San Francisco is the third video in this series, created in partnership with Luck Reunion and Luck Journal. This episode invites viewers to join Chuck Prophet as he shows Aaron Lee Tasjan his hometown, including a lively dinner party at Prophet's home and trips to vibrant local favorites including Grooves record store; Hyde Street Studios; and the Make-Out Room, where the duo joins a string-led orchestra to perform on film an entrancing version of Prophet's “High As Johnny Thunders”.
For 24 years a glittering marquee has marked San Francisco’s go-to spot for live music and libations. Long frequented by artists and musicians, the neighborhood-friendly bar harks back to the speakeasy days. Welcome to the Make-Out Room.
Guy the Flower Man
Guy the Flower Man has been standing on the corner of Noe and 15th Streets for the last 38 years. Surrounded by dozens of blooms, Guy and his flowers have become an integral part of the tapestry of both historic and modern San Francisco.
San Fransisco Neon
Neon signs have evolved from advertising to art, often illuminating the memories of long time San Francisco residents. As they began winking out, Homan and parter Al Barna were taking photos of the remaining signs and advocating for the preservation of the city’s neon history.
Hyde Street Studios
Tucked into the historic Tenderloin neighborhood and behind an unassuming door, an eclectic sound still spills from within Hyde Street Recording Studios.
The family-run restaurant has grown over the years from a neighborhood staple to a San Francisco institution with Miguel Jara at the helm since La Taqueria opened its doors in 1973.
Not all record stores are created equal. Grooves, located on the corner of Market Street and the Octavia Street onramp in San Francisco, is a RECORD STORE.