The Frail, ‘the best up-and-coming act in San Francisco,’ play the Chapel this Saturday

From the show’s official blurb:

Recently named the best up-and-coming act in San Francisco by Deli Magazine, The Frail has already been featured on MTV, won the viewer’s choice award in Owl Magazine’s “Video Makes The Radio Star” contest, and have opened for Hot Chip, Justice, Moby, Neon Trees, MSTRKRFT, TV on The Radio and Goldfrapp to name a few.

And also:

Music by The Frail has been licensed for television series such asThe Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, 90210, and Road Rules. Their music has also been licensed for advertising campaigns by Nike, Patagonia, and Quicksilver.

Tickets and more info here.

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s!

Just what is music for the mission? At Pops Bar, our goal is to bring you the best music the Mission and Bay Area have to offer with live music, dance parties and sports/movie events every night of the week. You should never have to think to yourself, I wish there was something fun to do tonight, because Pops is serving it up to you on a platter. The best part? All of our events are free! Try something new every night of the week with a variety of happy hour and late night events.

Get involved! YOU can be a part of Pops events. Whatever Wednesdays is your chance to throw your own DJ gig or event and show off to all your friends. Prefer to stay more behind the scenes? Send us your movie/tv suggestions for Double Feature Sundays. Email tom@popssf.com and become a part of the Pops family.

Check out this week’s full music line up at Pop’s Bar:

 

7/27/15 MONDAY

MOM at POPS

Motown on Mondays

It’s only Monday if you treat it like one.

M.O.M

9PM START, 1:30AM end

Hey!

Check out my

M.O.M.

Mondays at Pops

DJ BLUZ AND ALARM

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

7/28/15 TUESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Retro Tuesday

A mix of music from a range of decades to keep you groovin!

TROPICANA TUESDAYS

“Quality Latin BASS”

Every Tuesday at POPS BAR

Time: 9pm – 2am

Tropicana Tuesday with DJ Baysik, playing a mixture of islander & latin grooves all night, from Celia Cruz to Vybz Kartel. Experience the only Tuesday night Latin themed party in the mission.

Salsa I LatinHouse I Latin HipHop I Moombahton I DubCumbia I Merengue I Bachata I Dancehall I LatinReggae I and more…

 

7/29/15 WEDNESDAY

Whatever Wednesdays

9PM-1:30AM

Whatever Wednesday is YOUR PARTY, literally. You got DJ skills? Have you been itching to show ALL your friends? Its your turn to take over the night and mix it up. Send us your request, your best mix and we’ll see what we can do to get you your turn.

Email: tom@popssf.com

No Cover

21 UP

 

7/30/15 THURSDAY

MUSIC THERAPY Happy Hour 6-9PM

Electro-Cumbia Breaks Hip Hip Nu Latin Beats

BFF.FM Night

Rotating DJs from BFF.fm radio! This week: Cult of Riffs HEAVY METAL NIGHT! All vinyl and good vibes. By stopping by for a sip, you’re supporting BFF.fm community radio so come down and get drankin drankin.

9PM-1:30am

No Cover!

 

7/31/15 FRIDAY

Kali Tropics

Pan Carribean, Electro, Funk & dub with DJ Mobando, E.Live, Seneca & Jah Mikey

plus Trapsettaz Dance Group & Celebrity Horns

21+ NO COVER

9PM-1:30AM

 

8/1/15 SATURDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with the Haight Street All Stars

CHAMPAGNE CAMPAIGN

with DJs Sake One

A true veteran of the Bay Area hip hop and music scene, DJ Sake One is a born and raised renaissance man, known to doing anything from community projects to opening up for big acts such as Mos Def or Kanye West. Whether it’s soulful lounge tracks or bass-filled remixes, his talent and musical palate does not discriminate.

9:00pm-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

8/2/15 SUNDAY

5-10PM

Spill The Wine

CUMBIA * CHICANO ROCK * LATIN SOUL * BOOGALOO

DJs Vinnie Esparza, Guillermo & Slopoke

No Cover

21 UP

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

CONTEST: Win tickets to Little Wings at the Swedish American Hall!

Don’t you just love this pic we took of Little Wings (back when Dennis Kernohan lived here) (and back when that bench existed)??? We do.

Anyway Little Wings is headlining a show at the Swedish American Hall a week from today and if you’d like to win tickets, tell us in the comments section of this post why you’d be excited to go. Winners will be decided based on merit, and notified asap. Contest closes Sunday night at 6pm.

Now let’s rock: (This one takes about 40 seconds to start rocking.)

Song of the Week: ‘Pump Up The Jam 2K15 (Drity Grils Mix)’ by DSTVV

A fresh new take on a classic:

It’s sounds like if Haçeteria was still at Deco Lounge (and thus Deco Lounge still existed) and there was a psycho on the loose, dragging unsuspecting dancers from the dance floor down to the dungeon — for more fun.

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s!

Imagine yourself in an indie dance & electro pop paradise filled with the best dance jams, cool people, an awesome bar and oh yeah, it’s free! Now snap out of it, dust off your favorite dance shoes and head over to Pops Bar to experience it for yourself this weekend! Your weekend music in the mission plans: Friday with SWEETHEARTS & Saturday with Get Lucky!

Get all the Pops Bar music in the mission happenings below:

 

7/20/15 MONDAY

MOM at POPS:

Motown on Mondays

It’s only Monday if you treat it like one.

M.O.M

9PM START, 1:30AM end

Hey!

Check out my

M.O.M.

Mondays at Pops

DJ BLUZ, ALARM & GUESTS

PLAYS ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

7/21/15 TUESDAY

Tropicana Tuesdays

“Quality Latin BASS”

Every Tuesday at POPS BAR

Music: FREE

Time: 9pm – 2am

Tropicana Tuesday with DJ Baysik, playing a mixture of islander & latin grooves all night, from Celia Cruz to Vybz Kartel. Experience the only Tuesday night Latin themed party in the mission.

 

7/22/15 WEDNESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Benezra Tergis and friends. Live Latin Sounds.

MUSIC THERAPY

Electro-Cumbia Breaks, Hip Hop, Nu Latin Beats

9PM-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

7/23/15 THURSDAY

BFF.FM Night

9PM-1:30AM

Rotating DJs from local BFF.fm radio! This week: Baystrife

Come support local community radio.

No Cover

 

7/24/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM swing dancing with the Purple House Good Time Band.

SWEETHEARTS
9PM-2AM

A very fun time dancing with buddies to MUSIC. Sweethearts love electro pop dance music and want everyone who comes out to have a great time dancing to loud music.

No Cover

21 UP

7/25/15 SATURDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Patch & Rita. Who could resist this dynamic duo, with their sonorous adventures into the deserts of early 20th century songwriting? If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some rootsy boot-stompin’ tunes about whiskey and cheatin’ women, then this is your place. Patch & Rita throw down some tunes like this coast has never seen, and you’ll leave stomping your feet, we promise.

Get Lucky!

with DJs Six & Candy

Spinning indie dance & electro music videos. Expect to get your dance jam on to:

The Presets CSS Cut Copy LCD Soundsystem Beth Ditto Hot Chip Empire of the Sun Dragonette The Ting Tings Monarchy METRONOMY Chromeo Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tiga Kylie Minogue Kimbra Digitalism Martin Solvieg Calvin Harris Robyn CLASSIXX Icona Pop La Roux Daft Punk Miami Horror RAC Friendly Fires Gigamesh Holy Ghost! The Wombats Bloc Party Foster The People Two Door Cinema Club GROUPLOVE Lykke Li and anything else to make you sweat on the dance floor!

9pm-2am

No Cover

21 UP

 

7/26/15 SUNDAY

DOUBLE FEATURE SUNDAYS

Let’s face it, we have all become addicted to binge watching lately. We invite you to cozy up at Pops Bar for our new Double Feature Sundays where you can enjoy your favorite movies and series with your friends. Without a bad seat in the house, your feature will be enjoyed on 5 screens and broadcast through our state of the art sound system. To get the ball rolling we’ve picked some classics for the month of July:

Week 3: Cult Classic Biker Flicks

Sunday July 26 @ 9PM

Devil’s Angels &

Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway

Want to host your own double feature Sunday with your friends? Just send us your suggestions to tom@popssf.com

No Cover

21 UP

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

Throwback Thursday: The time rock ‘n’ roll legend Mike Watt commented on this blog

Well here’s what I get for never reading the comments (it’s like the #2 rule of blogging) — rock ‘n’ roll legend Mike Watt commented on a post of mine back in 2013 and I didn’t know about it til this week.

On the occasion of Thee Oh Sees’ 3-night residency at the Chapel this week (which concludes tonight), I was looking through some old coverage and came upon “Here’s an algorithm up your asshole,” our report from the time they opened for Iggy and the Stooges at a tech conference in a park in San Jose.

(Went back through the photo archives and found this shot, by our own Jess Kelso, of Watt making the low flow, back there behind Iggy.)

Here’s what Watt had to say:

mike watt says:

people,

petey on bass for the oh sees was truly a righteous man but taking nothing from the man w/a beat in his hand for the stooges. glad to work the at a park where besides all the silicone whatever this article already talks about but where a nightmare like the last cali lynching ever was…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_Hart

on bass, watt

Know your history, people!

To wit:

THEE OH SEES ARE BACK

That’s my official review. Last night was awesome. Try to go tonight if you can. Or get tickets for their August dates at GAMH when they go on sale tomorrow.

[Photo by Cosmic Amanda]

Yet another new incarnation of Thee Oh Sees plays in the Mission this week

After the classic ’08-’13 Oh Sees lineup played their final show (at Great American Music Hall in December ’13), I spent a lot of time lamenting their demise. They’d been my favorite band, the best live act I’d ever known, and they were calling it quits.

Here on Mission Mission I posted a lengthy but obtuse collection of Oh Sees-related photos I’d taken over the years.

I changed my Facebook profile pic:

But within a couple months, before I even had a chance to fully process this loss, frontman John Dwyer came back with a new Oh Sees album and a new three-piece touring lineup. The album (“Drop”) was good, and I got tickets to the new band’s first club date, down in their new home of Los Angeles.

They opened with one of my favorite songs, but without Mike on drums and Brigid on synths and backing vocals and Petey being Petey — it just sounded hollow and sad and I went and sat in the back for a while and then left the show before they were even done.

And then I lamented that for a long time. And I walked out on their headlining set at Burger Boogaloo last year, for the same reasons. And I skipped their most recent residency at the Chapel entirely. And my friends were like, “Why can’t you just chill out and try to enjoy yourself?”

They’d been my favorite band! I’d seen them 60+ times and loved every single show, and now I couldn’t stand to watch this new incarnation for more than 30 seconds.

Wellllllllll, now there’s yet another lineup (two drummers, both of them new additions to the group!), and they’re doing 3 nights at the Chapel starting tomorrow, and it’s been sold out for weeks already, and the new album “Mutilator Defeated at Last” is really killer — so I’m gonna go, one of the nights, and just chill out and try to enjoy myself.

(Meanwhile, more casual fans than me may not have noticed any difference at all; they’re still selling out 3-night residencies at a place as huge as the Chapel; they’re clearly still awesome, so if you haven’t had the pleasure, you should get on StubHub asap.)

Here’s “Web,” the new album’s opener:

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (including a ’90s hip hop and R&B night)

Dust off your dance shoes for an old school, mid week dance jam with UKNOWHOWEDO on Wednesday Night at Pops Bar! 90s Hip Hop and R&B, ALL VINYL ALL NIGHT, with DJs playing only the underground jams and mainstream goodness they love.

DJ Boom Bostic (Resident POPS DJ)

The Plush One

and special guest DJ Hay Hay – Bay Area Vet. Amoeba music Alumni-

She’s bringin’ 90s heat!

9PM-Close

Free

21 UP

Check out the rest of this week’s music line up at Pops Bar:

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Omer is back

Request his jam “Pray for Peace” if you get a chance.

[Photo by Less Jokes]