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.

This episode, we are celebrating one of San Francisco's biggest events - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. We're playing the festival's legendary acts as well as some artists you may not know so well, but definitely should not miss.

Track list:

1. "Nick of Time" -- Bonnie Raitt, Nick of Time
2. "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" -- Richard Thompson, Rumor and Sigh
3. "The Plank" -- Devil Makes Three, Devil Makes Three
4. "Victory" -- Trampled By Turtles, Palomino
5. "Into the Wild" -- LP, Into the Wild
6. "Wolf " -- First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar
7. "Let it go" -- Tumbleweed Wanderers, Worn Down Welcome
8. "Beach House" -- Cave Singers, Welcome Joy
9. "Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)" -- Allah-Las, Allah-Las
10. "Cold Beverages" -- G. Love & Special Sauce, G. Love & Special Sauce

Direct download: HSB_Podcast_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Last episode, we played songs catchy and infectious enough to earn a spot on our Indie Song of Summer playlist. This week though, we're playing songs with structures and sounds a little too unique for summer pop, but just challenging enough to enjoy, from the appealing dissonance of Suuns to the curious and intense noises of Oneohtrix Point Never. 

Track list: 

1. "Byegone" -- Volcano Choir, Repave
2. "Birds" -- Death Grips, single
3. "Empty City" -- Dan Casey, Empty City  
4. "A Lizard State" -- King Krule, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
5.  "Golden Arrow" -- Darkside, Psychic
6.  "2020" -- Suuns, Images Du Futur 
7. "Wayward Son" -- Zachary Cale, Blue Rider 
8. "Problem Areas" -- Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven
9. "What Death Leaves Behind" -- Los Campesinos, No Blues
10."Anytime Soon" -- Andy Stott, Adult Swim Singles Program 

Direct download: September_2013_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm PDT