Badges for the 2010 Noise Pop festival went on sale today, and the big news is that a show will be held in the East Bay for the first time. However, only a limited number of badges will include access to see the Magnetic Fields, who’ll play Oakland’s Fox Theater on Saturday, February 27. (They’ll also play the Herbst Theater on Monday, March 1.) A couple of years ago, Noise Pop’s Jordan Kurland said an East Bay show might be possible if the right venue came around, and thankfully, the Fox did. With more East Bay venues opening all the time, and others on the horizon, let’s hope more shows are headed this way.
Other announced acts include Mark Kozelek, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, Four Tet, John Vanderslice, We Were Promised Jet Packs, Wallpaper, Zee Avi, the Limousines, and Foreign Born. Noise Pop’s Industry Noise conference will take place Saturday, February 27 at the Swedish American Hall. Keep your eye out for more bands, films, and art shows to be announced in the coming weeks.