Noise Pop! 2008 Schedule 

A complete list of festival events.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

MUSIC: Opening Night Party w/ Mika Miko, DJ Amp Live (Zion I), & special guests, Rickshaw Stop 8 p.m.-9 p.m., for badge holders & VIP only

Wednesday, Feb. 27

ART: Sights of Sounds, Park Life Store 7 p.m.-10 p.m., free

FILM Heckler, Followed by Q&A with Jamie Kennedy & director Michael Addis, The Roxie 7 p.m., $10; What We Do Is Secret, Followed by Q&A with Shane West and writer-director Rodger Grossman, The Roxie, 9:15 p.m., $10

COMEDY: An Evening of Comedy w/ Dragon Boy Suede, Beth Lisick and Tara Jepson, Bucky Sinister, Kevin Munroe, Ali Wong, host Anthony Bedard, & musical guest Dr. Abacus, 12 Galaxies 8 p.m., $10

MUSIC: Minipop w/ West Indian Girl, Two Sheds, Trophy Fire, Bottom of the Hill 7:30 p.m., $12; This Entrance Band w/ the Mumlers, honey.moon.tree., Golden Animals, Cafe du Nord, 8 p.m., $14; The Walkmen w/ the Broken West, Nyles Lannon, A Modern Machine, The Independent, 7:30 p.m., $18; Quasi w/ Little Ones, peoplepeople, the Minor Canon, Rickshaw Stop, 8:30 p.m., $12; Fu Manchu w/ Saviours, ASG, Orchid, Slim's, 7:30 p.m., $17

Thursday, Feb. 28

Noise from Other Rooms, A Revealing Evening of Words and Cultural Ephemera, 12 Galaxies, 7 p.m., $5

ART: Pictures of Me: Rare photographs of Elliott Smith by Autumn de Wilde, Queen's Nails Annex

MUSIC: Blitzen Trapper w/ Fleet Foxes, Here, Here, Sholi, Bottom of the Hill, 7:30 p.m., $12; The Dodos, w/ Or, the Whale, Bodies of Water, Willow Willow, Café du Nord, 8 p.m., $10, $12; Stellastarr* w/ Birdmonster, Throw Me the Statue, the Hundred Days, Great American Music Hall, 7 p.m., $18; Magnetic Fields w/ Interstellar Radio Company, Herbst Theatre, 8 p.m., SOLD OUT; Kelley Stoltz w/ Grand Archives, the Morning Benders, the Weather Underground, The Independent, 7:30 p.m., $14

COMEDY: Human Giant w/ Magic Bullets, Voxhaul Broadcast, Mezzanine, 8 p.m., $20 (seated), $15 (general)

Friday, Feb. 29

MUSIC: The Don'ts w/ the High Violets, the Union Trade, Thee Parkside 5 p.m.-8 p.m., free

FILM: Wesley Willis's Joy Rides, Followed by Q&A w/ Jello Biafra and director Chris Bagley, ATA 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m., $8

MUSIC: The Mountain Goats w/ Jeffrey Lewis and the Jitters, Okay, Aim Low Kid, Bimbo's 365 Club 7 p.m., SOLD OUT; Holy Fuck w/ A Place to Bury Strangers, White Denim, Veil Veil Vanish, Bottom of the Hill 8:30 p.m., $10; The Magnetic Fields w/ Interstellar Radio Company, Herbst Theatre 8 p.m., SOLD OUT; Helio Sequence w/ Film School, the Builders and the Butchers, Built for the Sea, The Independent 8:30 p.m., $14; The Rosebuds w/ Working for a Nuclear Free City, Foxtail Somersault, Art Show by CreativeMindsSF, Mezzanine 7 p.m., 9 p.m., $15; Cursive w/ Darker My Love, Judgement Day, the Blacks, Great American Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $18; Electropop w/ Wale, Trackademicks, Nick Catchdubs, Mighty 9 p.m., $15, $20

Saturday, March 1

Noise Pop Expo – Education Sessions, 12 Galaxies Noon-5 p.m., free. Register by e-mailing

MUSIC: Audio Out Send, Excuses for Skipping, Buddy, Thee Parkside 5 p.m.-8 p.m., free.

FILM: Such Hawks, Such Hounds, ATA 2 p.m., $8; You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984, Followed by Q&A w/ directors Joe Losurdo and Christina Tillman, ATA 4 p.m., $8

MUSIC: Gutter Twins w/ Great Northern, Monotonix, Apache, Bimbo's 365 Club 7 p.m.,, SOLD OUT; British Sea Power w/ 20 Minute Loop, Colour Music, Off Campus, Bottom of the Hill 8 p.m.,, SOLD OUT; The Mountain Goats w/ David Dondero, Tulsa, Conspiracy of Venus, The Independent 8:30 p.m.,, SOLD OUT; Port O'Brien & Delta Spirit w/ What Made Milwaukee Famous, the Mayfire, Café du Nord 8 p.m., $10, $12; Electropop w/ MSTRKRFT, La Riots,, Lazaro Casanova, Sleazemore, Mighty 8 p.m., $12, $15; Panther w/ Immigrant, Wallpaper,, Distraction Fit, Rickshaw Stop 8:30 p.m., $10, $12

Sunday, March 2

Noise Pop Expo – Pop & Shop w/ DJs Omar and Ryan Poulsen, 12 Galaxies Noon-5 p.m., free

FILM: Homegrown Obsessions, Nick's World of Synthesizers & Toy Punks Vol. I, ATA 2 p.m., $6

MUSIC: The Mountain Goats w/ So Many Dynamos, Caves, D.W. Holiday, Bottom of the Hill Noon,, SOLD OUT; Tilly and the Wall w/ Capgun Coup, Tally Hall, Little Teeth, Rickshaw Stop 5:30 p.m., $15; She & Him w/ Whispertown2000, Adam Stephens (Two Gallants), Emily Jane White, Great American Music Hall 7 p.m., SOLD OUT


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