All the songs I sang at karaoke last night


It started as an accident and then spiraled out of control:

  1. Eloise – The Damned
  2. Delilah – Tom Jones
  3. Dawn – The Four Seasons
  4. Julia – The Beatles
  5. Veronica – Elvis Costello
  6. Beth – KISS
  7. Jolene – Dolly Parton
  8. Valerie – Amy Winehouse

It was awesome.

Support your local karaoke night! (In the Mission we recommend DJ Purple on Thursdays at Slate and Roger Niner on third Fridays at Pop’s.)

Special guest DJ Tristes Tropiques tonight at American Tripps!

Here is what it will be like:

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Plus ping pong.

American Tripps (the “Berlin-style” ping pong party) is now EVERY MONDAY and Pop’s (and the big 5th anniversary party is coming up on a Friday night at Rickshaw Stop next month), and Tristes Tropiques hosts a radio show this Saturday on Radio Valencia.

Break out your sequins


LOTS OF SEQUINS. Thursday is night at Pops Bar. This week disco baby Cosmic Amanda will be hitting the decks hard the with disco, funk, and soul that will keep you dancing all night long. So come boogie oogie oogie with us till you just can’t boogie no more.

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


Cool song about 597 Guerrero Street called “597 Guerrero Street”

The band Drunken Prayer is from Asheville, NC, it looks like. I stumbled onto this while wondering what former Reigning Sound drummer Lance Wille (one of the greatest drummers I’ve ever seen) was up to.

Here’s a photo of 597 Guerrero Street and its neighbor, Pay and Save:

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[Photo by Google Maps]

Happy 4th of July from your friends at Pops Bar!


Happy 4th! Join us and watch the “unsanctioned” but no less fun fireworks going off in and around the neighborhood at Pops Bar. Unlike at the waterfront, you might even see some fireworks past the fog in the mission district. Enjoy the neighborhood vibes and celebrate your independence with our 13 hour happy hour 6am-7pm! Stick around as DJ Brycon brings you a funky good time on the dance floor from 8pm-1am.

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



2016jun_pops (1) radio aka Best Frequencies Forever is your local non-profit, bad-ass, volunteer run radio station, operating right out of the mission district. Every Thursday night, rotates their best DJs to take over the decks at Pops Bar. was recently voted “Best Radio Station” in SFWEEKLY.

This week DJ ZeroOne hosts the New Wave Dance Party. Join us for a night of post-punk, power pop, new wave, and other time- and genre-adjacent tunes. Cold beers, cool people, rad musics. So grab your BFF and hop on Pops!

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


Ice Cube is headlining the final Treasure Island Music Festival on Treasure Island!

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Featuring MC Ren and DJ Yella! Announced this morning! Here’s the rest of the lineup:

Sigur Rós
James Blake
Purity Ring
Glass Animals
Duke Dumont
Mac DeMarco
Young Thug
Flight Facilities
Sylvan Esso
Christine And The Queens
Neon Indian
Wild Nothing
Mura Masa
How To Dress Well
Car Seat Headrest
Day Wave

RSVP and invite your friends!

[Photo by Laura]

Spin the Night


Make no mistake, the music scene is alive and well in San Francisco. Pops Bar is committed to shining a light on those local heroes working hard to keep it going strong. With that, we bring you Spin the Night this Wednesday. Enjoy a DJ set from local band Hot Flash Heat Wave. Hot Flash Heat Wave create melodically upbeat, hook-filled garage rock, referencing a range of influences from Girls and the Beach Boys, to Santo & Johnny and Weezer. Their style is partially a tongue and cheek nod to the dreamy, lo-fi vibes of the “chill-wave” movement, as contrasted by the more sunny, sweltering sound of their own jams (“heat-wave”). So join us for a boozy fun filled night with jams from musicians who inspire San Franciscans to PARTY ON!

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


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Nick Pal explains why you should attend his Eighty-Five Song Happy Hour tonight

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Take it away, Nicky:

Guys, bad news. Eighty-Five Song Happy Hour is mired in crippling debt and the banks are threatening to SHUT US DOWN. If we don’t sell at least 28 gin and tonics between 6 and 9 PM, there may not be a safe public space to listen to Matthew Sweet records on a Wednesday in the Bay Area anymore. Come out and show your support on June 1, and send a clear message to Washington about what really matters.

RSVP and invite your friends!