Now accepting submssions!!!
Music click here - Film click here

with: Golem, The Conspiracy Of Beards, DJ Anaan, and special guests

December 14, 2006
The Independent
628 Divisadero St, SF CA

$12 in advance / $15 day of show 21+November 2, 10:00 PM

2006 was a blast, but lets move on people. Make sure to visit the 2007 site to find out about the upcoming festival.

Vodka Latka: If you don't have a tree, you don't have an excuse!

Mark your calendars and dust off your menorahs! Noise Pop is teaming up with JDub Records to throw Vodka Latka, a different kind of Hannakah celebration at The Independent, December 14th. The night starts with cocktails and latkas upstairs in the Independent balcony, then a unique Menorah lighting ceremony followed by musical performances by Golem and everyone's favorite all male acapella Leonard Cohen tribute group, San Francisco's own Conspiracy of Beards. And if that wasn't enough, they'll be high stakes dreydl too... all proceeds go to charity.


We are very pleased to announce the first few confirmed bands for Noise Pop and also let you know about some of the other great things we are going to be bringing you for our stellar 15th Anniversary on February 27 - March 4, 2007!

So far we have confirmations from the reunited original lineup of Sebadoh, Teo Leo and the Pharmacists, John Vanderslice, Midlake, Vic Chestnut, Ghostland Observatory, and Jolie Holland - many other great bands are on the way.

In addition to the music, we will put on on our first-ever Noise Pop Expo at the Swedish American Hall, a two-day event (March 3-4) featuring a day stage, Indie Night School panels, Noise Pop and Shop, art installations, a poster show, and much more. Of course we will hold our annual film festival as well and we have many other surprises and special events for you this year, so check back often for updates and badge sale information!


Check out Spin's coverage of SFMOMA College Night with Noise Pop.

Check out Noise Pop shutterfly Julie Schuchard's pics of the festivities here>>

Noise Pop Artist Thomas Campbell in The New York Times

Artist Thomas Campbell created the 2006 Noise Pop Festival poster which included numerous elements that were utilized to create this year's t-shirts, buttons and even the Noise Pop website. In addition, Thomas' work has been featured in many gallery shows, graced album covers by Ugly Cassanova and others on his Galaxia record label, as well as apparel by Paul Frank. He was profiled in The New York Times Magazine's August 19 issue in an article entitled 'The Swell Life' which characterizes him as a renaissance dude "who keeps everything at hobby's distance to further his enjoyment of life."

Check out the full article at here (Be warned that you'll be required to register or log-in, but it's free)

Check out Thomas Campbell's Noise Pop 2006 Poster at the Noise Pop Shop

Check out Noise Pop 2006 T-shirts with Thomas Campbell's art at the Noise Pop Shop

Mark Your Calendars: Noise Pop Festival 2007 Dates Announced

Noise Pop 2007 will be held February 27 to March 4, 2007 marking a return to a familiar spot on the calendar with six nights of live music, film screenings and special events. Once again Noise Pop will kick off the West Coast music festival season. Next year's festival is our 15th anniversary and we're already at work on making it the most amazing yet. Check back here at Noise Pop's online clubhouse often for details as they develop or better yet, sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter.

Photos of Noise Pop 2006

Take a gander at all great shots from this year's Noise Pop Festival. Our team of official photographers including Jeanne Ellenby, Julia Schuchard, Julie Zielinski, Matt Seufer, Sheila Menezes, Shoka Shafiee and coordinator Peter Ellenby captured almost all of it and we have created extensive galleries for each band.

If you took pictures at shows during Noise Pop, we want to include your photos on our site. Please email your photos to, we'll post them for you in the appropriate gallery here on the Noise Pop site. If you want more than 2006, visit the Noise Pop gallery on Buzznet, the the photo and video sharing community site. Visit to check out an extensive gallery of Noise Pop images and if you're a member it's easy to add your own pics.

Tower Records' Towerpod Podcast Network has produced a number of awesome podcasts about the 2006 Noise Pop Festival with Interviews and music from acts featured at Noise Pop 2006. Artists include Film School, The Velvet Teen, Kid Koala, Silversun Pickups, Xiu Xiu, Minipop, Etienne De Rocher, and Two Gallants.

YouTube.Com is the space to share videos from Noise Pop 2006. For those of you attending this year's festival, we want to see your story on the screen! Upload your own short videos of you and your friends at Noise Pop shows and events or anything else related to the event or your experiences during the week of the Festival. Noise Pop is artist-friendly - please don't upload band performance without permission. And keep the videos friendly and fun. For those of you not able to make it out to Noise Pop or not planning to attend every show, this group will be a great place to see videos that allow you to get a real feel for Noise Pop or fill in the blanks! Click here to join.

We captured audio of the entire 45 minute discussion with Flaming Lips and Director Bradley Beesley and now it's available as a podcast here and also on iTunes.