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Culture Catch Salon
Watching TV with me can be a maddening experience as I’ve got a short attention span and I change channels like crazy. If you’ve got a short attention span like me, but actually manage to get off the couch and make it out of the house, then the Culture Catch Salon at the Metreon should have enough stimuli to keep you from feeling that need to change channels. Thrown together in association with ArtsFest, this event will transform the 4th floor of the Metreon into a “20,000 square-foot multi-media and live cultural experience”, featuring DJs David Starfire, Dragonfly and KnowOne, VJs, interactive video, 3-D art, dancers and live performances by Nyles Lannon, Von Iva, and Z. If this doesn’t keep your attention then you might want to get a prescription for Ritalin. Date: Thursday, 1/18 Time:6pm-Midnight, Place: Metreon, 4th & Mission, Cover: $10 linkMore Cover (JV8)


Hot Couture
The Crucible is a nonprofit education institution which combines art, industry and community, providing classes and space to create sculptures and fabricate metal. In celebration of their 9th anniversary, the Crucible is bringing you a "fusion of fire and fashion" in the form of Hot Couture, a showcase of wearable art, fire performances, aerial artistry and fine arts demonstrations. Over twenty designers will be showcasing their "incendiary creations" with models and some of Oakland 's finest firefighters on the catwalk, while DJ Delachaux provides beats, Mark Growden and Zoe Keating provide live music, and performing artists keep you ooh-ing and aah-ing until the house burns down. Dates: Thursday-Saturday, 1/17-1/19, Time: 7pm , Place: The Crucible, 1260 7th St , Oakland , Cover: $15-150 linkMore Cover (JV8)


Ultimate Reality
Whether you love or hate our bicep bulging Governor, you've got to admit that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a budding cultural icon. Contributing to Arnie's iconic mystique is Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche's collaborative performance Ultimate Reality, which combines a psychedelic montage of Schwarzenegger classics like Terminator 2 and Total Recall, to an intense musical composition of electronics and drums. The movies are projected at a "monumental" scale, while the 40 minute composition blasts from three sets of loudspeakers and live drummers accompany the action. Whoa. Whatever you think about him, I'm sure this performance will warp any ideas people have about making him president. Date: Thursday, 1/17, Time: 7:30pm, Place: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell at Polk, Cover: $13-37.95 linkMore Cover (JV8)


Link Of The Week
Jim Breuer explains what happens when you mix alcoholic beverages linkhere

Flyer Of The Week

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Event: 2U4U
Venue: Poleng Lounge
DJs: DJ Wh0?, Brigidope, C-Plus, DnZ, Zico
Music: soul, hip-hop
Cover: no cover
The Amazing Zoo Crew brings their DJ  talent to the Poleng Lounge for 2U4U.  Hailing themselves as the Wu-Tang Clan of DJ crews, The Amazing Zoo Crew started this weekly in December and feature 6 of their collective, eachbringing their shenanigans to the decks. DJ Wh0?, Brigidope, C-Plus, DnZ and Zico spin the latest in bass thumping hip-hop and soul, guaranteed to keep you moving. Help make Tuesday the new Friday! (CQ)

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Event: R3turn to Mono, Anon Day, Divasonic
Venue: Boom Boom Room
DJs: R3turn to Mono, Anon Day, Divasonic
Music: live electronica, electro-pop, trip-hop
Cover: $5
Tonight, when live instrumentation and electronics collide, three musical acts will push the rock boundaries even further and transform the Boom Boom Room into an electric utopia. R3turn to Mono is a collaboration between electronic beat-master Andy Sybilrud, soulful crooner Tanya Kelleher, and guitarist/bassist Jim Paulos. Anon Day works machines, vocals and guitar for a spectacular one-man-band performance, and Divasoni fronts a full band of live musicians that weaves a vast spectrum of grooves with dancing synths. (EB)

Event: Redemption
Venue: Shine
DJs: Dex Stakker and MACE
Music: electro, breaks
Cover: $5
Although some call him a rookie DJ, Dex Stakker has more artistic vision than Van Gogh when it comes to a turntable. Opel Productions has put their faith in his ability to paint the dance floor with funk, progressive, breakbeat, and electro.  Since he knows how to combine all those sounds together without the pain of a single filler note, it's no wonder Opel Productions has crowned him one of their newest residents! (KS)

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Event: Chris Clouse featuring Ean Golden
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Chris Clouse, Ean Golden
Music: rock, acoustic, electro
Cover: no cover
Vessel and Bellstar Records present Chris Clouse featuring Ean Golden for a special Thursday evening set including both electric and acoustic elements of dance music. Upcoming star Chris Clouse has recently released his album "Chimera" under Bellstar representation and Ean Golden is sharing his vast Djing knowledge with a monthly column called "the Digital DJ" in Remix Magazine. These musicians are masters of their craft and at the forefront of the current movement toward creating more substantial club music. With all this rocking on a Thursday eve, you just might not feel up to the standard Friday fare. (FR)

Event: Dim Mak vs. Popscene
Venue: 330 Ritch St.
DJs: Steve Aoki, Aaron Axelson, DJ Omar, Nako
Music: indie, electro, pop
Cover: $8/21+, $10/18+
It's Kid Millionaire versus Popscene and the battle is on. Steve Aoki, aka Kid Millionaire, is record label Dim Mak's frontman, the man behind the scenes and behind the decks who tries to present the newest, freshest music, either through the label or through his DJing.  Now his record label specializes in indie music, which is perfect since Aaron Axelson and DJ Omar are considered pioneers of the indie scene with their creation of Popscene. (CQ)

Event: Fiction
Venue: Vertigo
DJs: Christian Schmidt, The Worker, Andre Lucero
Music: techno, disco, minimal
Cover: no cover
Does your reality consist of the same old clubs and same old music? Then maybe you need to escape your current reality with a fictional diversion. Fiction, held at the Polk corridor bar known as Vertigo, is your escape from the norm into the techy and minimal sound bumps that only the Worker, Christian Schmidt and Andre Lucero know how to provide. Reality sucks anyway.(JV8)

Event: Test Press SF
Venue: Pyramind (832 Folsom St.)
DJs: tba
Music: tba
Cover: no cover
The Pryamind Institute for Advanced Digital Audio Training hosts a quarterly party in hopes of finding the hottest new tracks of the Bay Area. This past October, Pryamind's Epiphyte Records released Test Press SF's first CD compilation with the best tracks submitted to the contest over the last year. This Thursday, Test Press starts looking again for the best of 2008 for CD #2. (EB)

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Event: Ghettodisco feat. Chris Cox
Friday, Jan 18th
The Endup
Chris Cox, Byron Bonsall, Cuervo
Music: house
no cover b4 Midnight; $15 at midnight; $20 at 2am

Join the Endup crew in welcomeing Chris Cox who defies labels, but he has earned enough of them. As a Grammy-nominated producer, enormously successful remixer, chart-topping solo artist, globetrotting DJ and Grammy winning label owner, he has made his mark in so many ways that restricting him to one title seems foolish. He has concocted nothing short of a formula for dance music world domination. (FR)

Event: Battle of the Bay's Hard Hitters
Venue: Club Six
DJs: Roxwell, J Pro, Herm
Music: hip hop, r&b, top 40
Cover: $10
When I go into battle, I like to hit hard, so it comes as no surprise that rhymers like to throw down with the same amount of intensity to stay on top. Tonight, O'Shea Entertainment and Da Showcase bring you the Battle of the Bay's Hard Hitters putting Actup vs. Da Tykoon for the Undisputed welterweight Rap Championship title of the Bay. I'm not sure what weight has to do with it, but you can guarantee that the rhymes will be heavy and the beats will be fat. (JV8)

Event: Cornelius
Venue: Fillmore
DJs: Cornelius
Music: electronica
Cover: $25
Tonight at the Filmore, Cornelius will be getting electrodelic just for you! Sometimes refered to as the japanese Beck, he has remixed everyone from Beck to Bloc Party to Coldcut to, if you can believe it, Sting. He has been a heavy influence to the Tokyo dance pop scene since the early 90's and until recently signed to the independent label Matador Records. This is a not to be missed show. (WF)

Event: Dirtybird
Venue: Shine
DJs: Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Worthy
Music: tech house
Cover: $5
They are back again for their monthly residency, it's dem Dirtybird guys. Led as always by Claude VonStroke, these fellas will be banging out the freshest tech house to the people tonight at Shine! Although other local big names might not drop the dollar on that price tag (even though they play here all the time) these gentlemen do, for you and me. So enjoy it! (WF)

Event: Dubalicious v. Freeform: 1 Year Anniversary!
Venue: Shine
DJs: Jonboy, Iyad, Floorcraft
Music: progressive, electro, breaks
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $5 after
When does 4 + 2 = 1? On the Dubalicious v. Freeform 1st Anniversary! It's Freeform's 4th year anniversary, plus Dubalicious' 2nd year anniversary, which equals a massive Merger-versary celebration. The dub v. free parties have had a glorious year at Shine and their residents are putting together extra long sets that are gonna blow up the dancefloor! (EB)

Event: Harry Choo Choo Romero
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Harry Choo Choo Romero, DJ Mes, Jonathan Williams
Music: house, hip-hop, downtempo
Cover: $15 presale
When Ruby Skye and Spundae get together you know it's BIG! Subliminal Records star Harry Choo Choo Romero invites you on his funky chugging latin-influenced hot tamale train ride. He has pushed to change the house sound, keeping the ride fresh; monster hits along the way - Just Can't Get Enough, Night at the Black, and Tania, to his remixes for Maroon 5, Korn, and Basement Jaxx. His signature sound is stamped on debut artist album That Beat, his Subliminal Sessions and the new release Ministry of Sound's Sessions. Jump on his train! (ST)

Event: Jesse Saunders' Book Release Party
Venue: Supperclub
DJs: Jesse Saunders, Eric Sharp, Andrew Phelan, Mario Dubez
Music: chicago house
Cover: $10-20
The "originator" of house music, Jesse Saunders, has written a tell-all book titled The Real Story... of House Music. It all started in Chicago where Jesse released the first ever house music album "On & On" in 1984. He played it to the delight of the crowd at the now defunct gay nightclub called "Warehouse," and the rest is history. Now, he's touring the country with a live Disc-Jocumentary experience not to be missed! (EB)

Event: MO2 & Anasia
Venue: Poleng Lounge
DJs: MO2, Anasia, Badmammal, The Alorahset
Music: live electronica, breakbeat, glitch, d'nb, downtempo, hip-hop
Cover: $7 b4 11pm, $12 after
The Glitch Mob's sister DJ, Anasia (aka the Mob Bosstress), is a self-proclaimed "Professional Badass" and guarantees to get the dancefloor crunked & connected with her sexy glitched-out downtempo with bassy hip- hop undertones. Joining her is MO2, the newest up-and-coming live and explosive electronic band from SF. The MO2 crew approaches music like a club DJ, but with an arsenal of live instruments to create fresh, hypnotic breaks and raw, live electronics. (EB)

Event: Nufunk Monthly
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Ursula 1000, Qdupfoundation, Motion Potion, Malarkey, Tal M Klien, Tom Thump and Bret Pinkin
Music: breakbeat, electro
Cover: $10
Ursula 1000 --aka Alex Gimeno--changed his profession from a Brit-pop, new wave drummer to a producer when he bought an early Akai S900. Ursula 1000's father played in a Latin orchestra, influencing his musical backbone to grow into dubstep, electro, and funk flavored mixes.  ESL, Thievery Corporation's label, picked him up because of his unique blends, and according to XLR8R, he's tasty enough to be an employee's pick! (KS) 

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Event: Subb w/ Little Louie Vega
Saturday, Jan 19th
Vessel | 85 Campton Place, Union Square, SF
Little Louie Vega, Patrick Wilson
Music: soulful house, Latin
$20-35 Presale

Stop the presses!... dj/producer/remixer Little Louie Vega will be dropping delicious tunes till the late moonlight!  This house don is half of the production team Masters at Work. Check out just a snippet of his resume: he's won a Grammy, has been cranking out hits since the mid eighties, and remixed the likes of Jamiroquai, Madonna and Yoko Ono. When it comes to soulful house djs, it doesn't get much bigger than this. This is house music, it's a spiritual thing, a body thing, a soul thing. (WF)


Event: Plaid
Saturday, Jan 19th
PLAID, Mr.Projectile, Jason Short, Mozaic
Music: electronic, IDM, ambient, techno

The IDM duo, Plaid, creates music that is "ultimately happy, but it's sort of searching for happiness that you haven't quite reached.they are songs that take you to a sublime level." Their live performances are complete multimedia experiences with deep minimalist electro-driven abstract beats and accompanying visuals by Bob Jaroc. Their CD/DVD compilation "Greedy Baby" is an A/V masterpiece that sets a high standard for 5.1 surround-sound art. (EB)

Event: Afterburner Rengade Party
Venue: underground location
DJs: Dirtyhertz, Alain Octavio, Deckard (+ Guest), Jeff Richmond, Jason Knight , Ron/e
Music: trance, house, techno, electro, breakbeat, hip-hop
Cover: $10
Coda and Love Potion Evolution are lighting the Burning Man fire in our San Francisco hearts with a warehouse party you'll never forget. Both camps had such an awesome time at BM that they took the energy from the playa to create an all-night renegade event that will have us dancing until sunrise. All proceeds go to paying off their BM debt, so let's go out and show our support! (EB)

Event: Black Market Techno
Venue: Club Oasis, 135 12th St, Oakland
DJs: Christian Martin, Patrick Russell, dcoy, Razvan, IXD, Farzana, J_Moody
Music: techno, minimal, tech house
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
The midwest techno transplants known as Black Market Techno return to bring you another installment of techno-logical madness featuring SF and Detroit's finest underground heroes. Christian Martin,one half of the Martin brothers, has been busy rockin the underground with Dirtybird records, parties in the park and monthly residencies, while Detroit dj Patrick Russell has been busy playing around the country, for the Ghostly/Spectral bi-monthly and in the studio with Seth Troxler. Check out left coast techno with a midwest twist! (JV8)

Event: Dark & Dirty
Venue: supperclub
DJs: Kramer, Mike Giannini, Michael Anthony, High Spies
Music: house, tribal, progressive house
Cover: $10 b4 11:30

There is a reason why several hundreds of people line up to get a taste of this dark and dirty party. With a reputation of being one of the sexiest parties in town, Dark & Dirty's resident DJs and special guests set the tone with grooves that makes you want to move as you absorb the lush and sensual surroundings of the supperclub. Tonight will be no different so get there early and be prepared to get taken away with this very special party. (KW)

Event: DJ Afro
Venue: Pink
DJs: Afro, Franky Boissy
Music: disco house
Cover: tba
DJ Afro--aka Jose Luis Pardo--can definately put on a one man show! Playing the part of the Los Amigos Invisibles' guitar player, songwriter, keyboardist and background vocalist must be hard work. Then there's the overtime he puts in doing features on Louie Vega's and Dimitri's releases. One thing's for sure when Afro gets to spinning--he's a pro at getting the dance floor groovin'! (KS)

Event: Enter the Dancehall
Venue: Club Six
DJs: I-Vier, Mr. E & M. Clarin, Stepwise, Sake 1, Pam The Funkstress, Boogie Brown
Music: hip-hop, house, reggae, dancehall
Cover: $5 before 10:30
It's a brand new year and Enter the Dancehall is starting things off right. This evening features Pam the Funkstress, DJ for the duo, The Coup and a bay area hip-hop heavy hitter. Not only can she throw down a sick, bumping set, but she also has a message, advocating for female and civil rights. Joining Pam are I-Vier, Mr. E & M. Clarin, Stepwise and Boogie Brown, each starting 2008 with a musical bang. (CQ)

Event: Local Love
Venue: 1015
DJs: Taj, Dirtyhertz, Mystre, Randy C, Vahid, Gstav, DMadix, Kevin Mr. Kind, Kidd Linus, Illtracks
Music: breaks, house, mashups, hiphop
Cover: $20
Taj has been on everybody's top DJ lists since 1999 when he was voted the most versatile DJ in SF (and by readers onto Nitevibe's Dreamteam). While fellow dj dreamteamer Dirtyhertz's original mixes can be found in Tiesto's or Oakenfold's record crates, at the top of the charts, or this Saturday at 1015! Make sure not to miss these internationally popular DJs while they're still in your own backyard! (KS)

Event: MindControl
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Richie Santana, Peter Bailey, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras
Music: progressive, house
Cover: $15
Richie Santana and Peter Bailey started Mindcontrol a year ago at Pacha NYC, and though they've been busy, they've recorded double cd compilation of the same name. And for a little east coast meets west coast, Ben Seagren and Dean Samaras from Sense, fuse their Californian and NYC styles to create melodic progressive house beats. Ben is also celebrating his birthday, so make sure you wish the birthday boy a happy one. (CQ)

Event: Non Stop Bhangra
Venue: The Rickshaw Stop
DJs: Dj Jimmy Love, Dj Sep(Dubmission), Dholrhythms Dance Troupe, RavE & Balaji(Dhol), Mandeep Sethi(MC), Marcus Murray(Live Painting), Amar & Freyja(visuals)
Music: bhangra hip hop breaks
Cover: $15
2008 is underway, & the Non Stop Bhangra crew returns to the Rickshaw Stop to bang in the New Year! Joining Jimmy Love at the decks this month will be DJ Sep of the legendary Dub Mission nights, whose world music show on KUSF "Off The Beaten Path" has gained her major exposure as one of the bay area's leading world music DJ's. The Dholrhythms Dance Troupe will be in the house to show everyone how Bhangra is done, with the packed early night lesson and performances. (FR)

Event: Platform
Venue: 58 Tehama St, between 1st & 2nd, and Howard & Folsom
DJs: Mike Huckaby, Nikola Baytala,Craig Kuna, Dima, Myles Egner
Music: Detroit techno, minimal, tech house
Cover: $10 b4 11pm, $15 after
Often referred to as "the DJ's DJ," Mike Huckaby has been a fixture behind the turntables since 1983. As a DJ and producer hailing from Detroit, his understanding of the roots of techno, house and jazz has made him an in-demand DJ in the States, Europe,and Asia. If you want to get schooled by a DJ who has lived the history of electronic dance music, then Platform should be your destination for dance floor deepness.(JV8)

Event: Temple presents: Inland Knights
Venue: Temple
DJs: Inland Knights, Rooz, Amit Shoham, Homero Espinoza, Destro, Tone
Music: house, breaks, hip-hop, mashup
Cover: $20
Tonight, Temple presents DJ duo Inland Knights. These boys, originally from Nottingham have been pushing tracks in the world dance community since the late 90's They make tracks that sound like they belong in a jacky Chicago house set by djs like: Dj Heather,Justin Long or Derrick Carter. So if you'rE into jackstep, this night's for you. (WF)

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Event: Auralism Launch Tour
Venue: Club Cocomo
DJs: Franklin De Costa, Elon, Coalition of the Killing, Ruoho Ruotsi, Rift, Alland Byallo, Hac Le, Dave Aju, Limacon, Dead Seal, Roman Stange, Jason Short, Tim McCormack, Clint Stewart, Kenneth Scott
Music: techno, minimal, tech house
Cover: $15 advance, $20 door
When I first began to listen to techno, sometimes the sounds of a Saturday night would echo in my head the next morning, and all day the next day. Technoheads Auralism, understand this and their remedy for the sounds in their head is to do a marathon afterhours/day party to make these sounds a reality. Boasting a lineup to make any minimal thump craver satisfied, this party will probably make the echo in your head last all week. (JV8)

Event: Super Soul Sundayz
Venue: The End Up
DJs: Ron Trent, David Harness
Music: house
Cover: $TBA
Chicago house pioneer Ron Trent will be teaming it up with Mr. Harness tonight for another, always fabulous, Super Soul Sundayz! Ron has been around since the mid 80's. He got his start playing hip hop and made the transition to house with the burgeoning late 80's house scene. He has dee jay'd and produced with almost all the  house legends you can imagine. Tonight he'll be adding one more to the resume. Now don't be mistaken, he is far and beyond a legend himself, as he will continue to be tonight. So prep up, take a nap, and stretch it out because you'll need it for this funky night of bumping bass lines and soulful vocals. Respect! (WF)

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