7-Aug-2019 (Wed)
Wherein we've got live music!

Some super exciting news! We now have a monthly local live music showcase! This has been made possible by the generosity of a friend of the club who is partly subsidizing these events, thus making it possible for us to pay the bands well and also not lose money on the project.


  • Wed, Aug 28: Chaki is a funk alien wizard from Outer Space. With his unique take on electro funk, he has brought his weird stage show to festivals on earth and shared the stage with like minded weirdos Peelander Z, El Vez, Bob Log Iii, Metalachi, Captured By Robots and the Oingo Boingo Dance Party. Rolling Stone said he is "like Prince except not sexy and much fatter".

  • Wed, Sep 11: Hot Laundry are a nonstop, maximum garage-soul and roll dance party the likes you haven't seen John Waters' first foray into teenage delinquency. They love P90's, fuzz boxes, cranked tweeds and tremelo on everything! Rock N Roll lets go... Down N Dirty Soul... Stomp/Surf/Beat... and Sonic Delta Blues! They eat fire! They wrestle gators! They lick flag poles!

  • Wed, Oct 2: Sick Pigeon is an original punk band formed and rooted in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. The band was built on friendship, frustration, and an undying love for punk music. It could be said that Sick Pigeon is what happens when you mix an Ecuadorian street punk with a giant heart, a Bay Area native born & bred on California punk, and a Midwesterner with a passion for classic punk and an Italian who's a gypsy at heart. In Sick Pigeon, they blend their influences, defying genres and trends, simply doing what feels and sounds good to them; with elements of cumbia, reggae and ska taking the forefront at times. A 4-piece band at it's core, Sick Pigeon often adds a horn section for it's high-energy live sets.

We would love to expand this series to more than one day a month, and that is certainly a possibility.... if you show up! (Or if we find a second sponsor.) Support your local live entertainment!

But wait, that's not all!

Just announced, on Fri, Sep 20 we have Halou, with an album release party for their first album in a decade. Halou first performed at DNA Lounge way back in 2002!

You may also know them by their alter ego, Stripmall Architecture, who last headlined here in 2013.

They are absolutely fantastic, and you shouldn't miss this.

Next up!

Kristeen Young is doing a three night residency for her record release, on Wednesdays Oct 9, Oct 16, and Oct 23.

    If Tori Amos had been raised as a feral child, she might have sounded a bit like Kristeen Young. Like Amos, Young has a broad vocal range and embraces the piano as her musical instrument, but there's a wildly aggressive emotional energy in her work, as well as an intelligently transgressive mindset that marks her as a true original. She has released seven studio albums and has collaborated with Brian Molko of Placebo, Morrissey, David Bowie and Dave Grohl, producer Tony Visconti and the Damned.

Then we've also got:

Danger: Sat Sep 7
In a rare Saturday main room live show!
That really is a lot of great live music coming up, people.

I know we've been doing a lot of dubstep lately, but remember that we do all kinds of stuff here. Being all over the map is sort of our mission statement. I hope that some of this is to your liking!

10 Responses:

  1. Goblin!

    such a pity I'm temporary stuck on the wrong end of the world

    • reboots says:

      Permanently stuck in Texas, here. Goblin came through a couple of years back. They gave an excellent and awesome show!

  2. andrew says:

    This is dynamite, thank you! We need more shows like this in SF.

  3. phuzz says:

    Is collaborating with Morrissey really the sort of thing you want to advertise these days?

  4. Patrick says:

    Is there a way to subscribe to the local showcase? Like, I'll give you my info and you can charge me for two tickets and email me each time?

    • jwz says:

      I think the Green Card is exactly what you need: $15/month, admission for 2 to any event before 10pm.

      That plus our weekly mailing should take care of business.

      • Patrick says:

        Oh damn. You should charge more for that, especially given that I just said I'd be interested in 20$/mo for just this one event. I'll put my money where my mouth is here.

        What's the situation with these cards on sold-out events? If there's someone I really want to see I would much rather additionally buy tickets vs. trust my luck.

        • jwz says:

          We will of course gleefully take your money at a higher level too!

          As to all the what-ifs, "we'll burn that bridge when we come to it." Honestly these cards aren't getting a lot of use, so it hasn't been an issue. If we should be lucky enough to see them become incredibly popular, we may need to adjust the rules. But since it's a monthly subscription rather than annual or something, we have the option to do that.

          • Andrew says:

            Get the Gold card. Two drinks included at every event! Plus it’s gold, so you can claim some sort of privilege.