Few cities embrace Halloween like San Francisco, and we partially credit the reliable abundance of live music events during the holiday. But, let’s be honest, we’re all just a bunch of weirdos who love to dress up, get down, and tip a few. Here's just where to do that this week.
After the Treasure Island Music Festival has—at last—come to an end, we at least have a the following primo gigs to look forward to.
7x7 proudly welcomed friends from San Francisco's nightlife industry to a secret location for a private event: one last time to convene before the city's holiday madness went into full gear. It can now be revealed that sponsor Hornitos® Tequila transformed beloved club Mezzanine into a wonderland of sights, sounds—and most importantly, shots—for the city's hard-working bar folk.
On May 31, the California Music and Culture Association (CMAC)—an alliance of venue owners, industry professionals, artists, and fans dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in the State of California—celebrated their two year anniversary at Mezzanine in San Francisco. The evening's highlight involved the CMAC Nightlife Awards, which recognized industry members who demonstrated excellence in local nightlife entertainment.
Sometimes obsessively combing Twitter pays off–if you were in the know last night, you were probably front and center at Mezzanine, where Bay Area legends Green Day staged a surprise show to kick off Rip Curl Pro Search, shredding now at Ocean Beach. They ripped through an entire set of classics and even threw in a Misfits cover, somehow seeming more youthful than ever.
Local moshpit makers Ty Segall and Kut U Up opened. Were you there?