Noise Pop Festival
“Since its inception in 1993, San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival has grown into one of the most respected indie rock extravaganza’s in the country” - Pitchfork
The Noise Pop Festival is an annual indie music, arts and film festival. Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop started as a yearly festival of independent music that featured the best local bands the city had to offer and over the last 19 years, it has grown into a widely respected brand. In addition, the festival boasts a film series that explores the intersection of music and art; Pop-n-Shop, a local designer fair; Culture Club, an interactive workshop exploring DIY culture; Art Gallery Shows; Happy Hours and much more. The founders of Noise Pop formed Noise Pop Industries (NPI for short) in 2006 as an engine to take the successful Noise Pop brand into new arenas of entertainment, culture and business.
In late 2011, Do415 came into Noise Pop’s acquisition. Do415 is the place to find out what to do in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following the concept of Austin’s Do512 and Chicago’s Do312 to name a couple, one can find out about thousands of music, art, theater, film, and other special events event happening around town, including great food and drink specials.
NPI provides valuable business development consulting, strategy and marketing and is also a full-scale production company that produces the Noise Pop Festival, the Treasure Island Music Festival, ongoing specials events including concerts, films, readings and gallery shows, as well as a number of other projects. NPI develops Noise Pop through a program that includes original audio and video content, merchandising, and an online presence. Noise Pop’s mission is to be a premier source of high quality independent events, music, media, art and merchandise to our expanding community.
- 1 History
- 2 Line up
- 2.1 1993 Year One: The Humble Beginning
- 2.2 1994
- 2.3 1995
- 2.4 1996
- 2.5 1997
- 2.6 1998
- 2.7 1999
- 2.8 2000
- 2.9 2001
- 2.10 2002
- 2.11 2003
- 2.12 2004
- 2.13 2005
- 2.14 2006
- 2.15 2007
- 2.16 2008
- 2.17 2009
- 2.18 2010
- 2.19 2011
- 2.20 2012
- 2.21 2013
- 2.22 2014
- 3 References
Since the beginning Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim. Some notable acts who have played Noise Pop include The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Bright Eyes, Best Coast, Jeff Tweedy, The Dodos, Girls and Antony and The Johnsons. The festival has also featured musical legends such as Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band, Bob Mould, Yo La Tengo, X, Frank Black (of the Pixies), Sleater-Kinney and Television.
1993 Year One: The Humble Beginning
The first Noise Pop Festival took place on January 29, 1993 at the Kennel Club (now called The Independent). Tickets were $5 and although it was only one day, it was called the S.F. Noise Pop Festival. A perfect moment in time...
Bitchcraft, Bracket, Cara de Nada, Carlos!, Corduroy, The Fastbacks, Four Point Star, Hazel, The Meices, Overwhelming Colorfast, The Red Aunts, The Supersuckers, Tina Age 13 The second year the festival took place from Friday, January 28 to Sunday, January 30, 1994. The poster artwork was made by local tattoo artist Mike Davis. Three days this time, $15 festival pass and featuring 13 bands, all at the Bottom of the Hill, Noise Pop Festival established its home base and claimed its place as an annually anticipated event in the Bay Area.
Alcohol Funnycar, Baby Carrot, Bracket, Carlos!, Corduroy, Creeper Lagoon, Engine, The Fastbacks, Flake, Flop, Fluf, Inch, Jawbreaker, Knapsack, The Meices, Overwhelming Colorfast, Package, P.E.E., Slider, Snowmen, Uncle Joe's Big Ole Driver One extra day was added to the festival's third year, making it the largest yet from Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, January 29, 1995 featuring 21 bands in 3 venues. For more details, photos and articles, Noise Pop Festival now has this website powered by Buzznet (a very early form of Buzz Media).
Actionslacks, American Sensei, Bracket, Carlos!, Chixdiggit, Clarke Nova, Colorfast, Creeper Lagoon, Farflung, The Fastbacks, Groovie Ghoulies, Hugh, Magic Paper, Maxiwagon, The Mieces, No Knife, Peppercorn, Red 5, Skiploader, Skyscraper, Spackle, Supersuckers, Tenderloin, 30.06, Tilt, Trackstar Noise Pop Festival returns with four more days, from Thursday, February 22 to Sunday, February 26, 1996 with a new website design, featuring 26 bands in 4 venues.
Actionslacks, Archers of Loaf, Bracket, Carlos!, Chixdiggit, Crash & Brittany, Creeper Lagoon, Death Star, Decal, Engine 88, Jeremy Enigk, Fastbacks, The Foster Brooks, Fluf, Frogpond, Go Pound Salt, Hazel, Henry's Dress, Knapsack, Limp, Me First, The Meices, Model Rockets, The Moons, Overwhelming Colorfast, Papas Fritas, P.E.E., The PeeChees, Peppercorn, Red Red Meat, Retriever, Rock Band #47, Snowmen, Spoon, Trackstar Taking place from Wednesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 2, 1997 in 5 venues it features 35 bands, some of which have now become festival favorites. One more new website for Noise Pop Festival 1997!
Actionslacks, The Androgynauts, The Apples in Stereo, Baby Carrot, Beulah, Carlos!, Chixdiggit, Creeper Lagoon, Crumb, Fastbacks, The Flaming Lips Boombox Experiment #4 (see here), Flavius, The Foster Brooks, Fuck, Frank Black and The Catholics, Galaga, Imperial Teen, Harvey Danger, John Doe Thing, The Keeners, Kingdom First, Knapsack, Lunchbox, MK-Ultra, Modest Mouse, Oranger, P.E.E., Peppercorn, Pure Joy, 7th Betty, 16 Deluxe, Red Planet, Scenic Vermont, Slower Than, Trackstar, Verbow, Warm Wires Featuring 37 bands in 5 venues, from Wednesday, February 25 to Sunday, March 1, 1998, Noise Pop Festival returns with its now annual February date with the San Francisco Bay Area audience with yet one more new website!
The Aislers Set, Alien Crime Syndicate, Beulah, Bitesize, Bracket, Carlos!, Creeper Lagoon, Crumb, Dealership, Death Cab for Cutie, Elevator Drops, Fastbacks, Fiver, Gardener, Glasstown, Grandaddy, Guided by Voices, I Am Spoonbender, Imperial Teen, Jimmy Eat World, Kingdom First, Lunchbox, Magnolia Thunderfinger, Me First, Murder City Devils, Oranger, Push Kings, Red Stars Theory, Rocket from the Crypt, Rodriguez, Sense Field, 764-HERO, 16 Deluxe, Snowmen, Trackstar Featuring 35 bands in 6 venues, from Tuesday, February 23 to Sunday, February 28, 1999. Visit website
In 2000 for the new millennium, there were two Noise Pop Festivals that took place: February 29 - March 5 San Francisco & May 10 to May 15 Chicago.
The Aislers Set, Alien Crime Syndicate, Beulah, Franklin Bruno, Carlos!, Chixdiggit, Crooked Fingers, Dealership, Death Cab for Cutie, Earlimart, Electro Group, Fastbacks, Fiver, Fluke Starbucker, For Stars, The Get-Go, Groovie Ghoulies, I Am Spoonbender, Jim Yoshii Pile-Up, Jonah's Onelinedrawing, Limp, The Loud Family, The Magnetic Fields, Man Or Astro-man?, Mates of State, Me First, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Nar, Oranger, Peter Parker, Rumah Sakit, Secadora, Shimmer Kids, Kyle Statham (of Fuck), Sunless Day, Sunset Valley, Thingy, Track Star, John Vanderslice, X
Featuring 41 bands in 5 venues for 6 days, Noise Pop Festival introduces film into its line up and creates the Noise Pop Film Festival, a series of film screenings that are all related to music; documentaries, rockumentaries, music mockumentaries, etc.
The Aluminum Group, Anderson/Kowald/Drake, The Apples in Stereo, The Bangs, Blonde Redhead, Brokeback, John Butcher, Califone, Terry Callier, Chicago Underground Quartet (see Chicago Underground Duo), Devil in a Woodpile, John Doe, Floridis/Vandermark/Jaume, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Cor Fuhler & Chicago Friends, Rebecca Gates, The Gossips, Grandaddy, Robbie Hardkiss, Boris Sinclair Hauf, Andre Jaume, Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Trio, Kowald/Sommer/Floridis, Lady D, For Soul Only, Jon Langford, Ernst Long, LOOS, Mike Ireland and Holler, Chris Mills, Modest Mouse, Pete Nathan, Colin Newman, OK Go, Oranger, Jim O'Rourke, Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers, Carlos Ortega, Pan American, Paul Wertico Trio, Sam Prekop, Seam, Silo, Sleater-Kinney, Günter "Baby" Sommer, Tobias, Jeff Tweedy, Unwound, Verbow, Versus, Wire.
Noise Pop Festival returns to wind city for a second year along with its sibling and birthtown, San Francisco!
Actionslacks, The Aislers Set, Alien Crime Syndicate, Azure Ray, The Bellrays, Beulah, Blonde Redhead, Bright Eyes, Call and Response, Carlos!, The Church Steps, The Court & Spark, Creeper Lagoon, Crooked Fingers, DJ Me DJ You, Droo Church, Mark Eitzel, Fastbacks, Fiver, From Bubblegum to Sky, Girls Against Boys, Holly Golightly, The Good Life, Henry Miller Sextet, The Icarus Line, Jet Black Crayon, Jim Yoshii Pile-up, Jimmy Eat World, Jolly, Damien Jurado, The Kingsbury Manx, Lost Kids, Cole Marquis, Mates of State, Me First, The Minus 5, Money Mark, No Forcefield, Aaron Nudelman, Onelinedrawing, The Orange Peels, Oranger, Papercuts, The Pattern, Pedro the Lion, Persephone's Bees, Pinq, Pleasure Forever, Pocket For Corduroy, Preston School of Industry, Saint Andre, 764-HERO, 7th Standard, The Shins, Skiptrace, Spoon, Starflyer 59, The Stratford 4, Matt Suggs, Sunday's Best, Superchunk, Tarentel, Trackstar, John Vanderslice, Vue, The White Stripes, The Young Fresh Fellows, Zen Guerrilla.
Fred Anderson (musician), Antipop Consortium, Atombombpocketknife, Autechre, Robert Barry, The Bellrays, The Bevis Frond, Bobby Stratosphere and the Bloodclub, Busy Signals, Casolando, The Chamber Strings, Cibo Matto, Couch, Creeper Lagoon, Cursive, Damon and Naomi with Kurihara of Ghost, The Dismemberment Plan, Kevin Drumm, 8 Bold Souls, Eleventh Dream Day, Enon, Evil Bearer, Fruitbats, Goldfrapp, Guided by Voices, Jah Wobble & Deep Space, The Jimmy Smith Group, K-Rad, L'Altra, Mike Ladd, Mat Maneri, Mac McCaughan, Neko Case & Joey Burns, 90 Day Men, Pinebender, Pinetop Seven, Preston School of Industry, Pulseprogramming, Rob Hall & Russell Haswell, Songs:Ohia, Stars, Suicide, Sur La Mer, Television, Tenki, Ken Vandermark, DJ Warp, Wagon Christ, We Ragazzi, Yo La Tengo
Actionslacks, Adult, The Aislers Set, Alaska, Aveo, Azure Ray, Baby Carrot, Beachwood Sparks, Big Star, Buellton, Built Like Alaska, Call And Response, Chantigs, Court and Spark, Daniel Johnston, David Dondero, Dealership, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dirtbombs, The Dismemberment Plan, The Donnas, Ee, Electro Group, Elephone, The Evening, The Extra Glenns, The Faint, Fastbacks, Fields of Gaffney, Film School, Fiver, Fluf, Folk Implosion, For Stars, Gadget, Ghost Orchids, The Go, The Good Life, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Guided by Voices, Hot Wire Titans, I Am Spoonbender, Imperial Teen, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), John Doe & Neko Case, KaitO, The Lilys, Lois Maffeo & Greg Moore, The Long Winters, Lunchbox, M. Ward, The Makers, Matt Pond PA, Mellow Drunk, Migala, Modest Mouse, Moldy Peaches, The Moore Bros, The New Pornographers, Oranger, Overwhelming Colorfast, The Pattern, Paula Frazer, Pedro the Lion, Persephone's Bees, Pinq, Pleasure Forever, +/-, The Posies, Preston School of Industry, Richmond Sluts, Rilo Kiley, Sara Shannon, Seldom, The Sermon, Stratford 4, The Substitutes, Trackstar, 20 Minute Loop, The Velvet Teen, Versus, Vervein, Virgil Shaw, Visqueen, Vue, Whysall Lane, Xiu Xiu, Zmrzlina
DJ Aaron Axelsen, Alaska, DJ Alicia (The Aislers Set), Ball Point Birds, Hudson Bell, The Blood Brothers, DJ Roddy Bottum, Built Like Alaska, The Burly Earls, Calexico, Camper Van Beethoven, Carlos Forster (For Stars) & The Meeting Places, Cat Power, Ceramic Isles, Citizens Here and Abroad, Communique, Court and Spark, The Coyotes, Creeper Lagoon, Crime in Choir, Crooked Fingers, The Cuts, Dead Moon, Dealership, The Dirtbombs, Mia Toi Dodd, The Donnas, Downway, Nicolai Dunger, The Dying Californian, Eleventeen, Erase Errata, Fast Forward, Fields of Gaffney, Film School, Firecracker, Fiver, Fojimoto, Folk Implosion, Nik Freitas, The Go, Har Mar Superstar, Hockey Night, Peggy Honeywell, Hot Rod Circuit, Ill Lit, Imperial Teen, Jackpipe Social Club, Jealous Sound, DJ Jonny Deeper, Junior Panthers, DJ Kid Frostbite, Kirby Grips, DJ Sharky Laguana, The Librarians, The Locust, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Milemarker, Minus the Bear, Moore Bros., Mountain Goats, Joanna Newsom, No Knife, OK Go, On The Speakers, Onelinedrawing, Panty Lions, Patrick Park, The Pattern, Plain High Drifters, The Pleased, Preston School of Industry, The Rattlesnakes, Record Player Tommy Guerrero, Replicator, Rooney, Roots of Orchis, Rum Diary, The Sermon, The Small Hours, (smog), Starflyer 59, Kelley Stoltz, Stratford 4, The Suicide Girls, Swords Project, DJ Tangbeer, Time Spent Driving, Tom Hayman, Tortoise, Trackstar, Trans Am, Truxton, Tsunami Bomb, Tussle, Under a Dying Sun, DJ John Vanderslice, The Velvet Teen, Von Bondies, M. Ward, Western, Whysall Lane
Actionslacks, The Advantage, The Aluminum Group, Alias, All Bets Off, All Night Radio, American Music Club, Audio Learning Center, Devendra Banhart, Hudson Bell, The Bellyachers, Black Cat Music, Bonfire Madigan, The Bother, British Sea Power, Built Like Alaska, Call and Response, Canoe, Cex, Citizens Here and Abroad, The Clarke Nova, Coachwhips, CocoRosie, Comets on Fire, Communique, The Court & Spark, The Cuts, Dead Meadow, Dead Science, The Decemberists, The Decoration, The Demons, Denali, The Detroit Cobras, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dios, David Dondero, Dying Californian, Earlimart, The Elected, Elephone, Ester Drang, The Evening, The Everyothers, Fayvor Love, 50 Foot Wave, Film School, Fivehead, 400 Blows, Sage Francis, Gary Young's Hospital, Grand Buffet, Heavenly States, Henry Miller Sextet, The Herms, Jolie Holland, Holy Kiss, Hospital, I Am Spoonbender, Irving, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Frank Jordan, KaitO, Knife and Fork, Kung Fu USA, Laguardia, The Locust, Loose in the Wild, Loquat, Low, Low Flying Owls, MacLethal, Midnight Movies, The Minders, Monolith, Nedelle and Tom, Neko Case and Friends, Joanna Newsom, On The Speakers, Oranger, The Panty Spanons, Papa M, Paradise Island, Pedro the Lion, The Peels, Persephone's Bees, Pidgeon, Plan B, +/-, Polar Eyes, Preston School of Industry, The Proles, Pure Joy, The Quails, The Red Thread, Restiform Bodies, Rilo Kiley, Rock & Roll Adventure Kids, DJ Ursula Rodriguez, Rogue Wave, The Rum Diary, Salem Lights, Sanford Arms, The Scramblers, Seksu Roba, Sgt. Major, Shoehouse, Six Organs of Admittance, The Sleaves, The Starlight Desperation, DJ Ben Steidel, The Stills, Kelley Stoltz, Stratford 4, Super Furry Animals, The Swords Project, Timonium, Tippy Canoe, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Truxton, Tussle, 28th Day, Two Gallants, The Tyde, The Unicorns, United State of Electronica, John Vanderslice, The Velvet Teen, Vetiver, Visqueen, Vue, The Washdown, Why?, Willpower, Willy Mason, Wrangler Brutes, The Wrens, Your Enemies Friends
Keren Ann, Aqueduct, Hudson Bell, Big D and the Kids Table, Built Like Alaska, Chow Nasty, The Comas, Comets on Fire, Communiqué, Conspiracy of Beards, Amy Cooper, Damon and Naomi, The Devil Makes Three, DeVotchKa, The Ditty Bops, David Dondero, Nicolai Dunger, Earlimart, The Ebb and Flow, Enorchestra, Erase Errata, Every Move a Picture, Fayvor Love, Film School, The Flying Luttenbachers, Nik Freitas, From Bubblegum to Sky, The Fucking Champs, Inara George, Giant Drag, A Girl Called Eddy, The Golden Republic, The Heavenly States, The Helio Sequence, Henry Miller Sextet, The Herms, High on Fire, Micah P. Hinson, Toshio Hirano, The Hold Steady, Hospitals, Hot Hot Heat, The Impossible Shapes, Irving, The Joggers, Frank Jordan, Knife and Fork, Kylesa, Jens Lekman, Les Georges Leningrand, Louis XIV, The Lovemakers, The Mall, Mates of State, Minipop, Mission of Burma, Bob Mould, Alexi Murdoch, Nada Surf,
Feist, John Vanderslice, Youth Group The Botticells, Every Move a Picture, Scissors for Lefty, Communique, Push to Talk, Deadboy & the Elephantmen, Ex-Boyfriends, Rum Diary, Stephen Fretwell, The Flaming Lips, Startdeath & white Dwarfs, Midlake, Dj Aaron Axelson, ISIS, These arms are Snakes, Zombi, The Holy See, Billy Nayer Show, Teri Fallini, Hopewell, Henry Miller Sextet, Tommy Guerrerro, Bing Ji Ling, Curumin, Honeycut, The Dirtbombs, Black Lips, The Lamps, Sensations[disambiguation needed], The Cuts, Col. Knowledge & the Lickity-Splits, A-Fir Ju Well, Heavenly States, Audrye Sessions, New Trust, Mandrake, Britt Daniel, Laura Veirs, Martyn Leaper, Meric Long, Rogue Wave, Aqueduct, Octopus Projects, Scabble, Her Space Holiday, Loquat, Pants Pants, Pants, Nous Non Plus, Hey Willpower, Parks and Recreation, Space Mtn, Kieran Hedben and Steve Redi, Kid606 & Friends, Mattson 2, Huts, The National, Mark Eitzel, Talkdemonic, Division Day, The Herms, Citizens Here & Abroad, Why?, Asobi Seksu, Dirty Projectors, Black Fiction, Thursday, Minus the Bear, The#12Looks Like you, We're all Broken, Sam Pekop & Archer Prewill (the Sea and Cake,) Pedro the Lion's David Bazan, Elvis Perkins, The Czars, Two Gallants, Silversun Pickups, Street to Nowhere, Cold War Kids, The New Amsterdams, SLow Runner, The Brokedown, Ryan Harper[disambiguation needed], Chow Nasty, Books on Tape, Post Coitus, Jason Collett, Etienne De Rocher, The Submarines, Alina Simone, We Are Scientists, Foreign Born, The Grates, The Blood Arm, Film School, Cloud Room, Birdmonster, Send For Help, I Am the Avalance, Summer Obsession, Overview, Wolfmother, Parchman Farm, Danava, Dear Kerosene The Velvelt Teen, Xiu Xiu Minipop, Polar Bears, Kid Koala, Dj Relm, J Boogie's Dubtronic Science, DJ J Boogie, David Dondero, Craig Wedren, El Olio Wolof, Dead Science, Company Car, Locke 'n' Load, The Silencers, Nothing Cool, Brothers Past, Hijack the Disco, Parker Street Cinema, Motion Potion, Smoosh, Two Seconds, Lou Lou & the Guitarfish, Just 3 Guys, Trainwreck Riders, Gavin Newsom, Pine Box Boys, Ghost Family, Vetiver, Brightblack Morning Light, Neil Halstead, Peggy Honeywell, Sean Hayes, Geoff Farina, Chris Brokaw, Trains Across The Sea
FREEDM NIGHT, Tapes 'n Tapes, Har Mar Superstar, Extra Action Marching Band, HELLA, Pop Levi, Macromatics, Tartufi, Willy Mason, The Watson Twins, Ryan Auffenberg, Built for the Sea, The Bent Mustache, Love of Diagrams, The New Trust, Damien Jurado, The Submarines, Black Fiction, Who Is Harry Nilsson, You're Gonna Miss Me, Josh Ritter, Etienne de Rocher, Laura Gibson, Nicki Chambly, Alexi Murdoch, Aqueduct, Midnight Movies, Send for Help, Matt & Kim, Erase Errata, No Age, Pants Pants Pants, Lyrics Born, The Coup, Roky Erickson and the Explosives, Oranger, Howlin Rain, Wooden Shjips. French Kicks, Scissors For Lefty, The Oohlas, Magic Bullets, Trainwreck Riders, Poor Bailey, The Morning Benders, Sonic Youth, The Donnos, Boyskout, Bellavista, Push to Talk, Annuals, Simone Dawes, Pilot Speed, Ray Barbie & the Mattson 2, Jolie Holland, David Dondero, St. Vincent, Ted LEo and the Pharmacists, Georgie James, So Many Dynamos, Pony Come Lately, Autolux, Snowden, Malajub, Death of a Party, The Dandy Warhols, Audrye Sessions, Elephone, DJ Aaron Axelson, State Radio, The New Amsterdams, Street To Nowhere, The Actual, Vic Chesnutt, Zach Rogue, Thao Nguyen, Alela Diane, The Ponys, Lemon Sun, Gris Gris, Rum Diary, Dead Meadow, Startlight Desperation, Spindrift, Love Like Fire, Brightblack Morning Light, Women and Children, Mariee Sioux, Karl Blau, Clinic, Earlimart, Sea Wold, The Mumlers, Ghostland Observatory, Honeycut, The Gray Kid, Land Shark, Spinto Band, Dios Malos, The Changes, The Old Fashioned Way, Cake, Money Mark, The Botticellis, Scabbel, Midlake, Minipop, Ester Drang, Minmae, The Dwarves, Girl Band, The White Barons
Minipop, The Entrance Band, The Mumlers, West Indian Girl, Two Sheds, Trophy Fire, honey.moon.tree, Golden Animals, The Walkmen, The Broken West, Nyles Lannon, A Modern Machine, Quasi, Little Ones, peoplepeople, The Minor Canon, Fu Manchu, Saviours, ASG, Orchid, Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Here Here, Sholi, The Dodos, Of, The Whate, Bodies of Water, Willow Willow, Stellastarr, Birdmoster, Throw me the statue, The Hundred Days, The Magnetic Fields, Interstellar Radio COmpany, Kelley Stoltz, Grand Archives, The Morning Benders, The Weather Underground, Human Giant, Magic Bullets, Voxhaul Broadcast, The Mountain Goats, Heffrey Lewis and the Jitters, Okay, Aim Low Kid, Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, White Demin, Vell Vell Vanish, The Rosebuds, Helio Sequence, Film School, The Builders and the Butchers, Built for the sea, Working for a Nuclear Free City, Foxtail Somersault, Cursive, Darker My Love, Judgement Day, The Blacks, Wale, Trackademicks, Nick Catchdubs, Gutter Twins, Great Northern, Monotonix, Apache, British Sea Power, 20 Minute Loop, Colour Music, Off Campus, The Mountains Goats, David Dondero, Tuisa, Conspiracy of Venus, Port O'Briend & Delta Spiritm MSTRKRFT, La Riots, Lazaro Casanova, Sieazmore, The Virgins, Airborne Toxic Event, The Blakes, Man/Miracle, Panther, The Mountains Goats, Tilly and The Wall, Capgun Coup, Tally Hall, Little Teeth, She & Him, Adam Stephens
Antony and the Johnsons, Stephen Malkmus, Newman, Martha Wainwright, Vincent, No Age, French Kicks, Josh Ritter, The Morning Benders, Ra Ra Riot, The Submarines, Goblin Cock, Dear and the Headlights
Brookhaven, The Frail, DJ Sleazmore, Disco Shawn, Har Mar Superstart, Yoko Ono Plasti Ono Band, Cornelius, Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon, Harlem, Best Coast, The Sandwitches, Young Prisms, Rogue Wave, Princeton, Man/Miracle, Two Sheds, The Ghost of A Saber Toothed Tiger, If By Yes, DJ Eucademix, Foreign Born, The Fresh and Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters, Citay/ Scout Niblett, Greg Ashley, Tape Deck Mountain, Far, Stomacher, Picture Atlantic, The Trophy Fire, The Dodos & Magik*Magik, Zee Avi, The Hot Toddies, Leslie and The Badgers, Tiny Television, John Vanderslice, Nurses, Honeycomb, Conspiracy of Venus, Atlas Sound, The Mumlers, The Growlers, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Ferocious Few, Wallpaper, The Limousines, Butterfly Bones, Battlehooch, Four Tet, Nathan Fake, Rainbow Arabia, Scissors for Lefty, Judgement Day, Ghost and the city, Glaciers, Taxes, Memory Tapes, Loquat, Birds & Batteries, Letting UP Despite Great Failures, Magnetic Feilts, Mark Eitzel, PEE, True Widow, Ovens, Grass Widow, We Were promised Jetpacks, The Lonely Forets, Bear Hands, Tempo No Tempo, Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay, Nico Vega, Music For Animals, Imaad Wasif, Mark Kozelek, Laura Gibson, Paula Frazer, Fences, !!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake, Black Prairie, Trainwreck riders, Billy & Dolly, Birds Fled From Me, Dizzy Balloon, The Hounds Below, Visqueen, Laarks, Edward Sharp and the magnetic zeros, The Watson Twins, AB and the Sea, The Northern Key
A B & The Sea, Admiral Radley, Aesop Rock, Alexi Murdoch, Altars, Angel Island, Apex Manor, Bart Davenport, Battlehooch, Ben Gibbard, Best Coast, Big Light, DJ Big Wiz, Birds & Batteries, The Black Ryder, DJ Britt Govea, The BrokenMusicBox, The Burnt Ones, Butterfly Bones, Chelsea Wolfe, The Concretes, Crazy Band, Dam-Funk, Dan Deacon, Dave Smallen, Dirty Ghosts, Dominant Legs, The Downer Party, Easter Conference Champions, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Exray's, Fake Your Own Death, Felson, The Ferocious Few, Film School, The Frail, The Fresh & Onlys, Funeral Party, Geographer, Grass Widow, Gregory and the Hawk, The Growlers, Guillermo, Hakobo, Harderships, Hot Fog, How to Dress Well, Hunx and His Punx, Incan Abraham, J House, Jake Mann and the Upper Hand, Jel, Jenny O, Jhameel, K. Flay, Kevin Seconds, Kid Koala, Kimya Dawson, Lily Taylor, The Love Language, Magic Bullets, Max Bemis, Melted Toys, No Age, Nobunny, Oona, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Pleasure Kills, Psychic Friend, Rachel Fannan, Rank/Xerox, Rob Sonic, Robbinschild, Kinski, Royal Baths, Sarah Lee & Johnny, Seventeen Evergreen, Shannon and the Clams, Shlomo, Silje Nes, Sister Crayon, Social Studies, The Soft Moon, The Soft White Sixties, The Stone Foxes, DJ Swayzee, Tamaryn, Ted Leo, Ted Nesseth, Telekinesis, The Trophy Fire, Typhoon, Ume, The Urinals, Versus, Voxhaul Broadcast, Wavves, Wax Idols, Westwood & Willow, Wet Illustrated, The Wrong Words, Yo La Tengo, Young Prisms, Zach Rogue
Adventure Club, Allah-las, Archers Of Loaf, Greg Ashley, Atlas Sound, Au, DJ Aaron Axelsen, Bare Wires, Sasha Bell, Big Black Delta, Big Freedia, Big Sleep, Big Tree, Bird By Snow, Black Bananas, Bleached, Born Gold, Brilliant Colors, Frank Broyles, BT Magnum, Budos Band, Built Like Alaska, Built To Spill, Cannons & Clouds, Carnivores, Chains Of Love, Chapter 24, Christie Front Drive, Chromatics, Churches, Class Actress, Cursive, Matthew, Dear, Die Antwoord, Dirty Ghosts, Disappears, Distortion+, The Dodos, Double Duchess, Dreams, Electric Flower, Epicsauce DJs,Exray’s, Fake Your Own Death, Fidlar, Craig Finn, The Flaming Lips, Carlos Forster, The Fresh & Onlys, Giggle Party, Glass Candy, Great Apes, Grimes, Rachel Haden, Hard French DJs, Here Here, Jolie Holland, Hollerado, Hospitality, Imperial Teen, Cate Le Bon, Lilac, The Lonely Forest, Tyler Lyle, Jonah, Matranga, Maus Haus, Mac Mccaughan, Melted Toys, The M Machine, Bob Mould, Mount Moriah, New Diplomat, DJ Omar, oOoOO, Oranger, Overwhelming Colorfast, Painted Palms, Papercuts, Pennybirdrabbit, Peppercorn, Pickwick, Garrett Pierce, Preteen, Princeton, Ash Reiter, Release the Sunbird, Porter Robinson, Sad Baby Wolf, Sea Of Bees, Seventeen Evergreen, Shannon & The Clams, The She’s, Sister Crayon, Sleigh Bells, Slouching Stars, Social Studies, Soft Metals, The Soft Pack, Sonny & The Sunsets, Sun Foot, Surf Club, Surfer Blood, Talkdemonic, Tambo Rays, Taxes, Thao, Tortured Genies, Tropical Popsicle, The 21st Century, 20 Minute Loop, Two Gallants, Ume, John Vanderslice, Laura Veirs Veronica Falls, Violent Change, Vir, Virgin Islands, Vogue and Tone, Emily Jane White, White Cloud, Will Sprott, Wye Oak, Yalls, Young Mammals, Young Prisms
!!!, AAN, Aaron Espinoza, Amon Tobin, Ardalan, Bear Mountain, Before the Brave, Black Whales, Blackbird Blackbird, Blasted Canyons, Body/Head, Boyfrnds, Brainstorm, Brogan Bentley, Burmese, Burnt Ones, Califone, Caspian, Ceremony, Chad Salty, Comadre, Cool Ghouls, Cruel Summer, Damien Jurado, Dana Falconberry, DIIV, Dirty Ghosts, DJ Dials, Doe Eye, Dog Bite, DRMS, Dune Rats, Emily Jane White, Ev Kain, Family of the Year, Free Energy, French Cassettes, Future Twin, Fuzz, Föllakzoid, G.Green, Giraffage, Group Rhoda, Harriet, Holy Shit, Honey Soundsystem, Horsebladder, In the Valley Below, IO Echo, James & Evander, Jason Lytle, Jenny O, Joaquin Bartra, Jukebox the Ghost, Kacey Johansing, Lake, Lenz, Lovely Bad Things, Magic Trick, Mahgeetah, Man Without Country, Matt Pond, Maus Haus, Michaek Stasis, Mike Donovan, Miner, Mwahaha, Nanosaur, Native, Naytronix, Noel Von Harmonson, Nosaj Thing, OBN III's, Paul Basic, Peggy Honeywell, Permanent Ruin, Plateaus, Permanent Ruin, Psychic Friend, Pyschic Ills, R. Stevie Moore Radar Brothers, Ramona Falls, Rin Tin Tiger, Rogue Wave, Rudebrat, Sallie Ford, & The Sound Outside, Sam Flax, Shock, Sinkane, Sir Sly, Sisu, Social Studies, Sonny & The Sunsets, Starfucker, Supervision, Synthetic ID, Teen Daze, Terry Malts, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Blank Tapes, The Crystal Ark, The Dandelion War, The Fresh & Onlys, The Lighthouse and The Whaler, The Mallard, The She's, The Thermals, The Yellow Dogs, Toro Y Moi, Tussle, Warm Soda, Wax Idols, White Arrows, Will Sprott (of The Mumlers). Wymond Mils, XXYYXX, Yacht
AAN, ASTR, Audion, Bleached, Bob Mould, Bottomless Pit, Broods, Cannons and Clouds, Cheatahs, Cold Cave, Com Truise, Courtney Barnett, Creative Adult, Dante Elephante, Digital Mystikz, DJ Aaron Axelson, DJ Dials, DJ Rashad, Dominant Legs, Dr. Dog, Dream Boys, Dune Rats, EDJ, El Ten Eleven, Extra Classic, Fever the Ghost, Foxtails Brigade, Free Salamander Exhibit, French Cassettes, Happy Fangs, Hindu Pirates, Jon Ginoli, Kan Wakan, Kauf, Kelela, Kins, Kinski, Lasher Keen, Lord Huron, Majical Cloudz, Mark Eitzel, Mark Kozelek, Mark Mulcahy, Mikal Cronin, Moses Sumney, Mother Falcon, Mr. Carmack, NO (Los Angeles), No Age, Old Light, Papercuts, Phantoms, Real Estate, Saint Rich, Shabazz Palaces, Social Studies, Strange Vine, Surpreme Cuts, Terry Malts, The Donkeys, The Fresh & Onlys, The Limousines, The She's, The Shilohs, The Soft White Sixties The Tambo Rays, Throwing Muses, Vertical Scratchers, Vetiver, Vikesh Kapoor, Vir, Waters, Zach Rogue