Happy Hour Entertainment 5-8PM with Kitten on the Keys
Suzanne Ramsey aka Kitten on the Keys is a Bay Area Native who has toured extensively through the US and Europe. Her songbook is deep and wide. Pianist, accordionist, and singer- she plays a hodge podge of styles and eras. Kitschy Cabaret Originals, bawdy blues, unexpected covers, and forgotten gems of yesteryear. Vibrant, vivacious, and super fun.
'Hyphy vs Crunk' Hip Hop dance party
Remember 'Goin Dumb'? Remember the 'Thizzle Dance'? I know you remember Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz? Well come to Bar Fluxus this Friday for SF's only (and first!) 'Hyphy vs Crunk' Hip Hop dance party. Come join DJ Big Cali and hit the dancefloor to some throwback Hyphy and Crunk tunes (with subtle sprinkles of RnB). This event will be hosted by SF's #HellaFunny crew.
Hyphy: The hyphy culture began to emerge in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a response from Bay Area rappers against commercial hip hop for not acknowledging their region for setting trends in the hip hop industry. It is distinguished by gritty, pounding rhythms, and in this sense can be associated with San Francisco Bay as crunk music is to the Southern United States. An individual is said to "get hyphy" when they dance in an overstated, fast-paced and ridiculous manner, or if they get overloud with other people. The phrase "to get hyphy" is similar to the southern phrase "to get crunk". Those who consider themselves part of the hyphy movement strive for this behavior.
Crunk: Crunk is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged in the early 1990s and gained mainstream success during the mid 2000s.Performers of crunk music are sometimes referred to as "crunkmeisters". Crunk is often up-tempo and one of Southern hip hop's more dance and club oriented subgenres. An archetypal crunk track frequently uses a main groove consisting of layered keyboard synths, a drum machine rhythm, heavy basslines, and shouting vocals, often in a call and response manner. The term "crunk" is also used as a blanket term to denote any style of Southern hip hop, a side effect of the genre's breakthrough to the mainstream. The word derives from its African-American slang past-participle form, "crunk", of the verb "to crank" (as in the phrase "crank up").