Longtime SF concertgoer remembers SF’s long lost concert venues

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Our pal Dan Strachota, longtime big cheese at Rickshaw Stop, tonight gives a talk about the rich history of SF’s bygone concert venues:

“Bring the Noise, Bring Defunct: A Personal History of SF’s Deceased Music Venues” by Dan Strachota

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: The San Francisco music scene is dead! All the cool venues are getting shut down! Everything used to be so much better here! Is it all really true? Dan will attempt to answer these questions by taking a walk down memory lane, uncovering the amazing and wild music venues of the past—and finding out just what happened to them.

Dan has written about music for SF Weekly, San Francisco magazine, SPIN.com, and the East Bay Express. He’s also the talent buyer at Rickshaw Stop and Phono Del Sol.

I think he’s on on the early side, so don’t be tardy! RSVP and invite your friends!

And now, a couple personal remembrances of long lost concert venues, to whet your whistle:

A great idea [Mexican cuisine]

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[via Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

Hot new look for spring: HAZMAT party in the Mission!

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SF Fire has more pics of the fun here.

Sauce addiction in the Tenderloin

[via Enos]

Last chance for FOB Kitchen!

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(For now.) FOB Kitchen, the place we once called “The Best Restaurant in the Mission,” is leaving their perma-popup situation at Gashead Tavern on Mission Street and looking for a truly permanent space of their own (possibly not in the Mission😭)

Tomorrow night is “The Last Supper”:

It’s FOB Kitchen’s final night at Gashead Tavern and we’d love to see you there!

We’ll be opening up an hour early at 5pm and servin’ up all your favorites, so come get your FOB Kitchen fix to hold you over for a while!

Come celebrate the last few years, and toast to the future with us!

Many MANY thanks to everyone for your continued love and support!

RSVP and invite your friends!

Fernet meme

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[via @posinina]

The purest form of cycling

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BFF.fm’s New Year’s POPpin’ Eve

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This New Year’s Eve is popping off in the mission at Pops Bar, thanks to BFF.fm and Partida Tequila. We will have a giant piñata shaped like 2017 to beat with sticks as we celebrate the grand finale of this dumpster fire of a year PLUS the final day of BFF.fm’s end of year fundraiser.

DJs:

  • Mario Muse of TQID – A Smiths Night and Hotline: indie dance
  • DJ Gideon: house, techno, and disco, mixed with a healthy dose of classic cuts, deep tracks, and exotic sounds from way out.
  • Cosmic Amanda: disco, funk, and other danceable delights
  • JustStella from Radio Shoe

Hot dogs! (to fuel a night of dancing and drinking)

Shots at midnight!

Donate to BFF.fm today!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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Sensational salsa bar blunder

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Our pal Ticklefight describes a very unique feeling:

Tfw your mostly filled salsa cup somehow slips out of your hand into the salsa bin, becoming 90% submerged, and you look around to see if anyone notices while you fish it out with your filthy hands

Oh dear.

[Photo by Erin]

Dennis Hopper tribute at the Roxie

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Here’s the deal:

Come see the theatrical release of ALONG FOR THE RIDE, the new documentary about Hollywood maverick, Dennis Hopper, accompanied by: BLUE VELVET and TRUE ROMANCE, a pair of classics that feature some of Hopper’s most famous, and perhaps greatest, performances; Michael Almereyda’s short A HERO OF OUR TIME, a rarely screened gem in which Hopper starred during a break in the filming of Blue Velvet; Hopper’s punk masterpiece, OUT OF THE BLUE; and a program of shorts by his longtime friend, collaborator, and influence — artist and experimental filmmaker, BRUCE CONNER. If you don’t fall deeply in love with Hopper throughout this, it is because you were already hooked. Show up early and enjoy a Roxie-produced Hopper-clips show!

Get tix!

Allan Hough

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Email: allanhough@gmail

Website: http://allanhough.bandcamp.com

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