About Noise Pop Fest
San Francisco, CA
The Noise Pop Festival returns Tuesday, February 24th through Sunday, March 1st, 2009. This will be the most ambitious iteration of San Francisco's favorite indie music, arts and film festival yet. For our the 17th anniversary, Noise Pop 2008 will honor what's made it the best-loved celebration of indie music and culture since its humble birth in 1993. SInce then the festival has grown into a widely respected brand.
Noise Pop prides itself on bringing exposure to emerging artists, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim, including: White Stripes, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Bright Eyes, The Donnas, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) and Silversun Pickups. The festival has also featured underground music legends such as Bob Mould, X, Frank Black (of the Pixies), Sleater Kinney, and Television.
A sincere willingness to experiment over the years has yielded results like the Noise Pop Education Series, the Noise Pop Film Festival, gallery art shows and more. Returning for its third year, the Noise Pop Expo will feature two days of presenting a program that includes panel discussions, a local indie trunk sale, a rock poster show, special acoustic performances and more, all under one roof.