IN 'n' OUT ~ Soul & Mod classics from the '60s & '70s! ~ w/ The Selecter DJ Kirk + special guests ~
Third Thursdays ~ NO COVER ~ our love is free ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Soul It's The Real Thing! presents:
Every Third Thursday at the Make-Out Room
soul and mod classics from the '60s & '70s on original 45s with The Selecter Dj Kirk Michael Harper & Jon Sweaterfunk and special guest Miles Ake!
10pm, our love is free - no cover!
Established in the nineties, IN'n'OUT was a tribute to our mod roots…sixties soul, seventies soul, northern soul, r'nb, and a few mod beat favorites…artists such as: Darrell Banks, The O'Jay's, Bobby Hutton, The Detroit Executives, The Imprsssions, Garnett Mimms, Major Lance, Otis Smith, Precisions, Felice Taylor, Willie Tee, Moses Smith, Ray Charles, Jimmy Smith, Martha & The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Rodger Collins, The Equals, The Action, Tony Colton and The Style Council to name a few.
If you're familiar with the mod/jazz/soul diaspora you know the deal…we like to go deep…no comps, no edits, no b.s.!
At IN'n'OUT, the mix was on point, the style unquestioned, the dancing infectious and the all-nighters were legendary…keep the fire burning!
DJ LACY LUST ~ rock, pop, glam, bubble gum & more! ~ FREE! ~ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
RaW RAMP ~ w/ DJ Andy ~ rock n roll, soul, garage rock, power-pop and post punk ~ FREE! ~ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Playing punk, powerpop, post punk, indie pop, etc records at Make Out Room happy hour with
Phil Benson. Come say Hi!
FRiGO-iNTERNATiONAL DiSCOTHEQUE Cumbia, Thai Funk, Samba, Afro-Beat, Salsa, Rai, Electro-Reggae, Afro-Funk, Asian-Psych, Rocksteady, Italo-Disco, Deutsche-Wave & MORE! ~
DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/U ~ FREE! 9:30 pm - 2:00 am 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
WRITE CLUB! We punch you with our word fists! ~ 6 writers for 7 minutes each in 3 bouts of literary fisticuffs ~ You pick the winners ~ $10 ~ 7pm door ~ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cumbia Jams ~ DJs Lizzy + Primo & friends ~ FREE! 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sad Bastards Club ~ Songwriter Round-robin w/ host Tom Heyman ~ FREE! ~ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Finally we are in what passes for Summer here in SF, so why not come down to The Makeout Room on Monday the 17th and see Anna Hillburg, James Finch and yours truly lay it all on the line. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll stand up and salute! The show statrs early, ends on time, and is as always FREE.
See ya there, no excuses.
WHISKEY RIVER ~ Booze-fueled, hard-livin', heart-breakin', foot-stompin', pot-smokin', VINTAGE COUNTRY! ~ w/ DJs Handlebars & Pretty Ricky ~ FREE! ~ 10:00 pm 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
PETER MILTON WALSH of The Apartments (Australia) + The Sea Dramas ~ $10 ~ Doors at 7:00pm! 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
DJ Cyndi G - straight-up power-pop, new wave jams from the late 70s & 80s! ~ FREE! ~ 10:30 pm - 2:00 am
LITCRAWL: KALW Presents: Sights and Sounds Live at the Make Out Room!
Then, An Evening with The Rumpus! FREE! ~ Doors at 6:00pm, show at 7:15pm ~ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
El SUPERRITMO! DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Your only chance to get a sneak peek of "BOOMBIA BAP!" brought to you by
Mr. Philthy and Boti Lomeli. We will be performing it LIVE!!!
Listen to the promo version of the new single titled "Philthy Tun Tun" at the link provided below.
LITQUAKE! READING ROULETTE: Literary Karaoke with a Twist! Doors at 6:30pm, $5- $10 sliding scale ~ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Test your literary and comedic mettle in this game of literary chance. Participants will read randomly selected passages—in equally random voices (think Hamlet as Sonny and Cher or 50 Shades of Grey as Mr. T)—and then hear from an American Idol-style panel of judges. Whether you stay in the audience (coward!), join the fun, or sign up a friend, you’re in for a night of hilarity and humiliation.
$5-10 sliding scale
LAST NITE ~ 2000s Indie Dance Party ~ Post Punk, Dance Punk, Freak Folk, Synth Pop, Nu Rave,
Chill-wave & Garage ~ DJs Jamie Jams & Emdee! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
DJs Jamie Jams and Rocky bring you all the hits from a time when punks suddenly remembered how to dance. It's like we ate Pitchfork, stole your iPod and then rode off on your track bike.
$10, $5 adv. Be our friend!
"Well, folks, the snake has officially reached its tail. The crew behind the '90s-themed Debaser party has gotten together to create "Last Nite," a brand new event that, much like its parent, is dedicated to reviving a specific moment in time. In this case, it's all about that brief period in the early-'00s when garage rock, dance punk, and electroclash all emerged and combined to form the soundtrack to the-then nascent hipster lifestyle. Resident DJs Jamie Jams and EmDee will be on hand to take you back to the days when "deck" was almost an adjective." - Derek Opperman, SF Weekly
"Oh gawd it's here: let the retro-00s (retr00s?) commence! Jamie Jams and Emdee, the fiendish minds behind seminal '90s revival party Debaser, kick it into the Interpol-Shins-Strokes-White Stripes era and take you slightly back to "a time when punks suddenly remembered how to dance" — you could still hear guitars on the radio." - Marke B., SF Bay Guardian
LITQUAKE! TV TALES: One-hour session, writers and actors perform and share stories from the front lines of this scintillating netherworld, giving attendees a window into the inner workings of one of the most competitive, complex and collaborative literary genres ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-presented by Writing Pad
Part of the 2016 Litquake festival:
Successful writers and actors perform and share stories, divulging the inner workings of TV’s most memorable shows. With actress/memoirist Lauren Weedman (HBO’s Looking, Hung), TV writer/YA author David Iserson (Mr. Robot, Mad Men, New Girl), and Showrunner/playwright Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day At A Time, How I Met Your Mother). $10, 21+
Festival '68 ~ Rocksteady, Early Reggae & Ska ~ Resident selector Adam & guests. NO COVER! 10:00 pm
Thursday 10/13/16 - Wake the Town Radio presents:
Very special guest selectors: DJ DION (Black Sheep Scooter Club / SF) + DR. SCOTT (SOULVATiON! / OAKLAND) + Your host & resident selector: Adam (Wake the Town / KPOO Radio)
LITQUAKE! POETRY WORLD SERIES! Seattle’s John Roderick emcees this rowdy, fast-paced reading. Two teams of award-winning poets take turns batting at topics pitched by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs: these poets won't know what's coming! 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emceed by the devastatingly witty John Roderick! Two teams of award-winning poets--Kim Addonizio, Douglas Kearney, Malachi Black, Julia Levine, Javier Zamora, and Raina Leon--take turns batting at topics pitched to them by the audience.
Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won't know what's coming next! Hilarity guaranteed. Eminently qualified judges D. A. Powell and Bich Minh Nguyen will score each batter's reading, and the winning team takes the series title. Book sale/signing follows the reading.
Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door. Doors open at 6:30. Don't forget to bring a topic to stump the poets with!
As poet Marianne Moore wrote, “Writing is exciting / and baseball is like writing. / You can never tell with either / how it will go.”
BURN DOWN the DiSCO! ~ 80s DANCE PARTY! ~ groove, wave, goth, synth-pop, hip-hop ~ DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/ U ~ FREE! 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
BURN DOWN the DiSCO! ~ 80s DANCE PARTY!
~ presents: ALL HALLOWS EVE - A tribute to Goth and the Dark Wave. Let's celebrate the season and feast on such Iconic bands as Bauhaus, Specimen, The Sisters of Mercy, Clan of Xymox, Killing Joke, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, And Also The Trees, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tones on Tail and the Cure ~(along with our usual array of groove, wave, synth pop, goth, and other underground club favorites) ~ DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/U
FREE! 9:30 pm
LITQUAKE! MISSION BOOKSTORES United We Stand! A words-and-music celebration hosted by the independent bookstore coalition! $5-10 sliding scale, Doors at 6:00pm ~ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A words-and-music celebration hosted by the independent bookstore coalition working to preserve and serve the longstanding community and creative interests of the historic Latino Cultural District. Adobe Books, Alley Cat Books, Dog Eared Books, and Modern Times Bookstore Collective join to honor the authors, poets, musicians, and activists who make their culturally diverse spaces hum.
Hosted by Denise Sullivan and Kate Rosenberger.
Music by Preston Swirnoff and special guest.
Kate (Rosenberger) Akimbo
Kate Akimbo has been opening and running book shops in San Francisco for the past 30 years:Phoenix Books (Noe Valley 1985-2013), Red Hill/Badger Books, (Bernal Heights 2004-2013), and currently Alley Cat Books and Dog Eared Books in the Mission and Dog Eared Books on Castro dogearedbooks.com alleycatbookshop.com. Kate also paints and makes art. kate-akimbo.com
Ian Brennan, a Grammy-winning record producer (Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Bill Frisell), travels the globe in search of music. Since 1993, he has lectured internationally over one hundred times a year regarding violence prevention and is the author of two books on the subject, Anger Antidotes and Hate-less. A native of San Francisco, he is currently based in northern Italy. His latest book is How Music Dies: Field Recording And the Battle for Democracy in the Arts (Allworth, 2016).
MK Chavez is a writer and a champion of public health and social justice. She is the author of Virgin Eyes, Mothermorphosis, Dear Animal, (Nomadic Press) will be released in October 2016. Chavez is co-founder and curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, and the co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She has been a fellow at VONA, Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, and Antioch Writers Workshop.
Freddy Gutierrez: Vato de aquellos, MFA, Oakland based Writer, Teaching Artist, and Cultural Worker. Freddy inspires and nurtures writers to move from the page to the stage and the street. Freddy has taught with Youth Speaks, Chapter 510, and the Oakland Public Library. He facilitates writing and performance arts spaces with men and youth who are policed, imprisoned, and marginalized by the prison-industrial complex.
Victor Krummenacher is a musician and founding member of the alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven. He helped form the bands Monks of Doom, Camper Van Chadbourne, McCabe & Mrs. Miller and has pursued a solo career as a singer-songwriter. He also played bass with Cracker for several years. Krummenacher was Art Director of the San Francisco Bay Guardian for six years and is currently the Managing Art Director for Wired.
Alejandro Murguía is the author of Southern Front and This War Called Love (both winners of the American Book Award). His nonfiction book The Medicine of Memory highlights the Mission District in the 1970s during the Nicaraguan Solidarity movement. He is a founding member and the first director of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in 2016 they upgraded her to an “Artist to Watch.” Natasha features at the SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club.
Po' Poets: Poets in Poverty, using the word, to heal, educate, and relate how to survive and thrive through race, class & white supremacy. Reach them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PoPoets
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$5-10 sliding scale
Slow Jams ~ Deep & Sweet 60s Soul & Stuff ~ DJ Paul Costuros w/ DX n Guest 10pm, FREE! ~ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
LITQUAKE! GAME ON - Writing the New Narrative! As technology changes, so does the way people experience narrative storytelling. Gaming journalist Douglass Perry talks to game makers and players about the evolution of games into rich narratives. $5-10 sliding scale, Show at 7 ~ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Part of the 2016 Litquake festival:
DJ Raton Rose- Rock n roll and Glam from the 50s to the 80s! ~ FREE! ~ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
LITQUAKE! BARELY PUBLISHED WRITERS! Litquake’s long-running annual series presents readings by up-and-coming local authors! Doors at 6:00pm! ~ FREE! ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Readings and performances from up-and-coming writers Tomiko Breland, Pattabi Seshadri, R.T. Jamison, Rosa del Duca, Rajshree Chauhan, Raul Abraham Ruiz, Teck Sway-Bien, Fujinaga Ant Fraser. More info on Sched at https://litquake2016.sched.org/event/7juH?iframe=no
Paint the Trees White (Cassette Release) + Yea-Ming & the Rumors + Sagittaire
~ $8 ~ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Our second EP, "Small Time Forever" will be out in early October on Grabbing Clouds records! To celebrate we're playing a tape release show with Yea-Ming & The Rumours and Sagittaire.
Paint the Trees White
Yea-Ming and The Rumours
Chelsea Wong did a fantastic job with the artwork, come out on the 9th and get a copy!
Limited 100 cassette pressing.
As always thanks goes to Matt Riley for putting it out!
El SUPERITMO! DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
"ABOUT LAST NIGHT: A One Night Stand Story Telling Series" ~ $8 ~
Doors at 7:00pm! Show at 8:00pm!
Join us on the first Friday of every month for a night of awkward hookups and terrible sex tales!
About Last Night... A monthly San Francisco One Night Stand / Sexcapade storytelling series. This monthly event features real people sharing real stories about horrifying one night stands, awkward hookups, and embarassing sexual adventures! Story tellers are a combination of artists, poets, young professionals, old professionals, actors, comedians, and just plain everyday people! Come join us for a night of complete and utter hysteria And unlike most of your one night stands, we can promise you that you won't regret it!
Have a story you'd like to tell? Throw us an email at Aboutlastnightstorytelling@gmail.com and we can book you for a future show!
BOOM! Shak-a-lak-a ~ funk, soul, disco, wave, synth-pop, hip-hop, groove, international ~
DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/U + special guests ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am