Merry Noise Pop week to all! Last Friday’s Ben Gibbard announcement led to tickets selling out in under a minute. Increasingly buzz-worthy local duo Cathedrals have long done the same with their two nights at The Indy. And odds are you’re still looking to score a giveaway to Best Coast, Surfer Blood, or any of the great events happening at the Swedish American. Either way, Noise Pop shows are continuing to sell out in this zero hour (Festival and Film badges are already gone) so we’ve done the prep work and laid out some options for a swarm of shows you can still jump on.
Tuesday, February 24th
Wednesday, February 25th
Thursday, February 26th
Friday, February 27th
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each day hosts a live recording of the podcast featuring each artist breaking down brand new music. Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi will provide a sneak peek into his upcoming album What For? (out April 7th ) and Tom Krell, the man behind How To Dress Well, will strip down “Pour Cyril” off 2014’s What Is This Heart? (Yes, both albums are questions). Get educated and dig through past episodes at songexploder.net.
Each day some music fiends of the Bay are hosting a happy hour at Benders in The Mission with some drinks, eats, and a collection of great bands. Click below to see the full details for each event and start your night of Noise Pop early. Each day is FREE with an RSVP.
Wednesday (Presented by Different Fur) ft. Party Animal, Tiaras, Lemme Adams
Thursday (Presented by Balanced Breakfast) ft. Bear Lincoln, Friends w/o Benefits, The Damn Fanatics
Friday (Presented by The Bay Bridged) ft. Couches, Stalls, Never Young
Saturday (Presented by Benders) ft. Wild Eyes, Warcloud, The Traveling I’lls
About the author: Mike Chouinard is a habitual Bay Area show-hopper and new music junkie. Currently Artist Relations at DeliRadio and Training Director at KALX. Follow his music based ramblings on Twitter.