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Thursday, March 30, 2006


Damn, one of my favorite things about San Francisco that I miss is the NOISE POP FESTIVAL that started this week. Kevin Arnold and crew each year do an amazing job of making the town it's own music mecca for indie rock.

Here are some of the shows that I wouldn't miss:

Thursday, March 30

Rogue Wave, Aqueduct, Octopus Project, Scrabbel
BIMBO'S, 7PM (doors), $15

The Onion A.V. Club Presents
The National, Mark Eitzel, Talkdemonic, Division Day
THE INDEPENDENT, 7:30 (doors), $14

Friday, March 31

Film School, Cloud Room, Birdmonster, Send For Help
SLIM'S, 7:30PM (doors), $12

Spin Presents
Two Gallants, Silversun Pickups, Street to Nowhere, Cold War Kids
BIMBO'S, 7PM (doors), $15

The Onion A.V. Club Presents:
We Are Scientists, Foreign Born, The Grates, The Blood Arm
THE INDEPENDENT, 8:30 (doors), $14 - SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 1

Miller presents Noise Pop Happy Hour - Hosted by SomaFM's Indie Pop Rocks

Wolfmother, Parchman Farm, Danava, Dear Kerosene (io)

Also, they have some great panels lined up for young bands, check all of these out if you can:

Saturday April 1st 1 - 6 pm, The Makeout Room, Admission $12 or Noise Pop Badge.

Panel #1: Getting Booked in San Francisco and Nationwide
Matt Hickey - High Road Touring (Bloc Party, Luna, Mission of Burma, Sleater-Kinney)
Christian Bernhardt - Kork Agency (Enon, Ariel Pink, Black Dice, Xiu Xiu, Voxtrot)
Todd Cote - Leafy Green (Devendra Banhart, The King of France,)
Michelle Panache - Panache Booking (DMBQ, Green Milk from the Planet Orange)
Deb Zeller - Talent Buyer, The Make Out Room, and guru behind Playing in Fog

Panel #2: Start The Presses - Getting Your Music Reviewed
Jaan Uhelszski - San Francisco Chronicle, Founder of Creem
Kimberly Chun - Senior Arts and Entertainment Editor, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Brian Brophy - Managing Editor, Mesh SF
Lisa Hix - Managing Editor, Flavorpill SF
Kjersti Egerdahl, West Coast Performer Magazine

Sunday April 2nd 1 - 6 pm, The Makeout Room, Admission $12 or Noise Pop Badge

Music For America @ Indie Night School

Panel #3: Alternative Ways to Get your Band Noticed
Dan Droller, Music For America

Dave Kostiner, Davis, Shapiro, Lewit, Montone & Hayes
Jamie Stewart, Xiu Xiu
Windy Chien, iTunesproducer, former owner of Aquarius Records
Matt Graves, Real Networks
JT Griffth, Director, Film & Music, Nettwerk Music Group

Panel #4: Building a Brand Out of Your Band - How to make a living through music with more than music sales and concerts.
Nate Query, Decemberists
Hari Berrier, Zeitgeist Artist Management
Jonathan Wood, GoodStorm Inc
Adam Gothelf, AG Music Merchandising Co.
Carol Grey, Manager of Artist Relations at Cinderblock

NOISE POP - http://www.noisepop.com/2006/


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