Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tikva Records Store in Downtown SF in December!

Hey, y'all, Oy-Dog here.

There is a cool record store/exhibit happening in the Mission district of SF for the entire month of December. The shop celebrates Jewish music released on Tikva records, a very prominent Jewish American record label in the 20th Century. See below for further exciting info!

Tikva records store is located in downtown san francisco on the corner of mission and bernal. More like a ‘jewish record shop exhibit,’ it will be in town for the entire month of December. Vintage Jewish records line the walls and it is reminiscent of the ‘jews on vinyl’ exhibit by Josh Kuhn that was featured at the SF Jewish Museum and other places last year. Records such as johnny Mathis’ “Kol Nidre” and Fred Katz’s trippy ‘Folk Songs for far out folks” line the walls. One record in particular has been recently released by the idehlson society for Jewish music preservation, and will be featured there as well. It is called ‘songs for the Jewish American jet set” and features various tracks from tikva records, a Jewish American record label the was in business from 1950-73, and was known as the “Jewish Motown.” Anyhow, there are several events taking place at this jewish record store/art exhibit, which I’ll tell you about briefly.

on December 1st: Official opening party for the store.

December 2nd: Los Lobos band member, and only Jewish member, Steve Berlin will original-score an silent Russian film.

December 7th: Indie Jewish rock band Fool’s Gold will do a live in-store performance to celebrate the release of their latest album, “Leave No Trace.”

December 8th: The Burton Sisters, a jewish duo, will do a live performance for the second time in the last five decades.

December 10th: Members of Dengue Fever will perform in-store.

Jeremiah Lockwood of the Sway Machinery will play at some point as well.

There are plenty more events planned as well as channukah approaches, so stay tuned for that.

for more information, check out the idehlson society’s website,

Also, now showing at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in Downtown SF-- Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations, a musical journey through a unique slice of recording history–the Black-Jewish musical encounter from the 1930s to the 1960s. On exhibit currently until february 28th, 2012 at the contemporary jewish museum in downtown san francisco on 736 mission street. For further information, you can check out or call 415-655-7800

That's it for now!



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