Attention all aspiring musicians, industry insiders and live music fans!
New Noise, a music conference and festival that first began in 2009, will be coming again to Santa Barbara from November 7 to November 10. Always delivering a wonderful mix of education and entertainment, this year the festival will feature several changes that will be sure to amp up the excitement.
The festival will kick off with a concert by electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Wednesday, November 7, followed by live shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at SOhO, Velvet Jones, Muddy Waters and Whiskey Richards.
Then, on Friday, November 9, there will be an all-day conference that will take place at The Savoy nightclub from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., where the three-story, lounge-like atmosphere will provide a relaxing learning experience. It will feature panels and speakers, including Chuck D of Public Enemy and Ian Rogers of TopSpin Media.
Another change is the New Noise Block Party on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will take place in the artistically-minded Funk Zone neighborhood. Bands such as Gardens & Villa, Y La Bamba, Little Owl and others will play outdoor sets, while there will be vendors and a beer and wine garden to keep the energy going.
“New Noise is really evolving,” says Jeff Theimer, the co-founder and executive director of the New Noise Music Foundation. “Chuck D is an icon and we can’t tell you how excited we are to host him. Combined with the New Noise Block Party, which will be like a mini-festival itself, I think we have another solid New Noise Festival Planned for Santa Barbara.”
Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, other confirmed bands will include: the funk-meets-urban stylings from Ozomatli; punky bluegrass from Larry and His Flask; Buster Blue from Nevada; Bay Area hip-hop superstars Blackalicious; neo folk from The White Buffalo; spoken word master Saul Williams; singer and songwriter Tyrone Wells; the post-grunge punk pop of Nerf Herder and so much more!
This is definitely an event to circle on your calendar! It will offer a little something for fans of any musical genre.