Capes & Knock-Offs by Paulina Berczynski with Phil Manley, "Life Coach"
Apr
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Capes & Knock-Offs by Paulina Berczynski with Phil Manley, "Life Coach"

Paulina Berczynski’s work focuses on textile arrangements that mix commercially available materials with samples, hand-woven elements, digital printing, and fabric salvaged from garment production. 

Opening April 8th at Vacation, Capes and Knock-Offs will feature conceptual cloaks and counterfeit teeshirts that explore a range of ideas around fashion, credibility, consumerism, and transcendence. Mining the overlaps between style, fashion and art, the work questions how the garments we wear and covet relate to authenticity and notions of personal identity.

 

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COOL NEWS: A Comedy Show
Mar
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

COOL NEWS: A Comedy Show

MY COMEDY FRIENDS

ANDREW HOLMGREN is a giggly dead head I wiggle around town with. He and I run a show at the Armory Club in the basement of the bar. He and I live together in the Sylavan House. Dude was just on Vice's Flop House. 

KEITH D'SOUZA has opened for Doug Stanhope. He is the first guy I lived with when I moved to the bay. He and I are currently writing a comic book, that will soon be a cartoon. It's called Dr Fart. 

LUKE LOCKFELD is a San Francisco local. Born and raised. Luke and I recently bought a tattoo gun. Luke has been doing Stand up since he was a baby boy. 

BRANDON STOKES or STOKIE BABY IF YOUR NASTY is a young swag lord who runs comedy at milk bar. Stokes was also on Vices Flop House. 

MOOREDEVINE is a musical duo consisting of Amo(Andrew Moore) and Spencer Devine. They are the most fun, giggly weirdos in cool town. Also killed it on flophouse


Music by : Clumsy

Love Pop, the second EP from frighteningly young Bay Area band Clumsy, finds them broadening their propulsive psych sound with slower tunes, saxophones, and generous use of samples. It’s less jubilant than their debut Concentration, though more danceable than psychedelic rock has any right to be. But the wide-eyed sense of joy that made that album so fun is still present in heaps. The boys of Clumsy don’t try to sound older than they are – “I turned sixteen two days ago,” singer Matt Horton enthusiastically cries on the title track. But they’re maturing, and Love Pop proves they’re more than happy to venture outside of their comfort zone to explore new moods and textures.

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Rat Fist (NO AGE side project) Fowler & Future Shapes
Jan
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Rat Fist (NO AGE side project) Fowler & Future Shapes

Great Show Sunday! SF's own Fowler and Future Shapes open for the New side project of No Age's Randy Randall- RAT FIST

All ages, and Free (donations accepted for the touring band) show starts at 730! over by 11! Come have a good time with us!

Rat Fist- http://www.ratfistband.com

Fowler- https://fowlersf.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-in-love-with-myself

Future Shapes- https://futureshapes.bandcamp.com/

Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/1545898319064618/

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Jeff Stratford's New Paintings, Music by Ned Flangers and Ron Spoones
Dec
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jeff Stratford's New Paintings, Music by Ned Flangers and Ron Spoones

Jeff Stratford's fantastical and incredibly detailed new paintings were made in colaboration with his friend Sam Boyds new book.

On display from December 12-January 12th on the Gallery wall at VACATION.

Opening reception is Dec 12th, 7pm-10pm.

Ned Flangers will bust out some tripper solo jams, and Ron Spoones will kill us with some modular synth freak outs. 

See you at the party!

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New Photos by James Finch, Performance by Greg Ashley
Nov
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

New Photos by James Finch, Performance by Greg Ashley

Large prints of new color photography by James Finch

Music at 9:30 pm by Greg Ashley

SUMMER ‘15 is a collection of photographs taken with a Holga, a plastic film camera with limited technical capabilities and a lot of unpredictable character. The assortment of films used was subjected to cross and push processing, furthering distortion of the images. The negatives were then scanned and printed with no digital manipulation at any point in the process.

Opens 8-10pm always Free, Always Fun!

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CCR HEADCLEANER & ZULUS (RECORD RELEASE!)
Sep
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

CCR HEADCLEANER & ZULUS (RECORD RELEASE!)

Saturday September 26th

CCR HEADCLEANER
- - - ccrheadclnr.tumblr.com
- - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_Q1-xMGgYQ

ZULUS --> RECORD RELEASE PARTY!
- - - http://zulusband.tumblr.com/
- - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdYRl3PWvo

at Vacation, 8-10pm - All Ages - Free
651 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109


"The members of CCR Headcleaner must be some kind of gutter mutants, spawned from the spores of an alternate-universe San Francisco psych scene that's less pop and more bong-ripped hedonism." - NPR

"Zulus’ performances are captured in cathedral-sized antrons of the Greek Gods, in their minds performed to narrow-minded audiences of Totalitarian regimes, whereupon hearing their healing riffage the minions break free and join the band on stage for Revolution and Rioting via yet anutha Holy Moronic football terrace anthem of the sun." - Julian Cope

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Terry & Louie plus Missing Monuments
Jul
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Terry & Louie plus Missing Monuments

Ex- Exploding Hearts members Terry & Louie play the basement Wedsnesday night!

King Louie from New orleans, will also do a ripping version of his band Missing Monuments with New Orleans own Julian Freez!

Read about Terry and Louie here!

http://pitchfork.com/news/56798-the-exploding-hearts-terry-six-and-king-louie-bankston-reunite-share-im-lookin-for-a-heart/

Shows are free, starts at 8pm and end at 10!!

 

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