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SF Venue Viracocha Holds Community Meeting to Discuss Closing TONIGHT

Editor's Note: I am personally saddened to hear of the closing of Viracocha. I played one of the best shows of my career at the venue and had a wonderful musical experience. They paid my band and I well, we were treated with respect and space's intimacy was incredibly special. Thanks for creating such a unique music space for acoustic performers. Please attend the community meeting tonight to learn more about the space's closing and what you can do to help. -je

A Message from Viracocha:

So as most of you know by now, we have closed Viracocha. Not temporarily, but completely, this time. We begin dismantling and demolition this weekend. However... There is still an opportunity to save the Basement Performance Level, and pass it along to the perspective new tenants. But.... we've only got TONIGHT! (Monday, August 3rd)

There is a group who wish to save the performance space, and keep it designated for public artistic programming, of all sorts, but the decision to move forward, or 'call it quits', needs an answer by the end of this evening.

There will be a community meeting at Viracocha, at 7:30 pm. The perspective tenant, will be on hand to describe their vision, and business plan, for what will, hopefully, inhabit 998 Valencia. They have some financial backing, but not enough to do it on their own.

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in investing with them, in an effort to keep another SF art space in existence, this is the time. 7:30PM, Tonight.

Please share, and please join us in the discussion.

Also... If you've questioned why Viracocha is closing, or what prompts us to leave at this particular time..: answers will be provided. We have not spoken with any Reporters, despite the numerous articles that have come out speculating our decision. Remember, just cause words make it to print, doesn't mean they are true.

If you want the full story... all will be explained this evening.


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Gene Washington & The Ironsides and Los Hot Boxers Support The Suffers at Slim's - 8/4

The San Francisco based classic soul revivalist band, Gene Washington & The Ironsides will be performing at Slim's in support of the rapidly emerging soul/big band The Suffers. If you like insanely large music ensembles, energetic soul music and nostalgic experiences, check this show out. The San Jose based band, Los Hot Boxers will be rounding out the bill with a unique fusion of doo-wap, Jazz and Latin musical influences.

This would be the perfect show to take your S/O out for a night of dinner and dancing. It can't always be about you, of course there's no reason why you wouldn't have a BLAST getting down to The Suffers and all the amazing music you're going to experience on August 4th at Slim's??

You can order tickets strictly for the show, or you can invest in advanced tickets that includes a three course meal and reserved seating on the balcony. Do your best to make it out to this show!


Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits Release New Music Video + Play Stork Club TONIGHT

The San Francisco based burlesque -heavy rock band, Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits have released a brand new music video. Apple Pie and The Knife is an anthem that fights the unfair epidemic of "slut -shaming" (accusing a woman of being over-sexualized for dressing or acting in a certain way, and sometimes, for no reason at all).

"The Apple Pie and The Knife" is based on my experiences as an aggressive female rocker on The Voice. I behaved the same as some of my male counterparts, but because I'm a woman, it was the double-standard and I got called out, mostly by women, for being boisterous. I was too aggressive on stage. My shorts were too short. "Who did I think I was?" I made the video because I want little girls growing up to know that they don't have to fit into this subservient box and that can be themselves without questioning themselves, regardless of their sex."  -Kat Robichaud

Robichaud made it into the top 10 on the popular televised singing competition, The Voice. She apparently didn't have an amazing experience on the show, but we still love you, Kat!

You can see Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits perform live at The Stork Club in Oakland TONIGHT with VOWWS, Survival Guide and Sister Grizzly. This is an amazing line up that will be performing at a grungy rock club in the Oakland. We can guess that the show is going to be raw, in your face and completely unpredictable. That's what rock and roll is all about!


Video Premiere: Travis Hayes and the Young Daze - Towns Like These

We're excited to premiere the live music video for Travis Hayes' song, Towns Like These! The video features Hayes' full band, Travis Hayes and the Young Daze and the vocals of Emily Whitehurst.

Anyone who knows about Travis Hayes' contributions to the local music community would find his "Ode to the Bay Area" folk ballad, Towns Like These very consistent with his actions and passion for local live music. If you don't know anything about his work, Hayes has been a booker and live music curator for the local music venue, Neck of the Woods. He's also been great at connecting solo singer/songwriters with opportunities through booking and staying active in songwriter social media groups.

The video was filmed by Jared Swanson at our Great American Music Hall show last month on Saturday, June 27th. The audio was recorded by Seth Lael. The song "Towns Like These" is about traveling around the U.S.A. and constantly hearing people compare San Francisco to places like Austin, TX or Brooklyn, NY. I don't believe that to be true. There's no place like San Francisco. There's no place like home. - Travis Hayes

You can catch an upcoming live performance from Travis Hayes, The Painted Horses and The Wild Reeds on Thursday, August 6th at Leo's in Oakland!


Split Screens Hosts Amnesia's Tuesday Residency in August

Amnesia's Tuesday night monthly residency will be hosted by the San Francisco based psych folk artist, Split Screens (aka Jesse Cafiero) for the month of August. Split Screens is a relatively new music project that we've watched grow over the last couple of years. It's very exciting to see this tenacious musician curate four weeks of music! Make sure you support Amnesia and its great support of artists through its consistant monthly, artist run Tuesday night residency. Check out the schedule and do your best to make it to as many Tuesday events as you can!

Loving Cup Presents
Split Screens' Amnesia Residency
Tuesdays in August

August 4th:
sea knight // Split Screens // Cave Clove

August 11th:
Perhapsy (Derek of Bells Atlas' project!) // Split Screens // Scary Little Friends

August 18th:
Lower Brite (Rob of Tumbleweed Wanderers' new project!) // Split Screens // We Arsons

August 25th:
Hod & The Helpers (Santa Cruz) // Lords of Sealand // Split Screens




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