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SF 19th Indie Film Fest
Indiefest can now drink in Canada. For their 19th anniversary they are once again bringing a variety of films from America, Canada, from those known and those virtually unheard of. All we know is that it all will be independent and whimsically programmed. The festival is more than just a series of films at venues like the Brava Theater, the Roxie Theater, Alamo Drafthouse, and the 518 Gallery — it is also a raucous series of parties ranging from a goth night at the Cat Club (Friday, February 3), a drink with filmmakers at the Bad Art Gallery (where we all remember what Valencia used to be), and the traditional Big Lebowski done Rocky Horror-style while audiences dress up in robes and drink white Russians. Special this year is local producers Renzo Gorrio (IDP) and Marky Ray (Brass Tax) doing a live score to a black-and-white version of Mad Max: Fury Road. The centerpiece film, Desire Will Set You Free (Roxie, Feb 10, 11) tells the story of two revelers meeting at a Berlin techno party and discovering the city one legendary spot at a time. There is certainly something for everyone and a new film or party or person to discover at every turn. Date: February 2-16, Time: various, Place: Roxie Theater, Brava Theater, Alamo Drafthouse, Cat Club, and more, Cover: various, some free, More Info (ML)





Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Jay Tripwire this Sun @ Halcyon


Link Of The Week
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Event: Decentralized Dance Party: Valentine's Edition
Venue: Rincon Park
DJs: DDP Party Broadcast
Music: 80s, 90s, funk, electro
Cover: no cover!
The Decentralized Dance Party is a multi-national movement to bring the party back to the people and to make a statement while doing it! This dance party/performance art movement is open to any and everyone -- especially so long as you costume it up. The idea of the event is to bring happiness, joy, movement, dance, and LOVE to anyone who cares to participate. Rincon Park at the Embarcadero is the meeting place at 7pm. The dance brigade won't stay there long as they dance-march their way through the city, donning their best superhero duds (which we know you have, because you live in SF and you dance and that's just something we have). In our age, marching has become de rigeour. Let's let this one be told in dance, something we know how to do best. (ML)

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: LAUER, Jimmy B, JP Soul
Music: deep house, house
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Philipp Lauer is a DJ, producer and musician based out of Frankfurt. Known in the DJ world as LAUER, he also performs with Gerd Janson as Tuff City Kids. He got his start in hip-hop and punk music before finally answering the call of electronic music. He most successful project has been Arto Mwambe in the early 2000's and it was during this time that he also began his own label, Brontosaurus. Joining him will be Jimmy B, a strong supporter of the underground house scene. He's the cofounder of System and has his own event VOX, all while throwing down with the Green Gorilla Lounge, Disco Knights and now, the WERD crews. Rounding out the lineup is SF's JP Soul, an energetic and creative DJ known for his label, Roam Recordings, and his many releases on it. For everything house music related, get to Housepitality on Wednesday. (CQ)

Event: Mushroom Jazz w/ J Boogie
Venue: Monarch
DJs: J Boogie, Ivan Ruiz, Rob G
Music: across the spectrum
Cover: $7-10 presale


San Francisco resident DJ/producer J-Boogie has challenged the boundaries of music across genres, styles, languages and borders throughout his 20 year career. He speaks to his listeners, integrating musical genres like downtempo, hip-hop, dub, soul, reggae, funk, Latin, afro-beat, bhangra, dancehall, disco, dubstep, electro and house music. You can hear his masterful mix of culture, soul, rhythm and beats through the award-winning radio show "Beatsauce" on KUSF 90.3fm & earning awards such as "Best Hip–Hop Radio Show" by SF Bay Guardian and "San Francisco's Best Radio & Club DJ". Incorporating musicians and vocalists into a live band/DJ fusion set, J-Boogie has truly re-defined the concept of what it is to be a DJ.

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Event: Icarus & The Pongo Lounge w/ Holder
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Holder, Icarus residents: Alastair, Mosf3t
Music: house, techno
Cover: $15 presale
Icarus & The Pongo Lounge are teaming up to bring you their first event of 2017. Daniel Perez Holder, better known as HOLDER, is originally from Mexico City and is dedicated to playing deep house of a more obscure tendency with dyes of techno. His influences include labels such as Innervisions, Life and death, Meave, Crosstown Rebels, Culprit, Last Night on Earth and more. He has played a number of clubs and events across the world and was part of the lineup for the Mayan Warrior in Burning Man 2016.

Event: Mad Max: Silent Fury
Venue: The Roxie
DJs: The Firmament
Music: IDM, techno soundtracking, acid
Cover: $15
You all remember last year's runanway hit of dystopia (that seems terrifyingly close to reality now). You might remember it as the movie that reminded you of a more techno, more industrial, darker (way, way darker), version of Burning Man that you found visually appealing with more than enough costume-inspo but also wildly terrifying and decidely high-octane. To celebrate the mainstream/offbeat appeal of this cinematic masterpiece, IndieFest is showing it in black-and-white, as director George Miller had once intended. To further create this live viewing experience, experimental DJ duo The Firmament (IDP's Renzo Gorrio and Brass Tax's Marky Ray) will be creating a live musical soundtrack that will provide the narrative for this special viewing. Expect crazy synths, acid waves, and vocal samplings. This will be Fury Road like you haven't seen it before. What a lovely day! (ML)

Event: You're Welcome w/ Hunter/Game
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Hunter/Game, Rachel Torro, Benjamin K
Music: tech-house
Cover: $10-15 presale
It's not very often you get to see a name that could easily sell out any other club in the city, play in such as intimate a club as Monarch, on the Thursday we call our own. Well tonight's our lucky night as heavyweights Hunter/Game will take the stage, bringing their trademark sound of deep, dark, emotional, magnetic deep house music into Monarch's lair of love. With releases on Diynamic, Kompakt, Last Night On Earth, Innervisions, and so many more….these guys are a force to reckon with. Prepare for a ride of highs and lows, sideways and backwards. Hunter/Game everyone, buckle up!

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Event: Afrolicious (live)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Afrolicious (live), Braza DJ set
Music: Afrobeat, electro, funk, tropical
Cover: $18-20
This Friday, Afrolicious is taking over the main room of Public Works for their first live show of 2017. There'll also be a DJ and percussion set from Ozgood and Izzy *Wise while Antonio Guedes throws down a Braza DJ set. For the past 9 years, Afrolicious has toured the globe, sharing their love of tropical and electronic beats with the masses. Their live drumming, live remixing, live musicians and melodic music will seduce you all night long. Ozgood and Izzy *Wise are true crowd pleasers and coupled with their talented DJing skills, you know you're in for a good time. Rounding out this lineup is Antonio Guedes, bringing some bass-heavy beats for his Braza DJ set. For a tropical night of fun, get to Afrolicious at Public Works this Friday. (CQ)

Event: Don't Try This At Home ft. Thugfucker
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Thugfucker, Galen, Tobin Ellsworth, Jamie James, Jayvi Velasco
Music: tech-house, disco, Playa-tech, deep house
Cover: $15-20
Your new favorite weekly on a Friday is bringing you more of the popular house sounds of today with another issue from a Life & Death artist. This time Iceland-meets-NYC duo Thugfucker will be bringing their own sound that has so often graced the likes of places like Robot Heart and Mayan Warrior on the Playa and festivals like WMC and clubs like Panoramabar. Their psychedelic and melodic sound has afforded them a widespread fandom for both their own name as well as the label at large. To back it up will be SF's own house leader, Sunset's Galen, to round out this night of dance floor fun. (ML)

Event: Tim Green + Hoj
Venue: Audio
DJs: Tim Green, Hoj, Ali Khalili
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
Tim Green's journey as one of the most talented and unique electronic music artists at the moment keeps rising to new heights. 2016 has been a stellar year for Tim: his release schedule took on meteoric heights, from a mesmerising EP on Cocoon called 'Among Wolves' to returning to a home away from home – Get Physical – with not one but two releases: 'Only Time Remains' EP as well compiling and mixing the 18th volume of their acclaimed Body Language compilation CD. As if that wasn't enough, his remix work has continued with stellar outputs: from Mark Slee's Nocturne Belle to one of the biggest dance tracks of the year: Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five by Paul McCartney & Wings vs Timo Maas & James Teej, a remix which was hailed as the track of the summer for 2016. The second half of 2016 was no less successful, with strong releases on Lee Burridge's Get Weird imprint, a hugely popular remix for Atelier Francesco on Cityfox and an EP on My Favorite Robot, all the while planning his new LP for 2017, proved that Tim has what it takes to reach the upper echelons of the electronic music scene.

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Event: Carl Craig
Venue: Audio
DJs: Carl Craig, Papa Lu
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Carl Craig is as famous as techno is. Well, at least almost. The man hails from the second generation of what is now considered to be the Detroit genius that created the genre that we know and love today. Whether inspired by sci-fi or the cold, hard, technological industrial realities of an late-80s Detroit, Craig, under the tutelage of the infamous Belleville Trio, became as critical to this sound's history as they are with his productions, sets, and label Planet E. In addition this he composes live, nu-classical music and helped to found the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000. Tonight he plays Audio and it is a chance to witness a legend onstage and thank him for the over 35 years he has given to the sound and to the community. (ML)

Event: Do Not Sleep w/ Carlo Lio b2b Nathan Barato
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Carlo Lio b2b Nathan Barato, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras
Music: tech-house, house, techno
Cover: $10-20 presale
This famous Ibiza house & techno brand has a firm philosophy of a no frills, no nonsense, non-conformist, nomad party with a unique energy and a crowd who are all about the music and the party is debuting at Halcyon with a 5hr b2b marathon between Carlo Lio & Nathan Barato. Some artists are content earning the label of "overnight sensation," while others patiently rely on hard work, dedication, and perseverance to earn the title of "everlasting sensation." The latter is unquestionably the case for enigmatic Toronto native producer/DJ, Carlo Lio. As talented as Carlo is in the studio, his deep pulsing tech-house and shaggy techno beats are even more powerful with captivating dancers in clubs and festivals around the globe. Many credit Nathan's success to his genre diversity. His eclectic sound infuses many styles and has been recognized as one where the likes of 90's garage get sampled against the backdrop of funky techno. SOS/DNS after hours continuing on from this event, starting at 5am with Sean Miller+special guests (bar re-opens at 6am)

Event: Lovers Rock
Venue: Pandora's Box
DJs: Marymoon (Russia), James Houdini, Taj, Laura Volatile, Mario Dubbz, Heather Besos, DJ Seven.
Music: house, techno, progressive-house
Cover: $20, $30 for couples
12th Annual Post-VDay late-nighter to celebrate love, life and music. Bring your lover or come down single ready to mingle. Cupid's arrows will be flying all night long. New SF space with high ceilings and room to groove. Headlining this special affair is St Petersburg native Marymoon. She's far more than just emotive, deep tech sounds emanating from nightclub speakers. A Marymoon performance is reflective of a humble, compassionate soul with a pure passion for music and art, which she uses to connect deeply with her audience to create a genuinely interactive and beautiful experience.

Event: Öona Dahl
Venue: The Midway
DJs: Öona Dahl (All Day I Dream), Tara Brooks, R. Fentz
Music: techno, house, melodic house
Cover: $17 presale
A remarkable dedication comes from Öona Dahl and her passion for electronic music. An almost mystical form into which she transforms when she plays. With an open mind and a vast range of music knowledge, she knows how to connect on another level when playing her music to the crowd. Transforming dance floors into sacred spaces wreathed in tendrils of sparkling sound, Oona Dahl's home is found beyond the conscious state. Testing traditional musical limits with extended mixes, isochronic tones and melodies endless as blue sky, Oona's breadth of skill behind the decks and unwavering commitment to electronic music is unmatched.

Event: Salted
Venue: Monarch
DJs: David Harness, Miguel Migs, Julius Papp, Ozgood
Music: deep house, garage, soul, funk, nu disco, Afro
Cover: $15
Join the Salted crew this Saturday for a one off event in the Monarch catacombs. David Harness is the special guest this month, a DJ and producer known for his hardwork and banging beats. If you know anything about David, you know that he lives, breathes and IS deep house and garage music. He's a partner in the Moulton Music label, and also releases solo work and collaborations on Harlem Muziq. Salted residents Miguel Migs and Julius Papp will be on deck, throwing down delicious dance music in support. Holding it down upstairs will be Ozgood, part of Afrolicious, who's got that soul, funk and Afro beat on lock. For a little more intimate edition of Salted, get to Monarch on Saturday. (CQ)

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Event: Disco Katz: Voodoo Kitty
Venue: Natoma Cabana
DJs: Anthony Mansfield, Carla Lyn, Alec De Reitzes, Tobin Ellsworth, JonBoy, D Gutti
Music: disco, soul, funk, techno, house
Cover: $10
This Sunday, Disco Katz is getting their creole on and going to Mardi Gras! Bringing a little bit of New Orleans to SF, the Katz present Voodoo Kitty. That means bust out your beads, masks and feathers and be prepared to get down like they do in the Bayou. Disco Knights and Green Gorilla Lounge resident Anthony Mansfield is your funky headliner for this special event, so get your dancing shoes ready. He'll be throwing down that signature sound you all know and love. Also on deck is Carla Lyn, part of the Vinyl Dreams Records Store in the Haight. Her relentless committment to the music community has earned her the nickname, Disco Soldier, and if you know Lyn at all, it suits her well. Alec De Reitzes, Tobin Ellsworth, JonBoy and D Gutti round out this daytime event, so get there early and be prepared to stay late as the Disco Katz rock the Natoma Cabana. (CQ)

Event: Mars Bar Sundays
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: Brent Wong, CRN4, Erik Withakay
Music: house
Cover: no cover
Brent Wong was born and raised in San Francisco. It was here that he heard his first influence: Live 105 sub sonic radio. He began DJing in 2006 and had his first professional gig in 2009. He plays styles of house, trance, techno and break beat and has developed his skill and sound to play at clubs such as The Cellar, Kink Armory Bar, Ruby Skye and 222 Hyde. His love and passion for the music and local Bay Area scene channel his unique sound. CRN4, also a San Francisco native with a love of tech house sound. His DJ beginning was in 2010 as a protege of Brent Wong. He's been a natural at spinning anything from hip-hop to Deep House. Erik Withakay is a San Francisco based House & Circuit DJ/Producer and founder of TURNT, a weekly dance party hosted at Qbar in the Castro, benefiting the children of the SF LGBT Youth Center.

Event: Honey Soundsystem w/ Octo Octa
Venue: Audio
DJs: Octo Octa, Intergalactic Gary, Honey residents
Music: house, disco
Cover: $10-20
This Sunday get ready for your irregularly scheduled Tea Dance/Church Night/pre-holiday get down with Honey Soundsystem. The beloved collective has changed the nature of clubbing in the city and has brought SF a level of acclaim heretofore little seen outside of NYC, Chicago, Detroit, London, and Berlin. Tonight they're bringing two stalwarts of the house-heavy disco genre that is often popular in queer and gay scenes: NYC's Octo Octa and Italo Disco leader Intergalactic Gary. Intergalactic Gary has been active since the ealry 90s whereas Octo Octa's Brooklyn-based musicianship is only just now getting recognized (both her more recent melodic house and her earlier, more esoteric, IDM work). Both artists contribute to the communities worldwide that Honey fosters here and together, along with all of us on the dancefloor, will continue to foster it this Sunday. Happy anti-President's Day! (ML)

Event: The Impeachment w/ Jay Tripwire
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Jay Tripwire, Pattern Drama, Trev Campbell, Matthew Derham
Music: tech-house, house
Cover: tba
Vancouver native Jay Tripwire helped pioneer the tech-house sound is an artist that walks the line as industry staple and ever changing innovator, releasing one standout release after another. His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms has led a career spanning two decades, with over 200 vinyl releases, 2 commercial mixed cd compilations, and four full length albums. He remains one of the most prolific artists around, with an average of 15 releases per year. He is an always an in demand remixer he averages 10-15 remixes per year.

Event: Werd - Woo Birthday Edition
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Zoz
Music: tech-house, funk
Cover: $5-10
It is Werd resident Greg Woo's birthday and thusly all the stops will be pulled out to celebrate one of the most intregal parts of our Sunday community. While Woo is known to DJ these nights himself, this is his day, and he's celebrating with a long overdue 5 hour set from co-resident and master of the craft Evan Zoz. Zoz knows what Woo likes and we're pretty sure we like that too. If you're a fan of these great guys that help bring joy to the end of the weekend, this a can't-miss event for the Werd community. (ML)


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