IMPORTANT:
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!

2.23.2005
Happy 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.
 
2.22.2005
SJ 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.”
 
2.22.2005
Press Democrat Coverage
“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

2.21.2005
Last 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. 
 
2.20.2005
SF Chronicle Coverage
“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.”
 
2.19.2005
Photo 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.
 
2.19.2005
Noise Pop TV
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.
 
2.18.2005
CC Times Coverage
“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.”

2.16.2005
Our (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.
 
2.16.2005
Noise Pop on SFBG Cover!
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."
 
2.16.2005
More Sell Outs
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 night party.

2.15.2005
JamBase Coverage
“This exercise in quality and genius will take place in San Francisco February 22-27 for the lucky 13th year.

2.14.2005
Happy Valentine's Day
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.
 
2.13.2005
NP05 On Live 105
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 NP05 shows.
 
2.12.2005
SF Station Coverage
Thirteen reasons to love the thirteenth annual Noise Pop Festival.

2.10.2005
Keep 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.
 
2.9.2005
Hotel Hook Up
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.
 
2.8.2005
Sell Outs!
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.

2.2.2005
Film Festival Schedule Posted
Strange people wrestle, Fugazi’s Brendan Canty documents, Oranger scores, The Mother Hips jam and Oklahoma’s finest freak out.
 
2.2.2005
New Batch Of Confirmations
Bob Mould, Earlimart, Robbers On High Street, Enorchestra, Kelley Stoltz and others added.
 
2.1.2005
Noise Pop Photo & Poster Show
Photography by Peter Ellenby and others, thirteen years of Noise Pop posters, live music and more.

2.1.2005
AOL CityGuide Coverage
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 Spree.

1.31.2005
Pitchfork coverage
"San Francisco's annual Noise Pop festival will be hitting nearly every club in the city next month."
 
1.28.2005
MTV.com coverage
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.

1.27.2005
CMJ Coverage
"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."

1.26.2005
New Batch Of Confirmations
Mission Of Burma, Communique, Erase Errata, Kid 606, Irving, Nedelle, Film School and others jump on board!

1.25.2005
Live Daily Coverage
"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."
 
1.24.2005
Billboard Coverage
"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 festival."

1.23.2005
7x7 Magazine Coverage
"Noise Pop claims a greatest hits list long enough to rival any Zeppelin medley."

1.21.2005
Rock & 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."

1.19.2005
Filter Magazine Coverage
"There's nothing unlucky about the 13th installment of the Bay Area's most beloved music festival, Noise Pop."

12.10.2005
CMJ Coverage
"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."