Since Hubba Hubba Revue is at the DNA, it's there through the holidays, and includes live bands every month, I believe I'm right in saying that everyone reading this particular DNA Lounge Update is beholden to go to all Hubba Hubbas from now into Eternity (including, but not limited to, the next 3 months.)
Also, everyone: don't stay home 'til February. Go out, do stuff.
Do that instead of buying a lot of crap for Christmas. You don't need crap. You need fun.
There's a lot of that at the DNA Lounge.
Well shit. I can see that being really frustrating.
If you get somebody to do your booking, and you get someone I like, I'll come up from Mojave to see it. I miss living in a college town and seeing live music every week.
Any use in doing cheap stuff like local bands? Or would it just drive off more bar people to have possibly mediocre music?
It's a big club, and it takes a lot of staff to run it. For a live show, it's usually not economical to open the doors for fewer than around 150 people. I'd love to have a free/almost-free "local music" night, if I saw a way for it to get more than five people.
So you guys are closed when there isn't a show? I had figured that it was just a bar when there wasn't an event on. That makes it harder.
What do your people do when they're not working there?
I assume they drink at home.
In the dark.
In bed, probably
Under the bed, really.
With the dust bunnies. Whie crying.
Except the bunnies have now STOLED all the booze! Sad.
It seems like the biggest crowds for live music are almost always in the context of 1 band's short set within a DJ night (a la erstwhile pop roxx, or New Wave City, etc.) People in SF just aren't into seeing live bands. Except at places that get, for whatever reason, a lot of draw regardless of band, like Du Nord.
Actually I have a crazy idea. Book a few really high-profile, more-than-you-can-probably afford bands to play there and get people started coming, outside of goth/industrial I mean. Once you have a talent buyer this might be something to (judiciously) pursue.
And one more crazy idea, I think you need a bigger sign. People are always coming up to me, as I walk near 11th and Harrison, and asking me if I know where the DNA lounge is. I always laugh and tell them. (OK, always is actually just 2x in the last 2 months...)
Please, PLEASE, For the love of all that you hold dear to your life...Do not bring up the DNA Lounge sign.
ok, clearly i missed something, which is nothing new. nevermind.
The sign is a tar baby. There have been no less than five different volunteers to "just fucking make it happen already". It always goes nowhere.
HA! HA! The topic of THE SIGN came up this weekend among a crowd of regulars, and there was flinching and cautious statements leading AWAY from the topic.
Well now I know. It's probably like saying "your mom" to someone whose mom died recently. Oops.
Claire Voyant? Eeesh. There's a name from the past. I hadn't realised they were still around. Glad it was a good show.
Perhaps one of the issues is that the DNA has a reputation as a goth/alternative club, so the normal douchebags and party people stay away because they think the place is full of PVC-clad weirdos.
Oh, if only that were actually true (see also: Bootie, New Wave City). Not that it would help jwz if I got my wish.
Why is that funny? It's the impression I have, and when I asked my SF friends what they thought of it, they said the same thing.
The PVC-clad weirdos are humpty about all the normal douchebags and party people at DNA.
Hmmm, I don't know WHY that would be funny.
I didn't say ALL. I said SOME.