The Walter and McBean gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) will transform for one night only into an underground tropical nightclub to celebrate the closing of “¡Oye, Mira!” this Friday, June 28th.
This transformation is prompted by curator Tony Labat’s personal ties to clubs of the early San Francisco punk scene via his band The A-holes, and follows in the tradition of pop-up nightclubs like the Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach (by day a Filipino restaurant, and by night an infamous punk club hosting such bands as DEVO, Ramones, Dead Kennedys, and Blondie). Join SFAI for a night of mayhem featuring three cutting-edge, multimedia Bay Area bands that utilize video, sound, live DJing, and performance including:
Shalo P: A San Francisco audio/visual artist interested in raw emotion and energy, offering up dense layers of sight and sound born out of universal themes of hatred, love, longing, and sorrow.
Gold Wood: A darkly energetic multimedia approach to traditional rock forms that pushes the boundaries of analog and digital soundscapes. Gold Wood consists of the band members C.I.A., $$$, and Urban Yetti, and is the evil brain child of Mauricio Ancalmo and Christine Ancalmo in axis with the abominable forces of Aaron Terry.
Future Twin: originally brought together by the first all-girl moped gang in San Francisco, The Lockits—juxtaposes tangible beauty with honest grit, earning comparisons to St. Vincent, Kathleen Hannah, and Grace Slick.
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