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Noise Pop has finally arrived, and we couldn't be more excited for the jam-packed week of excellent shows. Highlights include local shoe-gaze favorites Young Prisms at Cafe Du Nord Wednesday, England's post-rock leaning electronic hero Four Tet at The Independent Friday and New Jersey's one-man-band Memory Tapes at Bottom of the Hill Saturday. Be sure to check back throughout the week for a full breakdown of each day of the festival along with interviews from some of our favorite Noise Pop artist.

While many of the festival's premier events have sadly sold out, you still have a chance to snag tickets to !!!'s (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) highly anticipated Noise Pop appearance at Mezzanine Saturday. Since 1996, the notoriously entertaining Brooklyn-by-way-of-Sacramento based band have been pounding out infectious disco and krautrock inspired dance-punk tracks that even the most ardent indie geek can't help but uncross their arms and dance to. With the previously profiled Maus Haus and dance-friendly local acts Sugar & Gold and My First Earthquake rounding out the bill, this one is guaranteed to be a non-stop sweat fest. And check this -- we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the party!

While we suggest you consult the full showlist, below is a taste of the week's many high points, both Noise Pop and non-Noise Pop alike.

Monday, February 22nd
Slow Trucks, Evacuee, Blessed Deep, French Cassettes @ Kimo's $5
Fanfarlo April Smith & The Great Picture Show @ Great American Music Hall $16