Gurp City

It's like Vegas fool. San Francisco and the Bay Area rappers, producers and DJs all get together for one good cause, to get drunk as fuck and make good music. Gurp City consists of hip hop pioneers such as DJ Quest and DJ Eddie Def to underground legends like Bored Stiff and Sacred Hoop to freestyle champions TopR and Conceit...pretty much every alcoholic rapper in the Bay Area of California. The Gurp Fam keeps growing and innovating rap music with artists like Trunk Drank, Z-Man, Fist Fam, Grand Invincible, Fay Dog, G-Pek, Eddie K, DJ Marz, Bullet Proof Space Travelers, Bullet Proof Scratch Hampsters, DJ Cue, Brandon B, Luke Sick, Iron Fist, Thuggy Fresh, 6 Feet Deep, DJ Mathew Africa, 4oneFunk, DJ Teeko, DJ Max Kane, DJ Mista-B, DJ B. Cause, DNAE Beats, Boac, The Makai, Third Sight, The AlterBoys, MC Oroville, Illsquad, Live Human, Lords Crew, Alex Pardee, Zero Friends, Big Sammy, DJ Raw B and Fatees.

T.G.I.F.F. (Thank Gurp It’s Fuckin’ Friday)

Posted by Max

T.G.I. Motherfucking F. y’all. If you hate your day job and you know it, clap your hands, then head to the nearest motherfucking bar and get your goddamn GURP on…

Set it off on Friday night with a dose of the rock…and I ain’t talkin’ ’bout suckin’ that glass dick.

You can get your classic pop rock fix from The Kinks’ Ray Davies performing solo at the Warfield in SF; check out East Bay pretty-boy buzz band Audrye Sessions, just off tour and performing a homecoming show at the Uptown Lounge in Oakland; or shave your head down to a mohawk and cause a motherfucking ruckus at Thee Parkside in SF, with Half Moon Bay’s own Nightstick Justice, Desolation and a bunch more punk bands.

Myself, I’m gonna hit Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland for Facepilot from Portland, OR, featuring the old school Chico homie Jeff Walker a.k.a. Jeff Rocker on drums. It’ll be a blunted, beer-soaked, battery-chuckin’ good time.

If you’d rather listen to fresh raps and get down on some wine-and-cheese artsy-fartsy type shit, you can catch the ace homie Z-Man performing at 111 Minna in the City tonight as part of the Juxtaposed-sponsored Suite Jesus art show. Z-Mainey will holding it down with Goodword, Dirtbag Dan and D-Whiz.

Saturday rolls on with no shortage of worthy Gurpology. If you’re a boss, a whiskey fanatic, or just a papered-up alcoholic, we’ll be seeing you at the Whiskeys of the World Expo on the San Francisco Belle yacht down at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero in SF at 6 PM.

Bun B

After Gurp City sinks the Belle (or drinks it dry — whichever comes first), it’s over to the Mezzanine for Bun B and Devin The Dude, to kick it in a cloud o’ dank, pop collars and hold it down Houston-style for the rest of the night.

Tha Liks

If subterranean drunk rap is more your speed, don’t miss Tha Alkaholiks with Hiero’s A-Plus at Café Du Nord in SF. It’s a small venue, a great place to see a good show by one of LA’s best-ever rap crews…and if any group is an honorary Gurp City inductee, it’s Tha ‘Liks. Seriously, I was having a hard time between this show and the Bun B / Devin show, and I’m still trying to figure out a way to hit both…but after Whiskeys of the World…well, there’s just no calling it.

If you got a mullet and you love to piss and moan about how rock has pretty much sucked since 1989, hit the Warfiled in SF for Y&T (you fag). Better yet, jump in yer Bitchin’ Camaro and haul yer ass up to Tahoe for motherfucking Queensryche at Harrahs, and scream howling staccato like your nuts are in fucking vice.

Von Iva

Rather watch hot chicks bang out hot rock? No problem — SF’s Von Iva are playing at the Uptown Lounge in Oakland, and these ladies always put on a great show.

If you’re in Chico for the weekend, hit Nick’s for The Sleaze Tax, featuring bearded Gurp rock icon The Woot (that’s him on the left, with yours truly in Austin last summer), and indie stalwart Barbara Manning.

That’s all for this weekend, Gurpos. If you know of something else going on, hit it up in the comments. Otherwise I’ll be seeing y’all out on the track…and I’ll probably be seeing double, too.

Comments

  • funkybiznatch

    on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    dude, we’ve got to wear gurp city gear to WoW. I need a new summer gurp dress. shiiit.

  • Petey Pistolero

    on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Yo, you gots to come party your ass off with Tha Liks and A Plus! Devin is dope, but he’s playing at the Shattuck Down Low in April… Tha Alkaholiks, you may never get a chance to see again, and they KILL IT live!

  • topr

    on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    You’ve obviously never been to a suite jesus art show befor. Ain’t all that artsy fartsy, more like Bitches Galore and 3 dollar 22s of Newcastle.

  • layinap-a-t-c-h

    on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:46 am

    yo Max give of us a recap of your weekend, especially WoW and Bun B (after WoW). if you remember, I’m sure it was illlllllllllllllllll