38 Local Acts For You to Catch at Noise Pop Music Festival

Hooray! Noise Pop starts today with a kick off party at Alamo Draft House. Arguably the coolest part about the annual festival, however, is its cadre of local bands/musicians. You'd think more music festivals would take advantage of local talent, but a lot of them don't. Noise Pop is the exception. 

In addition to big-names like Vince Staples, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Kamasi Washington, this year's festivities will also include a cornucopia of Bay Area acts. Below, we've rounded up a list of 40 of the best, but you can check out the full line-up here
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Noise Pop runs from Feb. 19 to Feb. 28 at locations throughout San Francisco and the East Bay.

(Recommended listens: Hot Flash Heat Wave, Day Wave, Astronauts, etc., Antwon, NVRS LVRS, Spooky Mansion, and Dinosaurs)

1. Hot Flash Heat Wave
Rickshaw Stop, Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
2. Astronaughts, etc. 
The Independent, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
3. Heartwatch
The Independent, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. 4. Rin Tin Tiger
The Indpendent, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. 5. Spooky Mansion 
Brick and Mortar, Friday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
(Check out Spooky Mansion's music video premiere for “Gone Too Far”) 6. Neto (Trill Team 6)
The New Parish, Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.  7. Baus
Bender's, Friday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 8. Talk of Shamans
Bender's, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 9. Down Dirty Shake
Bender's, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 10. Pins of Light
Bender's, Saturday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 11. Fake Your Own Death
Bottom of the Hill, Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. 12. Day Wave
Rickshaw Stop, Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. 13. Dirty Ghosts
The Independent, Sunday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
14. Creative Adult 
The Independent, Sunday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
15. Two Sheds
Brick and Mortar, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
16. Naytronix
The Independent, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
17. The Tet Holiday
Bottom of The Hill, Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m.
18. Antwon
The New Parish, Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
19. Sarah Bethe Nelson
Friday, Feb. 26, Swedish American Hall, 7:30 p.m.
20. Alexander Spit
The New Parish, Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
21. Plush
Bottom of the Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. 
22. The Soft White Sixties
The Chapel, Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. 
23. Gracie and Rachel
Bottom of the Hill, Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. 
24. Foxtails Brigade
The Chapel, Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. 
25. B. Hamilton
The Chapel, Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
26. Cruel Summer
Brick and Mortar, Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
27. Travis Hayes
Neck of the Woods, Friday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
28. Debbie Neigher
Bottom of the Hills, Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
29. Future Shapes
The Independent, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
30. Andrew St. James
Neck of the Woods, Friday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
31. Taxes
The Chapel, Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
32. Emotional
The New Parish, Friday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
33. NVRS LVRS
Bender's, Thursday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
34. The Classical
Bender's, Friday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
35. Battlehooch
The Chapel, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
36. Owl Paws
The Chapel, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
37. Dinosaurs
Brick and Mortar, Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
38. Painted Palms
Rickshaw Stop, Friday, Feb. 26, 9 p.m.

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