Noise Pop 2016 Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Metric, Parquet Courts, Cayucas, DIIV & more



Written by Molly Kish //

Noise Pop //
Bay Area venues – San Francisco & Oakland
February 23rd-28th, 2016 //

Noise Pop is upon us, and the Bay Area is playing home to some of the best independent artists around the globe this week. Talent is running rampant around the city, showcasing their music, art and passions in our favorite bars and venues — and we want you to get out there and participate!

Most Noise Pop shows are sold out at this point or quickly on their way to being so. However, we have you covered with tickets to a wide variety of shows. Pick your favorite show from the list below and enter to win tickets.

Hint: Those who directly tweet @showbams or tag us on Instagram with their personal requests will have that much better of a chance of winning!

Contests for all weekday shows end at 3 p.m. on the day of show. Contests for all weekend shows end at 3 p.m. this Friday.


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WKEND MIXTAPE V13: Poolside • Tensnake • Alex Metric


We have three new mixes this week from Poolside, Tensnake, and Alex Metric to get your weekend started right.


PoolsideStir It Up

Our first mix eases us into the weekend with Poolside’s distinct “daytime disco” sound. As summer begins this is your beachside soundtrack combing the Brazilian vibes of Gilberto Gil with their own laid back tracks and edits. I challenge anyone to listen and not want to escape to the sun for an impromptu daytime dance party.


TensnakeSolé x THUMP Fixtape Vol. 26

Next up is German DJ/producer Tensnake, an artist we’ve featured here before, offering up a mix for Solé and THUMP. This mix is a perfect follow up from Poolside, starting off slow with tracks from Kraftwerk, Fort Romeau, and Chicken Lips to build up to house and disco jams from Nancy Whang & Audiojack, Blende, and Aksel Friberg. This one is a slow burner and definitely worth checking out.


Alex MetricHard Summer Mixtape 2014

Wrapping up this week’s mixes is another artist we’ve featured before, British DJ/producer Alex Metric. This time he is back with a mix for the Hard Summer festival taking place August 2-3 in Los Angeles. He starts things out with “Galaxy”, his collaboration with Oliver and builds with tracks from Tensnake, Duck Sauce, Riton, and remixes from himself, TEED, Aeroplane, Prins, and Sould Clap.

Check out Alex djing tonight at Audio in Soma. Tickets are still available here.

WKEND MIXTAPE V10: Justin Martin • Alex Metric • Miami Horror


Welcome back for another round of mixes this week. This time we’re featuring mixes from San Francisco’s Justin Martin, an OWSLA radio set from Alex Metric, and Miami Horror‘s Solé Fixtape.


Justin MartinSouth Africa Tour Mix 2014

Our first mix come from SF local Justin Martin from his South African tour. Justin recently opened for Disclosure at the Greek in Berkeley alongside label mate Claude VonStroke with an incredible tag team set. This mix features tracks from Marshall Jefferson, Boy 8bit, Gold Panda, Tanner Ross, and Shiba San’s incredible “Okay”.


Alex MetricOWSLA After Dark Part 10

Next up is UK producer and DJ Alex Metric for OWSLA’s BBC Radio 1 takeover. Alex showcases disco and dance tracks from the likes of Crazy P, Classixx, London Grammar, Tiga, Todd Terje, and Panama alongside his own tracks and remixes.

If you like what you hear check out the other mixes in this 13-part series on SoundCloud.


Miami HorrorSolé Fixtape Vol. 22

We close this week with a mix from Australia’s Miami Horror for volume 22 of the Solé Fixtape series. A perfect mix for this balmy San Francisco weather. Artists included in this summertime mix include Ben Kahn, Pomrad, Scenic, A Guy Called Gerald, Blood Orange, Karma Kid, and Jetlag. All 25 mixes for Solé Bicycle’s monthly mix series can be found on their site here.

Miami Horror will be back in the Bay Area with a DJ set at Neck of the Woods on August 8th. Tickets are available via Ticketfly.




This week we start off with the 2013 ‘Best Of’ from Smalltown DJs, a tour mix from Alex Metric, and the latest mix from Four Tet.


Smalltown DJsBest of 2013 X Smalltown DJs

The ‘Best of’ mixes from Smalltown DJs is something I look forward to each January. For their sixth installment you will find tracks and remixes from Flume, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jagwar Ma, Phoenix, Disclosure, Dan Croll, and many others. Always a treat.


Alex MetricTour Jams: Volume 1

Alex Metric gives us a glimpse into what he’s listening to that keeps him going while on the road. Tunes from Holy Ghost!, Drake, Moderat, Mayer Hawthorne (Oliver Remix), St Lucia, James Holden, and more. Here is how Alex describes it:

“I’ve been on the road pretty solidly since August. I wanted to put together a mix of the tracks I’ve been listening to while on the road. Those tracks on my ipod that kept getting listened to again and again. The tracks that go on when I’m in my hotel room, in a bunk on a tourbus, waiting in airports or looking out at the clouds while in the sky.”

Alex Metric is playing tonight (January 31) at 105 Folsom as part of their Chinese New Year party. Tickets are still available here.


Four TetJanuary 2014 Mix

After some issues with Soundcloud getting this online, you can now stream/download the latest mix from Kieran Hebden a.k.a. Four Tet. His latest clocks in at just over an hour and features a mystery tracklist that has many stumped. Enjoy the lo-fi and classic house sounds as a perfect jump off to your weekend!