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Noise Pop 2012

Noise Pop Music Festival 2012

February 21 - 26
San Francisco, California, USA

The Noise Pop Music Festival is a torch bearer of noisy indie pop that has been around for over a decade. Tickets and badges for all events are on sale now. The Noise Pop lineup for 2012 has been announced, you can check it out below. Recent additions to the lineup include The Flaming Lips performing The Soft Bulletin in full and Bob Mould with the classic from his band Sugar: Copper Blue.


Pop Before Noise Pop with the SF Beer Week Opening Celecbration, complete with over 60 Northern California breweries live music curated by the Noise Pop Music Festival:the Slow Motion Cowboys, Tiny Television and The Human Condition. It takes place on Feb. 10 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. FIND OUT MORE


Check out the Noise Pop pre-party at Academy of Sciences on Feb. 16 with lass Actress, Painted Palms (DJ Set) and Epicsauce DJs. Tickets are available now.




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. Noise Pop bands include the Flaming Lips doing a boombox experiment, Frank Black and the Catholics doing Pixies songs, Death Cab For Cutie, 16 Deluxe, and more.


The Noise Pop Film Series is now taking submissions at


Noise Pop Podcast

There's a Noise Pop podcast, and it includes music from Noise Pop bands like M83, Surfer Blood, Twin Sister, Dum Dum Girls and more. Find out more.


Noise Pop 2012 Tickets

Noise Pop tickets are now on sale, and Noise Pop festival badges are also available.


Noise Pop Video

Check out the Noise Pop Festival Video Channel on the Spacelab Media Player for performances from the show.

Noise Pop 2012 Lineup (Music)

The Flaming Lips

Atlas Sound


Sonny & The Sunsets
Built to Spill
Sleigh Bells
Bob Mould
Archers of Loaf
Die Antwoord
Porter Robinson
Surfer Blood
The Dodos
Wye Oak
Matthew Dear
Craig Finn
Veronica Falls
Imperial Teen
Budos Band
Christie Front Drive
The Soft Pack
Jolie Holland
John Vanderslice
Big Freedia
Two Gallants
Lra Veirs & The Hall of Flames
Lra Veirs & the Tumble Bees
The Fresh and Onlys
Release the Sunbird
Dirty Ghosts
bare wires
Big Tree
Born Gold
Brilliant Colors
Carlos Forster
Mount Moriah
Sad Baby Wolf
20 Minute Loop
Tyler Lyle
Virgin Islands
Sea of Bees
Giggle Party
Chains Of Love
Hard French
Melted Toys
Tambo Rays
The Lonely Forest
The Big Sleep
Will Sprott of The Mumlers
Great Apes
Sister Crayon
Slouching Stars
Overwhelming Colorfast
Cannons and Clouds
Cate Le Bon
Chapter 24
Double Duchess
Shannon and The Clams
Ms Haus
Young Mammals
Jonah Matranga
Emily Jane White
Ash Reiter
Bird By Snow


More to be announced ...
Who would you like to see in the lineup?


Noise Pop 2012 Lineup (Film Festival)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 & Thursday, February 23, 2012 Re:Generation Music Project AMC Loews Metreon 16 $11.50 / 8:00PM


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Bob and the Monster ATA 7:00PM


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Hit So Hard ATA $10 / 9:00PM

Friday, February 24, 2012 Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story Q&A with the filmmakers Robert G. Bralver, Jeff Broadway and David Ferino after the screening
San Francisco Premiere Roxie Theater


Saturday, February 25, 2012 Upside Down: The Creation Records Story San Francisco Premiere Roxie Theater

Who would you like to see in the lineup?
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