Go to a sweet show at El Rio this Sunday; help fund cancer treatment for a really good guy

Kyle Lesley is a San Francisco audio engineer, social activist, and all-around excellent human being. He is also a person who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. Given that he has helped out countless folks in the city’s independent music scene with his know-how, it only makes sense that a bunch of musicians got together and decided to throw him a party this Sunday at El Rio to help pay for his treatment and some other necessities.

From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. this Sunday, Nov 10, a donation of $5 to $20 gets you five bands and a DJ, plus, you know, everything else good that’s usually at El Rio (alcohol, a patio). If you’re lucky, Kelly McFarling will do some Whitney.

(Original painting — that will likely be part of a raffle — by Eunice San Miguel.) (The photo below is just Kyle being Kyle-like.)


Bikes, bands, booze tonight at the Rickshaw Stop

Tunes4Tubes, the annual party and fundraiser for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, is going down tonight at the Rickshaw Stop.

The lineup includes hometown funk/soul masters Con Brio and Whiskerman plus the Balkan-fusion outfit Cradle Duende and comedy from Sean Keane; silent auction items include prints and photography from SF artists and gift certificates for massages, sweet bike gear, and local food and booze. What more could you want? Stop being so demanding.

Facebook deets here.

Viracocha: More than just a beautiful place to pee

…and yet, it’s no secret that the Mission’s dreamiest antiques/typewriter shop/performance space is also home to a bathroom that makes people exclaim “I would pay rent to live in there!” upon exiting, and that’s not just because they can’t afford to live anywhere else in the neighborhood anymore.

Now you can share your love for her claw-foot tub, overstuffed armchair and exquisite lighting with the world by voting for this very restroom to win the title of “America’s Best Restroom” from renowned restroom experts(?) Cintas. Check out the other nominees while you’re at it (the old Vaudeville theater in Minneapolis looks pretty sweet) but remember, civic loyalty comes first.

[photo/Pete Lee]

Fight for Brick & Mortar’s right to party tonight at City Hall

The folks who run Brick & Mortar Music Hall will be appearing before the San Francisco Entertainment Commission tonight at 5:30 p.m. to make a case for lifting the volume restrictions and curfews that employees say have been hurting business since the city imposed them in May.

Said restrictions were in response to noise complaints from neighbors; Brick & Mortar has since installed over $50,000 worth of soundproofing, met repeatedly with those who filed complaints and passed sound tests from the Department of Public Health, says the owner. Now they just want to get back to serving late-night rock ‘n’ roll (at appropriate volumes) in addition to daytime bacon.

If you wanna go: SF City Hall, hearing room 416.

[Photo via Yelp]

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