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QOTSA to Perform at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Music Events, Nightlife | Posted on 05-04-2014

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There may be no band on the scene right now representing for rock ‘n roll in its purest form any better than Southern California rockers Queens of the Stone Age. The group (which rose from the ashes of the Palm Beach Desert Rock scene of which front-man Josh Homme’s old band, Kyuss, were major players) has been at it for over 15 years, and is currently in as good of form as ever, touring in support of their recent critically acclaimed record, Like Clockwork. The record sees QOTSA refining their sound to a tightly-melodic hard rock sensibility sure to delight fans new and old, and is generally considered to be one of the best rock albums to be released in recent years.

Homme and company will be bringing their unique brand of driving, melodic, groove-oriented hard rock to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Thursday, April 17. You can expect plenty of jams from the new record, in addition to top favorites from throughout the bands discography. The band’s newly renovated lineup sees them in tip-top shape, and Homme is currently in rare form, with a fresh and focused perspective on the heels of a serious health care that sidelined him in 2010. 2014 is prime-time to see QOTSA in concert, and we strongly suggest you check out the show whether you are a big fan of the band or just want to see some great live hard rock music.

The show will start at 7:30 PM, and QOTSA will be supported by opening act Warpaint. For more information on the concert and to purchase tickets, please click here.

For the skinny on the San Francisco nightlife scene, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

 

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib at 1015 Folsom

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Music Events, Nightlife | Posted on 23-03-2014

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There will be only one place to be for lovers of great underground hip-hop in San Francisco this Thursday, March 27th, and that is at 1015 Folsom for a performance by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. The somewhat unlikely pairing of emcee and producer will be performing in support of their recent collaborative release, Pinata, released on March 18th, 2014. The album features a star-studded list of guests, including such hip-hop staples as Raekwon, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Scarface, Ab-Soul, Casey Veggies, and Mac Miller, and was preceded by three Madlib/Gibbs EPs released over 2012 and 2013.

If you need to know more about the artists to be performing, Freddy Gibbs is part of a new generation of street-oriented rappers, having been produced by such top hip-hop beatmakers as Red Spyda, Just Blaze, Buckwild, The Alchemist, Polow Da Don, and Collipark. The Gary, Indiana native is known for bringing a grit and grime to the game which has faded in recent years, while still maintaining a modernist appeal. Madlib is one of the top hip-hop producers of all time, having worked with such top-notch artists as Erykah Badu, J Dilla, MF Doom, Snoop Dogg, and many more.

For more information on the event and to purchase early-bird tickets, please click here.

If you want the skinny on the San Francisco Nightlife scene, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl 2014

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Drink Events, Holiday Events, Nightlife | Posted on 10-03-2014

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We all know that if there is one holiday that personifies drinking culture more than any other, it is St. Patrick’s Day, so what better way to spend the Irish holiday than with a bar crawl? That is just what we suggest you do for 2014 with the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl, going down this March 15th in San Francisco. Over 1,500 people joined in for the crawl last year, meaning that this should be a pretty major event and one that you will not want to miss if you love St. Patrick’s Day mirth

Wristbands are to be picked up at Circa after 1:00 PM, and the crawl starts at 2:00 and runs until 6:00. Participating bars include Eastside West, Cornet Club, Stock and Trade, KT’s, and of course Circa. There will be drink specials at all participating bars for those with wristbands, including $5 Jameson at Eastside West, $3 Heinekens or Bud Lights at Cornet Club, $5 Whiskey Gingers at Stock and Trade, and $2 10 ounce draft beers at KT’s. There will also be an after party at Eastside West for the revelers who are still going, featuring high-energy music from popular Bay Area DJ Traviswild. For more info and to purchase tickets in advance, please click here.

If you want the lowdown on the nightlife in San Francisco, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

 

Other Minds Festival Coming Up

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Festivals, Music Events, Nightlife | Posted on 26-02-2014

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If you live in the Bay Area and love avant-garde music, there is no better opportunity to see the compositions of some of the top of avant-garde composers working today in concert than at the Other Minds Festival which will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2014 at the SF Jazz Center.

Other Minds is now in its 19th year, and it is one of the country’s longest-running and most relevant avant-garde music events. Each year, nine composers display some of their best work for discerning Bay Area fans of cutting-edge avant-garde composition.

This particular festival, unlike past installments, will feature all Bay Area composers, making it a unique event and one you will not want to miss if you take pride in local Bay Area music. The featured composers will include Mark Applebaum, John Bischoff, Donald Buchla, Joseph Byrd, Charles Celeste Hutchins, Myra Melford, Roscoe Mitchell, Wendy Reid, and John Schott, and their music will be performed by such excellent musicians as Alan Zimmerman (percussion), Sarah Cahill (piano), the Del Sol String Quartet, Dan Seamus (bass), John Hanes (drums), Tom Dambly (trumpet), and J.D. Parran, Vinny Golia, & Scott Robinson (bass saxophones).

For more information on the festival, including a complete program, and to purchase tickets, please check out the official website for the event.

If you want the skinny on the San Francisco nightlife scene, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

 

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Big Lebowski Party on Saturday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Drink Events, Festivals, Nightlife | Posted on 13-02-2014

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There are few movies in the history of cinema which have had the kind of cultural impact, particularly among the counterculture set, as The Big Lebowski. The film, which really needs no introduction, stars Jeff Bridges as “The Dude”; an eclectic, White Russian-drinking fellow who likes to bowl and marches to the beat of his own drummer.

Although the film is set in Los Angeles, it is a decidedly California-as-a-whole affair, meaning Northern California cats get down with The Dude too. This is evidenced by the Big Lebowski Party which has been taking place in San Francisco for over a decade, now on its 11th year. The event will be going down at 518 Valencia Gallery this year on the day after Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 15th.

The party will start at 8 PM, and will include things you would generally expect at a Big Lebowski affair, including plenty of White Russians, a Lebowski costume contest, and a 35mm screening of the classic Coen brothers film at midnight. It is $12 to get in and a 21+ event.

I don’t know that there is any film that much better exemplifies the Party Travel Hotspots aesthetic than The Big Lebowski, meaning you will definitely see us there getting our Dude on with our fellow SF Lebowski fanatics! Don’t miss it, and don’t forget where you got the inside scoop: PTH’s San Francisco Lowdown.

For more information on the San Francisco nightlife, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

 

SF Beer Week 2014 Approaches

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Drink Events, Food Events, Nightlife | Posted on 02-02-2014

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Anyone who knows craft beer knows that Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and the West Coast in general are the original hubs for American craft beer culture. It is only fitting that one of the countries best craft brew events, SF Beer Week, would be held in San Francisco.

From February 7th through 16th, the San Francisco Brewer’s Guild will be presenting SF Beer Week 2014, a veritable beer extravaganza taking place at various venues throughout the city. Not only will there be an opportunity to try out just about any  style of  beer imaginable, but there will also be meet and greets and discussions  with prominent brewers, food pairing events, demos, and educational classes on beer and brewing.

Check out the official website for SF Beer Week 2014 for a full listing of events, participating breweries, and more.

For information on the nightlife scene in San Francisco, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

“Lost & Found” Every Tuesday at Make-Out Room

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Music Events, Nightlife | Posted on 08-12-2013

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So often, when you hear the term “soul party” you automatically expect a night of rousing ’60s and ’70s jams to get your groove on and dance to. This is where “Lost & Found,” a different type of soul party held every Tuesday night at happening SF hotspot the Make-Out comes into play. Rather than a night of funky and uptempo soul jams, stalwart Bay Area DJs Lucky and Primo spin slow and sexy soul all night.

You can expect to hear some really rare dusty old vinyl cuts as these guys are not messing around when it comes to their collection. If you really love great vintage vinyl, soul music, and a kickback vibe, this is an event which is definitely for you. One of the best things about it, on top of everything else, is that it is free so you can save your money for drinks. Come on out and slow dance to Lost & Found next Tuesday at the Make-Out room and you are sure to have a great time if you are a true music lover or simply enjoy a night out on the town in a chill atmosphere.

For more information on San Francisco nightlife, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

 

 

“Nightlife” at California Academy of Sciences

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Nightlife | Posted on 14-11-2013

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It is not everyday that you get to experience science, nature, creatures, drinking, music, and mingling among fellow curious San Franciscans all under one roof, but the California Academy of Sciences is making this happen every Thursday with their weekly “Nightlife” event. The event features a different theme every week and gives you a glimpse into the newest and most interesting projects of both CAA students and faculty and the San Francisco intellectual community at large.

The event takes place from 6 to 10 every Thursday and is 21+. Tickets are $10-$12. Cocktails are served and live music is provided to help set the mood for a social night of adult mingling; all of this while experiencing both the wonders of the academy’s many exciting exhibits and the special programming which changes weekly.

Whether you are a science nerd, interested in checking out some really interesting aquatic creatures up close, a generally intellectually curious person, or really even just an average Joe, you will be sure to delight in what the Academy has to offer each Thursday. Not to mention, most of us enjoy a good drink and the opportunity to mingle with like-minded local folks, so Nightlife at the Academy is a win-win in our books.

Check out the official website for the California Academy of Sciences for more information on weekly Nightlife programming, in addition to a list of the exhibits currently featured at the Academy. This stuff looks pretty impressive, and I’m sure looks a lot better in person with a cocktail or two in hand!

For more information on nightlife in San Francisco, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.

 

“Saturday Night Soul Party” in SF

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Music Events, Nightlife | Posted on 17-10-2013

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If you are looking for something seriously fun to do on the first and third Saturday of each month in San Francisco, hit up elbow room on Valencia for their twice-a-month “Saturday Night Soul Party” event. Popular Bay Area DJs such as Phengren, Paul Paul, and Pink Panzer (there seems to be a “P” theme going on here) spin obscure soul 45s from the classic Motown/Stax era that you likely have never heard unless you are a serious soul wax aficionado.

Wear formal attire like a cool cat from back in the day in the spirit of the retro-themed event and get in for $5, otherwise, the cover is $10. Not so bad for a night full of eclectic classic soul, dancing, and mingling among the chillest of San Franciscans. Hit up the Elbo Room’s website for more info on the event and other events going on at this popular San Francisco hotspot.

For more info on San Francisco nightlife, please check out our San Francisco Nightlife page at Party Travel Hotspots.