Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Rewind > Press Play

Hmmm... Evidently The Mabuhay Gardens is re-opening...

Mabuhay Gardens Re-opens in S.F.
August 14, 2007


Tonus Atkins and Tambre Bryant join forces to create a unique event company under the name of T&T Productions. Booking and managing bands and nightclubs, concert events, concert production, recording, and radio since 1982, both remain a mainstay in the San Francisco concert promotion industry including 10 years of putting on the TIDAL WAVE FESTIVAL. (A 2-day free annual metal music festival) T&T Productions has several venues in San Francisco to suit the needs of the touring acts coming through the territory.

T&T Productions will customize a marketing plan for each event to include press, radio, internet post, and on the street promotion.

Provide professional production and equipment.

Provide catering, transportation, and accommodations.

Provide professional staffing and security.

We are not your typical concert promoter or nightclub booker. We do shows as an art form. We don’t just put on shows we create events that go down in history.

If we haven’t worked together in the past, consider this an invitation to experience what T&T Productions can do for you.

If you have an act coming through California contact us.

Tonus Atkins
Phone: 415.368.2909

Tambre Bryant
Phone: 415.407.0847


NOW BOOKING for THE MAB(The old Mabuhay Gardens)
443 Broadway in San Francisco

I'm not sure how I feel about this.. Yes, it's cool that a "new" music venue is opening in S.F... but North Beach is so lame now compared to the 70's and 80's when The Mab, The On Broadway, and The Stone ruled Broadway and North Beach... and The Mab without Dirk Dirkson will be kinda weird.

That being said, hopefully the *new* Mab will have a good run, since there hasn't been a Metal / Punk venue in North Beach since Cocodrie closed 7 years ago, right? If there's a band I wanna see, I'll venture back to The Mab again... Hopefully the brick wall hasn't been painted over.

Metallica at The Mab - 1984 (Pic by Umlaut)

"I was standing in the middle of The Mabuhay Gardens, looking for Lewis & Clark.." - The Long Ryders

Dalia says: "The Mab!! Man if you could go back in time...It's hard to imagine it being an 1/8 as cool as it was. Those were the days. Now if they could reopen the Stone and the On Broadway, too, and Anvil Chorus did a reunion and Metallica opened for them and Y&T and Violation were across the street and the So. Philly Cheesesteak place was still on Columbus... Oh never mind."

Tour Manager Doug says: "That Metallica show was EPIC."Clap your hands and stomp your feet for Metallica.. You can not clap your hands if you are climbing on the P.A.. Get off the P.A.." - Ness before the encore."