Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s

This week be sure to swing by Pops Bar on Saturday for Get Lucky! It’s indie electro dance heaven with DJs SIx & Candy keeping you moving all night long to the very best electro music videos. Six & Candy are the headlining DJs for the Indie Oasis Stage at SF PRIDE 2015. Don’t forget your dancing shoes because it’s going down!

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

 

5/4/15 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 GORDO CABEZA, TIMOTEO GIGANTE, THE CAPTAIN AND WEEKLY GUESTS

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

5/5/15 TUESDAY

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with singer songwriter Kevin Conness

TROPICANA TUESDAYS

“Quality Latin BASS”

Every Tuesday at POPS BAR

Music: FREE (Local BayArea DJ`s)

Salsa Lesson: FREE (Instructor La Muerte)

Time: 9pm – 2am

Tropicana is BACK in town! Every TUESDAY night for the WINTER season. Bringing “Quality Latin BASS”, by playing some of the latest – up to date latino music genres.. of course respecting the classics…

With Tropicana Nights, our purpose is to create space for cultural diversity and environmental awareness. Community and music can do a lot of great positive impact in society.

Music by local BayArea DJ`s, such as Stepwise, El Kool Kyle, Mr. Lucky, Mr. E, J Boogie and more…

Salsa I LatinHouse I Latin HipHop I Moombahton I DubCumbia I Merengue I Bachata I Dancehall I LatinReggae I and more…

 

5/6/15 WEDNESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

Eighty-Five 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

 

5/7/15 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!

 

5/8/15 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

with DJ Shane King

Rap Music + Cheap PBR + No Cover + Good Company

9PM-1:30AM

No Cover

 

5/9/15 SATURDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Lonesome Lester

Lonesome Lester plays three kinds of music: his music, old music, and his old music. Armed with a ukulele, occasionally joined by an acquaintance or two, Lester plays Tin Pan Alley favorites as well as his own songs…which sound like Tin Pan Alley favorites.

GET LUCKY!

with DJs Six & Candy

Spinning indie dance & electro music videos

9:00pm-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

Emo happy hour at the Knockout tonight!

This was pretty damn fun last time, and now it’s happening again!  In FIVE HOURS!!!

Invite your friends here!

John Moreland tells a story

JohnMoreland_MichelleCrosby

I got tipped off to see John Moreland last night at Thee Parkside by a friend who saw him at Stagecoach last weekend. My friend had to see him again. I’m glad I came along. His powerful and beautifully poetic lyrics melted out of him. Watching John Moreland was mesmerizing. He sang of his truths and sadness and Tulsa, OK, and of a home he no longer called home. An exciting discovery, and hopefully a musician who will continue to glow in the limelight he deserves (but doesn’t seem to want or care about). Listen to his whole new album, High on Tulsa Heat, and hear it for yourself.

[Photo by Michelle Crosby]

Listen to the new single by Andy Human and the Reptoids

Remember Andy from the Cuts and the Time Flys? If so, you’ve been hanging out at the Knockout for a looooong time now, man.

Anyway his new stuff is still retro, but a little more ’80s than ’60s or ’70s. The press release contains the phrase “faded VHS glam punk hangover.” Give it a listen:

The album is out in late May on Ss Records out of Sacramento, and the band is playing a couple dates in SF in the coming weeks:

05/23 – Parkside with Violence Creeps, tbd
06/04 – Record release at Knockout with MUSK, Stalls, and The Rays

[Photo by Danny Goldshtein]

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s

Friday night, on the eve of the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight, be sure to stop by Pops Bar for PUNCH DRUNK brought to you by DJ ANT-1! ANT-1 is a local DJ, turntablist, artist and member of the Risky Bizness crew and Wild n Krazy Kids crew from San Francisco, CA. A regularly booked DJ in the hip hop scene, ANT-1 started his DJ career in 1997 as a mobile DJ, as well as, a battle DJ. He was featured in a scratch session scene with Sir Tipp in “DJ Q-Bert’s Complete Do-it Yourself: Vol. 2 Scratch Sessions” DVD in 2005. In 2007 he, along with The Wild n Krazy Kids Crew, created a very popular DJ mix radio show podcast, “Krazy Kids Radio,” where he is a regular DJ and personality on the show.

Get your dance on this Friday to his very classic and sound turntablist style. Spinning New Rap / Hip-Hop / Future R&B / Classics / Party Jams / Dance for you to get your fancy footwork on all night long!

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

 

4/27/15 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 GORDO CABEZA, TIMOTEO GIGANTE, THE CAPTAIN AND WEEKLY GUESTS

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

4/28/15 TUESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment: Retro Tuesday with Julio Hernandez

TROPICANA TUESDAYS

“Quality Latin BASS”

Every Tuesday at POPS BAR

Music: FREE (Local BayArea DJ`s)

Salsa Lesson: FREE (Instructor La Muerte)

Time: 9pm – 2am

Tropicana is BACK in town! Every TUESDAY night for the WINTER season. Bringing “Quality Latin BASS”, by playing some of the latest – up to date latino music genres.. of course respecting the classics…

With Tropicana Nights, our purpose is to create space for cultural diversity and environmental awareness. Community and music can do a lot of great positive impact in society.

Music by local BayArea DJ`s, such as Stepwise, El Kool Kyle, Mr. Lucky, Mr. E, J Boogie and more…

Salsa I LatinHouse I Latin HipHop I Moombahton I DubCumbia I Merengue I Bachata I Dancehall I LatinReggae I and more…

 

4/29/15 WEDNESDAY

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

This Week featuring: Tyler Davis spinning House Music

No Cover

21 UP

 

4/30/15 THURSDAY

6-9PM Happy Hour Entertainment with Yogev Hiller

Rambling blues, singer songwriter. Putting them old sounds on the table.. you’ll be hungry when you hear ‘em!

BFF.FM Night

Rotating DJs from BFF.fm radio!

This Week: Sounds in the Arm

The ambient soul of Sounds in the Dark meets the indie rock sensibility of A Shot in the Arm.

9PM-1:30am

No Cover!

 

5/1/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

Uncle Rifkin is a 4 piece, mostly acoustic, homegrown San Francisco band. Their style ranges from stripped down country to blues, rock & folk, all with a funky edge and storytelling vibe.

PUNCH DRUNK

Your Friday Night TURN UP on the eve of the big fight.

featuring

KRAZY KIDS RADIO’s

DJ ANT ONE (RBC/WNKK/SF)

+

GUEST DJ TBA

in the mix, spinning

New Rap / Hip-Hop / Future R&B / Classics / Party Jams / Dance

for you to get your fancy footwork on all night long!

Free! No Cover! Yee!

Grab some drinks, TU, Dance, debate and take bets on who’s gonna win it the next day.

#wakewupwakeupitsthefirstofthemonth

#TMT #TEAMPACQUIAO

9PM-1:30AM

 

5/2/15 SATURDAY

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party 1-3:30pm

ALL 80s EVERYTHING: Dance Party
All Vinyl / All Night

Sponsored by Vinyl Dreams, Explorist International and Ameoba Music

Curated dance music of the 80s: Funk, Boogie, New Wave, Pop, R&B, Rap, House, Reggae and dance jams influenced by the 80s.

Hosted by DJ Boom Bostic

Special Guests:

TEEMONEY (DJ/Author/Writer)

JACOB GUILLERMO PENA (DJ/The Get Down/Sweater Funk)

GABRIEL WHEELER (Video/Digital Display)

MICHELLE GUINTU (Artist)

10pm-1:30am / No Cover

21 UP

 

5/3/15 SUNDAY

Spill the Wine

CUMBIA * CHICANO ROCK * LATIN SOUL * BOOGALOO

5-10PM

No Cover

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

Listen to this EP from 2012 by Hollow Boys, a band from Minneapolis

I was at Pop’s late last night and the bartender was playing this EP by a friend’s band. I was super into it at the time, and now, in the sober light of day, I’m still really into it:

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s

Every Tuesday Night at Pops, get a free Salsa Lesson at Tropicana! Stick around for an evening of quality latin bass with the best of Salsa, LatinHouse, Latin HipHop, Moombahton, DubCumbia, Merengue, Bachata, Dancehall, LatinReggae and more. Tropicana Nights strives to create a space for cultural diversity and environmental awareness. Jump in for the celebration of community, music and dance!

See what else is in store this week at POPS:

 

4/20/15 MONDAY

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 GORDO CABEZA, TIMOTEO GIGANTE, THE CAPTAIN AND WEEKLY GUESTS

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

4/21/15 TUESDAY

Tropicana Tuesdays

“Quality Latin BASS”

Every Tuesday at POPS BAR

Music: FREE (Local BayArea DJ`s)

Salsa Lesson: FREE (Instructor La Muerte)

Time: 9pm – 2am

Tropicana is BACK in town! Every TUESDAY night for the WINTER season. Bringing “Quality Latin BASS”, by playing some of the latest – up to date latino music genres.. of course respecting the classics…

Music by local BayArea DJ`s, such as Stepwise, El Kool Kyle, Mr. Lucky, Mr. E, J Boogie and more…

Salsa I LatinHouse I Latin HipHop I Moombahton I DubCumbia I Merengue I Bachata I Dancehall I LatinReggae I and more…

(more…)

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s

Have you checked out M.O.M at POPS? Your number #1 reason to love Mondays is taking San Francisco by storm with 2 locations every Monday night. Motown on Mondays invites you to party hop between Madrone Art Bar & Pops Bar! M.O.M is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a unique vibration. Gathering their musical inspiration from Motown, soul, funk and disco with an emphasis on new and classic remixes/edits. Join the movement!

 

4/13/15 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 GORDO CABEZA, TIMOTEO GIGANTE, THE CAPTAIN AND WEEKLY GUESTS

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

(more…)

Imagine yourself onstage at karaoke singing a New Pornographers song

Our pal Nattles got to do it, last year at a Karaoke Underground show in Austin:

A video posted by Allan Hough (@punkgirls) on

The Karaoke Underground is in SF for the very first time this Sunday night at Rickshaw Stop!

1-2-3-4 Go! Records is open btw

We originally reported that they were opening on Record Store Day (April 18th) — but in fact they are softly opened right now! And chock full of good stuff!

(I won $100 in a music-related bet last night, and spent every last cent of it at 1-2-3-4 Go! this morning.) (Also, if you spend $100 you get a free t-shirt.)