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A New Arcade Bar & Event Space Set to Open Next Month in NOPA

A New Arcade Bar & Event Space Set to Open Next Month in NOPA

Emporium is a new 12,000 square foot concept bar and event space that is set to open in October. This new NOPA hang out is located right near the Independent and is housed in the 100-year-old, former Harding Theater. As delivery trucks are busy dropping…

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Elbo Room Extends Lease to Stay in the Mission Until 2019

Elbo Room Extends Lease to Stay in the Mission Until 2019

Keeping tabs on the status of the Elbo Room is like following a can being perpetually kicked down the road. Owners of the Mission district bar and event venue recently signed a third extension of the lease agreement to stay at their current location until…

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Noise Pop Announces the Return of Historic Music Venue Café du Nord at Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop Announces the Return of Historic Music Venue Café du Nord at Swedish American Hall

With all the news in recent years about venues closing, it’s always fantastic to report about new venues opening. Better yet, the revival of one of the Bay Area’s historic music venues. Café du Nord, will officially return next month, with help from Noise Pop…

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Elbo Room Granted Legacy Business Status, Relocation Still TBD

Elbo Room Granted Legacy Business Status, Relocation Still TBD

Valencia Street watering hole and live music venue the Elbo Room has been through ups and downs the past few years with lease terminations and extensions, but recently it was designated as a legacy business by the city of San Francisco. Despite the newly obtained…

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Love + Propaganda Wins National Award for Best Dance Club

Love + Propaganda Wins National Award for Best Dance Club

At the annual Nightclub and Bar Awards in Las Vegas, a prestigious award was handed out to San Francisco club Love + Propaganda. The mostly electronic music space with a punk edge located in Union Square was recognized with a national award for “Best Dance…

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The List: Coachella 2017 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

The List: Coachella 2017 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

We’re not going to lie-if you skip Coachella this year then you will most likely be missing out on some amazing performances. But put that FOMO aside, because there are a ton of local shows with these same artists, including many of the top headliners….

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DNA Lounge Follows Announcement of Financial Troubles with a Call to Action

DNA Lounge Follows Announcement of Financial Troubles with a Call to Action

Jamie Zawinski (JWZ) signed a lease 17 years ago for the SoMa space to house DNA Lounge. Unfortunately, the eccentric live music and event venue recently announced that they may soon close permanently due to financial issues…unless other options present themselves. A recent blog post…

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‘Nightlife Legislation’ Amendment Looks to Protect Music Venues from Hotel and Motel Noise Complaints

‘Nightlife Legislation’ Amendment Looks to Protect Music Venues from Hotel and Motel Noise Complaints

This week the SF Planning Commission approved a new amendment to a piece of legislation to preserve nightlife and entertainment venues from being sued for noise complaints by neighboring hotels and motels within 300 feet. The Planning Commission approved the amendment unanimously and it will…

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Quintessential SF Concert Venue Bottom of the Hill Celebrates 25 Years

Quintessential SF Concert Venue Bottom of the Hill Celebrates 25 Years

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…

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20 Bands and DJs Performing in The Bay during Outside Lands Festival

20 Bands and DJs Performing in The Bay during Outside Lands Festival

One major benefit to hosting a large music festival like Outside Lands is the multitude of live shows also happening locally. Each  year, many artists who travel here for the multi-day event will book additional shows while fans are also in town for the weekend….

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Jeff Whitmore (Public Works & Mighty) Discusses the Latest from Cutting-Edge Music & Arts Venue, The Midway

Jeff Whitmore (Public Works & Mighty) Discusses the Latest from Cutting-Edge Music & Arts Venue, The Midway

Thirty paces north of the Illinois-Marin St. crossing, I stood mesmerized by a slender-faced carnival barker with ghostly complexion. Deathly still in a red and black pinstripe suit, the pale figure stares down from beneath the brim of his topper—a hat twice the size of…

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The Armory Obtains Permit to Expand Music & Event Capabilities

The Armory Obtains Permit to Expand Music & Event Capabilities

Last week, San Francisco’s Entertainment Commission awarded the Armory a full entertainment permit. This decision approved the headquarters of pornography company Kink.com, frequently called the Porn Palace, to be transitioned from a porn studio into a full-time 4,000-person music and event venue. While some of…

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