Noise Pop Industries is pleased to announce the final performer line-up for the 2009 Noise Pop Festival which includes headliners Antony and the Johnsons, Deerhunter, Stephen Malkmus’ first ever solo performance in the Bay Area, Les Savy Fav, Josh Ritter (solo with a string quartet), Bob Mould, A.C. Newman, Sleepy Sun, French Kicks, Matt Costa, Martha Wainright, St Vincent, Ra Ra Riot, Clues, Sholi, N.A.S.A., No Age and a special intimate solo show by the Mountain Goats.
Noise Pop, the West Coast’s premiere independent celebration of music, film and art, takes place February 24 through March 1, 2009 at venues throughout San Francisco, CA. In total, over 100 of the best and the brightest of the independent music world will take to the stage at more than 40 events.
Noise Pop 2009 also marks the debut of “Industry Noise,” a one-day conference that looks at independent music, technology, touring and the transforming industry. The event takes place Friday, February 27, 2009 at The Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Industry Noise will feature a very special keynote conversation between Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).
Confirmed panelists for the day include David Hyman, CEO, MOG; artist Penelope Houston; Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management; Kevin Arnold, CEO, IODA; David Katznelson, President, Birdman Recording Group; Corey Denis, VP Digital Marketing, reepandsow; Brian Archer, Railer Entertainment; Aaron Axelson, Music Director, Live 105; Nancy Miller, Wired Magazine; Owen Seitel, Idell & Seitel; Greg Werckman, Ipecac Recordings, Greg Saunier, Deerhoof, with more to be announced.
Panels will include "What Happens In Vegas... gets spun into eternity on the web" about the realities of having a constantly recorded and documented career; "Next Big Thing" which looks at the necessity of major labels in breaking a band, and "This is you... Online" where musicians examine their online footprints.
In addition, there will be sit down conversations with the major players that are helping to shape the future of the industry. Industry Noise is a joint venture between Noise Pop and the Bandwidth Music Technology Conference, an annual gathering of music and technology professionals that brings those industries together for "Music. Technology. Cocktails."
To learn more about the conference and to register, go to the website at http://www.noisepop.com/2009/industry.php
And last but not least, Noise Pop again includes a film festival, gallery art openings, and “Pop ‘n’ Shop” – Noise Pop’s take on the local indie designer trunk sale and rock poster show.