international crowd I've always enjoyed the somewhat international feel of the crowd at the Tunnel Top. It's dark and somewhat cramped and crowded downstairs, but it's just a good place with a great vibe.
Best Salsa spot for a Tuesday Night This is the place where you can dance salsa with converse and get in for free. A great mix of people from all levels of salsa dancing. Now we have a place to meet next Tuesday.
"Tunnel Top" the tops The Tunnel Top, located at 601 Bush Street, is a cozy little spot to grab a cocktail. There's no cover charge and the drinks are reasonably priced. They specialize in the "Mojito", a tasty drink consisting of rum and muddled mint. The bar has an exposed wood beam ceiling with orange and red walls and an impressive wine bottle chandelier. When there are not live dj beats to groove to, there's a free juke box with plenty of good tunes. Also, they often project movies downstairs for added enjoyment.
Free djs every night! The gathering for the ghetto chic baby! Come up on 2nd and 4th Fridays for !Tunnel Vision!... a bi-monthly journey into the realms of downtempo, idm, breaks, ethno and other minimal beats.
No cover 1)check out the RED WINE SOCIAL every Wednesday at Dalva, 3121 16th Street in the Mission
TophOne and guests Aural-B, DJ Smash, Gadget, Polywog, etc...9pm, no cover
2)and Thursday nights- hip-hop, funk & dancehall at TUNNEL TOP, 601 Bush Street above the Stockton Tunnel & the Green Door Massage Parlor... TophOne along with Apollo, DJ Neta, Pause, Kevvy Kev and Mr.E...10pm, no cover
3)Turntables on the Hudson
when: Fri 1.16 (9 pm)
where: Milk (1840 Haight St, 415.387.6455)
price: $12 / $10 advance
links: Event Info | Turntables on the Hudson
NYC's beat-juggling maestros Nickodemus and Mariano, better known as the DJ duo Turntables on the Hudson, don't often get a chance to educate West Coast ears with their infectious blend of soul-soaked hip hop, Afrobeat grooves, and international appeal. That's because these Giant Step artists are too busy setting NYC's dance floors ablaze. Lucky for us, the Joypad is bringing out the duo for a special West Coast edition that ought to leave Upper Haight patrons wondering if they'd died and gone to, well, the Hudson. (JC)
this is a bit different
4) MUSIC: Avant Country
The Country Teasers
when: Fri 1.16 (10pm)
where: Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk St, 415.923.0923)
links: Event Info | The Country Teasers
After the Fall fell victim to Mark E. Smith vanity in the albums following 1994's Middle Class Revolt, the Country Teasers, a mostly English quintet, adopted their tutors' spittle-flecked crown with a wink and a swig of home-cooked swill. The Teasers' 1995 self-titled debut was a half-baked, nearly misogynistic call to arms (song titles: "Bitches F*ck Off," "Drove a Truck") tinged with a light twang. Subsequent records have continued the abrasive, Big Black-gone-country screed with occasional forays into lo-fi electro-pop via frontman B.R. Wallers' cassette-only side project, the Rebel. In this case, half-baked means really fun and really good, if sloppy ramble-rock and surprise New Order covers are your carpetbag. (YS)