Best of the Bay 2011: BEST KARAOKE PROUSTIAN


The continued karaoke tyranny of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" induces revulsion on the order of Barney's theme song. Now one fine man, maverick karaoke DJ Roger Niner, has taken a stand for all of us against the song's monopoly. The wildly costumed, wildly fun Niner levies a $5 tax for its use, and uses the extra cash to buy more songs for his collection. Niner can usually be found at the Parlor near Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesdays, San Mateo's Swingin' Door on Thursdays and Fridays, and SoMa's Butter on Sundays. Ever the intellect, his website quotes Marcel Proust: "Detest bad music but do not despise it. As it is played, and especially sung, much more passionately than good music, it has much more than the latter been impregnated, little by little, with man's tears."


Roger is my 'go to' guy when it comes to a guaranteed fun night out on the karaoke singing circut. This guy attracts a fun loving croud because he is having so much fun with us. Roger will inspire you to let loose with your bad ass karaoke self and soon you will be hooked on this great form of interactive entertainment.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 27, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

you kind of have to try really hard to not have fun at a Roger Niner karaoke night

Posted by Gutter on Jul. 28, 2011 @ 9:00 am

are encouraged and dare i say, celebrated in the presence of niner. this man has changed the face of karaoke in the slay area. let the people rejoice!

Posted by Angel on Jul. 29, 2011 @ 2:24 pm