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SF Pride
Perhaps the proudest city in America, San Francisco needs the whole month of June to fit in all the Pride celebrations around the city. As we enter Pride week, LGBT members from around the country flock to the Bay to experience one of the most extravagant and colorful Prides in the world. In addition to Saturday's Dyke March & Castro Pink Party and Sunday's big parade, the official Pride website lists dozens of events with an array of musical tastes and scenes. Notable parties include Mo Butta Soul Funk Thursday at The New Parish in Oakland, A Truly Fabulous Nightlife at the Academy of Science, UNITY at 111 Minna, Ghettodisco and Shangri-la at The Endup, Go Bang! Go Pride! at Deco Lounge, REACH Pride T-Dance at Mighty, and Revolt at Mezzanine. Check the full schedule for details and have a happy Pride! Date: parade Sun 6/26, Time: 10:30 am, Place: Market St (Beale to 8th St), Cover: no cover, link More Info (EB)

Rights of Massive
Opulent Temple, along with Distrikt, Symbosis, Paradise Motel and more, host a mega-spectacle to co-create an unforgettable night at this concert-level full-on production. Headliners DJ Dan, Christopher Lawrence, and Elite Force will be playing amidst a sea of art, art cars, and performers--including art by Peter Hudson and Karen Cusolito, Rich Martin, Vinkalmann, Ghost Wolf, Paul Phoenix and more; art cars including The Dancetronauts, The Janky Barge, Tiltahurl and Turbahurl. Experience aerial, cirque, dance, poi, hoop, and spontaneous outbreaks of creative awesomeness all around you! Day Trunk Show from 1-6pm as well. When Opulent Temple does it, they do it right. So come out and support these many artists and performers in their step toward the desert in what's sure to be one of the most colossal parties of the summer. Date: Sat 6/25, Time: 9p-4am, Place: Hangar 3 (600 California, Treasure Island), Cover: $25-35 presale, $40-50 door, link More Info (JE)

Jazz Mafia Symphony
The Bay's own Jazz Mafia is coming at you this afternoon with special guest Chali 2na to present to you the future sounds of jazz. They got there start in SF's Mission District and with hard work and determination have risen to the top of their game. They've collaborated with everyone from Roy Ayers, Q-Bert, and Kid Koala to Zion-I, The Grouch and EPMD. This afternoon's collaboration is with MC Chali 2na who is known for his lyrical contributions to groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli. Don't forget this show starts at 2:00pm, so don't sleep in too late because this is going to be good! Date: Sun 6/26, Time: 2pm, Place: Stern Grove, Cover: no cover, link More Info (WF)

Desert Arts Preview
Ever been wandering through the Playa and been captivated by some amazing art piece and stopped to fathom what the heck the people behind it must have done to create this spectacular thing? Tonight, you can get a sneak preview of some of the many notable art projects in progress right now for Burning Man 2011, and hear directly from the artists about their processes. Speakers include: Kristian Akseth & Stacey Reineccus (Airship Victoria), Jim Bowers (Burning Time), FJ Cava (Right of Pezzage), Douglas Bevins (Trojan Horse), Orion Fredericks (Exsuscitare Traiectus), Peter Hudson (Charon), Jon Sasrriugarte and Krysten Mate (Serpent Twins), and Kiwi Chris and Diarmo Horkan (The Temple of Transition). Come hear their stories about creating art under extreme conditions and learn how YOU can get involved and support these artists and other worthwhile projects. Date: Thur 6/23, Time: 6-10pm, Place: Mission Rock Cafe, Cover: no cover, link More Info (JE)



Link Of The Week
Weird Al Yankovic: Perform This Way, Lady Gaga Parody link Click Here


Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for SIN CITY @ Roe Nightclub this Friday

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Event: Bells & Whistles
Venue: 222 Hyde
DJs: Bells & Whistles
Music: house, techno
Cover: $tba
The two young DJs behind the popular Dresscode parties at the Starlight Room are coming to 222 with their unmistakeable chemistry as a duo and exciting track selection. Bells & Whistles aka Zack and Yanick first met in San Diego and later started their collaboration when they both moved to San Francisco. Now that they've made a name for thmeselves performing on the decks, the two have taken to the studio. Look out for original Bells & Whistles productions in the near future. (EB)

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Event: The Slow Groove
Venue: Eve Lounge
DJs: Still Rob G,
Music: soul, funk, disco, 80s boogie, house, hip-hop
Cover: no cover
Every Wednesday for happy hour, Still Rob G and rotating guests kick off five hours of funky beats starting at 5pm. As a local Om Records artist, Still Rob G has been groovin' dancefloors in the Bay Area for a decade. Come early for drink specials and complimentary Italian meat and cheese plates. Stay late for the soulful house beats and boogie vibes. (EB)

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Event: BASE 6 Year Anniversary
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Nic Fanciulli
Music: tech-house
Cover: $tba
Celebrate six years of music and good times on Thursday nights at Vessel with tonight's special guest: DJ, producer, and label owner Nic Fanciulli. With a Grammy nomination under his belt, Nic has worked with artists such as Underworld, Kylie Minogue, U.N.K.L.E., and Loco Dice, produced many critically and commercially acclaimed tracks and runs his international, underground house and techno label Saved. Grab a glass of complimentary champagne (before 11pm) and dance to his sleek, intelligent, and driving brand of house and techno. (JE)

Event: High Contrast
Venue: Mighty
DJs: High Contrast, Bachelors of Science, Gridlok, 2 Cents, Colonel MC
Music: dnb
Cover: $15 presale
Compression takes over Thursday night at Mighty with acclaimed drum 'n' bass artist High Contrast aka Lincoln Barrett. A fan of dnb since his early days growing up in Wales, Barrett eventually landed residencies and came out with his debut album True Colors in 2002 on Hospital Records. After his singles "Return of Forever" and "Global Love" made it on to the UK Singles chart, BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix show featured High Contrast and later selected his second album High Society as 'Essential Mix of the Year'. Now a Coachella graduate, Barrett remains in the dnb spotlight and recently released a 'best of' compilation titled Confidential featuring notable remixes and the high points of his decade-long career. (EB)

Event: Lights Down Low: Pride Edition
Venue: Som Bar
DJs: JD Samson, Nomi Ruiz, Derek Bobus, Foxxee Lawrence, Sleazemore, Eli Glad, Saratonin, Miss Pop
Music: house, disco, bass, tropical
Cover: $20
Lights Down Low comes together to honor and celebrate our queer friends and family with a proper party! Starting early and prepared to go as late as you can handle, the all-star lineup of national and local talent includes JD Samson (from Le Tigre), Nomi Ruiz, Sleazemore, Derek Bobus, and more. Save your strength this afternoon--LDL plans to keep the good times rolling as long as possible. (JE)

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Event: Westside Legacy
Date: Fri, June 24th
Westside Legacy Jon Lee J Quest David Isaac Dale Martin Gabriel Kugler Tone Von Woo
Music: progressive house, hip-hop
no cover b4 11pm w/ rsvp, $20 door

A collaborative music production project between three passionate dance artists, Westside Legacy aka Jon Lee, Josh Quest & Jonny Fever aims to bring us fresh original tracks and unique re-edits. Coming down from Seattle, the trio has been making waves in the Pacific Northwest, which led to tonight's guest appearance in San Francisco. Come get your dance on at Temple! (EB)

Event: Deep Down
Venue: supperclub
DJs: Michael Tello, Martin Aquino, Jimmy B, Dan Suda, Don Kainoa, Brian Jameson, Gregg Lyles
Music: house
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
Come get down to an evening of deep grooves from an all-local lineup featuring some of the Bay's finest. Promoter and resident of SF's most recent favorite Wednesday party, Housepitality, Mikey Tello plays a peak hour set with lots of new and original music at the ready. Martin Aquino, Dan Suda, Brian Jameson, Don Kainoa, Gregg Lyles and Green Gorilla Lounge's Jimmy B will be along tisde keeping it real all night long with deep, tech, funk and disco house. (JE)

Event: Glitch Mob
Venue: Regency Ballroom
DJs: Glitch Mob, Ana Sia, Comma
Music: glitch, dub
Cover: $25
Four years after having come onto the bass-driven 'beat' scene, Glitch Mob has released their first full-length album, "Drink The Sea." Known for their live performances using laptops and MIDI controllers to craft blips, bleeps, crunchy bass and searing synths into an entrancing, danceable beat, Glitch Mob has incorporated a broader spectrum of sounds with this album. With their new sound  leaning toward anthemic trance, you're bound to experience a darkly mesmerizing show--still no less visceral than for what they're known. (JE)

Event: Paul Oakenfold
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Paul Oakenfold, Syd Gris, Dirtyhertz
Music: house, progressive, electro
Cover: $40 presale
A household name around the world, Paul Oakenfold has been a leader in dance music for close to two decades. Since rising to fame in 90s for his Balearic and goa trance sounds, Oakenfold has released dozens of compilations and two studio albums with a third called Pop Killer due out at the end of 2011. Expect to hear collaborations on the new album with Cee-Lo, Ryan Tedder from One Republic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Matt Goss. (EB)

Event: Summer Solstice
Venue: Levende East
DJs: Mario Dubbz donGuapo Soul Luciani
Music: deep, soulful, classics, tech
Cover: $15
Summer nights in the East Bay may not be as warm as we'd like, but at least we can enjoy longer days and more sunshine. After a late sunset on Friday head to Oakland's Levende East for a chill night of beats brought to us by East Bay Loop and This Must Be The Place. Well known for Oakland's Evolve parties at Era Art Bar, Soul Luciani heads up the lineup alongside Mario Dubbz from 2nd Sunday and don Guapo from Oak-town's Industry Night. (EB)

Event: The Future 007 Brainfeeder Fest ft. Flying Lotus
Venue: 103 Harriet
DJs: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Austin Peralta, TEEBS
Music: experimental techno, house
Cover: $20 presale
This dude is on on fire right now. LA native FlyLo aka Flying Lotus is spreading his wings of lo-fi knowledge tonight at 103 Harriet. This gritty beatmaker rides the line between techno and hip-hop and is in a similar vein to Prefuse 73. He's not just Warp Records' current poster boy, but has worked on collaborations with Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu as well. He's a producer /DJ/ music video director and short of coming out with a cookbook this guy does everything. This show will be pretty non-stop so get ready for the madness. (WF) 

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Event: MIGHTY Real presents Quentin Harris & David Harness
Date: Sat, June 25th
Quentin Harris, David Harness
Music: house
$10 presale

Former Club Shelter resident DJ and New York-based, nu-skool legend Quentin Harris will be donning the decks tonight at Mighty. Harris offers a diverse DJ style by incorporating vocals, tribal beats, techy tracks and Afro-house that are mixed into an exquisite blend of soulful rhythms and tribal back beats. With local legend David Harness also here tonight, the soul from these two is going to be flowing out the door. Tonight, let's be young, glamorous and bask in some the most soulful sounds around from the East Coast to downtown. (WF)

Event: Opulent Temple: Rites of Massive
Date: Sat, June 25th
Hangar 3 (Treasure Island)
DJ Dan, Christopher Lawrence, Syd Gris, Dutch, Drew Drop, Billy Seal, Billy Casazza, DJ Brian Williams, Elite Forc, Tek Freaks, Dex Stakker, Dulce Vita, ICON, Alain Octavo, Brian Peek, Kramer, Ben Seagren, Matt Kramer, J-Rod, Zach Moore, Shawna, Kitty D
Music: house, trance, breaks, tech-funk
$25-35 presale, $40-50 door

These days, when Opulent Temple throws a party, it's a sensational phenomenon, and tonight's eclectic spectacle just might outdo the rest. Planning a "full immersion playa-tastic gathering of the communities' best"--this massive concert-level production hosts six areas of music lead by DJ Dan bringing the house, Christopher Lawrence spinning trance, and Elite Force laying down breaks and tech-funk. Plus aerial, cirque, dance, poi, and hoop performances throughout the night, AND art installations, art cars, visuals, vendors, and more. Seriously, people: best get a good night's sleep before this one. (JE)

Event: Blackalicious
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Blackalicious, The Shotgun, Wedding Quintet, Seasunz, Renz
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $20 presale
Known for their artistic rhymes and creative beats, the one, the only, Blackalicious will be playing tonight! This Cali-based duo, closely affiliated with DJ Shadow, have been innovating and reinventing the sounds of hip-hop since the early 90s. If you missed them last time, shame on you. If you miss them again tonight at the Mezzanine...well shame on you again. This show is going to be insane! (WF)

Event: Ferry Corsten
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Ferry Corsten, Tall Sasha
Music: house, trance, electro
Cover: $40 presale
A big name among trance fans since the late 90s, Ferry Corsten has remained on the scene as one of the best-selling and award-winning producers in the world. Originally from the Netherlands, Ferry produced hardcore gabber tracks as a teenager in Rotterdamn before evolving toward the trance and house genres. Check out his radio show Corsten's Countdown, or better yet, hear this dance legend mix live at Ruby Syke. (EB)

Event: Go Bang! Go Pride!
Venue: Deco Lounge
DJs: Peeplay, Lel' Ephant, Steve Fabus, Tres Lingerie, Sergio,
Music: disco, funk, soul, boogie, Italo, house
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $5 after
Sure, you have your pick of post-parade events to attend, but is there really a choice when it comes to celebrating with a true SF disco original? Go BANG! resident and legend Steve Fabus celebrates his birthday tonight in addition to all that atomic dancefloor disco pride--with special guests DJ PeePlay, Lel' Ephant, and more playing the disco, funk, soul, boogie, and house all night long. (JE)

Event: The Do Crew BBQ!
Venue: Toxic Beach (SF location)
DJs: Linden C, Ed Mazur, Vedda, Leemone, Sol, Seven
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: no cover
For those of you who've "been there, done that" with the Pride thang, this little gathering may be more your cup of tea. Giving you a little taster of the Do Crew's new upcoming bi-weekly, residents LeemoneDJ Sol, and DJ Seven-- plus special guests Linden C, Ed Mazur, and Vedda are getting together and having a wicked intimate daytime throwdown/BBQ. Pack your cooler and just follow your nose to the scent of grilled meat and your ears to the sound of solid beats... (JE)

Event: West Coast Championship Controller Battle
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Ean Golden, Moldover, Future Mouse-Pet Mochipet, Joey Mousepad, Freddie Future, Slayers Club DJs
Music: dubstep, hip-hop
Cover: $6 presale, $10 door
The world of electronic music is so much more than just two turntables and a mixer. Discover the dynamic visionary instruments of the growing controllerism movement at the West Coast Controller Championship. DJ Tech Tools expert Ean Golden will headline with local DJ and controller designer Moldover. Come early for evening workshops, play around in the digital jam lounge and watch live music makers battle it out. (EB)

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Event: Bionic
Venue: 222 Hyde
DJs: Halo, Lance De Sardi, Bo, Jason Greer, Nikola & Solar
Music: house, tech-house, acid house
Cover: $5
Round out your weekend with local hell-raising DJs bringing us loud musical madness 'til late. As the official afterparty to the Hotel California roofdeck pool party, expect to see a sun-soaked crowd ready for more beats and dancing. Hotel California producers Bo, Halo and Lance De Sardi join Bionic residents Solar and Nikola for a late-night Sunday dose of house music. (EB)

Event: Hotel California
Venue: tba | 1pm-7pm
DJs: Julius Papp, M3, Bo, Nikola, Solar, Rooz, The Worker
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale
Come spend your Sunday afternoon in a little bit of glamour as you chill on a downtown rooftop--tasty beverage in hand and dancing to the tunes of Julius Papp, M3, Nikola, Solar, Rooz, Bo, and Michael Perry. Plus-they're adding an extra bar this time so no clusterf&*! when you do go to get that drink. Just please remember to mind your p's and q's, boys and girls--you are in a respectable establishment, after all. (JE)

Event: Local Love ft. Stefano Nosferini
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Stefano Nosferini, Alessandro, Taj, Homero Espinosa, Kevin Kind
Music: house
Cover: $tba
For the next edition of Local Love, welcome Italy's Stefano Noferini, a house music DJ/producer that has released on labels like Defected Records, Stealth Records, Toolroom, Skint, Spinnin and CR2. Responsible for developing the nightlife scene in Florence during the 80s and 90s, Stefano has since become an internationally recognized house music pioneer. His latest EPs explore the tech side of house with tracks like "The Sun" and "Bibong." (EB)

Event: Reflect
Venue: Monroe (473 Broadway)
DJs: Doc Martin, Dizolve, Roman Nunez, DJ Murdock
Music: house
Cover: $10
One of the most celebrated DJ/Producers of our time arrives at one of SF's newest upscale lounges. A major player in laying the foundations of a strong West Coast dance scene, Doc Martin began his foray into house music while playing the club and warehouse scene in San Francisco way back in 1986. Not one to be pigeon-holed, the Doc can spin anything from deep house, acid, funk, tribal, and classics in a set, while having it all make sense. He's constantly touring and is one of the most sought after DJs in America--so catching him here at this intimate venue will be a very nice treat. (JE)

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The week as it was...

DJ Gang Bang @ Supperclub

North Beach Fest @ Panta Rei

Precompression @ Public Works

Pink Mammoth Camp Fundraiser @ Mighty

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