The Art of Noise Pop - January 29 Thru March 4, 2009
A Retrospective of Festival Posters, Photography and Design
  • Mini Bar
  • 837 Divisadero St, SF, CA
  • Opening: january 29, 7:00 pm - 10:00 PM
  • PARTY: February 27th 5:00 pM - 8:00 PM

The Noise Pop Festival and Mini Bar are proud to announce the first installment of "The Art of Noise Pop - A Retrospective of Festival Posters, Photos and Design". The show features past festival posters and photography, as well as works of art by well-known visual artists that have created the festivals fresh and whimsical designs each year.  

Participating Artists and Photographers include – Shepard Fairey, Thomas Campbell, Evan Hecox, Ward Sutton, Frank Kozik, The Small Stakes, Lil Tuffy, Jay Howell, Bill Swanson, Peter Ellenby, Jesse LeDoux, Charlie Homo, Julie Zielinski, Julie Schuchard, Matt Seuferer, Shoka Shafiee, Amy Thompson, Sheila Menezes, and Jeanne Ellenby.

Mini Bar is a new cocktail lounge that supports emerging artists in the Bay Area. In close proximity to the Independent, it is a perfect pre-show location for the Noise Pop Festival.

Come enjoy pre-show drink specials before going to the Independent for Noise Pop!
Weds 2.25: 5-8 Happy Hour (French Kicks @Independent)
Fri 2.27: 5-8pm Happy Hour & 2009 Poster Artist reception for Travis Bone (Ra Ra Riot @Independent)
Sat 2.28: 5pm-8pm Happy Hour (A.C. Newman @Independent)  

Family - February 20 Thru March 7, 2009
Photographs by Lauren Dukoff
  • Eleanor Harwood Gallery
  • 1295 Alabama Street, SF, CA
  • Opening: february 20th, 7:00 pm

For many years, Lauren Dukoff has been photographing close friend and musician Devendra Banhart and an extended, loose-knit international family of artists who share inspiration variously from folk, Tropicalia, and each other, as well as a range of other musical influences. Dukoff's striking portraits and candid images depict Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Bat for Lashes, Feathers, Espers, Vetiver, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, and many others individually and together, in performance and more private spaces. Complementing the photographs will be artwork by musicians Banhart, Matteah Baim, Jon Beasley (of Hecuba), Adam Tullie and more.


Chronicle Books will release Family, photographs by Lauren Dukoff, in July 2009. Visit to preorder your copy today. Enter “Noise Pop” at checkout to get 15% off on your order + free shipping!

Sights of Sounds - February 25 Thru March 4, 2009
Works of art from the music community
  • Park Life
  • 220 Clement Street, SF, CA
  • Opening February 25, 7-10 pm

Noise Pop and Park Life are proud to present our third annual group show featuring orignal fine art created by members of the music community. This year’s show features an eclectic line up of musicians that make art.  Confirmed thus far: Alissa Anderson, Joseph Arthur, Bianca Casady (CocoRosie), Harrison Haynes (Les Savy Fav), Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy), Nate Manny (Murder City Devils), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) , Sara Sanger (The New Trust), Hank Shocklee (Bomb Squad, Public Enemy),
Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), and John Vanderslice.