San Francisco’s annual indie art, film, and music festival, Noise Pop, kicked off its twenty-first anniversary with a slew of gigs in venues all across the city last night!

Read our review of the night’s music lineup below to find out which musical acts stood out among the rest!

Top billed acts for the festival’s opening night included Jason Lytle of ’90s indie rock band Granddaddy, and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon who performed with Bill Nace in their new experimental rock side project, Body/Head.

But, as anyone who has been to Noise Pop in the past knows, the best part about attending the week-long festival is getting the chance to discover new bands through the indie festival’s diverse lineup of musicians.

This year, Hypable hit up two of the three music events scheduled for Night One of the festival: Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender’s Bar and the Noise Pop 21 Opening Night Party.

Noise Pop’s first happy hour of the week played host to a variety of acts ranging from alternative rock with a classic ’70s vibe to garage band punk. The festival’s official opening night party, however, was comprised of musical acts which ranged from death metal to experimental rock.

Here are our picks for stand-out acts of the night that we think deserve a listen!

Stand-out acts of the night:

The Spyrals

Hailing from San Francisco, Calif., The Spyrals took to the stage last night at Bender’s Bar in the city’s Mission District and delivered a high energy rock and roll performance that left those in attendance pumped up and ready for more.

Heavy guitar riffs and prominent bass lines along with pleasant gritty reverb-heavy vocals give this band’s overall sound a vibe that is very reminiscent of ’70s rock and roll.

The retro vibe to The Spyrals’ sound can probably be accredited to the long list of classic rock legends they list as their influences which includes The Rolling Stones and The Velvet Underground.

Keep up with the band by following them on Twitter @TheSpyrals or liking them on Facebook!

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To kick off Noise Pop’s 21st Opening Night party, death metal band Burmese rocked the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District with a sound that was heavy with bass lines and fueled by roaring guitar riffs.

Lead by a female lead, Burmese puts on an amazing performance that any fan of scream-o will undoubtedly be pleased with.

Though its sound will undoubtedly cater more towards fans of death metal and grindcore, it has to be said that even if you’re not into the scene, you’ll be hard pressed NOT to be impressed by the way the lead singer’s vocals add to the band’s musicality.

Most impressively, Burmese’s front-woman effortlessly manipulates her voice through the band’s repertoire from a shy-girl sing-song voice to guttural, almost animalistic shrieks.

With such a talented lead female singer fronting a genre where bands are predominantly fronted by male leads, it’s clear to us that Burmese is one to watch!

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Don’t forget, we’ll be bringing you coverage of Noise Pop 2013 in San Francisco all week long!

What do you think of The Spyrals and Burmese? Are you heading out to any Noise Pop shows this year?
Let us know in the comments below!

This post was written by Hypable staffers Pamela Gocobachi and Natasha Artavia.

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

Related: Arrested Development season 4 drinking game

Marvel fans aren’t pleased with the twist in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.

By now you know that Steve Rogers is revealed to be a Hydra agent in the first issue of the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series (Read our in-depth analysis of the new issue here). Naturally this news — that ultimate do-gooder Cap would be so evil — has not sat well with fans.

The general consensus is that this shit is unacceptable…

… And the only thing to do is ignore it:

Others think Marvel need a taste of their own medicine:

And/or need to fire their lame-o writers:

Then there are beautiful Photoshops like this one of Chris Evans’ Captain America ripping up a tree the comic:

Some people are Photoshopping the comic to make him say things that are just as outrageous as him being a HYDRA agent:

While others are giving him a different revelation — one concerning Bucky. This is the twist that SHOULD be in the new Captain America series

Marvel, please write yourself out of this one as quickly as possible.

… Before you start coming up with other outrageous revelations

Emilia Clarke proves there is more to Dothraki than death threats in a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Clarke, who plays the indomitable Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, sets Meyers straight on the fact that Dothraki is, in fact, a real language created for the show. Linguist David J. Peterson crafted Dothraki, and all of the other fictional languages used on Game of Thrones — but even after six seasons, his words present Clarke with a continual challenge.

“You get it in English, at the top in the first script, it’s like, ‘This will be in Dothraki,'” Clarke recounts of her learning process. Following English is the Dothraki speech, followed by a literal translation, and then finally the dialogue in spoken English.

“And then I get an MP3, and then my kitchen hears it for weeks and weeks and weeks on end, until I sound convincing,” Clarke says.

But given the opacity (and complete invention) of the Dothraki language, Emilia Clarke admits that there have been times when she replaced her lines with something a little more… interesting.

“With the latest marvelous actors we’ve had doing Dothraki with us, it was a long day,” Clarke admits, giggling. Not realizing that the camera was on her, Clarke allowed a moment of silliness to take over.

“I thought it would be funny if I did ‘MMMBop’ in Dothraki,” she says. “And that didn’t help him at all! And then I think some of that was definitely my take.”

Ever game, Clarke dives in to her rendition of the Hanson hit, translated into the language of the brutal horse lords.

“I can’t stress how much less catchy that is!” Meyers laughs.

Game of Thrones 6×06, “Blood of My Blood,” airs Sunday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.