After spending last week in Austin for SXSW, British rock group Citizens! is making its way west for a tour stop at SoMA nightclub Monarch on March 23. We chatted with keyboardist Lawrence Diamond during in a phone interview about life in America, working with Franz Ferdinand and the band’s breakout track “True Romance.”
This Thursday, Monarch presents Rojai & E.Live Album Release party featuring Starship Connection & J. Boogie. As the leader and vocalist for the widely recognized and highly acclaimed San Francisco band Bayonics, Rojai is proud to present his first ever solo project with producer and multi-instrumentalist Eli “E.Live” Hurwit, titled Hard Pressed.
As one of the hottest dance parties in SF, Lights Down Low brings a continuous stream of talented DJs to the Bay Area. Earlier this year, DJ Joaquin Bartra joined up with LDL residents Corey Sleazemore and Richie Panic and the three will be spinning this Friday, December 7 at Monarch with Minneapolis indie pop guru Gigamesh.
Thursday, December 6, Wild at Heart at Monarch brings together a couple of SF’s local favorites, Lance DeSardi and Galen, along with special guest, DJ Three.
Friday, September 14, Crazy P Soundsystem comes to Monarch on a tour following the success of their album, When We On, released on UK-based house label, 20:20 Vision, and in the US on local disco and deep-house label, Smoke N Mirrors.
This Saturday August 11th, Lights Down Low returns to Monarch with one-of-kind NYC rapper Le1f. As an out and proud gay MC, rapper, and producer, Le1f’s combination of talent and personality are quickly propelling him to the forefront of a new era of hip-hop.
This Saturday, June 2, No Way Back presents a special set of live performances at Monarch with locals C.L.A.W.S., Caltrop, It’s Own Infinite Flower, and headlined by the secretive techno group, Dopplereffekt.
Denver’s bass and dub party Sex Panther invades San Francisco this Thursday at Monarch with a set full of 2step, moombahton, cumbia, and more. Known for their crazy antics and forward-thinking bass music, come check out a 2×4 set by party-founders Max Klaw and Jah Rocker.