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Sunset Summer Boat Party!
It’s simply not summer in San Francisco without a Sunset. And I’d certainly never go on a bay cruise without this crew of deep&dirty house-slangin’ DJs and their entourage of beglittered, beboppin, booty-shakin’ party monsters. If you haven’t been to a Sunset boat party (shame on you), it’s exactly as wonderful as it sounds: pink water, purple sky, beautiful people and deep sexy grooves. If you have been, then you know what I’m talking about. Either way, get your ticket now before it (inexorably) sells out! And assuming you’ve still got your sea legs, be sure to hit up the afterparty at Vessel. Date: Sun 7/20, Time: 6pm, Place: Pier 9, Cover: $38 limited presale, link More Info (JH)

North Beach Jazz Fest
With so many festivals every summer, it's hard to keep up and easy to miss out on the fun. The North Beach Jazz Fest, however, is one that you don't want to miss! For the next four days, enjoy an abundance of all-ages entertainment, including "Jazz on Grant" on Wednesday, "Latin Block Party" on Thursday, "Ladies in the Park" on Saturday and "Gentleman in the Park" on Sunday in Washington Square Park. And if that wasn't enough, there are late-night shows at Mojito and the Great American Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, featuring Bitter:Sweet, The Frequency, J.Boogie's Dubtronic Science, and the Breakestra. Date: Sunday 7/20-Sunday 7/27, Time: varies, Place: varies, Cover: varies, no cover in Washington Square Park, link More Info (EB)

Brass Tax Spanks Dat Ass
You know I’m always down for a bus ride… but a ride with Brass Tax on the DJ Bus? Please sir may I have another? …Yes, it’s bound to be a rip-roaring good time as this discotronic bus weaves through the city, running on hot broken beats in place of gasoline and spewing glitter instead of exhaust. With Brass Tax behind the wheels, you have no choice but to get down… and as San Francisco streams past the windowpanes, make sure you show ‘em your knickers once in a while. Just so they know what a very, very good party they’re missing. Date: Thu 7/17, Time: 7:30pm-11:30pm, Place: Meet @ Annie’s Social Club, Cover: $20 presale, link More Info (JH)

Bay Area Now 5
Bay Area Now is back again, for the opening party of their fifth exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts! The event features 21 local artists, Campari cocktails, and performances by Softhug (Official Tourist), T.I.T.S., Eugene International, and a band so secret you'll have to go and check it out for yourself! From 8-9pm in the YBCA Forum, make sure you catch ARIA, an imaginative interactive musical installation. Afterwards, BAN5 is turning YBCA upside down and opening up every space for a crazy party with bands, DJs, art projects, and the opportunity to learn all about what's hot in the Bay! Date: Friday 7/18, Time: 8pm-12am, Place: YBCA, Cover: $12 advance, $15 door, link More Info (EB)

Link Of The Week

This kid records as he fails 5 driving tests. link here

Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is for Enter The Dancehall this Sat @ Club Six


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Event: Candy Rain
Venue: Beauty Bar
DJs: Chess King, Sugar T.
Music: 90s
Cover: no cover
Put on your purple velvet and spandex, and come out to the best 90s dance party in town! From rawkin’ old-school house to new jack swing to gangsta party anthems and slow jams, you’ll find everything you need to happily relive the wonder and glory of that long-lost decade. Not to mention, sexy mimes just waiting to bust out the Cabbage Patch. Ohmigod, that’s so totally last-century! (JH)

Event: Nod Factor
Venue: The Cellar
DJs: The NOD FACTOR crew
Music: underground hip-hop
Cover: no cover
We all know that some of the dopest ish ever released got no airplay; everybody's probably got one or two records at home that Clear Channel overlooked. The Nod Factor crew is putting a stop to all that. Leaving no stone unturned in the search for killa tracks, they’ll dig up great hip-hop you can’t believe you’ve never heard. For the true music lover, there’s no better place to be tonight! (JH)

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Event: Delta Funk Hosts Love It! Wednesdays
Venue: Icon Ultra Lounge
DJs: Izzy, Ivan Ruiz, Dusty Carter & C.J.L.
Music: deep, soulful & funky house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm
Love It! Wednesdays continues to bring you one of the grooviest weeklies in town. Delta Funk has the skills (and the vinyl) to cure your mid-week blues: funky, deep, soulful house that gets your toes a-tappin and your hips a-swingin. If you’re looking for a great way to get your weekend started, or just a great place to let off steam, look no further than this house-lover’s paradise. (JH)

Event: SAKE2ME
Venue: Poleng Lounge
DJs: Jew, Precise
Music: soul
Cover: no cover
San Frandisco, put away that pink fur and hair dye, and let's do Wednesday in style this week. Poleng Lounge makes it easy to get that touch of hipster class: $5 sake tastings all night, and hi-quality soul music on the decks. That's right, you can shake your groove thang, impress the ladies with your cultured ways, and still get a darn good buzz on--all to the tune of yesterday's, today's and tomorrow's best soul music. (JH)  

Event: Satellite Wednesdays
Venue: Anu
DJs: Three,Hac Le,Scott Carrelli, Kevin Knapp
Music: techno, tech house, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $5 after
If you're looking for a techno tinged oasis in the middle of your week, then look no further than Satellite. Tonight, Satellite brings in two heavy hitters to give you a dance floor refuge. Veteran DJ Three, currently residing in NYC, brings his deep yet bumpin' styles that have taken him around the world, while Listed and Auralism DJ Hac Le throws down his midwest/west coast fusion techno mix. Your midweek fix has arrived. (JV8)

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Event: We Love Haters
Thur , July 17th
Evil Eddie Richards, Nikola, Phil Gauthier
Music: techno, house
no cover

I hate hearing bad dance music played by bad DJs. If you're like me, then We Love Haters is right up your dance floor alley. Tonight, the Hater-lovers are bringing in English tech house godfather Evil Eddie Richards. As a veteran DJ since the mid-80s, Eddie has always been on the forefront of deep, driving yet soulful underground dance music, and pioneered the genre known as tech house. So drop the hatin', and get on down to We Love Haters! (JV8)

Event: Afrolicious
Venue: Elbo Room
DJs: Pleasuremaker, Senor Oz
Music: afro-beat, latin beat
Cover: $5
If you haven't been to Afrolicious yet, you're missing out on a great event. Consistently committed to playing the best music of the African diaspora (you know, all that amazing stuff you'll NEVER hear on the radio), DJ Pleasuremaker and crew also know how you get your booty onto the dance floor. Come find the funk, the breakbeat, the riddim, the Afrolicious groove you've been missing. You'll be glad you did. (JH)

Event: Hellabueno
Venue: UndergroundSF
DJs: Sleazemore, Shane King, Swayzee, Goldfinger, A-Poverty, Beez Treez
Music: electro, bass
Cover: $5
This week, Hellabueno continues their tradition of bringing you the hottest, sweatiest Thursday nights in town… and ups their ante with an all-electro/bass/booty lineup! Get ready to throw your back out, kids, because these DJs are not messing around. It's an all-star lineup of local electronomatrons, and if you've got a funky bone in your body, they'll have you dancing from the instant you step in the door. (JH)

Event: Mucca Pazza
Venue: Rickshaw Stop
DJs: Bands: Mucca Pazza, Brass Liberation Orchestra, The Definite Articles
Music: marching band circus punk!
Cover: $12
When was the last time you saw a hot&sexy marching band on national tour? High school, right? And they weren't really that sexy. Well, Mucca Pazza is ("if you like uniforms or anything dork-ass"), and they've brought their show all the way from Chicago just to blow your mind. BLO is joining the party, for an all-night brass menagerie at the one and only Rickshaw Stop. Whoever goes home with the drum major wins! (JH)

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Event: Soul Food
Fri, July 18th
Mars Bar (798 Brannan St. @ 7th)
Thomas White (aka Natural Rhythm), Brent Vassar, Aaron Adams, Brian Mackie, James K
Music: deep jacking house

There's no sleeping tonight, San Francisco! Thomas White (Natural Rhythm) is back in SF and ready to rock your world. He's got a crate full of that down-n-dirty house you remember so well, and he's gonna use ALL of it. You know you can't live without a good deep jacking now and then, so give in, come out, and have the time of your LIFE with an undeniably masterful DJ. (JH)

Event: The Bloody Beetroots
Fri, July 18th
The Bloody Beetroots, Congo Rock, Lilofee, Sleazemore
Music: tech-heavy Italo boogie
$15 presale

Have a bloody good time tonight with the Italian masked duo that always throws down. JFK from MSTRKRFT calls The Bloody Beetroots "old-school 70s style punks…who got into electronic music." Their smashing electro beats will make your ears bleed in the most wonderful way possible and lead you down "the holy path of disco dance loudness". (EB)

Event: Change - 3rd Friday @ Levende
Fri, July 18th
Levende Lounge
David Alvarado, Ben Doren, Naz Dan Watts
Music: funky house
$5 b4 11:30p, $10 after

For over a decade, L.A.'s David Alvarado has been mastering his soulful signature house style that caught the attention of Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva, as well as house music undergrounds in America and abroad. His productions and mixes remain record store staples because of their timeless ability to captivate house music fans. If you've got dancing fever, let Alvarado and crew dose you with their musical medicine! (EB)

Event: Dirtybird Records Monthly
Venue: Shine
DJs: Worthy, Mozaic & J.Phlip
Music: tech house, techno
Cover: no cover w/ rsvp b4 11pm, $5 after
Dirtybird is back again for their monthly residency and they're prepaired to rock and shock on the ones and twos! These fellas will be banging out the freshest tech house for 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: Fiction
Venue: Pink
DJs: Christian Schmidt, The Worker, Andre Lucero
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10
The techno-logical deviants known as Fiction are crossing Market St. and checking into Pink for one night only, and are taking over the decks to give you a dose of mutant disco madness. Fiction DJs Andre Lucero, The Worker, and Christian Schmidt will be throwing down a mix of techno, house and the various mutations in between. You're sure to be on the dance floor, and that's no fiction. (JV8)

Event: Funkonnection with All Good Funk Alliance & Featurecast
Venue: Mighty
DJs: All Good Funk Alliance, Featurecast
Music: funk, breaks, hip hop
Cover: $10 presale
Funkonnection 7 welcomes DC nu-funk all-stars All Good Funk Alliance and UK Goodgroove Records stud Featurecast for their SF debut. The Funk Alliance run their own labels Funk Weapons and Super Hi-Fi, have remixed for Kraak & Smaak, Fort Knox Five, and Ursula 1000, and opened for James Brown back in 2006. Their up-tempo b-boy jams and hip-hop grooves will satiate any hunger for rockin' organic breakbeat funk! (EB)

Event: Infected Mushroom
Venue: 1015
DJs: Infected Mushroom
Music: psychedelic trance
Cover: $25 presale
The uber-talented psychedelic trance duo from Israel, Infected Mushroom, has trailblazed to the top of DJ lists in the past year with their "electrifying fusion of heavy rock and stadium psy-trance." Their beats are infectious even if you're usually wary of the trance genre. Trance lovers, get your tickets right away, before they sell out. This show is going to be sick! (EB)

Event: Killswitch X2
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Roman Stange, Emilio Orlandi, Mossmoss, J_Moody, TomKat, Javaight,dCOY
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: no cover
Tonight, the techno-loving Killswitch happy hour is doing double duty: they've decided to go extra long and keep the party going until 2am! Hitting you with underground favorites like Roman Stange of Auralism, Emilio Orlandi, and Mossmoss of Racecar,this extended happy hour turned party will be pumping you full of techno-tinged audio intoxicants. Crack open the Sparks cuz it'll be a long one! (FR)

Event: Remedy
Venue: Temple Nightclub
DJs: Roman Rosati, Dimitris Mykonos, Rouzbeh, Bo, Pilot, ADD1 & Destro
Music: house, electro, hip hop
Cover: $20
Straight from Miami/Cabo hotspot Nikki Beach, Roman Rosati is bringing the summer sunshine to a special edition of Remedy! Come get blasted with his deep, groovy house sound, and let the beats wash your smoky, hazy skies clean back to blue. In Temple's three rooms, you'll find some kickass electro and hip-hop besides, making tonight just the remedy you need for an excellent summer weekend. (JH)

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Event: Datarock + Flosstradamus Official Download 2008 Afterparty
Sat, July 19th
Datarock, Flosstradamus
Music: party jams, hip hop, electro, mash up
$12 presale, 10pm doors

Coming at you straight from Norway, it's dynamic duo Datarock! These guys sound like if Talking Heads, Simian Mobile Disco, Joy Division and Peaches had a tea party at the beach. Accompanying them tonight are Chicago party jammers Flosstradamus. Their sound is in a similar vein as Diplo, Girl Talk or Tittsworth: bringing mashup party jams to masses with a little bit extra. Get ready for a futuristic old skool blockparty, with plenty of beats for all! (WF)

Event: Dark & Dirty
Sat , July 19th
Kramer, Mike Giannini, Tamo, Michael Anthony
Music: tribal progressive, house, electro
$10 b4 midnight

Come get dirty in the dark, as only supperclub can do it. The sinful-est evening of tribal, house, and electro is back for another lights-out, full-on night of madness. with Mr Deep-End Kramer, Mike Giannini, Tamo, and Michael Antony will be there making sure your world gets rocked. All you have to do is show up, and be ready to get DOWN. (JH)

Event: Beat Symposium
Venue: 58 Tehama
DJs: Craig Kuna, Jeff Richmond, Ron/e, Spacelotus, Freshstep, Hans Gruver, Barclay Spring
Music: tech house, techno, house
Cover: $5 b4 12, $10 after
When great DJ minds collide for just one evening, they create a Beat Symposium. Joining forces tonight are members of: Coda, Kontrol and Radioexplore, all working together to deliver the choicest sounds directly to you! Tonight will be a mixed media event of installation art and some of the finest techno, tech house and house that the Bay Area has to offer. Stretch out them limbs, put on them dancing shoes and get ready to get your dance on till the break of dawn! (WF)

Event: Black Market Techno
Venue: Club Oasis (135 12th St Oakland)
DJs: Keith Kemp, Clint Stewart, Javaight, Fil Latorre, dCOY, IXD
Music: techno, minimal, house
Cover: $5 b4 10pm, $10 after
The Bay Area is rapidly becoming a destination for techno lovers looking for a new home. Beretta producer Keith Kemp, newly transplanted to the Bay Area from Detroit, will be jackin' the floor with his techno styles alongside Auralism boy wonder Clint Stewart, while techno-soul lovers Fil Latorre and Javaight of Stap[e take over the front room. If you're looking for a techno-logical oasis, then it's time for your monthly dose of Black Market techno. (FR)

Event: Cream of Beat
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Mind Motion, Ivan, Dark Money, Apollo, Fuze, Sake 1, Pause
Music: original hip-hop, r&b, soul, dancehall, reggae
Cover: $10
Cream of Beat, the legendary hip-hop party from the 90s, is BACK for an all-star reunion! For those who knew then, those who know now, and those who are about to find out, this is the party to celebrate the greats of Bay Area hip-hop, r&b/soul, dancehall/reggae… from the beginning up to '96. That's right, tonight is strictly for the oldschool, and we're gonna party like we used to back in the day. So get your tickets now, before you get trapped in the future! (JH)

Event: Nonstop Bhangra
Venue: Rickshaw Stop
DJs: Dholrhythms, Jimmy Love, Rav-E, MC Mandeep Sethi, visuals by Amar, live painting by Marcus Murray
Music: bhangra
Cover: $10 presale, $15 door
Come get your Punjab on with Dholrhythms and Jimmy Love! The only event of its kind, and always an incredible night out, Nonstop Bhangra gives you a chance to hear the best beats from across the world, and pick up some new dance steps besides. Don’t know how to dance to bhangra? Show up at 9:30 for a free dance lesson. Or just come out and learn from the crowd; the place is always packed! (JH)

Event: Pura Vida
Venue: Underground Location (call 415-999-4275)
DJs: Nick Williams, Brandon Wade, Greg Eversoul, Martin Aquino, Leemone Young, CarlosTino, and Vedda
Music: deep, funky, minimal, tech
Cover: $10 b4 midnight, $15 after
The Red Monkey crew's Leemone, Martin, CarlosTino, and Vedda have teamed up with Werd's party boys Nick Williams and Brandon Wade to bring you true underground sounds in a new unannounced venue with special guest Greg Eversoul. The electronic underground has always been about celebrating life and love by dancing to some kick-ass beats, so live la Pura Vida tonight and dance to your soul's content until six in the morning! (Open bar from 10-11pm, and wish Brandon a Happy Birthday!) (EB)

Event: Retro
Venue: Club Heights (2080 Van Ness Ave)
DJs: Bo, Santiago Lopez, Seven, Ace Tatsu & GUNZ, Martin Aquino
Music: house, electro, tech house
Cover: $10
Christian Pinero from Divine SF and Bo from Back2Basics present a new series of parties called Retro at the newest, naughtiest nightclub in town, Club Heights. This Saturday, elevate your clubbing experience with some classic dirty dancing to the best in tech, electro, and house. Get your gorgeous self to the club because this party will be off the hook! (EB)

Event: Sneak Peek
Venue: Bollyhood Café (3372 19th street @ Mission st)
DJs: Janaka Selekta's Recently Completed Album + 3 Hour DJ Set!!
Music: dubstep, breaks, dnb, dub on a global tip!
Cover: $8
Catch a sneak peek of Janka Selekta's recently completed album before it hits the shelves! This exclusive and diverse set will highlight his latest songs, which feature a host of amazing musicians including Dr Das, Ajay Prasanna, Murad Ali Khan, and Llyod Hemming. This producer, remixer, and riddim selekta founded the South Asian collective Dhamaal Soundsystem and won the Guardian's Readers Poll Award for Best DJ in 2004. Take a trip to Bollywood for breaks, dnb and dub with a worldy spin! (EB)

Event: Temple Gives You: LIFE!
Venue: Temple Nightclub
DJs: Shift, Paul Hemming, Sen-Sei + Andrew Phelan, Frankie Jr., Thomas Joseph, Mei-Lwun, Greg J
Music: house
Cover: $20
House lovers, breathe deep: summer is here, and Temple’s celebrating the beauty of San Francisco nightlife and all the people who make it so amazing. For the second anniversary of LIFE, DJ Shift is flying out from Vegas. He’ll be joining a lineup of some of SF’s favorite DJs in three rooms, all showing their love for SF, for the music, and for YOU. (JH)

Event: The Grouch
Venue: Slim's
DJs: The Grouch, The Bayliens
Music: hip hop
Cover: $16/$20
Bay Area-born/L.A.-based rapper The Grouch will perform live tonight to celebrate the release of his much-anticipated first LP solo album Show You the World, which dropped in April. The underground star is apart of the Living Legends crew and often collaborates with Zion I (e.g. the 2006 album "Heroes in the City of Dope"). Although his records may give you a taste of his rhyme-spitting, beat-dropping talent, there's nothing like seeing this great emcee live! (EB)

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Event: Nikki Beach Summer Day Party
Sun, July 20th
Mars Bar (798 Brannan St. @ 7th)
Roman Rosati (Nikki Beach), Paul Hemming, Pilot, Max Vangeli, Johnny Collective
Music: deep house
no cover b4 4pm

It's a summer beach party in the middle of San Francisco! Only Mars Bar can take you out of this urban jungle and straight to the sands of Cabo with Roman Rosati and Paul Hemming spinning their best summertime sounds. There'll be BBQ on the outdoor patio from 3 to 8, Hornitos specials til 6, and honeys in their 'kinis all day and night. It's as close to Nikki Beach as you can get! (JH)

Event: Prepare for the Playa
Venue: Cafe Cocomo
DJs: Laird, Dax Stakker, Performers: Live performances Hourly by hoop dancers, poi spinners, belly dancers, acoustic musicians and more
Music: breaks
Cover: no cover b4 3pm, $10 after
Yes, it's that time of year: suddenly you have nowhere NEAR enough tutus, your platform boots are in a sad state of disrepair, and you can't even find your fire poi. Get your act together, young Burner: the playa is closer than you think! Thank goodness for the freak-friendly folks at PftP, who've gathered "burner-preneurs" to inspire your playa style while Laird and Dex Stakker get your blood pumping. This is the penultimate event of the series, so make sure you stop by and get Prepared in style! (JH)

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