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The Noise Pop Show is a monthly podcast series showcasing important, noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene. The Noise Pop podcast is unique because it simply serves as a forum for new music discovery. Host Dawson Ludwig handpicks the music each month and delivers his knowledgeable perspective on the artists and their song that withholds critique. The podcast also features musical tastemakers and musicians to discuss recent music discoveries, larger topics about the state of independent music, and the process of writing and recording music. Noise Pop (www.noisepop.com) sprang to life in 1993. It was originally a single night in a small club showcasing the best of the burgeoning underground San Francisco music scene. It has since developed into one of the country's leading independent music festivals. The event has achieved grassroots and critical success, as well as international recognition. Many of the most important artists of our time -- including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Bright Eyes, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco have played on the Noise Pop stages. Over the course of five days, Noise Pop presents dozens of unique and important music shows in the city's best-loved venues. It has grown to include a film festival, an educational series, and art openings. It is a music-lover's celebration and a celebration of San Francisco -- the shows sell out, people have fun, and every year the event grows in size and scope. Noise Pop also co-produces the Treasure Island Music Festival in October. The two-day festival has featured some of the most exciting burgeoning and established indie artists of our time. Much like the Noise Pop Music Festival, Treasure Island is a love letter to San Francisco and its one-of-a-kind independent culture.

The Noise Pop Show is a monthly podcast series showcasing important, noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene. The Noise Pop podcast is unique because it simply serves as a forum for new music discovery. Host Dawson Ludwig handpicks the music each month and delivers his knowledgeable perspective on the artists and their song that withholds critique. The podcast also features musical tastemakers and musicians to discuss recent music discoveries, larger topics about the state of independent music, and the process of writing and recording music. Noise Pop (www.noisepop.com) sprang to life in 1993. It was originally a single night in a small club showcasing the best of the burgeoning underground San Francisco music scene. It has since developed into one of the country's leading independent music festivals. The event has achieved grassroots and critical success, as well as international recognition. Many of the most important artists of our time -- including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Bright Eyes, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco have played on the Noise Pop stages. Over the course of five days, Noise Pop presents dozens of unique and important music shows in the city's best-loved venues. It has grown to include a film festival, an educational series, and art openings. It is a music-lover's celebration and a celebration of San Francisco -- the shows sell out, people have fun, and every year the event grows in size and scope. Noise Pop also co-produces the Treasure Island Music Festival in October. The two-day festival has featured some of the most exciting burgeoning and established indie artists of our time. Much like the Noise Pop Music Festival, Treasure Island is a love letter to San Francisco and its one-of-a-kind independent culture.
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San Francisco, CA

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The Noise Pop Show is a monthly podcast series showcasing important, noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene. The Noise Pop podcast is unique because it simply serves as a forum for new music discovery. Host Dawson Ludwig handpicks the music each month and delivers his knowledgeable perspective on the artists and their song that withholds critique. The podcast also features musical tastemakers and musicians to discuss recent music discoveries, larger topics about the state of independent music, and the process of writing and recording music. Noise Pop (www.noisepop.com) sprang to life in 1993. It was originally a single night in a small club showcasing the best of the burgeoning underground San Francisco music scene. It has since developed into one of the country's leading independent music festivals. The event has achieved grassroots and critical success, as well as international recognition. Many of the most important artists of our time -- including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Bright Eyes, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco have played on the Noise Pop stages. Over the course of five days, Noise Pop presents dozens of unique and important music shows in the city's best-loved venues. It has grown to include a film festival, an educational series, and art openings. It is a music-lover's celebration and a celebration of San Francisco -- the shows sell out, people have fun, and every year the event grows in size and scope. Noise Pop also co-produces the Treasure Island Music Festival in October. The two-day festival has featured some of the most exciting burgeoning and established indie artists of our time. Much like the Noise Pop Music Festival, Treasure Island is a love letter to San Francisco and its one-of-a-kind independent culture.

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Episodes

Noise Pop Festival 2019 Highlights

3/12/2019
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Back in 1993, Noise Pop Festival got started with the promise of "Five Bands For Five Bucks!" at The Kennel Club on Divisadero St. Now, 26 years later, over 150 artists grace the finest venues in San Francisco, Oakland and more, for the week-long affair. We crossed the city a couple of times to catch up with Anemone and Baths ahead of their NP Festival shows and then re-grouped with Noise Pop talent buyers James Lopez and Niki Bodemann, to talk about our favorite moments of the festival....

Duration:00:41:32

Noisemakers February 2019

2/26/2019
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It’s February and with Noise Pop Festival and SXSW on the horizon, we have a sneaking suspicion you’re pining for the best new releases that’ll feed your senses well into the year. This is why we’re here and the Noise Pop Podcast team raises you a world premiere from SF’s own Mikos Da Gawd from his debut album, ‘Hell Yeah Brother,’out March 4 on Text Me Records. You’ll hear Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s resurgent jazz sound; tribal-drum laden with warbles of brass and deliberate vocals...

Duration:00:38:12

New Albums for 2019

1/28/2019
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Ahhh.. 2019 is here, which means it’s time for a fresh start, new experiences, and of course, looking ahead to a busy year of much-anticipated music. To kick things off, Berkeley-based Toro y Moi turn over a new leaf, breaking away from their pioneering hazy chillwave sound to lift our spirits with Outer Peace’s revitalized dance-driven jams. Sir Babygirl’s debut, Crush on Me, drowns us in a chaotic, cotton-candy infused Nickelodeon pop dream as she wails about euphoric infatuation and...

Duration:00:31:42

Best Albums of 2018

12/21/2018
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The end of the year is no doubt a time for rumination on the songs that spoke to us and speculating on which artists will continue to make an impact. In this episode, we bring closure by highlighting the best albums and songs of 2018; the soundtracks that manifested our own experiences. The year taught us to look inwardly, as in Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Doubt,” in which she contemplates leaving behind her vices. Love, she comes to realize, is one of them. Empathetically, Amen Dunes considers...

Duration:00:46:51

Best of the Bay 2018

11/30/2018
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Before we recap our top albums of the year from all over the map, it’s time to stay true to our roots and spread the wealth of the Bay-Area artists that made 2018 memorable. We’re hooked on Tune-Yards’ eclectic patchwork of vocal loops with a piercing message. The easygoing, hypnotic croons and jangly guitars of Spooky Mansion have us feeling nostalgic for that Indian Summer unique to SF. Then there’s the late-blooming self-discovery mixed with jazzy, ethereal rhythm in the latest from...

Duration:00:43:42

Noisemakers October

10/30/2018
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Getting a late year Noisemakers Mix out there before our year end episode in December! October's picks jump from LA-based IAN SWEET's indie rock to French hip-hop from MHD, the sounds of Bay Area troubadour Andrew St. James, electronic vibes from Yaeji and Beacon, our late year discovery of Caroline Rose and the dreamy sounds of The Marías. Track List: IAN SWEET - “Hiding” Beacon - “On Ice” Caroline Rose - “Jeannie Becomes A Mom” MHD - “Rouler” The Marías - “ABQ” Andrew St. James -...

Duration:00:33:29

Noisemakers September with Speedy Ortiz

9/28/2018
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Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis joins this edition of Noisemakers to talk about her cover of Liz Phair's "Blood Keeper," her upcoming book of poetry and more. Five other tracks are also featured in the mix for a September six pack of tracks. Tune in and find more info and links at http://www.noisepop.com/podcast. Episode Track List: 1. Matthew Dear - "Horses" (feat. Tegan & Sara) 2. Mitski - "Nobody" 3. Colter Wall - "Thinkin' On A Woman" 4. DJDS - "New Grave" (feat. Kevin Drew & Kelly Zutrau)...

Duration:00:45:12

Noisemakers August

8/30/2018
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A new monthly mix with seven tracks from some of our summer festival faves, Nashville psych folk, Compton electro, SF classics, an intriguing supergroup and more... Tracklist: 1) Liz Cooper & the Stampede - "Motions", 2) Janelle Monáe - "Screwed" (feat. Zoë Kravitz), 3)Channel Tres - "Topdown", 4) boygenius - "Bite The Hand", 5) Dizzy - "Stars and Moons", 6) The Dodos - "Forum", 7) Geotic - "Gondolier".

Duration:00:37:39

Songs For Summer 2018

7/25/2018
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While we firmly believe that the song of the summer is independent to you, we've picked six tracks to help influence your decision. Songs For Summer 2018 Playlist: 1) U.S. Girls - Pearly Gates 2) Sun June - Young 3) Jay Worthy - Westside Party 4) Jain - Star 5) Pllush - Stuck To You 6) Snail Mail - Pristine. Visit noisepop.com/podcast for more info and links mentioned in episode.

Duration:00:30:07

Noisemakers June

6/21/2018
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We're back with an extra large Noisemakers episode for June! Since it's been a few months since our last mix, we've got eight new tracks to share (and some extras). Dig in for new indie discoveries, Chicago hip-hop, an exciting multi-instrumentalist, vibey electronica and some Bay Area love! Track list: 1. Jazzanova - “Rain Makes the River” 2. Hana Vu - “Shallow” 3. Astronauts, etc. - “The Border" 4. Ric Wilson - “Split" 5. Meernaa - “Wildest Eyes" 6. Juliana Daugherty - “Baby Teeth" 7....

Duration:00:41:22

Two Years Later: A Look At Whether Gender Parity Has Improved at Music Festivals

5/12/2018
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Two years ago, we released an episode entitled "Where Are All The Female Festival Headliners?" which looked at the utter lack of big name female acts atop music festival bills, despite no shortage of qualified female-fronted acts to fit those slots. Journalist Alyssa Pereira (SFGate/SF Chronicle) joins host Adrian Spinelli once again, to look at how the festival industry has progressed...or hasn't, in the two years since. Also joining the show, is University of Chicago Data Scientist Rob...

Duration:00:35:10

SXSW 2018 with Soccer Mommy, Hop Along, Caleborate and Ought

3/23/2018
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Our annual SXSW episode is back with interviews with four of the festival's best artists: Sophie Allison of Brooklyn bedroom pop project Soccer Mommy, Frances Quinlan of Philadelphia-based Hop Along, Bay Area rapper Caleborate and Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought. Listen in for a conversation and song selection from each of these SXSW standouts!

Duration:00:52:00

February Noisemakers and Cam O'bi

2/23/2018
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February's mix features an interview with hip-hop producer Cam O'Bi (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, SZA), as he gets ready to drop his debut solo album, Grown Ass Kid. Music featured in this episode includes Cam O'Bi's debut single, "Tenderheaded" (feat. Smino), the much-anticipated return of Philadelphia's Hop Along, Solange collaborator Starchild & The New Romantic, the return of Stephen Malkmus, sultry vibes from Dutch/Iranian singer Sevdaliza, the Chicago R&B of the fantastic Ravyn Lenae...

Duration:00:43:29

Noisemakers January

1/18/2018
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January Noisemakers: The first Noisemakers mix of the year features seven tracks to kickstart your music listening in 2018. We'll share music from Richmond, VA singer Lucy Dacus, Nashville's Liza Anne, Montreal post-punk band Ought, Miami electro-soul starlet Sabrina Claudio, indie-rock demigods Wolf Parade, a nod to the classics by the Black Eyed Peas and new music from Canadian synth pop group Young Galaxy. For a full track list and more, visit http://noisepop.com/podcast. Track...

Duration:00:41:16

Songs and Album of The Year

12/22/2017
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On the final episode of the year, we're joined by Kevin Morby, whose album City Music is the Noise Pop Podcast's Album of the Year. Also on this episode, Jessi Frick of Father/Daughter Records and Nastia Voynovskaya of KQEDArts share their song of the year picks, along with picks from Adrian (Host), Colin (producer) and Kevin Morby. Track list: 1) 1-O.A.K. - "Lost & Found" (Nastia's pick) 2) Mount Eerie - "Real Death" (Colin's pick) 3) Jay Som - "One More Time, Please" (Jessi's pick) 4)...

Duration:00:57:43

Best Bay Area Albums of 2017

12/7/2017
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One constant in the Bay Area music scene for the past few years has been flux. Artists coming and going and prevalent styles always evolving. But if 2017 showed us anything, it's that the Bay is a fruitful haven for independent music and artists. Listen in as the Noise Pop Podcast counts down the Top 6 Local Albums of the year plus one EP. Check out noisepop.com/podcast for a full track list and additional info.

Duration:00:41:23

Noisemakers November Mix

11/16/2017
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The final Noisemakers mix of the year features new cuts, local shouts and a saucy remix of one of our favorites, by one of our favorites. Dig into our last fresh batch of tracks before our back-to-back Best Music of The Year episodes! Playlist: 1) Sunflower Bean - “I Was A Fool” 2) Jonti - “Tokorats” 3) Ela Minus - “Ceremony” 4) Field Medic - “uuu” 5) Tom Misch - “Movie” 6) Antwon - “What I Do” (prod. by Kaytranada) 7) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Four Tet remix) - “I Will Make Room For You”

Duration:00:41:11

Noisemakers October Mix

10/26/2017
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The second to last Noisemakers Mix of 2017 is here with eight new tracks for your listening pleasure. Playlist: 1. Rapsody - "Laila's Wisdom" 2. Weaves - "Gasoline" 3. Open Mike Eagle - "(How Could Anybody) Feel At Home 4. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - "In The World But Not Of The World" 5. P-Lo - "Much More" 6. Kelela - "Frontline" 7. Hamilton Leithauser ft. Angel Olsen - "Heartstruck (Wildhunger)" 8. Shigeto - "There's A Vibe Tonight"

Duration:00:43:49

My Mix: Fantastic Negrito

10/12/2017
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Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito joins the podcast for the next installation in the My Mix series. The Oakland native sits down with Host Adrian Spinelli to talk about and listen to the music that has inspired his career from Delta Blues great Robert Johnson to rapper Kendrick Lamar. The NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner also discusses music from his Grammy-winning album, The Last Days of Oakland, and more. Fantastic Negrito's Mix: 1. Skip James - “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” 2. Robert...

Duration:01:03:34

Noisemakers: September Mix

9/29/2017
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The Noisemakers September Mix settles back down in a danceable groove with some stellar collaborations, lots of Bay Area love and one of our favorite discoveries of the year. Chill, relax, and let this one flow. 1) Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett - "Over Everything,” 2) Caleborate - “Soul,” 3) Ibeyi - “Me Voy (feat. Mala Rodríguez),” 4) Hazel English - “Love Is Dead,” 5) Mount Kimbie - “Delta,” 6) ymtk - “Fall in Place.”

Duration:00:30:32