Noise Pop

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Noise Pop Industries
Industry Music promotion
Genre Rock, indie, hip hop, electronic dance music
Founded 1993
Headquarters San Francisco Bay Area
Website noisepop.com

Noise Pop is an independent music promoter established in San Francisco in 1993.[1] Noise Pop’s namesake festival, the Noise Pop Festival, has featured artists such as White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes and Yoko Ono.[2]

Noise Pop also co-produces Treasure Island Music Festival. The outdoor festival, established in 2007, took place in the middle of the San Francisco Bay until 2016. Hosting 18,000 attendees per day, Treasure Island has featured Outkast, Beck, Atoms for Peace, LCD Soundsystem, Deadmau5, Public Enemy, and The National. The new location for 2018 is at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland.

It is the year round talent buyer for the San Francisco venue Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord.[3][4] It produces the free celebration of musical and culinary programming, the 20th Street Block Party.[5]

Additionally, they partner with various organizations, venues, and institutions to produce events throughout the year including the SFMOMA, California Sunday Magazine and the California Academy of Sciences.

Noise Pop Festival[edit]

Noise Pop Festival began in 1993 as a "5 bands for 5 dollars show" at the Kennel Club (now the Independent). Tickets were $5 and although it was only one day, it was called the S.F. Noise Pop Festival.[6] It has expanded to a week long festival across many Bay Area venues.

Treasure Island Music Festival[edit]

In 2007 Noise Pop partnered with Bay Area promoter Another Planet Entertainment to produce the first annual Treasure Island Music Festival.[7] The inaugural edition of the festival was headlined by Modest Mouse and Thievery Corporation. It had been held on the actual Treasure Island off the coast of San Francisco until 2016. The new location for 2018 is at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland.[8]

The lineup typically features indie and electronic music. Past headliners include Outkast, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Beck, and the XX. Other highlights include a large ferris wheel, art exhibits, and no overlapping sets.[9]

DoTheBay[edit]

Acquired by Noise Pop in 2012, DoTheBay is an entertainment website based in the San Francisco-Bay Area that acts as a place for users to find out about upcoming events. DoTheBay is a part of the DoStuff Network, a network of 14 scene-level culture and event guides helping people connect to events across North America. DoStuff Media originated in Austin, TX in 2006.[10]

Swedish American Music Hall and Cafe du Nord[edit]

In December 2014, Noise Pop announced it would reopen the Swedish American Music Hall and become the curator for live events.[11] Since taking over the booking they have hosted artists such as Tokimonsta, The Mountain Goats, and Kero Kero Bonito.

In May of 2017, it was announced Cafe du Nord would reopen as a music venue. Rogue Wave played their opening night on June 1st, 2017.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noise Pop Festival: 25 shows that rocked Bay Area music scene". www.mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  2. ^ "This Is Noise Pop: What Not to Miss at S.F.'s Signature Indie Music Fest". archives.sfweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Noise Pop To Reopen Swedish American Hall As 'Dinner And A Show' Venue". hoodline.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  4. ^ "'Cafe Du Nord' Reopens June 1 With Rogue Wave Show, Adds DJs, Comedy". hoodline.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  5. ^ "20th Street Block Party returns to the Mission tomorrow". missionlocal.org. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Noise Pop Festival: 25 shows that rocked Bay Area music scene". www.mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  7. ^ "Treasure Island festival turns 10, with changes ahead". www.sfgate.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  8. ^ "Treasure Island Music Festival returns in 2018, but to new location". www.mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Treasure Island Music Festival". www.sfchronicle.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  10. ^ "Explore Awesome Events Handpicked By Local Extroverts In DoStuff's New App". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  11. ^ "Noise Pop To Reopen Swedish American Hall As 'Dinner And A Show' Venue". hoodline.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  12. ^ "'Cafe Du Nord' Reopens June 1 With Rogue Wave Show, Adds DJs, Comedy". hoodline.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 

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