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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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British Music Embassy Announces SXSW Lineup, Showcases Presented By NME, Moshi Moshi, Transgressive/Rockfeedback, And Ras Kwame From BBC Radio 1, Featuring Billy Bragg, 65daysofstatic, Band Of Skulls, Wave Machines, Johnny Flynn And MANY More

February 15th, 2010

Monday Evening
Strummerville / Jail Guitar Doors Presents:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
8pm – 2am
Billy Bragg
Chris Shiflett
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
Beans On Toast
Smokey Angle Shades
Nat Jenkins
Supernovas
Tuesday Evening
UKTI @ SXSWi:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
8pm – 1am
Fenech Soler
One Night Only
Unicorn Kid
Stricken City
Viva City
Wednesday Lunchtime
Belfast Rocks:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
12 midday – 3pm
Fighting With Wire
And So I Watch You From Afar
General Fiasco
Strait Laces
Wednesday Afternoon
Huw Stephen’s (BBC Radio 1) Presents British Music In Association with AIM, PPL, PRS for Music and UKTI @ SXSW Launch Party (Invitation Only):

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
5pm – 7pm
Band Of Skulls
Everything Everything
Smoke Fairies
Wednesday Evening SXSW Official Showcase
Transgressive/Rockfeedback Presents In Association With PRS for Music:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
9pm – 2am
Chew Lips
Johnny Flynn
Pulled Apart By Horses
The Invisible
Banjo Or Freakout
Thursday Lunchtime
Yorkshire SXSW Party:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
11:30 am – 2:45pm
65daysofstatic
One Night Only
Pulled Apart By Horses
Slow Club
Middleman
Thursday Afternoon
Music From Wales:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
3pm – 6pm
Polly Mackey
Cate Le Bon
Race Horses
Straight Lines
Thursday Evening SxSW Official Showcase
Ras Kawme (BBC Radio 1 Xtra) Presents In Association With UK Trade & Investment:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
8pm – 2am
Ras Kwame
VV Brown
Master Shortie
Envy
Bubbz
Friday Afternoon
Showcasing Scotland (Day):

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
2pm – 5pm
Broken Records
Twin Atlantic
Young Fathers
Fangs
The Law
Friday Evening SxSW Official Showcase
NME Presents In Association With PPL:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
8pm – 2am
The Drums
Everything Everything
Smith Westerns
Chapman Family
Grave Babies
Active Child
Saturday Lunchtime
PRS For Music Foundation / British Music Abroad Brunch:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
12 midday – 2pm
The Crookes
Broadcast 2000
Allo Darlin’
Saturday Afternoon
Liverpool Sound City, The Best Of The Northwest:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
3pm – 6pm
Wave Machines
Everything Everything
John Smith
Suzukis
The Lovely Eggs
Ten Bears
Saturday Evening SxSW Official Showcase
Moshi Moshi Presents In Association With AIM:

The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
8pm – 2am
Django Django
Still Flyin’
Slow Club
The Wave Pictures
Best Fwends
Cate Le Bon


Zoe

February 15th, 2010

It`s my daughter`s name as well. I love that name. As for Cellist  Zoe Keating, she`s becoming a little too popular for the Lofies guys and girls, no wonder. She sounds great, looks great, makes great music. Walls od cellos and delays and cello loops. Yeah, go for it, Zoe…#1  artist in  iTunes classical. Buy it!!     We insist


PEASANT Announces New Shows with Fucked Up, Kurt Vile, Seedy Seeds and More + Featured on RCRD LBL!

February 14th, 2010

When Damien DeRose turned eighteen, he dropped out of school, packed up his guitar, and bought a sailboat in California with a friend. The plan was to sail down the coast, live life the simple way, and let the wind dictate the pace. However, as life would have it, DeRose’s journey took a different course and while the ship may not have left the harbor, he would find himself on a new journey writing and traveling across the U.S and Europe. A few years later, DeRose released a captivating home-recorded debut, and began to introduce himself to fans around the globe under the name Peasant. “Fear Not Distant Lover”, a collection of thought-provoking lo-fi folk/pop songs, captured the ears and hearts of fans and reviewers alike.

In 2008, Peasant signed with Paper Garden Records and released his first studio album entitled, “On The Ground”. In 2009, the record gained distribution through Team Love and had songs featured on TV shows including Diablo Cody’s “The United States of Tara” and the season premier of “Bones”. Also in ’09, the music video for “We’re Good” premiered on Stereogum.com and was featured on MTVU, and Fuse.TV. While touring throughout 2008-09, he performed and recorded live sessions for Daytrotter, WOXY, and LaundroMatinee. Although the street is still as good a place as any to play, Peasant has recently shared the stage with Cursive, Delta Spirit, Deer Tick at South By Southwest and the Montreal Pop Fest. Also in 2009, he squeezed in a full European tour, releasing “On The Ground” to a new and welcoming international audience.

While Peasant’s new album was recorded in several locales, DeRose spent the majority of his time in the attic of a 200-year-old farmhouse. The record, titled “Shady Retreat”, puts together the techniques DeRose learned in the studio for On The Ground, while staying true to his DIY beginnings. It’s a gorgeous and ambitious collection of Peasant’s best, most exciting work. Sixties-esque guitar and pop songs are encircled with layered harmonies and synths, as Peasant sings his dreamy lyrics with his usual conviction. The first single, “The End”, was released in August 2009 and was greeted warmly, with more copies sold on iTunes than any of Peasant’s previous releases, proving that DeRose has the potential to shine into a new light in 2010.

With Peasant’s big release of Shady Retreat just a few weeks away, the success and love of Peasant has begun to skyrocket. Having just received a stellar review from RCRDLBL.com and confirmed shows at some of the best venues in the Northeast, Peasant will find himself sharing the stage with Rocky Votolato in NYC on 2/24 and with Kurt Vile and Fucked Up (what?!) in Toronto a few days later on 2/26 for a sold out show. 

This is just the beginning, though, as Peasant continues with solid shows throughout March with a CD release party in Philadelphia on 3/11 (with Emanuel and the Fear) at World Café Live and then a tour with Seedy Seeds to Austin for SXSW and back, hitting up Covington, KY (3/12), Louisville,KY (3/14), St. Louis, MO (3/15) and New Orleans (3/24) and circling back to Brooklyn to play Glasslands on 3/31. 

Upcoming Shows

2/24 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Rocky Votolato

2/25 – Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo (Two Way Monologue series)

2/26 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ Fucked Up + Kurt Vile (sold out show!!)

3/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live w/ Emanuel and the Fear

3/12 – Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter Club w/ Seedy Seeds

3/14 – Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling w/ Seedy Seeds

3/15 – St. Loius, MO @ Cicero’s w/ Seedy Seeds

3/18 – Austin, TX @ Tap Room (Blackbird official SXSW showcase)

3/19 – Austin, TX @ tbd

3/20 – Austin, TX @ Howl Interior (Paper Garden Records SXSW day party)

3/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar w/ Seedy Seeds

3/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands

** More tour dates to be announced soon! **


BELOVED ROCK BAND WEEZER JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

February 14th, 2010

Alternative rock band Weezer has joined up with TargetCancer, a non-profit organization devoted to helping fund research into rare and lesser-known cancers. The organization has launched a new download series called ‘The Right Track: Tunes To TargetCancer.’ The series features exclusive downloads of new and rare music from Weezer and various other artists. Every month, artists donate unreleased songs for download exclusively on The Right Track. In addition to these exclusive, pay-what-you-wish downloads ($.99 minimum,) The Right Track will sponsor a series of concerts and events, with 100% of proceeds from all of its initiatives going directly to research funding. Donations will bring audiences some of the best new music available today while supporting research at the forefront of cancer treatment. 

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo said, “we jumped at the chance to give an exclusive track for TargetCancer Charity. We feel this is an extremely worthy and urgent cause and are all too happy to help out.” 

TargetCancer was founded by Paul Poth, a Boston-based attorney and devout music fan. In 2007, at age 38, Paul was diagnosed with hepatobiliary duct cancer, an extremely rare form of cancer for which no treatment protocol existed. His experience inspired him to create TargetCancer and draw attention to the research and discovery of new courses of cancer treatment.Paul passed away in August 2009 after a two-year battle, but his fight, and his passion, lives on through TargetCancer and The Right Track series. 

Weezer fans who purchase the “Tunes to TargetCancer” collection will get unreleased music, behind-the-scenes concert footage and information about events before anyone else, along with contributing to a great cause. 

The band’s participation comes on the heels of their latest release, last fall’s Raditude. The result of this collaborative effort is a collection of songs that amplifies Weezer’smusical trademarks- deep-digging pop hooks and raucous rock riffs- while at the same time breaking new ground for the band. Raditude features appearances by Lil’ Wayne, Jermaine Dupri and even a host of traditional Indian musicians. Within these 10 songs lie boundless possibilities and ceaseless excitement, proof that WEEZER remains a band that defies easy summations and can never be taken for granted, a band who has grown as they’ve opened their horizons. With its rollicking communal spirit, Weezer’s latest offering can be viewed as a natural progression from those resulting impromptu jam sessions. 

About TargetCancer:

TargetCancer promotes the development of lifesaving treatment protocols for rare cancers. Through fundraising, outreach, and advocacy, TargetCancer supports those living with rare cancers and funds research initiatives at the forefront of cancer treatment – efforts that treat the individual as well as the disease.


The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! To Release Debut LP “I Love You. I Love You. I Love You And I’m In Love With You. Have An Awesome Day! Have The Best Day Of Your life!” Out May 5th On Luaka Bop / US To

February 14th, 2010

A Message From Neil Fridd About I Love You…:

Hi, I’m Neil! I’m writing all this! We started in the fall of 2007 as a sort of dance theater project. I wrote a dance opera based loosely on Shakespeare’s Othello. Jesse and I performed this twice to generally favorable reviews. While I enjoyed this I wanted to do something better, something more interactive. I realized that the concerts I was having the most fun at were the ones where I felt directly involved, concerts I went to not to watch but to dance and sing along to. Sadly this was something that I found to be really uncommon in New York; it was really rare that I went to concert and felt like it was okay to move around and be myself. So I decided that I wanted to make a band that was a band that people went to concerts of not just because they had good songs or Pitchfork liked them, but because they knew that they would have a fucking blast at their show! A love for costuming, lights, inflatables and other spectacle soon all made their way into the epic hurricane of love mayhem that is The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! We’re less than two years old but we’ve grown in leaps and bounds. Our band has expanded to include members who operate huge lighting backpacks and chandeliers (think recreating the spectacle of Daft Punk with $16 at a flea market with some help from an oriental trading magazine and a lot of duck tape.) people in charge of leading sing alongs and choreographed dances, and Jesse, who does everything from strip to invite people to spar him in the corner of the venue.

I think the hardest aspect of the running this band is just trying to describe it to people. Basically we show up with a billion lights, bags and bags of costumes (enough for anyone who wants one), 60 or more light sabers and really good songs, grab some mics and say “look, this is your time; you chose to be here, you probably paid your hard earned money to be here: don’t you dare walk out that door without having the best night of your life! All these things are at your disposal, we’ll help! We’re going to throw an awesome dance party, run around and scream about how fucking cool it is to finally kiss that person you’ve been crushing on for months, how there is nothing better than partying until 5 in the morning when you have to be up for work at 7 and how your friends are so fucking great, and there’s no doubt that you’d be absolutely fucking dead if they weren’t in your life to clean you off when you get shit on. Tonight there is no such thing as uncool. If you really want to hug a wall that’s fine! But if you’ve got a dance in your feet and a song in your heart then you fucking go for it!”

And the best part is that it works. It happens. People come out of their shells and go nuts! We’ve had shows where we just hand the mics over to people in the crowd mid song cause the harmonies they’re singing are so beautiful. People bust out insane moves! People put together the most incredible outfits! And you have no idea how good sword fighters people are! At the end of it people always come up to me and ask me what the name of our band is and who’s in it, and every time I say “we’re the terror pigeon dance revolt! and every single person in this room is in it!” 

US Tour Dates

2/27 – Terrace F Club – Princeton, NJ

2/28 – The Ox Warehouse – Philadelphia, PA

3/1 – Golden West Club – Baltimore, MD

3/2 – DC9 – Washington, DC

3/3 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC

3/4 – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC

3/5 – The Village Tavern – Mt Pleasant, SC

3/6 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL

3/7 – Backbooth – Orlando, FL

3/8 – The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL

3/10 – 529 – Atlanta, GA

3/12 – The StarLight – Little Rock, AR

3/30 – The Loft – La Jolla, CA

4/1 – The Biko House – Isla Vista, CA

4/2 – Amnesia Bar – San Francisco, CA

4/5 – The Vera Project – Seattle, WA

4/6 – Visual Arts Collective – Garden City, ID

4/7 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

4/9 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

4/11 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL

4/13 – Cafe Bourbon St – Columbus, OH

4/14 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA

4/24 – The Friendship Cove – Montreal, QC


Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Announces US Spring Tour With Suckers And Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers Saddle Creek Showcase At SXSW Summer Of Fear Out Now On Saddle Creek

February 14th, 2010

US Tour Dates

WED 3/10 – LPR – NEW YORK, NY

THU 3/11 – M Room – PHILADELPHIA, PA

FRI 3/12 – Black Cat Mainstage – WASHINGTON, DC

SAT 3/13 – Local 506 – CARRBORO, NC

SUN 3/14 – Masquerade – ATLANTA, GA

MON 3/15 – Matty’s Basement – NASHVILLE, TN

THU 3/18 – Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room (Saddle Creek SXSW Showcase) – AUSTIN, TX

SUN 3/21 – Haileys – DENTON, TX

MON 3/22 – Sticky Fingers – LITTLE ROCK, AR

TUE 3/23 – Firebird – ST LOUIS, MO

WED 3/24 – The Summit – COLUMBUS, OH

THU 3/25 – Musica – AKRON, OH

FRI 3/26 – Corner Café – SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE, PA

SAT 3/27 – Soundlab – BUFFALO, NY


Inaugural Festival/NRMAL Takes Over Monterrey, Mexico March 13th

February 14th, 2010

The first-ever Festival NRMAL (F/N), organized by NRMAL and Alianza Francesa de Monterrey, is introduced to the world March 13, 2010 in Monterrey, Mexico, on the grounds of the Alianza Francesa de Monterrey during the weekend prior to SXSW. F/N brings a collection of emerging artists and musicians together to showcase their work in a small, intimate setting framed by a Mexican cultural landscape. Four stages with a capacity of 700 people each showcase independent bands on the rise to a young Mexican audience who would otherwise not have the opportunity to see them.
More than 40 international acts are performing, including: Yacht, Daedelus, Banda de Turistas, The Death Set, Nite Jewel, Yellow Fever, Julianna Barwick, Awesome Color, Tyvek, Golden Triangle, White Rainbow, Juiceboxxx, The Keyishe, Poirier, and Toy Selectah. A visual arts portion also characterizes the festival, featuring installations created specifically for the event. In the visual realm, Equipo Plastico from Spain and others take the lead.
The festival is an opportunity for artists and audiences of all nationalities to visit Monterrey, get exposure to Mexican culture, and potentially establish artistic collaborations with the international community. The bands slated for F/N come from countries such as Argentina, Spain and Mexico, just to name a few. F/N also helps position Monterrey as a stopping point within the touring circuits of American and international bands.
USA to Monterrey and Back Again

The close proximity between Monterrey and Austin, roughly 6 hours by bus, presents bands slated for peformances at South by Southwest with the opportunity to appear in the Mexican public’s radar.
On March 12th at 12:00a.m. the festival organizers will be busing down bands from Austin. There will be seats available for media on the bus ride down, for further info contact raul@nrmal.net.

Fans interested in making the trip down from Austin have a few cheap bus options: Autobuses Americanos has daily buses from Austin to Monterrey, and Greyhound has a $99 roundtrip ticket available as well.
Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico – industrial by profession and artistic by nature. Set in the middle of the desert and surrounded by mountains, it is a hot spot for students and young professionals who enjoy the cultural scene and vibrant nightlife that the city has to offer.
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Early Bird (200 tickets) $15 USD
Pre – Sale (500 tickets) $20 USD
Rest of the tickets and door $23 USD

Full Line Up
YACHT
Daedelus
Banda de Turistas
Death Set
Nite Jewel
Yellow Fever
Julianna Barwick
Juiceboxxx
White Rainbow
The Keyishe
Los Amparito
Chico Sonido
Yppah
Awesome Color
Capsula
Tyvek
Golden Triangle
Poirier
Toy Selectah
Rebolledo
Cousin Cole
Electric Electric
Sebastien Schuller
Robot Koch
Ghost Beard
PDP
The Volture
She´s a Tease
60 Tigres
Quid Comba
Los Erres
Yo! Linares
El Cuarto
White Ninja
Black Fo
Uvi Love
Lady Hustle
Sonido San Francisco
La Musique Pop
Milkman
 


NILS FRAHM TO RELEASE SET OF DEBUTS IN NORTH AMERICA

February 12th, 2010

Hamburg composer Nils Frahm, will release his debut EP and LP in North America via Erased Tapes (Peter Broderick, Ólafur Arnalds). Free download of Ambre 

Nils had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. Embued with a rich classical background, today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer in Berlin. In 2008 he founded Durton Studio, where he has worked with L.A. composer Dustin O’ Halloran amongst other fellow musicians.

Nils recorded three piano-led instrumentals, which make up his Wintermusik EP (out February 16). The songs were originally intended as a Christmas present for friends and family, hence its late winter release. Shortly after these recordings, label mate Peter Broderick encouraged Nils to record a new album of piano improvisations – the result is his debut full-length The Bells, which will be released on April 27. Recorded in a rented, beautiful old church in the heart of Berlin (shown below) over two nights, Nils “just played” with the occasional instruction from Peter, “At one point I was even inside the piano, laying on the strings, asking him to make a song called ‘Peter Is Dead In The Piano’.” The resultant work, The Bells, shares the same excitement and air of playfulness. 

Nils displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work for a musician this early in his career. As the recognition continues to grow for both, The Bells and Wintermusik, 2010 will see his next album release as well as several European dates alongside Balmorhea from Texas, Icelandic composer

Jóhann Jóhannsson, and of course his contemporary label colleagues Ólafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick.


The Kissaway Trail Announce Spring US Tour and Release New Video for “SDP”!

February 12th, 2010

The Kissaway Trail will return to the States for the first time in 2 years this spring for a series of headlining club dates, performances at SXSW, and as main support for The Temper Trap on an extensive US jaunt. The Danish band return to America to debut songs from their new, highly anticipated release Sleep Mountain (Bella Union), produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Sigur Rós’ Jónsi). The Kissaway Trail will release their 12-track LP on April 20th, 2010. 

Live, The Kissaway Trail’s music comes to life and the sheer power of all 5 members produces a wall of intricate and epic sounds. With all 5 band members sharing vocal duties, 4 on guitar and 2 on keys, the experience is truly memorable. The first single from the new album, “SDP,” has started picking up radio traction in England. Tastemaker stations like XFM and BBC 6 have already put the dramatic single in heavy rotation. The band recently released a new video for “SDP”, which premiered in the US on Filter.com. They said, “ ‘SDP’ consolidates the over 6-minute lead track from the band’s forthcoming album SLEEP MOUNTAIN into about half its original length, without losing any of its impact.”

The Kissaway Trail was formed by members Søren Corneliussen (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) and Thomas Fagerlund (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) who share duty as front-men and key songwriters. The duo previously recorded as the band, Isles, and released an album in 2005. Later, the pair was joined by members, Daniel Skjoldmose Hansen (Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals), Hasse Mydtskov (Drums, Vocals) and Rune Pedersen (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Together, they recorded and released their debut self-titled album in 2007, which was received with deafening praise across the UK and Europe. A record that England’s The Independent called, “the debut album of the year.” Along with The Independents acclaim, the young band achieved 4-star reviews from top critics at The Guardian, Mojo and The Times, instating The Kissaway Trail’s musical promise. Sleep Mountain isn’t so much a reinvention for the Danish quintet, but a fabulous progression. 

For an early taste of the band’s brilliance on stage, check out this live footage of The Kissaway Trail in Berlin

The Kissaway Trail’s US TOUR DATES IN FULL:

* with The Temper Trap 

3/14 Denton, TX @ Nx35 (Andy’s On The Square) w/ Midlake

3/18-3/20 Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *

3/23 Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity *

3/24 Chicago, IL @ The Metro *

3/26 Columbus, OH @ The Newport *

3/27 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*

3/30 Toronto, CAN @ The Mod Club *

3/31 Montreal, CAN @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire *

4/1 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

4/2 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

4/3 Philadelphia, PA @Theater of Living Arts *

4/6 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

4/8 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *

4/9 Atlanta, GA@ The Loft*

4/10 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *

4/12 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *

4/13 Austin, TX @ Emo’s *

4/15 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse *

4/19 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up *

4/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland

4/22 San Francisco, CA @ Pop Scene


Noise Pop 2010 Takes Over San Francisco In Two Weeks

February 12th, 2010

Just announced additions to the already stellar Noise Pop 2010 lineup include Har Mar Superstar making a special appearance at the Diesel/ Live 105 Happy Hour at Benders on February 23rd, Thao Nguyen will join Mirah on stage at the Swedish American Hall for a first ever collaborative performance, Citay joins Scout Niblett at Cafe du Nord and a second screening of Blood into Wine has been added by popular demand.

These artists join Noise Pop’s already impressive list that includes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Magnetic Fields, YOKO ONO AND PLASTIC ONO BAND (with Cornelius, Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon), The Ghost of a Saber Toothed Tiger (Sean Lennon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl with Cornelius), The DodosYellow Magik Orchestra collaborative performance, !!!, Harlem, John Vanderslice, We Were Promised Jetpacks and many more. Along with it’s music, film, Industry Noise and Pop N’ Shop, Noise Pop Festival is hosting a laundry list of other exciting (and many free!) events throughout San Francisco. There is pre-party, happy hours, and art shows. Noise Pop truly does take over San Francisco the last week of February. Here are just some of the exciting events being offered – 

NOISE POP PRE-PARTY

Noise Pop is taking over the California Academy of Science on Thursday February 18th at 6pm

Featuring BROOKHAVEN / THE FRAIL/ DJ SLEAZEMORE, DISCO SHAWN (BERSA DISCOS, ICEE HOT, POPSCENE)

BENDERS HAPPY HOURS

From Tuesday through Saturday, Noise Pop is teaming up with sponsor Fernet Branca and a different host every night to deliver great music and cheap drinks at Benders Bar. All shows are FREE

– 2.23 Diesel and Live 105 present Har Mar Superstar (must Buy a Badge or RSVP to attend – all information at www.noisepop.com)

– 2,25 SomaFM presents Love is Chemicals/ The Ian Fays / Mist Mast

– 2.25 ASCAP presents (Bands TBA)

– – 2. 26 The Bay Bridged presents Hunx and His Punx / Spencey Dude and the Doodles/ Weekend

– 2.27 BrooklynVegan presents The Odawas, That Ghost, The Baths

ART SHOWS

Noise Pop is also behind two great art events…

Noise Pop and Hotel Biron Present: OUTSIDE THE CROWD

FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 3, 2010

HOTEL BIRON, 45 Rose Street

This group show of rock photography offers a glimpse into those intimate moments in which we feel a personal and almost spiritual connection with the musicians who bare their souls for us. These images aim to illustrate the musicians’ artistry and individual personalities through a single still photograph, and share the intimacy of artistic creation with the public.

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS: Andrew Paynter, Ashod Simonian, Charlie Homo, Debra Zeller, Heather Bernard, Jeanne Ellenby, Jerome Brunet, Josh Withers, Paige Parsons, Peter Ellenby

and…

THE ART OF NOISE: Art Inspired by Music

FEBRUARY 19-28, 2010

PROJECT ONE GALLERY, 2525 Rhode Island Street

OPENING: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010, 7-10PM

With DJ Duserock and live art installation “Drums and Roses” by Ted Riederer with Danny Luehring of Tiny Television

The Art of Noise 2010 celebrates artists who are inspired to create work that traverses the two timeless muses of Art and Music: Lionel Deluy captures contemporary music creators in-camera and morphs them to new artistic highs, Jillian Kogan incorporates elements associated with music (CDs, drugs, lyrics) into institutional declarations of patriotism, Russell Young’s lauded Pig Portraits transform iconic mugshots of musicians into silk-screened symbols of status, award-winning photographer Scott McDermott shares a selection from his Mandela Day series, each image gently pursuing meaning from the eyes and hands of renowned musicians, while Ted Riederer transforms musical performances into permanent pieces of art.

Also, as a part of the Art of Noise show, Noise Pop is throwing two free Soirees . Filter Magazine will host on Thursday the 25th and Terrobird Promotions and XLR8R will be co-hosting Friday night (with music by Shlomo, Ghosts on Tape and Lazy Brow)

Noise Pop Festival Badges are onsale NOW for $150. A limited number of badges include access to the Magnetic Fields show at the Fox Theater on Saturday February 27th. Tickets to individual shows are also onsale NOW.