SUPERBACANA! Brazilian Wax


This Wednesday Guillermo, Lady Z & Professor Brian Oblivion bring SUPERBACANA! to Pop’s Bar! It’s a function that will celebrate classic and rare Brazilian music on wax all night long! Bossa, samba soul, tropicalia, soul, funk, boogie, psych, jazz and more all from Brazilian artists with that distinct Brazilian swing.

Back in the day there was a party called Gostosa that Guillermo and Allen Thayer (Wax Poetics) used to throw at Casanova once a month. They had Greg Caz of Brazilian Beat Brooklyn come through to play a killer set of funky Brazilian records. Joel Stones of Tropicalia In Furs dropped a set of face melting Brazilian psych records. Kon and Amir heard it was happening while they were in town and came down just to kick it. Plus loads of local Brazilian music collectors and DJs such as Elan, Ivan, Jonny Blunck and Cameron. It was a paradise dedicated to older Brazilian music, both rare and classic, aimed straight for the dance floor. SUPERBACANA! is the next evolution of that party!

Come through and bring your dancing shoes!

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In The Cut

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Need something funky for your weekend wind down?  Every 2nd Sunday from 10pm to close, Pablito and friends bring you IN THE CUT.  Old and new hip-hip, fresh-groove bangers, classic soul hits and everything in between.  Stop by for tasty drinks, share your smiles in the photo booth and shake some damn tail feathers!  Whatever your flavor we’re sure to keep your head boppin’!

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Rock ‘n’ roll show tonight at Elbo Room

Starring the legendary B. Hamilton from Oakland! Here’s their latest, a TRIPPY cover of Phil Collins’s greatest song ever, “I Can’t Dance” by Genesis:

Also there’s Bread & Butter from Seattle, who seem pretty good too:

Plus Autogramm from Canada and/or maybe the ’80s!

And finally, Sob Stories, also from Oakland, whose debut video we gushed about late last year:

Quite a lineup! RSVP and invite your friends!

Christopher Owens (formerly of Girls) and Curls (Christopher Owens’ new band) perform next week at the Chapel


Just announced, next Wednesday night at the good ol Chapel: It’s not just local hero Christopher Owens and it’s not just his new band Curls — it’s local hero Christopher Owens AND his new band Curls, so expect a little (or a lot) of both.

Now let’s enjoy a Christopher Owens oldie:

…and a new Curls hit:

Also, we’re told the openers are gonna be awesome, so keep an eye on the Facebook invite.

Get tickets here!

Bros To The Back…


COME ONE, COME ALL! As March is Women’s History Month, SADDERDAY Emo Dance Party has decided to celebrate all of the amazing women and nonbinary folks in the scene by putting the spotlight on the music they’ve made from both yesterday and today in addition to their regular rotation of awesome tunes. So strap in and enjoy the ride because we’re ready to dance the night away this Saturday at Pops Bar and we hope you are too.

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Love Affair

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There is nothing better then a good mid week party to get you over the hump and towards the weekend.  This Wednesday at Pops Bar join us for a love affair with Soul Music all night.  DJ Matty Holt takes you through happy hour starting at 6pm with Sterling Soul Night.  Followed by DJ Jesse Ro and company at 9pmspinning Soul, Funk and R&B at Love Affair.  Music to feed your soul and drinks to keep you warm, share your Wednesday night with us enjoying the neighborhood.

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For The Love of Mondays


For the love of Mondays is a new special weekly party at Pops Bar brought to you by two of the bay areas most intrinsically in-the-groove folks, Nathan Ghio and Benezra Tergis aka DJ’s Om and Mobando. Spinning a vast majority of wax spanning myriad genres and featuring a host of local guest DJs, this weekly event seeks to bring new light to the darkness that is associated with the first day of the official work week.  It the start of work week for some but also the Saturday or Sunday of many of us.  So expect a mix that’s extra vibey and always listeners choice.

About your DJs:

DJ Mobando is a 3rd generation San Francisco native who comes from a large and music family. He began playing professional piano at the age of 12 and has continued to play music ranging from Salsa, Reggae, Funk and Balkan music in various groups.  He has been DJ ing for about 6 years, and loves to share music from his extensive record library.

DJ Om is a native of Berkeley CA, and is likely the most knowledgeable 45 collector you will ever come across. He loves to put the needle to the groove, and excels at finding that super jam that you always wish you could hear but never knew existed.  Expect a heavy dose of musical education in his sets.

Bring your dancing shoes!

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My Bloody Valentine Ball


Sadderday SF is back at Pops Bar with another spectacular Valentine’s celebration! This year’s party is a formal (optional, but highly encouraged) event where they play the saddest and sappiest tunes for you and your boo. Come slow dance and pass out custom scene-themed Valentines to your friends and crushcrushcrushes all soundtracked by your favorite emo, pop-punk and post-hardcore tunes of yesterday and today!

They’ll also be crowning a King and Queen of Hearts so don’t forget to wear your red and black best ;)

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Extra Classic

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Pops Bar is  excited to announce that on Saturday Jan 27th, Mummy Club will throw their ”Afterlife” Record Release Party followed by the return of Extra Classic.  Throughout the mid 2000s, Extra Classic was the undisputed go to event for a diverse range of classic hip-hop genres and a loose house party vibe. 2018 sees this sleeping giant reawaken for one night only as event co-founders and veteran music producers celebrate their upcoming record release, Mummy Club “Afterlife” from 8-9pm. Copies of the new album available on vinyl and special limited edition tape! DJs Marz (Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters), L.O.C (Almighty DJs), and special guests play classic Bay Area, Dirty South. and Golden era hip-hop from 9-2am. Free all night. Early arrival is recommended as this party is sure to reach full capacity!

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POPS got a Brand New Bag


We are proud to announce that Pops has a “Brand New Bag.”  A night dedicated to the Funk, the whole Funk and nothing but the Funk. Beginning this Thursday the 18th and every Third Thursday of the month at Pop’s Bar, DJ’s Slopoke & Booker D will play the Funk out of their record collection. This event is *NO COVER* so tell a friend to tell a friend, and we’ll do it again and again.

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