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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SF Weekly's Noise Pop Issue: Here's a Guide to This Week's Cover

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:00 AM

click to enlarge Who are these people? Let's find out... - PHOTOS BY AMANDA LOPEZ, DESIGN BY ANDREW NILSEN
  • Photos by Amanda Lopez, design by Andrew Nilsen
  • Who are these people? Let's find out...

To illustrate this week's package of stories about the 20th Anniversary of Noise Pop, SF Weekly photographed some of the local artists headlining shows this year's festival. The music of Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Sonny Smith (of Sonny & the Sunsets), Bare Wires, Papercuts, Young Prisms, and Dirty Ghosts all sounds fairly different -- there's sprightly folk, primitive power pop, and innovative electro-rock among them. But these are all among the Bay Area's premiere indie musicians, the kind that Noise Pop has shown off over the last 20 years.

Giving national exposure to the local scene has been one of the festival's most significant contributions -- and part of the reason why, after two decades, it's hard not to see Noise Pop's indie-minded crusade as a success. After the jump, check out a full list of who's on the cover of this week's issue.

Use the following image as a guide:

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A1: Ben Tuttle of Dirty Ghosts

A2: David Enos of Papercuts

A3: Matthew Melton of Bare Wires

A4: Graham Hill of Papercuts

A5: Nick Andre of Dirty Ghosts

A6: Frankie Koeller of Papercuts

A7: Stefanie Hodapp of Young Prisms

B1: Thao Nguyen

B2: --

B3: Frankie Koeller of Papercuts

B4: Omar Hernandez of Bare Wires

B5: Sonny Smith of Sonny and the Sunsets

B6: Ben Tuttle of Dirty Ghosts

B7: Jason Quever of Papercuts

C1: Jordan Silbert of Young Prisms

C2: Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts

C3: John Vanderslice

C4: Ashley Thomas of Dirty Ghosts

C5: Tennent McCabe of Bare Wires

C6: Gio Betteo of Young Prisms

C7: Thao Nguyen

D1: Tennent McCabe of Bare Wires

D2: Omar Hernandez of Bare Wires

D3: Frankie Koeller of Papercuts

D4: Jordan Silbert of Young Prisms

D5: Erin McDermott of Dirty Ghosts

D6: Stefanie Hodapp of Young Prisms

D7: Graham Hill of Papercuts

E1: Stefanie Hodapp of Young Prisms

E2: David Enos of Papercuts

E3: Matthew Melton of Bare Wires

F1: Matt Allen of Young Prisms

F2: Nick Andre of Dirty Ghosts

F3: Matt Allen of Young Prisms

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