Best Coast Wavves, No Age, Dan Deacon and more are all set to play this weekend at the Noise Pop Music Festival in San Francisco. Dubbed as "San Francisco's most awesomest annual music festival" by Fader magazine, Noise Pop is a torch bearer of noisy indie pop music.
The 2011 Noise Pop Festival has announced a fairly detailed line up at this point. Recent additions include Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson (with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz), Kid Koala, Film School (with Apex Manor, Gregory & the Hawk and Melted Toys) Admiral Radley and Young Prisms.
Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on Noise Pop 2011, as well as video coverage from the last festival and many others.
Noise Pop tickets are still available for most events, and you can check out a schedule of what's going to happen and when. Noise Pop General Badges are still available for $150 - $160.
The festival will go down on Feb. 22 - 27 at places like The Bottom Of The Hill, Bimbo's, and Great American Music Hall. For those buying tickets instead of badges, you should know that shows by Ben Gibbard, Alexi Murdoch, and Dan Deacon have sold out. Noise Pop badge holders can get into any sold out show.
Noise Pop started in 1993 as a one night deal with 5 bands in a small club, but has grown over time to include multiple days, multiple locations, film screenings, panels, and art. It has played host the Flaming Lips doing a boombox experiment, Frank Black and the Catholics doing Pixies songs, Death Cab For Cutie, 16 Deluxe, and more. They even tried to spawn a sister Noise Pop in Chicago in 2000.