1598 Custer Ave
San Francisco, California 94124

SF Indie presents:
A Mighty Ruckus
April 29 2pm-10pm
All Ages
FREE! (donations appreciated)

At Islais Creek 1598 Custer at Rankin (near Third & Evans)

San Francisco's local, non-profit, independent arts fixture, SF IndieFest, announces its next event: the next edition of the bi-annual rock and film street festival, A MIGHTY RUCKUS AT ISLAIS CREEK.

The Mighty Ruckus music and film festival will take place Saturday, April 29 from 2p-10p at the Bay Area Motor Club, located at 1598 Custer Ave (near Third and Evans) in the industrial-fabulous Bayshore district. The event will feature 12 bands on two stages (an Outdoor Stage and The Rambler Stage, a stage built out of a panel truck), a screening room for short films and videos, a rock poster art show, a DJ lounge and a classic/custom car show.

The event is all ages and free to the public.

The lineup includes the bands Fabulous Disaster, Simon Stinger, The Black Furies, The Insaints (LA) , Fleshies, Gooferman, Three Weeks Clean, The Grannies, Lou Lou and the Guitarfish, Sloatbucket, The Teenage Harlots and the Casey Neill Band from Portland.

"We have a great cross section of Bay Area rock n roll on display that weekend" says festival founder Jeff Ross. "From the teenagers in The Guitarfish to 80's punk legends The Insaints on a reunion tour."

In the DJ Lounge will be: Skip (New Wave City), Jenny Fake (Suicide Club/Fake), Monkey (Pirate Cat Radio), Fletcher (Club ID), Fernando (Rock of Ages), Tony (Drinks with Tony), Donimo (Shadowlounge), and Hick Smokey (Drunken Monkey Lounge).

The screening room will be curated by SF IndieFest, Microcinema International, Killing My Lobster's Hi/Lo Festival, Another Hole in the Head and the Brainwash Film Festival.

Local artist Chris Shaw is curating the rock poster art show. Artists involved are to be announced but the artists will be present at the event.

To be in the car show, bring a pre-65 classic or custom down to the festival by 2p. In addition to the rock star parking, everybody in the car gets free food/drink tix!

The event is sponsored by Live 105, The Bay Guardian, and The Bay Area Motor Club. Pirate Cat Radio will live broadcast the entire festival the day of the event on the air and online.

The first Mighty Ruckus at Islais Creek took place Sept 17, 2005 and featured the bands Plastination, The Copper Tones, Riot A Go Go, Radio Noise, Smash-up Derby, New Model Army (from the UK), Babyland (LA), and F-Space. The screening room was curated by IndieFest, MIcrocinema, Other Cinema, and the Found Footage Festival from Brooklyn. The DJs were from some of the hottest rock n roll dance clubs in the city. Over 500 people attended.

"It's kind of like the unwashed, black-sheep cousin of Coachella," continues Ross. He describes the Mighty Ruckus as the perfect alternative to the big-dollar outdoor fests: "You could pay $165 to go to the desert with a couple hundred thousand sweaty teenagers, or, you could come right down to Third and Evans, and enjoy some of the best Bay Area bands for free."

Official Website: http://sfindie.com/ruckus06/

Added by nothingistrue on April 7, 2006