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Sunset Season Opener
I don't know about you, but I always look forward to the Sunset Season Opener. It signifies so many things: the start of festie season, a reunion of all my homies and the fact that house music will never die. After 20 years, this party is still going just as strong, if not stronger. The weather's been so nice, almost like summer, so a day party at Stafford Lake is just what the doctor ordered. And the crew moved the party back to the original date, just in time to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Longer days, more sunshine, yes, please!. DJ Schnezzy opens the party with a 2 hour set honoring the fallen Nick (Nicole) Mason, while your residents Galen, Solar and J-Bird hold it down for the rest of the day. Delicious funky house beats all day long, with some tasty treats provided by Me So Hungry and Ultra Crepes food trucks. The rules for entrance have changed a bit this year, so be sure to check the event page for full details. Event ends at sun down, though there's an afterparty at Monarch for those who want to keep partying. Date: Sun 3/22, Time: 11am-7pm, Place: Stafford Lake, Novato, Cover: $25 car/truck, link More Info (CQ)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for BASE: Butch this Thur at Harlot


Link Of The Week
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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Ryan Crosson, Dax Lee, Ilya Galperin, plus Special Surprise Guest
Music: house, techno
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


Housepitality welcomes internationally renowned visionary DJ / Producer Ryan Crosson for an intimate midweek exclusive showcase. Ryan's musical output is shaped by pioneering artists like Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson and Moodymann. Ryan and his partners in Visionquest have honed a whole new landscape of lush, organic techno and more esoteric leftfield electronica, gambling against the predicable to introduce emerging talent like Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Footprinz, Laura Jones and Mathew Burton to the record buying public. Their efforts were rewarded when their label was voted number seven in Resident Advisor's 2011 label poll, no mean feat given that it's back catalogue has only recently hit double digits.

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Venue: Harlot
DJs: BUTCH, L. Lisbona
Music: techno, house
Cover: no cover with rsvp b4 11


Constantly working in parallels - drenched by a potent mixture of juxtaposition and fluidity in both his sets and his productions - Bülent Gürler AKA Butch, fuses the grey-area space between music of the body and mind. the Alzey-born, Mainz raised entity has released on leading imprints such as Desolat, Cocoon, Rekids, Sei Es Drum and beyond, while maintaining a solid DJ schedule that's seen him opening the minds and hearts of crowds at fabric, Time Warp and his continuing residency at Berlin's Watergate. Techno heads love Butch, house heads love Butch, as well as the deep and dirty and the light & bright. Few artists flow through genres and emotional landscapes with such ease and fluidity as Bülent, challenging preconceptions of the dance-floor and the expected outcome in the process. It's true that with Butch, you never know what to expect, other than consistently fresh and unique output.

Event: One Night in Cómeme
Venue: Public Works (Loft)
DJs: Matias Aguayo, Lena Willikens, Christian S.
Music: minimal techno, house
Cover: $12 presale


The Chilean born DJ and vocalist Matias Aguayo has quite the unique sound. Originally at the forefront of the Minimal Techno movement as one half of the group Closer Musik, Matias eventually turned to terrain with more of a world music flair. He's collaborated with rock artists like Battles on their single 'Ice Cream' and has released full length albums like 'Ay Ay Ay' that held emphasis on the use of the human voice. His single 'I Don't Smoke' was released on kompakt last year and did real wonders on the dance floor. With it's tongue and cheek message and Garageband-like instrument samples, tracks like these are redefining this artist altogether.

Event: UMEK
Venue: Audio
DJs: UMEK, Taj
Music: tech-house, techno
Cover: $10 b4 11pm, $10-15 presale


Buckle your seat belts because the one and only UMEK roll's into Audio this Thursday night. The Slovenian born producer and DJ has been setting trends and rocking dance floors for two decades now -- and still shows no signs of slowing down. He's tireless in his techno and tech house production and with more than 100 gigs per year, probably one of the busiest techno DJs out there. Having conquered most of world's biggest stages and festivals, UMEK started his own weekly radio show "Behind the Iron Curtain," which immediately landed on dozens of the world's hippest EDM radio stations. Catch this globetrotting legend as he stops in to our emerald city.

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Event: Afrolicious & Caldelaria
Venue: Great American Music Hall
DJs: Afrolicious, Caldelaria, Los Discos Duro
Music: Latin fusion, cumbia dub
Cover: $15-39.95
This Friday, the Great American Music Hall honors Latina America with three bands who'll get you moving. First up is Afrolicious, the live percussion multi-piece band that features brother DJs Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz. Famous for the weekly of the same name, this band has evolved to include MC's, a horn section and the aforementioned DJs and percussion, creating a live musical experience that's full of bass and energy. Joining them will be Caldelaria, a band founded right here in Oakland that created a sound all their own, called cumbia dub. They combine elements of cumbia with reggae and dub, fresh takes on classic beats. Rounding out the lineup is Los Discos Duro, so if you're in the mood to practice your salsa moves, this event is for you. (CQ)

Event: Andhim + Frank & Tony
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Andhim, Frank & Tony, Bells & Whistles, Nick Williams
Music: deep house
Cover: $15-25
Tonight's a night of pairing. Upstairs and downstairs will be filled with two different flavors of deep house, by two guest DJ duos, from two different continents, and with two excellent choices of local support to round the night out. Andhim is an incredibly quickly rising DJ duo from Cologne, Germany with an indisputable talent for turning an entire library of samples into modern, melodic, and certainly catchy deep house cuts. I liken them to the less funky, "indie" counterpart to Max Graef, the sample-working wonderchild from Berlin. In the loft will be Frank & Tony from Brooklyn. Made up of Adultnapper and Anthony Collins, these guys will be keeping the loft hypnotized and dancing. Striking closer to what deep house originally meant, Frank & Tony are all about keeping the music minimal and the sounds warm. The result is a palette of cozy, chill vibes with a hidden edge underneath. All in all, a great selection of talent at Public Works this Friday. (AO)

Event: Damian Lazarus
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Damian Lazarus, Rooz, Bo, DJ M3
Music: tech-house, deep house
Cover: $20
Damian Lazarus is a name in deep house. An important one. As the leader of top label Crosstown Rebels, Lazarus could be said to be the man who launched deep house and tech-house from underground and undiscovered to the "Underground Stage" at pop music fest Ultra in Miami. Say what you will about the shift of America's youth from EDM to our precious deep house and acid sounds, but Lazarus has accomplished a popularity that is impressive not only for his entrepreneurship in running his label but also in created a sound that appealed to a techno intelligentsia as well as aesthetically concerned youngsters who previously knew as much about Underground Resistance as they did ancient Greek. Considering his visionary status, you can be sure he didn't get there without the support of some great music in his record bag. Hear tonight what Lazarus has to play to hear the sounds that inspired a pop cultural shift. (ML)

Event: Max Graham
Venue: Audio
DJs: Max Graham
Music: techno, progressive
Cover: $10-25 presale
Born in London but raised in Canada, Max Graham has become a well-known name amongst international dance music fans across multiple genres. From his early days learning his craft at Atomic nightclub in Ottawa to his current tour diary that boasts over 75 countries, Max continues to enthrall fans both in and out of the booth. With hits like "Sun in the Winter," "Nothing Else Matters," and "The Evil ID," his ambitious Open-to-Close DJ sets, and his renowned weekly show 'Cycles Radio', Max has shown time and time again that he knows how to make and play records that get the dance floor moving.

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Event: Felix Da Housecat
Venue: Audio
DJs: Felix Da Housecat, Andrew Phelan
Music: house, electro-disco, acid, techno
Cover: $10 b4 11p w/ rsvp, $15 presale
Dedicated to making the people dance. Felix is one of those rare, charisma-oozing characters, whose musical and mental eccentricity come from a genuine place. He's never afraid to take a risk to reach new ground. It's this blend of qualities that has kept him in such high reverence in the electronic field for two decades now, and which has ensured that his music has been a consistently captivating force. An ever-moving target, his various incarnations have seen him morph from resolute acid and techno warrior to avant-garde nu-skool electro-disco pioneer to the man who gave one of the world's most famous rappers a new lease of house-infused life long before major labels were putting every urban artist on their books over anemic 4/4 beats.

Event: Jimmy Edgar
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Jimmy Edgar, Papa Lu, Benjamin Vallery
Music: techno, house, tech-house, funk, r&b
Cover: $10-25
Without a doubt, Jimmy Edgar is easily one of the most interesting characters on the international DJ circuit right now. Playing Detroit raves at the tender young age of 15 and signing to Warp probably before he was even 21, the fez-wearing, notoriously sexually-energized artist has gone on to become one of the most in-demand DJs on the circuit as well as a tastemaker as head of the Ultramajic imprint - a part-label part-design-house entity featuring much of Edgar's own surreal visuals for cover art. These days, Jimmy Edgar's music, and Ultramajic's in general at that, focuses on a sort of sharp-edged, funky techno sound perfect for raving, but his fondness for R&B and funk are never hidden too far away, and it's no secret that these influences work their way into his sets sometimes. An excellent DJ and producer for sure, with a ton of character to match, Monarch should be going off tonight. (AO)]

Event: John Digweed
Venue: Mighty
DJs: John Digweed, Pedro Arbulu & Santiago Lopez and more
Music: progressive house
Cover: $40-50
If you think you've heard enough about John Digweed you probably haven't actually heard John Digweed. The progressive house icon, frequent Sasha-collaborator, Bedrock Records creator and resident at some of the world's top clubs over the course of the last two decades has made him a professional DJ who knows how to rock a club and bring it from 0 to rave in not so many seconds. That said, going to a Digweed party usually involves no party levels that are anywhere close to zero. With such a longstanding career, Digweed's fans range from lifelong househeads who "remember that time in the 90s" to newer electronic fans who couldn't possible dive head first into the culture without stumbling upon the name and music of this great. Digweed's special connection to SF might have to do with his 'headlining' the rave in the SF rave film classic 'Groove', and our city must be forever grateful. It'll be a mighty good time tonight to hear the sound of the past, present, and yet still the future with Digweed. (ML)

Event: Lee Burridge
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Lee Burridge, Bo, Rachel Torro, Lonely Boy, Matt Hubert, Bob Campbell
Music: deep house, tech-house
Cover: $15-30
Lee Burridge is a dance music character who has been heating up decks worldwide since he discovered dance music in some British field in the late 80s (sound familiar? Minus the British bit of course). He has since become one of those constantly touring DJs, whose name titters around year-end best DJ lists, sometimes near the top, othertimes further down but often breaking top 100. He contributed to creating a Hong Kong house scene in the 90s and spun tracks at those crazy Thai Full Moon Parties, perhaps even before they 'sold out'. His festival credentials range from Coachella to Loveparade and more than a number of successful sets on the Robot Heart bus at Burning Man. He is a festie fave and knows how to start the real vibe. A true professional and a love of a good deep rave, hear him out tonight with local outfit Rolling Tuff occupying the loft. (ML)

Event: The Show
Venue: The EndUp
DJs: Spacebyrdz, Antares Guerena, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10 w/ rsvp, $20 door
The Show and The Endup present an after-hours marathon featuring the SpaceByrdz also known as Alex "Annexx" Clark and Oscar Molina, Spacebyrdz have been holding down Vegas and heating up dance floors since their inception at a warehouse party in downtown LA in 2007. California homegrown but Vegas cultivated, Spacebyrdz have held strong and true to the deep tech(no) in their soul slowly shaping and giving culture to an over saturated city by providing an outlet and a scene with their RiffRaff Saturday parties that showcase their music, music from their label (RiffRaff), along with all the best the underground has to offer. When not busy saving souls from the Vegas mainstream, these two heavyweights can be found traveling the world from Sonar in Barcelona to BPM in Mexico to Lovelife in San Diego and anywhere and everywhere in between. Unpretentious and unassuming, it always has been and always will be all about the music for these boys.

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Event: Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique
Venue: The Fillmore
DJs: Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique
Music: rap, hip-hop
Cover: $27
Hip-hop and rap lovers, rejoice! Two of the most prolific and gifted linguists come to rock the walls of The Fillmore. First is Brooklyn based Talib Kweli, a conscious and socially aware rapper whose made quite the name for himself over his 20 year career. Reinventing himself and his message yet again, Kweli returns with a new album, one he's spent the last 3 years creating. Prisoner of Conscious (POC) explores a new vibe and collaborations for an artistic awakening that he's excited to share with the world. Joining him will be Immortal Technique, another rapper who uses his voice to speak out about social injustices, immigration issues and the like. He's an activist, keeping the public aware of global issues and rapping with a purpose. If rap and hip-hop are your thing, this is one event not to be missed. (CQ)


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