Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (also look at the “Marge Simpson” cocktail)

What is music for the Mission without also parring it up with equally awesome booze for the mission? At Pops, we think your extra special personality deserves some aren’t you special cocktails! Blue, beautiful, spicy, lovable…that’s the Marge Simpson in a nutshell. With jalapeno infused tequila, lime, triple sec, blue curacao with a chili salt rim, it tastes as good as it looks. Marge is definitely a Pops favorite, so make sure to stop in and try it for yourself.

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

 

6/29/15 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…

 

6/30/15 TUESDAY

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…

 

7/1/15 WEDNESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

85 Song Happy Hour

Nick Pal spins short songs because life is short. Hard rock, power pop, punk and pop vinyl.

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

 

7/2/15 THURSDAY

Alabaster’s Record Collection

6-9PM Every First Thursday at POPS BAR

All VINYL ALL THE TIME

Eclectic, Rock & Roll, Punk, Indie, 80s & Whatever

BFF.FM Night

Rotating DJs from BFF.fm radio! This week: Pro Fans – Katie & Marisa spin goddamn every danceable jam! Spinning all the hits on vinyl. 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!

 

7/3/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with Uncle Rifkin:

Uncle Rifkin is a 4 piece, mostly-acoustic, homegrown San Francisco band mixing up styles into a beaker that just might make you dance. Country to Blues. Rock & Folk all with a funky edge and storytelling vibe for your listening pleasure.

Cosmic Amanda

Kick off 4th of July weekend with Cosmic Amanda!

Pledge allegiance to classic disco, funk, house and afro beat jams. Our forefathers invented this great nation just so you can do a bunch of woo woo shots and dance like nobody’s watching.

21+ NO COVER JUST JAMS

9PM-1:30AM

 

7/4/15 SATURDAY

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

 

7/5/15 SUNDAY

Bar Opens at 10AM

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

Let’s listen to this old Oh Sees song and look out the window at the sun finally coming out

My feelings about Thee Oh Sees are more complex than they once were, but no matter what, sometimes a little Oh Sees is exactly what you need:

Happy Monday, everybody.

The new Oh Sees are doing a 3-night residency at the Chapel next month btw and it’s already sold out.

Music legends ESG headline the Hard French Pride Sunday party this weekend! (Win tickets!!!)

That’s right, man. The real ESG!!!!! Hard French always puts together the most mind-blowing party lineups in town, so I guess we can’t be all that surprised. But I mean, ESG!!!!!!!!! Here are the rest of the party details:

HARD FRENCH ▼s LOS HOMOS V – Pride Sunday w/ ESG
1 block party, 2 stages, 6 clubs in 6 hours
with a live performance by No Wave legends ESG

Quick Links:
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/HFPride2015
FAQ: http://hardfrench.com/pridefaq/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/hardfrench

Pride Sunday June 28th, 2015
3pm-11pm (block party 3pm-8pm)
$15 hella early bird tickets // $20 early bird pre-sale // $25 general pre-sale
Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street), 21+
Buy tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1d2FQQq

MEZZANINE MAIN STAGE (3pm – 11pm)
Live Performance with ESG!

dance and drum beats c/o Extra Action Marching Band
the return of Six Clubs in Six Hours featuring:
hosted by Persia!
MANGO w/ DJ Olga T
Bearracuda San Francisco
Lexington Club w/ Doc Sleep
Smooth Operator w/ Hoku Mama Swamp
Cafeteria (LA) w/ Ambrosia Salad
Polyglamorous

STEVENSON ALLEY OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY (3pm – 8pm)
featuring your Hard French DJs Brown Amy & Carnita
spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, north soul stunners, and funky foot stompers this side of the 60s

with the infamous Jiggalicious Dance Babes
Babes shakin it down and makin you move

RSVP and invite your friends!

To win a pair of tickets, leave a comment in the comments section below explaining how excited you are to see ESG. Winner will be decided based on merit. Contest ends this coming Wednesday at 5pm.

Now let’s rock:

24th Street nightlife scene grows with a little help from Sugarlump

Ever since Pop’s reopened with an entertainment license last year, I for one have been spending a lot more of my nightlife hours on the eastern end of 24th Street enjoying mellow happy-hour DJ sets, full-on dance parties and even live bands.

Now, nearby cafe Sugarlump is getting in on the fun. Capp Street Crap reports:

The 24th Street cafe is reinventing itself — in the evenings, at least. Starting last week, Sugarlump began having nightly beer and wine happy hour nightly from 7 to 8 p.m.

Co-owner and friend of Capp Street Crap Martin Rapalski said he has also lined up the first of what will grow to a week long roster of DJs spinning from the start of happy hour until 10 p.m.

Think fewer lattes and laptops, more lounge.

“We’re hoping it’ll take off as an alternative to the bar scene,” he said.

In addition, Sugarlump is revamping its beer and wine lists – the craft beer selection will all be in cans and priced low – as well as turning the lights down in the evenings and adding votives, Rapalski said. Bad news for the Internet addicted; in the interest of face-to-face conversation, Wi-Fi will be shut off at 7 p.m.

They’re looking for more DJs if you’re interested, as well as new food popups to replace the departed Sous Beurre Kitchen. Read on.

[Photo by Google Maps]

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (includes Pride Weekend)

This week we are thrilled to bring together two of our favorite mission neighbors: Asterisk Magazine & BFF.fm Radio! Join us as Asterisk Magazine releases their latest issue #LEISURE, this Thursday night before Pride Weekend kicks off. Join the fun as the crew from BFF.fm radio get you warmed up for SF Pride with DJs Cosmic Amanda & ZeroOne spinnning classic disco, funk, and dance jams all night!

See what else is in store this week at POPS:

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An angry punk song from the perspective of Mayor Ed Lee

I mean I don’t know much about politics, but this song is pretty fun:

[via Cuhsandra]

Mega Bass Man is here to destroy us all

Be wary of the Sonic Boom!  Our pal Dr. Eric barely made it out alive!

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (including Father’s Day party, at Pop’s, with your pops)

Let’s face it…your Pops is the tops and he deserves a beer on you! This Sunday bring yours Pops to POPS BAR for a special Father’s Day celebration. Your dad will enjoy our BBQ and live music from Strange Angels. Spring for some beers with $3 Pacificos and Buds. Most of all enjoy some quality time with your Pops in the mission knowing the best hood is fatherhood.

Check out what’s new at Pops Bar this week:

 

6/15/15 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

PLAYS ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

6/16/15 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.

 

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White Fence songs performed by a bunch of little kids and White Fence

Just like in that movie! Or that time Ty Segall did it! Should be a blast!

RSVP and invite your friends!

Summer concert series at Cal Academy’s NightLife featuring Hanni El Khatib, The Dodos, Alvvays, GRMLN, Moon Duo and lots more!

The Cal Academy hosts its popular NightLife events every Thursday evening throughout the year, but during the summer months, they set up a stage and sound system out on the patio, under the majesty of Golden Gate Park’s forest canopy.

Basically, you get to see a bunch of great bands while drinking booze after hours at one of the finest science museums in the country. Here’s this summer’s schedule:

June 11
Hanni El Khatib
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Professional Fans DJs
Presented by Noise Pop

July 9
The Dodos
Doe Eye
DJ Omar
Aaron Axelson
Presented by Popscene SF

August 6
Alvvays
GRMLN
Presented by Outside Lands

September 10
Moon Duo
Peaking Lights Acid Test
Britt Govea (DJ set / Folkyeah)
Presented by (((folkYEAH!)))

October 15
Hundred Waters
TOPS
Presented by Treasure Island Music Festival

More info and tickets here.

[Photo by Mike Rosati]