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.

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 DONNAS, 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.



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 shjip | zach rogue

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