A Weekend of New Noise

Posted online: November 2011

Naked Walrus rocked Velvet Jones on Friday night.

Naked Walrus rocked Velvet Jones on Friday night.

The festival may be over but the beats of the 50-plus bands featured at the Santa Barbara New Noise Musical Festival still linger. Weekend highlights included a set by the pulsing electronic group Phantogram Thursday night at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club, a rousing set by indie-rock group Deer Tick for a jam-packed house at Velvet Jones, and surfer-turned-singer Timmy Curran playing with reggae-rockers FortunateYouth Friday night at SOhO. The weekend festivities wrapped-up Sunday night with melodic performances by foursome Parson Redheads, local musicmakers Walking West, and folk band Fruit Bats at SOhO.

The musical conference showcased chart-topping bands as well as some lesser known groups while also providing local music hopefuls with numerous conferences and workshops focused on how to navigate the music industry, led by esteemed entertainment buffs. New Noise will continue to bring fresh tunes and educational lectures to Santa Barbara throughout the year, so be sure to join the local jams by checking the organization’s website for the latest event listings. –Megan Meyer

Phantogram kicked on festivities on Thursday night.

Phantogram kicked on festivities on Thursday night.

Comfort Machine packed Muddy Waters on the opening night of the festival.

Local band Indian Trading Furs.

False Puppet performed at the New Noise Block Party.

False Puppet performed at the New Noise Block Party.

Portland's Wild Ones played eclectic tunes at Savoy.

Portland's Wild Ones played eclectic tunes at Savoy.

Reggae/punk band Exit 86 at Whiskey Richards on Thursday night.

Reggae/punk band Exit 86 at Whiskey Richards on Thursday night.

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  1. JANICE KROGEN

    the picture by EMM is awesome! she has talent :O)

    November 15th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (Reply)

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