Noise Pop 2018 guide: 10 can’t-miss shows for this year’s festival

The days are starting to get longer. Baseball fans are gearing up for spring training. And the local music scene is just about to get a whole lot more interesting.

Ahh, it’s February, which for thousands signals the annual return of Noise Pop, the cool indie-music festival that brings with it dozens of great bands to the Bay Area.

The 26th Noise Pop festival runs Feb. 19-25 at various venues in San Francisco and the East Bay, and this year has added “satellite” shows in San Jose, Santa Cruz and Sacramento.)

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The lineup is absolutely packed, consisting of 175-plus acts, but here’s a look at 10 can’t-miss shows for the 2018 Noise Pop festival:

Built to Spill

This might just be the festival’s hottest ticket, which would explain why the show seemed to sell out in roughly a blink of an eye. The draw isn’t just about the headliner, even though, of course, Built to Spill is a really good band. It’s also about what the headliner will be playing — the 1999 indie-rock masterpiece “Keep It Like a Secret.” So, now would be a really good time to …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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