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About the Noise Pop Podcast

The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy and soon to be buzzing new music. The first episode of each month offers a mixtape of the best music swirling around the internet that you should be aware of. For the second episode, the podcast takes on a flexible format that can include interviews with musicians and tastemakers, discussions about the state of independent music and guest DJs. The podcast is hosted by Dawson Ludwig, Jaime Nabrynski and Olivia LaRoche.

About Noise Pop:

Noise Pop ( sprang to life in 1993 as a single night in a small club, showcasing the best of the burgeoning underground San Francisco music scene. It has since developed into one of the country's leading independent music festivals. The annual event has achieved grassroots and critical success, as well as international recognition. Many of the most important artists of our time -- including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Bright Eyes, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco have played on Noise Pop stages.

Over the course of five days, Noise Pop presents dozens of unique and important music shows in the city's best-loved venues. In addition, the festival boasts a film series, an interactive workshop titled Culture Club, and art openings. It is a music-lover's paradise and a celebration of San Francisco -- the shows sell out, people have fun, and every year the event grows in size and scope.

Noise Pop also co-produces the Treasure Island Music Festival in October. The two-day festival has featured some of the most exciting and established indie artists of our time. Much like the Noise Pop Music Festival, Treasure Island is a love letter to San Francisco and its one-of-a-kind independent culture.


Hosts: Dawson Ludwig, Jaime Nabrynski, Olivia Laroche
Production: Jaime Nabrynski, Dawson Ludwig
Graphics: Allison Gore

The Noise Pop Podcast is produced by Noise Pop and presented by KQED Independents, a program that brings the unique vision and voice of the Bay Area's talented independent podcasters to an international audience through partnerships with local organizations and community media producers. Featuring and cultivating the best in new online programming, KQED Independents distributes programs produced by emerging new media makers.

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