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Bicycle Day
Euphonic Connections, Challenger and Goldenvoice team up to bring you a two-night Bicycle Day celebration at The Regency Ballroom. Also serving as the official afterparty of San Francisco's Earth Day Festival, the event offers three floors of art, music and live painting. As per usual, renowned artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, paint live alongside artists from Upper Playground and Tribe13 Gallery, while some of your favorite DJs throw down the perfect, bass-laden soundtrack for the night. Enjoy interactive art installations, featuring Damien Jones sculpting live and Mykael David Lazzeri carving stone. With music from acts like Gramatik, Mimosa, Lotus and Star Slinger, as well as the Ritual crew, this weekend will be one to remember. Commemorating the first documented LSD trip, Bicycle Day (April 19th) marks the day when Albert Hoffman intentionally experimented with his own synthesized concoction and then had to ride his bike home. If you plan on partaking responsibly, we suggest not riding your bike. MAPS Zendo Project, as well as Dancesafe, will be on hand to help with psychedelic safety and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Date: Sat 4/19 & Sun 4/20, Time: 6pm-2am, Place: The Regency Ballroom (1300 Van Ness), Cover: $80, link More Info (CQ)

The Garden Festival
Wondering where to go for your 2014 summer vacation? If you like daily dips in a crystal clear waters, eating fresh seafood, relaxing on beaches, taking boat rides with friends, discovering a beautiful seaside village---all while experiencing one of the best overseas music festivals, look no further than the Garden Festival in Tisno, Croatia.The Garden Festival, the founding festival of the emerging festival scene in Croatia, is in its 9th year, and is intimately capped at less than 3,000 attendees. It is located on a private holiday beach resort, a short walk from the intimate village of Tisno, along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The week-long festival consists of three outdoor waterfront stages, 18 boat parties hosted by different labels/collectives on two boats, and a nearby under-the-stars afterhours club that can be reached by land or sea. Nitevibe was at the festival in July 2013 along with San Francisco's Sunset Sound System, which had a boat party featuring Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Galen, and Solar, and a solid crew of 25+ Bay Area music lovers. Check out the photo gallery by Robin Russell. The festival line-up consisted mostly of house, disco, funk, deep groove, and Balearic sounds, which fit perfectly with the relaxed, chill and spacious setting. The were more than 120 DJs and live acts, but nothing ever felt rushed or crowded and the music was rock solid all week long. Artists for 2014 include Metro Area, Crazy P, Maxxi Soundsystem, Floating Points, Tim Sweeney, Greg Wilson, Anthony Mansfield and Wolf + Lamb. Date: July 2 − 9, Place: Tisno, Croatia (Adriatic Coast), Cover: Buy Tickets Here, link More Info (RR)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Bicycle Day this Sat & Sun @ West Oakland Bart Station


Link Of The Week
I'm a Textpert: Texting and Driving Rap Battle: A texting rap battle for the ages. link Here

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Event: Sake & Sound
Venue: Hotel Nikko – Kanpai – Happy Hour starting at 5pm
DJs: DJ Mykill
Music: house, nu disco
Cover: no cover
Stop by Hotel Nikko's Kanpai Lounge if you're looking for a new happy hour venue. DJ Mykill will blend together house, nu disco and indie dance, creating a melodic, emotional, and fun set. With a penchant for mixing things up, expect the unexpected tonight.

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Event: Tiga & Green Velvet
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Tiga, Green Velvet, Richie Panic, MPHD, B. Flat, Nite Ppl
Music: electro-house, tech-house, acid house
Cover: $20


Well, this is huge for a Wednesday. Two of electronic music's biggest names will fill the spacious dance floors of 1015 Folsom for a huge midweek blowout. Green Velvet (aka Cajmere, Geo Vogt, Curtis Jones or myriad other pseudonyms) has long been considered one of the forefathers of the modern house and electro movement. His music spans a variety of electronic genres but he has consistently honed a big sound without alienating some of his more acid- and Detroit-influenced fans. It was, in fact, a Panoramabar set from this man himself who converted your humble writer here into a house and techno fan. Thanks, man! But Green Velvet is not the only headliner tonight. Canadian artist Tiga, a master remixer and headliner of huge festivals, joins the bill. His name is a huge draw for his upbeat and funky sound. This is a big, big Wednesday night. (ML)

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Event: Art Department
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Art Department, Rooz & Bo
Music: tech-house, minimal
Cover: $15-25

Are you living the life you always wanted? Well, that's the question that Canadian Crosstown Rebels duo proposed to the techno and house world at large when they released a song of that title on their hit 2011 album The Drawing Room. The duo promotes the Crosstown Rebels deep house pop leaning dark sound that has become synonymous with the scene over the past three years. These guys are pretty darn close to stars and it's time to experience them on Public Work's Funktion 1 sound system. (ML)

Event: Base w/ Guy Gerber
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Guy Gerber, Atish
Music: house, techno
Cover: $5 w/ RSVP b4 11pm, otherwise $10

Base is one of those nights that continues to surprise and amaze with top acts. This is definitely going to contribute to tonight being a tough choice. Guy Gerber is the premiere house and techno to stem from psytrance heavy Israel. His nation's interest in electronica, however, have turned him into a real star and one of the heaviest hitters on popular international labels like Sven Väth's Cocoon Recordings. Gerber is a huge favorite in techno-loving Berlin and plays there as well as worldwide and season-long gigs in Ibiza. This is a great opportunity to see one of the world's talents on an intimate stage. (ML)

Event: Lights Down Low feat. Duke Dumont
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Duke Dumont, Sleazemore, Richie Panic, MPHD
Music: tech-house
Cover: $20-25

UK artist Duke Dumont almost makes it feel like we're about to experience the third summer of love. His song Need U (100%), a bonafide hit in the UK, spent all of last summer at #1 for Radio 1 airplay. And he's even been nominated for a Grammy! Not too shabby for a tech-house artist. Now he's got a new tune I Got U and a whole new series of dancefloor busting shows. This man knows what he's doing. He'll definitely pack Mezzanine and whip the dance floor into a flurry like the star that he has become. Support will come from LDL's own Sleazemore, for a special birthday set. As Lights Down Low says, go big or go home. (ML)

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Event: AYLI w/ The Martinez Brothers
Venue: Monarch
DJs: The Martinez Brothers, Galen, Rich Korach, Ben Vallery
Music: tech-house, minimal
Cover: $20-25
With hardly a minute to sleep As You Like It is back with another killer lineup and a great night planned for the SF scene. The Martinez Brothers are a real family act. Not only are these two youngins actually brothers but they've been supported since their teens by Poppa Martinez. The brothers from NYC blew up after a mention in the New York Times when they were only 15. Now in their 20s, the duo regularly plays the WMC in Miami, BPM in Playa Del Carmen, and even spend entire seasons in Ibiza. After literally growing up in clubs, the two know their way around a DJ booth. Even Frankie Knuckles told them they were rockin'. Support tonight comes from a variety of SF faves like Sunset's Galen and Forward's Ben Vallery. (ML)

Event: Reflections
Venue: Supperclub
DJs: Pete the Shaker Bones, Aaron Pope, Didje Kelli, Aerial Hoop Performance by Katie Scarlett
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $15 after 11pm
Come joins the SF's nightlife community in celebrating our friend longtime SF promoter Keyatta Shade's birthday for this week's Reflections-Supperclub edition. Veteran UK DJ Pete "The Shaker" Bones, along with local favorites Aaron Pope of Space Cowboys' and Didje Kelli, plus Katie Scarlett performing live on an aerial hoop. They nicknamed Pete, "The Shaker," because Pete has been doing what he loves for almost 20 years now, making people dance. He was, and still is, a favorite among the most credible DJs (i.e. John Digweed, Sasha, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Dave Seaman). Most recently, Pete licensed a track to Bedrock's Live In London CD mixed by John Digweed. Since 1997, Pete has been putting out excellent underground sound on his Red Ant label.

Event: Victor Calderone
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Victor Calderone, Ben Seagren, Lisa Rose, Dean Samaras, Rodrigo Quinonez, Steven Campodonico, Dima
Music: techno
Cover: $15 Presale, $20 at door
Victor Calderone for the launch of San Francisco's newest underground techno brand RYZE which represents an upward movement from the deep to darker, dirtier side of techno. Victor Calderone has long earned his bona fides among deejays as a sonic innovator in house, techno and tribal music. His sets draw thousands of people. His mixes listened to all over the world. For Calderone, it boils down to one word that acts as both his brand, mantra and raison d'etre: EVOLVE.

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Event: Salted – The Vinyl Sessions
Date: Sat, April 19th
Miguel Migs, Julius Papp, Mauricio Aviles, Franky Boissy, DJ MFR
Music: house
$10-15 Presale

Salted presents a special night of music with an all-vinyl format. Dusting off their collections will be your favorite local house heroes - Mauricio Aviles, Franky Boissy, DJ MFR plus residents Miguel Migs and Julius Papp. Visual installation by Slide & Spin. Salted never disappoints for all you house heads. See you on the dancefloor.

Event: Aries Party
Venue: Pandora's Box
DJs: Charlotte the Baroness, Jason Greer, Sean Murray, DJ Seven, Lt. Daaan, Vitamin Devo, Duserock, DTek, Lisa Rose, Marija Dunn, Sean Barsotti
Music: house, hip-hop, breakbeat, funk, disco, dnb
Cover: $15
Old skool heads, rejoice! Two legendary things are happening in one night: the Aries party returns after almost a decade of inactivity, and Charlotte the Baroness returns from Chicago, ready to rock SF dancefloors once more. She's begun making music again and I guarantee you'll want to hear it. She'll be joined Jason Greer, a staple at the Sunset campouts who'll definitely get your booty shaking and the earth quaking. Sean Murray, the newest resident at one of the leading house weeklies, Housepitality, rocks the dancefloor with his funky house beats. Now like most undergrounds, there's way more to the lineup than just this taste, but you have to attend to find out the rest. (CQ)

Event: Common Ground w/ Max Chapman
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Max Chapman, M3, Dino Velvet, Greg Yuen, Fil Latorre, Joey Alaniz
Music: house
Cover: $12 Presale
UK-based Max Chapman first made an impact on the underground music scene in 2011, he was just 23 when he had his debut track aired on the prolific Pete Tong show on BBC Radio 1. Since then Max has released a wide range of music, proving that his production is extensively versatile, having the capabilities to create tracks that are deep and musical, rolling and clubby and everything in-between.

Event: Crush-1 Year Anniversary
Venue: Temple
DJs: Donald Glaude, Darin Epsilon, Reggie Soares, DJ Kelli, Francesco Signorile, DJ Bizkit
Music: house, hip-hop
Cover: $10 presale

Crush celebrates its 1 year anniversary with an event of epic proportions. Taking over the main room at Temple is Donald Glaude, a house legend who doesn't need any introduction. A truly energetic force behind the decks, coupled with banging track selections, make him a fan favorite. Joining him upstairs will be Darin Epsilon and Reggie Sores, while DJ Kelli and Francesco Signorile hold it down in the Destiny Lounge. Rocking out with hip-hop tunes is DJ Bizkit, who'll be keeping things bumping in the Catacombs. (CQ)

Event: Maceo Plex
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Maceo Plex, Galen, Solar, Dax Lee, Bells & Whistles
Music: house, techno
Cover: $22

Public Works and the Sunset boys will host Barcelona-based producer and DJ Maceo Plex this Saturday. Maceo Plex (also known as Maetrik and Mariel Ito) is like a sorcerer with a penchant for the dark side of house music and a refined taste for experimental club music. His newest EP Conjure, due for a full release on Ellum in May, shows his ability to switch between mechanical, industrial rhythms and cinematic ambience while remaining on the same aural wavelength. Main stage DJ support from Galen, Solar and Dax Lee. (DF)

Event: Nina Kraviz
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Nina Kraviz, disCerN, Rooz
Music: deep house, minimal
Cover: $20
Nina Kraviz is a lot more than the meleé of hype surrounding her at times.The woman has almost taken the helm of the entire brouhaha around female DJs. But perhaps this is just because she is one of the leading DJs of the international house and techno scene. After her adolescence in Siberia, where she picked up a love of house from the radio. After a move to Moscow she ended up joining the earlier of the current 'Berlin crew' where she produced alongside Efdemin, Sascha Funke, Richie Hawtin and work on Ellen Allien's BPitch Control label (lady power). Now she is a regular at top spots like Berghain and Fabric and a ton of fun on tour. Check out why this woman should be revered not just for the hype, but also her skills to move a floor with cutting-edge house. (ML)

Event: The Show
Venue: The EndUp
DJs: John Dill, Ben Seagren, Joseph Lee, Jaime James, Dean Samaras, Cavalier
Music: tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm - No Stamp $10 Reduced Admission 10pm-1am & 6am-10am
The Show is back with their 12 hour marathon of musical madness. This month they're featuring John Dill from Robot Heart. For the past nine years, John has emerged as one of New York's favorite underground DJs. He's shared the decks with DJ luminaries such as Lee Burridge, Marques Wyatt, Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Mark Farina and Derrick Carter to name just a few. John caught the dance bug in 1994 but found his sound when he hit the white isle of Ibiza in 2000. Since then he has continued to hold residencies in New York's most prestigious house havens such as Le Souk Sunday Sessions, Sullivan Room, Movida, Crobar and the infamous Robot Heart art car at Burning Man. Expect a special guest appearance by two international djs & producers that happen to be in town. It's a secret but you will be not be disappointed!

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Event: Kidnap Kid
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Goth Trad (Japan)
Music: house, garage
Cover: Complimentary for first 420 (with RSVP), $10 otherwise
For many Bay Area residents, April 20th is a day spent out in the sun enjoying California's favorite leafy green medicinal herb. If your eyes haven't glazed over by the time the evening rolls around, make sure to stop by 1015 for their 420 party, featuring none other than superstar future house producer Kidnap Kid. Rising to the spotlight after his song "Vehl" was named iTunes best electronic song of 2012, Kidnap Kid has continued spreading his sensual gospel with an arsenal of remixes and originals released on labels like Black Butter. His music brings a very youthful perspective to deep house and UK garage. Much like his contemporary Burial, the Kid has a knack for twisting those simple vocal chops into heart-wrenching reverberations that send chills up your spine. Don't forget to RSVP! (DF)

Event: Reload 420 Special
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Jason Greer, Jimmy B, Buckner Williams, Hi Tem, Bob Campbell, Surprise DJ tba
Music: tech-house
Cover: $5-10
Reload: getting you ready for the week to come and ushering you gently out of the weekend. This Sunday we're sure you'll already be feeling lifted so get ready for some special sets from some of your favorite locals like Monarch's own Jimmy B, Bubble's Buckner and a special disco set from Bob Campbell. Wonder who the guest DJ will be? Gather with your fam and friends for a nice Sunday before we go back to the grind for another week to come. (ML)



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The week as it was...

Garden Festival 2013 @ Tisno Croatia, Adriatic Coast

Housepitality @ F8

Sacred Dance White Party @ Bently Reserve