Every experience at Pops is always the same — I’m never there before midnight, I’m always wasted when I walk in and the bartender is often way too nice to me for the state I’m in. I heard about the 7″ Party through a friend of mine who went and spun records with her goddesses of metal, and it turned into a headbangin’, table dancin’ and shot pourin’ good time. No matter who you are, you can bring in your records and play some music, even if you don’t know how to work a turntable. I like the idea of a communal DJ. It insures that the music will probably not suck at some point in the night and that you don’t have to spill your drink all over the same person to get some Black Flag on the speakers. Show up early, since you must sign up with Jesse for the first come, first serve DJ spot. I said it was cool, but I didn’t say it was easy. Also, did I mention $1 Miller High Life all night long? That way you still can afford a quick cab escape route for playing Pat Benetar.
24th and York Street [Mission District]
FREE — DJ slots are first come, first serve