It’s not all music (Part 4 of 4)

    Noise Pop is more than just music. Here are some of the other things worth checking out next week:





    The Fearless Freaks

    Featuring a Q&A with Wayne Coyne and Bradley Beesley

    Roxie Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

    3117 16th St.

    March 28

    This Flaming Lips documentary premiered on the down low at last year’s Noise Pop. It returns this year for general release and features a chat session with Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and director Bradley Beesley.


    The M-80 Project

    Artists’ Television Access, 7:15 p.m.

    992 Valencia St.

    March 30

    A 1979 two-day music festival in Minneapolis featured Devo, the Fleshtones and other new wave acolytes, and this film has the black-and-white footage.


    Directions: Death Cab for Cutie

    Artists’ Television Access, 7:15 p.m.

    922 Valencia St.

    March 31

    Directions serves as your cinematic companion to Death Cab for Cutie’s Plans, with a music video for each of the album’s eleven tracks. The night also features the first installment of a documentary series One Week, which follows the National on tour.


    High and Dry: Where the Desert Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Artists’ Television Access, 1:30 p.m.

    922 Valencia St.

    April 1

    This documentary features musicians from Tucson, Arizona, including Calexico, Machines of Loving Grace, Supersuckers and other artists drawn from the last twenty years of a small-town music scene.


    Borderline: The Heavenly States

    Artists’ Television Access, 4 p.m.

    922 Valencia St.

    April 1

    In 2005, Bay Area band the Heavenly States became the first band in thirty-five years to play in Libya. This film tells the tale, and features a Q&A session with the band.


    Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley

    Artists’ Television Access, 4 p.m.

    922 Valencia St.

    April 2

    Jeff Buckley’s life, music and legacy are explored in this feature documentary, which wraps up the film portion of the Noise Pop festival.

    Other Other Stuff:

    Noise Pop Comedy Nights with Killing my Lobster

    Thee Parkside, 5-8 p.m.

    1600 17th St.

    March 28 and 30

    They host their own “hilo film festival” and provide San Francisco with fine sketch comedy, monthly cabarets, and other dramatic treats. They’ll join forces with Noise Pop to provide two nights of comic relief to the musical happenings.


    Indie Night School

    Makeout Room, 1-6 p.m.

    3225 22nd St.

    April 1 and 2

    Straight from New York City, Indie Night School provides resources for independent artists and those in the surrounding biz. The group is scheduled to host four panels over two days for your musical education. The panels scheduled for April 1 are “Getting Booked in San Francisco and Nationwide” and “Start the Presses: Getting Your Music Reviewed”; for April 2, “Alternative Ways to Get Your Band Noticed” and “Building a Brand out of your Band: How to Make a Living Through Music” with more than music sales and concerts.


    Noise Pop N’ Shop

    Club Six, 12-6 p.m.

    60 Sixth St.

    April 1

    If scoring random schwag at the shows doesn’t satiate your shopping needs, head to Club Six for clothing, jewelry and other accessories from local designers. Audiophiles can plunder vinyl at local college KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap record sale. Deejays will bolster the proceedings with a musical backdrop.


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    Noise Pop 2006 (Part 1): An Introduction
    Noise Pop 2006 (Part 2): The main events

    Noise Pop 2006 (Part 3): A guide to San Francisco‘s venues