June 18, 2024

The Bay Area is home to some premiere 78 and 45 rpm record collectors who spin at clubs.  Here is a printable list of their spin cycles.

Bay Area Ancient Vinyl Events
Compiled by

First Sunday 3-8: Savage Sounds
Miss Cherry Bomb, Dr. Scott
and guests
Fireside Lounge, Alameda, CA, 3-8, free
45 rpm R&B, R&R, rockabilly, exotica and surf.

First Sunday 10-2: Shuckin’ ‘n’ Jivin’
Dr. Scott
and Okie Oran
Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF, Free
78 rpm vintage recordings of R&B, Jump Blues, Stompers, Boppers, and Jivers.
2nd Sunday 9-12:30: Lonely Teardrops
dX the Funky Granpaw and Sergio Iglesias
Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF, Free
78s and 45s of early rock n’ roll, doo wop, boppers and jivers.

Every Monday 4:30-7:00
DJ Blaze Orange
Dalva, 3121 16th Street, SF, Free
’60s-’70s LPs – all country mix

Every Monday 7-11: Shellac Shack
Chas Gaud
Homestead, Folsom and 19th, SF, Free
Spinning vintage 78 rpm blues, jazz, R&B, rock & roll, and country on vintage turntables

Every Wednesday 5-9: Martini Time
DJs Heartbreak and Nicolo
Deco Lounge, Larkin and Turk, Free
Vinyl standards, big band, lounge and jazz.

3rd Thursday 8:30-12:00: Shake Rattle & Roll
DJ Tanoa Samoa Boy
Forbidden Island, 1304 Lincoln, Alameda
Jump Blues, Swing Bop, Classic CountryDoo Wop, Surf

Every Friday: Friday Night Jump
Rotating DJs Tanoa Samoa Boy, Okie Oran, Rockin’ Raul, and Sergio Iglesias
Jay & Bee Club, 2736 20th St., SF, Free
Vintage R&B, country, rockabilly, big band, jumpers and jivers.

Twang has a minority interest in most of these mixes, but that could change soon.  DJ Jett, Shellac Shack’s go-to gal when Chas Gaudi can’t host it, is scouting for an East Bay or SF venue that needs an all-vinyl country night.  Get in touch with HWS if you have a place in mind.


  1. This page is worth bookmarking since it is updated as new venues start and old ones fade away. Know of any we missed? Add them with a comment or send them via email (see About page).

  2. Friday night jump is the best place to be if you desire some good dancing. Jay N Bee’s has a great atmosphere, and are very welcoming. All four DJs have great music, and take requests. Different styles of dance are all done, with no elitism, no matter how new you are. ECS and Jivers dance with each other, and it doesn’t matter what style you prefer, it’s welcome. If you are female, you will be asked to dance so be prepared!

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