Annie’s Social Club closing at the end of the year

Sad news to report today on Friday the 13th from All Shook Down: Annie's Social Club will be closing her doors on New Years Eve for good. The announcement was originally posted via E-mail to the ever-popular SF Indie List: Subject: This Weekend at Annie's Social Club, plus some sad news... We hate to do this, but there is some sad news we feel its better to deliver directly than to let the rumor mill speculate and distort. After almost four years of bringing you live entertainment, karaoke, booze, and good times, Annie's Social Club is closing its doors NEW [...]

Weekdays at Annie’s: Enforcer 9/2, Jucifer 9/3

Two raucous shows back to back at Annie's Social Club last week; it's hard not to feel bad for the Folsom Street venue's upstairs neighbors.  Whore for Satan Productions put together an atypical bill last Wednesday, replacing their usual down-tuned fare with something more high-pitched, and high octane. The ambiance evoked a bygone era, an uneasy time straddling the chasm between bell-bottomed, hedgerow-bustling 70's metal acts and the thrash and sleaze-glam that were to follow by the mid-eighties.  Interstitial bands like The Scorpions, Accept, and Saxon prefigured the popularity of these later trends, and the night unfolded in their image. [...]

Jucifer: Thursday @ Annie’s Social Club

Jucifer is the loudest band I've ever seen, which is no mean feat. Despite having only two members and no permanent home base (instead proudly proclaiming themselves “nomadic”), the husband-and-wife team truck around a veritable wall of amplifiers, girding the back of the stage in wattage at every gig. Amber Valentine handles guitar and vocals, while skinsman Edgar Livengood plays drums that look more like cauldrons or industrial cable spools, the better to cut through the fuzz. Underscoring Valentine's elastic, screaming-to-crooning vocals with explosive, digressive doom metal, the pair run roughshod over a dozen genres — the only constant is [...]

Totimoshi @ Annie’s Social Club, Saturday

Enigmatic but electrifying, Alameda's Totimoshi turned heads with 2006's Ladron (Crucial Blast/Volcom). Having released 2008's Milagrosa (Volcom), the trio teeter on the brink of something bigger, ready to take their idiosyncrasies to the top along with a catalogue full of grungy, jagged stoner rock. Co-conspirators in The Melvins and Helmet are important influences and tourmates, with Melvins producer Toshi Kasai (now of Big Business) presiding over the new record along with Helmet frontman Page Hamilton. The tunes are an affecting mix of power and subtly, counterposing guitarist Antonio Aguilar's skittering licks and declamatory vocals against the thrumming bass and booming [...]

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