DJ Purple to debut innovative new song submission system tonight

At his larger events, he says, DJ Purple‘s been running into the problem of having too many song submissions, too many unprepared singers, and too many people who put in five or ten requests and then bounce. And consequently too many people waiting long waits to sing. So tonight at Folsom Street Foundry he’s trying out a new system, one that promises to eliminate factors that lead to frustrating waits. I can’t wait to see how it works!

Also, the venue will have half a dozen movie projectors blasting DJ Purple’s lyrics onto every available surface, which should be awesome. Folsom Street Foundry is located just a short distance outside the Mission:

RSVP and invite your friends!

For more info on the DJ Purple experience, read our in-depth interview with the man himself from back in 2011 :)

And if you’re most into the pingin’ part, the SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League kicks off its spring season this coming Monday at the same venue.

A special night of hip house, new jack, and more

Haçeteria is always a rager, but this one’s special:

This month Haç is back with smooth club grooves from Nu Jack (Living Single/Jock Jams) and Grzegorz (Right Here). Expect four-to-the-floor RnB tracks, hip house, soulful acid house, early 90s hot 100 remixes, and even a few more recent inspired surprises.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Burrito Justice live in person, and on the radio!

Today’s a big day for our boy Burrito Justice! Tonight there’s an in-person event at Bender’s:

Bikes to Books Beer Social!

Wednesday, March 5, 7-9 pm

Benders Bar and Grill
806 S. Van Ness, SF

Join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” for an evening of socializing, beer drinking, and map chat at awesome local watering hole Benders on Wednesday, March 5, from 7-9 pm. We’ll be talking up our collaborative map project including new developments, fielding questions, and enjoying some tasty adult beverages in the first of a series of “Bikes to Books” events and meetups planned for 2014. [link]

Awesome! And before that, like RIGHT NOW, Burrito and Nicole Gluckstern are live on for this week’s edition of Burrito Justice Radio. Tune in:

CONTEST: Win tickets to SF Weekly’s DRINK

Here’s the deal, via the official invite:

Join SF Weekly for our Fourth Annual DRINK Event! Enjoy tastings from local and international beers, spirits, and wines!

Guests can expect to sample beer, wine, and spirits while being educated about the characteristics that make each brand unique. There will be a sampling from a number of products/cocktails, small bites, live entertainment, including DJ Cosmic Amanda of Best Frequencies Forever, and a cocktail competition.

Participants Include:

Lagunitas Brewing Co
ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Plus many more to come!

To win a pair of tickets, tell us your best drinking- and/or SF Weekly-related anecdote in the comments section below. Winner will be picked based on merit. Contest ends at 5pm this coming Friday.

More quiz with Caryn and Kristin, this time with Billy Joel and grilled cheese

From the invite:

Caryn and Kristin are back for another quiz night at Shotwell’s! There will be questions about rappers, Billy Joel lyrics, and many more!

Justin, from the Galley, will be serving some awesome grilled cheese options while Taylor and Paul sling your beers.

RSVP and invite your quiz pals!

Things to do tonight: Forlorn Candy Corn returns; SFist happy hour w/ Wes Burger; Ping Pong Nite

I know it’s raining, but hear me out…..

1.) Back in 2009 we wrote about Forlorn Candy Corn on an almost daily basis. Some of you may recall. Today, the artist behind the phenomenon, Briar Bonifacio, debuts a show at Adobe Books. It’s called “Mostly True” and features a couple other artists as well. Know this: Forlorn Candy Corn makes multiple appearances! 6-9pm. RSVP and invite your friends!

2.) SFist is having a big happy hour party at Virgil’s Sea Room. Hang out with the best bloggers in town, score a tote bag, cash in on drink specials, and eat a Wes Burger for dinner! 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP and invite your friends!

3.) Finally, since you’re down in that part of the ‘hood anyway, Ping Pong Nite at El Rio (just like every Thursday)! 9-midnight.

A Very LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Valentine’s Day!

It’s no secret that we at Mission Mission love LCD Soundsystem more than almost anything. And also, February 14th, in addition to being Valentine’s Day, is also the anniversary of our first ever post (!), so we are very excited about this party and will be partying HARD:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It’s Valentine’s Day! And what better way to spend it than with LCD SOUNDSYSTEM??? (Sort of) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Here’s the lineup:

• NORTH AMERICAN SCUM performing the songs of LCD Soundsystem
• CANDY’S CRUSH performing a bunch of other songs
• DJ WESLEY FRAZEE spinning danceable jams all night long

Plus we’ll have Berlin-style ping pong, romantic lighting, romantic drinks, romantic vibes, possibly a photo booth of some kind, and more! Bring your boo, look sharp, and let’s party like LCD Soundsystem still existed!!!

$10 in advance, $15 at the door; 21+. (Our last party with North American Scum was sold out by 9pm, so don’t dilly dally!)

Also, Candy’s Crush frontwoman Candy Winters was named “Best Rapper in the Mission” back in 2011!

RSVP and invite your friends, and get $10 advance tickets!

Planet ping pong

I saw this variation on the Ping Pong Nite poster just now and I immediately thought of Planet Hillary. Right?

Planet Hillary:

Regular Hillary:

Regular Ping Pong Nite:

[via Ping Pong Nite]


Thanks, Helen!

A night of chocolate, bacon, booze, loud music, sultry performers and giveaways

Our pal Broke-Ass Stuart is helping throw this multifaceted rager tonight. My New Year’s resolution was to party harder, so I don’t know if I can actually attend this in good conscience, but it sounds like a good time:

J-Boogie (Om Records)
Richie Panic (Lights Down Low)
DJ Omar Perez (Popscene)
Kimmy Le Funk (Monarch)

Fera’wyns Artisan Chocolate Tastings
Bacon Bacon Truck
Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- complimentary cocktails from 9-10p (while supplies last)

Dark Garden Corset Fashion Shows
Circus Artistry from Golden Gate Dolls

Spin Good Vibrations’ “Wheel of Pleasure”
Giveaways from Crave by Lauren Stewart, Pleasure Ambassador

RSVP and invite your friends!

Classic Bay Area punk rock

My friend Adam (aka DJ Trigger Cut) is doing his monthly punk happy hour at the Knockout tonight. It’s always tons of fun, but this time there’s a little controversy:

In the grand tradition of other terrors like Harry Potter and nipples, we’ve been censored! Thus, this place is no longer fucked (shhh… look the other way). In it’s place, Hickey’s love anthem. “Hey cutie pie, it’ll be alright.”

Classic Bay Area punk w/ DJ Trigger Cut!

The forecast says we’re all in for a long-overdue downpour of Lookout goodness. Blatz just played for the first time in forever and it needs to be celebrated. Plus, I’m bringing a whole pile of MTX and Ghoulies 7″s that aren’t going to play themselves. Screw 32, Dead and Gone, Fleshies, yada yada yada, come drink with me and enjoy the sounds of the good ol’ days! And Hickey. Always Hickey.

Plus Beth behind the bar!

It used to be called “This Place Is Fucked” after the line in “Journey to the End of the East Bay,” so I’m assuming Adam got a cease-and-desist from Rancid :(

RSVP and invite your friends!

Here’s “Hey Cutie Pie”: