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What We Learned at Noise Pop 2014

Noise Pop 2014 is over. Long live Noise Pop.

The dizzying, thrilling, sprawling Bay Area cultural institution is impossible to comprehensively summarize, but here’s what we learned from this year’s seven-day celebration of music, art and film:

Fashion-Forward Techies Unite at Valentino's Chic Store Opening

The Bay Area plays host to some memorable parties and stylish events. See and be seen in the Social Pages, featuring photos from this week's chicest gatherings.  

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

To the poor souls who missed out on Noise Pop 2014 last week, fear not. Salvation is nigh.

In Photos: Seven Days of San Francisco Music, Noise Pop Edition

This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene over the past seven days...

The Weeknighter: Strong Margaritas and Drunk Dancing at Pier 23 Cafe

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Your Ultimate Guide to Noise Pop 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Bay Area underground music junkies. Noise Pop, San Francisco’s pared-down version of SXSW, returns for its 22nd installment with its most ambitious program of under-to-slightly-over the radar bands to date. The list of next-best-thing bands and multimedia options is expansive and increasingly intriguing each year.

Be a Part of Noisepop 2014 With Free Tickets to See Bleached!

Every year Noisepop brings some of the best underground, up and coming, and slightly over the radar bands together to perform on the stages of San Francisco's most iconic venues. Here's your chance to get in on the magic for free: Myspace is giving away two tickets to see Bleached perform on Friday, 2/28 at the Rickshaw Stop

Edgy, Art-Rock Goddess St. Vincent Comes to the Bay Area

Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) is having her limelight moment. Since the New Yorker’s 2012 collaboration with David Byrne on Love This Giant, she has emerged as an edgy, art-rock goddess. Nowhere is this more evident than on her fourth solo studio album, St. Vincent, which dropped today.

Stellar Songstress Paula West Comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Known for her rich, powerful, contralto voice, Paula West has been delighting audiences with her smooth jazz vocals for over three decades. Although she's most known for her memorable jazz standards, West brings an eclectic song list to any venue, including contemporary American classics like "Mr. Tambourine Man." Now is your chance to see the stellar songstress right here in San Francisco, as she begins a month long reign at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Before we get in the mood for the heaven-sent Noise Pop Festival next week (more to come tomorrow), let’s get in another mood. A weirder mood, perhaps. Like this:

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