Noise Pop 2012 to feature Flaming Lips, Built to Spill
San Francisco's multi-faceted Noise Pop Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a music lineup that includes The Flaming Lips, Built to Spill and Bob Mould, among dozens of others.
The event, which is set to take place Feb. 21-26 at various venues throughout the City by the Bay, boasts more than 100 performers including Archers of Loaf, Sleigh Bells, Die Antwoord, Cursive, Craig Finn, The Dodos and Wye Oak. The full schedule can be found at the event's website.
As has become typical for the festival, organizers have assembled an eclectic collection of venues to host the various live acts and film screenings, as well as the festival's art component, hosted in several of the city's galleries.
Music venues for 2012 include large halls such as The Fillmore and Oakland's Fox Theater, along with smaller rooms like Bimbo's 365, Rickshaw Stop and Edinburgh Castle.
Festival-goers can purchase individual tickets for shows either through the event's website or directly from venues. The festival is selling a Film Pass for the first time ever in 2012, which grants admission to all films being screened during the duration of the event for $30.
The festival will also include a one-day event-within-an-event called Culture Club, presenting a conference-like series of talks and hands-on workshops on a variety of topics concerned with the creative arts. The Culture Club event will take place Feb. 25 at the Public Works multi-arts venue in San Francisco, and will run from 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST.
Noise Pop began in 1993 as a one-day, single venue event featuring five bands, including The Fastbacks and the Overwhelming Colorfast.