Parker T. Gibbs Co-Owner, GIBBSMO Artist Management and Promotions
plays well with others
Gig: Event planner, DJ (DJ Foodcourt), promoter, friend to most
Where does everybody know your name? Bottom of the Hill. I have been going there since day one and Ramona, Kathleen, Lynn, that old-timey doorman, that girl with the tattoos, that one guy, that other girl, and the rest of the staff are literally like family to me …
What event will we find you at this week? Thursday is Cinco De FOODCOURT at the Make-Out Room, featuring $8 Hornitos and Blood Orange margaritas. I’ll be spinning every Mexican band from The Fall to the Fresh and Onlys. Saturday I will be celebrating my wife’s birthday with Daptone artist Charles Bradley at Brick & Mortar. Sunday is Mother's Day and that’s the Lollapalooza of guilt. Monday is TV on the Radio at the Independent.
What's your most embarrassing SF moment? When Richard Lloyd of Television yelled at me at Slim's. I said I saw him play with John Doe years before. He called me an idiot in front of my friends and said it was Matthew Sweet he had played with. It turned out I was right. He later apologized, but it still does not change the fact that Richard Lloyd is now my arch enemy.
Where do you get your city gossip? I love “Walter Scott's Personality Parade” in Parade magazine in the Sunday SF Chronicle. Did you know Neil Patrick Harris was gay? Me NEITHER! But Walter did … Actually, I get most of my gossip from the fine bartenders at the Latin American Club, Casanova Lounge, and Hemlock Tavern. The rest I make up myself so it’s easier to trace back to the source.
Who's your favorite quintessential local character? The late, great, Russ Hahn. He was the former manager at Cha Cha Cha and McCarthy's. He was larger than life, and the sweetest guy on earth. Here and now I would say singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. Mark is San Francisco to me and knows where all the bodies are buried.
If you can change one thing about San Francisco, what would it be? There’s too much bureaucracy regarding small businesses. The ABC and City Hall are waging a war on fun, and if people don’t wake up we are going to lose our bars, live music venues, and warehouse spaces forever.