Alternative Programming

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February 14, 2019 6pm

Music by Nosaj Thing (DJ set); DJ sets by Lil’ Waifu and Arumi

Music presented by Noise Pop

Celebrate your love of indie music with NightLife, the official pre-party for the Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival—and the best way to spend Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re newly-in-love or recently broken-hearted (or happily single), we have a silent disco for you: Electronic music producers/DJs Lil’ Waifu and Arumi will host the ultimate “Love Songs vs. Breakup Songs” throwdown in the aquarium. Plus, learn about love songs from someone who knows them inside and out: Musician Thao Nguyen (of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down) will talk about the process and psychology behind the writing and listening to heart-wrenching tracks. In the Piazza, catch a DJ set from LA’s Nosaj Thing—chillwave originator, vocalist, and frequent collaborator with local...

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February 22, 2019 5pm

DoTheBay, greenrush, & Noise Pop Festival 2019 Present

Pre-Festival Cannabis Happy Hour

Drew Banga

Join Noise Pop Festival, DoTheBay, and greenRush (the easiest way to buy weed) for our second Cannabis Happy Hour at Hotel Kabuki! Get ready for DJs spinning, on-site cannabis delivery, exclusive discounts and deals, complimentary gourmet munchies. Entry is free with RSVP.

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February 23, 2019 12pm

Noise Pop Festival 2019 & FAZE Apparel Present

Noise Pop Festival Merch Pop-Up • Drew Banga, Sazon Libre

FAZE Apparel • 12:00PM–5:00PM • All Ages • Free

Come celebrate independent spirit with a Noise Pop Festival and FAZE Apparel day party. Ring in NPF 2019 by previewing this year’s brand new merch items and commemorating past NPF artifacts, all while enjoying complimentary beverages and DJ sets by Drew Banga and Sazon Libre.

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February 26, 2019 5pm

DoTheBay & San Franpsycho Present

Noise Pop Festival Bender’s Happy Hour • The Moondrops, Trey Coastal

Bender's Bar and Grill • 5:00PM–8:00PM • 21+ • FREE

The Moondrops

Bay Area indie rock outfit The Moondrops are made up of Hussain Khan (Guitars/Vocals), Craig Lager (Guitars/Vocals), Alex Bru (Drums/vocals), and Luke Clingerman (Bass). Drawing inspiration from all types of psych pop, surf rock, dream wave, and a splash of soul, they create tunes that are truly unique and addictive.

Trey Coastal

Trey Coastal is the combination of three minds molded in the coastal city of Oakland, California. In 2017, they released three EP's: No Lay-Ups (Side A), No Lay-Ups (Side-B) and Third Rail. Side A is accompanied by a video for the song "Polynesian Sand" which features the group hanging out on an inflatable couch in highly unsanitary Lake Merritt in their hometown. Side B also includes a...

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February 26, 2019 6pm

Noise Pop Festival Photo Retrospective - Opening Reception

The Royale • 6:00PM–9:00PM • All Ages • FREE

Noise Pop Photographers capture some of the best moments. When the color is removed, musical moments take on a different quality.

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February 27, 2019 5pm

Sea Witch Production Presents

Noise Pop Festival Bender’s Happy Hour • Coke, Moon Daze, Blakeblakeblake

Bender's Bar and Grill • 5:00PM–8:00PM• 21+ • FREE


Bay Area outfit, Coke, draws on influences from noise rock to post-hardcore to krautrock, resulting in a sound that is jarring yet familiar. Their debut EP, out on Text Me Records, is marked by persistent rhythms, angular guitars and abrasive vocal work.

Moon Daze

Dream pop + psych rock based in San FranDisco, CA.

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February 28, 2019 4pm Presents

Noise Pop Festival Bender’s Happy Hour • Muñecas, Lacker, My Friend

Bender's Bar and Grill • 4:00PM-9:00PM • 21+ • FREE


SF band that mixes punk/dark wave and garage rock with post-colonial drag responding their experiences as latinx in this fucked up country. Tamale Ringald on guitar/keys/vox, Cholula Calinete on bass/vox and Horchata La Shy Gurl on drums/vox.


oakland punk

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March 1, 2019 5pm

Text Me Records Presents

Noise Pop Festival Bender’s Happy Hour

Drew Banga + Amen'Auset (Oakland), Curasao (SF), Ramonda Hammer (LA)

Bender's Bar and Grill • 5:00PM–8:00PM • 21+• FREE

Drew Banga

Drew Banga's credits include Kamaiyah’s “I’m On,” Rexx Life Raj and ymtk’s “What’s Up,” 1-O.A.K.’s “Lost & Found” (which he co-produced with Kuya Beats) and Caleborate’s latest single, “Bankrobber” (with Chose1). He’s also the musical director for Duckwrth, overseeing every aspect of his live show and producing for the Republic Records-signed rapper and singer. He also co-produced much of Kamaiyah’s highly-anticipated, forthcoming sophomore album.

“There’s not an artist in the Bay I haven’t produced for, done a song with or gone on tour with,” Arnett says. “I’m a producer. I don’t sing, but I write. I try to make whatever I put my hands on better than what I heard before. And I’m all...

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March 2, 2019 5pm

Bender’s Presents

Noise Pop Festival Bender’s Happy Hour • MOLTEN, ViQueen, High Winds

Bender's Bar and Grill • 5PM • 21+ • FREE

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March 2, 2019 7:30pm

Noise Pop Festival 2019 x EarUp Global Showcase Present

Dokoe, Mike Orange and the Universe Travellers, milos, Marstn

Amnesia • 7:30PM • 21+

Noise Pop Festival 2019 is proud to present the EarUp Global Showcase at Amnesia on Saturday, March 2nd. With a growing indie music scene in Hong Kong, EarUp Global offers local HK-bands the chance to perform and share their music internationally. This year’s featured Hong Kong bands include math-rock band Mike Orange and the Universe Travellers, post-rock outfit Milos, and indie pop singer-songwriter Marstn. San Jose-based math-rock act Dokoe will represent the Bay for this cultural exchange and close out this special showcase.