Emo night (on a Saturday night for the first time) tonight at the Knockout!

Here’s the skinny:

Saturday night edition you guys!

Come join us on Saturday August 29th over at The Knockout.

Drink specials, a photo booth and all your favorite emo tunes on vinyl brought you by DJ Goonie Walsh & guests.

Post your requests! #emonightsf

RSVP and invite your friends!

(And if you want a little taste of the history of the emo scene in the Mission, head for this years-old Mission Mission post “All about emo.”)

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

Chromeo * MSMR * Empire of the Sun * Foster the People * Grimes * Phoenix * Capital Cities * Matt & Kim * CHVRCHES * Say Lou Lou * M83 * Cut Copy * Passion Pit * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Robyn * Friendly Fires * Daft Punk * Marina and the Diamonds * San Cisco * The Naked and Famous * The Ting Tings * La Roux * CSS * Yelle * LCD Soundsystem * Franz Ferdinand * MGMT * Miike Snow * Lykke Li * Dragonette * The Rapture * Holy Ghost! * The Strokes * Arcade Fire * Bloc Party * The Presets * Hey Champ * MNDR * Two Door Cinema Club * Little Boots * Grouplove * Metric * Tegan & Sara * Icona Pop * The Killers * Ellie Goulding * Strange Talk * Metronomy * The Bravery * OK GO * Atlas Genuis * Walk The Moon * Classixx * Yuksek * RAC * Justice * Simian Mobile Disco * Vampire Weekend * Miami Horror * Charli XCX * Smallpools * Hot Chip * and on and on and on…

The line up of your dreams?

Then you must report to Pops Bar this Saturday for FringePop! DJs Blondie K & subOctave have been throwing the FRINGE indie music video dance parties around San Francisco for the past 6 years. This celebration of the alternative side of dance music is heightened by the music video visuals being projected on multiple screens at Pops. Voted “Best Dance Party” for the past 2 years in a row by SFWeekly readers, it’s a must have experience for any indie music fan who loves to dance.

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


8/24/15 MONDAY


Motown on Mondays

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


9PM START, 1:30AM end


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Mondays at Pops






8/25/15 TUESDAY

Trivia Tuesdays

Pops Quiz

$2 to play


Join us every Tuesday of the month and test your wits at Pops trivia night “POP’s Quiz” where your brain may get stump on categories such as Pop’s culture, Sports, Movies, Music and more, with little snippets of audio and visual effects too! It starts at 7:00pm ends at 10:00pm. So come on in for some good ole fashion competition and a night of drinking with the crew! It is a 2 dollar cover and winner gets the pot!! so tell friends and family because the more peeps the steeper the cash prize is!!


Electro-Cumbia Breaks, Hip Hop, Nu Latin Beats


No Cover

21 UP



Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Benezra Tergis and friends. Live latin sounds with Benezra playing keyboards with percussion and vocal guests!


Electro-Cumbia Breaks, Hip Hop, Nu Latin Beats


No Cover

21 UP


8/27/15 THURSDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Retro Thursday

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

BFF.FM Night


Rotating DJs from local BFF.fm radio! This week: Knokternal Foxx- w/ Steve Foxx & NITEPPL

Come support local community radio.

No Cover


8/28/15 FRIDAY

Clarity in Hindsight

Full Moon Fever presents

Happy Hour 6-9pm with Anthony Presti

“Presti guides us just to the left of the typical singer-songwriter and brings us to his unique voice. He’s never flashy; it’s just what he does. The unexpected lyrical turns and musical choices are so subtle that if you blink, you might miss it on the first time around.”- Adobe and Teardrops


Only elegant, exquisite, and charming Trap/Rap all night long. With DJs ZMO & ANT-ONE.


No Cover


8/29/15 SATURDAY


the indie music video dance party is twice as nice & double the fun at Pops Bar in the mission!

Want more Fringe in your life? Then this is the event for you! DJs Blondie K & subOctave spin all your favorite indie rock music videos plus the latest indie dance remixes causing a buzz on the dance floor.


RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/792555484135484/



21 up



2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110


Haçeteria, one of the best dance parties SF has ever known, returns this Saturday night!

Haçeteria’s been on hiatus for most of 2015, but they’re back this Saturday night, and it’s gonna be a big one:

After a bit of a haçiatus, the crew returns with an old friend and former guest, the one and only Bobby B. Now residing in New York, Bobby’s got a new bag of tricks he’ll bring to the stage for a very special live performance of new jams and classic Bobby bouncers. Continuing the lineage of Haç homies such as Roche with “A Night at the Haç,” Bobby B’s latest 100% Silk release nods back to the days of classic clubbing with his new single “Manchester.”

Underground SF
424 Haight St
San Francisco, CA

Hac Residents
Nihar B
Tristes T
Jason P

$5 before 11
$8 after 11
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.


Oh man, so nice to see that signature Haç poster art back in action again too! Let’s fuckin DANCE!

RSVP and invite your frenz!

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

Let’s face it, the bay area is dominating the sports world lately and POPS BAR is here to make sure you always have the best seat in the house. For major games we take a break from our great music line up to bring you your favorite sporting events on our 4 large screen tvs and large projector screen.

Looking for a spot to watch your college football team with fellow Alumni? Contact tom@popssf.com to take over the bar with your team spirit on Saturday mornings. Enjoy Pops signature Bacon Bloody Mary’s because after all, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. Humans and canine friends welcome!

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

8/10/15 MONDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Lauren Tannenbaum playing original music and a few well loved covers.

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

9PM START, 1:30AM end

Check out my

Mondays at Pops


8/11/15 TUESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Retro Tuesday. A mix of music from a range of decades to keep you grooving.


Coming soon to POPS…stay tuned for more details!



Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

Rude Awakenings

Forgotten underground classics of the 60s, 70s and 80s with DJs Cathy 2-Tone and Scooter Stalin.

Whatever Wednesdays


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


8/13/15 THURSDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Drew Smith

Second Thursday of every month, Drew Smith, singer/songwriter, plays popular songs from the 70′s-00′s with a few originals here and there. His laid-back style will take you back to your favorite beach campfire jams and have you singing along in no time!

BFF.FM Night

Rotating DJs from BFF.fm radio! This week: Hang The DJ

Join us for a night of post-punk, power pop, new wave, and other time- and genre-adjacent tunes. Cold beers, cool people, rad musics.


No Cover!


8/14/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with Kid Gorgeous:

Rare Grooves, Deep Cuts; Soul, Funk, Psychedelic, Cumbia, Reggae and Beyond with Your Boy Kid Gorgeous!

24 & York

Rap Music + Cheap PBR + No Cover + Good Company
No Cover


8/15/15 SATURDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with DJ Deivid spinning a mix of funk, soul, disco, Brazilian breaks, reggae and hip-hop.

A smooth Rap & R&B night spun by DJs ZMO & ANT-ONE. A very swipe right kind of night.
No Cover
21 UP


8/16/15 SUNDAY

Double Feature Sunday

Watch your favorite movies and series at Pops!


No Cover


Email movie suggestions to tom@popssf.com

2800 24th Street @ York
San Francisco, CA 94110

Listen to this sad song by the Gooch Palms, and then see them tonight at the Chapel

Such an epic sad song! Such power and such simplicity.

(Okay, we did it: A whole week of posts about the Gooch Palms, who are playing tonight at the Chapel.)

This Ramones cover by the Gooch Palms proves you should see the Gooch Palms at the Chapel this Sunday

I doubt they’ll do any covers this Sunday (this track is from their “Shitty Tribute to the Ramones” EP from 2011), but it’s pretty rare you hear a decent Ramones cover — one that brings an intriguing new ingredient to an already perfect little gem. Am I right?

We’ve been saying it all week long, so hopefully by now you understand you should go see the Gooch Palms at the Chapel this Sunday night ;)

Just look at the Gooch Palms and tell me you don’t want to see them at the Chapel on Sunday night

I for one cannot imagine seeing this image and not wanting to see this band. (And the thing is, they’re even better than they look!)

Also, one of the opening acts is just called “Susan”.

Get more info and advance tickets here.

Now let’s rock:


Not sure I want to get into a rambling reminiscence of the days of Jack’s (way out 24th, past Potrero Avenue) and DJ Purple and mini-pitchers of Busch and drunken singalongs and blackout walks home and stolen bikes and broken hearts and lots and lots of Hall and Oates — but if you know what I’m talking about, you know what I’m talking about.

Now, Jack’s is still a boarded-up hole in the ground, and DJ Purple is still going strong elsewhere (Slate Bar on Thursdays), and we’re all too old for mini-pitchers of Busch — but KARAOKE IS RETURNING TO 24th STREET, thanks to Roger Niner and Pop’s.

And what’s more, Roger Niner has a good deal of stuff you don’t normally find at karaoke. Here are a handful that trip me out:

  1. “Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem
  2. “Seasons (Waiting on You)” by Future Islands
  3. “Hounds of Love” by the Futureheads
  4. “Nightcall” by Kavinsky (the song from Drive)
  5. “Later” by Dr. Dog
  6. “How Can U Love Me” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

My pal Nattles did the LCD one last summer, and though it’s 9 minutes long and songs that long usually don’t go over well at karaoke, it was awesome. The crowd went wild throughout.

I did the Future Islands one last November after the Weezer show at Slim’s, and I did my best to channel that dude’s insane dancing abilities, and it was awesome.

Believe me, Roger Niner shows are… awesome.

Peruse Roger Niner’s songbook and see what other crazy gems he’s got.

And of course, RSVP and invite your friends!

See some local musicians live at Amnesia tonight, like you used to do in the old days

Full disclosure: I’m the DJ tonight. But I swear that fact does not color my enthusiasm for this lineup. These dudes rule…

Here’s a new jam by headliner (and maker of the lovely poster art) Ben Pearce:


And a whole album by Chris Klippel:

<a href=”http://chrisklippel.bandcamp.com/album/chris-klippels-self-proclaimed-greatest-hits” _mce_href=”http://chrisklippel.bandcamp.com/album/chris-klippels-self-proclaimed-greatest-hits”>Chris Klippel&#39;s Self-Proclaimed Greatest Hits by Chris Klippel</a>

And Jojo Brandel’s raucous New Year’s Eve ’13 performance at the Secret Alley, in its entirety:

C u 2nite

RSVP and invite your friends!

It’s fun seeing the Gooch Palms live, and also figuring out how to type their name using emoji

I think this is how it’s done:


See the Gooch Palms perform live this Sunday night at the Chapel, right here in the Mission.