Noise Pop & Finger On The Pulse Present: Noisette

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.


For tickets, and more information please visit our website at

Noise Pop 2012 Merch now available

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»

Thank You!

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.

Big Freedia show cancelled; Hard French presents the Big Queer Noise Pop Dance Party

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
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!

Download the Thrillcall app for tickets to sold out shows!

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Win Flaming Lips tickets with Thrillcall!

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Bob Mould, Wayne Coyne on Forum, KQED 88.5 fm – tomorrow at 10am

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)

Noise Pop 2012 Merch Store

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

The Noise Pop 2012 Festival App

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»

Noise Pop Culture Club Schedule Announced!

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
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Public Works
161 Erie Street, San Francisco
11:30AM–6:30PM / $10 / 21+