Before there was YouTube, homegrown Scorseses would put their masterpieces on VHS tapes and stand in front of cameras for Public Access TV. Despite the (relatively) recent changes in distribution methods, Artist Television Access has been spewing delightfully weird and obscurely informative signals out into the airwaves for as long as I’ve been alive. To celebrate this quarter-century of free TV, they’ll be throwing a full-day anniversary party at their storefront gallery in the Mission. Going along with the theme, attractions include 10 (!!!) underground and experimental local bands, BBQ, art installations, and raffle prizes from the Red Vic, Lost Weekend Video, Good Vibrations, and others. A $10 ticket gets you 11 hours of stuff to do on a Sunday in December. (That’s a fun-rate of less than $1 per hour!)
Personally, I’ve been meaning to catch a show by SF experimental band Eats Tapes. If they don’t project a bootlegged copy of Tron synced to the music it’ll be a hell of a missed opportunity.
What: Underground – Experimental – Unstoppable: Celebrating 25 Years at Artists’ Television Access
When: Sunday, December 13th, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia St. at 21st St.
Cost: $10 all day access.