Let’s watch Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana’s electric-guitar-and-drums Star-Spangled Banner one more time (Go Warriors!)

Badass!

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s

Every Thursday, the cool kids from BFF.fm radio station in the mission step out from behind the studio and come out to take over the DJ booth at Pops. By stopping in for a drink, you’re helping to support community radio.

BFF.fm- Best Frequencies Forever is a San Francisco-based community radio station run by a volunteer staff of music nerds who love independent music and are hell-bent on delivering radio programming that doesn’t suck. Their mission is to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world through the magic of Internet radio.

BFF.fm is bursting at the seams, and needs your help to take their independent radio station to the next level with a second studio: more shows, more events, more fun — even BETTER Frequencies Forever.

Check out their kickstarter campaign to get involved.

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

 

6/8/15 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 BLUZ AND WEEKLY GUESTS

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

6/9/15 TUESDAY

6PM NBA Finals Warriors vs. Cavaliers

Game 3

Watch the game at Pops!

TROPICANA TUESDAYS

“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…

 

6/10/15 WEDNESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

Rude Awakenings

Forgotten underground classics of the 60s, 70s and 80s with DJs Cathy 2-Tone and Scooter Stalin.

Whatever Wednesdays

This week featuring DJ OneSix

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

 

6/11/15 THURSDAY

6PM NBA Finals Warriors vs. Cavaliers

Game 4

Watch the game at Pops!

BFF.FM Night

Rotating DJs from BFF.fm radio! This week: Pro Fans – Katie & Marisa spin goddamn every danceable jam with What’s you damage Heather?

Spinning vinyl bangers, slammers, hitters, quitters — you name it, we got it.

Picklebacks on special because I guess I picked the wrong time to be a human being.

Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.

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!

 

6/12/15 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!

The Vinyl Whore

The Vinyl Whore steps correct to the decks to bring you an evening of sublime, sonic stimulation. He lives by the motto “genres are for amateurs” and to prove this point will be digging into his vast collection to present a night that features unexpected classics and deeper cuts; ranging from rock ‘n’ roll and sweet soul to electronic items that defy category. So please stop in on Friday, June 12 to bask in the dance, flirt with chance and gasp and be grasped by romance.

9PM-1:30AM

No Cover

 

6/13/15 SATURDAY

Get Lucky!

DJs Six and Candy spin the best of indie dance and electro pop music videos all night.

9:00pm-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

Eighty-Five Song Happy Hour, where Nick Pal plays short songs because life is short

Longtime Mission Mission contributor (and originator of our occasional Drink of the Week series) Nick Pal has started anew as a DJ instead of a blogger. He hosts four different shows on BFF on Sunday afternoons, and he does this happy hour gig every first Wednesday at Pop’s.

Last first Wednesday, Nick Pal played a lot of great short rock ‘n’ roll songs, from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and maybe the ’10s too, including this jam:

See y’all tonight!

Dominant Legs update

After taking the world by storm back in 2011, local band Dominant Legs played one last show and then I guess disappeared? Well here’s an update:

Now let’s listen to the song that defined the Summer of 2011 in San Francisco, their unforgettable single ”Hoop of Love” (the video is really good too):

(Thanks, Lizzy!)

UPDATE: Here’s a new demo, released just a couple months ago…

‘Que Sera’ by the Dukes of Hamburg

I woke up just now with this banger stuck in my head. Enjoy:

The Dukes of Hamburg play every now and then at the Knockout, usually at a “Teenage Dance Craze” party, and it is always a memorable show.

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (includes Negroni Week special!)

This week we ask you to take one for the team and drink for a cause! All week long as part of Negroni Week you can drink to benefit Galeria de la Raza art gallery and community space in the mission. Pop’s Bar introduces the NEGRONITO shot: Navy strength gin lends backbone to this bittersweet shooter. Enter Campari, Dolin Rouge, and Regan’s Orange Bitters, mixed and chilled to full strength. Unshaken, unstirred, unapolagetic. Hey, it’s for a good cause! So down the shot and ease the soul with a chili salt seasoned orange slice, knowing it supports Galeria de la Raza. $6 Negronito Shot available June 1st-June 7th.

Calling all aspiring DJs! Have you heard about Whatever Wednesdays at Pops? It’s your party…LITERALLY. Have an idea for a great party or event at Pops Bar? Want to show off your skills to your friends? Send us your ideas and your best mix, and we’ll work to get you your very own DJ night in San Francisco. That’s nothing to sneeze at! Email: tom@popssf.com

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

 

6/1/15 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 BLUZ AND WEEKLY GUESTS

PLAY ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

6/2/15 TUESDAY

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

TROPICANA TUESDAYS

“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…

 

6/3/15 WEDNESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

85 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

 

6/4/15 THURSDAY

6PM NBA Playoffs Warriors vs. Cavaliers

Game 1

Watch the game at Pops!

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!

 

6/5/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with Uncle Rifkin:

Uncle Rifkin is a 4 piece, mostly-acoustic, homegrown San Francisco band mixing up styles into a beaker that just might make you dance. Country to Blues. Rock & Folk all with a funky edge and storytelling vibe for your listening pleasure.

24 & York

with DJ Shane King

Rap Music + Cheap PBR + No Cover + Good Company

9PM-1:30AM

No Cover

 

6/6/15 SATURDAY

CHAMPAGNE CAMPAIGN

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.

9:00pm-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

6/7/15 SUNDAY

5PM NBA Playoffs Warriors vs. Cavaliers

Game 2

Watch the game at Pops!

No Cover

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

The new Christopher Owens album kind of feels like vintage Girls, aka like the Mission in 2009

Green Day performing ‘Knowledge’ at 924 Gilman Street last week, with special guest Tim Armstrong

We tried to get tickets, but it sold out in 5 seconds. Green Day’s first show at Gilman, their original home, in over 2 decades. (Bands on major labels are not allowed to play at Gilman, but a one-time exception was made because this was a benefit show.) This is just a 20-second highlight, but there’s a lot more if you google it:

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (including the “Best Dance Party in SF”)

We’re excited to welcome back Fringe DJs Blondie K & subOctave this Saturday! Fringe recently won BEST DANCE PARTY in SFWeekly. Having a residency at Madrone Art Bar for the past 6 years, they have also been dropping in Pops Bar to bring their indie music video dance party to the mission with FringePop. So break out those dancing shoes and meet us out on the dance floor this weekend.

See what else is in store this week at POPS:

 

5/26/15 TUESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with Retro Tuesday

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

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

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…

 

5/27/15 WEDNESDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM with DJ Bezera

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

 

5/28/15 THURSDAY

BFF.FM Night

9PM-1:30AM

Rotating DJs from local BFF.fm radio! This week: DJ Pizza Party (Donut Leave Us!)

Our beloved DJ Pizza Party is moving to NYC! Come get Emo with us as she spins her feels one last time and eat FREE PIZZA & DONUTS! Drown your sorrows!

Come support local community radio.

No Cover

 

5/29/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Tunes with Steven 6-9PM

DJ King Most

HIP-HOP & R&B, Electronic & Indie Jams & Classic Vibes

9PM-1:30AM

No Cover

 

5/30/15 SATURDAY

FringePop

The indie music video dance party is twice as nice & double the fun in the mission!

Want more Fringe in your life? Then this is the event for you! DJs Blondie K & subOctave spin all your favorite indie rock music videos plus the latest remixes causing a buzz on the dance floor.

http://www.fringesf.com/

DJs Blondie K & subOctave spin the best indie rock music videos all night from artists such as:

Empire of the Sun * Foster the People * Grimes * Phoenix * Capital Cities * Matt & Kim * CHVRCHES * Say Lou Lou * MSMR * Two Door Cinema Club * M83 * Cut Copy * Friendly Fires * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Robyn * La Roux * Passion Pit * Daft Punk * Marina and the Diamonds * San Cisco * The Naked and Famous * The Ting Tings * CSS * Ladyhawke * Chromeo * Yelle * LCD Soundsystem * Franz Ferdinand * MGMT * Miike Snow * Lykke Li * Dragonette * The Rapture * Holy Ghost! * The Strokes * Arcade Fire * Bloc Party * The Presets * Hey Champ * MNDR * Haim * Little Boots * Grouplove * Metric * Housse De Racket * Tegan & Sara * Icona Pop * The Killers * Ellie Goulding * Strange Talk * Metronomy * Atlas Genuis * Classixx * Yuksek * RAC * Many More!

Sign up on facebook and twitter for the latest news:

http://www.facebook.com/fringesf

http://www.twitter.com/fringesf

9pm-1:30am

NO COVER

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (including Carnaval Party)

Get ready to celebrate, Mission neighbors, Carnaval is this Sunday! Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multi-cultural celebration of music and culture from Latin American and Caribbean traditions on the West Coast. Pops is ready to join the party with DJ Slopoke & dj Sweater Funk throwing down party jams, samba, brazilian dance and funk from 3-9pm.

See what else is in store this week at POPS:

 

5/18/15 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…

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