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Happy Hour, Free Drink to Boot

Marina dancing hot spot HiFi is having Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday (with special events) starting at 5PM. About that free drink? If you mention the ad to the bartender, you get a drink on the house!

Now, about those special events… here is a run down of the rest of the weeks events:

Tuesday:
Trivia Night with $2 bud/bud lights and $3 well drinks along with prizes galore. Win up to a $60 bar tab.

Wednesday:
Women’s only wine tasting for $15 on the last Wednesday of every month!
Every Wednesday: DJ Kool Karlo (same DJ as Saturday night).

Thursday:
DJ Chris Fox.

Any other questions, call 415-3345-8663!

HiFi
2125 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Free Karaoke Wednesday Night

Every Wednesday night is like a free-for-all at The Dirty Martini! With no cover charge, and no additional cost for both karaoke and pool, it’s definitely the mid-week destination for anyone who wants their weekend to start early.

They have over not just a thousand, but over 30,000 songs, dating as far back as the 1950s. This ensures there’ll be more than enough material to (drunkenly attempt to) sing your heart out to. If karaoke isn’t your weapon of choice, don’t worry. DJ Allier is always there mixing song favorites and music videos on huge screens for you to watch while you dance.

The alcohol will be flowing for cheap with drink specials all night, and the pool will be as free as you’re feeling (thanks to all those cheap beverages).

So any Wednesday, or every Wednesday, if you’re feeling bored you know you can always head on down to The Dirty Martini for a good time at a barely-there price.

The Dirty Martini
2801 Leavenworth St. SF
inside The Historic Cannery Building
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Triclops! at Amoeba Records Friday Night!

Bay area natives Triclops! recently released a new record on March 25.

If that just wasn’t enough Triclops! for you, you can see them play their newest songs to you in Oakland with PIGS and Crystal Antlers this Saturday, April 26. Or, in lieu of that warehouse show, you can see them live from the stage at Amoeba Records on Haight St. this Friday night at 6PM, free as always.

Amoeba Records
1855 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Man Man at Amoeba Records Tomorrow Night!

If you were dying to see Man Man‘s show with Yeasayer at the Great American Music Hall on April 23rd, but are too low on cash, you’re in luck! April 22nd they will be playing a (solo) show at Amoeba records for free!

They’ll be debuting tracks from their new release Rabbit Habits (pictured above), so if you like what you hear at Amoeba, you can pick up a copy for yourself. Arrive promptly at 6PM to ensure you won’t miss out on any of the indie-rock goodness.

Amoeba Records
1855 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Record Store Day

This Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, meaning independently owned record stores across the country will be coming together to celebrate what culture they bring to their surrounding communities, as well as their collective impact on the nation as a whole.

I’m not sure what most stores will be doing to celebrate, or if they’ll even be too cool to celebrate, but Amoeba Records is certainly not that cool going all out: from 12pm-6pm they will be having guest DJ’s, contests, giveaways, and more… because they know how much we love more.

If I’ve learned anything from these two posts, I’d have to say that money can’t buy you love, but free things can get you customers… and that customers love free things.

Now if my facts here are correct, San Francisco was established on free love in the 60s and 70s… so we should all stop by Haight St. for these events, and thank them for keeping it real with the free love.

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Phantom Planet TONIGHT at Bottom of the Hill

Best known for The OC’s theme song “California”, Phantom Planet will be playing a free show tonight at Bottom of the Hill with fellow indie band The Hush Sound. This show is first come, first serve… so plan on getting there well before their doors open at 7PM to bank on getting inside.

Aside from lending their song to a hit teen drama, Phantom Planet should really be getting recognition for much more than that. Apart from the obvious–that they’re a good listen–they’re good for a game of Six Degrees of Separation… leading to YOU, the reader… so here we go!

1. Jason Schwartzman (from your favorite Wes Anderson flicks) was their drummer before branching out with his own band Coconut Records (whose song “West Coast” was also featured in The OC).
2. Jason’s brother Robert is the front man for Rooney.
3. Rooney went on tour this past summer with The Redwalls (their song was in an AT&T commercial).
4. Their tour manager Curly was my old roommate.
5. His old roomate is writing this very blog.
6. You’re reading this very blog… stunned that you didn’t realize the connection earlier, and are moving plans around to see your good friends of Phantom Planet play a free show for you tonight!

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 621-4455
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Sake 1, Saturday at Amoeba Records

Originating from San Francisco, Sake One (whose name has stuck from his days as a graffiti artist) is now a highly lucrative DJ, having spun shows all over–leaving a trail that spans all the way from Los Angeles to London. Alas, he has not forgotten the little people. This upcoming Saturday at 2PM he will be shaking the frame of Amoeba Records as he gives us all a free taste of his new, collaborative efforts with Latin label Fania.

Whether you’ve been following his flourishing career from the get-go, or you simply want to hit the dance floor in the middle of the day (though lacking the beverages of an actual club, they’re also lacking the cover charges-you win some, you lose some), Amoeba Records is a key spot to pop in this Saturday afternoon. If you’re planning on getting a good view I suggest you get there early, unless you’re content with being crammed between the aisles while actual customers try to squeeze by.

Amoeba Records
1855 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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