Noise Pop Festival News

The 18th annual Noise Pop Festival will take place February 23rd through March 1, 2009 at venues throughout San Francisco, CA. Noise Pop is pleased to announce our 2010 film festival line up!

We’ve selected some amazing new films for this year’s festival, all focusing on music but each approaching the subject with a distinct voice andfresh perspective. There’s P-Star Rising, the incredible story of Priscilla, a 9 year-old rapper with undeniable talent and charisma, as she goes from performing shows on the street corner to sold out shows in the clubs. Blood Into Wine follows Tool frontman, Maynard James Keenan as he makeshis way as a pioneer winemaker in the hostile desert of Arizona.New York City makes an appearance in Downtown Calling, a retrospective portrait of the underground scene in the late 1970s, featuring Fab 5 Freddy, Mos Def, TV on The Radio, Debbie Harry and many more. We even take a scholastic journey into the question of “Why do humans make music?” in Christopher Pomerenke’s The Heart is a Drum Machine, featuring MTV’s Kurt Loder, KCRW’s Nic Harcourt, Elijah Wood and Jason Schwartzman.

With screenings at the Roxie, Viz Cinema and Artist’s Television Access (ATA), each show is not to be missed! For full schedule and to buy tickets in advance go to

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will be our featured artist for the Noise Pop closing night party. As part of the festival they will be joining Magnetic Fields, YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND (with Cornelius, Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon), The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra collaborative performance, !!!, Harlem, Deerhoof, Mark Kozelek, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Four Tet, John Vanderslice, We Were Promised Jet Packs, Wallpaper, Zee Avi, Memory Tapes, The Fresh and Onlys, Scout Niblett, Far (Reunion Show), The Mumlers, P.E.E (Reunion Show), Mirah, Laura Gibson, Nico Vega, Japanese Motors, Princeton, Free Energy, The Growlers, Nurses, Magic Wands, The Lonely Forest, The Hot Toddies, Tempo No Tempo, Judgement Day, The Limousines & Foreign Born.

Noise Pop Festival Badges are onsale NOW for $150. A limited number of badges include access to the Magnetic Fields show at the Fox Theater on Saturday February 27th, or the Herbst Theater on Monday March 1, 2010. Tickets to individual shows are also onsale NOW. YOKO ONO AND PLASTIC ONO BAND and Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra shows go onsale on Sunday January 10, 2010.

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