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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Noise Pop and Finger On The Pulse are proud to present Noisette, an afternoon of food and music at the Speakeasy Brewery on Saturday, August 4th, 2012.

Pairing our love of independent music and cuisine, Noisette will feature a food lineup of eight up and coming chefs from San Francisco restaurants accompanied by an equally delicious musical lineup. Each chef will create a signature tasting dish that all festival attendees will get to enjoy.

The Bands
The Dodos
Pillowfight (featuring Dan The Automator, Emily Wells & Kid Koala)
Craft Spells
Taken By Trees
DJ Sets by Nanosaur, Snacky Tunes, & Chad Salty

The Chefs
Adam Dulye, The Monk's Kettle & Abbot's Cellar
Jason Fox,Commonwealth
Dennis Lee, Namu Gaji
Ian Marks, The Beast And The Hare
Ryan Pollnow, flour + water
Mike Selvera, Bar Crudo
Arthur Wall, Garçon!
Blair Warsham, GraffEats
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous Ice Cream

General admission tickets include admission from 1pm–5pm, eight tasting portions from the participating chefs, ice cream from Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, music all afternoon and access to the Speakeasy cash bar.

VIP tickets include everything mentioned in general admission plus early entry(12pm-1pm), Speakeasy Beer for the first hour, a fish butchering demo from Bar Crudo and a special DJ set from Snacky Tunes.

EARLY BIRD AND VIP TICKETS ARE NOW ONSALE IN LIMITED SUPPLY!

For tickets, and more information please visit our website at noisette.noisepop.com

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

You can now purchase 2012 merchandise through our online store. Get yourself a hoodie, a t-shirt or tote bag featuring this year’s logo designed by Shepard Fairey. You can also purchase our set of postcards featuring all 20 years of artwork (1993–2012) from Clare Rojas, Jason Munn, Jesse LeDoux, Frank Kozik, and more...

Also available for purchase is the 2012 festival poster and a special 20th Anniversary poster designed by Jason Munn and Lil Tuffy that features every artist to ever play Noise Pop, as well as our limited edition silkscreened 20th Anniversary print, designed and signed by Shepard Fairey.

And if a messenger bag or iPhone case are more your cup of tea (we have those too!) check out our line of 20th Anniversary commemorative merchandise made on-demand and powered by Zazzle. All purchases are shipped within 24 hours, visit zazzle.com/noisepop»

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The Flaming Lips at Bimbo's 365 Club on February 21, 2012. Photo by Charlie Homo.

What an incredible week! Actually, what an incredible month! Our mind and bodies are still recovering from the cultural gauntlet we went through, and yet we're still ready for more. For now though, we want to take a minute to show our appreciation to all the different groups who made this year's festival possible:

Thank you to all the Noise Pop festival goers, without your support and attendance we wouldn’t be able to do this. You've stood behind us for 20 years and we hope to repay that with another 20 years of great independent culture.

Thank you to all the artists and venues that work with us each year. Your talent and hospitality are the foundation of this festival and we’re humbled to work with such a passionate group of musicians and music lovers. And to our sponsors, we could not bring the festival to life without your ongoing support.

Finally, an enormous thanks to all our staff and volunteers who keep things running smooth and on time. You can sleep now.

For an ongoing wrap up of the festival you can find our photo galleries here and reviews here.

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We are very regretful to report that Big Freedia had to cancel her show for this Saturday, February 25th at Public Works due to a medical emergency. In its place, Hard French presents the Big Queer Noise Pop Dance Party, showcasing the best of SF's underground queer parties. Come shake your Azz to soul, bounce, and booty rap from some of the finest local DJs, artists, and dancers.

Hard French presents
Big Queer Noise Pop Dance Party
featuring:
DJ Bus Station John (Tubesteak Connection)
Doc Sleep (Dial Up)
Live performance by Double Duchess and Vogue & Tone
more DJs to be announced!

Public Works
161 Erie Street, San Francisco
10 pm–3 am
$6 tix at door
$1 vodka shooters from 10-11 pm!

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Badges are sold out, tons of shows are sold out—ow what? Thrillcall has access to the tickets you want. Not only can you purchase tickets to Atlas Sound, Wye Oak and waaay more, but they're also giving away tickets to the hottest Noise Pop shows everyday. Download the iPhone app here and view the tutorial on the app here.

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Thrillcall's got a golden ticket—the last pair of Flaming Lips tickets. Download the app and enter to win.

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Tomorrow, Tuesday Feb. 21st at 10 am turn your radio dial to 88.5 KQED for Forum with Michael Krasny. Very special guests Bob Mould, Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) and festival co-executive producer Jordan Kurland will stop by to discuss Noise Pop’s 20 years of championing independent music. Call in with your own questions at 866-SF-Forum (733-6786)

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Noise Pop is proud to announce our line of 20th Anniversary commemorative merchandise made on-demand and powered by Zazzle. Head on over to the site to pick up a messenger bag, mug, keychain, iPhone case and more, all featuring the 20th Anniversary design which was created by Shepard Fairey. Purchases are shipped within 24 hours, just in time for you to be dudded up for next week! Visit zazzle.com/noisepop

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

With everything going on this year you’ll need some sort of reference to keep your Noise Pop schedule in order. Fortunately the folks at Greencopper have got you covered with the 2012 Noise Pop Festival iPhone app. This beautifully designed app is constantly being updated and features the entire Noise Pop schedule, artist bios, venue information, social network connection, maps, and more. We’ll also be uploading festival photos as we go, so be sure to check in with that. The free Noise Pop 2012 app can be downloaded in the iTunes App Store here»

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.


Big Freedia

Noise Pop Culture Club celebrates the creative process with a series of talks and hands-on workshops from visionary artists in the fields of music, film, art, design, food and technology. You don’t want miss this very unique and intimate day of events!

Featured guests, presentations and exhibitions include:

Big Freedia Bounce Session
Vincent Moon petites planètes nomadic film journey
Aaron Rose & Syd Garon on Art + Animation + Film
Johnny Jewel on scoring; Glass Candy; Chromatics and DIY art
Dubspot Ableton Live workshop
Re:Generation Music Project with Zigaboo Modeliste from The Meters
Seagate Remix Lounge
BAMM.TV Musical Yearbook
SCORED - Explorations of Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon
The Bold Italic’s Sensory Delights
Isotope Comics live illustration
Art by Teebs (Brainfeeder) Grimes, Italians Do It Better

Presented by Seagate
NOISE POP CULTURE CLUB
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Public Works
161 Erie Street, San Francisco
11:30AM–6:30PM / $10 / 21+

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Andrew Bird: Fever Year

Noise Pop is excited to announce our new Film Series Pass which grants entrance to all of the films being screened during the Festival. From Upside Down: The Creation Records Story to Andrew Bird: Fever Year, each Noise Pop Film explores the subject of music with a distinct voice and fresh perspective. Check out all of the films (many featuring Q&A's with the directors and other special guests) for just $30!

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Our sister site, Do415, has teamed up with Thrillist to offer up one of the most mouth-watering prize packages that we’ve ever seen. One lucky winner and a guest will receive Platinum festival badges, round-trip airfare on Southwest to Austin, 5 nights at a hotel, 3 Thrillist-curated meals, a limited-edition Fender guitar and amp, a Premium Spotify membership, and VIP access to both Thrillist & Do512's Epic SXSW Parties. Enter here»

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Noise Pop has now confirmed all the dynamic screenings that explore the intersection of music and film. The lineup includes Andrew Bird: Fever Year, his risk and reward for being an undeniable creative force; Hit So Hard, the pull-no-punches portrait of the hell-and-back life of Patty Schemel drummer from Hole; Bob and the Monster, an enthralling documentary on Thelonious Monster’s Bob Forrest; Upside Down: The Creation Records Story, on the famed UK label’s majestic and debauched period of Oasis, Sugar, Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Ride and more; Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, on the bittersweet story of Morphine singer Mark Sandman; Re:Generation, 5 DJs re-imagining traditional music styles; N.A.S.A The Spirit of Apollo; the making of the sonically and visually stunning 'dream' album - Purchase tickets HERE.

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This year we are opening a Pop Up Shop in The Bold Italic Headquarters at 34 Page Street. With the help of several key partners, we are turning the space into a veritable den of wonder. Nearly every night will have a different partner, who will each bring their own unique programming: graffEats is offering up a Valentine's Day dinner that pairs food, drink, music and film together. Mission Mission will bring two nights of Berlin style ping pong, American Tripps. Our House Records are hosting a brunch show that revolves around electronic beats and delicious bloody marys. Kata Rokkar will host the comedy and music variety show, Snob Theater. And SF Weekly and Ears of the Beholder are both hosting Happy Hours with special musical performances. For the full schedule, visit the Noise Pop-Up page.

Opening night party on February 2nd—come out, see the space and then go home and cancel all of your evening plans in February.

Noise Pop-Up Shop is presented by Stoli.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Noise Pop is proud to announce two more shows to our already stellar lineup:

Atlas Sound at Bimbo’s 365 Club on Saturday, February 25th.

Papercuts and Sonny & The Sunsets (Co-Headline) at The Independent, Wednesday, February 22nd. Papercuts will be celebrating the re-issue of their second album, Mockingbird, coming out Feb 14 (first time on vinyl!)

Individual tickets for both shows will go on-sale Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 10am PST. Tickets to Flaming Lips and Bob Mould are sold out but you can still buy a Festival Badge to gain access to those shows and many more!

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Noise Pop is proud to announce the following additional headliners to the 2012 festival lineup: The Flaming Lips perform The Soft Bulletin; Bob Mould plays Copper Blue, Sleigh Bells and Mac McCaughan of Superchunk (solo); We've also added Two Gallants; Class Actress (pre-party at Cal Academy of Science); The Fresh & Onlys; Release The Sunbird; Noise Pop reunion show featuring Overwhelming Colorfast, Oranger, Slouching Stars (members of Carlos) and Peppercorn.

Also featuring support from Big Sleep, Maus Haus, Exray's, Shannon & the Clams, and Sister Crayon.

Tickets for the Bob Mould and Sleigh Bells shows will go on-sale Friday, January 13th at 10am PST.

Tickets for all other above show additions will go on-sale this coming Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10am PST.

Badges that include a ticket to the Flaming Lips show are onsale NOW in limited supply.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Don't forget—Jan 6th is the last day to apply to play Noise Pop! You can submit your music here at Sonicbids.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Noise Pop 2012 is pleased to announce the following additions to the festival's lineup: Dirty Ghosts with Bare Wires and Chapter 24 at Brick & Mortar Music Hall; The Soft Pack at Café du Nord; Wye Oak at the Independent; Big Freedia at Public Works; The Dodos with Au at Great American Music Hall.

For show dates, and ticket information please scroll down.

February 23, 2012
DIRTY GHOSTS
Bare Wires, Chapter 24
Brick & Mortar Music Hall

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February 23, 2012
THE SOFT PACK
Café du Nord

BUY TICKETS


February 24, 2012
WYE OAK
The Independent

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February 25, 2012
BIG FREEDIA
Public Works

BUY TICKETS


February 26, 2012
THE DODOS
Au
Great American Music Hall

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Also added to the Noise Pop 2012 lineup are Tyler Lyle, 20 Minute Loop, Brilliant Colors, Yalls, and Carlos Forster. Tickets to these and all other announced shows are available on the festival website.

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Starting Monday we'll be kicking off our version of the 12 Days of Christmas with the 12 Days of Noise Pop on Facebook!

To get into the spirit of giving, every single day we'll be giving away a pair of tickets to a Noise Pop 2012 show through a daily contest. Be sure to like us to get the daily contest in your news feeds right when we post it.

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The pre-sale has ended and general Noise Pop 2012 badges are on sale now. General badges grant the pass holder access to all general admission (non-seated) concerts, films, happy hours, Culture Club and other events during the festival. Passes are limited in quantity and will sell out, so be sure to buy early before they all get snatched up. To purchase a Noise Pop badge please click here.

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In case you missed the big announcement on Tuesday, Surfer Blood, are one of the early confirmations for Noise Pop's 20th anniversary (February 21-26, 2012). The excitement is tangible so we thought we'd point you guys to the latest feather in the Surfer Blood cap. NPR chose Surfer Blood's "I'm Not Ready" as their song of the day. Listen here»

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For more photos, visit the Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Photo Album, presented by Seagate.

Noise Pop turns 20 this year. Where did the time go? We can hardly believe it ourselves. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate in style and as such have put together a fantastic collection of bands. There'll be plenty more additions to come, but for now you can get excited about indie mainstays such as Built to Spill, Archers of Loaf (played NP in 1997!), Cursive (played NP in 2001!) and Imperial Teen (played NP in 1999!). We've also included some genre-bending acts to the lineup including: Die Antwoord, Budos Band and Grimes. Check out the first leg of the lineup here.

More bands will be announced soon, along with more information about our Film Series, Pop Up Shop, the return of Culture Club and much more. In the meantime browse around the site: buy your Early Bird Badges NOW (they are in limited supply and include entrance to the Die Antwoord show) start to create your schedule, check out the history page and see all the bands who've played Noise Pop over our 20 year span. And of course, before we leave you to wander into our 20th anniversary site we'd like to thank Shepard Fairey for lending his talents to this year's artwork.