Picture 12February only comes once a year, but in San Fran, indie fests are a regular occurrence. A film festival, craft fair, and music conference all meshed into one, Noise Pop is the ultimate indie fest. In the past, this festival has brought exposure to emerging artists including the White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, and more. With a reputation like this, it’s not a surprise bands from all over the country make themselves available to play at this festival. Music for any taste can be found here, from the folk sounds of Martha Wainwright to the traditional pop rock of Dear and the Headlights to the String Quartet that accompanies soloist Josh Ritter.

New to the festival this year, “The Art of Noise Pop – A Retrospective of Festival Posters, Photos and Design” featuring past photographs, posters, and art works by well-known artists will be on view. Of course, there will be films upon films upon films to view throughout the week. Gear up for the ultimate hipster fest: Noise Pop.