted out a tune that, well, wasn't going to happen, apparently). It was just Mac [...]

Noise Pop 2012: 'Re:Generation'

It’s that moment when Ray Manzarek, co-founding member and keyboardist of The Doors, yells at Skrillex to “pump the living shit out of it, man” that you realize you have never seen a music documentary, or expirement, quite like Re:Generation. Sponsored by the Grammys and Hyundai, Re:Generation pairs five DJs with a genre of music and artists from within that genre in order for each to make a unique collaborative song. Skrillex goes rock ‘n’ roll with the Doors in L.A; Mark Ronson goes jazz with the Dap-Kings, Zigaboo Modeliste, Erykah Badu,Trombone Shorty and Mos Def in New Orleans; legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier [...]

One week away: The Bay Bridged's FREE Noise Pop Happy Hour with Jel, James & Evander, Raleigh Moncrief!

Artwork by Luke Judd In addition to a full slate of concerts around the City, Noise Pop 20 also features the return of the nightly series of free Happy Hour concerts at Bender's, one of the Mission's finest establishments. We're excited to present the Happy Hour show on Friday, February 24th, featuring a slate of talented local electronic pop performers. It'll be the perfect way to kick off your Friday night! The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Jel James & Evander Raleigh Moncrief Friday, February 24th, 2012 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ RSVP on Facebook About the bands: [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Tuesday Preview

Over the next several days, we'll be running day-by-day previews of what to expect from the 2012 Noise Pop Music Festival. We're kicking off with a look at Tuesday's slate of shows. Date: Tuesday, February 21 Number of Noise Pop Shows: 3 shows, 10 performers Already Sold-Out: So Tuesday's Flaming Lips show is very, very sold out, and why wouldn't it be? To have a band that co-headlined Treasure Island playing their best record at Bimbo's is something pretty special. Tickets on Craigslist are going for upwards of $250, although it looks like folks are also proposing trades for Radiohead [...]

Tonight: Moheak Radio happy hour at the Noise Pop Up Shop features The Bye Bye Blackbirds and The Trophy Fire

The 2012 Noise Pop Up Shop calendar rolls right along with Moheak Radio's happy hour soiree this Thursday (7pm, $5, 18+). The four hour event will feature live sets from local groups The Bye Bye Blackbirds (8pm) and The Trophy Fire (9:30pm), as well as a DJ set by Moheak's own Mo Herms. A full bar and snacks will be available throughout the night, along with Pop Up Shop mainstays Soul Groove slinging their chicken and waffle sandwich goodness. Grab your tix here and listen to songs from both bands below.

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 - [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: Three Days at the Swedish American Hall!

We're excited to partner with the 2012 Noise Pop Music Festival to present three great days of shows at the Swedish American Hall, with a variety of terrific performers in a wonderful historic space. Get your tickets now! Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastatic, and Merge Records comes to the Swedish for a rare solo performance on Thursday, February 23rd (7pm, $15-17, 21+, Buy Tickets). He'll be joined by Portland's Sun Foot, as well as That Dog/The Rentals' Rachel Haden and The Essex Green's Sasha Bell. Superchunk - "Rope Light (acoustic live on WXDU)" Soggy Moggy by Sun Foot Former San [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) 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. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]

'Noise Pop Photo Retrospective' opening reception with Plastic Villains, Cool Ghouls @ BotH 2/7/12

Ready for another Noise Pop party before the music kicks off February 16th? Yes! Yes you are. On Tuesday, February 7th Bottom of the Hill hosts an opening reception for the Noise Pop Photo Retrospective (6-9pm, Free, 21+), a visual look at the previous 19 years of one of the Bay's most influential and important musical events. Everything that helped mold the festival into what it is today - the musicians, the fans, the venues - will be featured, thanks to these photographers who caught it all: Eduardo Acorda, Marlu Aufmuth, Jeanne Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, Charlie Homo, Sheila Menezes, Paige [...]

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