Karla LaVey and The First Satanic Church proudly present the 24th Annual Black X Mass Show.

Monday, December 25th, CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

@Knockout in San Francisco, 3223 Mission St.

The admission price is $13 at the door, ages 21 and above. There will be giveaways and the usual complimentary free snacks.

This year’s acts will be SNATCHER, CLASS OF ’77, SUICIDE QUEEN, KUL, RUBBER (() CEMENT, THEREMIN WIZARD BARNEY & DJ KrOb. Karla LaVey will emcee the event.

The show will begin at 9 P.M. sharp! Doors will open at 8:30 P.M. with unique recordings chosen specifically for this occasion, spun by eclectic DJ KrOb (of Radio Valencia). He’ll be followed by the blast off for the evening with eerie sounds from the wizard Theremin Barney’s latest homemade contraption. This year’s specialty instrument is composed of soldered metal pyramids. His short set will be followed by the nothing short of amazing, experimental noise meets surrealistic cardboard sci-fi, the world renowned, highly acclaimed duo RUBBER (() CEMENT. Brace yourself… They could exorcise any holiday demons left within you. After this shocking spectacle will be keyboardist, KUL, with his dark, ambient and soothing tones.

We look forward to SUICIDE QUEEN, the diabolical industrial metal trio from Oakland and L.A., starring the sinister Kay Delores, the bewitching Scarr Kevorkian and the mysterious Ron Graves, who will all be flying the Satanic colors.

Next up, on our variety show, rock out with Chelsea Rose’s energetic, high spirited band, CLASS of ’77, playing classic punk and new wave favorites from that year. Band members include guitarist Pauli (formally w/ Chelsea in White Trash Debutants), bassist Carmela (Slapmatics) and Ian (The Nerv) on drums.

Last but not least, ending the show will be the incredible, exciting, kick ass crowd pleaser, SNATCHER, featuring the remarkable Kristi Kremes on vocals and guitar with talented bassist Jenni Coppertone and skilled drummer Pally Ramirez.

Jenni Coppertone and Kristi Kremes performing at a previous Black X Mass.

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



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


Here are some very exciting, fun and funny video clips of Karla LaVey’s 12th Annual Black X Mass Show at the Elbo Room in San Francisco on Dec. 25th, 2009 featuring The Fuxedos, The Yes-Go’s, Los Murderachis, Dimesland, Abu Ghraib (The Mongoloids off-shoot band), SASSY!!! and Theremin Wizard Barney.

The First Satanic Church would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!