Here are your weekend best bets for the 2014 Noise Pop festival:

Throwing Muses -- It's one of the most underrated acts in music history. The Throwing Muses helped write the rule book for alt-rock with such excellent offerings as 1988's "House Tornado" and 1989's "Hunkpapa," yet the group has rarely received the same respect shown to the Pixies, the Replacements and the genre's other early architects. It's time to give the Muses their due, so come on out to see the band during the Noise Pop festival.

8 p.m. Feb. 28; Jewish Community Center of San Francisco; $25

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Real Estate -- This New Jersey indie-pop troupe can jangle with the best of them. Real Estate should appeal to fans of such "Paisley Underground" movement bands as Dream Syndicate and The Three O'Clock, as well as to those who adore early R.E.M. records.

CASH MUSICThe Throwing Muses -- from left, David Narcizo, Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges -- are coming to San Francisco’s Noise Pop festival
CASH MUSIC The Throwing Muses -- from left, David Narcizo, Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges -- are coming to San Francisco's Noise Pop festival ( Orrin Anderson 6174164800 )

8 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1; The Independent, S.F.; $20

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Mark Kozelek-- He's a legendary figure on the Bay Area music scene, who first came to fame while leading the Red House Painters in the '90s and then went on to further acclaim with Sun Kil Moon. He's playing solo at Noise Pop, set to delight fans with his signature blend of folk and indie styles.

8 p.m. March 1; Great American Music Hall; $25-$28

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Some of these shows may already be sold out. For more information, visit www.noisepop.com.

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