alcoholocaust presents an early rock & roll show
psychos in love
dick and jane
screaming bloody marys
doors at 3pm-8pm, $5
3223 Mission st. @ Valencia
Go to hell, see if you like it, then come home with me…
A new and different show twice a week, including babes, burlesque, sideshow, variety, musical acts, drag and comedy!
Our show seats at 7:30p! We are punctual! In order to ensure your seat especially if you are a large party (over 4) please email RHBreservations@gmail.com
With a rotating cast of over 500 performers, every show is different and includes local and visiting talent. A show without boundaries including bizarre beauties and senseless sideshow.
El Rio (3158 Mission St., SF) | Every Friday | 7:30p | $5-$10 sliding scale
A couple weeks ago I had a very interesting conversation about music with a seasoned and talented guitarist I had just met in person, and the subject of karaoke came up. I myself love doing karaoke* but he said that he could never do it because he felt that he couldn’t sing. I found this rather disheartening and I responded that I didn’t think karaoke was necessarily about being a good singer (although it doesn’t hurt), but about putting on an entertaining performance for the audience. Many singers for well known and influential bands don’t necessarily have the greatest voices. Take Bon Scott from AC/DC for instance. I don’t know that anyone would say he had the most beautiful, mellifluous voice, but what he did have was some pretty intense charisma and stage presence:
And a voice that was definitely distinctive and stands out amongst others:
I would argue that because of the temporary nature of karaoke (you generally aren’t doing vocal recordings for posterity), stage presence and showmanship are even more important than having a great voice. I’ve seen some people with great voices do karaoke, but the performances that are the most memorable to me were the ones that were especially entertaining or amusing. I remember several years ago seeing one young man do a version of Kung Fu Fighting that involved doing such strenuous and enthusiastic squats that I thought he would split his pants! I myself once completely butchered 48 Crash by Suzi Quattro, but people came up to me afterwards and told me I did an amazing job, presumably because of the enthusiasm I put into it (it certainly wasn’t my voice, I realized about 2 seconds in that the song was about 8 octaves out of my range). After hurling myself to the floor and flopping around like a dying fish during Shout by The Isely Brothers, I had someone tell me I was “the best singer ever!” As with just about any performance, I think it’s all about putting passion and energy into it, considering your audience’s attention span, and making it your own. So I guess what I’m trying to say with all of this is…who wants to do some karaoke with me? 😉
*Referring specifically to karaoke done on a stage in front of a crowd, those little private rooms defeat the whole purpose for me, which is of course to make a room full of strangers watch me sing Big Balls by AC/DC.
at SF Eagle
398 12th st
Doors at 8
Show at 9
Red Hots Burlesque
Neck of the Woods offers a close proximity to University of California, San Francisco, as well as an opportunity for San Francisco nightlifers an off-the-beaten path excursion within their own city, while still being easy to access via public transportation.
Cast and Line Up. New and Different Every Week!
It’s just like us to tease you isn’t it?!
“Immediate hits, we rule…”