The Coathangers are playing tonight at Rickshaw Stop!

They’re possibly the best live band in rock ‘n’ roll right now. Do not miss.

Here’s the official blurb:

If you’re familiar with The Coathangers then you probably know the Atlanta group’s premise. The story goes that four young women decided to start a band for the sole purpose of being able to hang out and play parties. They weren’t going to let the fact that none of them knew how to play any instruments get in the way of their having a good time. The backstory certainly added to the charm of early songs like “Nestle In My Boobies” and “Stop Stomp Stompin’”–songs that resided somewhere between no-wave’s caustic stabs of dissonance and garage rock’s primal minimalism. In the seven years since their formation, The Coathangers have released a slew of records and toured across North America and Europe countless times. The persistence of such a casual endeavor is a testament to the infectious quality of their songs and the electric nature of their unruly live show.

Read more and get tickets here!

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (is Pop’s big all-day anniversary party!)

This Saturday Pops is celebrating 2 Anniversaries: 79 Years in San Francisco & the 1 Year Anniversary since re-opening with the Music for the Mission line up. For all the people, dogs, staff, musicians, DJs, donors, entertainers who helped make our first year such a success, Pops is hosting a huge 10 HOUR CELEBRATION with 13 resident musicians & DJs. Join the Pops family!



Take a look back at the history of POPS:

The History of Pop’s

Pop’s Clubhouse 2830-32 24th Street

Prior to 1934

Rumor has it that Pops ran the Clubhouse, during Prohibition where alcohol was served but the exact date can’t be confirmed.

However we do have confirmation of him as a bootlegger


Carl Joseph Saxsenmeier AKA: POPS


POPS sold to Jack Pryal


Jerry (POPS) & Jack (Son) O’Connor,

Got married sold the bar. Got divorced opened up the New Hearth on Geary


Charlie Leahy

Sold the bar when he married the daughter of the owners of St. Francis Fountain.


“Red” Volkelee/ Vokmeyer , & Albert Beurgelson


Bob & Connie Griffin & Jacqueline Griffin


moved to 2800 24th Street


The Castillo Family

1985- 1994

Bradlee J Fitzgerald

Changed the name to Pop’s Bar


Frances Prieto


Malia Spanyol & Harmony Urmston


Michael Spike Krouse & Tom Tierney

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


Afternoon party at El Rio tomorrow to support upstart local politicians Broke-Ass Stuart and Tom Temprano

Here’s the invite:

The Grand Ole’ Party – A Benefit Show for Broke-Ass Stuart & Tom Temprano

Donald Trump got you down? Ted Cruz have you feeling nauseous? Well ignore all that bad hair and support a couple local politicians who are running for office to show that democracy isn’t dead here in San Francisco.

Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart) and Tom Temprano have been huge supporters of music, art and culture here in SF for years and are the type of people we want to see calling the shots in City Hall and at City College. Come see some of the Bay’s best bands on the patio at El Rio and support these two guys in their quest to make San Francisco a better place.

The Grand Ole’ Party – A Benefit Show for Broke-Ass Stuart & Tom Temprano
Saturday, September 19th
Doors @ 2pm
Show 3pm-8pm
El Rio (3158 Mission St @ Precita)
$10-$20 suggested donation

w/ music from
Terry Malts
Planet Booty
Double Duchess

& Djs
Jamie Jams
Chi Chi

You can learn more about their campaigns & donate even if you cant make it by hopping to their websites –

Stuart Schuffman for Mayor

Tom Temprano for College Board

RSVP and invite your partisans!

New Social Studies record comes out tomorrow!

Despite all the changes ravaging the city, at least we’ve still got our pals Social Studies making new records!  It’s been a while since we heard from these folks, but apparently they were hard at work the whole time crafting sweet, sweet melodies.

Have a listen to the new album here, or do yourself a favor and buy the whole thing here!

Live piano karaoke tonight at Pop’s!

Here’s a new one. I remember people used to talk about that piano bar in Oakland called the Alley, and how you could sing songs from a songbook of all kinds of old standards, and sometimes Tom Waits would show up and do something. Maybe this will be like that?

[via Pop's on Facebook]

Celebrate’s 2nd anniversary with Future Twin and others tonight at Brick and Mortar!

RSVP and invite your BFFs!

Music for the Mission: This week at Pop’s (Pop’s 1st *and* 79th anniversaries, coming soon)

We’re gearing up for a big anniversary bash coming up on Saturday, September 26th. While Pops is celebrating it’s 79th Year in San Francisco, we’re celebrating 1 Year of our Music for the Mission line up. In the next couple of weeks come out and celebrate the best of Pops entertainment leading up to a huge 10 HOUR CELEBRATION on the 26th. It’s been a great year for us in the mission and we couldn’t do it without you!


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


9/14/15 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


9/15/15 TUESDAY

Trivia Tuesdays

Pops Quiz
$2 to play

Join us every Tuesday of the month and test your wits at Pops trivia night “POP’s Quiz” where your brain may get stump on categories such as Pop’s culture, Sports, Movies, Music and more, with little snippets of audio and visual effects too! It starts at 7:00pm ends at 10:00pm. So come on in for some good ole fashion competition and a night of drinking with the crew! It is a 2 dollar cover and winner gets the pot!! so tell friends and family because the more peeps the steeper the cash prize is!!


Electro-Cumbia Breaks, Hip Hop, Nu Latin Beats

No Cover
21 UP



Spike’s Live Piano Karaoke

Every 3rd Wednesday 7-10pm with Karl on the Keys



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


9/17/15 THURSDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with DJ Sektor spinning Retro Thursday

BFF.FM Night


Rotating DJs from local radio! This week: Pops Anniversary Jam!

Come support local community radio.

No Cover


9/18/15 FRIDAY

Cult of Choice

A night dedicated to those of us who turn the music up unreasonably loud in our own living rooms just to feel the vibration, who stand feet from the stage attempting to understand how the guitar player gets that sound, who travel to places around the world because of the music that was born there, who connect with music as their own unique form of worship.

We have many a musical cult to choose from, and every 3rd Friday, we do our best to honor them all. From T.Rex to Tinariwen, John Holt to Howlin’ Wolf, Baris Manco to Merle Haggard, Ann Peebles to Arthur Russell, Rza to Ranking Dread, Fania to Fela.

Cult of Choice is hosted by a ragtag group of record collectors and music appreciators with the sole intention of sharing music with you. So come listen, dance, and even talk to us! We’d love to tell you all about who you’re listening to.

This Week
Record Selections by LP, Lord Cromwell, & casias
Live hiphop performance by Brothers Amor & Karen Less

No Cover
21 UP


9/19/15 SATURDAY


Join us for the first

an emo/pop punk/scremo/electro dance party
DJ Kevin Kannibal and Ashley Suicide

Get ready to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. We’ll have a bathroom photobooth for your next profile pic, a wall for posting emotional updates, and a costume contest for the best scenester. Expect 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!
No Cover
21 UP

2800 24th Street @ York
San Francisco, CA 94110

Reminder: DJ Purple’s songbook is *not* a high school yearbook

But haha nevertheless!

DJ Purple‘s world-famous “Dance Karaoke” party happens tonight (and every Thursday night) at Slate Bar here in the Mission! Peruse the dance-oriented songbook here.

[via Matt]

In case you missed Dominant Legs’ triumphant return last month, they’re playing again this weekend

At last month’s show at the Knockout, they didn’t take the stage until after midnight on a weeknight, and it seemed like a lot of working-stiff types didn’t stick around.

The band is a little different since the hiatus (as explained in this Examiner article), but it’s still Dominant Legs and it still rules.

And they’re playing this Saturday at the 20th Street Block Party! And it’s during the day! And it’s free! Here’s the lineup:

RSVP and invite your friends (and buy VIP tickets if you’re fancy).

CONTEST: Win tickets to Willis Earl Beal at the Swedish American Hall this Friday!

In case you weren’t aware, the Mission-based folks at Noise Pop have taken over booking duties at Market Street’s historic Swedish American Hall, and they’re doing a lot of cool stuff. (I saw Little Wings there a couple weeks back and it was tiiiiiight.)

This Friday, Willis Earl Beal is playing, and he’s got a new album out, and here’s a song from it:

To win a pair of tickets, leave an interesting Willis Earl Beal factoid in the comments section below. Winner will be decided based on merit, and notified asap. Contest ends this Wednesday at 6pm.