City of San Francisco has authorized the street naming of Dirk Dirksen
Alley at the former Rowland Street location. Rowland Street is the
alley next to the old Mabuhay Gardens
location at 443 Broadway Street in North Beach.
With your help we will be purchasing a memorial plaque and installing it at the Dirk Dirksen Alley location.
H.E.A.R. will be managing the contributions going towards the Dirk Dirksen plaque creation and the city sidewalk installation. Our goal is to raise $3000.
Please help the friends and family of Dirk Dirksen and the City of San Francisco to complete this last step to honor the Pope of Punk and San Francisco's Counterculture Music Scene that he presided over.
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support! And a very special thanks to San Francisco District #9 Supervisor and Comic Tom Ammiano, SF District #9 Legislative Assistant Zack Tuller, SF Chronicle Music Critic Joel Selvin and H.E.A.R.
We are in the final steps. Remember it's almost here....so we need your help. As Dirk would say... Onward and Upward!
Dirk Dirksen produced thousands of shows 7 nights a week at the at the Fab Mab with partner Ness Aquino the former owner of the Mabuhay Gardens Filipino Supper Club at 443 Broadway St.
Dirk gave many young bands and scene makers their start such as the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Devo, The Mutants, Crime, The Nuns, Vktms, The Symptoms, The Avengers, Pearl Harbour and The Explosions, Translator, Minus One, Flipper, The Lifers, Romeo Void, The Sleepers, Toiling Midgets, Rubber City Rebels, Das Block, No Alternative, Bad Posture, The Yanks, Perfect Strangers, Jim Carroll, X, The Go Gos, The Punts, Chris Isaak, The Lewd, Housecoat Project, The Sheets, The Contractions, Blondie, Mary Monday, Ginger Coyote and Punk Globe, V. Vale and Search and Destroy, Eye Protection, Pink Section, Frank Moore, Chester Simpson, James Stark, The Witnesses, The Cramps, Target Video, The Dickies, The Zeros, SVT, and many others...even a young comic Robin Williams opened up at the Mab for the Ramones, making pop culture history.
The Dirk Dirksen Memorial Plaque Drive will be presided over by Executive Director and co-founder of H.E.A.R., bassist Kathy Peck.