Warm up tonight to the sounds of dark synths and forgotten danceable delights

Tonight the Mission’s very own cold wave fogged out dance cave at Submission promises to warm you up, dry you out, cause you to lose control, and then spit you back out on to the streets. Warm Leatherette will be cranking out the minimal synth jammage with special dj guest Le Perv (one of the masterminds behind Dark Room). Zuckerbook event page here.


Buy a cassette tape of Bay Area bands tonight at Warm Leatherette

This evening the finest synth wavey dance night in the Mission celebrates some of the Bay’s most excellent live electronic music acts. In particular, Ssleeping DesiresS and Black Jeans will be performing live tracks in celebration of the release of the new Bay Area themed Sweating Tapes cassette compilation. Doors open at 10 p.m. at the always awesome Submission space at 2183 Mission St (cross is 18th).

Facebook event link here & more info from The Bay Bridged here.


Tomorrow get down to the sound of Pop. 1280

Remember that time you were lost in the nacht, the moon was full, and everything seemed effin’ awesome? Well, get your corpse over to Warm Leatherette at Submission this Saturday for a joyous incision of fog fueled tunes from below and an early live set from Brooklyn bloodletters, Pop. 1280. Regular djs Riegler, Nihar, and Jason P will be turning out top notch nocturnal lullabies guaranteed hijack your heels.


Sail on through the summer steady Eddie style

Hot new look for the summer – a gently worn, authentic Eddie Bauer bag. Real deal Mission District grime and good times embedded in the thread. Stop being a Chrome drone or Timbuksnoozer and get some stylee. Guaranteed to keep your booze brisk and your tacos crisp while you’re chillin at Dolo parque this summer. Nuff said!

All slices are created equal at Mission Pizza

Relatively new pie pusher Mission Pizza has finally published their menu and boy the choices are overwhelming! Three types of Mission themed pies plus a Mexican Mariachi to boot. Somehow though they’ve amazingly been able to procure all toppings at the same cost. No matter your slice, you pay the same price! The only variable in price seems to be pie size. Any theories as to this egalitarian pricing scheme?

Tonight’s the night for leather and fright

Hey all you 4/20 stoners with minimal wave boners, guess what happens tonight? Before Grace Jones butchered it, there was the original Warm Leatherette version by The Normal. Now you can relive the golden age of lo fidelity darkwave jams spanning genres from minimal wave, cold wave, synth punk, post punk, etc. Expect goths-with-good-taste and their friends at the lovely Submission space on Mission & 19th.  Tunes provided by resident wave-ologists Nihar, Justin, Jason P, Dreamweapon, and Riegler. Visuals provided by Subset. Event link here.

Welcome to the banh mi-ssion

The bánh mì-nification of the Mission continues, as this recent upstart at 2788 Mission Street near 24th Street BART pops up seemingly overnight. Formerly known as Mission Sub, this new Quickly USA venture aims to please, with a 3 for $10 deal. However, not everyone thinks this deal is worth going for, considering the newly opened swank Saigon sub setup at Duc Loi six blocks down Mission Street. Who will prevail in the bánh mì battle?

Beardos let loose tonight at Laszlo

Flock together with fellow hirsute homies this evening at Laszlo, as the popular monthly Beards Party now slowly morphs into the new-to-the-scene Situation dj night, which debuted a few weeks ago at 222 Hyde. Special screening of 1986 long forgotten Grace Jones bloodsucking classic, Vamp:

Lost gems from the classic underground club era will be dished out by local promoters Derek (Lost in the Night), Eug (FACE/Public Release), and Ash (Disco Horror) til 2 in the a.m. No cover. Facebook event details here. More info on what the eff “Beardo Disco” is on the internet in general and here in particular.


How many eggs would you like with your Osage?

Today’s filthy update brought to you as the first installment of the new DOA (Daily Osage Alley) series, previously mentioned here. Stay tuned for more daily doses of innovate couch use, mountains of banana peels, and piles of broken dice from one of the Mission’s lesser known waste strewn alleys.

Minimal electronics, dark wave and synth punk tonight at SUB-Mission

What a perfectly named venue for the Mission’s biggest cold wave/minimal wave/synth wave dance night, Warm Leatherette. Happening tonight at SUB-Mission aka the old El Balazo Gallery on Mission & 18th, djs Riegler, Justin, Jason P, Dreamweapon and Nihar promise to “play the dancier side of MINIMAL ELEKTRONICS, DARK WAVE, SYNTH PUNK and other cold and distant sounds that cause uncontrollable dance contortions.”

Most tunes were released around the years ’82 – ’86 from places like Belgium and the Netherlands, and sound sort of like this:

Party starts at 10 p.m. and admission is only $5. Staff is strict so good luck sneaking in a flask or talking your way in if you’ve forgotten your ID. Fortunately most drinks are pretty cheap since it is a bare bones punk venue.

Uranus ain’t cheap, but it does the trick in the wee hours

Stellar speller slice joint Galaxcy Pizza has begun its intergalaxctic takeover of the Mission, with their recent doorknob menu campaign leaving very few streets untouched. While no one is sure if the extra “c” is intentional, Galaxcy promises pies from our solar center to Uranus and beyond.

A quick glance at the menu and it is evident that ingredients and planets rarely align. The Neptune sort of makes sense, as he was the god of the sea (“anchovies, shrimps, green onions and fresh garlic”) but Mercury (“pesto sauce, spinach, green onions, and feta cheese (no red sauce)”) is a bit greener than one would think. Uranus is hodgepodge of uncomplimentary ingredients (“BBQ sauce, grilled chicken, bacon, and red onions”) and is tied for most expensive pie. Whether or not any planets make the cut for most heinous slice is up for debate.


Purple drank drink special tonight at Beauty Bar

Get some purple drank in your tank this evening at the lovely Beauty Bar with another nostalgic installment of the nineties fueled Big Fun. Tonight 100% Silk recording artist Magic Touch is at the helm while djs Nu-Jack of Jock Jams and Pickpocket of Donuts heat up the place with “house music, booty bass, 90’s r&b, freestyle, ghettotech & more!” Admission is always free and $4 gets you a mystery mix of gin and purple drank. While there’s no guarantee on the potency of the purp stuff, the photobooth pictures in your back pocket will surely jar your memory tomorrow morning.

Breaking news: Google Maps advertising algorithm slightly off

The always entertaining quest to find horrendous 1995-era websites for local Mission joints yielded some surprising results when clicking on Mission Hill Saloon. Instead of a link to their website (which presumably doesn’t exist) I was offered an amazing deal at Mission Hills Dongguan, a mere 10,000 km away!

Take a cosmic flight tonight at Beards of a Feather

Rad tunes and flicks tonight at the free monthly Beards of a Feather DJ and film nite at Laszlo:

Beards is back tonight with special guests, Damon Palermo (aka Magic Touch on 100% Silk) and Ben (aka Roche on Solos)! We will be playing records all night long (house/disco/funk/italo/cosmic/balearic) at Laszlo for those of you who failed to successfully rage through the entire weekend and for those of you who would like to decompress to some rad music and films.

Details are the usual, music from 9-2 and you can order food from Foreign Cinema until 10pm. No cover. Come hang.

Special DJ guests:
Magic Touch (100% Silk)
Roche (Solos)

Hours and hours of “The New Dance Show” purchased at the legendary Buy-Rite music in Detoit & the epic documentary Koyaanisqatsi

The New Dance Show was a television show in Detroit which ran in the late-1980s to mid-1990s on WGPR-TV 62. Hosted by R.J. Watkins, The New Dance Show was a low-budget local version of Soul Train and featured regular dancers. We have 3 DVDs of rare archives purchased at the legendary Buy Rite music in Detroit.

RSVP and invite your friends!