1996: Dub Mission makes its debut as a monthly party at Elbo Room. Within a few months, it becomes a weekly, starting its long-term Sunday night residency.
January 1999: DM produces legendary dubmaster The Scientist along with the all-star Devil Dub Band (Buckethead, Brain, DJ Disk) at the Justice League (now The Independent).
April 1999: DM co-presents the first Bay Area appearance by the Blood & Fire Sound System featuring Trinity, Dillinger, Ranking Joe and a rare appearance by selector Steve Barrow also at the Justice League.
2001: DM celebrates its fifth anniversary with producer/ mixmaster Adrian Sherwood, whose On-U Sound System has been a great influence on Dub Mission.
2002: DM turns six with an unprecedented sound system show featuring The Scientist at the controls.
2003: DM’s seventh anniversary features the first-and-only U.S. appearance by Birmingham’s Overproof Sound System featuring Ras Tweed on the mic.
2004: DM celebrates its eighth anniversary with the return of Adrian Sherwood featuring Ghetto Priest on the mic. Dub Mission is also nominated for “Best Party” by the Club World Awards that year.
2005: DM hosts an international dub summit with rare West Coast performances by Yossi Fine of Israel’s Ex-Centric Sound System, and Cosmic Rocker and The Spy From Cairo of Organic Grooves, out of NYC.
2007: DM turns 11 with the debut of NYC’s Subatomic Sound System featuring Jahdan Blakkamoore and Treasure Don on the mic.
2011: DM celebrates 15 years with the return of Adrian Sherwood and Brother Culture, who perform together for the first time in the U.S. The show is also a chance to celebrate On-U Sound’s 30th Anniversary.
2012: DM turns 16 with its first Sound System show featuring DJ Sep with Mista Chatman on the mic.
2013: DM celebrates #17 with a night featuring all the resident DJs and celebrating the release of the Biggering Riddim featuring DJ Sep with vocals by dr Israel and Mista Chatman.
September 2014: DM turns 18 with a night featuring all the resident DJs, plus Dubtronic Science performing live.
October 2014: DM competes in the first Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash held in San Francisco, the only reggae crew to do so.
September 2015: DM turns 19 with headliner Addis Pablo (son of the legendary Augustus Pablo) and Jah Bami, plus all the residents.
October 2015: DM celebrates show # 1000 at Elbo Room.
December 2015: DM completes its last Sunday-night party and moves to second Fridays at Elbo Room in 2016.
September 2016: DM celebrates its 20th anniversary with a show featuring veteran mc Screechy Dan with Subatomic Sound System, plus all the residents.
September 2017: DM ends its residency at Elbo Room with its 21st anniversary, featuring special guests dr Israel, Will Magid, plus all the residents.
November 2018: DM presents its final show at Elbo Room SF before the club closes at the end of the year. Special guests include mc Chronic G, and Jef Stott on guitar, plus all the residents.