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  • The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy and soon-to-be-buzzing new music.
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Our annual SXSW episode is back with interviews with four of the festival's best artists: Sophie Allison of Brooklyn bedroom pop project Soccer Mommy, Frances Quinlan of Philadelphia-based Hop Along, Bay Area rapper Caleborate and Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought. Listen in for a conversation and song selection from each of these SXSW standouts!

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February’s mix features an interview with hip-hop producer Cam O’Bi (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, SZA), as he gets ready to drop his debut solo album, Grown Ass Kid. Music featured in this episode includes Cam O’Bi’s debut single, “Tenderheaded” (feat. Smino), the much-anticipated return of Philadelphia’s Hop Along, Solange collaborator Starchild & The New Romantic, the return of Stephen Malkmus, sultry vibes from Dutch/Iranian singer Sevdaliza, Chicago R&B from the stellar Ravyn Lenae and our spirit animal, DJ Koze.

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The first Noisemakers mix of the year features seven tracks to kickstart your music listening in 2018. We’ll share music from Richmond, VA singer Lucy Dacus, Nashville’s Liza Anne, Montreal post-punk band Ought, Miami electro-soul starlet Sabrina Claudio, indie-rock demigods Wolf Parade, a nod to the classics by the Black Eyed Peas and new music from Canadian synth pop group Young Galaxy.

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On the final episode of the year, we’re joined by Kevin Morby, whose album City Music is the Noise Pop Podcast’s Album of the Year. Also on this episode, Jessi Frick of Father/Daughter Records and Nastia Voynovskaya of KQEDArts share their song of the year picks, along with picks from Adrian (Host), Colin (producer) and Kevin Morby.

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One constant in the Bay Area music scene for the past few years has been flux. Artists coming and going and prevalent styles always evolving. But if 2017 showed us anything, it’s that the Bay is a fruitful haven for independent music and artists. Listen in as the Noise Pop Podcast counts down the Top 6 Local Albums of the year plus one EP. Check out noisepop.com/podcast for a full track list and additional info.

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The final Noisemakers mix of the year features new cuts, local shouts and a saucy remix by one of our favorites, from one of our favorites. Dig into to our last fresh batch of tracks before our back-to-back Best Music of The Year episodes!

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This summer, millions of people will party at music festivals around the world and yet again, there's a glaring absence of women at the top of these festival lineups. What's going on here? Guest Alyssa Pereira (@alyspereira) of SFGate joins host Adrian Spinelli (@AGSpinelli) to discuss what mechanisms are in play that continue to prevent female-fronted acts from owning the tops of festival bills, and possible ways to disrupt the trend.

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Credits

  • Host: Adrian Spinelli
  • Production: Colin Peden
  • Executive Producer: Dawson Ludwig
  • Admin Support: Nina Behen