Dance-Explosion! ~ Africa: Paul Paul selects amazing afrobeat & sensual soukous ~ Jamaica: DJ Dukey spins rockin' rocksteady & rollicking reggae ~ USA: Dr. Scott serves up scorching soul & ripping R&B ~ FREE! ~ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
BOOM! Shak-a-lak-a ~ funk, soul, disco, wave, synth-pop, hip-hop, groove, international ~ DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/U ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
"RHYTHM & BOOZE" w/ DJ SLOPOKE & BOOKER D! Old Soul and Sweaty Blues - dance your blues away! ~ Free ~ 9:30 pm
LIVE! On Stage: JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring
TOMMY LARKINS on the drums! ~ May 23/24/25
tickets available now: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2549616
There will be a limited number of tickets at the door, so get your tickets NOW! Don't miss out!
Jonathan Richman has been writing music, recording and touring for most of his life, gathering the loyalty of fans and fellow artists with his warmth, humor and insightful lyrics. In the early 1970s he formed the Modern Lovers, a major progenitor of punk music. Tommy Larkins was in the groups Naked Prey, Giant Sand and other popular bands in Tucson, Arizona. Jonathan and Tommy continue to record, write music together and tour across the US. Tommy’s drumming along with Jonathan’s guitar and singing create a live experience that is hard to forget.
“I’ve seen Jonathan and Tommy play live many times over the years and their shows genuinely make the world seem like a better place; a feeling that lingers long after the duration of the show. It’s always a thrill to watch them perform.” -long time fan
“Playing shows and making records keeps getting easier and more fun,” Jonathan states, adding, “…me and Tommy play totally different than we played two years ago. We already play a different style than we played on that live DVD, and the way we played then was totally different from the way we played three years before that. I still feel like we’re just starting out, and I still learn new stuff every night.” -Jonathan
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(Please note that Jonathan Richman does not participate in the internet on any level.)
California Clap Presents: "Bat-Man is Lost in a Woods" Book Release Party featuring performances by David & Joanna, Anna Hillburg, Joel Robinow, Chris McVicker ~ 6:30 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
Cumbia, Thai Funk, Samba, Afro-Beat, Salsa, Rai, Electro-Reggae, Afro-Funk, Asian-Psych, Rocksteady, Italo-Disco, Deutsche-Wave & MORE! ~ DJ 2shy-shy ~ FREE! ~
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 ~ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In a freak accident, mild mannered scientist Alan Leggitt was bitten by a radioactive Casey Childers, giving him the extraordinary ability to host WRITE CLUB SF on May 17th. Now he's gathered a host of meta-humans to battle for charity.
The meta-humans: Kitty Stryker, Alexandra Naughton, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Matthew Dowd, Na'amen Tilahun, and Lauren Parker
INVINCIBLE vs. INVISIBLE,
SUPER STRENGTH vs. SUPER SPEED,
and MAD WEALTH vs. MAD SCIENCE
WRITE CLUB is 3 rounds of 2 writers going head to head over a pair of opposing topics with 7 minutes each--7 MINUTES ONLY—to sway the crowd.
You pick the winner. Winner's charity gets money.
$5-15 Pay what you can
21+ cash bar, ATM available
Doors at 7pm — Show at 8pm
"Always cry4 Love, Never cry4 Pain" - a live tribute 2 PRINCE! ~ $8 ~ Doors at 6:30pm ~
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
The Seagulls (Jon's Birthday!) +The Low Rollers ~$8 ~ 7:30 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
"ABOUT LAST NIGHT: A One Night Stand Story Telling Series" ~ $7 ~ Doors at 7:00pm! Show at 8:00pm! 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
DJ FOODCOURT presents CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA DE BAILE! ~ DJ Foodcourt spins Latin rock from 6pm to 9:30pm. DJ SLOPOKE - The Funky Cabron! Latin vibe, Chicano rock, Cumbia, Mexican 60s pop, Rancheras, Salsa! ~ DRINK SPECIALS! FREE! ~ 6:00 pm - 2:00 am