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Sunset Summer Boat Party
By now we should all be familiar with the reasons why the Sunset Boat Parties are so special--in a nutshell: good vibes, good music, and majestic scenery coming together in a unique way and reminding us just how lucky we really are to be able to enjoy it all. Lending their musical talents to today's party are Italian disco house producer and inspiring force in the early electronic dance scene Alexander Robotnick and the virtuosic, experimental/minimal techno artist Bruno Pronsato performing live, as well as Mike Bee and seasoned deck hands J-Bird, Solar, and Galen. Come out and get on the boat for another grand adventure on the Bay, Sunset style (and be sure to bring some layers!). Date: Sun 8/15, Time: 5pm--11pm, Place: San Francisco Spirit, board at Pier 3 (Washington at Embarcadero), Cover: $40 presale, link More Info (JE)

Outside Lands
Pray for sunshine in the Sunset this weekend because the biggest music festival in San Francisco is coming to rock Golden Gate Park. For its third year, Outside Lands has two full days of music with Further, The Strokes, and DJ Dan headlining Saturday, and Phoenix, Kings of Leon and Donald Glaude headlining Sunday. For electronic music, head to the Inspire stage in the polo field where most DJs will perform, but be on the look out for artists at other stages like People Under The Stairs, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, and Chromeo. Aside from the awesome music, you can visit Eco Lands, the solar-powered epicenter of the festival, and get a taste of the Bay Area with delicious treats from award-winning food vendors and libations from local vineyards at Winelands. Parking will be near-impossible, so plan on walking, biking (complimentary bike valet), or using public transportation. Date: Sat 8/14 & Sun 8/15, Time: Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9:20pm, Place: Speedway Meadow & polo field, Golden Gate Park, Cover: single day $75, 2-day $140, link More Info (EB)

DIYbca: A Big Idea Night
As if San Francisco was short on the weird and wacky, along comes another incredibly unique event which promises to get your creative juices flowing while simply providing a great night out. Part art show, performance piece, craft night and dance party rolled into one--DIYbca encourages you to redesign your reality with a spectrum of super fun activities. Crafty ladies and gentlemen can get their hands dirty by making their own instruments with Bay Area experimental music godfathers Kwisp, by customizing a pair of old shoes with Mrs. Vera's Sole Makeover, or perhaps creating a stencil with master public art interventionist Jeremy Novy. Of course you'll also be able to check out the DIY exhibit TechnoCRAFT that stands as the inspiration for the evening, as well as get a taste of November's "The Success of Failure" with a performance by Cynthia Hopkins or bliss out in Jewlia Eisenberg's Bowls Project. Get inspired to sweat with 80s workout videos from TV Carnage and let loose on the dance floor to DJ collective LoveTechSF or--perhaps the one thing we think makes the entire evening worth it--The Institute for Aesthletic's Drinking and Dancing Competition. Can anyone say, "only in San Francisco?" Date: Sat 8/14, Time: 9pm--2am, Place: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Cover: no cover w/ rsvp, link More Info (JE)

Prepare for the Playa
Burning Man requires a lot of preparation. I mean, surely you don't want to turn up at the Playa and have no fur to wear, do you? Well then you had better get yourself to the last, largest and best pre-playa party and event to get everything you need! With over 50 "burnerpreneurs" offering costumes and playa specific products and services like faux fur, el wire, dust masks, domes, goggles, and more, plus funky playa fashion shows, live entertainment and performances, "Playa University" demos and how-to clinics--you'll be set for BRC--hell, you virgins just might convince the greeters you've been there/done that all before. Get your Virgin Burner Makeover and capture the moment in the Playa Photo Booth. Then head to the desert and forget everything you learned, trash the costumes you bought, and have an experience you're completely unprepared for. Date: Sun 8/15, Time: 12pm-7pm, Place: Cafe Cocomo, Cover: no cover, link More Info (JE)


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Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Evolve @ Era Artbar this Fri

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Event: Supa Rockin
Venue: Eve Lounge
DJs: Walt Digz, Leydis, BTraxx
Music: 80s, 90s, hip-hop, disco, house
Cover: no cover
You may or may not have heard of radio DJ "Super Rockin" Mr. Magic of WBLS NY-- but he was instrumental in broadening the scope and validity of hip-hop music with his show "Rap Attack"-- the first exclusive rap radio show to be aired on a commercial station. He died last year as a result of a heart attack, but his legend lives on tonight, with DJs Leydis, Walt Digz and Btraxx playing strictly 80s and 90s hip-hop and disco/house. Plus, it's $2 Tuesdays--you can drink $2 well drinks all night long. Check it out! (JE)

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Event: Dig Deep
Venue: Otis
DJs: Sizemo, Darren Holland aka Baldeelox
Music: deep house
Cover: no cover
If you're feeling stuck about where to go on a Wednesday night where beats are warm, the folks are friendly, and the drinks are stiff and cheap--look no further. Otis lounge's Dig Deep brings you deep house sounds from Sizemo and special guest Darren Holland tonight, with an extended happy hour from 8-12! Come shake it one of SF's best dancefloors that perfectly blends sultry club vibes with all the coziness of your best friend's living room. (JE)  

Event: Wicked Wednesdays
Venue: Shine
DJs: Mopo, Amber, Moody Eva, Sean Infinitee
Music: breaks
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $5 after
Make your Wednesday a little more Wicked by heading to Shine for this humpday treat. This installment features some dirty, dirty breaks for your body moving pleasure. Sunset Promotions sends over Motion Potion to cast a spell on all who attend this event. His affinity for bass-heavy breaks and high energy performances make him a force to be reckoned with. Amber takes a break from guest lecturing and producing to drive the crowd wild with her passion and knowledge of music. Catch Moody Eva and Sean Infinitee reconnecting and returning to their old skool roots for a deliciously naughty Wednesday night. (CQ)

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Event: Roller Disco
Date: Thur, Aug 12th
Tal M. Klein Big Fat Frog
Music: disco
$5 all night

Prepare to get down to the sweet 70s sounds of Mighty's Roller Disco! Tal M Klein and Big Fat Frog will select the disco cuts and classics as we circle around the dancefloor in our groovy get-ups. Only quad-skates will be allowed at this retro skating party, so leave your rollerblades at home. Skates will be available to rent, so bring all your friends and come ready to boogie! (EB)

Event: BASE ft. Boris
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Boris, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras
Music: house
Cover: $tba
One of the most in-demand American DJs comes to Vessel's Thursday banger, BASE. He's had a DJ Times cover story, been ranked near the top of DJ fan polls, and has held residencies at clubs like Crobar, Rise in Boston, Therapy in Rhode Island, Space in Miami, and Pacha NYC. Boris has become so popular in America's nightclubs because of his energetic, big room sound and uplifting sets. His newest release, a two CD collection titled "Believe in the Music," includes VIP mixes, previously unreleased tunes, and re-worked classics. (EB)

Event: Opulent Supper
Venue: supperclub
DJs: Dutch, Dew Drop, Michael Anthony, Jamie Lin, Brian Peek
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $50
We've only got a few weeks until Burning Man, and Opulent Temple is hosting a dinner to celebrate with friends and to raise money for their camp with Opulent Supper. A three couse decadent meal, quality booty-shaking, downtempo music and some of your closest friends, what more could you ask for? With Dutch sharing his love of music and talented mixing skills while Drew Drop keeps it funky and jazzy for your listening pleasure. Michael Anthony drops the bumping beats while Jamie Lin and Brian Peak also provide the soundtrack for the evening. (CQ)

Event: Out of Exile
Venue: 1015
DJs: Govinda, An-Ten-Nae, Cheb I Sabbah, Janka Selekta, Mighty Dub Killaz, Brion Topolski, Auditory Canvas, Jillian Ann, Dov, Seda, Karim Sp, Geno, Dulce Vita, Parameter, Seasunz, Abai, Redneck Rejects, Lila Rose, Sudheesh, Lindsey Vana, Marya Stark, and more
Music: breaks, dub, world, hip-hop
Cover: $10 presale, $10 b4 10pm, $20 after
For the benefit of all humankind, 103 Harriet (1015 Folsom) is taking a stand for non-violent resistance against worldwide injustices. At tonight's event, which is more than just a party, info booths and presentations from local organizations and non-profits will show us how they're making the world a better place. And besides the incredible music, there will also be photo exhibits on display, live art, and a live performance by Bad Unkl Sista. Envision a better world and and be apart of the revolution! (EB)

Event: Phonic
Venue: The Endup
DJs: "Evil" Eddie Richards, Native Intelligence, LadyHaus
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Set your TiVo and get off the couch this Thursday night for a fully-loaded edition of Phonic. Rockit Science has teamed up with The Endup to bring us special headliner "Evil" Eddie Richards, a legendary DJ from the UK who helped create the first dance music scene in Europe. Adding to the mid-week celebration is the release of Native Intelligence's new EP "Peak Time." Come out and dance to Britian's godfather of house and techno! (EB)

Event: Purebassed
Venue: Shine
DJs: Tek Freaks, Anthony James, Simple Greene, Floorcraft
Music: electro house, tech-house, breaks
Cover: $5
There's nothing tame about any of the sounds that will be storming the friendly floors of Shine tonight--from the old school rock-metal, electro-tech-funk sounds of TekFreaks (Cosmic Selector and Jeff Taish), to the eclectic bangin' tech-house, techno, electro, progressive, and breakbeat stylings of Floorcraft and Simple Greene--Rocko Dynamite brings you a wicked local lineup (including Rocko's alias himself, Anthony James) for an evening of--you guessed it--pure bass. (JE)

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Event: Om Masters Release Party ft. Fred Everything
Date: Fri, Aug 13th
Eve Lounge
Fred Everything, GarcyNoise, Al Velilla
Music: house
$5 b4 11pm, $10 after

The newest Om Records artist to move to San Francisco, Fred Everything joined the Bay Area scene about a year ago to the delight of many house and dance music fans. Join him tonight as he celebrates the release of his Om Masters album, the latest series from Om showcasing the work of each of their master DJs. On Fred's mix he takes us on a journey through his career as a producer and remixer. Hear the master spin live at Eve Lounge! (EB)

Event: Tiny Bubbles
Date: Fri, Aug 13th
Bubble Lounge
Chris Lum, Jays One
Music: soulful house, mashup
no cover

Treat yourself to a luxurious, upscale affair featuring inspired French Cuisine, champagne specials, and dancing to the cross-genre, mashup house style of local DJ Chris Lum. Share a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut and strawberries with chocolate fondue with that special someone for a steal of a deal of only $60. Sign up for the guestlist for priority entry and dress to impress! (EB)

Event: Brighter Days, Longer Nights: Alland's Bon Voyage Soiree
Venue: Triple Crown
DJs: Dave Aju, Jeniluv, Alland Byallo, Sammy D, Adnan Sharif, Clint Stewart, Dead Seal, Kimmy Le Funk
Music: techno, house
Cover: $tba
You've been hearing it for weeks, hoping it's just a rumor, but it's true, Alland Byallo is moving to Berlin. After an amazing seven years with him DJing in San Francisco (and we hope there will be more sometime in the future), Alland says "it's time for new chapters to be written...SF had changed my life in the most wonderful ways, and I will always call it my home and many of you my family, no matter where I am in this world." Come join him one last time before he departs on his journey to Germany. (EB)

Event: Evolve 2nd Fridays
Venue: Era Artbar
DJs: David Harness, Soul Luciani, Rahiem Jihad
Music: deep soulful house
Cover: $10
Every 2nd Friday in Oakland, Era Artbar welcomes all house music lovers with open arms to get down to the best in deep and soulful house. Tonight's resident DJs, with 50 years combined experience, are experts in laying down the dynamic tracks that get the place packed every time. Not convinced the East Bay can match SF's house music scene? Watch the video from last month. (EB)

Event: Hector Moralez
Venue: Temple
DJs: Hector Moralez, Rouzbeh, Sombionix, Galen, Tone, Von
Music: house, electro, hip-hop
Cover: no cover w/ rsvp, $20 door
Bay Area natiive and house honcho Hector Moralez (perhaps best known globally for his work with the duo Fries & Bridges), is coming to Temple with his infectious, jazzy house rhythms. From his humble beginnings playing around on turntables as a teenager to becoming an in-demand producer/DJ and running his own label Minority Music, Moralez is a master of his craft. Back2Basics' Rouzbeh will give support in the main room, while Chicago's Sombionix and Sunset's Galen provide tasty techy sounds downstairs in the Destiny Lounge. (EB)

Event: Hercules and Love Affair
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Hercules and Love Affair (full band), Aaron Axelson, Omar
Music: neo disco, Italo, post-punk
Cover: $20 presale
This is it! Tonight is going to be red hot! Hercules and Love Affair are playing a super rare show with the entire band intact! Their first single "Blind" was Pitchfork's number one dance track of 2008 and has been remixed by the likes of prominent DJs such as Derrick May and Frankie Knuckles. This show is going to friggin' bananas! (WF)

Event: John Dahlback
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: John Dahlback, Alain Octavo, Raoul Kahn, Andrew Phelan
Music: tech-house, house, techno, trance
Cover: $15
He may only be 24 years old, but Swedish DJ John Dahlback already has many full lengths and even a record label under his belt. His beats range from minimal techno to banging, bumping house and he's always looking for new sounds to rock the crowd. Also joining him on stage will be Alain Octavo, whose eclectic sound fills the dancefloor. Holding it down in room 4Fourteen will be Raoul Kahn and Andrew Phelan, so make sure to grab your dancing shoes and get to Ruby Skye! (CQ)

Event: Tech .Tac .Toe
Venue: tba
DJs: Adnan, Alland Byallo, Bo, Linden C
Music: techno, funk, deep house
Cover: $tba
Venture down into the underground for a Friday the 13th celebration that has never been luckier. Tonight's private, intimate, underground SOMA location has a capacity for only 250 people, enough space for the most devoted friends and friends of friends of the dance community. The lineup includes local favorites like Adnan from Forward, Bo, Linden C and Berlin-bound Alland Byallo from [Kontrol]. Get as much Alland as you can before he moves away! (EB)

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Event: Deep in the House
Date: Sat, Aug 14th
Mars Bar
J Dub Ya, Gravity, M3, Jeno
Music: house, progressive
no cover b4 10pm, $5 b4 11pm

The boys from Pink Mammoth are bringing their always-a-good-time vibe to this monthly party with deep, funky house sounds from J Dub Ya and Gravity to get your booty shakin.'  Keeping them company will be a pair of favorite SF house heads Jeno and M3 breaking it down in the way we all know and love, so grab your dancing shoes and come get your groove on! (JE)

Event: Art Beat ft. Jask
Venue: 4Fourteen (Ruby Skye)
DJs: Jask
Music: house
Cover: no cover w/ rsvp
Back when some of you were in still in diapers, Jask was learning to master the turntables. Although he had many musical influences growing up, after he heard what was coming out of Chicago and New York, he quickly developed a passion for underground dance music and later introduced central Florida and the Tampa area to acid jazz in the early 90s. With over 20 years of DJing experience, Jask has played alongside some of the best in the game, and brings an Asiatic essence to his live appearances that emanates patience, love, and togetherness. (EB)

Event: Blow Up Summer Concert Series ft. Steve Aoki
Venue: Mission Rock Cafe
DJs: Steve Aoki, Jeffrey Paradise, VHS or Beta, Mykill, Figo, Yo Santos
Music: indie, electro, house
Cover: $15 21+, $20 18+
Blow Up as has been on fire this summer (even if the weather hasn't been). They continue their concert series this month with the one and only Steve Aoki. As founder of Dim Mak Records, Steve has released his own music as well as the work of other electro house artists like MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beatroots, and Klaxons. There will be two huge dancing areas, but ticket buyer beware: walk up tickets do not guarantee entry into the upstairs DJ area. Buy a presale ticket to skip the hassle! (EB)

Event: Bohemian Carnival
Venue: CELLspace
DJs: Vau de Vire Society, Gooferman, Eric Sharp, Planet Booty, Fou Fou Ha!, Burley Sisters, Sister Kate, Sisters of Honk, Cowboy Girl, Swallow Key, MC Kingfish
Music: breaks, house, electro, klown-fi, funk, rock
Cover: $20
This time around the eclectic indie circus known as Bohemian Carnival features a handful of super-talented all-female acts. Sisters of Honk ("The Sexiest Klowns the World Has Ever Known"), pirate burlesque troupe Burley Sisters, and Bellydance trio Sister Kate are amongst the lady-riffic performers come to join the usual array of local, regional, and national talent that grace the Carnival's walls. Come out and experience something different tonight. (JE)

Event: Bootie: 7 Year Itch Anniversary
Venue: DNA Lounge
DJs: Mark Vidler, Adrian & Mysterious D, Dada, MC2, Boyshapedbox, Smash-Up Derby
Music: mashup
Cover: $10 b4 10pm, $15 after
Seven years after creating San Francisco's original bootleg party, Adrian & Mysterious D have mashup fans around the world itchin' for more Bootie. To celebrate their 7th anniversary they've invited the legendary mashup producer Mark Vidler aka Go Home Productions, one of the most talented and prolific mashup producers in the world. Some of his best known "bootlegs" are actually licensed mashups liked "Rapture Riders" combining The Doors and Blondie. Come early for discount admission and a free anniversary CD for the first 500 in the door. (EB)

Event: Endless Summer ft. Bad Boy Bill
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Bad Boy Bill, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras
Music: house, electro, progressive
Cover: $25 presale
Experience a full-on theatrical production at Ruby Skye's Endless Summer massive featuring Bad Boy Bill. The stunning Union Square venue will be completely transformed to take you to another world with intoxicating decor and driving beats. Voted "America's Favorite House DJ" by BPM Magazine in 2006 Bad Boy Bill has been a leader in dance music for over a decade. His latest electro anthem "Fast Life" might inspire you to party every night. (EB)

Event: No Way Back
Venue: 222 Hyde
DJs: Mike Huckaby, Solar, Conor
Music: techno, house, disco
Cover: $10
Detroit techno legend Mike Huckaby will be gracing us with his presence at 222 Hyde tonight! He's been a main staple and an intergral part of Detroit dance culture since its early days. A DJ's DJ, he was one of the main men behind famed Detroit record store, Record Time. This made him a human techno encyclopedia and tastemaker to many Detroit DJs during the birth of techno. There's no excuse not to be at this show and once you're in...there is no way back! (WF)

Event: X-Afterhours
Venue: 525 Howard St
DJs: Rooz, Tall Sasha, Sleazemore, Twist
Music: alternative house
Cover: $10 18+, no cover b4 12am 21+
For a Saturday treat, get your booty to X-Afterhours for a chill evening full of great music. Taking over the 1s and 2s is Rooz, a specialist in underground tasty beats that'll take you on a musical journey. Also on deck is Tall Sasha, who'll get your heart pumping with his blend of enticing, exhilarting sound. Sleazemore brings you an original and talented set, showcasing his love of house tracks. DJ Twist warms up the crowd and gets the party started at this sensual, chill event. (CQ)

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Event: Chromeo
Venue: The Independent
DJs: Chromeo (DJ set), Holy Ghost!
Music: electro rock, dance punk, experimental hip-hop
Cover: $20
Riding fresh off the heals of Outside Lands, Chromeo are presenting this super exclusive DJ set directly to you live tonight at The Independent. This Canadian electro-rock duo has been kicking out cuts and presenting their sparkly studded blend of dance tracks for a majority of this millennium. Get ready to slam out with your clam out because this party is going to be totally tits! (WF)

Event: Summer Sundays on the Patio
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: Rahiem Jihad, Mattski
Music: deep house, progressive
Cover: no cover
Sunday continues to go deeper at Mars Bar with DJing spinning the grooviest soulful tunes. Spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing on their (hopefully) sunny patio while this week's featured DJs Mattski & Rahiem Jihad deliver the house tracks to match the chilled-out vibe. The fun starts at 1pm and lasts til sundown. (EB)

Event: Sunday Mass
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Jamie Thinnes, Bryan Boyce, Don Kainoa, Luis Roberto, Greg Yuen
Music: house
Cover: $15
An underground favorite throughout Southern California in the early 90s, Jamie Thinnes developed his trademark deep, spiritual rhythms and low frequency grooves over the years--eventually founding Seasons Recordings--one of the most consistent and quality deep house labels worldwide of the past 10 years. He is joined at The Endup tonight by quality local talent Bryan Boyce, Lurob, Don Kainoa, and Sunday Mass co-founder Greg Yuen. (JE)

Event: Switch
Venue: Triple Crown
DJs: Sukhawt Ali Khan (live), Mighty Dub Killaz, Janaka Selekta, Cheb I Sabbah, Shabi Farooq
Music: live Sufi, dubstep, breaks, world
Cover: $5
Bay Area-transplant Sukhawat Ali Khan, coming from a talented family with a 500 year musical lineage, is a classical singer in the gharana tradtion and performer of North Indian and Pakistani classical and folk music. Tonight he will be performing live Sufi music alongside the cutting-edge hip-hop/dub act Mighty Dub Killaz, who killed it Dub Mission last month. Also set to rock the decks tonight are local legends Janaka Selekta and Cheb I Sabbah. (EB)

Event: Tableworks
Venue: Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park
DJs: Jeno, M3, Solar, David Gates, Agent Zero, Alland Byallo
Music: house, techno
Cover: no cover
If the Outside Lands festival is too rich for your blood, or you're looking for a smaller Sunday afternoon party in the park, then head to Tableworks. This free event by Golden Gate Sound takes place in the Peacock Meadow by the Conservatory of Flowers to honor the founder of Tableworks SF Jamie James Owens. The lineup is full of local favorites including Jeno, M3, Solar, David Gates, Agent Zero, and the soon-to-be-moving Alland Byallo. Gather your friends, pack a picnic, and come dance among the trees! (EB)

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