For The Love of Mondays

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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

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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

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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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Patch & Rita

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In their own words, Saturday’s happy hour act at Pops Bar, Patch & Rita, are “Foot-stompin’, good timin’, rafter raisin’, tater munchin’ pickers. Murder ballads, goofy old-time tunes, and songs about whiskey are best!” Patrick’s vocals are at times gritty, often drawling, but velvety when necessary, while Laura’s lead vocals are offered in a frank, matter-of-fact sweetness and her harmonies add just the right touch. The dynamic between these two “just works”, and if you look hard enough you might catch them looking deep into the eyes of one another as their talents swirl together in a sonorous dust devil that floats happily along across the desert.  They will leave you stomping your feet and that’s a promise!

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The Total Bettys

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We are so excited that LOUD & LOCAL is bringing The Total Bettys Inflatable water slide for sale Canada to Pops Bar this Week!  On the first Thursday of every month LOUD & Local presents a night to benefit BFF.fm, featuring awesome live bands and guest DJs at Pops Bar.  This Thursday, San Francisco’s Pop Punk band The Total Bettys join DJ Ash & DJ Bailey for a night of BFF trifecta fun.

The Total Bettys recently talked to Vents Magazine on the role San Francisco plays in their music: “There are so many ways that San Francisco influences our music. First of all the musicians in the scene here are extremely influential to our songwriting and our growth: bands like Jay Som, Hazel English, Try the Pie, SOAR… having so many talented people working in the Bay Area influences our music a lot.  But also, we tend to make a lot of San Francisco references. Like, about how it’s freezing cold at the beach, but extremely hot in October. We reference shopping at this classic record store called Amoeba on Haight Street, things like that. It’s a special city that I feel really privileged to call home.”

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

Come out to Pops and support local music!

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Giving Tuesday

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Our favorite neighborhood radio station BFF.fm needs your support! #GivingTuesday kicks off BFF.fm‘s end of year fundraising drive. BFF.fm hopes to raise $10,000 to continue their mission of bringing the Bay Area music scene to the world through the magic of Internet radio.  There are many ways to give back from a one time donation, monthly donations and shopping with Amazon smile.

Learn more here.

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11/11 11:11 Make a Wish!

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This Saturday 11/11 at Pops Bar is your monthly installation of SADDERDAY: the emo/pop punk/electro dance party. Get ready to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Expect DJs Kevin Kannibal and Ashley Suicide to spin music from all your faves like Alkaline Trio, Thrice, The Faint, Get Up Kids, Boys Night Out, Taking Back Sunday, Moving Units, and many many more! Get ready to feel all the feels…

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If you’re going to the sold-out Cults show at the Chapel tonight, be sure to arrive early enough to see both openers

Right at 9pm, it’s the Willowz! You might remember them from their contribution to the Eternal Sunshine soundtrack:

That’s why I went to see them headline the Make-Out Room in 2004 for like $3…. which is where I discovered that they are actually an awesome, pretty hard-hitting rock ‘n’ roll band. And then I saw them again at Slim’s in 2009, touring behind their masterpiece LP Everyone. Here’s the title track:

They have a new one out now, after a really long hiatus, and it’s pretty good. Can’t wait to see the live show!

AND THEN, Curls, the new band from Christopher Owens of Girls! Need i say more?? You can listen to a song here.

And then Cults of course.

Again, it’s sold out, but the Chapel has all the additional show info you might need right here.

In San Francisco, we wait…

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And then we wait some more. We wait for ice cream, for bbq, for coffee, for any decent restaurant, for any decent experience at all really, it’s almost become a social experiment: the lines of San Francisco. One of the longest running San Francisco waiting experiences is maybe the harshest, the wait for BRUNCH! You’re starving and you’re so close to your favorite hang over meal you can taste it but you put your name in for an excruciating hour long wait. Well mission dwellers, if your wait happens to be at the classic St. Francis Fountain, the struggle is over. Enter The Brunch Mob at Pops Bar! Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm, leave your name at the Fountain and hop over to Pops Bar. There you’ll find our amazing Bartender Deb ready to serve you up a delicious Bacon Bloody Mary while DJs Milton Badley and Snelly Davis Jr. spin soothing classics to ease you into your morning. So grab a little hair of the dog or a nice morning buzz to amuse you on the way to your great San Francisco wait. At Pops Bar, we’re waiting for YOU!

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