Best Live Music Nights San Francisco 2006 - "California Homegrown Music Series" at Mezzanine
Last year was a great one for local alternative music. Bands like Scissors for Lefty, the Cuts, and the Ex-Boyfriends (to name just a few) earned national attention for their varying takes on the '80s-fueled alt-rock sound that's swept the country. Before these acts played Conan, however, they played here. Having just celebrated its first anniversary, the "California Homegrown Music Series" is the place to catch Bay Area bands on their way up, and it has found a great home in Mezzanine, which installed a raised stage and a new sound system when it transitioned from dance club to multiuse venue. Considering that this party which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month is free, why haven't you been?