Tis the season for existential angst to descend on all music loving folk in the area. The Noise pop festival starts tonight, and thehttp://www.noisepop.com/the-2009-festival-schedule about which shows to go to have driven many a hipster to the brink. As always, SFist is here to help. We'll be sharing our daily pix, and thanks to to the kind folks at Noise pop, we've got tickets for you too.

Tonight we'll be checking out John Darnielle and Tobias Wolff at the Herbst Theatre. Other good picks are Antony and the Johnsons at the Masonic Center, and the Kick-off party with Deerhunter at Mezzanine (which is free if you RSVP).

For those of you who plan 24 hours ahead, how about tickets for Matt Costa ,An Horse, Robert Francis and Two Sheds at Slim's tomorrow? You want em? Write a haiku about Noise Pop in the comments and we'll pick the best entry we get by midnight tonight.