Posts Tagged ‘lager’

The Dos Equis Most Interesting Show in the World Tour 2009 is a Must See

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

As promised, the free, “hella entertainingMost Interesting Show in the World rocked San Francisco’s SoMA district last night at The Mezzanine. Dos Equis picked up the tab and brought a truckload of smooth, refreshing  XX Ambar (Amber?) and XX Lager to hand out for free. Verily, it was “dope.” If this is how our corporate overlords want to spend their money during a recession, whom are we to argue?

See below to discover if this show is coming to your town next. If you’re in Houston, Texas, you can get your ticks now. Otherwise, you’ll have to figure things out on your own. (You had to go through ShowClix to get tickets in S.F.)

[UPDATE: Now you can get tickets for all shows by clicking on TOUR DATES here and then on "RSVP" for your town. Still a few ticks left in Fun Diego, I see...]

Sax-playing host Angelo Moore of Fishbone is the high-energy MC on the MISW ’09 tour:

IMG_9273 copy

Click to expand

The crowd seemed to be in a good mood:

IMG_9295 copy

It’s Melody Sweets!:

IMG_9360 copy

Beatboxer Butterscotch accompanying what must be the world’s largest saxamophone – a purple bass:

IMG_9324 copy

The Human Spring!:

IMG_9365 copy

There were whips and crossbows in the house, but edged weapons were the order of the day:

IMG_9285 copy

Mr. and Mrs. G have a Mr. and Mrs. Smith thing going on, apparently.

IMG_9343 copy

Aiming a crossbow using a mirror to pop a balloon. Love hurts:

IMG_9338 copy

The whole shebang was a benefit for the San Francisco Food Bank

IMG_9187 copy

This was the line early on going up Jessie Street betwixt 5th and 6th Streets. But everybody got in so long as they had their printed-out ticket. The Mezz at Triple Four Jessie appears to be a well run nightclub, with an aware but mellow staff that enforces rules without any unneccesary vitriol. Hurray!

IMG_9172 copy

Is it the Most Interesting Show in the World? Check it:

MISW 2009 TOUR SCHEDULE

 Oct. 20        San Francisco        Mezzanine
 Oct. 21        Los Angeles          Avalon
 Oct. 22        San Diego            4th and B
 Oct. 23        Scottsdale           Venue of Scottsdale
 Oct. 26        Denver               Cervantes Masterpiece Bllrm.
 Oct. 29        Houston              Warehouse Live!
 Oct. 30        San Antonio          Scout Bar
 Oct. 31        Dallas               Granada Theater
 Nov. 1         Austin               La Zona Rosa
 Nov. 2         Austin               La Zona Rosa
 Nov. 6         Chicago              Park West
 Nov. 10        Atlanta              Variety Playhouse
 Nov. 11        Charlotte            The Visulite Theater
 Nov. 12        Baltimore            Recher Theater
 Nov. 13        New York             Webster Hall
 Nov. 18        Tampa Bay            Skipper’s Smokehouse
 Nov. 19        Ft. Lauderdale       Revolution Live

Loveable I AM PABST Mural Has San Francisco Laughing. Squid + Tennis + Beer = ???

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

This huge Pabst Blue Ribbon mural on 7th Street is arresting, no? (Do the people at the beloved and hugely-trafficked (hundreds of thousands of visitors monthly) Laughing Squid website know about this yet?)

Free public art, and yet, some scowl:

“Wow they finally figured out a way to combine the two of the things hipsters love most….Pabst and Cephalopods. If only they could have figured a way to get some yarn or felt in there?”

“I Am Pabst- by Jacob White, Los Gatos, CA.” Click to expand:

IMG_6607 copy

As seen in front of the McAllister Tower part of Hastings College of Law, University of California, which is a just a “15 minute walk from Little Saigon.” (Ah yes, Hastings, where the “impoverished” students never drive German cars, and never power their marijuana grow lamps with unmetered electricity at the 100 McAllister dorms. Heavens no.)

Here’s a larger version for you to click on. How would you compare it with what they have in Kansas City? Or Minneapolis? Or Seattle? Or Boise? Is the artist referencing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums? Food for thought.

IMG_6604 copy

Actually, this is almost like a national ad campaign. Oh well. Check the gallery for 2007 and 2008. Enter the PBArt contest for next year, why not?

T-shirts available.

(And here’s a link to the photo that used to be here from Capt. Tim)