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Flight of the Conchords
Known as New Zealand's, "fourth most popular guitar based digi acapella rap funk comedy folk duo", the one and only,  Flight of the Conchords are coming in for a crash landing, straight into to you this evening. These guys have been making the rounds the last couple of years. Now after an HBO sitcom, BBC radioshow, playing the Bonnaroo Festival and a winning a Grammy, they're still on the road getting the word out and selling out concerts everywhere they go. Don't  miss this hillarious duo and act quick because these tickets will go fast. Date: Thursday, 5/29, Time: 8 PM, Place: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.  Cover: $35 link More Info (WF)

Union Street Festival
Going on its 32nd year, The Union Street Festival is one of the largest annual free events in San Francisco attracting over 100,000 attendees each year. To lessen the event’s ecological impact and to help promote environmental thinking in our day-to-day lives, the festival has decided to go green as the “Union Street Eco-Urban Festival.” There will be an organic farmers market, eco-friendly exhibits, and arts & crafts made with recycled and sustainable materials. Additionally, there will be 150 arts & crafts booths total, 20 food booths, two stages with live entertainment, beer gardens, and bistro-style cafes. Date: Saturday & Sunday 5/31-6/1, Time: 10am-6pm, Place: Union Street (Gough to Steiner), Cover: no cover, link More Info (EB)

From the people who brought you Gun Club and Loaded, comes Trigger, a new bi-monthly event where fashion, art and music intersect.  This new event is dedicated to discovering and promoting new artists, and will feature live music from local up and coming bands, established underground DJs, innovative visual arts and fashion. For their premiere event, Trigger is featuring live music from the Hmmm and Lilofee, artistic work from Daniel Blomquist, Krescent, Michael Addison Mersereau, and Jesse Schelsinger, Fashions from Hellyn Teng Mersereau, Lara Grant and Onerary, and tunes from DJs Tokyo Component and Ryan P. Held at the 111 Minna Gallery, Trigger is bound to push boundaries, innovate and entertain. Date: Friday, 5/30, Time: 9pm, Place: 111 Minna Gallery, Cover: $10, link More Info (JV8)

Black & White Ball 2008
What’s black and white, and fun all night? The San Francisco Symphony’s Black & White Ball! This black-tie extravaganza is one of the biggest and classiest parties in San Francisco and takes place in three historic War Memorial Buildings and two custom-designed tents with five stages total. Grammy-winning singer, Seal, will headline the event with an exclusive evening performance at Davis Symphony Hall. Afterwards, the main event begins with catered food, signature cocktails, and unlimited dancing to a dozen musical acts ranging from salsa and samba to big band and jazz, plus legendary hip-hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa. Net proceeds will benefit the Symphony's music education program for SF’s Elementary Schools, Adventures in Music, which serves over 20,000 students every year. Date: Saturday, 5/31, Time: Seal Concert 8pm, Ball 9m-1am, Place: War Memorial Arts Complex, Civic Center, Cover: $325 tickets SOLD OUT, limited $250 Seal concert + party, $200 party pass, link More Info (EB)

Link Of The Week

Phoenix Mars Lander: Challenges
Scientists plan intriguing research, once Phoenix lands safely on Mars.
link here

Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is Pure Funk @ Otis


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Event: Ladytron
Venue: The Fillmore
DJs: Ladytron, Datarock, The Delta Fiasco
Music: electro-pop
Cover: $27.50
Electronic pop group, Ladytron, based in Liverpool, England create their songs by digitally editing analogue sounds, which they generate using vintage electronic equipment. Their distinctive sound has led to cult hits like “Playgirl,” “Seventeen,” and “Destroy Everything You Touch.” They’re touring the world extensively for five months to promote their fourth studio album, “Velocifero” (due out June 3rd), so catch ‘em live in ’08 while you can! (EB)

Event: Shelter
Venue: UndergroundSF
DJs: Coopdville, Arson, Highside
Music: d'n'b, hip-hop, soul, dancehall, dub
Cover: no cover b4 1030, $5 after
Looking for a musical escape on a Tuesday night? Then UndergroundSF is the place to be! Coopdville takes a break from running his internet radio show DVIZ radio to rock the room at Shelter. He offers you a haven from the work week, as his hip-hop tracks lets you dance your cares away. Highside drops the hard-hitting d'n'b, while Arson handles the dancehall beats. Come take shelter this Tuesday. (CQ)

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Event: Cable Wednesdays
Venue: Shine
DJs: BassBen, Justin Johnson, Marc(o)
Music: house, breaks
Cover: no cover
Cable Recordings and Otherworld join forces to bring you the groovest, most banging house and break beats that you could imagine. The special guest joining resident DJs Justin Johnson and Marc(o) this Wednesday is BassBen, formerly from Colorado. Since arriving in San Francisco, BassBen has found a love for breakbeats, immersing himself in the techy, funky breaks that we all love. (CQ)

Event: Jamie Lidell
Venue: Bimbo's 365 Club
DJs: Jamie Lidell
Music: dance, electro, funk
Cover: tba
One of the largest names on the Warp Records Label, Jamie Lidell is getting jiggy with the masses tonight at Bimbo's. This gentleman has built his career on surprising people rather it be by his on stage antics or extreme genre shifts from I.D.M., r&b and techno to neo soul / crunchy noise composer. He's been pushing out the jams, as well as the envelope, for nearly a decade now, but his career really got a boost after touring and recording with Beck. This guy's stuff is almost completely guided by his voice as a composer, so you never know what to expect, and as for tonight your guess is as good as mine. Enjoy! (WF)

Event: Memento
Venue: Stud
DJs: David Harness, Cez
Music: house
Cover: $5
San Francisco's favorite soulful house DJ and Dreamteamer , Mr. David Harness is holding down yet another residency at Memento. This has to be the best thing to do on Wednesdays period. Cez and Harness will be bringing you only the deepest, most soulful, underground house sounds around. So stretch out, have a drink and enjoy an intimate evening with some the Bay's favorite! (WF)

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Event: Presents Lazy Days
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Fred Everything, Olivier Desmet, The Autist, Arsen
Music: house
Cover: no cover
With the rising heat, and increase in summer activities, the lazy days are slowly coming upon us. If you don't want to do anything but party, then Lazy Days was meant for you. Featuring international house superstars Fred Everything and Olivier Desmet, who also happen to be local favorites, and the Autist and Arsen from Montreal,you'll realize that with such great homegrown and visiting house music talent, it's ok to be lazy when it comes to SF house because it's all good! (JV8)

Event: Chris Clouse with Ean Golden
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Chris Clouse, Dj Ean Golden, and Brandon Davis on percussion
Music: live music, rock, dance
Cover: no cover and 2 for 1 drinks from 9pm-11pm
Chris Clouse is back again, championing your Thursday night with his red hot live act with DJ support from the ever talented Ean Golden and Brandon Davis on percussion. First this party strutted tall with well-recognized local talent in the Clouse namesake alone. Then we kick started the energy with dynamic stage lighting and the addition of a live percussionist. In case you weren’t impressed, we have now given the party wings with the addition of 2 for 1 drinks from 9pm-11pm! Don’t look back now, the only way to go is up. (FR)

Event: Phonic meets Spektikal
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Nikita, Jamie James, Barclay Spring, Ladyhouse, J.Phlip
Music: house, techno, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 12am, $10 after
Your favorite pre-weekend warm up gets serious tonight when Phonic meets Spektikal. Jaime James and Barclay take over the decks and make a spectacle of the dance floor, and bring in boy wonder Nikita to drop his deep and soulful techno jams. Showing that the ladies know how to drop it as well, Ladyhouse and J.Phlip round it out with some housey thumps that will make you start the weekend a day early. (JV8)

Event: Red Bull Big Tune (Producer Battle)
Venue: Historic Sweet's Ballroom (1933 Broadway, Oakland)
DJs: Hosted by Vitamin D and J.Moore with DJ DV One on the Wheels
Music: hip hop, instrumentals, beats
Cover: $5 suggested donation
The Red Bull Big Tune is a program created to showcase the talents of established and emerging producers and sound providers. The “Producer Battle” head-to-head competition was inspired by Jamaican dancehall culture where selectors (DJs) spin their own interpretations of the latest “riddims” (tracks), and the winner becomes the “big tune.” Tonight, DJs will show off their self-produced tunes and then you get to decide which one gives you wings! (EB)

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Event: Bohemian Carnival
Venue: DNA Lounge
DJs: Gooferman, Vau de Vire Society, Extra Action Marching Band, Fou Fou Ha!, Blaze, Cowboy Girls, Smoove, Tamo, Coop* & AudiLew
Music: breaks, klown-fi, funk
Cover: $20
SF’s raucous saucy indie circus orgy, The Bohemian Carnival, has resurfaced with one of their most riotous lineups yet for a diabolically unforgettable event of the lustiest caliber. Titillating circus acts plus tantalizing live bands and DJs will have you dreaming of quitting your day job to join the circus. Embrace the free bohemian spirit within you, dress up in your carney best (with a “military couture” theme), and run away with the circus! (EB)

Event: Faktion
Venue: Anu
DJs: Drumcell, Developer, Forest Green
Music: techno,minimal, house
Cover: no cover b4 11p, $5 after
The end of the month techno cult known as Faktion returns, and this time they give you the techno version of the classic LA vs. SF duel. Representing the city of Lost Angels, Droid behavior's Drumcell, and Modularz' DJ Developer show what's doin down south, while local techno heroine Forest Green brings it SF style. Whether you prefer Bay Area fog or Socal Sun, minimal techno or harder styles, Faktion will be the common ground where you'll find a happy medium between north and south. (JV8)

Event: Killswitch
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Christian Schmidt, The Worker, dCOY, Javaight
Music: techno, electro, minimal, house
Cover: no cover
The end of the week techno happy hour, Killswitch, gets you ready for the weekend, and this time they're featuring the Worker and Christian Schmidt from Fiction. Known for throwing down "techno electro mutant disco mayhem", the pair are sure to make your fictional dreams of techno heaven a reality. Throw in the Killswitch residents and you're off to a killer weekend! (FR)

Event: Launch
Venue: Shine
DJs: Mozaic, Kapt'n Kirk vs. Evolution CQ, Influence vs. Jay Vigor, Ill-D the DJ
Music: techno, electro, breaks
Cover: $5
The StrategiK crew is at it again with a one night party at Shine, featuring bass-heavy and funky music for your dancing pleasure.  Raindance's own Mozaic digs through his crates and his digital library for a one-of-a-kind live mashup performance. Kapt'n Kirk and Evolution CQ bring the hardest and dirtiest breaks while Influence and Jay Vigor hold it down with their electro and breaks tracks. Rounding out the lineup is Ill-D the DJ, who'll be getting down with his house and breakbeats mix, so don't miss out! (CQ)

Event: Let's Take it Back to the Oldschool
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Sake One, Fran Boogie, Mpenzi
Music: old school hip-hop
Cover: $15
Dust off your track suits and Adidas shoes, as Mighty's hosting Let's Take it Back to the Oldschool- a BeFam reunion and an old school themed party. Holding it down on the 1s and 2s are True Skool and Pacific Standard Time resident, Sake 1 and Knowmadic co-founder Mpenzi, each dropping your favorite hip-hop classics. Emcee Fran Boogie is your own personal hype man for the evening and he's sure to get the crowd moving. (CQ)

Event: Minus 10 year Anniversary Showcase
Venue: 103 Harriet
DJs: Richie Hawtin, Magda, Heartthrob (Live PA), Nikola Baytala
Music: minimal techno
Cover: $22.50 advance
As head honcho to the minimal techno label, Minus, Richie Hawtin has been one of the main pioneers in redefining the genre, and responsible for converting scores of new fans to techno. Showing that it isn't just a one man job, Richie brings the techno seductress known as Magda, in addition to the synthetic funkiness of a live performance by Heartthrob. If you want to understand the depths of minimal techno, this is where you'll hear it pushed to it's edge. (JV8)

Event: Sugar High
Venue: The Stud
DJs: Ellen Ferrato, Leonard
Music: house
Cover: tba

There are times when we should let bygones be bygone but definitely not when it comes to Sugar. In case you are among the few that don’t know, Sugar was one of the Bay Area’s long running house parties that packed in those who came to feel the energy of Ellen Ferrato, Leonard and guests who manned the decks. We are lucky enough to get the return of this party, so don’t miss out. (KW)

Event: The Chuck Norris Party
Venue: Milk
DJs: Kingmost, B-Cause, Teeko, Rush One
Music: Chuck Norris
Cover: $5
The first in a series of tributes to the all-American hero, Chuck Norris, takes place this Friday for a “Walker, Texas Ranger” style celebration. When Chuck Norris gets his groove on he doesn’t break dance, he breaks bones! And when Chuck Norris drinks all night he doesn’t throw up, he throws down! WARNING: If you don’t go, Chuck Norris may roundhouse kick you in the face. (EB)

Event: The Gemini Disco
Venue: Pink
DJs: Nicky B, Derrick Love
Music: disco
Cover: $10
Fresh off the the success of their second large scale disco party "Paradise" at Mezzanine with Sister Sledge, The Gemini Disco Gang are ready to throw a more intimate affair at their home away from home, Pink. Get out your Boogie Shoes and dance dance dance to the hits, underground classics, and contemporary disco.(JV8)

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Event: The Deep Endup
Sat, May 31st
The Endup
Clarkie, Tamo, Hoj, J-Rod, Kuze, Mancub, Mike Giannini, Syd Gris, Jeffrey Allen, Kramer, Ben Seagren, Layne Loomis, Sunwoo
Music: house
$15 b4 2am; $20 after

The Deep End Camp originally formed from a group of like- minded individuals who had a genuine love of banging house music, tasty cocktails, and dancing in the hot desert sunshine. Dubbed "Best Kept Secret on the Playa," the camp has become the destination day Camp at Burning Man. In order to make sure it stays that way, the Deep End are throwing down a fundraiser at the Endup with the quality tunes and spirits you've come to expect. Show your support and you'll be rewarded tonight and on the playa! (JV8)

Event: Slide Into Summer - 7th Annual
Sat, May 31st
DNA Lounge
Johnny Fiasco, Vibe Squad, Christian Martin, An-Ten-Nae, Anthony Mansfield, Still Rob G, Little John, Mozaic, Aaron Jae, Buckner
Music: tech-house, dubstep, breaks, glitch

Going into his 7th year of throwing killer parties, Dax presents his 7th annual edition of Slide Into Summer. His "Slide" parties have been notorious for featuring the finest DJs, VJs, acrobats, jugglers and all sorts of other artists and performers to give you a killer time. This time around is no exception when heavy hitters like Johnny Fiasco from Chicago, Dirtybird's Christian Martin, DJ Dreamteamer An-Ten-Nae, Aaron Jae and Mozaic, throwing down the underground sounds which will keep you sliding all the way into next season! (JV8)

Event: DJ Rap
Sat, May 31st
DJ Rap, Rooz, Alain Octavo, Michael Anthony
Music: house, electro, techno

Last time DJ Rap was in SF she rocked the house. So we cant wait for her return. Not only is Rap one of the hottest female DJs in the world, she has incredible skills and experience behind the decks. She started out as a Drum n Bass producer and slowly moved into underground house and electro. Now she drops banging electro at some of the most high profile events across the globe. Now you can see her live, upclose and personal behind the decks in the intimate setting of supperclub. (FR)

Event: Danger
Venue: Shine
DJs: Aaron Pope, J-Rod, Ace Tatsu, Kimani & Tyler White, Justin Johnson & Marco
Music: house, breaks, electro, trance
Cover: $5
If “Danger” is your middle name and you like to walk on the wild side of the party, then join Shine for another sweet, dangerous, and debaucherous Saturday night. These DJs are gonna rock the decks with hard-hitting house, trance, and electro that’ll have you throwing caution to the wind for an all-out “dance-like-no-one’s watching” kind of affair. Beware of maximum sound output—listen at your own risk! (EB)

Event: DJ Exacta (Pacha, NYC)
Venue: Vessel
DJs: DJ Exacta, Sense
Music: house
Cover: limited $10 presale at
Exacta is one of New York's hottest rising talents, already making a name for himself as a heavy-hitter in the genre of House music. Out of the New York dance scene that he calls home and holds his Pacha residency, Exacta has risen to global prominence by spinning at some of the worlds top music driven venues including Amnesia (Ibiza), Godskitchen (UK), and Space (Miami). With Sense manning the decks before Exacta's premiere performance at Vessel, tonight is the night for true house music connoisseurs. (FR)

Event: Electric
Venue: Temple
DJs: Chuck Love, Steve Rigmaiden, Pilot, Max Vangeli, Johnny Collective, Add1, Destro, Tone
Music: soulful house, progressive, hip-hop, electro house
Cover: $10-20
The one and only Chuck Love is playing live at Temple tonight with a set that’ll light up the main dance floor with his addictive soulful house grooves. The Minneapolis-born, SF-based DJ/producer didn’t get his start with the usual bedroom DJ gear. Instead, he backed other house DJs on the trumpet, guitar, or anything he could find. His live shows continue to escape the “DJ box” by adding live instrument solos and vocals to his productions. (EB)

Event: Four Tet & CreativemindsSF Art Show
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Four Tet, Maus Haus DJ's Sensitive Men (With Feelings) +CreativemindsSF Art exhibit featuring 30+ Emerging Bay Area Artists
Music: electronic
Cover: $15
London-based DJ/producer/remixer Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet started out as a guitarist in the band Fridge, but his affinity for electronic music quickly led to a successful DJ career. For his latest release, “Ringer,” he teamed up with the legendary jazz drummer Steve Reid to create densely layered dance-friendly tracks with abstract melodies. Get there early because you won’t want to miss the CreativemindsSF fine art exhibit featuring 30 Bay Area artists. (EB)

Event: Jack's Zen
Venue: Poleng Lounge
DJs: Tony Hewitt, Patrick Wilson, Martin Aquino, Brian Salazar, Mj Gamez, Carlostino, Jayvi Velasco
Music: deep, funky, soulful
Cover: $10
"In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove" Who knew that this classic house music saying would be the mantra to a generation of house music lovers? If you like to find enlightenment on the dancefloor through house music, then Jack's Zen is for you. Featuring two rooms of different house grooves under one roof, local house music veteran Tony Hewitt drops the percussive thumping sounds which have made his Tango label and Gathering parties so influential, while Patrick Wilson throws down the house music styles which have made him a regular at Super Soul Sundayz.(JV8)

Event: Pete Moss
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Pete Moss, Frenchy Le Freak, Bjorn*Niklas
Music: house, tech house
Cover: tba
Deep tech house guru, Pete Moss, is eliminating the middle man and bringing the knowledge directly to you tonight at Ruby Skye. This Philly based dj/producer has been pulling his weight in recent years, known for his punchy funky productions, he has released tracks on such reknowned labels as: Ovum, Alola, Large, as well as his own label Recline Records. Get out and hear what all the fuss is about tonight! (WF) 

Event: Pink w/David Harness
Venue: Pink
DJs: David Harness, Franky Boissy
Music: deep, soulful house
Cover: tba

When you feel the need for good ol’, deep, down and dirty, house music, Dreamteamer David Harness is your man. This reputation follows David throughout Europe and soon to be Asia as he get’s ready to tear up the tables in Tokyo . Tonight he is ours, joining resident Franky Boissy, a man who is also quite good at tearing up tables around the world, for a night that is promised to give you just what you need. Dreamteamer fill up the floor early, so make sure you get there. (KW)

Event: Rico Tubbs
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Rico Tubbs, Murphstar, Mancub, Samira, Ding Dong, Deckard, Smoove
Music: breakbeats
Cover: $10 advance
Finland's Best Electronic DJ for two years running, Rico Tubbs, isn't afraid to push the envelope of music. He started the first Finnish breakbeat label, Pyssy and released the first Finnish hip-hop album as part of the duo, Skillsters. And he's bringing his magic to the decks of Mighty. He'll have local support from Mighty Breakers Murphstar, Mancub, Samira, Ding Dong, Deckard and Smoove, so don't miss out on this funky night. (CQ)

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Event: Dirtybird in the Park Afterparty
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Solar, Justin Martin, Sammy D, Deron
Music: house, tech, minimal house
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
The Dirtybird/Sunset boat party afterparty was off the hook last month, so Vessel is carrying on the tradition with another Dirtybird afterparty to celebrate the Golden Gate Park season opener (and Mo’s going away party). Justin Martin and guests will have the crowd going all night long with the usual suspects popping through (Erol, Deal Seal, Delvin, Jamie Hustle, Rachelle, and Rob Crush) for another dance-crazy Dirtybird throwdown. (EB)

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The week as it was...

Qool @ 111 Minna

Barracuda @ 111 Minna

School's Out Forever Tour @ Tmeple

Local Love @1015

Ismael Rodriguez @ 222 Hyde

Super Soul Sundayz @ The Endup

Stompy/Sunset @ Cafe Cocomo