Hard French is beside ourselves excited to announce that we will be joined by one of soul music’s true living legend’s SUGAR PIE DESANTO at our Hard French ♥’s Los Homos Pride Party on Sunday, June 24th at SOMArts!


It has always been a goal of Hard French’s to have the opportunity to introduce the dance babes who come to our parties to the artists who actually created the music they’re dancing to 50 years ago and also to introduce the artists to a new generation of folks who are sweating it out to their jams! We can’t think of an artist we’d rather host than Sugar Pie, and our 2nd annual Pride Party is the perfect venue!

DeSanto, now 76 year old, recorded hits in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that we regularly play at Hard French including Soulful Dress, I Want To Know, I Don’t Wanna Fuss, Go Go Power and a pair of songs she recorded with her childhood friend ETTA JAMES, Down In The Basement and Do I Make Myself Clear. Speaking of Sugar Pie and Etta, the only thing we like more than the songs they recorded together is the fact that in the 50’s they ran together in a San Francisco girl gang called the Lucky 20’s!! FIERCE!

To learn more about Sugar Pie check out this great NPR Article on her that takes you all the way from her SF girl gang days to her doing a backflip on stage a couple years ago while winning an award.

FYI we’re going to be announcing even more performers and be launching ticket sales soon for our June 24th Pride Party so save the date, stay tuned and in the mean time check out some of our Sugar Pie faves



Hard French FUNKS The Vote

On November 8th the city of San Francisco has some serious decisions to make — we’ll be electing a new mayor, sheriff & district attorney and voting on ballot measures dealing with everything from pension reform to sales tax increases.  Hard French is proud to be a part of a community where parties and politics go hand in hand, where babes congregate on a dancefloors to show their support for the organizations, people and causes that fill their hearts.  That is why we want to make sure that all of you get out there and FUNK THE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 8TH!   We also think voting is sexy and you are too.

Up until the election we will  be sharing resources with you on this page that will help explain all the stuff that we have on our plates November 8th.  If you’re looking for some great reccommendations and perspectives on who to vote for we think you should check out the SF Bay Guardian Endorsements, SF Pissed Off Voter Guide and the Harvey Milk Club Endorsements.  Also check out the SF Voter Toolkit to register to vote, learn about whats on the ballot, find yr polling place, etc.

HARD FRENCH FUNKS THE VOTE is a month-long effort to make sure that you know who’s who, what’s what and get out there and vote on November 8th.  We kicked it off at Hardly Strictly French where we partnered with our friends at the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club to do a serious voter registration push that resulted in over 50 NEW REGISTERED VOTERS!

We also hosted a number of elected officials in SF and folks who are running for office in this coming election including John Avalos (District 11 Supervisor & Mayoral Candidate), Ross Mirkarimi (District 5 Supervisor & Sheriff Candidate), David Chiu (Board of Supervisors President & Mayoral Candidate), Jane Kim (District 6 Supervisor), Scott Weiner (District 8 Supervisor),  David Onek (District Attorney Candidate) and Sharmin Bock (District Attorney Candidate).