Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Noise Pop shares opening night party plans

Noise Pop is pleased to unveil plans for Noise Pop 2009’s opening night party. Held at the Mezzanine on February 24th, the event, which is presented in conjunction with Toyota Matrix, Filter Magazine and ASCAP, features live music, art, DJs and a very special live performance by Deerhunter. There will be drink specials, live video art, custom screen-printing, and of course free ice cream courtesy of Ice Cream Man. Local artist Lifolee will also perform.

This 21+ event will be free for all Noise Pop Festival Badge-holders with an extremely limited number of additional tickets offered to the general public. Full details to be announced shortly on the Noise Pop Festival website.

There’s also a gaggle of new confirmations to announce at this year’s Noise Pop including the week’s closing show, Les Savy Fav on Sunday evening, March 1st. Additional new confirmations include Matt Costa, Keil Keith, Flosstradamus, David Dondero, Colossal Yes, Built For The Sea, Mike Relm, The Hooks, and The Dead Trees.

In association with Terrorbird and XLR8R, on February 28th, Noise Pop will present a special free live music event at the downtown San Francisco Apple Store, featuring Themselves, Rainbow Arabia, Yoni Wolf and Boy In Static. These shows are in addition to the previously announced line-up that includes Antony And The Johnsons, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Mould, Josh Ritter, Ra Ra Riot, No Age, A.C. Newman and many, many more.

The Noise Pop Film Festival returns in 2009 as part of the larger Noise Pop Festival, focusing on films that embrace and reflect independent music and culture. We are pleased to announce the complete program of films we have scheduled for this year’s Noise Pop:

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Drawing from rock photographer Jim Marshall’s stark images of Johnny Cash’s 1968 concert, rare archival footage, as well as exclusive interviews with participants and observers, the film traces Cash’s rocky road that led to the concert and the torrent of stardom and political debate that came after it.

Loki: Arnaldo Baptista
Cine-biography of the notorious musician Arnaldo Baptista, former lead singer of the band Os Mutantes. Of All the Things Dennis Lambert was one of the most successful and diverse songwriter/producers of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Today, he’s a 60-year-old family man but his obscure 1972 solo album is in the Philippines. A Filipino concert promoter has been begging Dennis to tour for decades, and in 2007 he finally agreed.

An intimate club nestled away on a busy Hollywood street, Largo has garnered a reputation among performers and fans alike as a place where what's on stage truly matters. Featuring: Aimee Mann, Andrew Bird, Fiona Apple, Grant-Lee Phillips, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Fred Armisen and more.

Agile Mobile Hostile: A Year with Andre Williams
Profile of Andre Williams, who has recorded hit records, written hit songs and worked with legends of the industry: Berry Gordy, Ike Turner and Stevie Wonder and has struggled with his own personal demons.

Gogol Bordello Non-Stop: A Gypsy-Punk documentary
From the birth of a New York City downtown Ruso-disco phenomena, known as the Bulgarian Bar, to a non-stop touring marathon, with his band Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hütz takes us deep into his artistic foundation.

Seven Signs: Music, Myth and the American South
“Seven Signs” focuses on the music, mythology and faith that persist, despite heavy modernization, in the American South. The documentary also marks the directorial debut for J.D. Wilkes, from the Legendary Shack Shakers.

I Need That Record: The Death (Or Possible Survival) Of The Independent Record Store
I Need That Record explores the reasons why over 3,000 independently owned record shops have closed in the past decade through interviews with Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) and plenty of indie record store workers from across the country.
Ashes of American Flags
The Wilco concert film, Ashes of American Flags, capture Wilco as they travel through the American South, playing small historic venues to diehard fans and sharing their perspectives on one another and the changing American landscape.

Night Flight: Born Again
“Night Flight: Born Again” is a special journey back to the video vaults to showcase the unique mix of the visually exciting, musically innovative and culturally subversive programming that made up Night Flight.

Advance tickets for Noise Pop 2009 shows and film screenings are available now from Noise Pop and festival venue partners. Noise Pop’s online ticket sales are powered by In Ticketing with a tree being planted for every ticket sold. Noise Pop 2009 Festival badges are also still available. Noise Pop Badges grant the owner entry to all general admission Noise Pop Festival events and are priced at $150 each

For up-to-the-minute information on the 2009 Noise Pop Festival, please visit

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