The full lineup for the ninth annual Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco has been finalized. The event will kick off Feb. 27 and will feature performances from such indie rock favorites as Superchunk,
The full lineup for the ninth annual Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco has been finalized. The event will kick off Feb. 27 and will feature performances from such indie rock favorites as Superchunk, Creeper Lagoon, Blonde Redhead, and Girls Against Boys over the course of six days. Previously announced performers and local favorites Grandaddy were forced to pull out of the event to allow lead singer Jason Lytle to recover from a knee injury.
Other bands set to perform this year include Mark Eitzel, the Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows, Bright Eyes, Spoon, Pedro The Lion, Crooked Fingers, Beulah, Jimmy Eat World, and, returning for the ninth straight year, the Fastbacks.
The Noise Pop Festival was founded in 1993 by Jordan Kurland and Kevin Arnold, fans who wanted to give greater exposure to the music they enjoyed. This year, the Bay Area gathering has grown to encompass more styles of music and include more bands, and for the first time, concurrent shows that will compete for the attention of attendees.
The 2001 version will also encompass the second Noise Pop Film Festival, featuring music documentaries and shorts. Another returning event will be the Noise Pop Educational Series, a mentoring session where musicians and music industry figures share advice with attendees.
As it did last year, the festival will be reprised with a Chicago edition May 9-13. For more information on either the San Francisco or Chicago event, visit the official Noise Pop Festival Web site.