Noise Pop announces phase one of 2017 music lineup

Noise Pop Festival Announces After-Hour Events & Opening Night Party Feat. The Dodos

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 6, 2018) – The 26th annual Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival is excited to release the details for this year’s Opening Night Fueled by Lagunitas at Swedish American Hall on Monday, February 19, along with details for Deep Eddy Noise Pop After Hours, the annual late-night, after-hours festivities presented by Deep Eddy Vodka, taking place on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, at a brand new location—Light Rail Studios.

The Noise Pop Festival Opening Night, fueled by Lagunitas, will feature a very rare performance by beloved San Francisco rock duo The Dodos playing their critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite album Visiter in celebration of its 10 year anniversary, released on Frenchkiss Records in early 2008. Free and exclusive only to festival badge-holders, the event is set to take place at Swedish American Hall (2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114) on Monday, February 19. Those interested in attending can purchase a festival badge today online at noisepopfest.com.

In keeping with Noise Pop tradition, the festival will offer several intimate, late-night performances from notable surprise music acts. Presented by Deep Eddy Vodka, the after-hours festivities this year will take place at Light Rail Studios (672 Toland Place, San Francisco, CA 94124) on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24. The “Deep Eddy Noise Pop After Hours” will feature a variety of acclaimed music acts, all of which will remain a surprise until the day of the show. Previous performers include some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most beloved musicians and songwriters, like Jay Som, Hamilton Leithauser (of The Walkmen), Thao Nguyen (of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down), Geographer, and Cathedrals, among others. While the after-hours events are free to attend, those interested in attending must reserve their spot today at DoTheBay.com, as each event is subject to capacity with first-come, first-served. To RSVP for the February 23 show please click HERE. While those interested in attending the February 24 show can RSVP HERE.

The full music lineup for Noise Pop Festival 2018 has been released and includes a sampling of national and Bay Area artists across multiple genres, from indie rock to hip-hop. Among this year’s performers are Tune-Yards, Built to Spill (performing “Keep It Like a Secret”), Ty Dolla $ign, Real Estate, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Madlib (DJ set), Jay Electronica, Parquet Courts, and many more. For a full list of artists, visit www.noisepopfest.com. Also announced is the festival’s alternative programming, which includes art events, special screenings, like Orson Welles’ Too Much Johnson with a live soundtrack by guitarist William Tyler (Lambchop, Silver Jews), and a rare Robert Rich Sleep Concert where the ambient musician will play from midnight to 8 a.m. as attendees drift off to sleep. For more on this, visit alternative.noisepopfest.com or check out the full schedule of events at schedule.noisepopfest.com/.

Festival badges (now $205) along with individual tickets to all music performances and alternative programming events are on sale now at noisepopfest.com. All badges grant access to all general admission (non-seated) music concerts as well as badge-only happy hours and special events. Badges are non-transferrable—with age restrictions for some events—and badge-holders must arrive within 60 minutes after club door times to guarantee entrance. Entirely new to Noise Pop Festival 2018, badge-holders will now have the option of a specialized waitlist service to help them enter shows.

In addition, a limited number of Super Fan badges are still available for $399. Super Fan badge-holders will experience the true red carpet treatment at the festival, receiving guaranteed entry to all festival events, a special merch package, complimentary drink tickets to select events, and a personal Noise Pop concierge available for assistance throughout the weeklong festival. For any badge-related questions, contact Noise Pop directly at badge@noisepop.com.

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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