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Azealia Banks performs throughout the Noise Pop Music & Arts Pageant on the Warfield on Feb. 27, 2022, in San Francisco.

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Relating to San Francisco music festivals, there are some which can be older (Stern Grove), larger (Exterior Lands) and free (Hardly Strictly), nevertheless it’s onerous to search out one which’s hipper than Noise Pop.

Now in its thirtieth 12 months — which makes it a greater than a decade older than Exterior Lands or Hardly Strictly — Noise Pop carries on in February 2023 with a various slate of outdated, new and native acts that do not fairly match into the mildew of most different festivals on the town. In contrast to different weekend festivals that stick to 1 location, Noise Pop takes place over the course of six days at greater than 25 native venues. Final 12 months’s headliners included Azealia Banks, Jeff Tweedy and Alex G.

Azealia Banks performs throughout the Noise Pop Music & Arts Pageant on the Warfield on Feb. 27, 2022, in San Francisco.

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High billing this 12 months goes to indie stalwarts Yo La Tengo, who’ve been fine-tuning their off-kilter model of indie rock for the reason that mid-Eighties. They share the highest line on a Shepard Fairey-designed poster with one other classic act, Duster, a cult lo-fi rock band fashioned in San Jose in 1996 that pale in to obscurity after just a few years, solely to be revived after demand from superfans led to reissues from the Numero Group. Synth-goth favorites Boy Harsher, who final performed San Francisco on the Regency in April, be a part of Yo La Tengo and Duster within the giant font membership.

Bob Mould performs throughout Noise Pop 2019 on the Fillmore on March 2, 2019, in San Francisco.

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Different notables embody Husker Du’s Bob Mould enjoying a solo electrical set (he performed with a full band in 2019), LA punks FIDLAR, trending Oakland rock act Faux Fruit, Jersey Membership microdoser UNIIQU3, DC shredders Messthetics and Singapore bed room pop up-and-comers Sobs.

Full competition badges are on sale now; particular person present tickets are set to go on sale Friday.

Dan Gentile is the tradition editor at SFGATE. He moved to San Francisco from Austin, TX the place he labored as a vinyl DJ and freelance author masking meals and music. His writing has been featured in Texas Month-to-month, American Method, Rolling Stone, Roads & Kingdoms, VICE, Thrillist and extra. E-mail: [email protected]

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