This place is one the last true punk joints out there.
bands such as green day rancid operation ivy AFI NOFX have gotten there start there. i would love to name them all but i would run out of space. it is legendary for its great music and classic punk rock history
This philanthropic punk oasis offers a refuge for aspiring punk rockers and East Bay youth.. The Scene Gilman Street Project's goal is straightforward: to provide a non-racist, non-sexist, non-homophobic, nonviolent, drug- and alcohol-free environment for Berkeley youths. Also known as the Alternative Music Foundation, this organization has effectively created a positive place for youth--featuring music, art exhibits, movies, speakers and other unique events for the benefit of the younger community. The Draw This phenomenal East Bay punk institution was the birthing ground for acts such as pop-punk titans Green Day and the locally loved Sleater-Kinney. It also operates as a collective. To attend shows, patrons have to pay $2 to become a member (good for a year) before seeing a show, plus the door charge.