On any given week, good music can be found all across San Francisco. Even so, there's something special about the annual Noise Pop Festival.
For over two decades now, San Francisco's own expertly curated version of South By Southwest not only brings in some of the most exciting indie artists from around the world, but also gives local music lovers an excuse to go out and binge on live music. Going to four concerts in five days would seem insane during a normal week, but during Noise Pop, it's just par for the course.
The festival's organizers have announced the preliminary lineup and it's definitely a doozy. The schedule boasts performances by slick chillwavers Toro y Moi, Modesto favorite son Jason Lytle and local powerhouse Thao & The Get Down Stay Down along with film screenings featuring Antony Hegarty and indie-rock legends Archers of Loaf.
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Be sure to keep check back on the Noise Pop website for more announcements as the festival, which runs February 26-March 3, approaches.
Here's our Spotify playlist of the bands that have been announced so far:
Check out a slideshow of live performances from some of the Noise Pop 2013 acts:
Noise Pop is known for adding some of the best shows to the schedule well after the initial lineup is announced. Here's who we know are performing so far:
Toro y Moi
Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Amon Tobin (DJ Set)
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside