Elbo Room lives: 5 must-see shows to cap off your 2015

The future of Elbo Room, the eclectic Mission bar and nightclub, has been on a teetering slope this year after owners were notified that their lease would expire in November. But this week, they received the ecstatically great news that their lease is safe until January 2018. Long-time patrons and newcomers alike have at least two more years to enjoy the best of the Elbo's diverse musical offerings and their famed “San Francisco’s Longest Happy Hour” (5pm-9pm every day). So what are you waiting for? Grab a friend or loved one (or even your bad self) and do-si-do down to one of these [...]

By |December 11, 2015|Tags: |

Owners search for new location for the Elbo Room

Sad news yesterday for fans of Mission District venue the Elbo Room: the owners have been told that their lease won't be renewed and that the building will be demolished and replaced by condos. With their current lease expiring on November 1, the Elbo Room team posted a note on Facebook explaining that they're actively looking to relocate, and we certainly hope they can find a new location soon. SF history buffs know that the bar the Elbo Room currently occupies has been in operation for 80 years in various forms; as Amelia's, it was once the last lesbian bar [...]

By |April 23, 2015|Tags: |

My Metal Month of May

The shows cropped up fast as Memorial day approached, cascading on top of each other like the hairs of a vigorously headbanged coif. Instead of trying to keep pace, I bode my time. Now, feast on these reviews, covering the last couple weeks of heavy, condensed and combined into an omnibus post, richly suffused with the connective tissue of metaphor and theme. Black Cobra at Thee Parkside, 5/14 The beginning of a landmine marathon, the first battle in a war that my eardrums were certain to lose. Local duo Black Cobra appeared at a birthday party for Pirate [...]

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