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?
One of Atlanta's finest MCs, Young Jeezy, drops by the Mezzanine tomorrow night with cohort and collaborator Freddie Gibbs. One has occupied mainstream consciousness for years, and the latter is as up-and-coming as they get–both are hungry to tell their stories, which'll make for a firestorm on stage.