Track Star and Still Flyin’ headline benefit for local musician crushed by boulder in New Mexico

What a lineup! Here’s the deal:

In April, Still Flyin’ percussionist/vocalist/guitarist/bassist/drummer Brendan Lee Mead was hiking in Albuquerque and was crushed by a boulder. Broken pelvis, nerve damage, severed shoulder tendon, broken ribs, helicopter rescue, you name it. The dude almost didn’t make it. And guess what? He’s now walking without assistance, living pretty much like a normal fella. Help us celebrate his total domination of the recovery cycle and alleviate his mountain of medical bills by attending this killer rock show!

RSVP and invite your friends!

3rd annual Guac-off!

What’s better than an afternoon of enjoying guacamole? Nothing. There is none a better social option between the hours of 2pm and 5pm on this particular Saturday in September.

Guacamole. It’s made with avocados, lime, bacon, excitement, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, love, and several dozen other food companions. It’s the tastiest green dish to eat on a Saturday with a beer, and sharing it is a proven way to make good friends, better. This Saturday, we’ll eat as much guac as we possibly can consume. We’ll laugh, listen to festive music, and devour what is assuredly sure to be a outstanding interpretations of the word ‘guacamole.’ The winner to be crowned with the guacamole glory trophy, bragging rights until next Indian summer, the title of official “Guacamole of San Francisco”, and a kickass prize!

So if you think that you’re guacamole has what it takes to be crowned champion, or if you simply enjoy guacamole & good weather, go sign up! We’ll provide the chips!

Details from the competition’s are located at the appropriated titled website guacamole.expert.

Check out these other wonderful guacamole related posts!

ARTCRANK 2014 is this Friday!

ARTCRANK is putting on yet another annual show of handmade, bike-themed posters designed by Bay Area artists, and the opening is this Friday, September 12, 5-10pm, at SOMArts (934 Brannan Street)!

The signed, limited edition prints are available that night for one night only, and proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Bike Coalition. And there will be beer of the craft variety! Go support and party with your local artists, and score a gorgeous poster (or several) for your walls!

(Full disclosure: I have a print in ARTCRANK this year. It’s a dedication to awesome women who ride bikes, it involves wolves (of course), and I would be super stoked if you came by to see it!)

RSVP and invite your friends!

[Photo via ARTCRANK on Instagram]

Karaoke game show tonight at Make-Out Room

Here’s more info:

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music. Audience members receive a raffle ticket for the chance to compete, a la “The Price is Right”, and then spin the wheel of fate for an added challenge to be completed during the song such as singing while blindfolded or singing to a slower tempo. After the performance, they’re judged by the panelists on accuracy and creativity. Finally, the two top-scoring singers go head-to-head in a final round where they make use of costumes, audience members, dancing and any other gimmicks to create their best one-song act and receive the first place prize. Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this a spectacle to behold – far above and beyond your granny’s karaoke!

Intense! RSVP here!

The art of Hip Hop & Ping Pong

This Saturday marks the fourth edition of “Hip Hop & Ping Pong” starring DJ Beauregard (formerly DJ Laser Tad) (I think he got a cease-and-desist from the Q-Zar people or something) and I just wanted to take a look back at all the great Hip Hop & Ping Pong art created over the years. (Full disclosure: I created all this art.)

The main thing is, Mission-based DJ Beauregard totally rules. Digs up all this old and undiscovered hip hop and puts together amazing sets that will *blow* *yr* *mind*. (Full disclosure: DJ Beauregard is one of my top 5 best friends ever.)

RSVP and invite your friends!

[via American Tripps]

Celebrate BFF.fm’s 1st birthday!

BFF.fm, the Mission’s own and city’s best underground radio station, just turned one! To celebrate, they’re throwing a big free birthday party at the Chapel tomorrow night, complete with music, DJ sets, tote bags full of party favors, and lots of cake — apparently of both slice and cup varieties! Musical guests include Happy Fangs, Nanosaur, Night Genes, and BFF.fm founder DJ Cosmic Amanda herself. And did I mention that it’s FREE?

Here are some cool facts about BFF.fm and Mission Mission:

So, see you at the party tomorrow? RSVP and invite your friends!

Two titans clash

Today on Burrito Justice Radio, Mr. Justice welcomes special guest Todd Lappin, the man behind Bernalwood (the best neighborhood blog in town). These two have a long history of endlessly entertaining, usually neighborhood-related, online banter, so getting them in the same room is gonna be good.

Be sure to tune in right at noon: BFF.fm

Porchlight’s Summer Soul Celebration with music, comedy, storytelling and more!

Dang, this sounds like a good time:

What we got: Hosts Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte, a 20 piece version of Marc & The Casuals, a special opening set by soul gospel legends the West Coast Spiritual Corinthians. Comedy by Anna Seregina, Chis Colin & Rob Baedeker. Special Musical Guests Persephone’s Bees, Etienne de Rocher, Fredo Ortiz, Karina Denike, Meryl Press, Brigid Dawson, Bob Reed, Jason Morgan, & Virgil Shaw.

With summer stories from Porchlight and a summertime soul story and invocation from the Bishop Marc Andrus…
Show start promptly at 8:30 and won’t stop until everyone has danced and laughed and danced again.

Tix:http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/593133

Save the world by drinking a bunch of booze tonight!

Mission-based human and environmental rights nonprofit Global Exchange is having a little party. Here’s the deal:

Come join Global Exchange and Dr. Teeth for a happy hour promoting social, economic and environmental justice! We’ve spent the past 26 years tackling some of the most critical issues of our time- and we couldn’t have done it without a little help from our friends! Connecting with you is a priority for us. We believe that as a network of allies and supporters, united in our shared vision, we can create a just and sustainable world. We’re excited to see you, share ideas and raise our glasses for change!

$3 beers, $4 well drinks. 10% of bar sales will be donated to Global Exchange.

DJ JustStella is headlining this week’s NightLife at the Cal Academy

DJ JustStella lives upstairs from me and is an awesome DJ and dedicated San Francisco party historian. (You can hear her DJ regularly on BFF and occasionally at American Tripps.) This Thursday night she’s doing a summer-themed set on the main stage for the “Summer Camp” edition of NightLife and I bet it’s going to rock.

Get tickets and invite your pals here.