And if you don’t…..


SFPD will have extra patrols 7 days a week in Dolores Park

A trio of multi-show residencies by music legends at the Chapel in October

Gotta plan waaay ahead these days.

First is Ariel Pink on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. And check it out:

Everyone who purchases a ticket to one of these shows will receive a digital version of Ariel Pink’s new album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson upon release in September 2017!

Next is Sparks playing an early show and a late show on October 20th, and I hear tickets are going pretty fast. Here’s a recent performance of a song from their forthcoming new album, to whet your whistle:

And finally it’s the great Roky Erickson, performing on Halloween and the night before Halloween! The Halloween show includes Wax Idols performing as the Damned beforehand, and the show the night before will feature Roky playing a set of 13th Floor Elevators classics!

Lots more 20th Street Block Party details

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Noise Pop this week announced all the non-musical stuff booked for this year’s 20th Street Block Party. First there’s the food:

  • Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas
  • Bonito Poke
  • El Pipila
  • Farmhouse Kitchen Thai
  • FK Frozen Custard Bars
  • Flour + Water
  • Humphry Slocombe
  • Kahnfections
  • Rollin’ Deep (Little Star Pizza)
  • Media Noche
  • Mission Language and Vocational School
  • Rookies
  • Savourie Streets
  • Seoul of Taipei
  • The Pop Nation
  • Universal Cafe
  • WesBurger N’ More

And then there’s the nonprofits and businesses that will have booths or whatever:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco-Mission
  • 826 Valencia
  • Notes for Notes
  • Alternative Cure
  • Workshop SF
  • ArtSpan
  • Mission Community Music

And a few other bits and pieces:

Block Party guests can also stop by Mutiny Radio on 21st and Florida to watch the live broadcast with a full day of comedy, interviews, and performances from the volunteer-run organization. Visit the Rocket Dog Adoption Zoo to check out dogs of all ages in need of a loving home, play with these pups and maybe even take one home! The San Francisco LowRider Council will bring choice classic and modern cars to display on 19th Street and Bryant. Harken Chardonnay will have a special boardwalk installation featuring Live DJs from the Magnificent 7, a pop-up record shop by Amoeba, vintage VW photo booth by Das Bus, wine tasting, and so much more!

And of course, in case you forgot, the music:

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Let’s listen to the Tambo Rays again:

RSVP and invite your neighbors!

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Spanish-style sherry bar opening temporarily in the Mission

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ABV‘s upstairs rotating-concept bar Over Proof has announced its latest thing; it’s called Este Oeste, and it opens next week:

The name means “East West” and refers to the prevailing winds of southern Spain that greatly affect the aging of Sherry wines. ‘Este o este’ also loosely translates as ‘this or that’ in keeping with the Flip Flop/Double Back theme of change in the title. Sherry and gin will be the focus of the beverage program, but the real star of show is the food – which will be Spanish influenced.

Chef Collin Hilton has done a beautiful job with this menu, which can be described as bright and coastal, rustic but clean. Spanish style dishes are close to his heart, and we cannot wait for folks to try everything he has created for this quarter.

Décor will return to the light and airy vibes we saw with Flip Flop—but with a decidedly more Mediterranean look. Este Oeste’s sunny interior will feature soft pastel hues and a hanging collection of dried herbs, flowers, and botanicals. Blue and white Mediterranean tiles line the front steps of the entrance stairs and wrap the front bar to create the perfect backdrop for Chef Collin Hilton and Sous Chef Nick Salazar’s menu of deceptively simple, bright, Spanish-inspired fare.

Get reservations here, and/or check out the full menu after the jump:


Death Records residency at Darger Bar (formerly Dear Mom), Saturdays in August

Here’s details on the first one, this weekend:


Who would’ve thunk a bar in the Mission in 2017 would close down, reopen as something else, and suddenly be more punk??? (And wow, it’s been about 7 years since there was live music at 2700 16th Street.)

Listen to this jam by Vasas:

RSVP and invite your friends!

Tales of the Obsessed, all month long at the New Mission


All this month, in order to prime audiences for the opening of Ingrid Goes West on the 18th, Alamo Drafthouse is showing a series of classic movies about obsession. Such as Single White Female (pictured).

Here’s the full Tales of the Obsessed lineup at the New Mission here in SF:

8/2 – Weird Wednesday: THE BEAVER TRILOGY, 9:30pm (filmmaker Trent Harris in person!)
8/9 – CHUCK & BUCK, 7pm
8/9 – Weird Wednesday: SNAKES, 9:40pm
8/14 – THREE WOMEN, 10:15pm
8/15 – Terror Tuesday: NIGHT WARNING, 10pm
8/16 – THE CABLE GUY, 7pm
8/21 – TO DIE FOR, 10pm

Get your tickets (and read more about this special event) here. (King of Comedy is that Scorsese movie you’ve never seen, Three Women is that Altman movie you’ve never seen, etc., etc.)

Ingrid Goes West btw was great. We saw a sneak preview last week and I say it’s an instant classic, definitely worthy of a month of special programming to celebrate its release. Read all about it and get tickets here.

I Miss Candlestick shirts


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Available in those two plus a variety of other color schemes. (And the clock is literally ticking, so act fast.)

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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