For a quarter of a century, Noise Pop has been championing independent music and culture in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. The annual music and arts festival returns to the Bay from Feb. 17–27, 2017, providing tens of thousands of fans with 10 days worth of expertly curated concerts, film screenings, happy hours, art shows and other events. Top-notch acts like Vince Staples, Ty Segall, Grandaddy, Deafheaven, Animal Collective (DJ Set), MSTRKRFT, Cloud Nothings, The Radio Dept., Temples, Clipping, The Joy Formidable, Electric Guest and dozens of others will take over some of the best venues in the area like Fox Theater, The Fillmore, Bottom of the Hill, Mezzanine, The Independent, Rickshaw Stop, Swedish American Hall, The New Parish, 1015 Folsom, The Chapel and many others. Everything from hip-hop, to jazz, to rock, to indie, to singer-songwriters will be showcased, and then some. Many of the hot-ticket shows are selling fast, so check out Noisepop.com/2017 as soon as possible to look at the schedule and get in on the action.