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

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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!

Death Records residency at Darger Bar (formerly Dear Mom), Saturdays in August

Here’s details on the first one, this weekend:

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Who would’ve thunk a bar in the Mission in 2017 would close down, reopen as something else, and suddenly be more punk??? (And wow, it’s been about 7 years since there was live music at 2700 16th Street.)

Listen to this jam by Vasas:

RSVP and invite your friends!

Get loud and local!

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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 bar night to benefit BFF.fm, featuring awesome live bands and guest DJs at Pops Bar. This Thursday Loud and Local features:

Vandella – a modern-day Buckingham-Nicks, vocalist Tracey Holland and guitarist Chris Tye mix up a potent potion of sexy, sweaty 70s-era rock & roll.

DJ Jamie Jams – his inspired mixology is empirically proven to induce moshing en masse until last call

DJ Chelsea Lynn – the queen of the dancefloor whenever she dips into her very eclectic record collection

Enter to win awesome merch from Vandella by RSVPing here.

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

Come out to Pops and support local music!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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The music of Twin Peaks, performed live in the Mission by a supergroup of Bay Area music legends

Hold onto your hats, Twin Peaks nuts! Get a load of this:

The Music Of Twin Peaks & Beyond performed by The Red Room Orchestra, which includes:

    • Marc Capelle
    • Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees)
    • DJ Angel Baby (Shannon Shaw of Shannon & The Clams)
    • Karina Denike (NOFX, Dancehall Crashers )
    • Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts)
    • Mark Etizel
    • Toby Dammit (Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Swans, Residents)
    • Tom Griesser
    • Todd Roper (Cake)
    • Sami Perez (The She’s)
    • Karla Milosevich (The Helen Lundy Trio)
    • Danielle Salomon
    • DJ Blue Rose (Meg Low)
    • & more TBA

It’s a superstar lineup of some of the best in the Bay Area and beyond, all centered around the show that many of us hold near and dear to our hearts.

The night also includes a Twin Peaks Costume Party and Audrey Dance Contest (DJ’d by Shannon from the Clams), and anyone in a Twin Peaks costume will be given an entry discount.

RSVP and invite your friends here, and get advance tickets here.

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BONUS GAME: One of these “related posts” is actually related to the TV show! Find it!!!

Hang the DJ

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This Thursday at Pops Bar, DJ Zero One takes you on a journey through post-punk, new wave, and synth-pop jams at Hang The DJ. Hang the DJ also broadcasts every Saturday 2-4pm at our favorite local mission district radio station, BFF.fm. The Queen is Dead but long live new wave music! Come out and dance with us this Thursday.

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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It’s a Polar Jungle out there…

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The Polar Jungle is bringing community to the airwaves – parks – beaches – and venues of San Francisco. This Wednesday at Pops Bar, Polar Jungle takes over the decks at Spin The Night from 9pm-2am. Spin The Night is a fun boozy filled evening showcasing the local heroes working hard to keep the music scene alive and well. Join us in the creative exploration of music, art, and unique experiences in San Francisco!

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Song about the bridge in Big Sur that recently ceased being a bridge

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When I first saw this photo (by photographer Kodiak Greenwood) back in February, I was like “I’m gonna write a song about that.” Here it is:

Hope u like it

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Major Babewatch!

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

Babewatch- energetic, almost spooky psych rock

DJ Digger Barrett- hot licks and dank riffs from yesterday and today

DJ Wam Bam Ashleyanne Krigbaum- rare soul tracks from from the 1960’s: from girl groups, to R&B, to Northern Soul, and feel-good classic soul — all on original 45RPM vinyl.

Come out to Pops and support local music!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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Listen to this summer banger ‘Yes and No’ by the Tambo Rays

Yesterday I posted a 5-year-old Tambo Rays song in our announcement about the 20th Street Block Party lineup, saying “it still feels like a summer banger for the present.”

Just now a Bandcamp notification told me to check out a new release by the Tambo Rays, and it turns out it’s an even better summer banger, definitely expressly for the present:

Click through to preorder their forthcoming new album (which gets you an immediate download of “Yes and No”), and then see them play Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party, August 19th. Pencil it in.