Posts Tagged ‘warfield’

GOJIRA Plays the Warfield

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

And I thought he’d never make it out of Japan…


Gojira (ゴジラ?) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ?, “gorilla“), and kujira (鯨 (クジラ)?, “whale“), which is fitting because in one planning stage, Godzilla was described as “a cross between a gorilla and a whale”,[20] alluding to its size, power and aquatic origin. One popular story is that “Gojira” was actually the nickname of a corpulent stagehand at Toho Studio.[21] Kimi Honda, the widow of the director, dismissed this in a 1998 BBC documentary devoted to Godzilla, “The backstage boys at Toho loved to joke around with tall stories”.[22] Godzilla’s name was written in ateji as Gojira (呉爾羅?), where the kanji are used for phonetic value and not for meaning. The Japanese pronunciation of the name is [ɡodʑiɽa]; the Anglicized form is /ɡɒdˈzɪlə/, with the first syllable pronounced like the word “god”, and the rest rhyming with “gorilla”. In the Hepburn romanization system, Godzilla’s name is rendered as “Gojira”, whereas in the Kunrei romanization system it is rendered as “Gozira.”

OMG, Our Warfield Theatre is Provding Us with RANCID _and_ COCK SPARRER on One Beautiful Night, March 23, 2012

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Mid-Market Renaissance must now be considered complete:

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If only former Mayor Gavin Newsom, The Architect of the Mid-Market Revival, were alive around to see this.

20 Years of Rancid / 40 Years of Cock Sparrer

Rancid and Cock Sparrer

with Noi!se

Day: Fri, Mar 23, 2012
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Doors open: 7:00 PM
Days until show: 9
Ages: All Ages
On sale now
Advanced Ticket Prices*: $30.00
Day of Show*: $32.00

Cock Sparrer are widely considered to be one of the most influential Street Punk bands in history.

2012 sees them celebrate their 40th Anniversary.

The thing about Sparrer is that they’re not just a band. They are childhood friends and have been making a noise since they got together way back in 1972. They were playing, drinking, going to football and generally making a nuisance of themselves when the late 1970s punk scene started in London. Finally it seemed that there were hundreds of like-minded people with the same attitude.

Rarely do a band get the reaction that these guys do. A Cock Sparrer show is an event. It’s like cup final day. A family singalong. Theirs is a career in reverse, they’re bigger now than they ever were. Regularly headlining all the major punk festivals in Europe and occasionally hitting the US to headline events such as Punk Rock Bowling and Riot Fest.

This year is a year of celebration– with friends. And to start it off the band are hooking up with RANCID, who themselves are celebrating 20 years together, for a joint show on 23rd March at the Warfield in San Francisco.

Cock Sparrer — 40 years on, still five blokes in a pub, five mates having a laugh, more than just a band.

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VIP Line for Korn, Warfield Theatre, Market Street, USA

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Of course everybody knows the best nu metal comes from Bakersfield…

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The Mid-Market Renaissance is Now Complete: OMG, It’s Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Tonight at the Warfield Theatre!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Most of the available tickets are General Admission so that’ll have you standing, but there are a few seats in the loge as well.

Check it:

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OMG, It’s ERYKAH BADU at the WARFIELD Theatre Tonight!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Tickets are still left, believe it or not:

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Uh, “groupthink?” Oswald acted alone, but whatevs…


Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As seen in 2011:


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And after your visit to one of these establishments, feel free to buy a stolen iPhone from a friendly gentleman on the corner. Cash only, please.

And then at end of your night, ride home on a freshly stolen bike* you just bought for $20!

*As always, Bianchis Cost Extra, particularly ones with the firetruckish aqua green** paintjob. That’s the First Rule of Mid Market.

** Where I’m from, firetrucks were shades of green,  for some reason…

OMG, Bedbugs and Ballyhoo Coming to the Corrupt Twitterloin: Echo and the Bunnymen Play the Warfield

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Well, the bedbugs are already in the Twitterloin, but the ballyhoo, well that’s coming to the Warfield on May 19th, 2011, when Echo and the Bunnymen play.

I think the Warfield Theatre is having its best year ever, or something….


“We had this mate who kept suggesting all these names like The Daz Men or Glisserol and the Fan Extractors. Echo and the Bunnymen was one of them. I thought it was just as stupid as the rest”

See you there!

“Prospective Twitter Landlord Gave Newsom Rent Deal. City is now offering social media giant a tax freeze to move into historic SF Mart building”

Source: The Bay Citizen (

OMG, It’s Kesha at the Warfield! Twitterloin Fashion, Sidewalk Death Metal Opening Act, and a Smoky Bus Ride

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Well, isn’t that nice? These suburban gals waiting in line early, early, early got all dolled up for Ke$ha. See?

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(You don’t see this kind of scene too often in the Mid-Market, despite what you might think after watching this video from Tawain what makes fun of San Francisco corruption and corporate welfare.)

Mayor Edwin Lee kowtows to Biz Stone:

Moving on…

The gals in the much shorter V.I.P. line were not exactly enamored with this loud, loud, loud two-man death-metal band…

…but Warfield staff didn’t seem to mind:

And, even though part of the SoMA’s on fire, Yet Another Kesha Bus made it through the smoke and into the Twitterloin, safe and sound:


OMG, Ke$ha Plays the Warfield May 4th!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

It’s Kesha!

This event will finally put the 415 on the map.

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Get your tickets right here from the scalpers on Craigslist. (Were these tickets sold out before they went on sale? Probably. In other news, Forrest Gump the movie ended up losing money – that’s Hollywood for you…)

David Crosby + Graham Nash or the Crazy Caballo Gentlemens Club: Mid-Market Will Have You Covered March 28th

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

It’s happening, man. It’s finally happening, man!

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Crosby and Nash are returning to the play the 415 at our Warfield Theatre:

“David Crosby and Graham Nash to Tour as Crosby/Nash This Spring 1971 LIVE SET ‘ANOTHER STONEY EVENING’ OUT IN MARCH ON THE DUO’S NEW LABEL BLUE CASTLE RECORDS”

All the deets, below.

“LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2011– Singer-songwriters David Crosby and Graham Nash will launch a spring tour in the U.S. with a March 25 show in Long Beach, CA. While Crosby and Nash’s legendary vocal harmonies will be the centerpiece of the show, they will be accompanied on the road by an ace-backing band featuring James Raymond (keyboards), Dean Parks (guitar), Kevin McCormick (bass), and Steve DiStanislao (drums). The initial on-sale date for tickets is January 21.

The tour will mix acoustic and plugged-in performances. “Touring with a full band gives us the opportunity to do selections from our catalogue that Graham and I haven’t performed live together before,” says Crosby. “We will also be introducing some brand new songs we’ve written, that have never been heard onstage or on record.”

Crosby and Nash are also launching their own record label, Blue Castle Records, with the first-ever digital and vinyl editions of the live album Another Stoney Evening, recorded forty years ago, in 1971 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The release date is set for March 22, and the album can be pre-ordered through their website when tickets for the tour go on sale.

“This album represents the very beginning of our musical relationship as a duo,” says Nash. “Whatever David and I do well together, it’s wonderful that we’re still doing it well. For the upcoming tour, with a rock ‘n roll band, we’ve gotten fantastic advance response. It’s exciting to be bringing this great new show to people.”

David Crosby and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with the Byrds and the Hollies, respectively.

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CROSBY/NASH Tour Dates (additional dates to be added shortly):

March 25 -Long Beach Terrace Theater – Long Beach, CA
March 27 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
March 28 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
March 30 – WaMu Theatre – Seattle, WA
April 1 – Van Duzer Theater / Humboldt State Univ. – Arcata, CA
April 2 – Laxson Auditorium /  Chico State Univ. – Chico, CA
April 4 – Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo – San Luis Obispo, CA
April 9 – Swallow Hill Rootsfest / Paramount Theater – Denver, CO