What’s Happening Tonight? 1/30/16

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30TH  (Early Afternoon Show 3:00pm to 8:00pm)

Alcoholocaust Presents
“RECORD RELEASE PARTY FOR BITE”
Knockout  /  3223 Mission St  /  btwn Cesar Chavez & 29th Sts.  /  San Francisco
BITE¬† (Vinyl E.P. Release Party for “Fight the Fight”)¬† –¬† headliner
HE WHO CANNOT BE NAMED  (from The Dwarves)
THE HYPERDRIVE KITTENS
THE EYESORES  (from San Jose)
Doors open at 3:00pm  /  Show at 4:00pm  /  Bands finished at 8:00pm  /  Early Afternoon Show!!
$8.00 Admission  /  21+

 

“Fiery vomiting and venting in a menacing manner”.

“Mr Yamamoto said he wasn’t sure why he and Bowie had such an affinity, but that “something resonated between us, something that went beyond nationalities, beyond gender”.

Through his style and performances, he said, Bowie “broke one sexual taboo after another”.

“What he did in terms of bridging the male-female gap continues to this day,” he said, including in the increasing acceptance of gay relationships in Japan.

Among his most famous outfits for Bowie was Space Samurai, a black, red and blue outfit adapting the hakama, a type of loose trousers which samurais wore and which are still worn by martial arts practitioners.

He also sometimes wore a kimono-inspired cape with traditional Japanese characters on it which spell out his name phonetically, but also translate to “fiery vomiting and venting in a menacing manner”.

Well all righty then! Read the rest here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35278488

AFP/Getty Images 

The dramatic cape could be whipped away on stage mid-performance

Dream of the Rarebit Fiend

“Thanks to widespread artificial¬†lighting, people¬†in the 1890s could cavort until late, and they soon embraced a form of cheap drunken sustenance known as “Welsh rarebit”‚Äďessentially melted cheese on toast moistened with beer.

Not coincidentally, this was also the era when many carousers became acquainted with the bizarre realm of cheese-induced nightmares.

Winsor McCay, one of America’s most popular comics artists at the turn of the 20th century, was the self-appointed chronicler of this phenomenon. His daily strip, Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, did more than document, however. It was a stage where the secret fears, desires, and hypocrisies of modern life ran amok. Some argue that McCay, by plumbing the mundane and macabre workings of the unconscious mind, anticipated (or even laid the groundwork for) Freud’s popularity in America.”

Read the rest here:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-century-old-comic-strip-devoted-to-cheese-fueled-nightmares

 

What’s happening Tonight? 1/28/16

MIDNITE SNAXXX // TV STATIC // THE CONNIES

at The Golden Bull

412 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

8PM

$8

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The Greening

psychedelic powerpop, progressive pop, rock

Face Tat

 Darkwave, Electronic, Post-Rock
Hopeless Jack
Garage|Blues|Soul|Roots|Rockn’Roll
The Vans
Punk
at Bottom of the Hill 
1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri) 

San Francisco, CA 9410
Thursday January 28 2016
¬†8:30PM doors — music at 9:00PM ‚ÄĘ‚ÄĘ‚ÄĘ
21 AND OVER
$10
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