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You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why: because this Saturday a storm of Santas will take over the streets in a holiday frenzy of merriment and "ho-ho-ho-ing." The first Santacon happened in 1994 in San Francisco with a few dozen Santas causing Christmas chaos downtown. Fifteen years later the event now attracts hundreds of Santas, elves and reindeer, and has spread to cities all over the world. Check out the Santacon blog or twitter feed (@SFSanta) for more information leading up the event. Bring your best "ho ho ho" and let the Santarchy begin! Date: Saturday 12/13, Time: TBA, Place: TBA, Cover: no cover, link More Info. (EB)

From different cultures, but from the same city, Ozomatli have become a relative mouthpiece for reflecting the diverse nature of LA, and are a welcome reminder of the beauty and inspiration that comes from cross-cultural collaborations. Bound together through LA's grassroots political scene, thirteen years together and four albums later, Ozomatli tour as official Cultural Ambassadors of U.S. State Department and use the universal language of music to promote peace on a global scale. With their mingling of African, Latino, Asian and Middle Eastern sounds, powerful political messages and ability to excite any audience, this group is a definite MUST SEE with four nights on at the Fillmore. Date: Thur 12/11–Sun 12/14, Time: 7pm, Place: The Fillmore, Cover: $26.50, linkMore Info. (JO)


New Year's Eve 2009
As the pinnacle party night of the year quickly approaches, the fabulous array of New Year's Eve options makes it very difficult to decide what to do. All year 'round San Francisco offers some of the best nightlife entertainment in the world. No matter what kind of music or scene you're into, you can pretty much find what you're looking for any night of the week. Here at Nitevibe we work hard to bring you the best weekly party guide, so that you never miss a beat and we're not slowing down as close off 2008. We've collected a diverse collection of top NYE events which we'll be adding to as NYE gets closer, so you can find that perfect event to celebrate the new year. Now you just have to find the perfect kisser for midnight! Thanks to our generous promotional partners you can enter our annual NYE sweepstakes for a chance to win a pair of tickets to SF's hottest NYE events! (EB)

2nd Sunday NYE 09 @ Mission Rock Cafe w/ Derrick Carter, DJ Dan & D:Fuse

Sea of Dreams NYE 09 @ Concourse Center w/ Thievery Corporation (Live), Bassnectar

Harlot Shiny Disco Balls NYE @ Harlot w/ DJ Sam Isaac, Ean Golden

Eclectic Fever: NYE Masquerade @ Gift Center w/ Sila and the Afrofunk Experience

Imagine NYE09 @ Ruby Skye w/ Kaskade, Trevor Simposon & Bali

Midnight SF NYE 09 @ Club Six w/ Ali Shaheed Muhammad

New Years Revolution @ 1015 Folsom w/ Diplo, Jesse Rose, Plastitician

Deep Blue @ Underground w/ Jeno, M3, Rooz, Galen

Opel NYE :: Fire & Light @ Mighty w/ Lee Coombs, Blende

Qoöl NYE 2009 @ 111 Minna w/ Kevin Knapp, Silencefiction, Jondi & Spesh

Studio 54 @ Mecca Restaurant & Bar w/ DJ Gray, Kwai, Morrison (Live)

Hybrid Festival of New Works
The two week Hybrid Festival presents new works that uniquely fuse live music, hip hop, spoken word, dance, and experimental theatre. This year's edition features the work of resident artists and The Living Word Project. During the first week of the festival, musical artists Mayda del Valle, Denizen Kane, and Laura Whitehead will perform new musical works with dancers Nicole Klaymoon, Soul Nubian and Amara Tabora Smith. Week two showcases the first full-length theatre pieces from Jason Mateo and Jose Vadi, featuring Freddy Gutierrez and Mario Yedidia. The Hybrid Project collaborates with today’s youngest, newest and boldest performers to create an interdisciplinary, open setting to explore the future of performance art. Date: Thur 12/11 - Sat 12/13, Thur 12/18 - Sat 12/20, Time: 8pm, Place: Intersection for the Arts (446 Valencia St.), Cover: $15--$25, link More Info. (EB)

Link Of The Week

SNL Andy Samberg: Jizz In My Pants: The first single from The Lonely Island's debut album "INCREDIBAD". In stores 02/10/2009. Video features guest appearances by Molly Sims, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and Justin Timberlake. The Lonely Island is Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.. link Click Here!

Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is for WONDER-Full this Sat @ Mighty

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Event: Keys 2 the City
Venue: The Independent
DJs: Blu, U-N-I, Fashawn, Richie Cunning, Keelay, Zaire
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $12-$14
"Keys 2 the City" (KTTC) on explores the relationships between prominent hip-hop performers and their communities by giving us an insider's look of their city's hip-hop scene. For the next two months, KTTC will feature videos about rappers and DJs from LA and what inspired and moulded them as artists. Their tour showcases two of LA's hottest up-an-comers: U-N-I, who was recently awarded MTV's Video Music Award for "LA's Best Breakout Artist," and Blu, who was recently named's "Rookie of the Year." (EB)

Event: Tutu Tuesday!
Venue: Vessel (9pm-2am)
DJs: Anthony Mansfield, M3, Sneak E Pete
Music: house
Cover: $2 cover, Complimentary Champagne at 10pm, $10 handmade tutus
This Tutu Tuesday we get down with some fine members of the Green Gorilla Lounge. A legendary Burning Man camp notorious for their San Francisco undergrounds, GGL is San Francisco culture at its very best. Leader of the pack for the evening, Anthony Mansfield is a house music veteran who regularly flies off the chart alongside Tutu regular M3. Sneak-E Pete joins the ranks for a tasty bite of local flavors that run the gamut from classic house, hip hop joints, and bouncy breaks. (FR)

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Event: Infatuation with Switch
Wed, Dec 10th
Switch, Sleazemore, Rchrd Oh?!
Music: house, fidget house, electro
Complimentary Svedka tasting 9-10, 2 4 1 well drinks all night, no cover b4 10:30pm w/ RSVP at

One of the U.K.'s most prominent electronic producers and the pioneer of fidget house, Switch has remixed for everyone from Lily Allen to Black Ghosts and produced for the likes of M.I.A. and Santogold. His Dubsided record label boasts releases from Trevor Loveys and Jesse Rose and he has collaborated on some seriously dreamteam ventures, producing alongside Sinden via their Counterfeet label and making music with Diplo as Major Lazer. (FR)

Event: Love It! Wednesdays feat. Good Family Recordings
Venue: Icon Ultra Lounge
DJs: Mike Frugaletti, Deron Delgado, Dawn of Sound, Michael Tello & Dalen
Music: funky, jack & deep house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $5 after
Love It! Wednesdays brings in special guest Mike Frugaletti, who will reunite Good Family Recordings with Deron Delgado of Stompy. Frugaletti was a b-boy before he became a DJ, so expect some jackin' tracks that'll teach you what dance is all about. His chunky, funky style has lit up dance floors across the world because of the infectious vibe he brings to the decks--you're going to Love It! (EB)

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Event: Phonic feat. Soul Clap
Thur, Dec 11th
The Endup
Soul Clap (AirDrop, Mental Groove), Alland Byallo, J.Phlip
Music: electro house
no cover b4 midnight; $10 after

Elyte and Cnyce's paths were crossed for all time when a Sun Ra light beam sent from Saturn collided with the P-Funk Mothership and sent them tumbling to earth. Now, Soul Clap time travels on a musical spaceship of dopeness. Soul Clap will grace the deck of The Endup this Thursday along with Alland Byallo and J.Phlip for the Extraction Compilation Release. (FR)

Event: 10th Annual HoHoHo Toy Drive
Thur, Dec 11th
Mars Bar
Jerry Ross, Consuelo, Linden C
Music: house
no cover with unwrapped toy

The HO girls are at it again! For the 10th year some of SF’s hottest girls are getting together to collect toys for the kids of the Tenderloin Afterschool Project and the Potrero Hill Recreation Center.  Sponsored by LOTUS vodka, come drink and be merry with the girls, have one of their infamous jell-O shots, and by all means, don’t forget the toys! (CP)

Event: Demon Days ft. Carl Craig
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Carl Craig, Space Time Continuum (ft. Sikiru Adepoju), Gamall, Alland Byallo, Nikola Baytala, Craig Kuna, Sammy D
Music: Detroit techno, minimal electro
Cover: $14 advance
Detroit techno pioneer/dj/producer/legend Carl Craig is rocking the decks tonight at Mezzanine! Craig has his own take on the tech sounds from Motor City. His approach (more soulful than most) pulls inspiration from jazz, soul and world beat sounds. He's been around since the early 90's and continues to run his own label, Planet-E, which helped expose himself along with other Detroit DJs like Moodymann and Kevin Saunderson. Tonight hear a glimpse of the deeper, richer and weirder sounds of techno coming from one of the biggest inovators of the genre itself! (WF)

Event: Divine's 2nd Annual Christmas Party
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Seven, Bo, Corporate Scandals (Martin Aquino & Carlos Tino), Raoul Khan.
Music: house, tech house, electro
Cover: no cover
Come and celebrate a very Divine Christmas at Harlot this Thursday. Divine is one of the few on-going monthly parties at Harlot known for its upscale rowdy fun crowd grooving to sexy bumpin' music by different local DJs. This month it will host special guests Seven and Bo along with the up-and-coming new group Corporate Scandals. You don't want to miss out on the fun. Last year they hit capacity early! (FR)

Event: Satoshi Tomiie
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Satoshi Tomiie, Pheeko Dub Funk, Vahid
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10-15
One might refer to this man as a main artery in the machine, he's worked with some of the biggest names in the main stream (U2, Mariah Carey, David Bowie) as well as with some the deepest in the the underground. Satoshi Tomiie was first introduced to the scene in '89 when, house music super legend, Frankie Knuckles asked him to co-produce a track with him. The rest is history. Now he continues to DJ worldwide and run his own record label, Saw Recordings. So without any further introduction check out Tomiie's set tonight only, at Vessel. (WF)

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Event: Blasthaus 13 yr anniversary w/ Matthew Dear & Ryan Elliot
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliot, Nikola Baytala, Sleazmore, Rchrd Oh?!, Mozaic, Nisus
Music: techno, house, electro, disco
Cover: $15 advance
Hard to believe, but it's been 13 years of throwing down killer parties for Blasthaus. To celebrate, they're bringing in techno poster child Matthew Dear alongside Ghostly DJ Ryan Elliot to throw down the hot jams. Plus, DJs Sleazmore, Rchrd Oh?!, Mozaic, & Nisus will be shakin you out of the 4/4 logic in the "Are Friends Electric?" lounge. Throw in underground favorite Nikola Baytala, and you've got an anniversary worth jamming out to! (JV8)

Event: Blow Up w/ Le Castle Vania
Venue: The Rickshaw Stop
DJs: Le Castle Vania, Jeffrey Paradise, Richie Panic
Music: disco, electro, indie
Cover: 18+ $15, 21+ $10
San Francisco's famous indie/electro hipster party known as Blow Up welcomes special guest Le Castle Vania from Atlanta. His original tracks, like "Trouble in Daylight," and remixes have left fans dying for more of that indie electro sound. The relatively new artist has experienced massive popularity with indie disco/electro fans making his DJ set the perfect edition to Blow Up. Cure your depression with Le Castle Vania's disco dancing mania! (EB)

Event: Bobbito
Venue: Pink
DJs: Bobbito, Proof & Hakobo
Music: hip-hop, house, broken beats
Cover: $10
Bobbito teams up with Massive Selector's Proof and fresco's Hakobo for a warm up session before Wonder-Full SF! This is your chance to get your dancing feet warmed up and to party with Bobbito at the small & intimate Pink. Bobbito aka Kool Bob Love aka Cucumber Slice will be laying down an incredible selection of Hip-Hop, House, Broken Beats, Latin stompers and a nice dash of Stevie Wonder jamz to keep you rockin' all night long.

Event: Forward
Venue: underground location
DJs: Alland Byallo, Worthy, Laird, Adnan S + Jared F, Christian Mora, Dima, Leathal
Music: techno, house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $10 b4 12:30am, $15 after
Consistently taking music further and deeper, the underground jammy Forward returns. Tonight, it's a fine combo of heavy hitters and up & comers. [KONTROL]'s Alland Byallo , Dirtybird's Worthy, and Bang the Box's Christian Mora are joined by veterans Laird and Adnan to throw down sick doses of techno and house. Always fresh and underground, Forward will definitely keep you going all night long. (JV8)

Event: Killswitch X2
Venue: UndergroundSF
DJs: Limacon, Rich Korach, Lance De Sardi, Kenneth Scott, dCOY, Javaight
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $5 after
Notorious for getting your weekend started early with their weekly happy hour, tonight Killswitch is taking things into overdrive by extending happy hour into the wee hours. Double the hours means double the talent, and tonight Killswitch brings in Auralism producer Limacon, Bang the Box's Lance De Sardi, Paxahau's Rich Korach, and Nightlight producer Kenneth Scott. Throw in Killswitch residents dCOY and Javaight and you've got a double dosage of killer techno. (FR)

Event: Nic Fanciulli
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Nic Fanciulli, Alain Octavio, Friz-B
Music: house
Cover: $15
U.K. native Nic Fanciulli rose to global stardom over the last five years with his ongoing Club-Class and Fandango residencies, his work with Radio 1, and his production and remix work produced with Andy Chatterly under the Skylark label. Many of their productions have achieved "Essential Tune" status and Pete Tong calls Nic one of the finest residents and up-and-coming producers. As a recent resident at R1, Nic's got what it takes to play essential tunes all night. (EB)

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Event: Wonder-Full
Sat, Dec 13th
Bobbito aka Kool Bob Love, Spinna, Proof & Hakobo
Music: Stevie Wonder cuts and cover, funk, soul, acid jazz, downtempo hip hop
$25 presale

Two of New York's finest are paying a visit to bring the sounds of the old school to the Bay Area. DJ Spinna and Bobbito (of the Rock Steady Crew and The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show) are bringing their special blend of funk, disco and acid jazz in special tribute to the man himself Mr. Stevie Wonder! Tonight will be a night of Stevie songs, covers and everything in between. Go out and enjoy an evening of some of the most soulful and funky tracks there are. . .period. (WF)

Event: Tonal: Grinch Green
Sat, Dec 13th
Underground East Bay Location TBA (Call 888-482-9281)
DJ Fluid, Anthony Mansfield, Mozaic, Laird, Homero Espinosa, The Fingermonsters (Andrew Phelan, George Cochrane & Cubik), Bassic Instinct (Eric Sharp & Bass Cadet aka Friction), Jimmy B, Bam, Izzy, Ivan Ruiz, Mario Dubbz, Flook, Redstickman, Faye Valentin
Music: house, techno, electro, breaks

Tonal make us follow the sinister footsteps of their Green Grinch mascot to Oakland, whereupon they will supply us with bags of freaky beats and monstrously good local talent. They'll treat you to the likes of the formidable DJ Fluid, founder of Om records, and notorious "Jack of all genres," Mozaic, who skims through a melting pot of styles, and blends them together beautifully. With the top guys of the town in attendance – this is one to go to! (JO)

Event: CityDeep Sessions
Venue: Pink
DJs: Halo, Luis Baro, Don Guapo
Music: deep house, Afrobeat, soul, tech
Cover: $TBA
CityDeep brings us some first-class dance music supplied by a trio of equally talented DJs:  Halo, renowned for the symbiotic depth and energy in his sets and co-collaborator of well-received album "Environments," Luis Baro, master of throwing big parties and maestro at knowing how to work a crowd, and Don Guapo, who made his name at "Therapy" in LA by spinning his rich mixes of tribal and deep house. (JO)

Event: DJ Dan
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Dan, Michael Anthony, Bjorn Niclas
Music: house, electro
Cover: $15
DJ Dan, en ever remaining fixture in house music, has released countless singles, remixes and compilations over the last two decades which have found their way into clubs all over the world. He's mastered his technique and gathered a full bag of DJ tricks. When he's behind the decks he works hard to take the crowd for a full-on adventure on the dancefloor. Not convinced? Listen to Dan's "Chopshop" track. (EB)

Event: Elve's Revenge
Venue: underground location (sign up on
DJs: Drag'nfly, M.O.D, J9, Pirata, Concise, No Komply, Simple Greene, Influence, Flook
Music: techno, breaks, electro
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
If the nightlife has become a bit meaningless for you lately, tonight's the night to feel proud of your after-hours carousing again. Reputed DJ Dragn'fly, Evilbreaks resident M.O.D, Angel of Bass-er J9 and friends will be throwing down in this evening's underground all-nighter, with proceeds benefitting Homes for the Homeless.  Marvel at the "fire manipulation" from L.S.D Fuego, and bask in how easy it is to be charitable. (JE)

Event: Paradisco
Venue: Paradise Lounge
DJs: In Flagranti (DJ set), Ryan Poulsen, Aiden, Major Sean, Solar, NMA
Music: disco, punk
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
If you're a fan of disco funk jams, then you'll definitely like to get down to Paradisco. Thrown by the heads that brought you Gun Club and Trigger, this jammy is throwin down a mix of rock, punk and disco to give you a flavor that is fresh and funky. The theme tonight is Glam Rock, so pull on the spandex and mullets while you get down to dope DJ sets by In Flagranti, Ryan Poulsen, Major Sean and Solar. Find dance floor heaven at Paradisco! (JV8)

Event: Santagasm
Venue: Anon Gallery
DJs: Mancub, Ernie Trevino, Motion Potion, Mimosa, Lazy $lave
Music: breaks, funk, downtempo
Cover: donation only
Just where do all those Santas go after a hard day of mischievous merriment?  Why, Santagasm of course.  Join the seas of red and white with Space Cowboys Mancub and Ernie Trevino rocking the decks, live mystic groove downtempo music from Outlaw Dervish, theater, art, and more.  But you know we'll be there for the promised "Penguin Show." (JE)

Event: Veni Vidi Vici - Merry Krishmahanu-kwanzikah
Venue: Club Six
DJs: STS9, Bayonics, J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, David Murphy vs. Rootz, Sleepyhead, Morale, Zeph & Azeem, Rootz & Kap10, Pesonify, Shane King
Music: funk, hip-hop, electro, mashups
Cover: $10 presale, $15 door
Headlining this evening's extravaganza is the "post-rock dance music" quintet STS9 with a live PA set--expect elements of funk, jazz, and hip-hop, along with digital elements and vocal samples. Several local artists will be selling their work here as well with everything under $100. If you've ever tried to buy original art, you know that's a bargain, and it's just in time for purchasing something special for someone for whatever holiday you choose. (JE)

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Event: Ski Team
Venue: 111 Minna
DJs: Nikola Baytala, Solar, Anthony Mansfield, Richie Panic, Jeni Luv, Dead Seal, J. Phlip, Davey Shubeck, $heik, Errol and Matt Uchida.
Music: house, techno, electro, hip-hop
Cover: $10 presale, $15 door
With the recession in full force, snow weekends in the mountains are just to damn expensive. Here's a solution: gather your friends, put on your retro 70's and 80's ski gear, and call yourself a Ski Team. Throw a few man-made snowballs to the funky beats and deep basslines of SF's treasured Nikola Baytala and Richie Panic, and rock out to local indie popstars Scissors for Lefty while eating a snowcone. Who needs Tahoe? (JE)

Event: Slinky
Venue: Vessel
DJs: DJ Kiss (NYC)
Music: hip hop, mash up
Cover: no cover b4 11pm (w/ RSVP at
Sundays are constantly underrated as party nights, but Vessel is fighting sunday stereotypes by bringing you top caliber megaclub talent for their new monthly called Slinky. Tonight's headliner is DJ and red-carpet personality, JaKissa Taylor, aka DJ KISS, who recently called a "Woman on the Verge" because of her sexy, high energy tunes. Looking to nightcap your weekend off right? Then slink over to Vessel! (EB)

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