Modern Times just wasn’t made for these times

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Modern Times is closing up shop. Capp Street Crap reports:

Never quite able to regain its footing since it was forced from Valencia Street in 2011, Modern Times Bookstore Collective is set to close next month after 45 years in business.

According to an announcement on the store’s Facebook page, the progressive book store will shut its doors at 2919 24th St. on Nov. 15. having explored “every possible avenue of support to sustain the store since its displacement from Valencia Street in 2011.

Read on. And like maybe get some early Christmas shopping done there real quick?

[Photo by Steve Rhodes]

Special guest DJ Tristes Tropiques tonight at American Tripps!

Here is what it will be like:

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Plus ping pong.

American Tripps (the “Berlin-style” ping pong party) is now EVERY MONDAY and Pop’s (and the big 5th anniversary party is coming up on a Friday night at Rickshaw Stop next month), and Tristes Tropiques hosts a radio show this Saturday on Radio Valencia.

“I hate Valencia street”

Local artist Gina explains:

Hahaha some fool on a fixie just did the fixie skid across the street from where I’m sitting eating my burrito but he timed it with the beat drop of the dub step he was blasting. I hate Valencia street

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[File photo of flattened fixie on Valencia Street by Mission Mission reader Raun, 2012]

Somebody already defaced Valencia Street’s new bike meter

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And it’s not even funny. What are they, against bikes? Against metering?

[via Capp Street Crap]

Valencia Street bike meter is counting cyclists on Valencia Street

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Looks cool. Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 12th btw.

(Thanks, Robert!)

Record Store Day is tomorrow, what’s happening in the Mission?

1.) 1-2-3-4 Go! (on Valencia) looks pretty good:

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2.) Thrillhouse (way out Mission) has some bands and BBQ:

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April 16th is Record Store Day and we’re throwing a big ol’ party at Thrillhouse. Thrillhouse will be opening at 9am and offering free coffee and doughnuts. We will have all those dumb record store day records plus lots of rare and collectable records we’re saving for Record Store Day. And at 2pm we’re going to have this awesome show!!! CCR HEADCLEANER, NEUTRALS, DARK BEACH, TEENAGE SEX, and SKIN DEEP are all playing!!! Show up around noon if you want to get in on the free BBQ we’ll be cooking up.

RSVP and invite your friends

3.) Explorist International (on 24th Street) is partyin:

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4.) Aquarius (on Valencia) has donuts and beer:

Just reminding everybody that this year’s Record Store Day – when we celebrate & support the continued existence of independent record shops like aQuarius – is coming up real soon. So please come to the shop that Saturday, April 16th, to hang out and eat donuts (or drink beer, later in the day) and of course buy all kinds of stuff, whether it be one (or more, probably more!) of the limited edition RSD releases we’ll be getting in, or just a cd or lp you find in our bins that day that strikes your fancy… Thanks for the support!!

5.) There’s also Originals Vinyl (at 18th and Treat) but I can seem to find any announcements about what they’re planning.

New edition of Amos Goldbaum’s rad Steph Curry shirt!

Steph Curry as Thunder shirts are back! Get one online (link in bio) or this weekend on Valencia and 23rd!

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Sorta Secret Show

 

Rob and Lauren, formerly of the band He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister (not actually brother/sister but yes actually husband/wife) have a new project called KOLARS. They’re stopping by Mission Bicycle Company for an intimate acoustic show tomorrow before their sold-out Independent gig on Saturday. Free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing.

Friday 3/18. Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00. Limited tix available online and at the door. 766 Valencia, between 18th and 19th.

http://bit.ly/KOLARS

Trolling those electric skateboard bros

I hate to encourage trolls, and I hate to make you have to think about electric skateboarding, but, lol:

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(Thanks, Jesse!)

Now please enjoy this post from a few weeks ago “Electric skateboard gang hanging out at 24th and Valencia

Hecka old flyer from when Loló was Valencia Street Tool and Die

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Local record shop Groove Merchant shared this on their Instagram about 1w ago, and then our pal Josh sent it to us after we posted that hecka old flyer from when Amnesia was the Chameleon.

A commenter on the Instagram post said, “Sleep by Voice Farm is my jam, so good!” Let’s check it out:

Now please enjoy this hecka old blog post from when Loló was almost an American Apparel way back in 2009.