11/11 11:11 Make a Wish!


This Saturday 11/11 at Pops Bar is your monthly installation of SADDERDAY: the emo/pop punk/electro dance party. Get ready to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Expect DJs Kevin Kannibal and Ashley Suicide to spin music from all your faves like Alkaline Trio, Thrice, The Faint, Get Up Kids, Boys Night Out, Taking Back Sunday, Moving Units, and many many more! Get ready to feel all the feels…

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If you’re going to the sold-out Cults show at the Chapel tonight, be sure to arrive early enough to see both openers

Right at 9pm, it’s the Willowz! You might remember them from their contribution to the Eternal Sunshine soundtrack:

That’s why I went to see them headline the Make-Out Room in 2004 for like $3…. which is where I discovered that they are actually an awesome, pretty hard-hitting rock ‘n’ roll band. And then I saw them again at Slim’s in 2009, touring behind their masterpiece LP Everyone. Here’s the title track:

They have a new one out now, after a really long hiatus, and it’s pretty good. Can’t wait to see the live show!

AND THEN, Curls, the new band from Christopher Owens of Girls! Need i say more?? You can listen to a song here.

And then Cults of course.

Again, it’s sold out, but the Chapel has all the additional show info you might need right here.

In San Francisco, we wait…

st francis


And then we wait some more. We wait for ice cream, for bbq, for coffee, for any decent restaurant, for any decent experience at all really, it’s almost become a social experiment: the lines of San Francisco. One of the longest running San Francisco waiting experiences is maybe the harshest, the wait for BRUNCH! You’re starving and you’re so close to your favorite hang over meal you can taste it but you put your name in for an excruciating hour long wait. Well mission dwellers, if your wait happens to be at the classic St. Francis Fountain, the struggle is over. Enter The Brunch Mob at Pops Bar! Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm, leave your name at the Fountain and hop over to Pops Bar. There you’ll find our amazing Bartender Deb ready to serve you up a delicious Bacon Bloody Mary while DJs Milton Badley and Snelly Davis Jr. spin soothing classics to ease you into your morning. So grab a little hair of the dog or a nice morning buzz to amuse you on the way to your great San Francisco wait. At Pops Bar, we’re waiting for YOU!

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Soulful Vinyl Culture


When the vinyl revival and the soul revival meet, magic happens. Down To Funk is a new party at Pop’s Bar this Wednesday from 9pm-2am featuring funky grooves and soulful rhythms. Resident DJ’s Mooselini the Soul Fascist (Mustapha Popal), Ohhellnoel (Noel Dunlap) and D.Hop (Dave Hopkins) will be providing the soundtrack for the night. Who doesn’t love a funky mid week party in the mission? Guaranteed to make your booty shake and your head nod.

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Extra Cheese


Welcome the Mac & Cheese Collective to the Pops Bar family! Mac & Cheese bring artists together, throw dope parties, and bump certified bangers (in no particular order). This Saturday at Pops, MAC & CHEESE is going BIG with TRAP / FUTURE BEATS / HOUSE / FUNK / DISCO / PSYCHEDELIC / TECHNO / MUSIC YOU CAN GET DOWN TO. They’ve brought together some of the best local collectives, producers, DJ’s, and tastemakers to curate an all night dance party spanning ~all the genres~. And of course, free mac & cheese all night long if you RSVP now. Won’t you come and join us 🧀

RSVP for guaranteed entry, free food, and drink specials!


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Check out the very special special effects in this music video “I Don’t Know About Love” by Sob Stories

[via The Bay Bridged]

Get Loud and Local!


LOUD & LOCAL is a weekly show on BFF.fm that highlights the best bands from the Bay Area…and it’s also a rad monthly event! On the first Thursday of the month LOUD & Local presents a night to benefit BFF.fm, featuring awesome live bands and guest DJs at Pops Bar. This Thursday Loud and Local features:

Graduating Life
Snooze- Indie / Synthpop / Electro-Indie / Alternative / Psychedelia / Spacerock

NRVS LVRS DJ set- Andrew and Bevin spinning all the rad jams

21+ / 9pm – close / FREE (donations for BFF.fm collected at the door)

Come out to Pops and support local music!

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20th Street Block Party set times announced!


This Saturday! Plan accordingly!

Activities schedule after the jump (if you’re into arts and crafts and stuff):


Rock legend Todd Rundgren is playing in the Mission (and tickets go on sale today at noon)


It’s at The Chapel on August 30th, at 8pm sharp. The show is called “An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren,” and thus there’s not a whole lot of other info about what to expect.

Tickets go on sale here – in 60 minutes.

A trio of multi-show residencies by music legends at the Chapel in October

Gotta plan waaay ahead these days.

First is Ariel Pink on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. And check it out:

Everyone who purchases a ticket to one of these shows will receive a digital version of Ariel Pink’s new album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson upon release in September 2017!

Next is Sparks playing an early show and a late show on October 20th, and I hear tickets are going pretty fast. Here’s a recent performance of a song from their forthcoming new album, to whet your whistle:

And finally it’s the great Roky Erickson, performing on Halloween and the night before Halloween! The Halloween show includes Wax Idols performing as the Damned beforehand, and the show the night before will feature Roky playing a set of 13th Floor Elevators classics!