What’s Happening Tonight? 8/9/17



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


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.
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.


What’s Happening Tonight? 1/27/17

Bridget the Midget (Powerz), THE NERV + Dick & Jane

Winters Tavern

1522 Francisco Boulevard Pacifica, CA
Friday, January 27th at 8:00pm

Slim’s Presents

Mac Sabbath


Friday Jan 27, 2017
Doors @ 8:00pm / Show @ 9:00pm
  • $20 advance / door
  • $44.95 dinner

What’s Happening Tonight? 1/7/16

The Coppertones/The Boars/Cape Fury

at Winters Tavern

1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, California
(I don’t know how much the cover is because they didn’t put it on the calendar. Bad Winter’s Tavern! Bad!)

Bite, Pleasure Parade, Dead River Rebels

Saturday, January 7 @ 9:00 pm11:55 pm | $8

at Hemlock Tavern

1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA

What’s Happening Tonight? 7/8/16

Hubba Hubba Revue
Summer Camp!
Friday, July 8
And Every 2nd Friday
9:30pm – 2am.
$15 Gen. Adm.;
$25 Balcony Seating;
$30 Main Floor Seating.
Featuring performances by:

Eliza DeLite (London UK)
Chairmyn Meow (Colorado Springs, CO)
Red Hot Annie (Chicago, IL)
Gin Minsky (Brooklyn, NY)
Valentina and Mista Bagalicius (San Diego, CA)
EmpeROAR Fabulous (Seattle, WA)
Kat de Lac (Pittsburgh, PA)
Reggie Bugmuncher (Philadelphia, PA)
The Sizzling Sirens
The Sin Sisters
Aerialist Jonbenet Butterbuns
Honey Lawless and Gigi d’Flower
Alexa Von Kickinface
Kitty Oaks
Bo Vixxen

Hosted by:

Chief Counselor Kingfish
Alexa Von Campinface

Shakin’ the lodge with the hottest of campfire songs:

DJ Meikee Magnetic (Glitterazzi SF)




at The Knockout


San Francisco






 The Deadlies/Copper Tones/Japhys Descent

at Winters Tavern


Fri, July 8,

What’s Happening Tonight? 3/18/16

Pretty Gruesome/Mo Odds/tba

at Winter’s Tavern, 1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA



Slim’s Presents

“Science Friday” – The Phenomenauts: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Picture Disc Release Party

Dan P. & The Bricks, Atom Age

at Slim’s

333 11th Street San Francisco CA 94103

Friday Mar 18, 2016
Doors @ 8:00pm / Show @ 9:00pm
  • $16 advance / door
  • $40.95 dinner



What’s Happening Tonight? 10/16/15

Handsome Hawk Valentine Presents




at The Fireside Lounge

1453 Webster Street, Alameda CA

Friday, Oct. 16th




San Francisco based power trio Rocketship Rocketship brings a tight twist to this galaxy with their rowdy and danceable brand of Atomic Rock and Roll. Lead by growling lead vocalist Marvelous Miss Summer and her wicked surfabilly guitar, the genre-bending trio captures the sounds of early rock, revved up rockabilly, punk, and surf…Rocketship Rocketship will blast you out of this world!
http:// www.reverbnation.com/ rocketshiprocketship

Born in the Summer of 2008, Vicky and the Vengents are a self-proclaimed “Maltshop Punk” group hailing from sunny Southern California.
With two full-lengths and a single under their belt, their latest bundle of tunes can be found under the Burger/Wiener Records banner!
On their newest single, entitled You Used To Be My Baby, Vicky and the gang flex their genre-bending ways on three new tunes resulting in some “Punk Wop” nuggets that really show off the groups’ love for the Ramones, Doo Wop, and those wonderful 60’s girl groups. See ya on the dance floor!
http://teamclermont.com/ roster/20279/ vicky-and-the-vengents

High Anxiety doesn’t take your girlfriend out to dinner, High Anxiety takes your grandmother out to lunch. Bay Area Rock/Punk with some ’60s influences.


The Bloodtypes

The Krypters

at Winters Tavern

1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA



Gang of Four

The New Regime,

Creative Adult,

El Terrible,

DJ Omar (Popscene)

9:00 PM (Doors open at 8:00 PM)

At The New Parish

1743 San Pablo Ave (at 18th St)
Oakland, CA 94612

18 & over Under 21 must buy $5 non-alcoholic drink ticket at the door.

[ More Info/Purchase tickets ] $30.00 Advance $35.00 Day of Show