The First & Foremost '80s Dance Party


21-Year Anniversary events

Fri Sep 6, 2013 - Sat Sep 21, 2013
Multiple locations
$7 - $12
Music, New Wave/80s Music
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Friday, September 6, 2013 at DNA Lounge
New Wave City 21-Year Anniversary Party

Your hosts and DJ's Skip & Shindog (founders of New Wave City)
plus past NWC DJ Brian Raffi, and guests DJ's Andy T, Donimo & Prince Charming; and special guest DJ / Visual Artist from Brazil - Alisson Gothz (Trash 80's, Club Gloria)

9PM until 3AM / 21+ with Valid ID / Cover: $12 all night
Co-sponsored by SF Bay Guardian

That's right, a nightclub party old enough to get into a bar. New Wave City commemorates 21 continuous years of San Francisco parties, celebrating the alternative music/club scene of the 80s.  In 1992, there was no "80s nostalgia" trend, and New Wave City stood on its own for playing music exclusively from the previous decade.  New Wave City still stands apart from other 80s parties, as it is dedicated specifically to the New Wave scene, with music and acts that still remain major influences in today's music.  It's not just about nostalgia for those that experienced the music "back in the day," as younger music lovers and club goers also have an appreciation for the groundbreaking music of the New Wave era.  Another important facet of New Wave City from the beginning has been the all-inclusive nature of the crowd, always welcoming every type of customer.  The result is a unique camaraderie of fans sharing and dancing to the music in a nightclub setting.  Glammed up, dressed down, ubergoth, preppie, straight, gay, twentysometing to fiftysomething, all are a part of New Wave City.  In 1992, some San Francisco clubs took their cues from New York in encouraging an "exclusive" crowd, holding back the riff-raff behind a velvet rope, and only admitting select customers.  New Wave City has shunned that attitude from the very beginning and everyone is treated like a VIP.  Dozens of San Francisco venues have hosted New Wave City events, including the I-Beam, El Rio, Trocadero Transfer, Big Heart City, King Street Garage, Club Townsend, Space 550, Justice League, DNA Lounge, Mezzanine, Mighty, and recently at Cat Club; and the event was also produced for awhile in Los Angeles.

Don''t miss at the 20-Year Anniversary Party: balloon/confetti drop, on screen visuals capturing 20 years of New Wave City memories, including debut of new custom videos.


Saturday, September 21, 2012 at Cat Club
New Wave City presents "King Street Reunion Party"

New Wave City DJ's Skip & Shindog, and guest DJ's tbd
9PM until 3AM / 21+ with Valid ID / Cover: $7 before 10pm; $12 after 10pm
(Any past employee of King Street Garage will be admitted free.)

Five years into the history of New Wave City and after holding the event at 15 other venues, the club party found a home at the King Street Garage.  This venue was on the "back side" of Club Townsend, located at what was once a gritty edge of San Francisco near the Bay, at 174 King Street, just off 3rd Street.  The single room with high ceilings and balcony overlooking the room proved a great location for New Wave City, where it was held to great success to countless hundreds of music fans, for more than five years, until the club closed to make way for the hyper development that accompanied the opening of the new ballpark (now AT&T Park.) As part of New Wave City's latest anniversary year, this event will commemorate the years and spirit of these rich years for the party at this special place. Past employees of King Street Garage will be present (maybe behind the bar serving drinks again!) and images from King Street Garage will be pulled from the archives to create projected visual for the event.


DNA Lounge
11th at Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA
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Cat Club
1190 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA
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  1. DNA Lounge
    11th at Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA
  2. Cat Club
    1190 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA