AWARDS


Top 5 things to do in SF Bay Area
New York Times

Best Dance Party in San Francisco
7×7 Magazine

Voted as one of 250 Things to do in SF before you die
7×7 Magazine

Nightlife: One of 62 most outrageous parties you should be going
to now in in San Francisco

San Francisco, Bay Guardian

Voted as One of top 16 healthy, fit, and fun Bay Area things
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Included among Top 5 Punjabis making waves across the world
India Today

One of the most inspiring
Decade in Music: 10 years on the Bay Area Dance Floor
The Best of Bay, SF Bay Guardian

Independent Artist Award for Making a Global Impact
Independent Artists Week

Best Bollywood Hotspot
Best of SF Nightlife, 7×7 Magazine

Voted Best of Niche Dance Parties
San Francisco Magazine

*Voted Runners up:
Best Dance Company (Dholrhythms)
Best DJ (JimmyLove)
Best Party Producers (Non Stop Bhangra)
Best of Bay Issue, SF Bay Guardian

Winner of Goldie(Guardian’s Outstanding Local Discovery Award)
San Francisco Bay Guardian

*Voted Top 20 Favorite far-out dance floor destinations
San Francisco Bay Guardian

*Voted Top 5 Global Events
San Francisco Bay Guardian


IN THE PRESS


“Non Stop Bhangra captures one of the city’s most vibrant, cross-cultural, and enduring parties, which features DJs and guest musicians and dancers introducing and building on worldly styles that would otherwise go relatively unexposed in the area.”
-NBC Bay Area-

“Didn’t those festivities in “Monsoon Wedding” seem like the best party in the world? Attending the recent “Nonstop Bhangra” felt as if you’d been invited to just such a celebration.”
-San Francisco Chronicle-

“Border-Boundless Night”, an amazing option for those looking to mix their dance with a cocktail and actually learn something in the process”
-San Francisco Weekly-

Non-Stop Bhangra, a night that’s been teaching San Franciscans how to circle wrists and move hips in pure Punjabi mode since 2004. Calorie burn and culture learn at the same time, perfect.”
–San Francisco Bay Guardian-

“What’s bringing urban club kids and middle-aged Indian immigrants together onto sweaty dance floors, gleefully stomping their feet and raising their arms in unison? At the aptly named Nonstop Bhangra party in San Francisco, DJs alternate classic with cutting-edge tracks, while guest musicians join in on the dhol drums and other classic Indian instruments. There, 20-something indie rockers learn traditional dance moves and play air sitar alongside die-hards from the South Bay nostalgic for home.”
-San Francisco Magazine-

“Global grooves rarely taste as good as what you will find at Non Stop Bhangra. A night unlike any other & A treat for the eyes and ears, NSB will take your body and soul to whole new realms.”
Nitevibe-

“Catch the celebratory spirit of NonStop Bhangra. Originally a lively dance of Punjabi farmers celebrating the harvest, the vigorous drum-driven dance is now accented by jingling jewelery and face-swallowing smiles.”
-Flavorpill-

“In all the years I’d gone out clubbing in this very city, I had never once been to a show or party where everyone in the house was dancing. The energy was incredible. It was utterly impossible to resist being part of the jumping joyous crowd.”
-NRI Online Magazine-

“Dancing Sardars are not an uncommon sight, and neither are Sardars who dance non-stop. What is unusual is that this is in San Francisco, and the party includes non-Sardars too. The only common factor-an almost overwhelming love for Bhangra. In attendance are dancers and nondancers, all shaking a leg vigorously to Dholrhythms co-founder Vicki Virk’s instructions.”
-India Today-

“There’s sheer joy, and then there’s Non Stop Bhangra. A colorful feast for the eyes as well as the ears, people were laughing, clapping and stirring up the dust with unbridled enthusiasm.”
-Salmon Arm Observer, British Columbia-

“Can’t quite swing the flight to Mumbai? You’re in luck, because since 2004, Vicki Virk and Suman Raj of the dholrhythms dance troupe, along with DJ Jimmy Love and others, have been holding monthly NonStop Bhangra club nights that turn the Rickshaw Stop into handclapping, bangle-clanging, whirling celebrations of Bhangra”
–Scene Magazine, SF Bay Guardian-

“If you can imagine mixing traditional Indian dance with some of the heavier beats to come off the dance floor, you might be close to understanding Non Stop Bhangra. The live performances, naturally, are amazing, complete with the vibe you would expect in the club but mixed with Indian dancers on stage.”
-Daily Lobo, Albuquerque, NM-

“NonStop Bhangra delivers the whole Punjabi enchilada to the heart of a mini-mono scensterdom. Professional dance performances, lessons for beginners, live painting and drumming, superduper psychedelic visuals, and the fabulous, mini-multicultural sight of people shaking their bangles in glee — what’s better?”
-San Francisco Bay Guardian-


YELP REVIEWS


Some of our favorite reviews courtesy of yelp!

“A great great time, and definitely one of the best and most unique in SFC.”

“Best dancing ever, and you don’t even have to know the music.”

“Nonstop, booty-shaking, hip swaying fun!”

“Even wallflowers like me come peeling off the sides and bouncing into the middle of the floor.”

“There’s no pretention going on here, just pure unadulterated dancing and fun”

“I dare you to check out NSB if you haven’t already. And be sure to show up early enough for the dance lesson. Life is too short not to experience this kind of joy.”

“The thing I find most cool about this event is its welcoming, unpretentious air and super diverse crowd.”

“I *know* I’m going to have a good time when I go. The only other sure happiness bet I know in the bay area is the sea otter tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and that’s too far to drive on a regular basis.”

“I had an amazing time. I don’t think I’ve ever stayed at the Rickshaw for so long before. The music rocks and absolutely everyone dances! The whole place is bangin. “

“Love the friendly, high energy vibe here. It’s just a fun, good time.”

“The DJs are great. The music is infectious. if Vicki doesn’t make you smile and dare to make a fool of yourself during the dance lesson, then there just might be something wrong with you. Like you need to loosen up, or go rediscover your inner child.”

“Non-Stop Bhangra is a big, hot melting pot. Ingredients: Punjabis, Asians, Blacks, Caucasians, Latinos, Bhangra, Hip Hop, Mashups, Bollywood videos, Dhol drumming, Dance performances, Dance lesson, Saris, Jeans, Sweat, Bliss. Directions: Add heat, mix, and enjoy.”

“Five stars all the way. Music here is so groovy it will get you up and dancing whether or not you have a buzz. The crowd here is very diverse and everyone seems to come here for only one thing, to have a really good time.”

“I am convinced that this is the best way to dance the night away, drunk or not.” “I have never, ever in my whole entire life had so much fun at a club!”

“If you love to have a great time in a cultural context and whether or not you have any sense of rhythm, I highly suggest you experience Nonstop Bhangra.”

“Everyone who goes, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, weight, or rhythm, lets go of themselves completely, and becomes but a drip of perspiration in this sweltering, steamy sweatbox of a nightclub. It’s a pretty sweet experience.”