DJ Wam Bam Ashleyanne returns to American Tripps tonight at Pop’s!

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That’s a pic I took of Wam Bam Ashleyanne the night she deejayed our first ever American Tripps Halloween party, at the Secret Alley way back in 2011. It was one of the best parties ever!

Tonight she returns (for the first time in a while) to American Tripps (the “Berlin-style” ping pong night), which is now every Monday night at Pop’s, and it sounds like it’s gonna be a fun one:

I’m bringing only jammers tonight, spanning 60′s Soul & R&B hipshakers, French Psych stompers, and even some good time favorites like The Mummies, The Okmoniks, Tullycraft, and more! It’s a trash bag full of goodness!

RSVP and invite your friends!

Thank you, San Francisco!


We were pleasantly surprised to see Pops Bar a couple of times in SFWEEKLY’s BEST OF SF 2016 Readers Poll. Thank you to all who voted our Bacon Bloody Mary as the best Bloody Mary in San Francisco! Pops Bar Trivia Tuesday was also voted Best Trivia Night. Definitely worth a shout out, local favorite radio won best radio station. You can catch DJs at Pops Bar every Thursday night. Thank you San Francisco for voting for us, we think YOU ARE THE BEST!

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


Pops Pups





Take a break from your day and enjoy a moment of adorable brought to you by Pops Bar. Not to brag, but we’re pretty sure we have the best looking four-legged patrons around town. Bring your pup to Pops and see for yourself!

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Emo Karaoke is back!


What’s better then karaoke in the mission? Why EMO KARAOKE of course! Start warming up your vocal chords and get ready to singalong to your favorite emo, pop-punk, and screamo songs this Saturday! Check out a list of some of the songs we have for you to sing.

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Dave Chappelle’s tribute to Prince, here in the Mission late last night

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He was doing one of his short-notice late-night sets, this time at the Chapel. The Chronicle was on the scene:

Chappelle ended up dedicating much of the four-hour show to Prince, sharing stories of how his sister introduced him to the funky music, how he was finally introduced to Prince in real life and how much he respected Prince’s fight to protect the rights of musicians and artists.

Backed by a band, Chappelle’s set was as much as a musical tribute as it was a laugh fest. He often encouraged the band to keep jamming since he believed they could “say more with music than I could ever say … all I have are pussy jokes left anyway.”

Martin Luther McCoy, a San Francisco singer who wore a black shirt that read “Purple Reign,” provided vocals for the night. He and the band performed a medley of Prince hits including sing-alongs like “Kiss” and “Nothing Compares 2 U,” during which Chappelle often had his head bowed. At one point, just after 3 a.m., Chappelle unsheathed a shiny tambourine that bore the “Artist Formerly Known as Prince” symbol.

Read on.

[Photo by m__nolia]

Two places to go twice this weekend

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First, the Victoria Theater on 16th Street. (You’ve never been inside, and now’s your chance!) The SF International Film Festival is on for the next couple weeks, and this Saturday there are two great looking events:

  1. At 2pm they’re honoring Ellen Burstyn and then screening Requiem for A Dream!
  2. Then at 6pm it’s a new Greta Gerwig movie!

Next, over to Rickshaw Stop in Hayes Valley sort of. Great stuff all weekend:

  1. Saturday night it’s the Sheer Mag concert everybody’s been talking about!
  2. Sunday night brings the return of the Karaoke Underground from Austin! (Pictured.)

Have fun, everybody!

Why go all the way to Coachella to see LCD Soundsystem when you can “see LCD Soundsystem” right here in the Mission in a couple weeks??

And sure they’ll be at Outside Lands in August, but that shit costs like $7,000 too.

Here’s the deal with this party:

*****************I’M LOSING MY EDGE******************
“LCD Soundsystem” vs. Everything They Mention in “Losing My Edge”

Starring North American Scum (the band) as the band

With DJs TRISTES TROPIQUES, NUTZEFFEKT and NICK PAL as Can, Captain Beefheart, Suicide, Larry Levan, the Beach Boys, all the Modern Lovers tracks, Niagra, every seminal Detroit techno hit, Yaz, This Heat, Pere Ubu, Nation of Ulysses, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Royal Trux, 10cc, Eric B. and Rakim, Gil Scott Heron, etc., etc., etc

• Special “First Guy Playing Daft Punk to the Rock Kids” DJ set before the band
• Special “The Sonics… The Sonics… The Sonics… The Sonics…” DJ set after the band
• Plenty of dance floor
• That uncomparable VERDI CLUB VIBE
• Berlin-style ping pong action all night long

RSVP and invite your friends!

And get advance tickets if you want!

Record Store Day is tomorrow, what’s happening in the Mission?

1.) 1-2-3-4 Go! (on Valencia) looks pretty good:

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2.) Thrillhouse (way out Mission) has some bands and BBQ:


April 16th is Record Store Day and we’re throwing a big ol’ party at Thrillhouse. Thrillhouse will be opening at 9am and offering free coffee and doughnuts. We will have all those dumb record store day records plus lots of rare and collectable records we’re saving for Record Store Day. And at 2pm we’re going to have this awesome show!!! CCR HEADCLEANER, NEUTRALS, DARK BEACH, TEENAGE SEX, and SKIN DEEP are all playing!!! Show up around noon if you want to get in on the free BBQ we’ll be cooking up.

RSVP and invite your friends

3.) Explorist International (on 24th Street) is partyin:


4.) Aquarius (on Valencia) has donuts and beer:

Just reminding everybody that this year’s Record Store Day – when we celebrate & support the continued existence of independent record shops like aQuarius – is coming up real soon. So please come to the shop that Saturday, April 16th, to hang out and eat donuts (or drink beer, later in the day) and of course buy all kinds of stuff, whether it be one (or more, probably more!) of the limited edition RSD releases we’ll be getting in, or just a cd or lp you find in our bins that day that strikes your fancy… Thanks for the support!!

5.) There’s also Originals Vinyl (at 18th and Treat) but I can seem to find any announcements about what they’re planning.

Sean Rawls from Still Flyin’ performing his own band’s song at karaoke last Friday

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With a little help from DJ Purple of course. Watch:

Seriously, how awesome is that, performing YOUR OWN SONG at karaoke? (Great backing vocalist back there too.)

Now please read my review of “Love Both Sides” (the song in question) from a few weeks back.

An evening of ignorant party rap!


This Saturday at Pops Bar! If that poster art doesn’t have you convinced, here’s a blurb about the DJ:

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.

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