The date of the Polyphonic Spree show,
originally set to be our festival closer on Sunday night, has been
moved to Thursday February 24th, still at Bimbo's. Instead,
you'll be able to help us celebrate the end of the fest with The
Walkmen and Film School at Bimbo's on Sunday!
Hour Schedule Posted
Swing by Noise Pop Headquarters at Thee Parkside every day from
5-8 PM for drink specials, free live music, carnitas tacos, NP05
gig posters and more. This is also the place to pick up your
all-festival badge if you’re the proud owner of one.
Thee Parkside is located on the corner of 17th and Wisconsin, just
blocks from Bottom Of The Hill.
Mercury News Coverage
“It's hard to say that something called Noise Pop is quiet,
but in its 13th year San Francisco's festival of jangly, innovative
rock 'n' pop really doesn't get the national attention it should.”
“Thirteen years after a handful of bands blew out the Kennel
Club, San Francisco's annual Noise Pop festival is still the mecca
for emerging local music and touring indie demi-go
Call For Badges
Ted Leo, Polyphonic Spree, Hot Hot Heat, Nada Surf, Bettie Serveert,
The Walkmen and both Joanna Newsom performances are sold out.
But the Noise Pop 2005 All-Festival Pass still gets you in to those
shows and the oh-so-exclusive opening night party. Get yours
before midnight on Monday.
“This year's festival -- the lucky 13th -- could be the most
exciting yet, mixing up the usual big-name underground guitar acts
with French folk chanteuses, pixielike harp players and a whole
bunch of robe-wearing Texans spreading good cheer.”
Auction For Anthony Bonet
Noise Pop photographer Peter Ellenby is auctioning off a photo from
this week’s show to benefit the Bottom Of The Hill booker
and KALX DJ. Click the headline link above to participate
in the auction or visit http://www.asinglestep.org/anthonybonet.htm
for more information about Anthony.
If you live in SF and can’t make it out to a show on Wednesday,
check out Video Vision’s Noise Pop Special at 9 PM on channel
29. They’ve got videos by NP05ers The Walkmen, Polyphonic
Spree, Ted Leo, Joanna Newsom, Mission Of Burma and Mates Of State
cued up for your viewing pleasure.
“This year's Noise Pop lineup features pretty near the gamut
of indie-rock styles -- not to mention a ridiculous number of bands
in just a few days of music.”
(Flaming) Lips Are No Longer Sealed
The secret is out. This year’s Noise Pop Film Festival
will feature a sneak preview of a brand new Flaming Lips film from
director Brad Beesley (Okie Noodling, Christmas On Mars)!
Tickets are available online.
Noise Pop on SFBG
This week’s Guardian profiles covergirl Joanna Newsom, explores
our metallic side, and previews their favorite NP05 shows.
“Rest assured this year's fest guarantees something dulcet,
loud, and laudable for every discerning listener."
Hot Hot Heat, Nada Surf and the second Joanna Newsom performance
are now officially sold out. But the Noise Pop 2005 all-festival
pass still gets you in to those shows and the oh-so-exclusive opening
“This exercise in quality and genius will take place in San
Francisco February 22-27 for the lucky 13th year.
We heart our sponsors. Be sure to read the Guardian,
listen to Live 105, take a shot of Fernet, and shop at Tower on
this most specialest of days.
NP05 On Live
Tune in this Sunday at 8pm for a special “Nothing But
Noise Pop” edition of Soundcheck and check out the station’s
site for a chance to win tickets to DJ Aaron Axelson’s favorite
Thirteen reasons to love the thirteenth annual Noise Pop
It Like A Secret
Check back soon for news about a super secret sneak preview film
screening. If we told you now we’d have to kill you.
Coming in from out of town? We’ve partnered with the
swanky Hotel Triton for a special Noise Pop rate. Head over
to the Tickets page and check the Lodging section for more info.
The Polyphonic Spree show and the first of two Joanna Newsom performances
have sold out. More Polyphonic Spree tickets will be available
at the Bimbo’s box office on the night of the show.
Festival Schedule Posted
Strange people wrestle, Fugazi’s Brendan Canty documents,
Oranger scores, The Mother Hips jam and Oklahoma’s finest
Batch Of Confirmations
Bob Mould, Earlimart, Robbers On High Street, Enorchestra, Kelley
Stoltz and others added.
Pop Photo & Poster Show
Photography by Peter Ellenby and others, thirteen years of Noise
Pop posters, live music and more.
The 2005 installment of the Noise Pop throwdown continues that hallowed
tradition with a mind-boggling lineup of stellar acts, including
Santa Cruz psych-punks Comets On Fire, alt-folkie Joanna Newsom,
Brazilian beatmaster Amon Tobin and symphonic rockers The Polyphonic
"San Francisco's annual Noise Pop festival will be hitting
nearly every club in the city next month."
The 2005 Noise Pop festival, set to run from February 22-27 in San
Francisco, will feature performances from the Hot Hot Heat, the
Walkmen, the Polyphonic Spree, Mission of Burma, Nada Surf, Amon
Tobin, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Les Georges Leningrad, Louis
XIV and a host of other underground artists of every stripe.
"The 13th edition of San Francisco’s
Noise Pop Festival has just gotten noisier, poppier and, yes, even
festival-ier with a smattering of newly confirmed acts."
Batch Of Confirmations
Mission Of Burma, Communique, Erase Errata, Kid
606, Irving, Nedelle, Film School and others jump on board!
"The 13th annual Noise Pop festival, set
for Feb. 22-27 in San Francisco, will feature performances by Mission
of Burma, Hot Hot Heat, The Polyphonic Spree, The Walkmen, Louis
XIV and many others."
"Mission Of Burma, Hot Hot Heat, the Walkmen,
Louis XIV, Keren Ann, the Comas, Smoosh, Vetiver and Damon &
Naomi are the latest acts confirmed for the 13th annual Noise Pop
7x7 Magazine Coverage
"Noise Pop claims a greatest hits list long
enough to rival any Zeppelin medley."
& Roll Report Coverage
"If you are looking for all kinds of cool
and funky indie fun then San Francisco is the place you want to
be for this incredible musical experience."
"There's nothing unlucky about the 13th
installment of the Bay Area's most beloved music festival, Noise
"With a heavy emphasis on the San Fran
scene, and the ear of many a media outlet, lucky number 13 is sure
to rock harder than crack in '85."