The Noise Pop Podcast
The Noise Pop Podcast is a monthly series showcasing new music discoveries and a diverse slate of guest artists from the independent music scene and beyond. Produced by Noise Pop, San Francisco’s go-to indie music, arts and film festival for over 25 years and hosted by music journalist Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, etc..), we deliver engaging episodes that are always rooted in the music that we love and that we know you will too. Past guests have included: Khruangbin, Thao Nguyen, Quantic, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Speedy Ortiz, Rexx Life Raj, Shigeto, Låpsley, Thievery Corporation and more.

The Noise Pop Podcast is putting your musical knowledge to the test again! We’re serving up another game of Six Degrees of Kevin Barnes, this time with a Halloween theme. In case you missed the last game it goes like this: there are eight tracks in this mix and each one is connected to the previous one, identify the tracks and the seven connections between each song and you could win. Email your answers to, the first person to identify them all, or the person who gets the most correct, will win tickets to see Salem at Elbo Room Saturday October 27th. The winner will be contacted directly, so check your inboxes. After the contest closes, on October 27th, we will post the answers in the comment section of Good luck everyone and have fun!

Direct download: 6_Degrees_Halloween_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am PDT

San Francisco doesn't really have much of an autumn. But what our city lacks in foliage its makes up for in festivals. Both Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the upcoming Treasure Island Music Festival are opportunities to see old favorites, and discover some new ones. And in honor of those headliners and soon-to-be headliners, this episode features some great new music from some festival pros, and some we think you'll be donning dayglo for soon enough.


1. “Here I Am” -- Adam Green and Binki Shapiro, Adam Green and Binki Shapiro
2. "Losing You" -- Solange, single
3. “Time” -- Merchandise, Children of Desire
4. “The Hill” -- Snowmine, Laminate Pet Animal
5. “Nature Boy” -- Young Buffalo, Young Buffalo
6. “Latch” -- Disclosure, single
7. “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” -- Tame Impala, Lonerism
8. “Teardrop Windows” -- Benjamin Gibbard, Former Lives
9. “Fuck You All the Time” -- Jeremih, Late Nights With Jeremih mixtape
10. “Cry For Judas” -- Mountain Goats, Transcendental Youth
11. “Belispeak II” -- Purity Ring + Danny Brown, single    

Direct download: October_Podcast_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm PDT