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Sounds of September: The Best Live Music (and More) this Week

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This week, it’s all about the music – whether you’re into rock, folk, rap, or techno, there’s a something for you happening this week. On top of all the music, we’ve got plenty of other parties and celebrations just begging to be checked out! Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 9/14/21…

Our Partners’ Events

Cyberdelia: Hackers Screening + Cyberpunk Dance Party

Friday, 9/17 | Doors at 6:30 pm, movie screening at 730 pm, party at 10:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $10-35, VIP table service available

As per longstanding tradition, DNA Lounge is transforming into Cyberdelia, the club from the movie Hackers! Join us for a screening of the movie at 7:30pm, followed by a cyberpunk dance party! Also, they’ve installed an Olympic-sized swimming pool on the roof. Movie seating is extremely limited, so get your reserved seating tickets early if you don’t want to do your heckling from the bar (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Costumes strongly encouraged — are you more of an Acid Burn, a Phantom Phreak, a Mr. The Plague Sir, or a Joey? Join us for the costume contest at 10:30pm, win cash and fabulous Hackers-themed prizes! electro. big beat. trance. Cyberpunk! 18+. Gen admission starting $10 and going fast! Get tickets here!

Hubba Hubba Revue’s 15th Anniversary!

Saturday, 9/18 | Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $25-35, VIP table service available

HOORAY! San Francisco’s world-famous BURLESQUE & variety show celebrates 15 years of comedy, music, circus & variety acts, and the TOPS IN TEASE! Featuring: Miss Behave (Antwerp, Belgium), Simone Del Mar (New Orleans), Acrobat Grace Ramsey (Denver), DeMarcus Montrese (Las Vegas), Aerialists Duo Alpha Kitten (Portland), Dresden Abstruse (Portland), Major Suttle Tease (Los Angeles), Tas Al-Ghul (Los Angeles), The Sizzling Sirens (Sacramento), Juliano Wade, & Zoe Jakes! PLUS DJ Mr. Washington (Ya Mamma’s Basement) AND the Hubba Hubba Go-Go dancers! Hosted by MC Kingfish, Juicy D. Light & Alexa Von Fifteenface! Stick around after Hubba for Bootie Mashup, with another set of burlesque at 11:11PM!

Be safe, have fun! Proof of Vaccination required: original CDC vax card (not copy or photo) or QR code. Masks required indoors.

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This Week’s Events

Tuesday, 9/14

Miko Marks

8:00 pm | Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley | $8-16

Miko Marks’ signature blend of bluegrass, Zydeco, blues, country, and Americana is as delicious and tender as fried gator (and if y’all haven’t had that, get your ass down to New Orleans and try it). Originally from Flint Michigan, this Nashville maverick is bringing soul, style, and sweet Southern stylings to the stage.

Lil Tracy

9:00 pm | The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland | $35

SoundCloud rapper Lil Tracy may be best known for his collaboration with the late great Lil Peep, but he’s a force to be reckoned with all on his own. Check out Lil Tracy’s hard-rock infused, techno-soaked, melodic hip-hop tonight at the New Parish and discover a new favorite!

 

Wednesday, 9/15

Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC

7:30 pm | Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley | $25-29

Thunderstruck is more than your average cover band – they go to extraordinary lengths to recreate the spirit and energy of an AC/DC concert, just the way you remember it. Playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC and striving to stay true to the AC/DC way, Thunderstruck obsesses over the tones and structures of each song’s studio and live versions, also using all the gear necessary to bring the power and entertainment of a genuine AC/DC show.

 

Thursday, 9/16

Modest Mouse

7:30 pm | The Masonic, 1111 California Street | $49.50-95

“Float On” down to the Masonic this Thursday and catch the iconic rock quartet on the West Coast portion of their US tour. (The show will be WAY better than my song title puns, I promise.)

Black Lips w/ Kate Clover

8:00 pm | The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street | $25-28

(((folkYEAH!))) never disappoints, and this badass pairing of acts is no exception. The Atlanta-based folk-rock crew known as the Black Lips are coming through California on tour, and (lucky us!) they’re bringing along their pal, singer-songwriter and retro-rocker Kate Clover. Get down to the Chapel and rock out with your cock out! (Er… maybe not that last bit… )

Friday, 9/17

The 4th Annual San Francisco Short Film Festival

Live screenings 9/17-9/19; virtual screenings 9/17-9/26 | Virtually AND live at The Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street | $12+

San Francisco IndieFest is thrilled to announce the return of the SF Short Film Festival which will present 140 independent short length films from around the world presented both live and virtually. This year, the Short Film Festival will present 20 thematic programs online at sfindie.com, playing on demand from September 17-26. The festival will also present 10 programs live at the Roxie Theater September 17-19.

Anatomically Incorrect: A Dark Art Exhibition

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Mosswood Chapel, 3630 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley | Free (registration required)

Join assemblage artist Dianne Hoffman in Oakland for the opening reception of “Anatomically Incorrect,” featuring 17 one-of-a-kind darkly detailed vignettes created exclusively from recycled, found objects. Alongside two other exhibitions – Michael Kerbow’s “Requium” and “Raul D’Mairies’ Birder King and Friends” – this collection will be displayed in the Uma Gallery, a space which was formerly used as the embalming room of a funeral parlor.

 

Marga Gomez’s Spanking Machine

Every Friday and Saturday through 10/23, 8:00 pm | The Marsh SF, 1062 Valencia Street | $20-100

In Spanking Machine, writer/performer Marga Gomez performs her by turns funny, intense and heart-rending memoir of growing up brown and queer in Washington Heights. Devil Dogs, sadistic nuns on poppers, childhood pranks, assault and suppressed memory play their parts in Marga’s shift across gender, latitudes and generations. The narrative is propelled by a fraught reunion with her childhood friend Scotty. This one-person storytelling show touches on themes of queerness and friendship, and promises to give the audience ALL the feels.

 

Cyberdelia: Hackers Screening + Cyberpunk Dance Party

Doors at 6:30 pm, movie screening at 730 pm, party at 10:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $10-35, VIP table service available

As per longstanding tradition, DNA Lounge is transforming into Cyberdelia, the club from the movie Hackers! Join us for a screening of the movie at 7:30pm, followed by a cyberpunk dance party! Also, they’ve installed an Olympic-sized swimming pool on the roof. Movie seating is extremely limited, so get your reserved seating tickets early if you don’t want to do your heckling from the bar (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Costumes strongly encouraged — are you more of an Acid Burn, a Phantom Phreak, a Mr. The Plague Sir, or a Joey? Join us for the costume contest at 10:30pm, win cash and fabulous Hackers-themed prizes! electro. big beat. trance. Cyberpunk! 18+.Gen admission starting $10 and going fast! Get tickets here!

 

Saturday, 9/18

Day to Night Festival

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Treasure Island | $65-75

From the minds behind All Day All Night Events, DJ Dials, and Audio SF comes the Day to Night Festival, a boutique concert and community experience on Treasure Island. Featuring an incredible DJ line up, VIP access, food, art and more, set to the gorgeous backdrop of San Francisco’s skyline. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the curated lineup of pre-parties and after-parties throughout the city!

Hubba Hubba Revue’s 15th Anniversary!

Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $25-35, VIP table service available

HOORAY! San Francisco’s world-famous BURLESQUE & variety show celebrates 15 years of comedy, music, circus & variety acts, and the TOPS IN TEASE! Featuring: Miss Behave (Antwerp, Belgium), Simone Del Mar (New Orleans), Acrobat Grace Ramsey (Denver), DeMarcus Montrese (Las Vegas), Aerialists Duo Alpha Kitten (Portland), Dresden Abstruse (Portland), Major Suttle Tease (Los Angeles), Tas Al-Ghul (Los Angeles), The Sizzling Sirens (Sacramento), Juliano Wade, & Zoe Jakes! PLUS DJ Mr. Washington (Ya Mamma’s Basement) AND the Hubba Hubba Go-Go dancers! Hosted by MC Kingfish, Juicy D. Light & Alexa Von Fifteenface! Stick around after Hubba for Bootie Mashup, with another set of burlesque at 11:11PM!

Be safe, have fun! Proof of Vaccination required: original CDC vax card (not copy or photo) or QR code. Masks required indoors.

West Coast Craft

7:00 pm | Fort Mason Center, corner of Buchanan Street and Marina Street | Free

The celebrated West Coast Craft (WCC) fair returns to Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture just in time for fall shopping. A juried exhibit of more than 250 artisans, WCC features designers and craftspeople inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle, as well as by local materials and innovations. Enjoy browsing for fine craft items including ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, textiles, home furnishings, paper goods, wood crafts, bath and body products, and more!

Sunday, 9/19

LeatherWalk 2021

11:00 am | Beginning at SF City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place, ending at Eagle Paza, 398 12th Street | Free

Produced by the Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District, LeatherWalk will begin with a program on the steps of City Hall, pausing along the route at favorite neighborhood spots and watering holes with strong ties to the Leather community, before ending up at Eagle Plaza for a ceremonial raising of the Leather flag and the inaugural Leather Pride Fest, presented by the SF Eagle.

 

Community Celebration: Experience Leonard Cohen

11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street | Free

Celebrate the opening of the CJM’s highly-anticipated Experience Leonard Cohen exhibition with a day of music, poetry, and more. The celebration will feature music and remarks from Sylvie Simmons, author of international best-seller I‘m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, and performances by acapella Cohen choir the Conspiracy of Beards, artist Marshall Trammell, indie rocker Mayya Feygina, and poets Alia Volz, James Cagney, Renny Pritikin, and Lee Herrick.

 

The Real Deal Party Feel

6:00 am – 10:00 pm | The Endup, 401 6th Street | $25-40

Back in the day, the undisputed San Francisco go-to after-hours was The EndUp. As the name implies, quite literally everyone in the city has ended up at this legendary staple at one point in their nightlife career. Get ready to relive that classic, old school atmosphere with an all-star lineup of DJs at this all-day dance party!

 

An Evening of Music and Comedy with Creed Bratton

Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:30 pm | Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley | $22-24

Mysterious, eccentric, good-hearted, and downright talented are all words that have been used to describe actor and musician Creed Bratton over the years. While Creed may be best known for his on-screen antics as a fictional version of himself on nine seasons of the award winning NBC series “The Office.” he is also an established musician with a career spanning nearly five decades – and he isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Monday, 9/20

Sir Chloe

7:00 pm | Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street | $12-20

Sir Chloe is the band Dana Foote formed during her senior year at Bennington College, where she put on a concert in lieu of a thesis. As much inspired by The Pixies as Stravinsky, Sir Chloe’s eclectic sound and intimate songwriting evoke comparisons to St. Vincent and Andy Shauf.

Mark Your Calendar for Next Week

Saturday, 9/24 – Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine

Thursday, 9/22 and Friday, 9/23 – The Princess Bride with Live Orchestra

 

Rad Ongoing Events

Through 10/30 – Chris Natrop: In the Fold

Every other Tuesday – SFLCD Erotic Storytelling Hour

And don’t forget to check out the Big Bad List of Rad Ongoing Events right here!

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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