I honestly had no idea this venue existed. It suffers from the plight of most SoMa venues in that most people don’t ‘hang out’ there as with other areas (I’m looking at you Mission District). Two full bars, a stage, and lots of art makes it a interesting venue. Honestly it’s only major flaw (from a band’s perspective) is the two room split makes it easy to lose half your audience to the other room; even though they can still hear you through the sound system, it’s a little disheartening.
The Rollers opened the show promptly at 7p. A band made up of coworkers for one of the participating companies at the event, The Rollers do covers with a solid rhythm section and lots of energy. Unfortunately they played one of the few covers from our sets so we had to cut it.
Vinyl Spectrum has been finding it’s groove with a solid line up. The sound is bouncing somewhere between James Chance and The Pixies. We started the set with a call and response routine with me at the back of the venue moving forward. It was kitschy but was well received. Not sure what the future holds for the band but things are steady at the moment.