Noise Pop isn’t like those music festivals taking place on farms, city parks or at polo clubs where performances by a zillion or so artists and bands are spread out over multiple stages. Instead, Noise Pop keeps it real by incorporating local venues into the mix, turning the annual event into a citywide affair.
Scheduled for Feb. 22-27, here is how Noise Pop is shaping up so far. Unless otherwise noted, all venues are in San Francisco.
Feb. 22: Yo La Tengo at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
Feb. 23: Versus and Telekinesis at Café Du Nord and Dan Deacon at the Rickshaw Stop.
Feb. 24: Ted Leo performs solo at Bottom Of the Hill, The Stone Foxes take over the Independent and Daniel Martin Moore plays Café Du Nord.
Feb. 25: The Concretes at Rickshaw Stop.
Feb. 26: Max Bemis at Bottom Of The Hill, How To Dress Well with Dominant Legs at Café Du Nord and Best Coast and Waves at The Regency Ballroom.
Expect more artists to be announced.
Tickets in the form of badges providing entry to all Noise Pop events go on sale Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. PST. Early Bird Badges priced at $125 are currently on sale with each purchase including a free festival T-shirt. For more information, click here for the Noise Pop website.