These words purposely clash yet they sound so good together, especially when it’s in relation to the Noise Pop Festival happening through March 3 at 37 San Francisco venues and galleries.
Now in its 21st year, the event celebrates the Do It Yourself (DIY) culture through a combination of indie rock, a film series, art exhibits and panels on the creative process.
The lineup includes !!! (chk chk chk), Toro Y Moi, Amon Tobin, Rogue Wave, YACHT, the Thermals, Damien Jurado, Califone, Jason Lytle, DIIV, Free Energy, Family of the Year, Matt Pond, Jukebox the Ghost, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside and more.
In the case of the Coup’s appearance March 2 at Inner Mission, the acclaimed rap act will collaborate with street artist Jon-Paul Bail as “The Coup’s Showbox.”
“This will definitely be the punk/funk/dance party that everyone expects from a Coup show, plus more,” said Boots Riley of the Coup in a press release. “The whole space will be transformed. People will not just be at a performance, they’ll be in our world. It won’t just be a show where you watch the band onstage in front of you. That’s all I’ll say for now.”
Over the past 25 years, Bail has created political artworks that have been displayed in public spaces. His pieces have also been exhibited in galleries around the globe.
Noise Pop also strives to help current and future indie artists through the Culture Club. The area brings together representatives from the music, film, art, design, food and technology worlds to discuss what goes on during the creative process and encourages the DIY work ethic to making art. Participants include photographer Jay Blakesberg, artist Shepard Fairey, musicians from Califone, YACHT and Rogue Wave. Besides, the talks and performances, participants will have the chance to explore their own creative instincts.
For more on the festival, visit www.noisepop.com.