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Support local music scenes! A look at independent music venues in San Francisco

No such thing as personal space as concertgoers crowd the floor of the Mezzanine during the first performance on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California

By Amy Bigelow and Photos by William Wendelman

October 30, 2019

As yellow lights scatter patterns of squares all across the 7,700-square-foot venue, onstage, a band is running through their setlist and tuning instruments. At Mezzanine, soundcheck for Ginger Root is nearly finished and its members are ready to captivate concertgoers with their opening performance. F...

Dance The Night Away

DJs Adrian (center) and Mysterious D (left)   play mashups in the main room of DNA Lounge. Photo by Andy Sweet

March 18, 2013

  By Babak Haghighi Photos by Andy Sweet Bootie is the best dance party in San Francisco. That’s a fact. The weekly mashup party is held every Saturday at DNA Lounge in SoMa. But “Lounge” isn’t entirely accurate. The place is massive, and each week’s party is appropriately...

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