NoisePop, the very same folks who put on San Francisco's long-running independent music festival and countless other shows throughout the year have been running these star-studded monthly happy hours at Blowfish Sushi in the Mission for the better part of a year now. What sets these happy hours apart from your regular humpday drinking sessions at the bar around the corner from the office is NoisePop's impressive rolodex which happens to include local garage-psych acts like Thee Oh Sees and Kelley Stoltz.
Stoltz, who used to sort fan mail for Jeff Buckley, and Mike Shoun — drummer for the much-celebrated, but still somehow under recognized Thee Oh Sees — will be selecting the soundtrack for your midweek drinking session. And the budget conscious should be able to catch a buzz on the cheap thanks to $3 bottles of Trumer Pils as part of the now ubiquitous beer's recent hip-kid marketing efforts. Anyone who RSVPs through NoisePop's sister site also gets a free shot of sake because this is happy hour in a sushi bar, remember.
Happy hour starts at 6. If you're not ready to stop shaking you slightly tipsy butt by the time things finally wind down around 10 p.m., you may also want to consider heading to Rickshaw Stop where there are still tickets available for an Outside Lands preview by local folkers Two Gallants. Or just slip over to Cafe du Nord for set from Religious Girls.