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Win Tickets to DJ Vadim Live Sound System feat. Katrina Blackstone; plus DJ Sep (Dub Mission) October 19


Dub Mission presents  DJ Vadim (U.K) Live Sound System featuring Katrina Blackstone

 plus DJ Sep

at Elbo Room: 647 Valencia, SF - 21+ - 415 552 7788

9 pm to 2 am - $11 Door / Limited $8 Advance tickets at www.djvadim.brownpapertickets.com

More information: www.dubmission.com

Win tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with 'VadimSF' in the subject line.

Born in Russia and residing in London and Berlin, DJ Vadim aka Daddy Vad has built a reputation as one of the world's top independent producers.
In a career that spans 20 years, he has travelled in over 68 countries, performing and collaborating with established and developing talents across
Continents, languages and cultures. Vadim founded his own independent record label, Jazz Fudge in 1994, and signed to Ninja Tune the following year.
He sticks to no rulebook, hi musical repertoire encompassing hip hop, trip hop, soul, funk, grime, reggae, dub and bass. Vadim has produced numerous
solo and group albums across genres for labels like Ninja Tune, Jazzfudge, Wordsound and BBE., working with artists like DJ Krush, Stevie Wonder,
The Roots, Prince, Public Enemy, Dilated Peoples, Kraftwerk, Sly and the family stone, Fat Freddy's Drop, Super Furry Animals, and Paul Weller. He
has formed and produced a number of groups including The Bug, The Isolationist, The Russian Percussion, and One Self and The Electric. In 2002,
Vadim was nominated for a Latin Grammy for his work with 7 Notas 7 Colores. Always innovating and pushing the boundaries, he has delved into the
broadcasting world. with his own radio show "Around the World in 8 Relays" which is aired by the BBC World Service and was nominated for a Sony
Award. His latest release, Dubcatcher, is informed by classic roots music, 80s digital, bashment, original UK 2 step soul, bass culture and features
powerhouse vocalist Katrina Blackstone, YT, Demolition Man, Jamalski, Dynamite MC and many others.

Katrina Blackstone has been singing since she could speak and has not stopped! Whether, it was singing for friends and family, or performing on
stage, she had no doubt, what she wanted to do. "I feel more comfortable being on stage than walking down the street" proclaims the Tennessee-born
vocalist. Anyone who has witnessed her, on stage would agree. She takes the mic with ease, connects with the audience, naturally, and always delivers
a memorable show. Katrina studied vocal performance, with an emphasis on Jazz at the prestigious New School University in New York., Her professional
foundation draws from the teachings of such greats as Junior, Mance, Amir Ziv, Bobby Sanabria, and Kate Baker, to name a few. This widely eclectic,
group of teachers, along with numerous performance opportunities and unique life, experiences, has enabled her to cultivate her distinctive voice and
exceptional, stage presence. Living in NYC, Katrina started her diverse recording career with, Jazz and Soul legends Ron Carter, Brian Jackson, and Mike
Clark for the album, "Legba's Light" in which she is featured on the song "Whisper" with Killah Priest., She has been featured on Bluetech's albums, Love
Songs to the Source (Interchill), and Rainforest Reverberations (Critical Beats), dr Israel's The Liberation Chronicles, (Dreadtone International), and Live at
Dub Mission SF which was recorded at our 14th Anniversary. Katrina has toured with a diverse group of musicians including, Shootyz Groove, the Primo
Gomez project, Bluetech, Satori Social, and dr Israel., With her debut 2010 EP, Passing Time, Katrina made a grand entry onto the futuristic, pop-soul
scene, as her voice glided effortlessly over multiple genres. Her exquisite, phrasing and passionate delivery still retain an air of mystery.

DJ Sep is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at Dub Mission. For 22 years, Sep was also on Bay Area radio: first at college radio station KUSF
and later at Berkeley's public radio station, KPFA. She is the co-compiler (with producer/dj Shockman) of Babylon Is Ours: The USA in Dub, a collection
of all-exclusive American dub tracks released on Select Cuts Records. Her latest projects, the Biggering Riddim, an EP of original music featuring dr. Israel
and Mista Chatman; the BASSment mix, and Reggae Got Dhol featuring refixes of tunes by Gregory Isaacs and Lady G are all available on

Now in its 19th year, Dub Mission is one of the longest-running parties in the world, presenting cutting-edge dub, roots reggae and dancehall every Sunday
at the Elbo Room. Voted Bay Area's Best Reggae Club by S.F. Bay Guardian readers Dub Mission has featured artists from all over the world, including Adrian
Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, the Scientist, Mungo's Hi Fi, Soom T, Solo Banton, Jahdan Blakkamoore,
Zion Train, Prince Fatty Sound System, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Nickodemus from Turntables On The Hudson and many many others.
Every Sunday at Elbo Room:


Win tickets to Chinatown at Paramount Theatre October 10


CHINATOWN (1974) - In 1937 Los Angeles, private eye Jake "J.J." Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) to undertake an investigation that leads him deeper and deeper into a web of scandal, deceit, and corruption. One of director Roman Polanski's greatest films, Chinatown hooks the viewer into a plot whose unpredictable twists and turns develop into a mind-bending and unguessable conclusion. Complex characters, pitch-perfect dialogue, and masterful acting all combine to make this one of the best noir films of all time. Six Oscar wins: Best Writing, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Direction, Best Cinematography. 

Movie classics feature 35mm film prints, a newsreel, cartoon, previews, Dec-O-Win raffle, and a live Wurlitzer organ serenade. Purchase advance tickets here and enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com. Tickets available at the Paramount Box Office on movie night.

Friday, October 10, 8pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland | $5

The Payback: Help end family homelessness


The Payback, a partnership between Positive Legacy and funk band the New Mastersounds, is bringing awareness and support surrounding family homelessness in San Francisco through two benefit concerts at the Great American Music Hall (GAMH) on September 26 and 27, 2014. The proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Compass Family Services.

Eddie Roberts, guitarist and leader of the New Mastersounds, lived for a period of time in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco and was personally touched by the homeless situation there.

Feeling a sense of connection and community, Eddie wishes to join his music with organizations that are working to make a real difference in the lives of the homeless. Eddie wants to continue his efforts by supporting an organization like Compass that is providing tangible services and solutions for over 3,500 children and parents in San Francisco who are homeless and at risk for becoming homeless.

To enter to win a pair of tickets, email RSVP@sfbg.com with 'Payback' in the subject line.

For Tickets to The Payback:

Fri. 9/26: http://tickets.gamh.com/events/428719

Sat. 9/27http://tickets.gamh.com/events/428720

Enter to win a pair of tickets to FallFest 2014 on October 11!


Taste all the Bay Area has to offer at FallFest 2014 — a celebration of the Bay Area’s best in local food, wine, beer and cocktails! The leading restaurateurs, winemakers, mixologists and epicurean artisans will give you a day full of premier food and wine tasting, chef demonstrations, cocktail crafting, beer sampling and chef competitions that focus on eating and living local. It all takes place outdoors at Justin Herman Plaza, which is transformed for the day into an epicurian’s epic gourmet event, taking full advantage of the season’s gorgeous weather and the beautiful waterfront views. sffallfest2014.eventbrite.com

Travel Back to a Time of Merriment and Mirth at the Northern California Renaissance Faire


Travel back to a time of knights, feasts, and festivities during the Northern California Renaissance Faire, happening every weekend starting September 13th through October 12th at Casa de Fruta in Hollister.

Spend the day feasting on a turkey leg or shopping for new wares in the authentic Renaissance marketplace. Enjoy exciting activities and performances are sure to entertain all age groups, with dance performances, comedy shows, and of course, full contact jousting tournaments.

The return of the Celtic Rock Music Series feature popular bands from the Bay Area and beyond. Experience a new sound every Saturday night during the five weekends, free with regular admission.  


Each week of the Faire will be complete with a custom theme. Enjoy Two-for-One adult tickets on opening weekend. Then explore a different land with Celtic Gathering, Pirate Invasion, Oktoberfest, and finally, Fantasy.


For tickets and additional information, visit www.norcalrenfaire.com or call 408.847.FAIR.


Enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with 'Ren Faire' in the subject line.




Jose James and company will play Oakland's The New Parish on September 18th and 19th with an opening set from multi-instrumentalist/artist, Gizmo.  While the Bay Area is most likely familiar with Jose James's work, the surprise and highlight of the evening will be Gizmo and his band, who released his "The Middle" EP to rave reviews from press and radio worldwide.  With influences that range from Jazz, Rock, Soul and Blues, Gizmo is the perfect opener for Jose James.

Win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with "JOSE JAMES" in the subject line. More information and tickets here.

Patsy Cline Tribute with Joni Morris at Vallejo’s Historic Empress Theatre


Joni Morris and her stellar band bring to life the music of Patsy Cline at the beautiful, century-old historic Empress Theatre in Vallejo for a night of legendary music in a majestic setting.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with 'Joni Morris' in the subject lline.

“It’s almost spooky how Joni Morris conjures up Country Western Legends…with tremendous style and fidelity!” – Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, August 23

8:00pm; Ticket Price: $20

Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo  (707) 552-2400


Morning Gloryville


Morning Gloryville - Rave your way into the day! is an immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to challenge morning culture and start their day in style! We’re on a soul-shaking mission to turn clubbing upside down and transform mornings into something truly remarkable, and you’re invited! 


Tickets are: $20
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 
6:30 - 10:30 AM (PST) 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with "Morning Glory" in the subject line.

Rick Stevens & Love Power - 2nd Year Anniversary at Slim's August 9


This Saturday at Slim's! Dr. Rock & Latin Rock Inc. Present: Rick Stevens & Love Power - 2nd Year Anniversary

Saturday, August 9 doors 7pm/show 8pm 

Tickets are $15 advance/ $20 door

Rick has been singing since the age of four, and started his professional singing career as a teenager. Rick's soulful vocals helped put the Bay Area band Tower of Power on the charts in the early 1970s, with such songs as Sparkling in the Sand and fan favorite You're Still a Young Man. After auditioning a number of great Bay Area musicians, the members of Rick's new band will include these excellent artists: Julius Melendez, trumpet; Manny Melchor, tenor sax; Tony Abena, bari sax; Gabriel Del Rosario, bass; Johnny De la Cruz, guitar; Ace Olfre, keys, and Amado Tuazon, drums. The inspiration for the name of the band... God is love and Rick came from the Tower of Power.

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PROMO: Win Tickets to Viva Las Vegas at Paramount!


VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964) - Race car driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) is down on his luck in Las Vegas. The Grand Prix is just around the corner and his race car needs an engine! Lucky has to take a job as a casino waiter, and luckily, there's that redheaded bombshell Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret) to help him. And luckily, Lucky Johnson can SING! Highlights of the twelve musical numbers include a verbal duel between Elvis and Ann-Margret entitled "The Lady Loves Me", the essential rockabilly number "C’mon, Everybody", Ray Charles’ "What’d I Say", and the requisite ballad "If You Don’t Think I Need You". And, of course, you can’t forget the title song!<br><br>

Movie classics feature 35mm film prints, a newsreel, cartoon, previews, Dec-O-Win raffle, and a live Wurlitzer organ serenade. Purchase advance tickets here and enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing RSVP@sfbg.com with "Viva Las Vegas" in the subject line. Tickets available at the Paramount Box Office on movie night.

Friday, August 15, 8pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. |  $5