SF Sketchfest is one of, if not the, biggest comedy festivals in the country, and in 2015, Noise Pop will be getting a little slice of the action! That’s right, we’ll be teaming up Sketchfest to celebrate acclaimed comedy duo Scharpling and Wurster. Tom Scharpling, the once and future host of The Best Show, was ranked #31 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 funniest people and is also known as a television writer and music-video director. Jon Wurster is the drummer for indie rock pioneers Superchunk and has also lent his percussive talents to Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Ben Gibbard, R.E.M. and more. He has written for Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies” and is the voice of all of the characters on the popular Scharpling & Wurster CDs.
The show is Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Marine’s Memorial Theater. Find tickets here.
Noise Pop is excited to announce our 2015 film series, now in its 16th year. We have moved the series back to precede the music portion and kick off the 2015 festival this upcoming February 20th. With this change, we are offering a film series badge this year separately from the music badge. The film badge, available for $50, will offer entry to any and all of the film screenings at many of San Francisco’s unique theaters including The Roxie, Artists’ Television Access, Swedish American Hall, and the Independent. This year we’ve got films featuring Devo, Spike Jonze, Rye Coalition, and more! Those who have already purchased a music badge will be emailed a promotional code for the opportunity to upgrade their badge to include all films in the series for $30. Super Fans will have access to all films as part of their VIP experience—no upgrade necessary.
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The grand reopening of the Swedish American Hall will inaugurate Noise Pop Festival 2015 as the official festival headquarters. The Swedish will serve as the heart of the festival, a centralized meeting place for attendees and artists alike. Swing by NPHQ for all your festival information needs, check out our Noise Pop merch, enjoy special happy hours for badge holders, and maybe even a few artist surprises! Food and drinks will be provided by Ne Timeas Restaurant Group and The Bon Vivants respectively. Keep an eye out for more NPHQ info coming soon…
We are proud to finally announce that Noise Pop will be reopening the historic Swedish American Hall as a new live music venue, where we will be curating year-round concerts and cultural programming.
As many of you will remember Noise Pop has already hosted several memorable performances at the Swedish American Hall in years past, including Joanna Newsom, Vic Chesnutt, Rilo Kiley, Bob Mould and Britt Daniel (of Spoon).
The Swedish American Hall is more than a music venue, so we’ve teamed up with internationally acclaimed cocktail team, The Bon Vivants of Trick Dog to curate the bar. Ne Timeas Restaurant Group, the culinary crew behind flour + water and Central Kitchen will redefine the Hall’s culinary experience while also opening a new Basque-inspire street level restaurant, Aatxe. Noise Pop Festival will set up its official headquarters at the Swedish, kicking off 2015’s year of programming.
Good news everyone! We’ve got a holiday treat for all of you; the Noise Pop 2015 music lineup has just doubled! That’s right, we’ve got The New Pornographers, Geographer, SALES, Kevin Morby, Lindsay Lowend, and more! The lineup is only going to get bigger and bigger, so if you’re loving it so far, now’s a great time to pick up a festival badge and so you can get into every single show! Individual tickets to pick and choose will go on sale this Friday at Noon.
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