Noisepop 2015

Noise Pop Festival, the Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, is excited to announce the full program lineup for Noise Pop Headquarters at Swedish American Hall, presented by Ticketfly. For detailed information on the 23rd annual festival February 20­ – March 1, or to purchase tickets, visit www.NoisePop.com/2015. General music and film badges are sold out; however, Super Fan badges and tickets are still available.

Two additional performances have also just been announced at Rickshaw Stop: Lemaitre and Niteppl will play Saturday, February 28; and Deafheaven, Boss-de-Nage, Mortal Bodies, and Cloak will perform at the Closing Night Party on Sunday, March 1. Noise Pop will also bring Holly Herndon to play The Lab on March 1. Tickets to each of these shows will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 13 at noon PST.

The ten-day festival of music, film and art will mark the grand reopening of the Swedish American Hall as a new live music venue and event space. Noise Pop will bring concerts and cultural programming to the space year-round, and they will kick off as Noise Pop Festival HQ on February 20 with the film series reception and poster show featuring amazing works from local artist Lil Tuffy and more from around the country. It’s also a great chance to meet visiting directors and toast the 16th annual Noise Pop Film Series.

The Song Exploder podcast will be bringing two special live recordings, presented by MailChimp, to Noise Pop HQ.  How To Dress Well and Toro y Moi will each have a song of theirs dissected live, telling the story about how that particular tune was made. The National Poster Retrospecticus will be bringing their traveling show to the venue, which will include over 350 hand-printed posters from 100 different artists across the country. There are also happy hour events on the schedule that are free and open to the public, which will be a great time for San Francisco residents to come and explore Noise Pop’s new home at the Swedish American Hall. And stay tuned for the announcement of the special guest who will be performing at the Opening Night Party on February 23.

A stellar lineup of film screenings, each with their own unique musical component, is on tap for the Swedish, beginning with a live scoring of Fritz Lang’s sci-fi epic Metropolis by Chrome Canyon. Lance Bangs: Immortal Volume will feature a sneak preview of Bangs’ new Screaming Females documentary along with a rare selection of music videos, shorts, concert footage and more, with Bangs in attendance. San Francisco musician and multimedia artist Christopher Willits will perform a live score of his visual album Opening. And I’ve Rambled This Country Both Early and Late will feature a screening of rare footage from the Alan Lomax Archive with an intro and Q&A by the Alan Lomax Archive curator.

The entertaining lineup of Swedish American Hall performances will continue with an array of impressive music acts including the following: the Orchid Tapes Showcase featuring Foxes in Fiction and Owen Pallet, who will be performing solo; folk singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim; Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow; Grouper, the solo project of Liz Harris; and more. Plus, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will step away from their full bands to give attendees two great intimate performances.



Friday, February 20 | 6:00 p.m.­8:00 p.m.

Film Series Reception and Film Poster Show

Local poster legend Lil Tuffy will showcase his 2015 Noise Pop Film Series posters, along with a collection from Company Creative (Oakland), Weapons of Mass Design (Seattle), Tim Doyle (Austin), and more.


Friday, February 20 | 7:00 p.m.

Metropolis: Live scoring by Chrome Canyon


Saturday, February 21 | 4:00 p.m.

Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck Five

Including Q&A with director Jenni Matz and Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses/The Fucking Champs). West coast premiere.


Saturday, February 21 | 5:00 p.m.

Lance Bangs: Immortal Volume

With Lance Bangs in attendance, plus a special solo set by Noun (Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females!)


Sunday, February 22 | 7:00 p.m.

Christopher Willits presents Opening: film + live scoring


Monday, February 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night Party with Secret Special Guest Performer TBA


Tuesday, February 24 | 5:00 p.m.­7:00 p.m.

The Bold Italic presents Balder Cocktail Hour

Join Noise Pop and The Bold Italic as they host the first-ever public reception at Swedish American Hall. Come see the space and grab a drink from The Bon Vivants and celebrate the unveiling of the new Swedish American Hall. Free event.


Tuesday, February 24 | 7:30 p.m.

Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), The Mynabirds, Annie Girl & The Flight, Everyone is Dirty


Wednesday, February 25 | 5:00 p.m.­7:00 p.m.

SF Travel presents Balder Cocktail Hour

Come explore Noise Pop’s new home, Swedish American Hall, with our friends at SF Travel. Cocktails will be provided by The Bon Vivants. Free event.


Wednesday, February 25 | 7:30 p.m.

Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Joey Vannucchi (From Indian Lakes), Onelinedrawing, Taxes (solo)


Thursday, February 26 | 5:00 p.m.­7:00 p.m.

MailChimp presents Song Exploder Live Podcast Recording: Toro y Moi

The Song Exploder podcast tells the story of how a particular song was made, where the musicians dissect their song piece-by-piece. This live recording will feature an exclusive first listen of a track from the forthcoming album, What For?, which they will then break down. Free event with RSVP.


Thursday, February 26 | 7:30 p.m.

Langhorne Slim (solo), Jonny Fritz (solo), Travis Hayes, and Francisco Fernandez


Friday, February 27 | 5:00 p.m.­7:00 p.m.

MailChimp presents The National Poster Retrospecticus Opening Cocktail Hour

The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of over 350 hand-printed event posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the US, including Jay Ryan, Lil Tuffy, Landland, and Daniel Danger. The event is produced by poster designer and enthusiast JP Boneyard, and it’s free to the public.


Friday, February 27 | 7:30 p.m.

Grouper, Briana Marlea, plus additional support TBA


Saturday, February 28 | 1:00 p.m.­3:00 p.m.

MailChimp presents Song Exploder Live Podcast Recording: How To Dress Well

In this live recording, How To Dress Well will break down “Pour Cyril” from the critically acclaimed album What Is This Heart?


Saturday, Feburary 28 | 3:30 p.m.­5:00 p.m.

I’ve Rambled This Country Both Early and Late: Alan Lomax Centennial Project

Join us for a special screening of rare and largely unseen footage from the Alan Lomax Archive, 1937­ – 1991, in honor of the centennial of Lomax’s birth on January 31st. Including introduction and Q&A by Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive.


Saturday, February 28 | 7:30 p.m.

Orchid Tapes Showcase: Foxes in Fiction, Owen Pallet (solo)


Sunday, March 1 | 3:30 p.m.

James Vincent McMorrow (solo), Kevin Garrett, Avid Dancer (solo), plus additional support TBA



Noise Pop Festival general music and film badges are now sold out; however, Super Fan badges are still available for $400. Tickets are also still available for select shows, so get your tickets soon!

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