Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

10th Anniversary Tribute to Joe Strummer 

Wednesday, Aug 22 2012

In its earliest days, punk rock was a genre almost entirely populated by assholes — artful, incendiary, culture-changing assholes, but assholes nonetheless. From his time in pub-rockers The 101ers in the early '70s, through the versatile Clash, up to his final days leading the Mescaleros, Joe Strummer maintained a feisty but still boyish presence — even when he displayed cynicism and anger, he did it for a good cause. Since his 2002 death, Bottom of the Hill has presented tributes to the songwriter, and this year's event involves performances from Irish rock outfit the Hooks, able-voiced power-pop guitarist Chris von Sneidern, and others, plus a raffle and prizes. Proceeds will benefit Strummerville, the music-focused charity established by Strummer's relatives and friends.

About The Author

Reyan Ali

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"