NOISE POP OPENING NIGHT

Noise Pop has been holding back the news about their opening night event but now with the festival a mere two weeks away they're ready to pull back the curtain. Last year, The Flaming Lips jump-started 2006 with an unforgettable show at Bimbo's for Noise Pop Badge Holders and a lucky few hundred that were able to purchase tickets. 2007 is Noise Pop's 15th year anniversary, so they've put together something special. In conjunction with their partner FREEDM, Noise Pop 2007 will kick-off with a one of a kind FREE party for Badge Holders, music industry and fans that combines live music, art, comedy and all kinds of interactive features called FREEDM Night.

FREEDM at NOISE POP presents
The Opening Night Event For The 2007 Noise Pop Festival

MC: DAVID CROSS
Music By:
TAPES 'N TAPES, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, EXTRA ACTION MARCHING BAND
DJ sets by: DAVID CROSS and DJ DIABETIC (SHEPARD FAIREY)
New and Original Art on display from: SHEPARD FAIREY, along with 20 discovered FREEDM Artists
Video Art by: DUBBO
Ice Cream provided by THE ICE CREAM MAN
Custom American Apparel items printed on site by D.O.R.K.S UNITED

February 27, 2007. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street @ Mint, San Francisco.

VIP & Noise Pop Badge-holder Reception (Open Bar, Free Food, Good Times): 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Only BADGE HOLDERS and Guest List will be admitted.

Show: 9:00 p.m. to MIDNIGHT
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - first come first serve
Must register at www.noisepop.com/freedm.

FREEDM
Be fun and controversial. Make art. Make fun of art. Make history. Stand for something interesting. Take over the world. Shock. Inspire. Entertain. Make changes. Set the rules. Be fearless. Be honest. And have a good time while doing it.


NOISE POP ANNOUNCES 2007 FESTIVAL LINEUP
CONCERT SCHEDULE + FILM PROGRAM

ALEXI MURDOCH | ANNUALS | AUTOLUX | BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT | CAKE | CLINIC | COMEDIANS OF COMEDY | THE DANDY WARHOLS | THE DONNAS | THE DWARVES | FRENCH KICKS | GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY | HELLA | JOLIE HOLLAND | JOSH RITTER | JOHN VANDERSLICE | LANGHORNE SLIM | LYRICS BORN | MATT & KIM | MIDLAKE | THE PONYS | RICHARD SWIFT | ROKY ERICKSON AND THE EXPLOSIVES | SEBADOH | SPINTO BAND | STATE RADIO | TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS | TRAINWRECK RIDERS | VIC CHESNUTT

the actual | alela diane |the aquaduct | audrye sessions | dj aaron axelson | the bent mustache| the bird and the bee | black fiction| the botticellis | boyskout | brian posehn | built for the sea | carl blau | the changes| the coup | damien jurado | david dondero | death of a party | dios malos | earlimart | elephone| erase errata| ester drang | georgie james | glass ship builder | the gray kid | the gris gris | honeycut| howlin rain | karl blau | lemon sun| lifesavas | love of diagrams| macromantics | magic bullets | malajube|maria bamford | mariee sioux | the mattson 2 | minipop | money mark| the morning benders | the mumlers | the new amsterdams | the new trust | no age | the old fashioned way | the oohlas | oranges | pony come lately | poor bailey| pop levi | ray barbee | ryan auffenberg| scissors for lefty | scrabbel | sea wolf | simon dawes| snowden | so many dynamos | st. vincent | streets to nowhere | the submarines| tartufi | thao | the watson twins | the white barons| will sheff (okkervil river) | willy mason| women and children| wooden shjips | zach rogue

This year's 15th anniversary is poised to be the coolest yet, hands down. True to its spirit of championing independent music, art, and culture to a wider audience, Noise Pop will kick off on Tuesday February 27 with a FREE Opening Night Event that has an amazing line-up of art & entertainment (details to be announced next week). The festival will then shift into high gear for the remainder of the week with a line up that includes such once-in-a-life-time moments as SEBADOH performing with their original band members, ROKY ERICKSON of 13 Floor Elevators' playing his first Bay Area Show In 25 years, and CAKE doing a special intimate performance for badge holders and friends on the closing night of the festival. Noise Pop alums THE DONNAS also return for a special show at The Bottom Of The Hill for first time since 1998.

Other highlights include highly anticipated shows by JOLIE HOLLAND, AUTOLUX, THE DANDY WARHOLS, CLINIC, TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS, THE PONYS, MATT & KIM, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY and ANNUALS. And keeping with another festival tradition, Noise Pop always recognizes the best up-and-coming bands from San Francisco. This year's local stars include STREET TO NOWHERE, TRAINWRECK RIDERS, MINI POP, and AUDRYE SESSIONS.

NOISE POP 2007: FEB 27 - MAR 4, 2007

NOISE POP BADGES
Badges grant industry and fans access to ALL Noise Pop 2007 shows and events including the Noise Pop Opening Night Event, after-parties, the Noise Pop Film Festival and The Noise Pop Expo. TO PURCHASE NOISE POP BADGES, visit: www.noisepop.com

THE NOISE POP FILM FESTIVAL
It's a banner year for the Noise Pop Film Festival, bringing a whopping 10 events to 5 venues with faraway films from New Zealand, Nashville and New York to music videos shot in 10 hours in San Francisco. As always, never-before-seen world premiere films with an undeniably DIY rock 'n' roll appeal will be screened.

This year's program of great films includes:

WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' At Him?) (USA)
Starring Harry Nilsson, one of the best songwriters of his time, according to peers like Brian Wilson and Randy Newman. Writer/Director John Scheinfeld present at screening.

YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME (A Documentary About Roky Erickson) (USA)
Award-winning documentary by Keven McAlester who says, "I started out thinking I was making One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But I ended up with something more like Being There. Director Keven McAlester and Roky Erickson present at screening.

Noise Pop and FREEDM, in conjunction with McSweeney's and Wholphin Present:
A NIGHT OF INSTANT CALM
A soothing evening of short films, readings, and foofaraw! Hilarious readings from a few of McSweeney's best --Evany Thomas, Sal Plascencia, Eric Ruderman, Gary Hoffman and Wells Tower and short films from the DVD Magazine WHOLPHIN.

SONIC YOUTH: SLEEPING NIGHTS AWAKE (USA, world premiere)
Seven teen students from the Reno area grab digital video cameras and capture a searing Sonic Youth performance onstage and backstage in glorious black and white.

David Kilgour Documentary:
FAR OFF TOWN: FROM DUNEDIN TO NASHVILLE
(New Zealand, West Coast Premiere)
West Coast premiere of Bridget Sutherland's documentary featuring the legendary musician David Kilgour in Nashville, recording with the alt-country band Lambchop.

924 GILMAN STREET (World Premiere)
Scrappy East Bay documentary captures the collective sweat condensing on the walls of 924 Gilman, the legendary Berkeley, California punk rock club.

DOWNTOWN LOCALS (USA)
Six different buskers stake out the New York City subway system as their stage.

CINEMASPORTS @ The Noise Pop Film Festival (Bay Area)
The Noise Pop Film Festival and Cinemasports.com present a one-day music video competition open to local musicians, filmmakers, and actors.

DANGEROUS HIGHWAY (USA)
Eddie Hinton's cadre of fans know what the world is about to find out; Eddie Hinton may be the greatest unknown musician you've never heard.

For more information on Noise Pop Films, visit: www.noisepop.com/2007/film.php

NOISE POP 2007 BAND SCHEDULE

TUESDAY - 2/27

OPENING NIGHT PARTY @ MEZZANINE [details to be announced...]

WEDNESDAY - 2/28

HELLA @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL
with Pop Levi, Macromantics, Tartufi

RICHARD SWIFT @ CAFÉ DU NORD
with The Watson Twins, Ryan Auffenberg, Built for the Sea

SEBADOH @ GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
with The Bent Mustache, Love of Diagrams, The New Trust

JOHN VANDERSLICE @ THE INDEPENDENT
with Damien Jurado, The Submarines, Black Fiction

JOSH RITTER (Solo Acoustic) @ SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL
with Will Sheff (Okkervil River)

THURSDAY - 3/1

MATT & KIM @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL
with Erase Errata, No Age

LYRICS BORN @ THE FILLMORE
with The Coup, Lifesavas

The San Francisco Bay Guardian presents:
ROKY ERICKSON AND THE EXPLOSIVES (13th Floor elevators) @ GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
with Howlin Rain, Oranger, Wooden Shijps

FRENCH KICKS @ SLIM'S
with Scissors For Lefty, The Oohlas, Magic Bullets

TRAINWRECK RIDERS, LANGHORNE SLIM (co-headlining) @ RICKSHAW STOP
with Poor Bailey, The Morning Benders

ALEXI MURDOCH @ CAFÉ DU NORD
with Aqueduct, The Bird And The Bee

FRIDAY - 3/2

THE DONNAS @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL
with Boyskout

ANNUALS @ CAFÉ DU NORD
with Simon Dawes, Ray Barbee And The Mattson 2

JOLIE HOLLAND @ THE FILLMORE
with David Dondero, St. Vincent

TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS @ GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
with Georgie James, So Many Dynamos, Pony Come Lately

AUTOLUX @ THE INDEPENDENT
with Snowden, Malajube, Death of a Party

THE DANDY WARHOLS @ MEZZANINE
with Audrye Sessions, Elephone, DJ Aaron Axelson

STATE RADIO @ SLIM's
with The New Amsterdams, Streets To Nowhere, The Actual

VIC CHESNUTT @ SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL
with Zach Rogue, Thao, Alela Diane

SATURDAY - 3/3

THE PONYS @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL
with The Gris Gris, Lemon Sun

FADER presents
BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT @ GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
with Women and Children, Glass Ship Builder, Carl Blau

CLINIC @ THE INDEPENDENT
with Earlimart, Sea Wolf, The Mumlers

JellyNYC presents
GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY @ MEZZANINE
with Honeycut, The Gray Kid

SPINTO BAND @ RICKSHAW STOP
with Dios Malos, The Changes, The Old Fashioned Way

SUNDAY - 3/4

CAKE @ BIMBOS
with Money Mark, The Botticellis, Scrabbel

MIDLAKE @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL (afternoon show)
with Minipop, Ester Drang

THE DWARVES @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL (evening show)
with The White Barons

COMEDIANS OF COMEDY @ THE INDEPENDENT (2 shows, 5:30pm and 8:30pm)
with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford and special guests TBA

check out www.noisepop.com for the last few additions to the schedule as the festival nears...

NOISE POP EXPO
The Noise Pop Expo, a new event this year, will be a two-day mini-conference held on March 3rd and 4th, 2007, which encompasses panel discussions, live music performances, a local designer fair / trunk sale, and a rock poster art show all mixed in with booths from music and technology businesses. The Noise Pop Expo will offer music industry and fans a chance to shop, check out acoustic performers, and participate in some lively discussions, while enjoying a little hair of the dog in advance of Noise Pop's weekend shows. The Noise Pop Expo will take place at the Swedish American Hall (2174 Market Street, upstairs from Café Du Nord) on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 from 1 to 6pm.

2ND ANNUAL POP AND SHOP
2006 saw launch of the Pop & Shop, a Noise Pop flavored indie design fair / trunk sale. It was a huge success. This year the Pop & Shop returns as a featured element of the Noise Pop Expo. Pop & Shop will feature the best local artists and designers selling unique clothing, jewelry and accessories.

THE ART OF NOISE POP
The Expo will also include the Noise Pop Poster Show - with original limited-run screen printed posters by local artists including Lil Tuffy, Justin Walsh, Noise Pop 15th Anniversary artist Jason Munn (The Small Stakes), and more from Noise Pop festivals past and present on display and on sale at reasonable prices.

MUSIC INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE TRADE BOOTHS
The Noise Pop Expo will showcase cutting-edge businesses, whose visionary products and services are transforming how we create, discover and interact. These cutting edge companies will explain their vision and how they plan to redefine the relationship between music, culture, and technology.

INDIE NIGHT SCHOOL PANEL DISCUSSIONS
For the second year, Noise Pop has teamed up with New York City's Indie Night School to explore the many aspects of running a band independently. Indie Night School is one of the best resources out there for musicians and music biz professionals. A vital cross-section of independent artists, managers, booking agents, and others will be gathering at the Swedish American Hall over the two days of the Expo for lively and informative discussions about various aspects of the music business.

http://www.noisepop.com

[Published on: 2/14/07]

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Comments

WILBUR!!! starstarstar Mon 1/29/2007 02:10PM
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WILBUR!!!

wow... jammy

Death Cube K Mon 1/29/2007 02:50PM
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Death Cube K

gotta go gotta go

cheeser420 Tue 1/30/2007 03:06AM
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you guys heard of these bands?
thoughts?

MusicIsGood Tue 1/30/2007 07:35AM
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State Radio...check them out. You will not be disappointed.

As for the other bands...meh.

Scottstone starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/30/2007 08:19AM
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Scottstone

I think I'm going to this. Jolie holland and the dandy warhols alone make it worth the trip.

Toby_Jackson starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/30/2007 10:15AM
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you guys heard of these bands?

Sebadoh, the Dandy Warhols, John Vanderslice, Clinic, Hella, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists... this is one very cool festival.

Samzo Tue 1/30/2007 09:45PM
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Samzo

who are these people?

briank67 Wed 1/31/2007 08:00AM
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briank67

AUTOLUX is awesome! i highly recommend finding their album "future perfect," it's turned into one of my favorites. i would go to this just to see them.
roky erickson was in the 13th floor elevators, one of the very first psychedelic bands in the 60s... i haven't heard much of his solo stuff but what i have heard doesn't compare to the stuff he made in the 60s...

juancosby Wed 1/31/2007 08:41AM
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juancosby

no mars volta??? for noise pop in san francisco???

Zapzapa Wed 1/31/2007 12:29PM
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Zapzapa

GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY HELLA if your going check these bands out you wont be sorry LONG LIVE HELLA

pinkfloydfan420 Wed 2/14/2007 11:09AM
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pinkfloydfan420

Cake rocks and the bent mustache is just an awesome name.

j-bizzle starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/14/2007 11:17AM
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j-bizzle

would love to see sebadoh.... i think they sold out the Great American in under 3 minutes. As for the rest of Noise Pop, its look better than it has in years past. Lyrics born, Vic Chestnut, Ted Leo, and Cake - all awesome!

gthrasher84 starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/15/2007 05:46AM
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Everyone needs to see Brightblack Morning Light. The best album of 2006 in my opinion. Turn off the lights, light some candles, burn one, and take an adventure to the 5th plateau. Very ambient, soothing, and downright dirty. You will not be disapointed, I PROMISE.