The Matrix
3138 Filmore Street

  mantranim.gif    In September 1965, this   club ,formerly a pizza parlor became the Marty Balin`s Matrix and a place for his new band to play. On the very night they opened the band finally picked a name for themselves, the  Jefferson Airplane.  About a year later they  were joined by Grace Slick  from The Great Society.
      All the great  bands  played   here. The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sopwith Camel, Country Joe and the Fish, Steve Miller Blues Band.,Steppenwolf which was then called Sparrow,The Doors, The Chamber Brothers, Electric Flag, Santana, It`s A Beautiful Day, and The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The jam sessions were fantastic. There was no better place to be. The music was intoxicating. It was far out,man! The club closed in 1972.
The Matrix closed in 1972 but was brought back to life in 2001 with a hip and futuristic twist that instantly became a favorite of San Francisco's night owls.

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