Sunday Dec. 25

Come to an ungodly, unholy kick your ass music show featuring scary evil SUICIDE QUEEN , CLASS OF ‘77 – best of 70’s punk rock, SNATCHER- down and dirty girl band from Oakland, Ca, the weirdest – Vertacyn Arc Materializer, Keith & Chelsea unplugged, George Michalski – award winning ”maestro” pianist composer  will play “The Hymn to Satan”, Theremin Wizard Barney will spook and DJ KrOb will amaze you!

There will be a sneak peak premier screening of ”FLARE: DUSK OF MY DEMON BROTHER”, a documentary art film about underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger by Zebulon and Mr. Wa.

So, If you’re in San Francisco on Christmas night you won’t want miss this once a year event, an evening of non-stop musical entertainment and film, open to the public. Everyone is invited to come and have a great time.

Karla LaVey hosts and emcees the Annual Black X Mass*, San Francisco’s unique holiday tradition,

Giveaways and free snacks always!

Where: The Knockout – 3223 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

TIME: 9:00 P.M. – 1:30 A.M. – $13. cover at the door (no large bills please!) Doors open at 8:30.

Guests must be over 21 years old. Bring proof of Covid vax if there is a surge as the venue might be checking. Masks are welcome.

BLACK X MASS* copyright 2022 First Satanic Church

At the Knockout 3223 Mission St. in San Francisco

Karla LaVey’s First Satanic Church presents the 23rd Annual BLACK X MASS, an unholy variety show, open to the public, featuring unique music and film! Last year’s (23rd) show was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic but will return this Christmas night, featuring SUICIDE QUEEN, CLASS OF ’77, VERTACYN ARC MATERIALIZER, SNATCHER, GEORGE MICHALSKI and more… The event will begin at 9 p.m. with eclectic DJ KrOb, mysterious sounds from THEREMIN WIZARD BARNEY, KEITH & CHELSEA UNPLUGGED, award winning pianist/composer – GEORGE MICHALSKI, weirdness from VERTACYN ARC MATERIALIZER, bewitching SUICIDE QUEEN, punk rock highlights from CLASS of ’77 and Oakland based girl band SNATCHER will complete the evening. Karla LaVey will emcee. 

INCLUDED will be a SNEAK PEEK premier showing of “FLARE: Dusk of My Demon Brother”, a documentary art film on underground filmmaker KENNETH ANGER by Zebulon and Mr. WA. 

Free snacks included. 

$13. Admission

Ages 21+ older.

Please be prepared to bring proof of your Covid vax as it may be required by the venue for entry if there is a surge in the area. Of course masking is always welcome. 



This would have been a great show. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to the next BlackXMass.


THE KNOCKOUT – 3223 MISSION ST. / SAN FRANCISCO – 9 P.M. (Outdoor patio for added safety.)

$10. admission/ Must be 21 or older. Masks and proof of Covid vaccination required.

Due to the Covid pandemic we missed our 2020 event but we’ll be returning to The Knockout* this December 25th, Saturday, Christmas night. Karla LaVey’s First Satanic Church presents the 23rd Annual Black X Mass which will feature many special guests.

The show will include long awaited performances, one by San Francisco’s very popular crooner, the sensational SVENATRA singing “Witchcraft” and other well known tunes. Another will be a rare solo act by prolific madman JOHN TRUBEE (of Ugly Janitors of America, “Satan Killed Me Today” etc.) with his wild, Zappa inspired, electric guitar stylings.

Legendary Punk ‘n’ Roll duo BITE unplugged with Chelsea Rose and Keith entertain with kick ass vocals and ripping guitar. Another rocking underground favorite and consummate crowd pleaser, SEXSTAR with the vivacious Kristi Kremes will headline. Theremin Wizard BARNEY will begin the live music show playing one of his self-made creations producing eerie harmonious sound effects.

Eclectic, versatile and intuitive DJ KrOb will start off the evening with a phantasmagoria of recorded musical selections and video.

There will be freebies, cupcakes etc. Special low Covid show price $10.- Must be 21 years or older. Masks and proof of Covid vax are required as per San Francisco mandate. Be there or be square! * 3223 Mission St., San Francisco (The venue now has an outdoor patio for added safety!)



Due to the Covid pandemic 2020 will be the first year without a Black X Mass since the tradition began. The first show was at Maritime Hall in 1998 which up until now makes 22 Black X Mass shows.

Karla LaVey’s First Satanic Church presents the 22nd Annual Black X Mass on Wednesday, December 25th at 9 P.M. at The Knockout, 3223 Mission St. in San Francisco. Live music and entertainment will be performed by Sexstar, The Yes-Go’s, Bite unplugged with Chelsea Rose and Keith, SUICIDE QUEEN, Theremin Wizard Barney and DJ/VJ KrOb. Free snacks. Giveaways from Reality Check TV. $13. 9:00 P.M. 21+

This year’s 21st Annual Black X Mass show on Tuesday December 25th will feature FROM HELL, SUICIDE QUEEN, BITE, SEXSTAR, THEREMIN WIZARD BARNEY and DJ/VJ KrOb. Karla LaVey will emcee and Reality Check TV will be there with giveaways. Yes, there will be the usual free Devil’s food snacks! This will be our final show here before the historic Elbo Room in San Francisco closes it’s doors forever. 9:00 P.M., 21+ /admission $13.

Karla LaVey and the First Satanic Church present the 20th Annual BLACK X MASS – 2017.  It has become a tradition on Christmas night in San Francisco.  It’s a show, a party and a celebration… There will be  performances by SEXSTAR, FROM HELL, BITE starring CHELSEA ROSE, special guests SUICIDE QUEEN, Iron Maiden Tribute band – BITS OF SICK, THEREMIN WIZARD BARNEY and video/music by DJ KrOB… KARLA LA VEY will emcee the event. There will be free party snacks, Devil’s food of course.  ACE ANNESE of REALITY CHECK TV will dispense some rather amazing giveaways. The public is invited to attend. (21 and over) $13. cover. The event will begin at 9 p.m… Don’t miss a thing!

Where: ELBO ROOM – 647 Valencia, San Francisco


An Ungodly, Unholy Variety Show

If you’re in San Francisco on Christmas night don’t miss the 19th Annual Black X Mass, an evening of non-stop music and entertainment. This event is open to the public. Everyone is invited to come and have a devilishly good time. It’s a show. It’s a party. It’s fun for everyone! (Over 21, that is.) There will be free food and giveaways.

Acts will include: SEXSTAR, FILTHY VICTORIAN, Chelsea Rose & Crazy Keith of BITE (unplugged), SUICIDE QUEEN, THE WASTEDEADS, MOM the deranged Mouseketeer, THEREMIN BARNEY WIZARD, and video collage by KrOB. The show will be emceed by Karla LaVey.

Where: Elbo Room – 647 Valencia St.(between 17th & 18th St.) in San Francisco’s Mission District
When: Sunday Dec 25, 2016
Time: 9:00 P.M. sharp! Many acts to fit in!
Cost: $10. Age: 21+