Pansy Division at The Eagle
In a story that's become increasingly common over the past few years, San Francisco's famous Eagle Tavern is facing closure at the end of this month due to landlord issues. The leather bar has not only been a cultural hot spot for decades, it's also a fantastic music venue, where Thursday night lineups of bands like Pansy Division, Kelley Stoltz, Carletta Sue Kay and The Fresh & Onlys bring hoardes of gay and straight fans to the bar.Though last night there was a huge gathering of support inside The Eagle to discuss the issues at hand and find out if anything can save the bar, it heartbreakingly appears there is really nothing to be done; the landlord has decided he wants to open his own bar on the premisis.
The final Thursday night show at The Eagle will be April 28 and will include Oxbow, The Hellenes (ex- Rain Parade) and The Liar Script. No doubt it will also be a huge goodbye party for one of SF and the world's most iconic gay bars.
Despite the grim look of things, any events planned to attempt to save The Eagle will be announced here, so stay tuned, get involved, and let's all hope this can be turned around. You can also attend the Save The Eagle Press Conference today at City Hall at 12:30pm and email this letter to your supervisor in support of The Eagle staying put.
Carletta Sue Kay "Some Famous Landmarks" at The Eagle