The space at 859 O’Farrell Street has a past ripened by prostitution, crooked politicians, jazz musicians, and a rather enterprising burlesque dancer—not that anyone would be surprised to hear that.
San Francisco's music scene is constantly evolving. Luckily, Pro Fans' Gregory Hill and Father/Daughter Records co-founder Jessi Frick are keeping San Francisco in-the-know. This Saturday, they'll be throwing the First Annual Bay Area Record Fair (affectionately nicknamed B.A.R.F.) at Thee Parkside featuring 21 labels, four bands performing live, and more records than you've probably ever seen in your life.
Aaron Axelsen has a knack for knowing what’s next. The trend-savvy DJ is the brain trust behind Popscene, a production and booking company that brings hundreds of world-class acts that are about to hit it big to intimate San Francisco venues on a weekly basis. In the last couple months alone Axelsen booked Geographer, Banks, and the Fratellis (among even more acts), and way back in 2012, he took a chance on an Irish teen named Ella Yelich-O’Connor, although these days you might know her by a different name—Lorde.
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