The History of Noise Pop

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s favorite indie music, arts and film festival. The week long celebration, now in its 19th year, of indie music and culture prides itself on bringing exposure to emerging artists, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim, including the White Stripes, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Bright Eyes, The Donnas, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) and Silversun Pickups. The festival has also featured underground music legends such as Bob Mould, X, Frank Black (of the Pixies), Sleater-Kinney, and Television. Noise Pop also includes the ever-popular Noise Pop Film Series, Pop ‘N’ Shop, Culture Club, gallery art shows and much more.