Day of the Dead!

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This Monday at Pops Bar, come celebrate the lives that have passed the only way we know how: with Conversation, Music, Drink and Dance!

DJ Slopoke will be on deck playing memorable music for you to celebrate with ALL of your Loved ones. Enjoy face painting and food with all the proceeds going towards our friends at Friends of Precita!

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

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SMITHSFITS Halloween Saturday!

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Oh shit, Halloween is on a Saturday this year, so you know what that means . . . SMITHSFITS!!!

All SMITHS, All Misfits, ALL NIGHT
Costume contest at midnight, (all entries must be in by 11:45).
$5
9pm doors

And get there early for to buy one of these shirts!

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Check out all the details here.

Hot Chip is playing tonight and it’s not even sold out!

I'm really excited for Hot Chip later. Gonna do the Hot Chip dance all night!

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Tickets!

Nightmare on 24th Street!

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What else is there to think about this week but Halloween?!? Get the party started on Friday as your favorite latin dance party TROPICANA hits the decks at POPS BAR. Saturday kicks off with a very special halloween happy hour with Bdubs and the Playas. This SF born and raised band plays an eclectic mix of funk, blues & soul covers guaranteed to get you moving and shaking. DJ Sector keeps the party going with spooktacular dance jams all night.

What else is there to think about this week but Halloween?!? Get the party started on Friday as your favorite latin dance party TROPICANA hits the decks at POPS BAR. Saturday kicks off with a very special halloween happy hour with Bdubs and the Playas. This SF born and raised band plays an eclectic mix of funk, blues & soul covers guaranteed to get you moving and shaking. DJ Sector keeps the party going with spooktacular dance jams all night.

Check out the rest of this week’s line up at Pops Bar:

10/26/15 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, ALARM & GUESTS

PLAYS ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

10/27/15 TUESDAY

Trivia Tuesdays

Pops Quiz

$2 to play

8:30-10:30PM

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!!

MUSIC THERAPY

Electro-Cumbia Breaks, Hip Hop, Nu Latin Beats

10PM-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

10/28/15 WEDNESDAY

Benezra Tergis

Happy Hour 6-9pm with Benezra Tergis and friends playing live latin sounds with keyboards, percussion and vocal guests.

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.

Email: tom@popssf.com

No Cover

21 UP

 

10/29/15 THURSDAY

BFF.FM Night

9PM-1:30AM

Rotating DJs from local BFF.fm radio! This week: Cosmic Amanda

Join DJ Cosmic Amanda for a night of Disco, Funk, Afrobeat and other danceable delights.

Come support local community radio.

No Cover

 

10/30/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9pm with DJ Boogaloo Souldog spinning 60s-70s soul, funk and groove all on 45s

TROPICANA HALLOWEEN
9PM-2AM

with DJ Mr. Lucky & DJ Santero

the latin themed dance party!

No Cover

21 UP

 

10/31/15 SATURDAY

Bdubs and The Playas & Noel Rokswel

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

SF born band with an eclectic mix of funk, blues & soul covers

https://m.facebook.com/bdubsandtheplayas

https://www.reverbnation.com/noelrokswel

POPS SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN BASH

with DJ SEKTOR

Join us for a spooky good time on the dance floor!

9PM-1:30AM

No Cover

 

11/1/15 SUNDAY

5-10PM

Spill The Wine

CUMBIA * CHICANO ROCK * LATIN SOUL * BOOGALOO

DJs Vinnie Esparza, Guillermo & Slopoke

No Cover

21 UP

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

What’s the best song for when you’re crossing the Golden Gate Bridge back into SF?

Yesterday I was headed home from a lunch in Larkspur, and I’d popped in my CD of “Gold” by the Fucking Am (the supergroup made up of members of the Fucking Champs and Trans Am)… and as we were going through the Robin Williams Tunnel, the hand claps at the start of ”Doing Research for An Autobiography” began, and the first guitar lick came just as the Golden Gate Bridge came into view. And it was a gorgeous sunny day, and the song lasted us right up till we hit our first stoplight on Lombard back in the city, and I said, “I think that might be the best song ever for driving across the Golden Gate Bridge.”

Think it over:

I bet Frisco Here I Come would be pretty good too.

Sadderday SF Halloween at Pop’s!

[Editor's note: This is Pop's Bar's weekly entertainment calendar, as usual, but they're getting rid of the "Music for the Mission" headline. Don't be alarmed.]

Nowhere else does Halloween like San Francisco. In fact many of you have been constructing this years costume since 11/1/14. So we are stretching out the party as long as we can starting this Friday with a very emo SADDERDAY SF HALLOWEEN. DJs Kevin Kannibal and Ashley Suicide help you relive your youth playing all your favorite emo, pop-punk, screamo and post-hardcore songs all night.

And because like most of us, SADDERDAY loves Halloween, they’re hosting a COSTUME CONTEST!

Dress up goth or emo, as Gerard Way or Conor Oberst, or whatever you want. There’s a CASH PRIZE, so dress to impress.

Check out the rest of this week’s line up at Pops Bar:

 

10/19/15 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, ALARM & GUESTS

PLAYS ORIGINALS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES

AND CLOSE RELATIVES OF YOUR FAVORITE

MOTOWN SONGS…

 

10/20/15 TUESDAY

Trivia Tuesdays

Pops Quiz

$2 to play

8:30-10:30PM

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!!

MUSIC THERAPY

Electro-Cumbia Breaks, Hip Hop, Nu Latin Beats

10PM-1:30am

No Cover

21 UP

 

10/21/15 WEDNESDAY

Spike’s Live Piano Karaoke

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

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.

Email: tom@popssf.com

No Cover

21 UP

 

10/22/15 THURSDAY

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

BFF.FM Night

9PM-1:30AM

Rotating DJs from local BFF.fm radio! This week: ZeroOne

Dance party featuring the best of New Wave, Post-Punk & Synth-Pop.

Come support local community radio.

No Cover

 

10/23/15 FRIDAY

Happy Hour 6-9pm with DJ Billy Z

SADDERDAY SF HALLOWEEN
9PM-2AM

an emo/pop punk/indie/electro dance party

Dress to impress. Halloween Costume Contest!

No Cover

21 UP

 

10/24/15 SATURDAY

Patch & Rita

Happy Hour Entertainment 6-9PM

Who could resist this dynamic duo, with their sonorous adventures into the deserts of early 20th century songwriting? If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some rootsy boot-stompin’ tunes about whiskey and cheatin’ women, then this is your place. Patch & Rita throw down some tunes like this coast has never seen, and you’ll leave stomping your feet, we promise.

ALL 80s EVERYTHING: DANCE PARTY

ALL VINYL / ALL NIGHT

Curated Dance music of the 80s: Funk, Boogie, new wave, pop, r&b, rap, house, reggae, New 80s edits, and Dance Jams influenced by the 80s

DJ Boom Bostic

9PM-1:30AM

No Cover

 

POPS BAR

2800 24th Street @ York

San Francisco, CA 94110

www.popssf.com

‘Frisco Here I Come’ by Lou Johnson

Last night, about to fly home after a week in another city, I picked one of my Spotify playlists at random as I boarded the plane, and JUST as we finished taxiing and the engines revved, this song came on:

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

Looking for your neighborhood place with good people and good times? Join the family over at Pops Bar. Get to know our cast of characters from our friendly bar staff to our talented local musicians and DJs. Remember, a good night of drinking is all about taking risks. So take a chance and make tonight one you will remember, we’ll keep the drinks flowing till you get here.

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

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Why you should go to Eighty-Five Song Happy Hour on Wednesday evening

First of all, the poster art is a remix of a Psychedelic Furs album cover:

And here, DJ Nick Pal explains what’s special about this month’s edition:

RSVP and invite your friends!

Typatone, a musically and visually awesome way to send or publish a message

Built by Mission resident (and dance hero) Jono Brandel (aka Jonobr1), and launched just 37 minutes ago, Typatone is the tightest. Give it a try at your earliest convenience.