Noise Pop Festival Announces Sunday Smorgasbord, A Day Of Music-inspired Cultural Delights At Swedish American Hall, Plus Special Events

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Noise Pop has announced in a press release that went out today that “Smörgåsbord,” a full day of free cultural programming at Swedish American Hall on Sunday, February 26, 2017. For a full roster of Noise Pop Festival events, visit

On Sunday, February 26, Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival will bring the Sunday Smörgåsbord to Swedish American Hall, an afternoon of music-themed culture programming free with RSVP. The festivities will kick off at noon with Showga, which is yoga set to live music, presented by Sparkling Ice! The MailChimp Brunch Time Happy Hour will run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and will treat fans to a complimentary beverage from The Bon Vivants. Afterwards, watch a live recording of the Noise Pop Podcast, which will be immediately followed by Litquake: I Thought It Sucked, where all-star Bay Area musicians, writers, and performers present dramatic readings of one-star reviews that trash the world’s most treasured music masterpieces. Music-lovers can comb through the vinyl of the 1-2-3-4 GO! Pop-Up Vinyl Store or take a trip through musical history with a collection of images from photographer and album artist John Scarpati. The full schedule for the day can be viewed here:

Along with this day of free programming, Noise Pop has also assembled a list of free events taking place throughout the festival. Find all that here:

Jameson After Hours

Have a nightcap at the Jameson After Hours Shows February 23-25 in Café du Nord. As the night winds down attendees can head to the historic speakeasy at 11:30 p.m. to watch an intimate performance by a secret special guest. Last year’s guests included Hamilton Leithauser, Cathedrals and Geographer. Look for clues to who the special guest might be on the DoStuff Noise Pop Festival App.

Bender’s Happy Hours

Bender’s Bar and Grill will host the annual Happy Hours, which will include performances from a different lineup of artists each evening. Bender’s will also host a special festival retrospective event on Tuesday, February 21: Music Poster History: 25 Years of the Noise Pop Festival with a collection of artwork through the years. This year’s happy hours include the following:
Tuesday, February 21

DoTheBay Presents

Tino Drimo, Vverwvvolf, 

5:00 p.m. (doors)

Bender’s Bar and Grill
Wednesday, February 22

Seawitch present

Down Dirty Shake, Healing Potpourri & Ryan Wong

5:00 p.m. (doors)

Bender’s Bar and Grill

Thursday, February 23

Tricycle Records present

Hot Toddies, Great Apes & Brasil

5:00 p.m. (doors)

Bender’s Bar and Grill

Friday, February 24

Different Fur present

O.C.D., Trash Vampire & Phosphene

5:00 p.m. (doors)

Bender’s Bar and Grill
Saturday, February 25

Bender’s Bar present

The Royal Panics, The Sweet Bones & Set The Controls

5:00 p.m. (doors)

Bender’s Bar and Grill

The full music lineup includes performances by Vince Staples, Ty Segall, Grandaddy, Deafheaven, MSTRKRFT, BadBadNotGood, Dawes, Kelis, Julien Baker, Hudson Mohawke, Creeper Lagoon (on stage together for the first time since 2001), Rogue Wave (presents Cover Me: A Night of 80s Classics), Japanese Breakfast, Hazel English, The Radio Dept., PWR BTTM, Tennis, clipping., Electric Guest, and many more. For a complete listing of music and film events during the festival, go to


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 and, 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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