What’s Happening Tonight? 8/9/17

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The El Caminos, The Mach IV – Pre-TIKI OASIS Surf Party!

Wednesday August 9, 2017

Doors 8pm
Live music 9pm

Longboard Margarita Bar
180 Eureka Sq, Pacifica, California 94044

$8 advance/$10 door — STAY TUNED FOR ADVANCE TIX INFO

21+

DJ Sid Presley presents…

The El Caminos (Kobe, Japan) — Eddie Ugata, a vintage guitar collector and one of Japan’s foremost authorities on 1960s surf music, formed the El Caminos in 1994 out of the ashes of his previous band The L.S.D.s, who achieved popularity in the Kansai garage scene. The El Caminos debut album KNOCK’EM OUT was released in 1995 of the next year.

The band’s mission statement: «pursuing the sounds of 1960s surf music without limits» embodies their sound. The El Caminos started to receive attention from surf instrumental enthusiasts, not only in Japan but throughout the world. Their second album, SURFER’S LOUNGE was released in June of 1996 and attracted attention from surf music fans overseas.

The El Caminos released a best album called ‘Reverb Explosion’ in August of 1997 on the legendary DEL-FI Records, a label that has a very special place in the heart of Eddie. All 15 tracks were personally selected by label founder Bob Keane for a US release. The album stirred up a great response: the track Sumo Wrestler even reached the number one spot on the chart of a college radio station on the West Coast.

The El Caminos experienced several changes in membership over the years and continued their activities at a slow pace. In 2005, the band released their third album BEATRAMA. In 2013, the band played their first show overseas at the Surf Guitar 101 Convention.
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Also, a special reunion perfomance by THE MACH IV!!! The Mach IV were a surf music supergroup formed in the summer of 2001 by S.F. Bay Area surf guitarists Mel Waldorf (Los Meltones) and Ferenc Dobronyi (Pollo Del Mar), with bassist Johnny Hamilton (The Berzerkers) and beloved songwriter and drummer Shigemi Komiyama, aka “Shig 33” (The Shi-Tones).
At that time Mel was playing with The Alvarados, and itching to get back into surf music. Ferenc was playing progressive instrumentals with Pollo Del Mar and aching to get back to trad. Johhny Hamilton’s reputation as a rock solid bass player made him someone that everybody wanted to play with. Multi-instrumentalist Shigemi Komiyama had toured with Hot Tuna and El Destroyo, and had recorded an album of his original instrumentals under the name Shig and Buzz. Needless to say, Mel, Ferenc and Johnny were thrilled when Shig agreed to join them.
The agreed goal of the Mach IV was to focus on playing surf music in a trad style, and really focus on melodic songs, both covers and originals. Also, the band wanted to look sharp, and wore matching teal tuxedo jackets and practiced dance steps. The earliest sets featured obscure SoCal surf, Shadows from England, Les Jaguares from Canada and eleki from Japan. Recorded live at The Beach Chalet, The “Road Test” CD of covers was released in 2002.
Of course, with three songwriters, the band focused on originals, and 16 songs came together for the “Eleki” album, released in 2003. Reaction was positive, and the run of 500 quickly sold out. The band continued playing at San Francisco clubs and took a long weekend in SoCal, perhaps playing 50 shows in their short career.
By late 2005, the band had broken up. Mel moved on to form the Meshugga Beach Party, adding a keyboard player and beards to the Mach IV lineup, before finding permanent members. Playing in the trad style would inspire Ferenc to form Frankie & the Pool Boys. Johhny continued to play with everyone. Shig played regularly in the Shi-tones with Jim Thomas from The Mermen, and also formed Shig and the Buzz, featuring Johnny Hamilton and guitarist Roger Rocha (of Four Non Blondes.)
After 2005, the band brought out the teal tuxedos for only a handful of reunion shows. Shigemi Komiyama passed away in 2014.
Mel, Ferenc and Johnny will be joined by drummer Tony Bald (The TomorrowMen) for a series of shows including the 9th SG101 Convention at Alpine Village in Torrance, CA. Their set will feature tasty covers and their originals, especially the songs of Shig 33. The Mach IV’s albums are completely gone, but can be found for download from Russian websites.

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What’s Happening Tonight? 12/3/16

Circuits, The Oilies, Sea Blite — benefit show for ACLU and Planned Parenthood

Saturday, December 3 @ 9:00 pm11:55 pm | $7

at Hemlock Tavern

1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA

 

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CIRCUITS
Like a new wave Eddie Haskel fronting a Hanna-Barbera punk band.

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THE OILIES
Contemporary indie jangle pop Oakland

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SEA BLITE

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THE ROYAL PANICS + THE RADISHES (radio valencia fundraiser)

Radio Valencia Presents

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD

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THE ROYAL PANICS

THE RADISHES

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Doors 9pm / Show 10pm

$5-$100 Sliding Scale Donation

at Benders
806 S Van Ness Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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What’s Happening Tonight? 9/14/16

Burlesque at Revival

2102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:00pm – 10:00pm

Burlesque in Berkeley at Revival Bar and Kitchen, a Downtown home for lovers of live performers, the arts and locally sourced cuisine. Don’t miss Hunny Bunnah and her ladies as they bring their extraordinary talent and grace to our dining room.  Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, RBK will spread the love for radical self expression and live entertainment. Our space will transform into a place to lounge and enjoy some of California’s finest cuisine. Revival is on a mission to bring more nightlife to Downtown Berkeley!

Reserve a table at 8pm, so you can get your order in before the kitchen closes.

Show starts at 9pm

What’s Happening Tonight? 1/8/15

Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Warrior Women
at DNA Lounge
375 11th st
San Francisco
Friday, January 8
And Every 2nd Friday
9:30pm – 2am.
swing.
18+.
$15 Gen. Adm.;
$25 Balcony Seating;
$30 Main Floor Seating.
Sword-slinging sirens, valiant Valkyries, & a bevy of bewitching barbarian beauties! Shine up your battleaxe & join San Francisco’s world-famous Hubba Hubba Revue for a sexy, fun-filled night of Xenas, She-Ras & the fiercest female fighters in burlesque!
Featuring performances by:

Redbone(Minneapolis, MN)
Scarlett Storm(Philadelphia, PA)
Eva Mae Garnet(San Diego, CA)
Nina Bel Vande(San Diego, CA)
Asimov Atomsmasher(Portland, OR)
AerialistAnna Firebird
Spunky Brewster & Anthony Butabi
Ooh-La-La Bellydance
The Sizzling Sirens
Speakeasily
Szandora LaVey
Alexa Von Kickinface
Sophia Constance
Bunny Pistol
Kara LaFleur
Lady Satan
Amberetta
Bo Vixxen

Hosted by:

MC Warfish & Red Siren

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Psycotic Pineapple, The Francis Lau Experience, The Hi Tech Boys, Love Songs, The Phantom Surfers

When:

January 8, 2016 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Where:
924 Gilman St
Berkeley, CA 94710
USA

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FRI. JAN. 8 9PM $6 21+ : TEENAGE DANCE CRAZE

SUPER DUPER DANCE PARTY

KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH GROOVY ROCK & ROLL RACKET FROM :

THE LOW HUMBLES WITH MISS LUCI WATUCI

+ SWINGING SURF MUSIC FROM THE COPPER TONES

+ MOTOR INN

& THE TDC DJs

RUSSELL QUAN, OKIE ORAN & DX THE FUNKY GRANPAW

(LIVE GARAGE ROCK & DJ DANCE PARTY)

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BooM BooM RooM Presents

The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual performs Ziggy Stardust

Fri, January 8, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$20

The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual performs Ziggy Stardust

What’s Happening Tonight? 10/31/15

Total Trash presents
DEATH, Personal and the Pizzas, Scraper, Midnite Snaxx, Meercaz ­
Saturday October 31st ­
Metro Operahouse, 522 2nd st. Oakland CA
ALL AGES
$15
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/935089

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HALLOWEEN BABE FEST – THE SHANGHAIS, THE MOONSALTS, DJ TUFF, DJ SURESHOT, MISS NATTIE ICE, MELLISSERAGOGO
at The Golden Bull
412 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
8pm
$10

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Hallorager: IV
w/ Mongoloid, Bobb Saggeth, Banquet as Thin Lizzy, Family Matters as TV Personalities
at Thee Parkside
1600 17th st
San Francisco
October 31, 2015 9:00 pm
Ages: 21+ Ages
Price: $10

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Whistlin Past The Graveyard (Tom Waits tribute)
ZenKali
at The Fireside Lounge
1453 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9,
21+,
Absolutely free!!!!

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Saturday, October 31st: 14th Annual Murder Ballads!

Murder is a human tradition and songs have been written about it almost as long as it's been committed. Now in it’s fourteenth year, the ANNUAL STARRY PLOUGH MURDER BALLADS BASH is a tradition in itself. Ten and 2/3 gruesome acts of murder, misery, death, and despair will be musically executed for your listening pleasure. Featuring (and not necessarily in this order) the Alegre Sisters, Maurice Tani, Roy Loney & Larry, Loretta Lynch, Chonk, Brendan Earley, Melanie DeGiovanni, the Happy Clams, Five Legged Mule, Antonette Goroch, Harlan Hollander, and Dennis D with MC Crissy King.

Doors open at 8 pm, show at 8:55 pm sharp
$8 – $15 sliding scale at the door
Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck
Berkeley