The title may be a bit misleading, but both vegetarians and carnivores are welcome at 330 Ritch's annual "Meat Is Murder" Thanksgiving party. The event name has less to do with animal rights and more to do with the Smiths, whose 1985 album of the same name will be played by cover group This Charming Band. (For the uninitiated, "This Charming Man" was one of the band's biggest hits.) As lovers of the Smiths, lead singer Morrissey, and all of the mopey, poppy goodness of the Britpop all-stars, we're excited to burn off some Turkey Day calories jumping around to "How Soon Is Now?" and "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before," among other hits.
In their first ever live event, San Franpsycho has paired up with Versus Magazine SF to put on what may be the night's biggest dance party at 330 Ritch. Besides 9-11pm cocktail specials, Vin Sol, DJ Clarify and The Cataracs with DJ Havoc will be ripping up the dance floor until the wee hours of the morning. Bonus: If you bring a shirt, San Franpsycho will be doing live screen printing on site. So if you're ready for Friday night's biggest sweat-fest RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Heat Seeker) and make sure to get there early. We'll see you there.
Zion I interrupted 330 Ritch's regular Tuesday night bash, Pacific Standard Time (or PST), last night to perform a sweat-induced, groupie-loving 30 minute preview set from their new album, The Takeover, which dropped yesterday. The place was packed even though it wasn't really advertised. Perhaps it was the teeny tiny $5 cover or maybe it was because the entire Zion I crew was in full attendance. Everyone from Codany Holiday to K. Flay and even Deuce Eclipse made a 3-minute appearance. If the album is as bumpin' as the release party was, it sure it won't disappoint.
John Antonini, Justin Roja