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Mission Arts Monthly Column - Lil Mike's Pix For Sept 2004
Topic: Bay Area Events
Hey, this is a column from our second issue of Mission Arts Monthly,
a publication bent on offering information, articles,
previews and event info about the numerous activities
around San Francisco's Mission District.

Our focus is on highlighting the many unique &
talented folks preening, performing, painting,or
somehow participating in the cultural stew that gives
the Mission such a vibrant edge.

Having lived in this
town for umpteen years, I can attest that the Mission
is the supreme spot for eating, drinking, fucking and
sucking up the sights and sounds. The creative cocoon
is so diverse & darn welcoming that literally hours,
days, weeks or months of your lifetime can go by and
you'll perhaps barely need to leave the 'hood.

I just wanted to highlight a few of the local events
and goings on that will be making September a little
something special this year. These are some of my
picks, and as of press time I hope you'll find time to
check a few of these out. The growing gang at Mission
Arts Monthly is psyched, and hoping to help us all
celebrate the sacred, sordid, saucy, sick, silly and
serene scenes that we have just outside our doors.

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 @ SomArts Gallery


The Coalition on Homelessness is celebrating 15 years
of the STREET SHEET with an Art Auction at SomArts
Gallery. There will be works by: Barry McGee,
Christine Hanlon, Eric Drooker, Alicia McCarthy, Rigo,
Chris Johanson, and MANY MORE! Reception and
registration begins at 6pm with Hors d'oevres, buffet
dinner and art auctions to follow. Sliding scale
admission $10-$40.

Where: SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan Street (between
8th & 9th Streets), San Francisco

Thursday, Sept. 9th @ 12 Galaxies ( 2565 Mission
Street )

After the Somarts event, check out a benefit to finish
a documentary film by Sarah Fisher that focuses on
meditation teacher and author of Dharma Punx, Noah
Levine. The show will feature former Chicago bike
messenger Matt Skiba of the hip and hardy band
Alkaline Trio, one of indie rawk's most promising
acts. The Film Trailer preview is at 10:30.

Info: 415-970-9777
Check out the film website at:

Saturday September 11th @ Mighty ( 15th & Utah)


Once Paul McCartney's dope tester, Led Zeppelin's
fawning former publicist,U2's Zoo TV tour DJ, BP
Fallon has led the kind of rawkin' life inside the
Velvet Goldmine that'd make Rodney Bingenheimer
jealous. "Purple browed Beep" is how Marc Bolan
described him in the T-Rex hit "Telegram Sam." In 1976
Phil Lynott said "BP's brilliant, though I'm not sure
what he does". King Boogaloo brings his wacky world &
White Widow to Mighty for a Death Disco style raveup &
photo retrospective on Sept 11... I wouldn't miss it
if you dig glam, slam, rock n roll...


Thursday, September 16 @ Galeria De La Raza ( 24th &
STITCHING COMMUNITIES - an Urban Folk Fashion Show
The fashion of contemporary Mexican and local artists
wil be modeled and displayed in an art gallery
setting. It is their hope to stitch a larger cross
cultural community of artists that combine ancestral
and urban design without loosing their traditions.
For more info write Norma at

Friday September 17th @ Thee Parkside (17th &


When not rocking onstage with the Boss, or playing a
heavy on The Sopranos, Little Steven hypes the
undergound garage rock scene via his syndicated radio
show (heard locally Sunday nights on KFOG). One of his
fave bands of late is Detroit Mi's The Fondas, who
he's had brought in for gigs with Iggy, NY Dolls and
more. Well, The Fondas are in SF this week for shows &
will rock the house with Nagg and The Straightjackets
at our beloved Parkside. If you dig The Bellrays or
Detroit Cobras, then I guess I'll see ya smoking on
the patio...

Sunday September 19th @ Valencia St ( twixt 21 &
22nd )

VALENCIA STREET FAIR ( noon til 6pm )

Heck, the street already has an under utilized bike
lane, why not it's own fair! Maybe we can make it a
permanent feature too! Bands to play include Japonize
Elephants, Why-Sall Lane, and that legendary librarian
lady herself Ms. Penelope Houston. Sponsors include
local chiropractor Dr. Milton O' Brien (Whom I'm gonna
start calling Uncle Miltie just for the heck of it...)


Sunday September 19th @ Sadie's Flying Elephant (
491 Potrero )


concert series, we welcome the stray soul survivors
still reeling and rocking from the street fair to
wander to the far side of the moon for a free show at
Potrero & Mariposa. The bands herein will be
redefining that sorta flaky folksy flava via a quasi
acoustic assault on your senses. In the interests of
journalistic integrity, I must warn ye that I will be
not only participating in this debauchery, but
bartending as well. Sadies is often a fave stop for
folks headed in or out of the psych wards of SF
General, and we hope you'll include us in your


Monday, September 20 @ Elbo Room ( 647 Valencia )


A far cry from the preceding Sunday acoustic attack at
Sadie's, the showcase here promises to not only
entertain, but perhaps help change the political world
as we know it. Performers include Minnesota's dynamic
duo Story Hill, locals Chuck Gonzalez & Liz Ross as
well as a solo performance from Alan Tower of world
fusion legends Ancient Future who plays hand fired
clay percussion. There's also a drawing from EMB
Studios who're giving away 4 hours of recording time
and if you'll register as an Absentee Voter, you get
in free...Damn! It's Just All Too Much!

Thursday, September 23 @ 826 Valencia ( 826 Duh )

A book release party for Jenny Traig's first memoir,
Devil in the Details. Jenny has previously been
published in McSweeney's, and is behind the popular
Crafty Girl series for Chronicle Books. Now, the party
is here for her new memoir that truly touches on her
own "Obsessive Girlhood". I'm also thinking there
might be a lil' free wine too!

Anyhow, that's about all I have room to squeeze into
this space, and I hope you folks have new excuses to
get out about the hood more often this month.

Peas & Love Handles , Lil Mike

LilMike @

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Posted by Lil Mike @ at 8:26 PM PDT
Updated: 09/04/04 8:33 PM PDT

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