1-2-3-4 Go! to open SF location in April

Just last week the collective of individuals who operate the record store, venue, and label 1-2-3-4 Go! Records announced that they will be expanding their Oakland-based operation across the bridge to San Francisco. After a week of cryptic messages about their new SF location, the address was finally revealed to be 1034 Valencia St - a spot conveniently located near BART and the plethora of delicious food the Mission has to offer. The expansion is a collaboration with long time visual entertainment suppliers Lost Weekend Video – partly as a joining of forces to combat the increasingly unrealistic cost of renting space [...]

Vinyl Tasting: A 2014 East Bay Record Store Guide

The Mallard (rip) at 1-2-3-4 GO! Fuck wine tasting, do some vinyl tasting today! Very few hobbies soothe a soul more than a couple hours flipping through record bins. Add a beer or three and well, it's paradise. Her's a guide to some of the East Bay's many great record stores. This first group is clustered on and around Telegraph in Oakland. 1-2-3-4 GO! needs little introduction. They do need some money. What started as a tiny shop moved across the street, put a small stage in the back, and began hosting some of the best live shows around (early, [...]

1-2-3-4 Go! Records looks to expand current space

The amount of all ages venues in the Bay Area is sad, at best. Many a time I've found myself prevented from seeing my favorite band due to being under 21. Because of this, it's important to keep whatever all ages venues we currently have in the area going and flourishing. Over the years, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records has hosted tons of punk, indie, and garage rock bands from the Bay Area and beyond, including garage punker Nobunny, Twin Steps, Berkeley's Local Hero, and many, many more. Not only is the venue one of the best places to catch touring bands that [...]

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Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13

Emily's Army began submitting recordings to 1-2-3-4 Go! about four years ago, when most members were 13. I could have fathered them. It helped that the guy to my right could be their grandfather (and he was sporting a dog collar). It's a little uncomfortable how great they are. It is frightening to think what they could be doing in a few years. My only fatherly advice: notch down the Green Day, study Sandinista, and stay away from my daughters. Check them out June 8th at Oakland's Uptown with Meat Market! Get their record Lost at Seventeen as soon as [...]

Tickets on sale now for 1-2-3-4 Go! Records' Annual Go! Go! Fest

Lovers of local indie rock and punk music rejoice - tickets are now on sale for 1-2-3-4 Go! Records’ Go! Go! concert series. The Oakland record label has made this concert series an annual event, where a handful of their favorite artists play shows for a week in mid May. It’s not a huge one-day festival ordeal or a cluster-fuck attempt to populate every venue in the city. It’s simply five days of amazing local rock bands drawing in crowds to The New Parish and The Night Light in Oakland. The series kicks off on Thursday, May 16th at The [...]

1-2-3-4 Go! announces Go! Go! Festival featuring Ceremony, The Avengers, The Criminals

We're starting to think the Bay Area is getting a little spoiled with the abundance of well-curated music festivals taking place all year long. Time to add another to the list — Oakland record label and retail store 1-2-3-4 Go! has announced the Go! Go! Festival starting Memorial Day weekend. A four-plus day showcase celebrating the indie and punk scene in Oakland and the Bay Area, the festival will include performances by North Bay hardcore punks Ceremony, legendary San Francisco punk rockers The Avengers, and a reunion show from Berkeley pop-punk group The Criminals. The organizers plan to announce another [...]

Review & Photos: Songs For Moms at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records 1/4/12

Songs For Moms It is with great joy that I report to you from Oakland's 1-2-3-4 Go! Record Store. Truly the lil' record store that could. They now boast live music on a very regular basis and host some of the best shows in town. No booze, but it's all ages and the big kids can go next door to Homeroom for some delicious tap beer (and 4000 kinds of mac n' cheese). The headliner tonite was Oakland's own Songs For Moms, a band I was sadly unfamiliar with. These grrrrls rawwwwwk! Take a listen to "In the West" from [...]

King Lollipop debut LP preorder available from 1-2-3-4-GO!, playing Oakland tonight

Woodland Whoopee Songs of Ol' Callowhee by King Lollipop King Lollipop plays a cheap and early all-ages show tonight in Oakland at 1-2-3-4-Go! Records headquarters with Peach Kelli Pop and Swiftumz (Hunx collaborator with a great new record available as of last month). Woodland Whoopee Songs of Ol' Callowhee is out now digitally; physical copies are available to preorder from 1-2-3-4-GO!, shipping out January 17th on limited red vinyl.

King Khan, King Lollipop and other royalty: 1-2-3-4 GO! Anniversary Fest 7/23/11 (night 2)

Sneaky Pinks Night 2 began with Elvis Christ. A supergroup of sorts, but I couldn't tell ya who's who. There may be a connection to the great Uzi Rash that opened yesterday's bash. Elvis Christ King Lollipop Then the first King appeared! King Lollipop came with a complete set of drumming minstrels. Shannon (of the Clams) played some fine cowbell. Hunx (of the Punx) banged away. The King stood alone on the other side of the stage lookin' as usual like Mortimer Mouse (astutely pointed out by Shannon in a recent TBB interview). It's getting harder to find a YouTube [...]

Recommended, 7/19-7/24: 1-2-3-4-Go! Anniversary, Memory Tapes/Painted Palms, Barn Owl, Side With Us Records

Every week, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. 1-2-3-4 Go! Anniversary takes over the Oakland Metro all weekend Oakland label/record store 1-2-3-4 Go! Records celebrates turning 10 (as a label) and 3 (as a store) with a big weekend-long bash at the Oakland Metro (8pm each day, $12-$15 per show). This all ages extravaganza features Nobunny, Personal & The Pizzas, Unnatural Helpers, King Khan & [...]

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