Grammy-nominated turntablist Diplo is coming to SOM. If your eyes bugged out of your head when you read that, push them back into your skull and start believing it. And if you're wondering how they're going to fit so many rabid fans in such a tiny space, well, just know that it's going to be one heck of a fun, sweaty night. It's all going down tomorrow night, June 23 for the bar's monthly FACE party, and you'll have to get there early to get in, because there won't be a guest list or advance tickets. Just bring your dancing shoes and $15.
Earlier in the week, we wrote about the slew of San Francisco restaurants rallying to support vicitims of the Japan quake. And now a few other fundraisers to report...
Lyrics Born is slated to perform tomorrow night at SOM as a fundraiser for Japan relief efforts. The event is free, but they'll be accepting cash donations at the door (as well as canned food and clothing). SOM also plans to donate 20% of their bar sales to the fundraiser.
On Friday, Doc's Clock is donating 50% of their bar sales to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern CA (who have set up a Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund).
Guests enjoyed beats by DJ Kingmost and gathered information from the Consul General of El Salvador, as well as Taca Airlines. Eager travelers learned that El Salvador's more urban areas feature numerous festivals celebrating art, music and culinary delights. But more adventurous, sporty travelers would be drawn to the country's awesome vistas from atop highly-accessible volcanic mountain ranges, while the legendary Punta Roca surf break offers the best boarding in Central America.
Right now in San Francisco, it's almost too cold to enjoy the sun. That's why our celebration of the ever-tropical, sun-baked El Salvador this Wednesday at SOM is a perfect mid-week pick-me-up.
Our friends from Balompié Cafe will be serving their hot, legendary pupusas (for free!) and you can look forward to specials on rum drinks ($3) and El Salvadoran beer ($2) all night long while you dance to the beats of DJ Kingmost. The best part? It's free to get in.
Heads up, club music fans: Britain-born and LA-bred Woolfy, who has been a fixture on the scene since the early 90s, is rolling through SOM Bar this Friday, and we at 7x7 are stoked to help put on the show, along with one of the city's finest dance nights, FACE.
Woolfy's no one trick pony. He's got an ear for blending everything from house to disco to post-punk into perfect party-starting jams. Throw on "Odyssey" for its slowed-down, funked-out bass line, or the beautiful "Looking Glass", a layer cake of synths and undulating club beats.
Pink is dead -- long live Pink. The dance spot last owned by house DJ Franky Boissy once lured well-heeled clubbers past the ragged hookers and rock-slingers of 16th and Mission, into the supposed sketch zone. And Boissy and company brought in house music names like Louie Vega, Vikter Duplaix, DJ Spinna, and Dimitri From Paris, as well as locals like David Harness. Pink, alas, bit the big one not long ago, another recession-era casualty.