Tired of storytelling events where storytellers just get up and tell a story? This thing’s different.
Corey, Phonographic Memory‘s organizer, tells us all about it:
Phonographic Memory is a storytelling event where folks from the community pick a record from their collection, tell a personal story about that record, and then play a song. We operate monthly at the Bernal Heights Library, but will be doing a special fundraising event at the Knockout. We’ve curated a lineup of contributors to the Bay Area music scene: Dan Lactose (of the seminal group Spazz), Lydia Popovich (comedian, used to manage Quannum Records), Justin Torres (record dealer, instrumental in re-igniting Darondo’s career), and Winston Smith (artist responsible for creating the Dead Kennedys logo). We’ll have DJ’s too, should be an awesome night.
Their website has some podcasts up too if you desire a sneak peek.
Oh and local street photographer The Tens (a fan of the show apparently) sent in this promotional video:
I just ingested so much sugar I may start pissing simple syrup.
— Brenna Betts (@BrennBetts) June 24, 2015
My feelings about Thee Oh Sees are more complex than they once were, but no matter what, sometimes a little Oh Sees is exactly what you need:
Happy Monday, everybody.
The new Oh Sees are doing a 3-night residency at the Chapel next month btw and it’s already sold out.
That’s right, man. The real ESG!!!!! Hard French always puts together the most mind-blowing party lineups in town, so I guess we can’t be all that surprised. But I mean, ESG!!!!!!!!! Here are the rest of the party details:
HARD FRENCH ▼s LOS HOMOS V – Pride Sunday w/ ESG
1 block party, 2 stages, 6 clubs in 6 hours
with a live performance by No Wave legends ESG
Pride Sunday June 28th, 2015
3pm-11pm (block party 3pm-8pm)
$15 hella early bird tickets // $20 early bird pre-sale // $25 general pre-sale
Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street), 21+
Buy tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1d2FQQq
MEZZANINE MAIN STAGE (3pm – 11pm)
Live Performance with ESG!
dance and drum beats c/o Extra Action Marching Band
the return of Six Clubs in Six Hours featuring:
hosted by Persia!
MANGO w/ DJ Olga T
Bearracuda San Francisco
Lexington Club w/ Doc Sleep
Smooth Operator w/ Hoku Mama Swamp
Cafeteria (LA) w/ Ambrosia Salad
STEVENSON ALLEY OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY (3pm – 8pm)
featuring your Hard French DJs Brown Amy & Carnita
spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, north soul stunners, and funky foot stompers this side of the 60s
with the infamous Jiggalicious Dance Babes
Babes shakin it down and makin you move
To win a pair of tickets, leave a comment in the comments section below explaining how excited you are to see ESG. Winner will be decided based on merit. Contest ends this coming Wednesday at 5pm.
Now let’s rock:
Ever since Pop’s reopened with an entertainment license last year, I for one have been spending a lot more of my nightlife hours on the eastern end of 24th Street enjoying mellow happy-hour DJ sets, full-on dance parties and even live bands.
Now, nearby cafe Sugarlump is getting in on the fun. Capp Street Crap reports:
The 24th Street cafe is reinventing itself — in the evenings, at least. Starting last week, Sugarlump began having nightly beer and wine happy hour nightly from 7 to 8 p.m.
Co-owner and friend of Capp Street Crap Martin Rapalski said he has also lined up the first of what will grow to a week long roster of DJs spinning from the start of happy hour until 10 p.m.
Think fewer lattes and laptops, more lounge.
“We’re hoping it’ll take off as an alternative to the bar scene,” he said.
In addition, Sugarlump is revamping its beer and wine lists – the craft beer selection will all be in cans and priced low – as well as turning the lights down in the evenings and adding votives, Rapalski said. Bad news for the Internet addicted; in the interest of face-to-face conversation, Wi-Fi will be shut off at 7 p.m.
They’re looking for more DJs if you’re interested, as well as new food popups to replace the departed Sous Beurre Kitchen. Read on.
Usually when I do these lists it’s because I ran into 10+ people at some event in the Mission, but I figured 5 dudes was pretty damn good being that I was in Oakland. The Warriors parade was heaps of fun, and waiting out the BART shitshow at Telegraph for a few hours was really fun too. Here are all the dudes I saw:
We did lots of shots. (And the frozen greyhounds were good too.) (See you next season, gents!)
[Photo by Jess Kelso]