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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Noise Pop Raises the Stakes w/ Yoko Ono Band, Dodos + Magik Orchestra

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 8:04 AM


I've bitched in the past about Noise Pop not pushing the boundaries enough in its spring festival booking. I'd also like to give credit where credit's due. San Francisco's biggest indie bender just announced a couple shows you won't get elsewhere, a smart move forward for the local music institution. 

Just added to the Noise Pop bill: Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band at the Fox on Feb. 23. That group comprises Ono, Cornelius, Yuka Honda, and Ono's son Sean Lennon, in what should be a very interesting, unusual performance. Two nights later, the promoters are hosting The Dodos in collaboration with Magik*Magik Orchestra. The latter played in a 30-member strong incarnation with John Vanderslice last year, if you'll remember.

These special gigs, along with a rare appearance by The Magnetic Fields at Herbst and the Fox, are the sort of unique booking coups you'd hope to come from such an established and respected entity as Noise Pop. We're not even to the end of the festival's 2010 announcements, but this year feels like a positive shift forward for the organization.

**Update: Noise Pop just announced that the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band show is one of only three U.S. performances for this year. The group will be playing songs off Between My Head and the Sky and other Ono selections.

As for the Dodos, Magik*Magik Orchestra will be composing "10 arrangements of Dodos songs all featuring the band and various members of the orchestra." The 26-piece Orchestra includes "a small women's choir, strings,

winds, brass and percussion." Can't wait for that one.

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