What’s Happening Tonight? 12/31/17

Sun Dec 31: NYE – Handsome Hawk Valentine presents:

Deke Dickerson & the Eccofonics (Rockabilly/Americana from Los Angeles),

Barnyard Stompers (Outlaw Country from Texas),

RocketshipRocketship (Reunion Show-Punk),

DJ Tom LG

Sun Dec 31st 8:00pm – Mon Jan 1st 2018 1:00am

Sun Dec 31: NYE – Handsome Hawk Valentine presents: Deke Dickerson & the Eccofonics (Rockabilly/Americana from Los Angeles), Barnyard Stompers (Outlaw Country from Texas), RocketshipRocketship (Reunion Show-Punk), DJ Tom LG – 8pm (Includes Champagne Toast at Midnight)

$25 Advance: (Limited tickets, this show will sell out)
https://firesidenye.eventbrite.com/

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The Uptown Nightclub & Hubba Hubba Revue’s
NEW YEAR’S EVE BURLESQUE BASH 2017!

Uptown Nightclub

1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland
 

DOORS 9PM | SHOW 10PM
21 & Up – must have valid ID

ONLY A *LIMITED* NUMBER OF ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE

Don’t delay! — This event SELLS OUT *early!*

$20 IN ADVANCE
$25 AT THE DOOR

((( ADVANCE TICKETS )))

JOIN THE TOPS IN TEASE as the Bay Area’s world-famous BURLESQUE & variety show kicks 2017 right out the door, and rings in the New Year with those madcap kings of sinister swing, LEE PRESSON & THE NAILS!

SHIMMERING SHOWGIRLS, brassy lads, & a night of naughty New Year’s thrills!

COME SEE …
Lola Coquette (Portland, OR)
Dem Foxy Femmes
Frankie Fictitious
Sweet Belize
Pixie Vanílle
Major Suttle-Tease
Ophelia Coeur de Noir
Lula Applebruise
JonBenet Butterbuns
Miss Honey Penny
Birdie ByNight
Rizzo Rogue
Bo Vixxen
Jet Noir

Hosted by MC Kingfish, Alexa Von Kickinface, Lee Presson & Maggie Motorboat

And shakin’ the shack with syncopated rhythms, DJ Limbs Akimbo!
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(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)
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http://www.uptownnightclub.com/
www.hubbarevue.com

 

What’s Happening Tonight? 12/30/17

Zeke
from Seattle
hardcore punk metal

Year Of The Fist
Rock, Punk Rock

Screaming Bloody Marys
Punk Rock
DJ Sasquatch Borracho

Bottom of the Hill 
1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri) 

San Francisco, CA 94107

Saturday December 30 2017
8:30PM doors music at 9:00PM
•••  ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $14 at the door

 

Playing Bass For David Bowie

From Under Pressure: Gail Ann Dorsey on Playing Bass For David Bowie, by Robert Gourley

“Having known him after that for so many years, I know that he had many gifts, and one of his gifts was being able to see something in people that I’m not sure they can see in themselves. He would bring musicians in, or photographers or stylists, you name it. Whoever was involved in a project, he always knew what that person was going to bring to make his vision come to life. And now I realize, knowing Earl Slick and Carlos, and all those people whom I thought were the gods of guitar and popular music, they have limitations as well, the same as me. But what they can do is something very specific, and that’s what Bowie was able to see. It’s like an artist mixing colors. He could read their personalities and know how to put them together, just like he knew how to blend the paints on a canvas. And then boom, there you have the sound that’s indescribably David Bowie. I was just one of those colors, and I didn’t even see it in myself. But he saw that in me, and he allowed me explore and get better at it, and here we are.”

Read the rest here:

http://pleasekillme.com/playing-bass-for-david-bowie/

What’s Happening Tonight? 12/22/17

Bonni Suval Presents
A Very John Waters Trashmess!
Hollow Eve, Dean Disaster, Nick Knave, Featuring DJ Jerry Lee …plus more!!
at The Ivy Room

860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA
Friday Dec 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

21 and over

$7 – $10
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Manarchy! One Year Anniversary!

Date and Time

Fri, December 22, 2017

9:30 PM – 11:30 PM PST

Location

Oakland Metro Operahouse

522 2nd Street

Oakland, CA 94607

WE ARE CELEBRATING A WHOLE YEAR OF WEIRD, QUEER, WILD, SEXY, SILLY NON TOXIC MASCULINITY! COME JOIN US!

Manarchy is a new kind of male revue. Talented men giving a middle finger to toxic masculinity. Featuring a wide range of performers from burlesque to circus to dance. Not only that but our show is welcoming to all genders and orientations that enjoy naked men. So if you want the wild sensual fun of a bachelorette/bachelor party mixed with bay area weirdness bring your ass out to Manarchy!!

Weirdo Music Forever Interview with Robert Lopez (aka El Vez)

From Robert Lopez on the Unhappy Hour, El Vez, the Early Diverse Days of L.A. Punk, and more, by Bobby Weirdo:

BW: You wrote something that was important and illuminating about the early days of punk, and how it has been remembered since that time:

“If you look back at any of the pictures of the period, it is not a sea of camera-ready punks. There were kids with long hair and flares; there were regular looking 1970s-looking folks tossed in with the mess. There was no need to specialize and subsect the Latino punks from the gay punks.”

RL: Yeah, which is true, because you were just glad you had an audience. Later, the audiences were bigger, and everyone was dressing the same. But at first, it was all kinds of people. Like when you see movies of the past or the future – in Blade Runner, it’s not all hover cars. You see the old Chevy. Everything blends.

Read the rest here:

https://www.weirdomusicforever.com/weird-news-and-interviews/2016/12/26/robert-lopez-on-the-unhappy-hour-el-vez-the-early-days-of-la-punk-and-more

Robert Lopez as El Vez. Photo: Randall Michelson

Robert Lopez as El Vez. Photo: Randall Michelson