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January 29, 2016
by Shayne Stacy
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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 Shayne Stacy

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

December 8, 2015
by Shayne Stacy
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Tickets for the UC Theater “Dookie” benefit available VERY soon!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the excellent Listening Party @ the legendary Fantasy Studios- it was a night chock full of tunes, musicians, food, drinks, and great people!

One huge highlight was the entire crowd recording ONE of the tracks that will be on the final CD live at the end of the night- stay tuned for more details!

We are about to offer exclusive tickets and thank you gifts for the February UC Theater shows, so stay tuned to this and to our e-mail list

(sign up right over there —->)

for how to get the best seats in the house!

from a Yelp review by Kim L.

from a Yelp review by Kim L.

October 28, 2015
by Shayne Stacy
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Exclusive Green Day listening party tickets!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with the non-profit UnderCover Presents for a tribute to Green Day’s “Dookie” in order to raise money for the continued operations of our beloved 924 Gilman Street. Given Green Day’s history with and continued support of 924 Gilman, it was a natural choice to work on this production together.


The record will be performed live, in order, by more than a dozen local bands from punk to twang to indie to classical to EDM. (full list below!)

A full-length CD of the covers has been recorded at Berkeley’s legendary Fantasy Studios! You can donate $35 (or more) for a free ticket to the listening party with all of the musicians, food, and refreshments!


This is a super-cool way to hear a very diverse group of bands interpret Green Day while checking out the legendary Fantasy Studios & helping 924 Gilman raise some much needed funds. Tickets are VERY limited so please donate today!

  1. Please donate at least $35 via the donate button to the right—>
  2. Email Kamala at kamalaparks at  and tell her that your donation is for a ticket
  3. She’ll arrange the details with you
  4. Show up at Fantasy Studios, 2600 10th Street in West Berkeley on Tuesday, November 17th, 7pm-10pm, and party!

Attendance (including bandmembers) is capped at 100. This is not a public event, so if you don’t have a ticket, you will not be admitted!

Here are the participating musicians who will be at the listening party!

OONA (Pop)

La Plebe (Latin punk)

Sal’s Greenhouse (Funk/soul)

Jazz Mafia (Choral)

MoeTar (Art rock, symphonic rock)

Love Songs (Rock, metal, punk mashup)

The Fuxedos (Punky art rock)

Goodnight, TX (Appalachian folk, garage)

MC Rai (Arabic Rai urban fusion)

NVO (Electronic)

Skank Bank (Ska)

Awesome Orchestra (Orchestral)

Martin Luther (Gospel rock/ R&B)

Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter

Tilt (Pop punk with country undertones)

September 14, 2015
by Shayne Stacy
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1st Annual Gilman Reunion & Block Party!

It was a great afternoon- thank you to everyone who came out!


Sunday October 11, Noon-4pm, Free, All Ages

This event will feature martial arts demonstrations, a free PHOTO BOOTH, record labels, book publishers, and other local businesses. We’ll offer tours of the 924 Gilman sound system with the Head of Sound (Q&A afterwards) at 1:45 & 3:15! Join DJs Tony-Two Tone, Jesse Luscious, and DJ Jeff Armstrong as they DJ your favorite tunes throughout the day!

Tag us at #gilmanblockparty

**** JUST CONFIRMED! Broken Guitars will be holding a silent auction at their booth during the street fair to benefit 924 Gilman! ****

Sunday October 11, 2015

Sunday October 11, 2015

Here’s the always-being-updated list of vendors!

Whether you’re a long-time Gilman patron or you’ve never set foot inside, now’s a great time to explore 924 Gilman and the surrounding community of small businesses, cool people, and fascinating weirdos!

Food! Fun! Art! Music! All for free!



If you’re interested in a booth for crafts, record labels, book publishers, zines, or other things, e-mail Jesse at jt02 at for more information. Tables are $25.



August 20, 2015
by Shayne Stacy

Some of the excellent folks who’ll be at the Block Party!

Not only have the following people confirmed their booths & demonstrations, but there will also be 3 DJs spinning tunes and a PHOTO BOOTH!

And don’t forget free tours/Q&A of the Gilman sound system at 1:45 PM & 3:15 PM!


Berkeley Rent Board will answer tenant/landlord questions! rentboard_001

BAKED IN BLOOD black metal cookies

Picante picantes

SBGI/ModCom will give martial arts demonstrations!  sbgi

Pirates Press piratespress

Maximumrocknroll Maximum Rocknroll

Silver Sprocket


AK Press




PM Press


Alternative Tentacles Records


Legion Of Steel

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YOLY Jewelry


Cinder Block original art and more!

Crusty Couture original clothing and crafts!

July 12, 2015
by Shayne Stacy
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We’ve fleshed out our fundraising goals!

We’ve made our fundraising goals a lot clearer and specific in coordination with the Membership Meeting (that’s where the major decisions for the collective are made)!

Goals of our fundraising drive:

  1. Possibly buy our building or a building at some point in the future. (We’re not currently in the process of purchasing a building)
  2. Lower our door prices to expand economic access to our programming.
  3. Expand our programming to encourage greater diversity in booking and greater outreach to currently under-served cultural populations & art genres.
  4. Perform building repairs & capital improvements (like installing a new emergency exit double door)


Check it out on our Donation Page!