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Noise Pop 2023 Festival Highlights

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Noise Pop, Music and Arts Festival is turning 30 this year, to celebrate it they brought over 160 shows to San Francisco and the East Bay. Here’s a few of our favorite gigs happening from today until the end of the Festival on Sunday, February 26.

Thursday Feb 23: Bob Mould at The Chapel

Bob Mould (from Husker Dü) is playing a solo electric concert at The Chapel tonight.

Sold Out. Doors: 7PM, Show 8PM. All ages.

Friday Feb 24: Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore

In my opinion, this is the definite highlight of the Festival: Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore! If you’ve never seen Yo La Tengo perform, I am jealous cause seeing them for the very first time will blow your mind like nothing else. If you’ve seen them before, you know that every show is its own thing, it’s never the same and it’s always AMAZING! They just released a fresh new album called “This Stupid World” and started tour a week ago on the Pacific Northwest, their show last Wednesday was epic and I can’t wait for more! They will play two sets (!!!), no opening band, lots of new jams and definitely some big hits. It’s gonna be sweet and tender but it will also noisy and raw, you don’t want to miss this!!

Sold Out. Doors: 7PM, Show 8PM.

The Elephant 6 Co at The Cut Outdoor Cinema (West Coast Premiere)

If you can’t get tickets for Yo La Tengo, the second best option for this Friday is checking out Elephant 6’s documentary. Dive into psychedelic 90’s vibes with the Musical Collective that released Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control and The Apples in Stereo. Interesting stuff! Check out the trailer!

6:30PM, $15.75-$18.75. All ages.



Saturday Feb 25: Tommy Guerrero at The Chapel

San Francisco’s finest skateboard icon and excellent musician, Tommy Guerrero is performing at The Chapel. Ray Barbee and ORB are also performing, it’s going to be a great night for the lovers of cool grooves and good vibes! Tommy Guerrero and his friends know how to put a good show and you’ll leave feeling way better than how you came. What else can you ask for?

Sold out. Doors at 7PM, show starts 8PM. All ages

Flaming Lips Space Bubble Concert live in Oklahoma (2022) at The Cut Outdoor Cinema

Watching The Flaming Lips perform is always a joy in terms of music and visual experience. During the pandemic they outdid themselves with the bubble concert, Wayne Coyne used to crowd surf inside a bubble in the past, so why not put everyone inside their own bubble during the social distancing times and make concerts possible again? That’s exactly what they did, that and turned up all the possible visual effects you can experience (from a bubble). Since you can’t go back in time and be in Oklahoma in 2021, the best option is to head to The Cut Outdoor Cinema and experience it with your friends.

6:30PM. Tickets available $15.75-$18.75. All ages

Sunday Feb 26: Free Tibet at The Cut Outdoor Cinema

25th-anniversary screening of the documentary that chronicles the 1996 San Francisco Tibetan Freedom Concert (initiative of the greatest Adam Yauch), the largest benefit concert since Live Aid, that featured performances from A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk and more. Featuring guest speakers: Deyden Tethong of Milarepa Fund and co-producer of the Tibetan Freedom Concerts ​​Stacy Horne.

6:30PM. $15.75-$18.75. All ages.







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Patricia Colli

Patricia Colli

Patricia Colli is an artist, printmaker and music enthusiast based in San Francisco. Meet me at the mosh pit!