Merry Christmas from the Mission 5 years ago

I clicked the “Do a Random” button on my tumblr a few times last night and it gave me nothing but pics from December 2011:

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Looking good, everybody!

(My latest album “Party Dungeon” btw also owes a lot to Motorola RAZR-tinted memories from the Mission in 2011 — and from now on until forever, when you buy it, 100% of what you pay goes to Oakland fire funds — and part of what you get is a PDF zine of RAZR pics like this from 2011.)

Check out the cool Warriors shirt on young Bruce Springsteen

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Go Dubs!

[Photo by David Sancious, via Holly Bailey]

Benefit for Oakland fire this Friday at Artists’ Television Access on Valencia Street

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Here’s the invite:

In light of our friends’ recent tragedy

ATA is holding a benefit for all who have been affected by the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Please join us for a night of live performances, visual art, music and much more.

More details soon.

ATA is a timewarp into a different era of the Mission. If you’ve never been… RSVP and invite your friends!

Benefit for Oakland fire featuring Diners, all the way from Arizona

The event is called “Re-member,” it’s this Thursday evening, it features a bunch of local bands plus the touring band as headliner, and it’s at a place in Downtown Oakland called E.M. Wolfman’s General Interest Small Bookstore. Check out this hit song:

Here’s the full invite:

NOTE: After the tragic events at Ghost Ship, this event has changed its shape. We’ll be raising money for this fund aimed at immediate support of those affected by the fire (https://www.youcaring.com/ourcommunityaffectedbytheoaklandghostshipfire-715087). But please do bring some extra money if you can to support the touring band. ♥

FEATURING:

Diners (AZ)

https://diners.bandcamp.com/

Dingbat Superminx

https://levee.bandcamp.com/

And a variety of brief and lovely experiences by:
Colin Mutchler and the Benefits

https://www.facebook.com/benefitsmusic/

Steph Nelson
Sagey
Very meaningful snacks
+ more (Reach out if you want in)

Encouraged donation of $5-$10 for Ghost Ship and additional donation very very welcomed for Diners who’s here all the way from Arizona.

RSVP and/or invite your friends!

View from Twin Peaks, 1966

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[via Found Photos]

In these times of trouble, maybe Chris Garcia can make you feel a little better

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Chris “Generation Taint” Garcia has long been a Mission Mission fave, back when his act was all about the Mission and also now that he’s hit the big time. And I think his brand of personal humor might feel real good right about now.

Chris is no longer based in SF, but he’s back in town Tuesday and Wednesday for some sets at the Punch Line, and part of the proceeds are going to the Oakland Fire fund. RSVP and invite your friends and get advance tickets!

Send some love to Oakland by going to a party in Oakland and seeing a bunch of local bands

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It’s this coming Friday at the Night Light, a very very Oakland little club, just a short ferry ride away. Here’s the invite:

A final 2016 bash at NL for Christmas with all the trimmings, eggnog, giveaways and great music.

All proceeds go to the Ghost Ship Fire Relief fund: https://www.youcaring.com/firevictimsofoaklandfiredec232016-706684

lineup:
MALL WALK
B. HAMILTON
SOAR
BRASIL
DISAPPEARING PEOPLE
MARINERO
SANTA YOUTH
THE NORIEGAS
BABE & THE BABETTES

B. Hamilton rules. RSVP and invite your friends!

Roxie Theater marquee enamel pin (proceeds benefit the Roxie)

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A splendid holiday gift for the Missionite cinephile in your life. Available at the Roxie or via their website here.

(Made with help from the folks at PSA Press, makers of many other SF-themed enamel pins including a New Mission Theater marquee, some It’s-Its, the “Electric Skateboarding Is A Crime” pin, a very creepy Zodiac Killer, the classic Jimmy the Cornman, and a Doggie Diner head.)

(Also the “San Francisco Pin & Patch Pop-Up” is this Saturday afternoon at Mission Comics.)

Pauline’s for sale for $150k :(

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 Capp Street Crap reports:

On Sunday night, an ad popped up on Craigslist that lists a sale price for the restaurant and wine bar of $150,000. Pauline’s, known for thin-crust pizzas and creative toppings that were often dependent on what was good in the restaurant’s organic gardens, has been in business at 260 Valencia St. since 1985. The restaurant has also long had a tradition of stocking their tables with containers of crayons, giving patrons young and old a chance to doodle on paper-covered tablecloths while they waited for their food.

Read on.

[Photo by Honey Jets, 2011]

Oakland Fire benefit party this Wednesday night at El Rio

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It’s called “Yours Truly, A benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire,” it’s got lots of local talent, and it kicks off at 9pm, this Wednesday. Here’s the invite:

“Not everything has to be on the main road, sometimes you find paradise in the smallest places” – Frankie Knuckles

Fellow Dream Makers,
Our community has been struck by a tremendous loss this past weekend. We admire your resilience and honor your commitment to the collective magic. We are strongest together. Like many of you we are at a loss for words. We all find solace, however, in our community.

This Wednesday night Hard French and El Rio invite you to gather, embrace, share, be, dance, sing or just get some air with family while we honor our fallen primos in Oakland.

Featuring
DJs
Hard French with DJ Carnita and Brown Amy
Carlos Souffront
Vin Sol (Club Lonely , Soo Wavey)
Josh Cheon (Honey Soundsystem, Dark Entries)
More TBA

Bands
Thao (Thao +TGDSD)
Tender Forever
Scott Moore (Live Set)
Hot Lunch

RSVP and invite your friends!

And for other ways to help, KQED put together this helpful list of links.

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