Since September 1991, Portrero Hill concert venue Bottom of the Hill has been an SF staple for live music. The venue has been home to over 10,000 bands who have played here, equaling about 25,000 performances over the past 25 years. Bottom of the Hill has been a springboard for many bands. In fact, Arcade Fire, The White Stripes, Oasis, Alanis Morissette, Marilyn Manson, The Strokes, Alt-J, and even Kid Rock have all played here in their early days. To celebrate the quarter-century milestone, Bottom of the Hill will invite a number of bands who have been near and dear to them to play this week and into mid-October. Some of the shows have already sold out so try not to be too late to the party!
Check out their complete calendar for more details about upcoming live shows.
Bands that have been particularly important in the venue’s history are Pavement, Lush, Green Day, Cake, and the Beastie Boys. Bottom of the Hill is extremely proud to have been of use to the SF Bay Area music scene and of all the local bands that have been able to use their stage to share their music.
For a bit of nostalgia, see below for the old school flyer for the first shows the venue ever had.