AND it’s also a final farewell party for Mission legend Isaac Fitzgerald:
Yes! We will be here for you Thanksgiving Thursday! All of you who are in town, desperately looking for where to go to escape your families or burn off all the calories you just ate, look no further!
Plus this is your last chance to say goodbye to Isaac Fitzgerald before he gets on the plane to NYC at precisely 2:01 AM!
Dance Karaoke with DJ Purple, fabulous singers, great company, top-notch drinks & the best pool table in the city!
Visit http://djpurple.com/ for more information and the “DJ Purple Dance Karaoke” songbook!
It’s all about music on Mission Mission today. This particular party is tonight at Rock Bar and it sounds awesome! One of the DJs explains it thusly: “We play romantic ballads in spanish, cumbias and some psych rock, also in spanish.” Here’s the rundown for tonight’s edition:
<<<<<<< NOCHE DE ROMANTICAS>>>>>>
COME JOIN US FOR ANOTHER NIGHT OF ROMANTIC BALLADS FROM JOSE Y JOSE. ITS A LONG WEEKED FOR SOME OF US AND A GOOD EXCUSE TO PRE-GAME FOR WHAT WE ARE THANKFUL THIS YEAR!
COME DANCE, DRINK, PLAY POOL AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SAY HELLO.
FEATURING A FEW FILMS AND A VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST WILL BE JOINING US…
BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!
It’s been 40 years since the first all-night R&B party at the Wigan Casino nightclub outside Manchester, England. The doors didn’t open until 2 a.m., and its 1,200-capacity ballroom was packed until dawn with dance-crazy (possibly amphetamine-fueled) soul fans. They called the uptempo vibe Northern Soul, after the region of England that fell in love with rare ’60s R&B.
To mark the anniversary, public radio’s KALW and a handful of San Francisco DJs curated a 24/7 music channel devoted to the best R&B songs you’ve likely never heard. For every Marvin Gaye or Wilson Pickett song in the mix, there’s another 50 incredible jams by artists who never quite made a name for themselves.
Airs noon-2pm today on BFF.fm!
Listen in, and then meet the entire crew tonight at the BFF.fm Launch Party!
With the future of Pop’s uncertain (be sure to read Broke-Ass Stuart’s heartfelt remembrance), rumors abound. A reader wrote in last night with a query:
I am a frequent reader of missionmission (clap clap- I love the site) and I heard a rumor I thought you might know something about- is the (awesome) pops bar on 24th street turning into a freakin’ birite? I heard some buzz about it and figured you had your ear to the ground on these sorts of things.
Well, cool, thanks!
I said, “Where’d you hear this rumor?”
A few friends who are pretty plugged in to the anti-gentrification underground were buzzing about it the other day over drinks. I don’t expect that they’d be open to telling me where they heard it- they are pretty private about that stuff- but it definitely got my wheels turning so figured I’d ask.
Shrug. Thanks, anyway.
Sounds pretty solid.
UPDATE (Monday, December 2, 2013): Bi-Rite wrote in to tell us that this rumor is false.
BFF.fm, the Mission-based radio station all your friends seem to be DJs at, has been broadcasting for a couple months now, and the programming is getting stronger and stronger every day!
Here’s founder Cosmic Amanda talking about her grand plans for BFF, from a Q&A we did a few weeks back:
Our main focus is supporting emerging and underground artists, and we’ll do that not only by spinning their tunes, but by reaching out into the local music scene and forging partnerships with bands and labels. I want us to become a go-to resource for spreading the word about awesome new music.
My goal in creating this station is to build a professional-quality studio in an amazing space that inspires DJs to put forth their very best content. This has been a labor of love for me, taking up all of my free time and money, but even in just the short amount of time we’ve been around the response has been amazingly positive and I can’t wait to see where we can take this.