Annie's Social Club in San Francisco to Close on New Year's Eve



Popular San Francisco music venue Annie's Social Club is set to close on New Year's Eve, according to the SF Weekly. A post on the paper's All Shook Down music blog yesterday afternoon said that the announcement had been made via an email newsletter for the Yahoo group sf_indie. Throughout its four years in business, Annie's Social Club has been a linchpin of the local metal scene and home to regular events like Punk Rock & Schlock Karaoke and Open-Mic Comedy. The announcement contained no indication of the reason for the closure, nor did it answer the question of why rock clubs can't seem to get a decent foothold at 917 Folsom St., which was previously home to both the Cherry Bar and the Covered Wagon Saloon.