In anticipation of the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28, the legendary shoe company (and shoe supplier for too many musicians to count) is running a free concert series at Slim’s from Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27. The shows are meant to celebrate musical diversity, with each night featuring five acts from a specific (Converse-defined) genre. The lineups are pretty spectacular, featuring a mix of established and rising acts from both around and outside the Bay:
June 23: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, DIIV, Metz, Tamaryn, The She’s
June 24: Deltron 3030, Juicy J, Blackalicious, Angel Haze, 100s
June 25: Hot Chip, Tycho, Blackbird Blackbird, Social Studies
June 26: Quicksand, Mastodon, High On Fire, Saviours, Hot Lunch
June 27: Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, The Bronx, Ceremony, The Shrine
As you might expect, the popularity of the bands, the high-profile of Converse, and the size of the venue will make these shows pretty exclusive, and there’s only one way to get tickets if you’re one of the teeming masses clamoring to get in the door: Converse is making tickets available through a lottery system. Register over on Converse Music’s Tumblr site. Submissions to win tickets close on June 18 at 12pm PDT, and winning ticket holders will be notified by email.
Watch the trailer for Converse Represent in San Francisco below:
The Converse Represent shows at Slim’s will be the second in what will be an on-going series, following a similar event at London’s 100 Club during the summer of 2012. The trailer for the first event can be seen here.
June 23–27, 2013