Weekly Wooot -- !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

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Noise Pop has finally arrived, and we couldn't be more excited for the jam-packed week of excellent shows. Highlights include local shoe-gaze favorites Young Prisms at Cafe Du Nord Wednesday, England's post-rock leaning electronic hero Four Tet at The Independent Friday and New Jersey's one-man-band Memory Tapes at Bottom of the Hill Saturday. Be sure to check back throughout the week for a full breakdown of each day of the festival along with interviews from some of our favorite Noise Pop artist.

While many of the festival's premier events have sadly sold out, you still have a chance to snag tickets to !!!'s (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) highly anticipated Noise Pop appearance at Mezzanine Saturday. Since 1996, the notoriously entertaining Brooklyn-by-way-of-Sacramento based band have been pounding out infectious disco and krautrock inspired dance-punk tracks that even the most ardent indie geek can't help but uncross their arms and dance to. With the previously profiled Maus Haus and dance-friendly local acts Sugar & Gold and My First Earthquake rounding out the bill, this one is guaranteed to be a non-stop sweat fest. And check this -- we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the party!

While we suggest you consult the full showlist, below is a taste of the week's many high points, both Noise Pop and non-Noise Pop alike.

Monday, February 22nd
Deerhoof and the aforementioned Memory Tapes.
Slow Trucks, Evacuee, Blessed Deep, French Cassettes @ Kimo's $5
Fanfarlo April Smith & The Great Picture Show @ Great American Music Hall $16

Tuesday, February 23rd
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Deerhoof @ Fox Theater $39.50
Har Mar Superstar @ Benders (Free w/ RSVP)
Kelley Stoltz, Royalchord, Greg Dalbey, Prairie Dog @ Hemlock $7

Wednesday, February 24th
Rogue Wave, Princeton, Man/Miracle, Two Sheds @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
Harlem, Best Coast, The Sandwitches, Young Prisms @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters @ Rickshaw Stop $12
The Ghost of a Saber Toothed Tiger @ Independent $20
Social Studies, The Old Fashioned Way, Shark Toys @ Benders (Free)
Flood, Ovens @ Kimos

Thursday, February 25th
Dodos, Magik*Magik Orchestra (collaborative performance) @ Palace of Fine Arts $25
Far, Stomacher, Picture Atlantic, The Trophy Fire @ Bottom of the Hill $14
Citay, Scout Niblett, Greg Ashley, Tape Deck Mountain @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Casey Chisholm, Magnanimous, Scattered Like Birds @ Adobe Books (Free)
Guitar Vs Gravity, Lucky Jesus, Charmless @ The Eagle Tavern
Apache, Camp Out, The Mallard, Trumpet Solo @ Hotel Utah $6
Zee Avi, The Hot Toddies, Leslie and the Badgers, Tiny Television @ Rickshaw Stop $12

Friday, February 26th
Four Tet, Nathan Fake, Rainbow Arabia, Newvillager @ Independent (Sold Out)
Wallpaper, The Limousines, Butterfly Bones, Battlehooch @ Slims $14
Atlas Sound, Geographer, Magic Wands, Nice Nice @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
John Vanderslice, Nurses, Honeycomb @ Swedish American Hall $15
The Mumlers, The Growlers, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Ferocious Few @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Shlohmo, Ghosts on Tape @ Project One (Free)
Hunx and his Punx, Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Weekend @ Benders
Scissors For Lefty, Judgement Day, Ghost and the City, Glaciers @ Bottom of the Hill $12
No Babies, The Pharmacy, Street Eaters @ Mama Buzz Cafe
Tera Melos, All Leather, We Be The Echo, Songs for Snakes, Abstersion @ Gilman
Man/Miracle, SayThing, B. Hamilton, Blessed Deep @ Apgar House (Free)
Sleepy Sun, Wooden Shjips, Carlton Melton @ New Parish $10

Saturday, February 27th
We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Lonely Forest, Bear Hands, Tempo No Tempo @ Slims $16
Magnetic Fields, Mark Eitzel @ Fox Theater $26
Black Prairie, Trainwreck Riders, Billy & Dolly, Birds Fled From Me @ Rickshaw Stop
$14
The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega @ Independent $15
Memory Tapes, Loquat, Birds & Batteries, Letting Up Despite Great Faults @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
Chain and The Gang, Strange Boys, Ty Segall, Nodzzz @ Elbo Room $8
!!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake @ Mezzanine $20
Odawas, The Baths, That Ghost @ Benders (Free)
P.E.E., True Widow, Ovens, Grass Widow @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Thao Nguyn, Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay @ Swedish American Hall $15
Mark Kozelek, Laura Gibson, Paula Frazer, Fences @ Great American Music Hall $32.50
Jonas Reinhardt, Bronze, Late Young @ The Lab
Shannon and the Clams, The Pharmacy, The Rantouls, Bebe McPhereson @ Hemlock $7

Sunday, February 28th
Dizzy Balloon, The Hounds Below, Visqueen, Laarks @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Kid Sister, Honor Roll @ New Parish $14
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Watson Twins, AB & The Sea, The Northern Key @ Bimbos $20


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