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Outside Lands Music Festival
The biggest summer festival in San Francisco is finally upon us! The fun beings Friday with Manu Chao, Beck, and others, opening for Radiohead, who will perform the first-ever nighttime concert in Golden Gate Park. Saturday's epic lineup features Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Primus, Cake, Steve Winwood, Café Tecuba, Lupe Fiasco, plus many more. But, make sure to save your strength for Sunday with Jack Johnson, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Broken Social Scene, Andrew Bird, Drive-By Truckers, ALO, and many other great acts. You can buy a 3-day pass, or single day passes so you can see who you want without dropping a lot of cash. Date: Fri-Sun, 8/22-8/24, Time: Fri 5pm, Sat  & Sun 1pm, Place: Golden Gate Park, Cover: 3-day $225.50, single day $85, link More Info (EB)

Burning Man!
Blistering heat, near-freezing cold, 400 square miles of desiccated lake bed, dust storms with winds up to75 mph, no vegetation, no animals, no civilization for miles…I can't wait! One of the largest cities in all of Nevada is being built as we speak for 40,000+ anxious burners waiting and preparing for their yearly pilgrimage to Black Rock City. This unparalleled art and music community festival demands radical self-reliance, a thick skin, an open heart, and a joyful soul for its harsh, but glorious reality. Come prepared for the worst, hope for the best, and get ready to blow your mind with its limitless possibilities. We're all surviving this together, and how much we put into our experience is how much we'll get out of it. The desert is our blank, rough canvas. Let's get out there and paint the picture! Date: Mon 8/25 – Mon 9/1, Time: all day/night, Place: Black Rock City, Nevada [Directions], Cover: $295 Buy Tickets Here! (no tickets at the gate this year), link More Info (EB)

Downtown Berkeley Music Fest
As if there wasn't enough free music already, the East Bay is getting in on the free festival scene with the first annual Downtown Berkeley Music Fest With over 50 free music events spanning four days, this festival will highlight the amazing diversity of the downtown area and feature an enormous and rich array of music ranging from jazz, world, A Cappella, folk, rock, Latin, blues, pop, and more. On Thursday at 8pm, don't miss the Divasonics performing at Jupiter with some hip-hop/electronica in a beer garden setting (no cover!). Check the schedule here, and remember: music sounds better when it's free! Date: Thurs 8/21-Sun 8/24, Time: varies, Place: downtown Berkeley, Cover: no cover/ $10-$23.50, link More Info (EB)

Link Of The Week

Oktapodi: The French CG student film Oktapodi has been winning all sorts of awards this year including the “Best Animation” prize at the Imagina Awards 2008 and "Best of Show" at Siggraph 2008. link here

Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is for LOLLIPOP this Fri @ Mighty


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Event: Higher Learning
Venue: Poleng Lounge
DJs: Mel, Vinroc, ASIC
Music: party rockin' hip hop, club classics
Cover: no cover
Elevate your Tuesday clubbing experience with Poleng's Party Rockin Institute of Higher Learning. Tonight, enjoy lessons in mixology ($2 drafts, $4 Fernet Shots), culinary delights ($3 Edamame, $3 Sweet Potato Fries), and musicology with resident DJ Mel and guests bringing the hip-hop, club classics. Come get your learn on at this enlightening NOPA (North of the Panhandle) nightlife refuge! (EB)

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Event: DeTension
Venue: Shine (1337 Mission)
DJs: Divinyl Echo, Ace Tatsu, DJ Gunz
Music: house, breaks, electro
Cover: no cover
Last month, special guests Divinyl Echo, the East Bay's rising undergound DJ collective, rocked the crowd so hard that Bassyx and Shine have invited them back for DeTension #2. With 2-for-1 Smirnoff cocktails, no cover, and a free photo booth, you'll be able to ease the tension on your wallet and capture all the fun on film! Residents Ace Tatsu and DJ Gunz will provide support, so you'll have plenty to smile about tonight. (EB)

Event: Green-House
Venue: Pink
DJs: Roddy Lindsay, Mark Slee
Music: tech house, house, techno
Cover: $5-10
House Heads is warming up Pink tonight with Roddy Lindsay’s and Mark Slee’s intoxicating tech house emissions. They’re bringing the beats to get you on your feet to support a worthwhile local cause for a global problem, SF’s Project Green Connect. Help reduce your carbon footprint: ride your bike to the club tonight, for some mid-week green groovin! (EB)

Event: Infatuation with Tittsworth
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Tittsworth, Rchrd Oh?!, Sleazemore, Omar
Music: house, hip hop, electro
Cover: no cover with rsvp, complimentary Svedka tasting 9-10, 2 4 1 well drinks all night
After tearing up the clubscene for years, Tittsworth's debut album Twelve Steps received heavy accolades with URB Magazine declaring it "a mighty accomplishment" and XLR8R describing it as "a trip through a land of gritty breaks [and] dirty lyrics." His B'more style has been compared to a cross between M.I.A. and Spankrock and we can't wait to get wicked wild at Infatuation this week. (FR)

Event: LOVE IT! Rithma
Venue: Icon Ultra Lounge
DJs: Rithma, Worthy, Tellover, DJ Fluid, Rob G, DJB, JES-E, Laird, Kool Karlo, Steady Roxpin, Shane ONe, Sammy D
Music: house, breaks, funk, soul, old school classics
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $5 After
This Wednesday, Icon Ultra's "Love It" celebrates the release of Rithma’s new record “Sex Sells,” which hit the shelves earlier this month. This free spirit DJ fuses funk, jazz, blues, and rock into timeless dance tracks and says he’s “loving every minute of this roller-coaster existence in the dance scene.”  Tonight, take a ride on Rithma’s sexy new tunes! (EB)

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Event: Decibel w/ Z-Trip
Thur, Aug 21st
Z-Trip, opening Doc Fu
Music: hip hop, mash up, house
$25 presale

Considered by many to be a founder of the mash-up movement, DJ Z-Trip's musical tastes are eclectic and his mixing style rejects simple classification. He can claim to playing with the Rolling Stones, as well as at Bonaroo and Coacheclla. He regularly plays high profile, mega stage sets, but the chance to groove to Z-Trip in a small subterranean venue is the tops. This will sell out so presale tickets are strongly recommended. (WF)

Event: Phonic & Spektikal
Thur, Aug 21st
The Endup
Maetrik, Jaime James & Barclay.
Music: house
no cover b4 midnight; $10 after

Phonic and Spektikal will be passing it on for everyone to inhale the "Space Chronic", Maetrik's latest mind-probing EP released on Claude VonStroke's new label, Mothership Music. upport will come from in-house residents Jaime James, Barclay and from the "dark horse of San Francisco", Roman Stange. (FR)

Event: 1 Year of Fiction
Venue: Vertigo
DJs: Andre Lucero, The Worker, Christian Schmidt
Music: techno, minimal, house, disco
Cover: no cover
365 (give or take a few) days ago, veteran underground DJ Andre Lucero teamed up with Christian Schmidt and The Worker to provide you the party known as Fiction. A short year later, the trio are still going strong and are celebrating their anniversary of throwing down their eclectic mix of "techno electro mutant disco mayhem". From the butt-shaking sounds of things, Fiction will be celebrating many more anniversaries to come. (JV8)

Event: Afrolicious
Venue: Elbo Room
DJs: Pleasuremaker, Senor Oz
Music: Afro beat, funk, soul, latin
Cover: $5
They are back at it again: Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz are bringing it funky for their weekly residency at Elbo Room. Lord only knows what tricks they will be pulling out of their hats this week. This night produces sounds of the Latin persuasion, cut with Afro rhthyms and then again smoothed back into funk classics. These guys frequently mix DJing with live percussion, and they are ready to move it and groove it! (WF)

Event: Maetrik | Space Chronic EP Record Release Event
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Maetrik, Jaime James, Barclay, Roman Stange
Music: techno, minimal, house
Cover: no cover b4 12am, $10 after
One of the hottest tech house producers to emerge over the last few years is Maetrik. Based out of Dallas, his tracks have become a staple in any self-respecting techno DJ's arsenal and have been notorious for taking the party to the next level. Recently releasing a storming EP on Claude VonStroke's Mothership label, Maetrik is dropping by The Endup to give you a sick dose of synthetic beats to move your feets. (JV8)

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Event: Cabaret
Venue: Pink
DJs: Rooz vs. DJ Sol, Helicopter, shOOey vs. Aaron Pope, M3 vs. Anthony Mansfield, Alain Octavio vs. Brad Robinson
Music: house
Cover: $10
Tonight, get dolled up in your sexiest "Moulin Rose" cabaret costume and experience ten of SF's hottest DJs for just ten dollars! From 9-10 Rooz v. Sol will light up the night; from 10-11 Helicopter will get the crowd flying; from 11-12 Shooey v. Aaron Pope will have you praying for more; from 12-1 M3 v. Anthony Mansfield will take us over the edge; and from 1-3am Alain Octavio and Brad Robinson will close the night with a bang. House music can't get any hotter! (EB)

Event: DJ Cat's Pussy Party
Venue: supperclub
DJs: DJ Cat, Nissus
Music: electro house, 80s, pop, breaks, techno
Cover: $10
DJ Cat brings her scandalous Pussy Party to San Francisco's SOMA hot spot, supperclub, for a night for pussy-shaking mayhem. Catherine Wentworth has taken her party all around the country and the world with one mission in mind: "I want to make a crowd dance…a lot!" From swanky lounges to megaclubs to exclusive celeb parties, DJ Cat gets the job done behind the decks as a lean, mean, mixing machine. Come to supperclub and get the Pussy Party started! (EB)

Event: Dubalicious v. Freeform
Venue: Shine
DJs: Jonboy, Iyad, Floorcraft
Music: breaks, electro, techno
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $5 after
The Dub v. Free boys are on a roll like a hot Las Vegas craps table. They know how to hit the “big money” tracks to get their devoted crowd rocking. Residents Jonboy, Iyad, and Floorcraft will spin their favorite breaks, electro, and techno to get pumped for their “Feel the Beat” Love Fest float. All proceeds from the door go to Donor Life California. Don’t play the odds this weekend. Come to Shine, where everybody wins! (EB)

Event: Jack's Zen II presents Peter Christianson of the Lawnchair Generals
Venue: Poleng Lounge
DJs: Peter Christianson, Corporate Scandals (Martin Aquino & CarlosTino), Pete Carreon, Gabriel Black, and Arturo Garces
Music: deep, funky, jackin, techy
Cover: $10
Anticipation has been growing for the next Jack's Zen ever since the first one rocked us and socked us. The second installment of this jackin' party features Peter Christianson from the kickin' house duo Lawnchair Generals. Supplementing the deep, techy sounds of the Funky Buddha Palace, Martin Aquino and CarlosTino are turning the DJ booth into a sketchy office cubical for their Corporate Scandals duo set. With a lineup like this, Poleng's line will be down the block, so show up early to get in! (EB)

Event: Karma - Lovefest Fundraiser
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Chris Lum, Andrew Phelan & Sen Sei, Cubase Dan, Eric Sharp, Homero Espinosa, Allen Craig, Thomas Joseph, Tashi Tudisco
Music: House
Cover: $10 – 15 donation
Start the weekend on a good vibe. SF House Music, Yerba Buena Disco and Moulton Media have collaborated to bring us some of SF's finest local house DJs to raise money for SF Lovefest. Funky, deep, tech – house for all castes of house heads…it would be bad karma, indeed, not to support this one! (JO)

Venue: Mighty
DJs: DJ Mancub and hosted by J-Billion
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $15 b4 11pm, $20 after
How many dance moves does it take to get to the center of the dancefloor? Find out the answer to this age-old question as Mighty gives our ears something sweet to suck on: LOLLIPOP! DJ Mancub will spin hot Brazilian hip-hop with host J-Billion for a seducing night of South American-infused tunes. Tonight, hop to the Mission for some Brazil-beat action! (EB)

Event: The Crossover
Venue: Club Six
DJs: J. Rocc, Shortkut, Strategy, Junot, Mr. E, Sake One, Laylo
Music: hip hop
Cover: $10
This month’s edition of The Crossover presents The Beat Junkie Beat Down with J. Rocc and Shortkut. The B-Junks’ “Funky President,” J. Rocc, formed the award-winning DJ crew in ’92 as one of the world’s first turntable bands. Now they’ve got the world hooked on their innovative musical styles. Once you start listening to their hip-hop orchestrations, you’ll never be able to kick to your cravings for more. (EB)

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Event: Back2basics: 4th Anniversery
Venue: Temple
DJs: Miguel Migs, David Harness /Destiny Lounge: Rouzbeh, BO, Ken MInn /Catacombs: A2D
Music: soulful house, progressive house, breaks, techno
Cover: $20
For their 4th anniversery, Back2basics is pulling out all the stops to ensure that you experience the finest San Francisco house for this very special event. Presenting to you tonight two SF house staples, dreamteamers Miguel Migs and David Harness. This will be a funfilled night with a little bit for everyone, covering the house music spectrum from a-z. Get classy and show some love for those that have been showing you love for quite the while now. Jam! (WF)

Event: David Carvalho and Gordon Waze
Venue: Vessel
DJs: David Carvalho, Gordon Waze, DJ Sep
Music: house
Cover: discounted admission b4 10pm
David Carvalho is a man about town. With weekly residencies at some of San Francisco's hottest clubs and named DJ of the Year in San Francisco by Scion in 2005. Carvalho possesses the unique ability to play to the wants of the crowd because his style spans from rock to hip hop to house and beyond. One half of Vessel resident DJ Helicopter, Gordon Waze brings something special to every hook, break, and beat by illuminating the musical experience with dark overtones and edgy vocal punches. Between the two of them there is truly something for everyone. (FR)

Event: House 101
Venue: Otis Lounge
DJs: Hector Moralez, Oscar Miranda, Dan Isaac
Music: house
Cover: $10
Are you getting left behind on the dancefloor? It may be time for some reeducation with the Twelve Monkeys’ new monthly course, House 101. Welcome the Minority Music professors, Hector Moralez and Oscar Miranda, as they lecture you in the art of getting down. If you can’t afford the cover, apply for some financial aid from your friends. Tell them your dancefloor education is a worthwhile investment! (EB)

Event: Jask
Venue: Pink
DJs: Jask, Franky Boissy
Music: house, deep house, funky soul
Cover: $10 b4 11pm, $15 after
Jumping Jehosaphat! Jask is coming in from the lower east side of America tonight at Pink. Jask started DJing at the ripe age of 14 and now with a good 20 years under his belt, he is a DJ of class, distinction, and experience. He was one of the first DJs to introduce acid house to Floridians and its cousins near by. He and Frankie Boissy will insure that your night with them will be: kicking, bumping and by gosh nothing short of soulful. (WF)

Event: Sandra Collins
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Sandra Collins, Ben Seagren & Dean Samaras
Music: house
Cover: $20
Some call Sandra Collins the "goddess of trance," but a better name would be the "goddess of dance" due to her dynamic style and award-winning ability to ignite a dancing wildfire in the crowd. In 2003 she won "Best DJ" at the US Dancestar awards at the WMC in Miami. Since then she's toured with Paul Oakenfold, and she just got back from spinning at Cream with Sasha in Liverpool. This superstar DJ, with 13 years behind the decks, is on her way to the top! (EB)

Event: Steve Bug
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Steve Bug, Monty Luke, Limacon, Nikola Baytala
Music: techno, house
Cover: $15 advance, $20 door
Finally!  After 7 years of longing, Poker Flat's frontman and tech house phenom, Steve Bug makes a return appearance to San Francisco. Although the techno landscape continually evolves, Steve Bug has consistently managed to stay ahead by defining trends through his Poker Flat label, his own productions and superb DJ sets. Come check out one of techno's finest making a rare appearance. (JV8)

Event: The Thrillseekers
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: The Thrillseekers
Music: trance
Cover: $TBA
The Thrillseekers arrives in SF mid-world tour. A UK DJ/producer at the forefront of the electronic music scene for the last 10 years with multiple dance hits under his belt, such as "Synaesthesia", and headlining at the likes of the Ministry of Sound, Steve Helstrip guarantees a first class night out on his credentials alone. His live sets equal his world class reputation. Go and see for yourself. (JO)

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Event: French Kiss
Venue: Pink
DJs: Mykill & Forever 21
Music: mash ups, discopunk, new electro
Cover: no cover b4 11 pm, $3 after
This is a weekly alternative to Sunday house nights - it is mash ups and disco-punk galore from Mykill and Forever21. Forget the Ritalin for your ADD-feet and let these guys make them happy instead. Spurred by cheap drinks and free entry before 11 pm, now there is a recipe for a fun night. Let your feet fly free! (JO)

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