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Mos Def
For one night only, the Grammy nominated rapper Mos Def is taking over Ruby Skye to raise money for the Blue Bear’s essential youth music education programs. As one of the best rappers of our time, Mos Def has had a prolific career young rappers dream about. The Blue Bear School of Music’s non-profit mission is to provide superior quality and affordable popular music education to aspiring musicians of all ages, so that they may realize their own dreams. Music funding in public schools barely exists anymore, but programs like this help fill the void. Come see the legend in action and support music education! Date: Sunday 10/19, Time: 7pm, Place: Ruby Skye, Cover: $50, link More Info (EB)

Red Bull Soapbox Race
Gather up your potential energy and let gravity pull you to Mission Dolores Park for San Francisco’s debut of the Red Bull Soapbox Race. Pit Row on Dolores & 20th opens at 11am, so you can check out all the cool derby racers and their teams, such as Buzzillions Burrito Bombers, Hamster Hybrids, Retro Rocket Racers, Suds of War, Testoster-Rod, The Flying Toastmen, The Zach Attacks!, and many more. Teams will be judged based on four criteria: speed, creativity, showmanship, and the quality of their performance prior to crossing the starting line. The race starts at 1pm, but you’ll want to come early to get a good spot! Date: Saturday 10/18, Time: 11am-4pm, Place: Mission Dolores Park, Cover: no cover. link More Info (EB)

Battle of the Champions
There are tons of talented DJs out there, but only the best will go home as champions! This Saturday at the 1st Annual Celebration DJ Competition Empowerment Event in San Francisco, top DJs from the area will battle it out in different musical styles ranging from techno, house, electro, breaks, hip-hop, old school, reggae, drum & bass, and pop. This will be an upscale, classy event with a concert-like ambiance, so dress in your trendy threads and get ready to be blown away largest DJ competition of the year. Date: Saturday 10/18, Time: 7pm-12am, Place: Broadway Studios (435 Broadway), Cover: $20 online, $25 retail locations, link More Info (EB)

Link Of The Week

Astronaut Pranks Old Golfers: link here

Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is for Dance for Change this Wed @ supperclub


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Event: Funk the Vote
Venue: The Cellar
DJs: DJ Platurn, Shred One and many more
Music: dance mix
Cover: no cover
The Cellar crew is organizing (in conjunction with Amoeba Music!) a night @ the Nod Factor weekly to get people registered to vote! The deadline to submit your registration form in order to cast your vote is coming up quick! So if you're not registered yet, and you want to, here's a great opportunity to do so and have a good time as well! (FR)

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Event: Akil the MC Live in SF
Venue: Elbo Room
DJs: Akil the MC (Jurassic 5), Miles Outside (live band), Construct Existence Crew, Unified School District, Rod Roc, Modest Mark
Music: hip hop, funk, soul
Cover: $10
If you like hip-hop, then this is definitely the Wednesday to go out and party! The Elbo Room is bringing in special guest Akil the MC from the legendary underground hip-hop group Jurassic 5. Akil will join the stage with local hip-hop heroes to celebrate Construct Existence Crew's latest EP, "Dawn 'til Dusk." Add in the live funk/soul band, Miles Outside, and you'll want to make some elbo room in your schedule for this great night of music. (EB)

Event: Dance for Change
Venue: supperclub
DJs: Adnan Sharif, Alixr, Clint Stewart, Eric Sebastian, Kevin Knapp, Michael Anthony, Peek, Syd Gris, Smoove, Will Spencer
Music: techno, house, breaks, downtempo
Cover: $20 donation
An extra-ordinary Obama-Biden fundraiser to raise funds to help Colorado go Blue!! Raised funds will be used for a 18+ Get Out The Vote event in Pueblo Colorado. Good beats, good food, good cause, how can you miss this. To just vote is not enough anymore. Let's get Colorado Blue! Let's (FR)

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Event: Drumcode: Adam Beyer & Joel Mull
Thur, Oct 16th
Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Nikita, Hac Le, Andre Lucero, The Worker, Christian Schmidt
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: $15 presale

Adam Beyer and Joel Mull have been defining the sound that is Swedish techno for over a decade. Consistently producing driving, percussive and rhythmic techno, this pair are always evolving and taking dancefloors to new heights. Tonight these guys are making a rare appearance along with DJs from Listed and Fiction, making this jam mandatory attendance for techno lovers. (JV8)

Event: Phonic
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Limacon, Clint Stewart, Dead Seal, Mossmoss, Barclay, Jaime James
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 12am, $10 after
If synthetic funk moves your junk then you might need some aural therapy at The Endup. Tonight's treatment comes in the form of Spekitkal when residents Jaime James, Barclay and Mossmoss join Auralism artists Limacon, Dead Seal and Clint Stewart in giving you all sorts of bumps and thumps to cure your techno withdrawal. (JV8)

Event: The Phoenix Project
Venue: 111 Minna
DJs: DJ Spesh
Music: progressive house
Cover: $20
The Phoenix Project is a new collective that promotes up-and-coming artists and supports fine causes. This will be their first fundraiser held in aid of Lake Tahoe Angora Fire Fund, which helps working class families who are still struggling to make ends meet after the fire last year. There will be a silent auction, as well as music from progressive, genius DJ Spesh. A great space, a noble cause, and awesome music make for a feel-good Thursday night. (JO)

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Event: James Lavelle
Fri, Oct 17th
James Lavelle, Still Rob G, Tokyo Component
Music: house, hip hop, trip hop, electronic, breaks
Cover: $10 presale

U.K. based DJ, producer and entrepreneur James Lavelle is gracing San Francisco with a rare DJ set tonight at Mighty. He is known mainly for his project U.N.K.L.E. which he originally co-produced with DJ Shadow and for creating the record label Mo Wax which helped launch the careers of DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, DJ Krush and Dr. Octagon, amongst others. This independent music and culture visionary doesn't make it to the states super often, so don't miss it! (WF)

Event: Fever
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: Tony Hewitt, DJ Mes, Roque Santos, Don Kainoa
Music: house
Cover: no cover
Hawt SF's monthly get-down welcomes Tango - Detour - Nightshift's head honcho, Tony Hewitt! He'll be bringing his own classic sound and you get to enjoy it with no cover! Rounding out the night will be the rockin DJ Mes, and HAWT SF's residents Roque Santos and Don Kainoa. (FR)

Event: Funkonnection: Ursula 1000
Venue: Pink
DJs: Ursula 1000, Kid Gusto, MoPo, Malarkey & more TBA
Music: elctronica
Cover: $10 presale
The man behind Ursula 1000 is none other than the mild mannered, multi-instrumentalist Alex Gimeno. Based in New York City, Alex's style evolved and transitioned from the sophisticated & hip background score provided by his father, a renowned member of the 50's Latin orchestra, Los Chavales De Espana, to the heady rock, punk, disco, funk and electronic dance music of his generation. Alex smoothly moves back and forth between musical styles from the glamorous Jet Set era to frenetic electronica. Alex cannot be boxed in, categorized or labeled, his music is a multi-leveled eclectic blend of styles and genres. (FR)

Event: Melting Pot
Venue: Milk
DJs: Jah Yzer, Relic Secure, Mr.E
Music: reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, remices
Cover: $5 b4, 10pm, $10 after
Ready for those reggae riddims? DeeCee's Soul Shakedown is back on the move with a new monthly party happening every 3rd Friday. Jah Yzer and crew are taking over Milk Bar with pure irie & positive vibes. Tell your friends, because opening night is going down in the history books! (EB)

Event: Remedy
Venue: Temple
DJs: Dimitris Mykonos, Roman Rosati, Bo, DJ Flame, Kriz*Ma, Mr. Cho
Music: house, electronica
Cover: $20
Now on year 8, Remedy has become an institution in SF nightlife, bringing the best and most talented artists together under one "house". In this edition you'll be treated the high positive energy Dimitris Mykonos. Come get your cure for the daily grind! (FR)

Event: The Clearing
Venue: Club Anton: 428 3rd St./Oakland
DJs: That Girl, Bluz, Be Brown, Digidope
Music: house, funk, afrobeat, disco, soul
Cover: $5
Ready for something new? Here it is. Some of the finest, funkiest, most soulful DJs have come together to form an afrodelic, rare groove, funk collective bumpin live from the East Bay! 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. Don't get stuck in the same rut, check out something fresh this weekend. (WF)

Event: Through The Looking Glass: An Alice In Wonderland Costume Party
Venue: supperclub
DJs: Laird, Eric Sharp, iNtrxn, Michael Anthony, Rouzbeh, Lachlan Scotland, Native Intelligence
Music: house, breaks
Cover: $10-20
YBR Promotions head honcho Brittany Tilleman celebrates her 30th birthday party while Rock It Science and Supperclub raise funds for their joint event at Amsterdam Dance Event. With this cast of underground giants, this is definitely the place to be on Friday night, costumed and all. Take the red pill, and see how deep the rabbit hole goes! (FR)

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Event: Afterwards
Sat, Oct 18th
Jeno, Fluid, Rooz, Gordon & Sunwoo, Bo
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: $10-20

Imagine your in SF, its saturday night at about 1am, you've went to some bars or clubs and your trying to find a place to dance afterhours. 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. The energy and atmosphere created by the music is what we pride on, it creates harmony as everyone moves together to the music. Thats what this party is all about, the right music, at the right time, and at a chill place. Everyone comes together for one cause, to dance the night away.

Event: Auxiliary
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Helicopter (Gordon Waze + Sunwoo) vs. Corporate Scandals (Martin Aquino + Carlos Tino)
Music: deep, funky, tech, progressive
Cover: tba
The dust from an exhilarating third quarter in 2008 has just begun to settle and the Corporate Scandals (CarlosTino & Martin Aquino) once again will escape the cubicle maze for their return to Vessel. Since the creation of the Corporate Scandals earlier this year, the duo has made a reputable presence in both the club circuit and the underground scene here in San Francisco. Their stimulating sound is deeply rooted with funky bass lines blended with classic soulful accapellas all the while keeping up with today's modern tech sounds leads the crowd to a dancers paradise. On this very special night the duo teams up with another well respected duo known as DJ Helicopter (Gordon Waze & Sunwoo) who represent an ever-changing, and oftentimes spontaneously inspired, performance. (FR)

Event: Elements
Venue: Underground - call (888)482-9281
DJs: Halo, Stephen Rigmaiden, Dan Suda, Daniel Villareal, Izzy
Music: house
Cover: tba
Do you remember the reason you fell in love with house? Was it the music? The lights? The people? The sound? Maybe it was several of these things that drew you in and kept you there all night. Come experience the underground with Halo, Stephen Rigmaiden and a rich supporting cast. (FR)

Event: Finally
Venue: Pink
DJs: Franky Boissy, Sen-Sei & Andrew Phelan
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm
Turnaround-Sound & Prismatic Tracks are bringing back Finally @ Pink. From deep to vocal, funky to tech, soulful to jackin', if it's high quality house music this crew brings it on. For this very special Saturday edition of Finally, you'll be treated to the send off set of long time Pink resident and San Francisco icon Franky Boissy. With the club since its inception, it's time for Franky to move on, but not before he graces the decks one last time to say goodbye in a headlining "Final" set at Pink (FR)

Event: LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad
Venue: The Independent
DJs: LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, The Still Doin It Crew feat. Kuze, Method One, Ax!om MC, MC Child
Music: dnb, hip-hop
Cover: $20 presale
Riding the groove in live from the U.K. is none other then drum & bass innovator LTJ Bukem! Bukem, along with MC Conrad bring an esoteric mix of atmospheric, jazzy, space funk influenced drum & bass. He's been one of the leading figures in the genre for going on two decades now and will surely impress you with his immortal techniques on the wheels of steel. (WF)

Event: M.A.N.D.Y
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: M.A.N.D.Y, Alland Byallo, Craig Kuna, Sammy D, Nikola Baytala
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: $14 presale
As one part of the ever popular tech house label, Get Physical, M.A.N.D.Y have been ruling dance floors worldwide with their own brand of electronic dance music. Their collaboration with partners Booka Shade and DJ T have brought the fun, funk, and "let's get physical" tongue-in-cheek attitude back to techno music. Throw in SF's own techno pioneers from [KONTROL] and you've got a Berlin vs. SF techno showdown where everyone wins. (JV8)

Event: Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Mark Farina, J-Boogie Dub Tronic Science, Julius Papp, Kero One, The Whooligan, G-Off
Music: house, hip hop, dubstep, funk
Cover: $15
Om Records and Mighty are throwing down a record release fiesta in honor of DJ Mark Farina's critically acclaimed new 'Mushroom Jazz v.6' and  J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science's 'Soul Vibrations.' This will be freak out of diverse proportions! Along with Julius Papp playing an opening set and a second room of Om's hip hop elite, this party just don't stop. (WF)

Event: Taj, Kevin Kind, Jared F
Venue: 1015
DJs: Taj, Kevin Kind, Jared F
Music: progressive, house
Cover: tba
Taj and Kevin Kind are two highly acclaimed connoisseurs of the SF underground house scene, each unique in their own way; Taj's deep, progressive sets promise diversity, yet provide a seamless continuity that keeps your body happy, whilst Kevin Kind will interweave everything into the blend and ramp it up with a whole new futuristic twist. If you looking for some distinctive house - this is your stop. (JO)

Event: The Show - 1st Year Anniversary
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Smoove, DJ Icon, Laird, Shissla, Mancub, Murphstar, Ben Seagren & Dean Samaras, Linden C
Music: breaks, electro, progressive house
Cover: $10 with rsvp, $15-$20 door
The Show, now this is a night that's pregnant with talent and promise! Burner VIP DJs coming together from various renowned collectives to bring us some dirty and delicious breaks that will keep our feet moving effortlessly until dawn, whereupon the house pros will take the floor and help us see in a very sweet Sunday. All in the setting of the End Up, which has the ultimate ethos for all-nighters, and you can dance outside!! Yay! (JO)

Event: The Stanton Warriors
Venue: Temple
DJs: The Stanton Warriors
Music: breakbeat
Cover: $20
The UK's Stanton Warriors (Skint Music, Fabric, XL, V2) are the kings of breakbeat. Their remixing and refixing skills define the meaning of Jack. Their epic FABRIC 30 release set a new mark for nasty electro-breaks and is now the most highly regarded and popular Fabric CD thus far. Stanton DJ sets are famed for incorporating exclusive original tracks mixed with homemade edits / remixes of cutting edge sounds from underground house through to abstract hip hop and everything in between. It's all blended into a melting pot of low down booty electro punkishness, and is continually reminding the world why these Warriors have remained unrivalled in their genre for more than a decade. (FR)

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Event: Once Upon A Sunday
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: DJ Tony, Matt Gadfather, Jamie Lin, Brian Salazar, Pat Allen, JJ Shay, Michelle Sanz, DJ Dave
Music: house
Cover: $5-10
Once upon a Sunday, a house music matinee got everybody dancing. From 1pm to 9:30pm, Bay Area veteran DJs led by Matthew Gadfather will rage through the day with the 4x4 beats you love. Mars Bar’s outdoor patio is perfect local for an intimate dance party with delicious food & drinks. Make this Sunday a Funday! (EB)

Event: Sunday Mass
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Jay West, Dawn of Sound, Deron, Greg Yuen, Joey Alaniz, Paul Thomas, Sharon Buck, Rob Crush, Tasho
Music: house
Cover: tba
Worship the music you love at The Endup's weekly Sunday Mass! The resident DJs are bringing in one of their favorite producers and master behind the decks, Jay West from Argentina. After blowing the roof in Miami at WMC 08, The Endup is excited to have him rock their dancefloor. If you were there last week with guest Pete Moss, then you know these cats bring the best in house. (EB)

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