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Let your freak flag fly!!!
Get ready to let your freak flag fly at the largest leather/erotica event in the world. Celebrating their 25th anniversary and spanning 13 city blocks, there is no doubt the Folsom Street Fair will be packed to the gills! In addition to the fair itself there are a full weeks worth of events celebrating leather week prior. So strap up, step on out, and get freaky! Date: Sun. 9/21, Time: 11am-6pm, Place: Folsom St. (from 7th to 12th streets), Cover: no cover, More Info (WF)

Love takes over the streets of San Francisco on Saturday, October 4th at San Francisco LoveFest: A Dance Music Parade and Festival. The parade will start at San Francisco’s 2nd and Market Streets and the love will continue all the way to Civic Center Plaza for a giant outdoor dance club for all ages and all people to celebrate music, love, diversity, tolerance, peace, and community. LoveWeek begins with pre-parties on Wednesday, October 1st and the parties continue every night and through the weekend.

“In a time of recession and war, we are taking over the streets and city hall to express and share the values of culture, peace, love, unity, and respect—when we need it the most,” said Joshua Smith, founding board member.

San Francisco LoveFest: A Dance Music Parade and Festival was inspired by the Love Parade in Berlin that started in 1989, four months before the demolition of the Berlin wall. Its purpose was to demonstrate for peace and understanding through music. The dance music culture has gone global since then, and is now thriving in San Francisco.

Artists at San Francisco LoveFest: A Dance Music Parade and Festival will include Armin Van Burren, voted in DJ Mag 2007 as the current number one DJ in the world, and dozens of others atop the electronic dance music scene who will travel to San Francisco from around the world for various LoveWeek events. This eclectic list of headliners includes Ferry Corsten, Adam Freeland, Above & Beyond, Lee Burridge, ATB, Donald Glaude, Elite Force, Kyau & Albert, Benny Benassi, Rennie Pilgrem, S.O.S., Colette, Dave Dresden, Desyn Masiello, Axwell, Aquasky, Plaza de Funk, DJ Medhi, Vandal, Green Velvet, Bill Patrick, and much more to be announced in the coming weeks. Add to this San Francisco’s own crop of world class talent such as Mark Farina, Kascade, Claude Von Stroke, Deep Voices, Syd Gris and other local talent from up and down the West Coast. link More Info

Sweatshop Union
This Thursday, for one night only, the rising hip-hop group Sweatshop Union (Kyprios, Dirty Circus, Pigeon Hole, and Innocent Bystanders) is performing live at the Rickshaw Stop with a show surpassing most rap concerts. Brought to you by Bomb Hip Hop with their 15+ years of experience, tonight’s explosive hip-hop will blow you away with killer beats and wicked rhymes. Also on stage, Detroit emcee Phat Kat with the Bay Area’s DJ Design, Celsius 7, and Cambo will bring that unpretentious solid hip-hop that is sometimes hard to find. Tickets on sale here! Date: Thursday, 9/25, Time: 8pm–1am, Place: Rickshaw Stop, Cover: $10, More Info (EB)

Chihuly at the De Young
Looking for something to do after a hard weekend of partying your tits off?! Well chill out and absorb some cosmic vibrations from psychadelic glass blowing artist Dale Chihuly at the De Young Museum. This exhibit will take you on a journey through color, form, texture and light. A 56-foot-long Mille Fiori garden of glass composed of bold forms in vibrant colors provides a powerful conclusion to the show. Take a moment to check out some of his vibrant works this weekend, as it is the last week of the exhibition. Date: 9/23-9/28, Time: 9:30am-5:15pm (open until 10pm on Friday, 9pm Saturday and Sunday) Place: De Young Museum, Cover: $10, More Info (WF)

The Get Connected Summit Two-Day Music Industry Mixer Announced for October 2 and 3, 2008 in San Francisco

August 26, 2008, San Francisco, CA: The first-ever Get Connected Summit (GCS) has been announced for October 2 – 3, 2008, at Pyramind Production and Training, 880 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. The Get Connected Summit is an unprecedented industry development and networking event bringing together leaders and enthusiasts in the electronic music, media and technology industries to explore and showcase innovative talent, technology and social awareness across these increasingly converging sectors.

Attendees will participate in discussions and workshops covering a wide array of timely and current topics, including cutting edge production and performance technology, politics of entertainment, event production, digital distribution and marketing and the explosive Game Audio industry.

A sampling of the agenda thus far includes, the Inside Game Audio panel, scheduled to be moderated by Paul Lipson, President of The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G). This panel will provide a stark look at game audio challenges, opportunities for composers and new music, and production management. It will include director of audio for Sony Computer Entertainment America, Chuck Doud, and eight-time G.A.N.G award winner for Bioshock, Emily Ridgeway.

Other panels include, “Where is the future of DJ'ing going and can we keep up?” What is a ‘controllerist’ and as music technology continues to evolve at light speeds, what will it mean to be a "DJ" in the next 10 years? This unique panel will be moderated by Ean Golden, Remix Magazine’s Digital DJ columnist and editor.

Additional panelists, exhibitors, and workshops are being constantly updated link More Info

Link Of The Week

High Times Editorial Office: The gang fights the law, and the law.... link here

Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is for Oxygen this Fri @ Mist


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Event: Blipswitch
Venue: 222 Club
DJs: Steve Massive v. Leon, Clint Stewart, Javaight, J.Rogers, Sean Knight, Anatoli Russki
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $8 after
The newest addition to 222 Tuesdays, Blipswitch, continues to wave the techno flag, and this time they're bringing in some beats with a Swiss flair. Steve Massive & Leon, both veterans of Swiss and Italian techno scenes, drop in for a special set of minimalized techno. Throw in Auralism hero Clint Stewart, Killswitch's Javaight and the Blipswitch resident, and you've got a night of killer techno. (FR)

Event: Juno Reactor
Venue: The Independent
DJs: Juno Reactor, Future Rock
Music: electrotronic, live, global
Cover: $23 advance, $25 door
Juno Reactor delivers a tantalizing synthesis of live instrumental and electronic music.  Ben Watkins is the central force behind Juno Reactor, collaborating with talented musicians across the globe to create the unique sound that has been featured in the Matrix Trilogy, and more recently in Japanese anime. There can be as many as 15 people performing live at one of their events. It promises to be an interesting night. (JO)

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Event: Infatuation with Sinden
Wed, Sept 24th
Sinden (UK), opening Sleazemore, Rchrd Oh?! and guest Eric Sharp
Music: electro
Cover: Complimentary liquor tasting 9-10, 2 4 1 well drinks all night,
$10 advance

Sinden is a unique DJ/producer who has revitalized the club scene with his own brand of forward thinking remixes and productions, clever mash ups, and genre-melting DJ sets. Since Spring 2005, Sinden has remixed artists including Lady Sovereign, Basement Jaxx, Chromeo, Bonde Do Role & Mark Ronson while simultaneously collaborating on original material with Solid Groove, Jesse Rose & Trevor Loveys, and producing progressive hip-hop and dancehall beats alongside Dave "Switch" Taylor. Sinden landed a radio spot on London's groundbreaking Kiss station and a residency at Fabric, and the party hasn't slowed down one bit. Sinden will take you to another dimension in dance culture so make sure your boots are strapped on tight! (FR)

Event: Satellite Wednesdays
Venue: Anu
DJs: Oliver Hacke, Jason Kendig, Scott Carrelli, Kevin Knapp
Music: techno, tech house, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $5 after
Frequently called the "Wunderkind from Dusseldorf", German techno producer Oliver Hacke is quickly becoming an underground techno favorite. With releases on respected techno labels like Traum, Trapez and Karamrouge, Oliver's DJ style ranges from "clickish three-dimensional micro-house" to "straight-up contemporary techno". If you want to check out a forward-thinking DJ who knows how to mix cutting edge styles with contemporary sounds, then Satellite should be your definite destination. (JV8)

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Event: Fallen Angel
Thur, Sept 25th
DJ Ina, RobJob, Ace Tatsu, Torpeteo, DJ Douglas
Music: progressive, electro
Cover: no cover with guestlist, otherwise $10

Liftoff Productions presents the all new Fallen Angel party, bringing together an incredible lineup of SF's newest DJ talents, recently transplanted from New York, Europe and Latin America delivering a fresh jolt for the die hard clubber. With high energy progressive and electro house this crew is here to satisfy all your dance floor needs while throwing it down to celebrate DJ Ina's birthday. This is a can't miss event! (FR)

Event: Beat University
Venue: Supperclub
DJs: Dyloot, Liam Shy, Will Spencer, DJ Skwint, Frost Raven, Digital Paradigm
Music: electro, progressive, trance
Cover: $5-10 sliding scale
LoveFest's non-profit project, Beat University, helps fund the electronic music scholarship program at the Pyramind Institute for Digital Audio Training in San Francisco. As the city with the most DJs per capita, San Francisco stands as a leader in the global electronic music scene. Support those DJs in need by dancing all night to the sweet sounds of SF's beat scholars. (EB)

Event: Colors
Venue: Levende Lounge
DJs: J-Boogie, Shawn Dub, Shortkut, Sake-One, Damon Bell, Vinroc, Proof
Music: house, hip hop, dub, funk, downtempo
Cover: $5-10
If you're ready to relax and indulge yourself in all that is cool, you've come to the right night. Colors is a night showcasing the some Bay's best talent within the many facets of dance music: house, hip hop, dub, funk and downtempo. With a little bit of everything for everybody you really can't go wrong here. But remember to keep it classy because the dress code is strictly enforced. (WF)

Event: Peter Bailey
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Peter Bailey (NYC), Raoul Kahn
Music: house
Cover: no cover, 2 4 1 well drinks 9-11
Hailed by both Victor Calderone and Steve Lawler in DJ Magazine as the next big thing, Peter Bailey is leading the pack of New York’s DJ elite through his original production work and his regular DJ appearances at NYC's best venues such as Crobar, Pacha and Cielo. His sound ranges from tough tribal to deep and sexy so get ready to mop some sweat off your brow. (FR)

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Event: Oxygen
Fri, Sept 26th
Club Mist
Julius Papp, Franky Boissy, Mei-Lwun
Music: house, electro, pop

Take a deep breath of fresh air this weekend at the newest venue in town, Mist. Tonight's Oxygen party will reinvigorate your nightlife experience with refreshing beats to keep you light on your feet. Julius Papp, Franky Boissy and Mei-Lwun are no strangers to the decks and they will definitely keep the party bumping with hot tracks. (EB)

Event: Bass Libr:ation featuring Wolfgang Gartner
Venue: Underground Location (check on Friday for location)
DJs: Wolfgang Garntner, Mozaic, Raydeus, Syd Gris, Dex Stakker,
Music: electro, house, techno, breakbeat
Cover: $10-20, Libras free!
Take a break from ultra-lounging and mega-clubbing and add some balance to your nightlife by taking the party underground. Come celebrate your favorite Libras with guest star Wolfgang Gartner, the big, peak-time, electro belter who landed 2 top-10 singles on Beatport this year, and a Pete Tong “essential new tune of the week” on BBC’s Radio 1. With local heavyweight DJs in support, this night will be rocking! Check here for location on the day of the event. (EB)

Event: Dubalicious v. Freeform - Feel the Beat fundraiser
Venue: Shine
DJs: ShOOey, Jonboy, Floorcraft, Iyad
Music: electro, breaks, techno, progressive
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $5 donation after
Freeform vs. Dubalicious is doing their second and final fundraiser for their LoveFest float called "Feel the Beat." All proceeds from the door will go to their Float partners, California Transplant Donor Network, to help promote organ donation awareness in the hopes of getting more people to sign up on the registry. Residents Iyad and Jonboy, along with special guest ShOOey, will take over the night delivering wicked beats! (FR)

Event: Faktion
Venue: Anu
DJs: Alex Windsor, Amber, Perla
Music: techno
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $5 after
If it's the 4th Friday of the month, then it's time for the monthly gathering of techno lovers known as Faktion. This month, Faktion brings in two of the Bay Area's underground techno heroes. Friends and Family's Alex Windsor, and DJ Amber bring the beats with their signature flair, while Spanish newcomer Perla drops his own Detroit inspired techno sounds. If you're in the mood for some subversion from the clubbing norm, then get with this Faktion! (JV8)

Event: Killswitch
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Rich Korach, Farzana, dCOY, Javaight
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: no cover
Once again, the Bay Area techno family has added a new addition from the midwest. Former Detroit resident Rich Korach drops in to Killswitch happy hour to throw down his Motor city-bred skills which made him one of the few select DJs to be a resident for Paxahau, who are currently responsible for coordinating the legendary Detroit Electronic Music Festival. Throw in Black Market Techno's Farzana and the Killswitch residents, and you've got the perfect techno formula to kill off your week. (FR)

Event: Kompakt Tour
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Michael Mayer & Superpitcher
Music: house, techno
Cover: $16.50 presales
Kompakt's two most loved DJs, Superpitcher and Michael Mayer, have united as Supermayer to produce "Save The World." The dynamic duo's album is both a labor of love and creative leap for both artists. Michael Mayer developed his style from an early age, eventually moving to Cologne and forging a central role in the music scene there.  Superpitcher's sets are famous for taking you on a raw emotional journey, taking snippets of sounds from various genres and reinterpreting them into his own tender musical voice.  Vital education in European music! (JO)

Event: Lights Down Low
Venue: 222 Club
DJs: Acid Girls, Sleazemore, Rchrd Oh?!, Zazueata
Music: electro, blot house, acid, post rave, rollerskating anthems
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
The 222 Club is closing its doors and with that, the event which was nominated for a music award by SF Weekly in the "Best Club" category - Lights Down Low their first and longest running party is coming to a crossroads in its Life. LDL has been known for booking many artists way before they break. They are bringing in one of their favorite DJs from LA to send the club off in good fashion: Acid Girls. Do not miss what will be a night of epic proportions! (FR)

Event: Made in Brazil
Venue: Temple
DJs: Rodrigo Ayala, Fabiano Veppo, Adnan Sharif, Justin Martin
Music: tech house
Cover: $20
Made In Brazil has captured the essence of Brazil's famed electronica parties, bringing the sounds, styles and sexiness of the country's dance music to our happy little city. Made In Brazil's debut in San Francisco will present three of Brazil's most exciting DJs, spinning late into the night. Please join Brazil's finest, Rodrigo Ayala and Fabiano Veppo joined by our local heros, Adnan Sharif and Justin Martin as they send off the summer in style. Come enjoy a true taste of Brazil's party scene. Forget soccer shirts and conga lines - this is the real Brazil. (FR)

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Event: Oscar G
Sat, Sept 27th
Oscar G, opening Sense and Gordon Waze
Music: house
Cover: discounted admission b4 10pm

Voted America's Best Resident DJ by DJ Times Magazine and Club Systems International, Oscar G's residency at Club Space in Miami is arguably one of the most influential residencies in North America. His dark feel, sultry tribal drums, pulsating basslines, unforgettable melodies and soulful are the hallmarks of Oscar G's regular ten-hour marathon sets that have become the stuff of legend. (FR)

Event: Afterwards
Sat, Sept 27th
M3, Rooz, Solar, Rob G, Helicoptor (Gordon & Sunwoo), Bo, Thuy Vu
Music: house, tech house, techno

Imagine you're in SF, it's Saturday night at about 1am, you've gone to some bars or clubs and you're trying to find a place to dance after-hours where the music will be perfect and spun by latenight professionals. These DJs are picked out specifically for this event, SF late night experts that have each been a major influence in SF's underground scene...the music is that important. That's what this party is all about, the right music, at the right time, and at a chill place. (FR)

Event: Brazilian Girls
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Brazilian Girls, The Submarines, DJ Vin sol
Music: electronic indie rock
Cover: $25 advance
New York's beloved Brazilian Girls comes to Mezzanine for a fun-filled night of eclectic indie electronic rock. They're touring to promote their latest release and third full length album "New York City." Their genre-bending, international sound is on the edge, perfect for music aficionados and cool-cat hipsters, but not too far out for mainstream listeners. Check out their video for "Don't Stop," from their self-titled debut album. (EB)

Event: Deadmau5
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Deadmau5, Alain Octavo, Foley
Music: minimal techno, tech house, trance, hip hop
Cover: $25
Canadian Deadmau5 has shot at a meteoric rate this year from relative obscurity to becoming a globally in-demand producer.  His music genre is hard to pinpoint, whilst maintaining techno's minimalism and with suggestive hints of trance, he manages to twist electronic music into entirely his own brand.  Also, his shows are a visual treat: with his light shows and impressive costumes, he becomes a performance artist as well. (JO)

Event: In2it Lovefest Fundraiser feat. Bachelors of Science
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Bachelors of Science, Frankie, Koda, BonScott, FishStix, NakedSlice
Music: jungle, ragga jungle, drum n bass
Cover: $5
These guys were easily one my favorite acts from last year's Lovefest. Tonight come see one of the quickest rising acts in the drum & bass community, Bachelors of Science. Several of their tracks have been highlighted by big name DJs like: LTJ Bukem, Doc Scott, Makoto and Big Bud, just to name a few. B.O.S. produce tracks that sound like tracks released from Good Looking Records (LTJ Bukem's record label), in their hey day of course. This gig is going to be wicked sick in one of the most intimate venues in the city. Go out and support your local DJs, fo realz! (WF)

Event: Scott Wozniak / Halo
Venue: Pink
DJs: Scott Wozniak / Halo
Music: house
Cover: tba
Scott Wozniak comes to visit, acknowledged master of sounds from composing to remixing, he has worked with some of the biggest names of the industry.  He joins Halo, who has moved from the early Chicago house rave scene to producing on a global scale.  He has now developed his own trademark fusion of styles, including regular occurrences of live musicians contributing to his sets. Go and see some pros in action! (JO)

Event: Surya Dub pres. THE BUG
Venue: Club Six
DJs: THE BUG & Warrior Queen, Maga Bo, Daneekah, Maneesh the Twister, Kid KAmeleon, Ripley, Jimmy Love, Kush Arora, Amar, J. Rogers, CONTACT VJs
Music: dubstep, dancehall, reggae, hip hop
Cover: $10 presale, $18 door
Surya Dub, the crowned “Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass” by SF Guardian, welcome UK’s The Bug and Warrior Queen for their Nor Cal debut. They’re promoting The Bug’s latest album, “London Zoo,” which Warrior Queen guest appears on with “Poison Dart” and “Insane.” This deep bass veteran has yet again produced another masterpiece and his performance will make this Surya Dub, super dope. (EB)

Event: Turn'd On
Venue: Underground Location
DJs: Jose Padilla, Dev E, Zenith, Trev, Lil Chris, O'Henry, CaseyDC
Music: house, breaks
Cover: tba
Stirty Beats, Boom Boom Woods, Nonstop, Mokshatribe SF, and Zenomena Team are bringing you a rad underground party sure to turn on any music lover. What does Stirty stand for you ask? Part street, part dirty, the way they like their beats. If you like your beats dirty beneath the street, then call on the day of the party for the underground location and get ready to be Turn'd On! (EB)

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Event: Indian Summer Pool Party
Venue: The Cathedral Hill Hotel (1101 Van Ness Ave)
DJs: Solar, Syd Gris, Kramer, Anthony Mansfield, Clark Samon, Melyss, Mancub, Dexx Stacker, Zach Moore, The Bastard Prince
Music: electro, house, dance
Cover: $10 b4 3pm, $15 after
Don't let the sunshine of this Indian Summer slip by! Get out and enjoy the warm autumn weather by catching rays by the pool at a never-before-used space with some of the most talented and energetic electro/house DJs of the city. Their smooth mixing skills will keep the crowd dancing all afternoon. Sunday's weather is looking extra sunny, so don't forget your suit or your shades! (EB)

Event: Naughty Boy Meets Naughty Girl
Venue: Holy Cow
DJs: Linden C, Late Night Sneaky, Tasho, Didje Kelli, Dawn of sound, Laird, Greg Eversoul, J Phlip, Nikita, John B and More
Music: funky house, electro, minimal, deep, nu disco
Cover: 12 noon till Midnight, no cover b4 6pm, $10 after
For a day filled with sights that’ll make you say “Holy cow!,” it’s only fitting that the 11th/Folsom bar/nightclub is having an all day party. All you naughty boys and girls at the Folsom Street Fair, come on down to Holy Cow to get your dance party jollies. Whether you’re a leather/fetish/BDSM participate or a wide-eyed voyeur, this party welcomes all as long as you’re naughty by nature and love to get down. Come early to skip the cover! (EB) 

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