The West Coast's Premier Independent Music, Film, and Arts Festival
Returns To Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary
February 27 – March 4, 2007, San Francisco, CA

CONFIRMED ACTS (in alphabetical order):

AUTOLUX @ The Independent on 3/2
THE BLACK ANGELS @ The Independent on 3/1
CLINIC @ The Independent on 3/3
EARLIMART @ The Independent on 3/3
FRENCH KICKS @ Slims on 2/29>
HELLA @ Bottom Of The Hill 2/28
JOHN VANDERSLICE @ The Independent 2/28
JOLIE HOLLAND @ The Fillmore 3/2
JOSH RITTER @ Swedish American Music Hall on 2/28
MACROMANTICS @ Bottom Of The Hill on 2/28
MIDLAKE @ Bottom Of The Hill on 3/4
POP LEVI @ Bottom Of The Hill on 2/28
RICHARD SWIFT @ Café Du Nord 2/28
SEA WOLF @ The Independent on 3/3
SEBADOH (featuring the original lineup) @ GAMH on 2/28
SO MANY DYNAMOS @ Great American Music Hall on 3/3
TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS @ Great American Music Hal on 3/3
VIC CHESNUTT @ Swedish American on 3/2
WILL SHEFF @ Swedish American on 2/28

...many more confirmations to be announced...

"New York has CMJ, and Austin has SXSW. But San Francisco has a musical event equally as important to it's own scene - simply known as Noise Pop. This festival of burgeoning independent and artistically savvy artists leaves its indelible mark on the local music scene year after year."
-Aaron Axelsen, Live 105

Because it's their 15th anniversary, Noise Pop 2007 will honor what's made it the best-loved celebration of indie music and culture since its humble birth in 1993. But it wouldn't be Noise Pop if they didn't experiment and expand as well... which over the years has yielded results like the Noise Pop Education Series, the Noise Pop Film Festival, the Noise Pop'n'Shop and more. This year, the curtain is being pulled back on the Noise Pop Expo — taking over the Swedish American Hall for two days and 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 (upstairs from Noise Pop venue, Café Du Nord). Noise Pop 15 will also see new territory explored as gallery art shows and literary events join the festival schedule as well as daytime in-stores, special badge-holder events and some rollicking after-parties.

Noise Pop Festival badges go on sale today exclusively at Each year, there are a limited number of Noise Pop Festival badges made available, granting access to every single show and event happening during the festival. Festival badges are a great deal and perfect for dedicated indie music fans who intend to soak up everything that Noise Pop has to offer. In 2007, there will also be a number of special treats for badge-holders.

Tickets to select Noise Pop shows go on sale on Friday, December 15 at participating venues and their online ticketing partners.

NOISE POP 2007 Festival Website Launched
The Noise Pop website has been redesigned based on 2007 festival poster artist Jesse LeDoux's (The Shins, Hellogoodbye, Pedro The Lion) incredible new art. It also includes performer profiles, a constantly updated event schedule, film trailers, exclusive audio and video and links to buy show tickets. The Noise Pop website is also the only place to buy Noise Pop 2007 Festival badges. For more information on the 2007 Noise Pop Festival including the Noise Pop Education Series, Film Festival, Noise Pop'n'Shop, the Noise Pop Expo or to sign up for the Noise Pop Email Newsletter, visit:

The Noise Pop Festival is being celebrated in print and on film with two important new projects:

October 2006 saw the release of "Every Day Is Saturday" (Chronicle Books), the first book of photography from Noise Pop photographer Peter Ellenby. Peter has been shooting bands on-stage, in his studio and on the streets of San Francisco for years with gorgeous results. He is an integral part of Noise Pop and "Every Day Is Saturday" collects Peter's work from over the years including many images captured during Noise Pop Festivals and features an introduction by John Doe.

Currently being edited. "Noise Pop: The Documentary" is a new film by Adam Werbach. Shot over the last 6 years and featuring live performances by and frank interviews with a wide cross section of indie rock's most popular artists as they grace the stages of San Francisco as part of the Noise Pop Festival. A special extended teaser of Noise Pop: The Documentary will be screened as part of Noise Pop 2007's film festival.

NOISE POP 2007, The 15 year anniversary, will take place February 27 thru March 4.


The West Coast's Premier Independent Music, Film, and Arts Festival Returns To Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary
February 27 – March 4, 2007, San Francisco, CA

Sebadoh (featuring the original lineup), John Vanderslice, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Jolie Holland confirmed To Play 2007 Festival ...many more confirmations to be announced...

"One of the best ways to see punk legends, indie darlings and the best local upstarts in one extended weekend. It's meant to be a non-stop party... You can taste each and every intelligently booked showcase."
-Rolling Stone

Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop's mission is to be the premier source of high quality independent culture and entertainment, producing a unique variety of events, music, media, art, and merchandise for their expanding community. The 1993 Noise Pop Festival consisted of about five bands and one great night. Flash forward 15 years. The Noise Pop Festival is another beast entirely. Seven days. Over 100 bands. Independent films. Panels. Art. Community. And an International Destination. In 2007, Noise Pop will attract upwards of 20,000 fans to San Francisco's most renowned music venues for intimate live performances, special events and film screenings.

One of the coolest things about Noise Pop is how it recognizes great independent music, and year after year will work with a band to help them grow. Many times, one year's opening band will perform as a headliner a few years later. Noise Pop's embrace of all levels of independent culture is a crucial factor to its enduring success. Many of the most important artists of our time - including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Bright Eyes, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco have played Noise Pop stages.

In addition to music, art and film, in 2007 Noise Pop will launch the Noise Pop Expo which, building on the festival's educational series element, will be a two-day event held on March 3rd and 4th, 2007. The Noise Pop Expo will feature music, entertainment and technology panel discussions, special performances, a dedicated artist press / media area, a local designer fair, art installations, and a rock poster art show... all alongside music industry, technology, and indie business trade booths.

Incredible visual art has always been a crucial element of Noise Pop. Each year, original festival posters are designed by internationally recognized artists such as Frank Kozik, Shepard Fairey, and Thomas Campbell. Noise Pop 2007 will include an art exhibition that will run concurrently with the festival at one of San Francisco's most credible local galleries. Art installations will be also be prominent throughout the festival at various events, including The Opening Night Private Party, the Noise Pop Expo, and at various venues throughout San Francisco.

The Noise Pop Film Festival runs concurrently with the Music Festival, and is the pre-eminent West Coast celebration of films that embrace and reflect independent music and culture. The Film Festival showcases features, shorts, documentaries and animated films that are created by top independent artists who are known for their eclecticism, their freedom of expression, and their support for both major and local artists.

Since its creation 15 years ago, Noise Pop has never drifted from its original inspiration for the festival: Noise Pop champions and celebrates new groundbreaking, independent, underground and outsider music and art as the legitimate, powerful and important work bringing it to every outlet, venue and fan possible. Noise Pop is synonymous with quality, not a specific style, and it allows the festival and the events to include many different genres with verve and sincerity. Noise Pop puts together shows that connect established national and international artists with emerging artists. The festival lives in big concert halls and venues as well as new and smaller venues.

Events such as South by Southwest and CMJ cater predominantly to bands looking to play for the music industry, and for the music industry to mingle with each other. Noise Pop is different. While the industry is there, the focus is on the fans and the bands -- to bridge the gap between them, to put shows on in intimate settings, to keep it affordable, and to present the best of what’s out there. It's a music-lover's celebration. It's an art-lover's celebration. And it's San Francisco saying to the world, "this is what's up." The shows sell out, people have fun, and every year the event grows a little bigger.

Some of the finest bands in America – and now some of the biggest - have played Noise Pop. Modest Mouse, the White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, The Shins, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, The Faint, Guided By Voices, Nada Surf, Hot Hot Heat, Devendra Banhart, Frank Black (The Pixies), Grandaddy, Neko Case, Cibo Matto, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Stephen Malkmus & Jicks, Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü), The New Pornographers, Polyphonic Spree, Rilo Kiley, Feist, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Two Gallants and Spoon... just to name a few.

NOISE POP 2007, The 15 year anniversary,
will take place February 27 thru March 4.

[Published on: 12/18/06]

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mr2bits starstarstarstar Mon 12/18/2006 10:48AM
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Sounds like it will be fun. If I didnt live on the east coast I'd check it out.

Also, since Jambase has been acting like someone killed their dog and dumped in the Suwannee river for about the last 2 years (consistenly ignoring Magnolia and Springfest), I figured I'd post the Suwannee Springfest Lineup:

Jorma Kaukonen
Donna the Buffalo
Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
The Duhks
The Avett Brothers
Darrell Scott
Jim Lauderdale
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Joe Craven Duo
Will Kimbrough
Crooked Still
The Lee Boys
Blueground Undergrass
Roy Book Binder
The Infamous Stringdusters
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Seth Walker Band
The everybodyfields
David Gans
The Biscuit Burners
The Pinkham Family featuring Josh Pinkham
Dread Clampitt
Big Cosmo & The New Traditionals
Annie Wenz
Brent Hopper & Brittany Reilly
Marie Nofsinger
Cathy Lee
Sloppy Joe
The Habanero Honeys