Benefit for SF All Ages Venues Tonight!
August 14, 2009
Written by Ben Van Houten
As we’ve documented before, many of San Francisco’s venerable all ages venues–including Bottom of the Hill, Cafe Du Nord, the Great American Music Hall, Slim’s and the DNA Lounge–are in the middle of a “War on Fun,” as the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control continues to pursue arbitrary and irrational enforcement actions that could result in the loss of their liquor licenses and, ultimately, the clubs closing their doors forever. All ages shows are already in too-short supply in the City and the last thing this community needs is for these clubs to be shuttered without good reason.
Kudos then to the Stop the War on Fun (Facebook group) team for organizing the first in what is promised to be a series of benefits to help San Francisco’s all ages venues fight the ABC. The benefit takes place tonight at The Uptown in Oakland and features some great local bands: The Hundred Days, The Hot Toddies, Oona, Vitamin Party and Mister Loveless.
9pm, $8, 21+.