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March 24, 2017
by Kamala Parks
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The Offspring performs April 13 to Benefit 924 Gilman

The Offspring, a 924 Gilman alumni band from the late 80’s and early 90’s, will play an exclusive show as a benefit for our community space that will include all tracks from their second album, Ignition. This all ages event will take place at Cornerstone located at 2110 Durant Avenue in Berkeley, with doors at 6 PM. The evening will also feature two dynamic bands that regularly perform at 924 Gilman: Day Labor, an energetic punk-ska band bursting with horns; and Dandelion Massacre, a self-described American slop folk band.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1456975 starting at 10 AM PST on Saturday March 25.

December 29, 2016
by Kamala Parks
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Come to the kick-off to 924 Gilman’s 30th Anniversary on December 30, 2016

We’re giving this awful year of 2016 a kick in the ass with a fantastic show. For the cost of admission, attendees can:

  • See the excellent, diverse bands that keep 924 Gilman independent and relevant. The bill includes Dog Party, The Love Songs, Sarchasm, Crowd 9, and Public Safety
  • Feast on vegan or chicken tamales from Tamalaria Azteca
  • Grab a one-of-a-kind vegan cupcake, homemade by Brittney Luman
  • Toast Gilman with a glass of bubbling sparkling cider
  • Purchase a compilation featuring all of the bands playing on the bill two months before its official release date.

We look forward to gathering together with our community to remember our good fortune to have each other!

30th Anniversary!

30th Anniversary!

 

October 2, 2016
by Jesse
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3rd Thursdays get creepy this month w/ “Green Room”

Kick off your Halloween season with 1 of the creepiest new films this year, “Green Room”!

Green Room

Green Room

This haunting yet action-packed film follows a d.i.y. punk band as they book a last-minute gig at what turns out to be a white power compound led by PATRICK STEWART. It stars up-and- coming actor ANTON YELCHIN in his last film released during his short life. At times visceral, gory, funny, terrifying, and tragic, this is an unforgettable movie!

Don’t forget, dinner, snacks, alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic beverages are available at The New Parkway!

 

 

ALL AGES

$8 DOOR
50% of the ticket sales go to 924 Gilman!

Facebook event

May 21, 2016
by Jesse
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MOSH LIT #2- Pegasus & 924 Gilman present Dave Dictor “MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization”

IT’S MOSH LIT #2! The 4th Wednesday of every month, 2 very Berkeley, very independent institutions Pegasus Books and 924 Gilman present an author, photographer, and/or more at the downtown Berkeley Pegasus for FREE!

We’re proud to continue this series with Dave Dictor of MDC’s brand new book, “MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization: Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption”

Dave Dictor, author & singer

Dave Dictor, author & singer

A searing punk memoir by an American original rebelling against conformity, complacency, and conservatism with his iconic band, MDC.

From the time Dave Dictor was young, he knew he was a little different than the all-American kids around him. Radicalized politically while in high school, inspired to seize opportunities by his hard-working parents, and intrigued with gender fluidity, Dictor moved to Austin, and connected with local misfits and anti-establishment rock’n’rollers. He began penning songs that influenced American punk rock for decades.

MDC always has been in the vanguard of social struggles, confronting homophobia in punk rock during the early 1980s; invading America’s heartland at sweltering Rock Against Reagan shows; protesting the Pope’s visit to San Francisco in 1987; in 1993 they were the first touring US punk band to reach a volatile Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Memoirs of a Damaged Civilization by Dave Dictor

Memoirs of a Damaged Civilization by Dave Dictor

Dictor’s narrative is a raw portrait of an American underground folk-hero who stood on the barricades advocating social justice and spreading punk’s promise to a global audience. Part poet, renegade, satirist, and lover, he is an authentic, homegrown character carrying the progressive punk fight into the twenty-first century.

Dave Dictor is singer, lyricist, and founding member of legendary American punk band MDC (Millions of Dead Cops). Since 1979, Dictor has toured throughout the world with MDC, releasing more than nine albums with MDC that sold more than 125,000 copies. MDC continues to tour, playing over sixty concerts each year.

For more information on the event and ordering the book:

http://www.pegasusbookstore.com/event/dave-dictor-memoirs-damaged-civilization

http://www.manicdpress.com/

Facebook Event Page!

 

April 16, 2016
by Jesse
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Mosh Lit #1- April 27th w/ Todd Spitboy @ Pegasus Books!

MOSH LIT #1- Pegasus & 924 Gilman present MICHELLE GONZALES author “The SPITBOY Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band”

IT’S MOSH LIT #1! The 4th Wednesday of every month, 2 very Berkeley, very independent institutions Pegasus Books and 924 Gilman present an author, photographer, and/or more at the downtown Berkeley Pegasus for FREE!
We’re proud to kick off this series with Michelle “Todd Spitboy” Gonzales & her brand new book, “The SPITBOY Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band”

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Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums and wrote lyrics in the influential 1990s female hardcore band SPITBOY, and now she’s written a book—a punk rock herstory. Though not a riot grrl band, SPITBOY blazed trails for women musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, but it wasn’t easy. Misogyny, sexism, abusive fans, class and color blindness, and all-out racism were foes, especially for Gonzales, a Chicana and the only person of color in the band.

Unlike touring rock bands before them, the unapologetically feminist SPITBOY preferred Scrabble games between shows rather than sex and drugs, and they were not the angry manhaters that many expected them to be. Serious about women’s issues and being the band that they themselves wanted to hear, a band that rocked as hard as men but sounded like women, SPITBOY released several records and toured internationally. The memoir details these travels while chronicling SPITBOY’s successes and failures, and for Gonzales, discovering her own identity along the way.
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Fully illustrated with rare photos and flyers from 924 Gilman & the punk rock underground, this fast-paced, first-person recollection is populated by scenesters and musical allies from the time including Econochrist, Paxston Quiggly, Neurosis, Los Crudos, Aaron Cometbus, Pete the Roadie, Green Day, Fugazi, and Kamala and the Karnivores.

For more information on the event and ordering the book: http://www.pegasusbookstore.com/michelle_gonzales
https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=777

February 23, 2016
by Jesse
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Dr. Frank (MTX) @ the Night Light Afternoon Acoustic benefit

We wrap up our series of events related to the tribute to “Dookie” by Green Day with an Exclusive 4PM afternoon benefit this Sunday February 28th!

2-28-16 Dr. Frank, M&M Duo, Bill & Cinder 4pm
DR. FRANK (Mr. T Experience, author “King Dork” & “Andromeda Klein”)
M & M DUO (Moetar)
BILL COLLINS & CINDER BLOCK (Tilt, Fang, MDC, Oakland Ruse, & many many more)
and DJ JESSE LUSCIOUS spinning yr. fave East Bay punk tunes
MOETAR & BILL and CINDER rocked the FOX THEATER benefit for 924 Gilman last Friday- many of the other musicians from that show will be hanging out too- who knows who will show up?

It’s a small venue and all of the performers from the Fox Theater show are invited, so there are VERY limited tickets available at the door.

photo by unknown, Fun Cheap SF

photo by unknown, Fun Cheap SF

The Night Light donated the space, the soundguy, & the bartender, so 100% of the entry goes to 924 Gilman & the bands!

$25 cash at the door. 4PM-7PM. Exclusive drink specials- thanks to The Law, 21+ only. Not wheelchair accessible.

This is the Facebook Event Page

February 23, 2016
by Jesse
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Friday at the Fox Theater was incredible!

Thank you to all of you who attended, played, volunteered, and/or donated to our indiegogo campaign and made the Fox Theater benefit for 924 Gilman such a success!

photo by Michael Bang, Bay Bridged

photo by Michael Bang, Bay Bridged

We don’t have totals of tickets sold or money collected- it’s way too early to know, but we DO know that you donated more than $31,000 via our Indiegogo campaign for exclusive shirts, Fox Theater tickets, signed posters, east bay punk tours, and Night Light tickets, among many other thank-you gifts. Gilman also receives 10% of every ticket sold to the event.

We also raised around $1700 during the Fox show in direct donations, mostly for original flyers provided by Aaron Cometbus and the sweet red 924 Gilman shirts printed by our friends at Bad Skulls Printing!

Green Day showed up and accepted a Mayoral Proclamation that February 19, 2016 was Green Day Day from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff.

All 14 bands ripped through their unique takes on songs from “Dookie”- from gospel choir to Zappa-damaged weirdness to spare Americana to ska-punk and on and on!

You can hear all of these covers on the exclusive CD & digital download, “Undercover Presents A Tribute to ‘Dookie’ by Green Day”924 Gilman receives 10% of every sale!

February 7, 2016
by Jesse
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One Week left – exclusive Dr. Frank Night Light show!

Thank you all SO much! We’ve broken 2 milestones – 330 people have donated & we’ve made $21,500 from our indiegogo campaign centered around the Fox Theater show next month. There is only 1 week left!

Sunday 2/28 (the week after the Fox Theater show) we’re throwing a 4PM afternoon party at the Night Light in downtown Oakland.

Dr. Frank and his latest book, "Andromeda Klein"!

Dr. Frank and his latest book, “Andromeda Klein”!

The bill is Dr. Frank (from Mr. T Experience & author of “King Dork“), the M&M Duo (from MOETAR), Bill Collins (FANG, MDC) and Cinder Block (TILT), & DJ Jesse Luscious spinning your fave East Bay punk hits!

It starts right after the Bike Tour of East Bay Punk ends nearby. This afternoon show is not will have Drink Specials, is 21+, & not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets to this show, the Bike Tour of East Bay Punk, and more only available by donating directly to 924 Gilman here!

January 29, 2016
by Jesse
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17 days left – exclusive Night Light show & East Bay Punk tour!

Thank you all SO much! We’ve broken 2 milestones – 300 people have donated & we’ve made almost $19,000 from our indiegogo campaign centered around the Fox Theater show next month. There are only 17 days left!

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We want to highlight TWO super-cool events that are happening Sunday February 28th the weekend after the Fox Theater show!

Sunday 2/28 we’re throwing a 4PM afternoon party at the Night Light in downtown Oakland.

The bill is the M&M Duo (from MOETAR), Bill Collins (FANG, MDC) and Cinder Block (TILT), & DJ Jesse Luscious spinning your fave East Bay punk hits!  There is one more SUPER-SECRET special guest.

It starts right after the Bike Tour of East Bay Punk ends nearby. Drink Specials too! 21+ & not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets to this show, the Bike Tour of East Bay Punk, and more only available by donating directly to 924 Gilman here!

December 23, 2015
by Jesse
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Gilman Indiegogo campaign LAUNCHED!

The 924 Gilman Indiegogo campaign is live!

One of our 1st major events is joining with UnderCover Presents for a tribute to Green Day’s Dookie. It features local musical groups from different genres covering one song each from the album for both a recording and live performance- including Gilman faves La Plebe, Love Songs, Tilt, & Skank Bank!

You can DONATE NOW thru the 924 Gilman Indiegogo & get an intriguing assortment of rewards for your donation. These include such goodies as:
  • Gilman Ally tickets with an exclusive Gilman shirt, the 14-band Dookie cover recording, & admission to the exclusive after-show party!
  • Advance regular tickets without any of those lovely “convenience fees”
  • An original piece of artwork by Richie Bucher, who drew the cover of the Dookie album
  • Singing lessons from the super-talented vocalist of MoeTar
  • A bicycle tour of East Bay punk sites led by Corbett Redford, director of the upcoming documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, and Kamala Parks co-founder of Gilman’s location in 1986
  • An exclusive 924 Gilman T-shirt produced only for this event
  • … and so much more!
UnderCover presents the Green Day "Dookie" tribute February 19, 2016 at the Fox Theater, Oakland CA

UnderCover presents the Green Day “Dookie” tribute February 19, 2016 at the Fox Theater, Oakland CA

Green Day got their start at 924 Gilman and it seems only appropriate to begin our fundraising in earnest with this event. The live performance will take place on February 19th, 2016 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. More information about the participating bands can be found at www.undercoverpresents.com.