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Sunset Valentine Boat Party
Whether you loved or dreaded your prom, Valentine's Formal, Winter Formal, what have you, we're sure a whole lot has changed since your high school days. For one, you're probably sexually confident, you dress fantastically (full length ball gowns from Macy's be d*mned!), and you listen to better music than whatever J.Lo album was out at the time. And if you're like the staff here at Nitevibe, you can't seem to shake the feeling, whenever you enter a boat party that you're going to techno prom, then you'll find that this Sunset Formal Boat Party is the answer to your queries. With the Sunset residents onboard (literally) and special guests Eddie C and Lance Desardi, you're sure to turn up your memories to a whole new level of psychedelia and lose-yourself fun. There will be no chaperones. After party at Monarch to follow. Date: Sun Feb. 15, Time: 5pm-11pm, Place: Pier 3, Cover: $55-65, link More Info (ML)

Love cures all. While this might be true for ailments of the heart, it is unfortunately not always so true in regards to cancer. So while we enjoy this Valentines Weekend as a chance to celebrate our relationships, let us also consider our relationships to our fellow humans who have not been so healthfully lucky in the past years. While this is in all seriousness, it does not mean that everything about it has to be stone-faced. We can totally create change with a great party! And a great party it will be indeed. Hosted at one of San Francisco's oldest party venues, The Factory, you know this will be a party with great flow and some off-the-beaten-internet-trails denizens. With a headliner like the inimitable Crystal Method, you'll be thrown back into the 90s with bangers like you have not heard out in years. There will be an Opulent Temple side room (if you were doubting the level of rave-tasticness, this is your chance to change your mind), as well as an art collection, this party covers all the bases. So work towards a cure for cancer while dancing for love. Date: Fri Feb. 13, Time: 9pm - 4am, Place: The Factory, 565 Harrison St.. Cover: $25-75, link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Timo Maas this Thur at Harlot


Link Of The Week
Evolution On Earth In 60 Seconds link Here

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Event: Tutu Tuesdays w/ Mr. C
Venue: Harlot
Artists: Mr. C, Keith Kraft
Music: house, techno, acid, tech-house
Cover: $2 in a tutu b4 11pm, $10 otherwise
If there was ever a time to get silly and put on a tutu, now's the time! Mr. C is a DJ that can really get a party happening, especially if it's a bit of a freaky funky one. A champion of the weird, Mr. C is all about 90's records of acid and tribal tech-house, or to be more general, awesome underground party vibes. He's been doing it for a hot minute too, from his days as an MC in London to his residency at the legendary The End in London to running his Superfreq label (which the locally loved LA duo Dance Spirit released on last year). Mr. C will be joined by the very capable Keith Kraft. Oh, and $2 in a tutu before 11pm - time to hit up Costumes on Haight! (AO)

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Bryan Gibbs, Amber Cox, John Simmons, Tyrel Williams
Music: techno, acid, house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


Housepitality is popping off this week with a line-up you have to hear to believe. First up is Bryan Gibbs, formerly of the local synth trio Inhalt, performing a special DJ set. His work as producer and engineer for the band makes the segue to DJing an easy one and he's sure to impress behind the decks. Next is Amber Cox, a Florida transplant who is one half of the duo Slumber. Her experimental and deep house beats will keep you moving. Holding it down in the Groove Lounge are John Simmons and Tyrel Williams, so don't miss out on this week's Housepitality. (CQ)

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Event: BASE: Timo Maas
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Timo Maas, John Halloran
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10


Although Maas has been widely described as a purveyor of techno, tech house or a whole load of other genre prescriptions, the striking thing about his music is the effortless ease with which it morphs chameleon-like from one style to another. His latest album, for example, runs from the almost Beatles-esque raga of 'Visions', which features the sitar work of fellow German Torsten de Winkel. One sure measure of Maas' studio success has been the vast array of games, movies and TV shows that have looked to his music to provide soundbeds and the appropriate atmosphere. Yet it is still his club work that informs and drives much of the desire in the studio. "I come from DJing," he asserts. "For me it's the connection to the world outside.

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Event: Acid Pauli
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Acid Pauli, Eduardo Castillo
Music: tech-house, house, techno, disco, funk, surprises
Cover: $12-20
A double dose of the Crosstown Rebels crew! Acid Pauli began releasing his electronic material back in '95 and has since cemented himself a status as one of Germany's most in-demand DJs. Seeing Acid Pauli play out is a mixture of being curated the Crosstown Rebels sound alongside surprises from abroad - exotic rhythms from near the equator coming in between the beats. Its no wonder how popular he's become with a style fusing safer, club-ready material with stuff more exciting for the regular club-goer. He'll be playing an extended set, and Eduardo Castillo, also a Crosstown Rebels DJ, will take care of the rest of the night. (AO)

Event: Colette
Venue: Slide
DJs: DJ Colette, Andrew Phelan
Music: house
Cover: $10
DJ, producer, vocalist – Colette has grown from an integral part of the Chicago underground into a breakout musical triple-threat releasing her most accomplished and fully realized artistic statement to date. Combining the tunefulness of classic pop songs with the thump of classic house of her hometown, the album ventures into new sonic territory for Colette, from intimate bedroom beats to stadium-shaking dance anthems. When the Music's Loud is the sound of an artist at the peak of her powers.

Event: Doc Martin
Venue: Hawthorn
DJs: Doc Martin, King Most
Music: house, techno, disco, jams, dance
Cover: $10-20
Doc Martin has been DJing SF since 1986. He's spent some time in LA and developed a bit of a commute to London back in the 90s, but you can hardly go a month without being able to see Doc Martin play SF. It's safe to say he knows what a California crowd wants, and likewise it shouldn't be taken the wrong way when I say the guy's a crowd pleaser. What I mean is he's been doing it for a while, and he's got the recipe for a moving SF dancefloor down - mix the funk and disco in with the house, allow for some acid to come through as the temp comes to a boil, and toss in some techno to taste. Always fun sets, so not a bad night to check out the still-new club Hawthorn! (AO)

Event: Nightmares on Wax
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set)
Music: house, funk, trip-hop
Cover: $20 Presale
Best known for his ground-breaking '90s albums 'Smokers Delight' and 'Carboot Soul'. The man behind the moniker - Nightmares on Wax, George Evelyn, was raised in Leeds' inner-city (Hyde Park, Burley) but has become a man of the world who keeps reinventing his sound. For the last seven years he's lived in an Ibizan farmhouse and, while he's Warp Records' longest serving artist – "the granddaddy," as he puts it - he overwhelmingly focuses on his current projects, letting them revitalize his music. His new album - 'Feelin' Good' is zesty with funk, soul, even the throbbing low slung house tune 'Tapestry'. Don't miss out this Friday at Mighty.

Event: Pulse Generator 1 Year
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: MossMoss, Dr. Sleep, Nightbiscuit
Music: tech-house, techno
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $5 after
Can you believe it's been a year since Pulse Generator began. This local outfit has been supporting the scene - both behind and in front of the decks - for a year now and providing a great monthly outfit for local DJs and their dancing counterparts to revel in a great monthly party for friends by friends. For the big one year, Pulse Gen will be showing a family favorite, As You Like It's own MossMoss. The man is a leader in both techno and ambient music and true artist through and through. He draws on San Francisco's landscapes and people for his inspiration and you can feel it in his tunes. Also on the bill is Dr. Sleep and Nightbiscuit. (ML)

Event: SET w/ Matt Lange
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Matt Lange, Zita Molnar, Jeff Hinchman
Music: deep house, progressive
Cover: $10-20
Matt Lange is a man from around the world, a cohort of the toppest of the top 'underground' DJs like Richie Hawtin, John Digweed and Above & Beyond. His tracks have been released on mega-label Arjuna Deep and has played everywhere from Electric Daisy Carnival to South by Southwest and Winter Music Conference. He has even lent production work to the likes of Usher and Halo video games! A career musician, he knows what pleases the masses and his trance-y progressive sets will be sure to get some hands in the air tonight at Harlot. (ML)

Event: SF Loves Techno
Venue: Mercer
DJs: Galen, Ornette, JJ Shay, Beau Kelly
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $5-10 presale, $20 door
Valentines Day is all about sharing time with the people you love. Or the things you love. Which means it is just the right moment to share with one think we know we really love. And that is techno. Join local favorites like Sunset's Galen and Monarch's JJ Shay while they enjoy the opportunity to spin that machine music in the way that makes us move. This is the kickoff for a monthly party so get ready to move and shake it with this new event. (ML)

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Event: A Valentine's Day Love Affair w/ Kerri Chandler
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Kerri Chandler, Mike Servito, Mike Gushansky
Music: deep house, house, techno, acid
Cover: $20-25
Kerri Chandler's a bit of an ex-pat, he grew up in New Jersey but these days you'd be hard pressed to find a date with him out of the European club circuit that makes his commute today. Loosely grouped together with his Detroit and Chicago-based peers, Kerri Chandler's style today blends the jazz and African influences they all drew on with the atmosphere and feel of big room Europe. One of the more important DJs and producers of today, Kerri is a must-see for anyone yearning to hear true deep house. The rest of the night will be rounded out by Mike Servito and AYLI's own Mike Gushansky. Servito's been enjoying quite some popularity here in the Bay Area and if you ask me, makes this party a double-headliner. A well-known acid aficionado, Mike's record bag never ceases to bring the trainspotters out and keep the crowd moving. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see Kerri Chandler, cuz you don't know when he'll be on our home turf again. (AO)

Event: Basement Jaxx
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Basement Jaxx (DJ set), David Harness, Vincenzo, Santiago Lopez
Music: house (progressive, deep), techno (minimal)
Cover: $25
Still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day date? Well look no further than spending the evening at Public Works dancing to some house and techno. Get down to the musical stylings of Basement Jaxx, a DJ duo hailing from Britain. These two are responsible for many of the progressive house anthems of the 90's and early 2000s, and are no strangers to rocking dancefloors. They'll be joined by Vincenzo, a heavy hitter in the house and techno game who'll be playing in the loft. David Harness and Santiago Lopez complete the lineup, making this one sweet night full of delicious beats, perfect for Valentines! (CQ)

Event: Beats 4 Freaks featuring Halo
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Halo, Antonio Manigrassi, Vedda, Chase
Music: house (deep, tech)
Cover: $10
If you're an Aquarius, Beats 4 Freaks is celebrating you! Join Funky Teknomics and Red Monkey at Monarch in wishing Vedda and all other Aquarians a happy birthday. Vedda will throw down a birthday set while Antonio Manigrassi and Chase add support. Halo takes the main slot, bumping house beats that stay true to his Chicago roots. His organic style and futuristic pay homage to the past as well as to the future of music, making him one to watch. (CQ)

Event: First Crusssshhh
Venue: Redwood Room at Clift Hotel
DJs: Music by: JT Donaldson & Ge_Ology. Featured Readings by: Steven Gray, Cassandra Dallet, Xan Roberti, Dana Andrews, Sarah Kobrinsky, SB Stokes, Heather June Gibbons, and Shideh Etaat.
Music: house, prose, poetry and song
Cover: no cover with rsvp
Be inspired by the poetic history of San Francisco, Red Light Lit, an erotic literary journal, has courted some of their favorite Bay Area and Los Angeles artists to bring you a sophisticated evening exploring love, lust, sexuality and sensuality in the form of prose, poetry and song. It's a 90-minute affair that includes ten readers, one musical guest, erotic art, and a hint of mayhem. Curated by Jennifer Lewis and Veronica Christina, the evening invites everyone toward unfettered expression.

Event: Mr. V
Venue: Hawthorn
DJs: Mr. V, Andrew Phelan, DJ Zhaldee
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale
Experiencing Mr. V's (AKA Victor Font) DJ sets, original productions, or remixes is like taking a trip back in time to dance music's golden age. Before superstar DJs took over the spotlight, dance music was a cultural phenomenon that did what no other form of music could do – bring people together. It didn't matter what race or sexual orientation you came from because dance music was all about embracing our differences and creating a homogeneous vibe. The music was built heavily on traditional song structures and lots of heart and soul. DJs played whatever it took to get the party going and the music was never predictable. It is with this classic spirit and enthusiasm that New York City's Mr. V targets today's dance music world. Mr. V is a throwback in the purest sense.

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Event: Dub Mission w/ Nickodemus
Venue: Elbo Room
DJs: Nickodemus with Alsarah, DJ Sep
Music: world beats
Cover: $7 presale
Nickodemus has been a force in nightlife and international DJ culture since 1996. He has amassed three highly-regarded albums of original music with accompanying remix records and compilations released on Thievery Corporations ESL imprint and his own Wonderwheel Recordings. He has done remixes of songs by Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Astor Piazolla, The Pimps of Joytime, Mr Scruff, Quantic and many others. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut release, Endangered Species, Nick has put together Wonderworld: 10 Years of Painting Outside The Lines, a special mix CD chronicling his musical evolution over the last decade. Wonderworld is a masterful, seamless mix of 23 career highlights, including original productions and remixes from a vast array of producers from all over the world. Come here it live from the master of good vibes.

Event: Honey Soundsystem w/ Kenji Takimi
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Kenji Takimi
Music: tech-house, alt-disco
Cover: $10 presale
While you might think of Harujuki girls and dreams of sushi when you hear of Japan but for others who are aware of Japan's growing underground scene, the name Kenji Takimi might come to mind. The man has fostered his own nu-disco movement in the heart of Japan and has collaborated with top artists of the field such as DJ Harvey, was featured as the Beats in Space podcast of the year last year, and has played at places like Berlin's famed Homopatik party (one that could be considered the sister party to Honey) . Whether or not you've heard of this artist, you can be sure you can trust Honey Soundsystem when it comes to giving SF debuts for international artists and Honey's built in fanbase will create a top notch crowd no matter where or who is playing. Enjoy the long weekend and spend your extra time with a nice long dance that you can also tell your work mates was a Japanese cultural experience if you are so inclined. (ML)

Event: Sunset Soundsystem Valentine Afterparty
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Brett Johnson, Beaner, Papa Lu, Galen, Solar, Kimmie Le Funk, Woo
Music: house (experimental, deep, funky), techno
Cover: $5 boat attendees, $10-15 @ door
If you're not ready for Valentine's Weekend to end, then get to Monarch on Sunday. Following the Sunset Valentine Formal Boat Party, the crew is heading to Monarch to keep the party going. Brett Johnson will be on hand dropping those soulful grooves and techno beats we love so much. Joining him is Beaner, a DJ who clearly has a good sense of humor judging by his tongue-in-cheek bio. His signature house sound is all over the place, going from experimental to deep to soulful and back again. Papa Lu, Galen and Solar hold it down in the catacombs as well, while Kimmie Le Funk and Woo keep the WERD Lounge popping. End you Valentine's weekend on a high note! (CQ)


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Houspitality @ F8

AYLE @ Public Works