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A Proper List of All the FREE Noise Pop Events

I originally wrote this for The Bay Bridged, but I figured it would be something you fine folks that visit this site would dig.  So now go out and see some FREE shows!

The Miracle of Noise Pop: 8 Days of Amazing FREE Events

I’ve been really good so far this year. I’ve been going to the gym, eating healthier and drinking less . . . yeah, I’m just as surprised as you are. Sure I went a little crazy on Super Bowl Sunday (I’m still finding rogue tortilla chips and beer bottles in strange parts of my apartment) but for the most part there have been no drug/alcohol/3am El Farolito benders at all in 2010. Unfortunately that’s all gonna change very soon. Noise Pop is right around the corner and it pretty much plans on fucking up my new “lifestyle choices” from February 23rd-March 1st. Fuck you Noise Pop for being so awesome.

I mean, what’s someone like me (weak willed and even weaker walleted) supposed to do? How do I say “no” to eight days of excellent FREE events? That’d be as if the Maccabees had said “no” to the miracle of Hanukkah. Where would we be then? There’d be no dreidels or Festival of Lights (aka eight days of awkward presents like socks). No the world would just be stuck with celebrating Christmas and Kwanzaa in December. And so in the spirit of the Maccabees I’m overthrowing the shackles of my oppressive new health regime and joining in on the what I’m calling the “Miracle of Noise Pop: 8 days of amazing FREE events.” If I were smarter I’d copyright that shit so that Hallmark would have to buy the rights when they decide to make “Miracle of Noise Pop” holiday cards . . . awww shit! I just looked at the calendar and realized there’s more than eight days of FREE events going on. Fuck it, let’s just get on with the list already [after the jump]:

Thursday 2/4 – Wednesday 3/3: Outside the Crowd
A month long show of kick ass music photography. The list of who’s displaying and what the hell it’s all about is right here.

Friday 2/19 – Sat 2/28: The Art of Noise
Hit up Project One at any point during the festival to check out this year’s selection of Art inspired by Music. The list of who’s displaying and what the hell it’s all about is right here.

PROJECT ONE
251 Rhode Island St @15th St

Friday 2/19: The Art of Noise Opening Party
With DJ Duserock and live art installation “Drums and Roses” by Ted Riederer with Danny Luehring of Tiny Television

PROJECT ONE
251 Rhode Island St @15th St
7-10pm
21+

Tuesday 2/23: Opening Night Happy Hour – Sponsored by Live 105 and Diesel
Apparently Diesel learned from last year’s mistake of giving our free booze and pizza for three nights in their very expensive store. Someone must’ve puked inside a jeans display. This year they are doing it at Bender’s.

There’s gonna be a special performance by Har Mar Superstar! DJ performances by Aaron Axelson, DJ Miles and Dan B. and FREE booze!! But there is a catch, you have to do all this shit:

How to get in: 1) PICK UP – Go to the Diesel store (800 Market Street) between Friday, Feb 19th – Tuesday, Feb 23rd. and pick up the FREE BE STUPID t-shirt. 2) SIGN UP – When in the Diesel Store, also sign the RSVP guest list for the show (list is first come first serve, 3) SHOW UP – Arrive at Benders, wearing your BE STUPID t-shirt, check in and have fun!*

* You MUST wear the BE STUPID t-shirt and be on the guest list for entry.
Event is RSVP only at the Market Street Diesel Store. RSVP is first come, first serve.
You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Bender’s Bar
806 South Van Ness @ 19th St.
21+

Wednesday 2/24: Benders Happy Hour
Noise Pop, Fernet and SomaFM bring you cheap drinks and music by: Love is ChemicalsThe Ian Fays, andMist and Mast.

Bender’s Bar
806 South Van Ness @ 19th St.
5-8pm
21+

Thursday 2/25: Benders Happy Hour
Noise Pop, Fernet and ASCAP bring you cheap drinks and music by: Shark ToysThe Old-Fashioned Way, and Social Studies.

Bender’s Bar
806 South Van Ness @ 19th St.
5-8pm
21+

Thursday 2/25: Noise Pop Film Festival Reception
Sponsored by Wente Vineyards and Trumer Pils
FREE Booze and a chance to some of the films directors and producers

Viz Cinema
1746 Post St. btw Webster & Buchanan
5:00pm

Thursday 2/25: The Art of Noise Soiree
Filter Magazine Presents
THE ART OF NOISE SOIREE
Thursday, February 25th

PROJECT ONE
251 Rhode Island Street, SF
5-8pm / Free / 21+

Featuring complimentary ‘Asian Bulls’ (Red Bull and Soju) from 5-6pm
$7 Red Bull features all night
With a sneak peak showing of the new White Stripes documentary “Under Great White Northern Lights”

Friday 2/26: Benders Happy Hour
Noise Pop, Fernet and The Bay Bridged bring you cheap drinks and music by: Hunx and His PunxSpencey Dude and the DoodlesWeekend

Bender’s Bar
806 South Van Ness @ 19th St.
5-8pm
21+

Friday 2/26: The Art of Noise Soiree
Terrorbird Media and XLR8R Presents
THE ART OF NOISE SOIREE
Friday, February 26th

PROJECT ONE
251 Rhode Island Street, SF
5-8pm / Free / 21+

Featuring:
Shlohmo (FoF Music) live PA
Ghosts On Tape (Wireblock/Numbers/Icee Hot) dj set
Lazy Brow (FoF Music) dj set

Friday 2/26: Listening Party
For the new Big Light album

Mini Bar
837 Divisdero btw McAllister and Fulton Sts.
7-9pm

Saturday 2/27: Pop ‘n Shop
An indie design fair with over 40 designers and artist selling their wares.

The Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St. near Potrero Ave.

Saturday 2/27: Benders Happy Hour
Noise Pop, Fernet and Brooklyn Vegan bring you cheap drinks and music by: OdawasThat Ghost, and The Baths

Bender’s Bar
806 South Van Ness @ 19th St.
5-8pm
21+

Saturday 2/27: Listening Party
For the new Taxes album

Mini Bar
837 Divisidero btwn McAllister and Fulton Sts.
7-9pm

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I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".