It’s fun seeing the Gooch Palms live, and also figuring out how to type their name using emoji

I think this is how it’s done:


See the Gooch Palms perform live this Sunday night at the Chapel, right here in the Mission.

The Gooch Palms’ latest single; see them live at the Chapel this Sunday!

Such a potent mix of raw power and utter sweetness!

They’re headlining the Chapel, right here in the Mission, this Sunday evening!

Dominant Legs return! Tonight at the Knockout!

Plus DJ Phil Benson! What a night! (I knew something was brewing!)

RSVP and invite your friends!

Short songs because life is short

Can’t wait for happy hour tonight:

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

RSVP and invite your friends!

Seriously, go see the Gooch Palms this Sunday

Here’s the first song off their LP, Novo’s:

Doesn’t this rule? I saw them at the Hemlock last fall, after seeing this video on Tumblr somewhere — and I seriously cried when they played this song. (I was going through some stuff, but whatever.) There’s only two of them, but they sound they manage to put forth is sooooo big and gnarly and sweet.

They’re playing at the Chapel this Sunday night, and it will surely be a night to remember.

Ralph Carney, of the BoJack Horseman theme song, performs tonight at the Chapel, no cover

Here’s the epic full length version of “BoJack’s Theme”:

Ralph plays all those horns — and tonight he’ll be playing a bunch of horns as part of The Tedtones. Here’s the deal:

The TedTones are a group of Bay Area musicians from various genres that have joined together in their common love of jump blues, roots, and jive. For listening, dancing or just plain fun, they are capturing audiences everywhere.

Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Tin Huey)—reeds & horns; Ted Savarese (Drizzoletto, Octomutt)—guitar & vocal; Randy O’Dell (The Cottontails, GG Amos)—drums; Mike Groh (Hot Club of SF, Gaucho)—guitar; Sam Rocha (Hot Club of SF)—bass.

It’s free and all ages and starts at 8pm.

Do read our own Vic Wong’s epic interview with Ralph Carney, which includes talk of BoJack, Tom Waits, the Shaggs, St. Vincent, and Nic Cage yelling at his kid.

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (including the Pop’s debut of Roger Niner Karaoke!!!!!!!!!)

[Editor's note: WOOOOHOOOOO KARAOKE RETURNS TO 24th STREET! We'll be writing more about this historic event later in the week!]

Warm up your pipes. This Friday Roger Niner is back in The Mission… at Pops Bar! And he’s bringing his big ole’ book of rare and unheard karaoke tunes. Find and sing a new favorite or a long forgotten oddity. Karaoke like you never left the basement of your parents house. Check out the songbook at, and PREPARE!

“I’ll open your mind, shake your ass, shuffle your shizzle, cast you off, reel you in, rent out your heart to a loving couple, make tea in your soul, rake your leaves, find you a puppy, melt your brain, solve your puzzles, get you off The Island, take your temperature, sooth your aching nerves, reach your stars, bend your perception of space/time, AND give you back $0.97 in change, all in the name of Rock and/or Roll BAY AREA KARAOKE!” – Roger Niner

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


I’m gonna do a post every day this week about how you should see the Gooch Palms this Sunday at the Chapel

You should see the Gooch Palms this Sunday at the Chapel.

(I’ll delve deeper in the coming days, but for now, just believe me.)

The Frail, ‘the best up-and-coming act in San Francisco,’ play the Chapel this Saturday

From the show’s official blurb:

Recently named the best up-and-coming act in San Francisco by Deli Magazine, The Frail has already been featured on MTV, won the viewer’s choice award in Owl Magazine’s “Video Makes The Radio Star” contest, and have opened for Hot Chip, Justice, Moby, Neon Trees, MSTRKRFT, TV on The Radio and Goldfrapp to name a few.

And also:

Music by The Frail has been licensed for television series such asThe Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, 90210, and Road Rules. Their music has also been licensed for advertising campaigns by Nike, Patagonia, and Quicksilver.

Tickets and more info here.

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s!

Just what is music for the mission? At Pops Bar, our goal is to bring you the best music the Mission and Bay Area have to offer with live music, dance parties and sports/movie events every night of the week. You should never have to think to yourself, I wish there was something fun to do tonight, because Pops is serving it up to you on a platter. The best part? All of our events are free! Try something new every night of the week with a variety of happy hour and late night events.

Get involved! YOU can be a part of Pops events. Whatever Wednesdays is your chance to throw your own DJ gig or event and show off to all your friends. Prefer to stay more behind the scenes? Send us your movie/tv suggestions for Double Feature Sundays. Email and become a part of the Pops family.

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


7/27/15 MONDAY


Motown on Mondays

It’s only Monday if you treat it like one.


9PM START, 1:30AM end


Check out my


Mondays at Pops






7/28/15 TUESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Retro Tuesday

A mix of music from a range of decades to keep you groovin!


“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…



Whatever Wednesdays


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.


No Cover

21 UP


7/30/15 THURSDAY


Electro-Cumbia Breaks Hip Hip Nu Latin Beats

BFF.FM Night

Rotating DJs from radio! This week: Cult of Riffs HEAVY METAL NIGHT! All vinyl and good vibes. By stopping by for a sip, you’re supporting community radio so come down and get drankin drankin.


No Cover!


7/31/15 FRIDAY

Kali Tropics

Pan Carribean, Electro, Funk & dub with DJ Mobando, E.Live, Seneca & Jah Mikey

plus Trapsettaz Dance Group & Celebrity Horns





Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with the Haight Street All Stars


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.


No Cover

21 UP


8/2/15 SUNDAY


Spill The Wine


DJs Vinnie Esparza, Guillermo & Slopoke

No Cover

21 UP



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San Francisco, CA 94110