Noise Pop To Feature Grandaddy, Spoon, Mark Eitzel

Sleater-Kinney, Le Tigre on Mr. Lady compilation

The ninth annual Noise Pop fest will take place February 27–March 4 in San Francisco. As usual, the lineup is amazing. Among the groups and solo artists on board: Beulah, Grandaddy, Superchunk, Mark Eitzel, Girls Against Boys, Creeper Lagoon, Minus 5, Spoon, Bright Eyes, The White Stripes, Young Fresh Fellows, 764-Hero, Oranger, Zen Guerrilla, and the Fastbacks. Shows will take place at such clubs as Bimbo's 365, the Great American Music Hall, Slim's, the Bottom of the Hill, and Café du Nord. In addition to the music performances, this will be the second year of the Noise Pop Film Festival (yep, music documentaries, features and shorts) and there will be Sunday-afternoon discussions led by musicians and biz types. ...Calling All Kings & Queens is an excellent compilation album due from Mr. Lady March 6. This 18-song collection includes a live version of "Ballad of a Ladyman" by Sleater-Kinney, Le Tigre's "Sweetie," a live version of "Disco" by the Butchies, plus solid tracks from California Lightening, Darien Brahms, Heart Beats Red, the Crowns, Shelly Doty and others. But what will likely get the most attention is a live version of Amy Ray's "Lucy Stoners," in which the Indigo Girl takes shots at Rolling Stone magazine and its owner, Jann Wenner. [Monday, January 22, 2001]

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