The Coathangers (all the way from Atlanta) play Phono del Sol this weekend!

Here’s my favorite song from their latest album:

I first saw them about 3 years ago exactly, and I’ve seen them like 6 or 7 times since because they are one of the best bands right now to see live many many times.

They take the stage at 5:30pm, but as you can see, there’s a full lineup all afternoon


Phono del Sol takes place every summer at Potrero del Sol, a lovely little park in the far southeast corner of the Mission. Get tickets and more info here.

(Thee Oh Sees are playing too btw.)

Oh Sees (no more Thee?) headline Phono del Sol this week in the Mission

This will be my third time seeing them at Potrero del Sol, and I think I can safely say they’re the best band to see in that park.

Here’s animated GIF (made with Stilly) from the last time they played Potrero del Sol (also headlining a Phono del Sol):

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That’s pretty much what the show looks and feels like, although now they have two drummers! Here’s a newly released song from their forthcoming new album (and it goes pretty good with the Stilly):

Sure hope they play that one this weekend.

According to Pitchfork, they’ve dropped the Thee from their name, but that only makes them leaner and meaner. DO NOT MISS.

Check out the rest of the lineup (including the Coathangers!!!!) and the food truck lineup and get tickets here.

Ronnie Spector headlines this year’s Hard French pride party!

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We saw her at Burger Boogaloo a few years back and it was KILLER. Definitely go to this:

This forthcoming Pride Sunday, Hard French Presents invites you to keep it going for an incredibly special, pretty unbelievable, entirely magical Hard French▼ Los Homos.

Our 7th Annual Pride Party spills over this year with 1 Bruja block party, 2 stages, 6 clubs in 6 hours and one legendary performance featuring none other than the incomparable RONNIE SPECTOR and the THE RONETTES <3.

Sunday, June 25th! More info and tickets here.

(This year’s Boogaloo headliner is Iggy Pop btw.)

Get Loud & Local!


LOUD & Local is a weekly show on that highlights the best bands from the Bay Area…and now it’s also a rad monthly event! On the first Thursday of the month LOUD & Local presents a bar night to benefit, featuring awesome live bands and guest DJs at Pops Bar. This Thursday Loud and Local features Peggy Bunker and the Bunkmates- playing hip swinging surf rock as well as Oakland based vinyl DJs The B-Side Brujas spinning Souldies, Salsa, Funk, & Freestyle y mas!

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


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: