Jonathan Richman is playing in the Mission and it’s NOT at the Make-Out Room for once

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Nothing against Make-Out Room at all, but I figured it’s worth noting that he’s played Make-Out Room multiple times a year for at least the last 15 years I can remember — but very very rarely anywhere else in the neighborhood. Thursday night he plays the Chapel, with Tommy Larkins on drums of course.

Get tickets and more info here.

Here’s a recording of Talking Heads covering “Pablo Picasso” a long time ago:

[Original photo by Night Fog Reader (RIP)]

FREE summertime cocktails this Thursday at Virgil’s

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Summer is just about here, and local bar-with-a-big-patio Virgil’s wants to celebrate in a very generous manner:

Please join us on the patio and Enjoy FREE SAMPLES of our summer cocktails like the Spicy Watermelon Margarita (made with fresh watermelon juice and jalapeno tincture) and the Apiary (with house infused Apricot Absolut vodka). We would love to see you there! All are welcome!

RSVP and invite your friends (and peruse the full cocktail menu) here.

Helluva Hawaiian hoagie!!!

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From the fine fine folks at Turner’s Kitchen, on the menu for the next few days at least, probably. Here’s whatsonit:

Pulled pork, crispy spam (cooked in bacon fat), caramelized pineapple (cooked in spam and bacon fat), jalapeño-lime coleslaw and crispy jalapeños on King Hawaiian rolls or Dutch crunch.

Alo-HAHHHH! Read on for most-excellent suggested chip and soda pairings (which you can take next door to 500 Club for most-excellent beer and shot pairings too).

Cars ‘n’ trees

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Local photographer Melissa has been getting some real good cars ‘n’ trees lately

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Reminder: Christopher Owens + Curls show rescheduled for this Sunday night

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I know everybody got all excited about this show happening a few weeks back, but then it got rescheduled. Now it’s Sunday night, at the Chapel, don’t forget. Info and tix here.

What is “real” anyway

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Everything’s almost back to normal

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Thanks, David.

What it’s like to own a car in the Mission

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[via Mo]

Rock ‘n’ roll show tonight at Elbo Room

Starring the legendary B. Hamilton from Oakland! Here’s their latest, a TRIPPY cover of Phil Collins’s greatest song ever, “I Can’t Dance” by Genesis:

Also there’s Bread & Butter from Seattle, who seem pretty good too:

Plus Autogramm from Canada and/or maybe the ’80s!

And finally, Sob Stories, also from Oakland, whose debut video we gushed about late last year:

Quite a lineup! RSVP and invite your friends!

Christopher Owens (formerly of Girls) and Curls (Christopher Owens’ new band) perform next week at the Chapel

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Just announced, next Wednesday night at the good ol Chapel: It’s not just local hero Christopher Owens and it’s not just his new band Curls — it’s local hero Christopher Owens AND his new band Curls, so expect a little (or a lot) of both.

Now let’s enjoy a Christopher Owens oldie:

…and a new Curls hit:

Also, we’re told the openers are gonna be awesome, so keep an eye on the Facebook invite.

Get tickets here!

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Biographical Info:

"I joked that living in the Mission would be the end of me. And there were nights where it felt like the case.

One night I went out with my friend Allan to the bar that no one goes to on 16th Street, where I lost half my drink and money on the dance floor. Later we skated down 16th to Evelyn Lee, where I fell off my board and landed on my head as the 22 bus sped past behind me. A sobering moment. At the bar, I sulked and nursed my wounds until Allan put on Amy Winehouse’s 'Valerie.' We danced, he dipped me, and I felt better."

— My pal Valerie, writing about life in the Mission