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[Festival Preview] Noise Pop Anniversary “25 To 25” Event Series

The 2017 Noise Pop Festival – a personal favorite of TMN – will return with ten consecutive days of music, film, and art in San Francisco for their 25th anniversary: February 17-26, 2017. Leading up to this quarter-century milestone, Noise Pop is proud to present the 25 To 25 series. Featuring 25 curated music, film, and art events ending with a blowout Noise Pop Festival lineup announcement party in November 2016.

The entire 25 To 25 series will be selectively announced over the next couple of months, with the first batch of music artists arriving today. Series performers include Canadian punk four-piece TOPS; Owen, the solo project of Mike Kinsella of American Football; Philadelphia rock group Sheer Mag; electronic musician Juan MacLean (DJ Set); Norwegian indie electronic duo Lemaitre, and more to come!

Local Bay Area talent will also have the chance to join many of the upcoming music performances, and they are encouraged to apply via Sonicbids.

Filmmakers who wish to feature one of their productions in one of the film events, can visit Film Freeway to submit.

Music lovers can enjoy the 25 To 25 series and Noise Pop Festival 2017 by purchasing single tickets to each of the events or a Super Fan Badge, which go on sale noon (PDT) Friday, July 15 and can be purchased through the website. Super Fan Badges will not only grant access to all of the events in the 25 To 25 series, but all of the shows, events, and pass perks during the Noise Pop Festival February 17-26 as well, clocking in at more than 60 events.

In honor of 25 years of Noise Pop, the producers will be making the 2017 festival a particularly spectacular and memorable year. Crowds can expect a genre-blurring mix of indie, hip hop, electronic, pop and beyond, plus intimate performances set at the Festival HQ, Swedish American Hall. The 2016 Festival, which saw some of the highest attendance numbers for the Festival to date, included amazing sets by Kamasi Washington, Bill Callahan, The Mountain Goats, American Football, Vince Stables, DIIV, Metric, Neon Indian, and many more. Since the Noise Pop debut in 1993, the Festival has featured many emerging performers who have gone on to wide acclaim, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, and Bright Eyes.

Follow along with the Noise Pop Festival news, including the upcoming lineup this fall, at www.noisepop.com/2017, as well as on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Music at the Museum: NightLife LIVE at California Academy of Sciences, SF May-October [Event Series Preview]

nll2015_webbanner_1200x900If you live in the Bay Area, chances are you’ve already been to the California Academy of Sciences either to check out one of their various one-of-a-kind exhibits or for a drink at their weekly Nightlife series, easily one of the best ways to spend a Thursday night in San Francisco. As if an aquarium, planetarium and fully-functioning rainforest weren’t enough to pique your interest, the Academy of Sciences is kicking off its second annual Nightlife LIVE concert series this week, which will transform the museum into a full blown concert venue one Thursday a month through October.

Teaming up with various local promoters and music festivals, Nightlife LIVE has assembled a lineup that features a dynamic collection of both established and up ’n coming artists across genres. The selection of artists are from all over the world, but the Bay Area and west coast are definitely the most well represented with a number of exciting local and regional bands featured. Keeping in the spirt of science, the outdoor stage setup promises to be an experience all its own with an immersive installation from Domestic Data Streams that will use real-time data from the audience to source a piece of digital art. Aside from the attractions inside the museum, there will also be several mini-exhibits from various organizations along other activities at each show. To prepare for this Thursday’s opening and get all our ninjas up to speed, we’ve broken down the acts performing at each show below. You can find some more info and buy tickets here.

May 14: Machinedrum & B. Bravo


’Braille – Everyone’s Crazy (Machinedrum Remix)’
’B. Bravo – Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)’

Lineup presented by: DJ Dials

Machinedrum’s complex, atmospheric take on drum ’n bass music couldn’t be a better way to open an event series honoring science. With a full live setup, he’ll be bringing his latest album, Vapor City, to life cover to cover. While Machinedrum’s sure to take us on a sonic journey, LA-based producer B. Bravo, who will be opening, should get the dance floor moving with his funk-influenced electronic jams. Continue reading

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