Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NOISE POP FESTIVAL ADDS DIIV,SANGO, ANTWON & MORE TO LINEUP ALSO ANNOUNCES INITIAL FILM SCREENING LINEUP IN COLLABORATION WITH SF INDIEFEST

Noise Pop Festival, the Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, is announcing additions to their music lineup for the festival taking place February 19–28 at multiple venues around the city. Noise Pop is also proud to announce today the initial lineup of independent film screenings, in collaboration with SF IndieFest, to precede the music portion of the festival, kicking off on February 19th. Film Series badges are on sale now, as are Music + Film Series badges. General Music badges as well as Super Fan badges are also available, and all can be purchased at http://noisepop.com/2016/buy-badges/.

The crew at Noise Pop Festival is excited to welcome the music of DIIV for two performances over the 10-day festival, including a special closing night performance at The Independent. The Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit is gearing up to release their second studio album, Is the Is Are, in early February prior to the festival. Sango, a rapidly rising producer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has also just been added to the lineup, along with Bay area hip-hop artist Antwon, Belgian DJ and producer The Magician, and others. These new acts join Metric, American Football, Drive Like Jehu, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Mountain Goats, Neon Indian, Vince Staples, Kamasi Washington, Parquet Courts, Gardens & Villa, The Cave Singers, and more. For an updated listing of 2016 Noise Pop performers, representing a wide variety of music from indie pop and post-hardcore to jazz and hip-hop, visit www.noisepop.com/2016. Additional acts are still to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The staff of Noise Pop is very excited to have this first round of films presented in collaboration with SF IndieFest to bring a lineup of visually and aurally stunning presentations spotlighting music in film. The following screenings will take place at the Roxie Theater with many of the filmmakers in attendance throughout the series for Q&As following their films.

Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It is a remake of Purple Rain set in the Saharan Desert, which also happens to be the first feature film in the Tamashek language (which has no word for the color purple). Not your typical music doc, Dead Hands Dig Deep features the ruminations of Kettle Cadaver frontman Edwin Borsheim on a life of violence, mayhem, and personal destruction. Hustlers Convention is a hip-hop history lesson with interviews with George Clinton, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice-T, Chuck D in search of the artist behind 1973’s Hustler’s Convention, Lightnin’ Rod.

The Journey Within follows musicians in post-9/11 Pakistan as they search for self-identity and start a music show to try to help reclaim the rich and vast musical heritage of the region. Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows centers on the velvet-voiced soul singer as he struggles through the music business and leaves to open a fried-fish chain, only to emerge years later with new opportunities brought on by the dawn of hip-hop. Steven “Billy Bones” Fortuna, lead singer of L.A. punk rock band The Skulls, is the subject raucous documentary Who is Billy Bones. For more information on the films, check out the program at http://film.noisepop.com/.
NOISE POP FESTIVAL 2016 FILM SCREENING LINEUP
Hustlers Convention
February 19 at 7 p.m. PST at Roxie Theater
Director: Mike Todd. USA/UK, 2015. 92 min.
West Coast premiere;Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker

Rain The Color of Blue with a Little Red in It
February 19 at 9:15 p.m. PST at Roxie Theater
Director: Christopher Kirkley. Niger, 2015. 75 min.
California premiere; Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker

The Journey Within
February 20 at 4:30 p.m. PST at Roxie Theater
Director: Mian Adnan Ahmad. Pakistan 2015. 78 min.
California premiere

Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows
February 20 at 7:00 p.m. PST at Roxie Theater
Director: Rob Hatch-Miller. USA 2015. 85 min.
West Coast premiere Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker

Dead Hands Dig Deep
February 21 at 7 p.m. PST at Roxie Theater
Director: Jai Love. Australia/USA, 2016. 74 min.
West Coast premiere

Who Is Billy Bones?
February 21 at 9:15 p.m. PST at Roxie Theater
Director Kathy Kolla. USA 2015. 77 min.
Bay Area premiere; Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker and Billy Bones
The Noise Pop podcast launches its reboot this week with new a host, journalist Adrian Spinelli (Paste, SF Chronicle, Fest300), and producer Ashleyanne Krigbaum (KALW). It’s a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene, along with interviews, discussion on larger topics on the state of independent music, and more. This first episode will highlight imminent 2016 releases from Anderson .Paak, Junior Boys, School of Seven Bells, And Thao and The Get Down Stay Down. You can check out the podcast online at http://www.noisepop.com/podcast/

Noise Pop Festival General Music badges ($175), Film Series badges ($55), Music + Film Series badges ($215), and Super Fan badges ($375) are all on sale now, as are individual show tickets to all currently announced festival performances. An upgrade is also available via a promo code for those who have already purchased a Music badge and would like to change to a Music + Film Series badge.

If you are interested in catching a particular performance but the show is sold out, you can still purchase one of the festival badges, which grant access to all shows, space permitting. The General Music badge does not grant access to the film screenings and events, and the Film Series badge does not grant you access to music shows. Music + Film Series badges, on the other hand, grant you access to both music and film events. While Super Fan Badges guarantee access to all music shows and film screenings with red carpet treatment for the duration of the festival.

All badge options and individual tickets can be purchased at http://noisepop.com/2016/buy-badges/. Stay tuned for further lineup announcements and news regarding the 2016 Noise Pop Festival.

Noise Pop Festival’s 2016 artwork was created by artist Kii Arens.

Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is the leading independent music festival in the Bay Area. Over the last 24 years Noise Pop has provided exposure to some of the top emerging artists, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes and Yoko Ono. In 2006, Noise Pop began expanding the scope and presence of its established brand into year-round events (including the Treasure Island Music Festival) in the Bay Area and beyond that celebrate all forms of independent culture, music, film, art and merchandise to an ever expanding community. Visit www.noisepop.com for more information.

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