Noise Pop and Amoeba Music are excited to announce our new biweekly vinyl party, the Noise Pop Record Collective. Welcoming music and vinyl lovers of all ages, fans are invited to bring a record to be played at each Record Collective event. Our carefully selected cast of host DJs will collect and assemble all of these records each night, and play them over the course of the evening.
The series starts at Bloodhound in San Franciso's SOMA on June 12th with Andy Cabic of Vetiver,and on June 26th at Prizefighter in Emeryville with Zach Rogue and Pat Spurgeon of Rogue Wave.There will be drink specials and chicken and waffle sandwiches from the Soul Groove crew.
Be sure to RSVP HEREand get an exclusive Record Collective coupon for $5 off vinyl at Amoeba Music San Francisco and Berkeley!
As you may have heard, Noise Pop's Die Antwoord show has sold out! But that doesn't mean that the
fight is over!
This Wednesday, February 22nd, Die Antwoord will be making a special appearance at Upper Playground’s San Francisco gallery,FIFTY24SF at 4:00pm. The group will be presenting a special, one-night only installation to coincide with their Noise Pop show in support of their newest album, TEN$ION.
In addition to the installation, Die Antwoord will be presenting and releasing a special collector’s vinyl sculpture of Evil Boy, made in collaboration with Good Smile Company. Select vinyl pieces will be hand-detailed on by Die Antwoord’s Ninja.
As part of the celebration of 20 years of the Noise Pop Music Festival, the Noise Pop Film Series will feature nine amazing new and essential films focused on music. Each film approaches the subject with a distinct voice and fresh perspective. With screenings at the Roxie and the Artists Television Access (ATA), each show is sure to be an event to remember.
This year, you can check out all of the films (many featuring Q&A's with the directors and other special guests) for just $30 by getting the new Film Series Pass! It's quite a deal...just check out this schedule:
RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT (Feb. 16 & Feb. 23, 8pm)
AMC LOEWS METREON 16
Five DJs turn the tables on the history of music. Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, these five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians (Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Nas,Trombone Shorty and more) to discover how the musical past is influencing the future. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev, 95 minutes.
BOB AND THE MONSTER (Feb. 22, 7pm)
Q&A with Director Keirda Bahruth & Producer Rick Ballard after the screening
ATA Bob and the Monster is about a guy everybody wanted to be around until he became the guy everybody assumed had died. In the 1980s, Bob Forrest’s band, Thelonious Monster, was at the center of a music scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction. The band’s raw sound, wild shows and deeply personal lyrics appealed directly to the young Los Angeles punk crowd. So did the drugs. Bob and the Monster transcends the stereotype of heroin addicted rock star and reveals a more personal message. Bob’s story is a living testament to the heights of human courage and the ability to shape your own destiny. Directed by Keirda Bahruth, 85 minutes.
Since 1993, the Noise Pop Music Festivalhas been celebrating the best in independent music and culture in the Bay Area. 2012 marks their 20th anniversary! That's 20 years of championing independent music, film, art, food, and literature.
Join Amoeba Music and Noise Pop from February 21st - February 26th for a toast to two decades of independent culture in the Bay Area. This year's musical lineup includes The Flaimin Lips, Built to Spill, Archers of Loaf, Cursive, Die Antwoord, Bob Mould, Surfer Blood, Grimes, Budos Band, The Fresh & Onlys,Release The Sunbirdand, so much more. But that's not all! Noisepop 2012 also boasts impressive art showsall around town, a rockin' film serieswith screenings at the Roxie and Artists Television Access (ATA) (read more about that HERE), a festive pop-up shop(located in The Bold Italic Headquarters at 34 Page Street) that's just brimming withevents, and the Culture Club happenings at Public Works.
With so many concurrent events, there's undoubtedly something for everyone every day of the festival. Events are continuously being added to their fantabulous schedule, so stay tuned for updates!
Check out the new documentary BRIAN ENO 1971-1977: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH at The Roxie Theater in SF, Weds 5/11, 7pm. In celebration of Brian Eno’s 63rd (!) birthday a few days later,the film will be preceded by a video mix of performance clips and birthday surprises. Drop by and say hi at the Amoeba table! Presented by Noise Pop.
Also, follow us on Twitter @amoebasf! We'll be giving away a few pairs of tickets this Monday!