This weekend kicks off the 100-plus concerts that make up the massive celebration of independent music “that has been the pride of San Francisco’s alternative music scene for 30 years,” writes Bohemian and Sun music writer, Michael Giotis, in his exclusive online interview with Noise Pop festival organizer Jordan Kurland (readable at pacificsun.com/noise-pop-30 and bohemian.com/noise-pop-30, respectively). Giotis handpicked some can’t-miss shows for this landmark year: Bob Mould—guitar legend and older brother of post punk noise pop, plays The Chapel, 777 Valencia St., San Francisco. $27.50–$30. All ages. Overwhelming Colorfast—plays a life tribute to San Francisco scene photographer Peter Ellenby at The Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., San Francisco. $20–$25. All ages. Tommy Guerrero—skate phenom turned instrument loop art guitarist, plays at The Chapel, 777 Valencia St., San Francisco. $20. All ages. Check out NoisePopFest.com for the full concert schedule, plus festival films and gallery shows.
Those old enough to remember the ancient Saturday morning ritual of parking in front of the TV and watching cartoons whilst spooning cereal into their young faces might find the Sebastiani Theatre’s new initiative somewhat familiar—”Saturday Morning Movies for Kids.” Beginning this weekend, the vintage theater in the heart of Sonoma will screen Disney’s modern classic, Frozen. Local impresario and magician Roger Rhoten, the “Magic Man,” will also be on hand (or is that sleight of hand?) to provide additional magical moments. The show starts at 10am, Saturday, Feb. 25. Admission is $1, and children are encouraged to pay their own way in at the door. The Sebastiani Theatre is located at 476 First St. East, Sonoma. For more information and tickets, visit sebastianitheatre.com.
This weekend, The Lost Church plays host to a new series of local R&B singers and rappers in collaboration with live bands entitled, “A Melodious Affair.” The inaugural performance features local band Crumb Dread backing Simoné Mosely, KingLung and Audio Angel. The intimate, one-of-a-kind performances are presented by Timeless Experience, a new area production company in collaboration with North Bay music maven Josh Windmiller. Crumb Dread will also open the show, which begins at 7:30pm, Saturday, Feb. 25, at The Lost Church, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door or at thelostchurch.org.
The man has worn many hats—mortgage broker, tour guide and, more recently, podcaster and comedian. Meet Tim Dillon, who Vulture described as “simultaneously a boisterous, conservative-leaning Long Island native and a thoughtful, homosexual foodie with a soft spot for frozen yogurt.” Dillon is known for his articulate if contrarian comedy stylings, which he brings to the stage at 8pm, Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Uptown Theatre Napa, 1350 Third St., Napa. Tickets are $50 to $90 and available via ticketmaster.com.