Almost exactly two years ago, a Beastie Boys cover band from Texas or something came through SF and played a set at the Knockout. They were okay, but the real star of the show was DJ Jamie Jams of Debaser, who opened and closed the proceedings with selections from his exhaustive collection of songs famously sampled by the Beasties. This Friday, he does it again.
Plus, the American Tripps crew has some other reasons for a Beastie Boys party:
We’re doing our first party in NYC later this month (May 31st) at PIPS in Williamsburg, so we thought what better way to get in gear than with a BEASTIE BOYS NIGHT right here in SF? No sleep ’til Brooklyn!!!!!
So we booked the award-winning DJ JAMIE JAMS of Debaser (’90s night) and Last Nite (’00s night) fame, and he’s spent the last few days putting together the perfect Beasties-themed set, full of hits by the boys themselves as well as lots of the songs whose *samples* provide the backbone for many of the most beloved Beastie jams.
And then we booked special guest bartender JAY BEAMAN (of Dear Mom and Thieves Tavern), and he’ll be slinging Beasties-themed drink specials!!!!!!! (Including BRASS MONKEYS and A BOTTLE OF CHATEAU NEUF DE PAPE!)
Into it! Click here to RSVP and invite your friends, and listen to some tracks Jamie’s thrown up on the wall as a preview!
I’m sorry but ping pong is my favorite thing (other than blogging), so brace yourself:
Good news if you’re already tired of ping pong and bowling! Eater SF reports:
[T]he neighborhood is now scheduled to get a mini-golf course, Urban Putt. Spearheaded by former CNET and PC World editor Steve Fox, the 18-hole course will be housed in the long-vacant former mortuary at 22nd and South Van Ness, and is scheduled to feature a 70-seat restaurant with upscale comfort-food fare from a “well-known restaurant group” and a cocktail program by the Bon Vivants.
Look for it in 2014. Read on for further details.
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The original Singin’ & Pingin’ at Z Space last summer drew a crowd of almost 700, and it was probably the mot epic party I’ve ever seen. The holiday edition at Rickshaw Stop (Singin’ & Pingin’ 2) wasn’t quite as packed, but it was nearly as epic. Turns out singing and pinging go together like drinking and dancing. Who knew?
Here’s the official invite to Singin’ & Pingin’ 3:
Everywhere we go, people ask, “WHEN IS THE NEXT SINGIN’ & PINGIN’???” Well, the next SINGIN’ & PINGIN’ is here, folks! And it’s gonna be at the world-famous VERDI CLUB in San Francisco’s Mission District!
DJ Purple’s DANCE KARAOKE mission is going strong at venues around the city and the region, but it’s gonna be an outright SPECTACLE thanks to the big stage — and huge dance floor — at Verdi. Start perusing the songbook (http://djpurple.com/) now, so you’re good and ready when the time comes!
Add to that a couple of ping pong tables and a couple crates of paddles — plus a full bar and the best group of partygoers in town — and we’re in business!
The SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League‘s been going strong all through the winter at Dear Mom, but now spring is here and the league’s numbers have grown quite a bit, so they’re moving to the big, enclosed, heated barn at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Here’s the deal:
The SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League has a new season starting up next week. It’ll be every Monday for six Mondays in a row, this time in the big (enclosed, heated) barn at SoMa StrEat Food Park!!! Beer, wine, sangria — and *tons* of food trucks to choose from.
Form a team, join up, meet the other leaguers, make lifelong friendships, fall in love, perfect your ping pong skills, look forward to Mondays for the first time in your life, eat lots of good street food, win big prizes at the championship, etc., etc., etc., repeat, repeat, repeat! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [link]
Here’s a look inside the barn: