Debaser is back!


Let’s party like it’s 2008! (Which is when the Debaser party first started, I think.) Here’s the invite for this Saturday’s party, at the Knockout of course:

DJs Jamie Jams and Emdee return with more songs from a time when “alternative” meant “not mainstream.”

It’s like the best episode of 120 minutes or a good night on college radio circa 1993.

$10 / $5 adv.

FREE with FLANNEL before 10pm.
6pm-2am, 21+

***** JUST ADDED ****

Emo Happy Hour
w/ special guests Goonie Walsh and Douglock Slayton
(Make Me a Mixtape, Sadderday)

So dress up and get there early!

RSVP and invite your friends!

Girlpool and Buster Poindexter: Great Wednesday night shows 2 weeks in row at the Chapel

This Wednesday it’s the kinda quiet, kinda downbeat duo Girlpool. Watch a video and read this blurb:

Life has been a whirl for Girlpool since the release of their acclaimed 2015 debut Before the World Was Big. Shortly before the record came out, Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker relocated from their hometown of Los Angeles all the way across the country to Philadelphia, where they quickly became embedded in the local D.I.Y. scene. “Before BTWWB, I was just out of high school, living in my old neighborhood,” recalls Cleo Tucker. “Then we started touring in a way we’d never done before. I really started to experience the duality that was beginning to exist in my life: tour/not on tour.”After a chaotic and informative year spent floating around the East Coast, both bandmates moved home to California at the start of 2017.

Tickets and info here.

Next Wednesday it’s the loud loud loud, always upbeat ’80s superstar Buster Poindexter. Video and blurb:

Today, the words “blues” and “shouting” are, alas, inextricably linked, but what about the tradition of mellow blues crooners that extended through Charles Brown, Nat King Cole and, in their more romantic moments, Joe Williams and Ray Charles? “Buster Poindexter” (nee David Johansen) first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, with whom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol (with “Hot Hot Hot”). Yet with his big, deep, resonant voice, Buster Poindexter is most impressive as a crooner and occasional belter of ballads in the classic R&B tradition. His ongoing run affirms the point that however you know him, the artist known as Buster Poindexter, complete with his one-liners and longer comic monologues (not to mention his signature pompadour), is one of the most endearing and enduring entertainers currently trodding the boards in New York.

Tickets and info here.

Nice work, the Chapel! Their full calendar here.

If you ♥︎ the ’90s…


Our good pals North American Scum are representing the USA in a clash of titans at Rickshaw Stop later this month. They were killer as LCD Soundsystem (before LCD Soundsystem came back from the dead) and they were killer as Talking Heads and as part of a Prince vs. Bowie superband, so I can’t wait to see them as the entirety of the ’90s! (In the USA.)

Here’s the invite:

featuring live ’90s cover sets by North American Scum and Bang On
With DJ ZeroOne
9 pm
$10 adv/$12 doors
All Ages!

RSVP and invite your friends and get tickets!

Wednesday is the new Saturday

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Who doesn’t love a good mid week dance party?  We are so excited to announce what’s sure to be your new favorite party: Bad Squeaks & Love Sheets.  Local favorites DJ Pony P from PEACHES & DJ Baysik from Sazon Libre have joined forces to make your week more awesome.  Hip Hop, Rap, R&B all night from 9pm-2am this Wednesday at Pops Bar.

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


Wes Leslie, the Bedroom Player

Our pal Wes Leslie is bringing his “bedroom soul” act to the Mission this Wednesday evening! Here’s the invite:

Stripped Down Soul: Justin Farren, James Taugher, and Wes Leslie – Private Parlor Show at The Lost Church.

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:15pm
Tickets at
$10 in advance and $15 day of show online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.

Wes is on first so don’t be tardy. RSVP and invite your friends!

Case of the Mondays?


Pops Bar has the answer to the Monday Blues.  Pop’s own Jack Allen will be curating happy hour DJ sets to kick off your week with a pep in your step.  This week DJ Tylawave spins 60s soul, girl groups, garage and surf rock all on 45s.  Hop on Pops today!


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


8 hours of fun at the Make-Out Room this Friday

First it’s Cool As Fuck (named after the seminal Inspiral Carpets EP) for happy hour:


COOL AS FUCK! Happy Hour
with Raul, Kevin, and Liam spinning
classic & new indie, shoegaze, brit and more.

Friday 6-10pm
At the Make Out Room
3225 22nd St. SF

Arrive before 10pm to get in to LAST NITE – A 2000s Dance Party with no cover.

(RSVP and invite your friends!)

And then it’s Last Nite (named after the seminal Strokes single) til last call:


DJs Jamie Jams and Rocky bring you all the hits from a time when punks suddenly remembered how to dance.

It’s like we ate Pitchfork, stole your iPod and then rode off on your track bike.

$10, $5 adv.

(RSVP and invite your friends!)

8 hours of fun!!!

Make Me A Mixtape 2-year emoversary party


Here’s the plan:

Come celebrate the 2nd year anniversary of Make me a mixtape! We are bringing our whole vinyl collection. Let’s get weird.

We have a very special guest DJ for the ocassion: Jason Beebout from Samiam !

FREE as fuck. 21+

RSVP and invite your friends!

From the Screen to Your Stereo


This Saturday at Pops Bar is SADDERDAY, an emo, post punk and post hard core dance party! We will be celebrating New Found Glory’s 3-night stint at Slim’s.  New Found Glory are not only a cornerstone in the pop-punk scene but there are few bands out there that love both goofy and sincere covers more than them. With “From the Screen to Your Stereo” parts I & II as well as a smattering of other covers, we’ll be sharing some of our other favorite pop-punk, emo, and post-hardcore covers as well as the usual hits of yesterday and today. Join us!

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


Mars Needs Women


The future is female this Saturday at Pops Bar with local DJ Teemoney.  Check out her set featuring the ladies of hip hop, groove and house who steal the dance floor.  Get a sneak peak of the set she is spinning at Coachella at the Art Tent on 4/16.  Mars Needs Women and we need Teemoney!

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