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Sacred Dance
This is the 6th year for the Opulent Temple fundraiser, Sacred Dance. This event is a 'white attire party', one that mirrors a similar event held yearly on the Playa by OT, one of the biggest and flashiest of the soundcamps to emerge from San Francisco. The event will be held in the Bently Reserve, a beautiful downtown building that has been known to host evening-gown attire gala balls as well as top-tier Burner raves. The money raised will go to Opulent Temple's nonprofit of the same name as the event. There will be a steady lineup of Opulent Temple resident DJs like Syd Gris and MetaTek as well as belly dancing and and 'chill sets' for when you're ready to tone it down a bit. With parties like this and groups like Opulent Temple, you know that "The Playa Provides", even when you're not in the desert. Date: Friday, April 3, Time: 9pm-3am, Cover: $60, link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Taboo this Fri at Club BNB


Link Of The Week
Spend some time with The Daily Show's next host Trevor Noah: Trevor Noah joins executive producer Steve Bodow and writer Jo Miller for a conversation about Trevor's comedy roots in South Africa and the international perspective he brings to The Daily Show. link Here


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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Vincent Lemieux, Sean Murray, and Mike Cashen
Music: microhouse, deep house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


Wednesday night heralds the return of Vincent Lemieux, one of the curators of the famed MUTEK Montreal, to weekly shindig Housespitality. Collaborations with artists such as Guillaume Coutu-Dumont (as Flabbergast) and Stephen Beaupré (as Brandy Snifter) have expanded the reach of his considerable talents. Lemieux's musical approach places an emphasis on stringing together structures of sounds much like a mason would solder two pieces of metal into one seamless bond; the fun is in the mixing. An exponent of Montreal's tradition of microhouse, Lemieux's sets will often weave in welcome surprises, such as flashes of piano keys or jazz horns on top of scintillating glitchy percussion, providing a play of contrasts. His selections are as danceable as they are cerebral, so expect a treat for your body and mind. With local favorites Sean Murray on opening duty and Mike Cashen manning the groove lounge, this bill is reason enough to call into work sick on Thursday. (RK)

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Event: Simone White
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Simone White (vocals), Moon B (live), and Sure Thing residents EULA, Aaron J, Dhra & Prawns
Music: experimental, house, techno, wave
Cover: $10


A bit of a departure from their usual beat-fix satisfying bookings, Sure Thing has decided to try something different and bring the ethereal cooing of singer/songwriter Simone White to the dance club. White however, is no stranger to electronic music, having had collaborations with the likes of Kassem Mosse under her belt. Her silvery vocals glide along beautifully, taking a folk palette and painting an experimental landscape with it. Moon B's distinctive productions work out pretty melodies that are at once dreamlike and understated. His sound is lo-fi and plays with flicks of reverberating synths, often without relying on 4/4 time signatures. Alongside these two the Sure Thing residents will be on support duties, and it will be a treat to hear all of these artists on Public Works' newly embellished Funktion One soundsystem. (RK)

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Event: Brass Tax Last First Friday
Venue: Amnesia
DJs: Banned Rehearsal (live), Live Evil (live), Fred Funk, Loosebeats, Ernie Trevino and more Brass Tax residents
Music: breakbeats, jazz
Cover: $5-10
Brass Tax is a big name in the San Francisco party scene. The crew has a 'happy sunshine' vibe and an eclectic musical taste that allows for a great community to come together for events, whether it has been this first Friday event at Amnesia or variety of free outdoor parties around the Bay. Tonight, however, is the farewell party to their time at Amnesia and the BT crew will be sending it off in style with two live bands, a march down Valencia street, and all your favorite Brass Tax residents. Capacity will be tight, so be sure to grab a presale and see what other surprises the crew have in store. (ML)

Event: DJ Dan
Venue: Slide
DJs: DJ Dan, DJ Mes, Avid and Giannini
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale, $15
As a lover of house music, I am extremely familar with veteran DJ Dan. Introducing the world to his blend of house beats, known as West Coast house, DJ Dan took the music scene by storm. The breaks, techno and dubbed tinged house were and still are fan favorites, as is evident by DJ Dan holding the #9 position on the major dance poll, 'America's Best DJ.' Also, his EDC set from 2014 received rave reviews, so you know this show will be a good one!l Joining him will be DJ Mes and Avid and Giannini, each dropping their own blend of funky beats. (CQ)

Event: Gui Boratto
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Gui Boratto, Blu Farm, Matt Hubert
Music: tech-house
Cover: $20-25
For almost 10 years now, Gui Boratto has been pumping out huge, emotive floor killers for Michael Mayer's tech-house powerhouse Kompakt Records. Those 10 years have seen Gui touring non-stop on the international circuit, playing some of the biggest clubs out there regularly. Recently, Gui's been a bit quieter than usual, peppering the recent years with an EP here and there. The end of 2014, however, saw the release of his 4th album, Abaporu, and the announcement of plans for a label of his own D.O.C., a label he hopes to use to eschew the preoccupation with genre and style. Catch him at Mighty for a live set of his productions past and present. On support will be Blu Farm and Matt Hubert. (AO)

Event: Lee Foss
Venue: Audio
DJs: Lee Foss, J.Remy, Glade Luco, Chemical Ali
Music: tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Over the years, Lee Foss has found himself as one of the most successful names in house music. With a career that's found him at the head of the Hot Creations label, remixing Lana Del Ray and now working with MK and rising house vocalist Anabel Englund, Lee Foss has undeniably played a major part in the creation of the vocal-heavy, extremely popular crossover house of Crosstown Rebels and his own Hot Creations. Whether it's with Jamie Jones as Hot Natured, or with vocal-chopping addict MK and "Reverse Skydiving" Anabel Englund, Lee Foss sure knows how to make a hit. Catch him playing with support form J.Remy going B2B with Glade Luco, and Chemical Ali. (AO)

Event: Nic Fanciulli
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Nic Fanciulli, Elvi: Base
Music: house, techno
Cover: $20
Ultra Worldwide and Resistance for Base present the Around the World Tour, featuring the one and only Nic Fanciulli. It truly is the around the world tour, as Nic begins his tour in Toronto and travels to a different country each night. In fact, this SF stop is the ONLY US city on the tour, which explains why tickets are selling quickly, so don't sleep on this. Also on deck is Elvi from Base, making this one banging party. Grab your dancing shoes and come shake your booty at the Around the World Tour. (CQ)

Event: Smoke N' Mirrors w/Joeski
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Joeski, Shiny Objects, M3, Lisbona
Music: house
Cover: $10-15 presale
Born in Brooklyn and raised Queens DJ, producer and label owner Joeski has been rocking the house scene since the early 90s. Joeski began his career in the historic NYC club scene where his sound moved the crowd at venues such as Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and NASA. As a producer Joeski needs no introduction, with hit release on labels such as Defected, Desolat, Poker Flat, Kling Klong and Suara it is safe to say that any proper house DJ has a Joeski track in his set. In the 2000 Joeski started his own label called Maya Records and the idea behind the label was find a home where his friends could express their musical talents as producers. 2014 has proven to the world that Joeski is force to be reckoned with and rest assure that 2015 will continue to showcase that talent.

Event: The Sounds of Tomorrow
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Esta, IAMNOBODI, Jay Prince, Joe Kay
Music: future bass, hip-hop, house, techno, soul
Cover: $20
Soulection presents The Sounds of Tomorrow North American Homecoming Tour 2015 this Friday at 1015. Soulection is a record label, radio show, and collective filled with a plethora of DJs from all kinds of musical backgrounds. First up is Esta, a DJ and producer who's made quite the name for himself when he played the Boiler Room in London. Prior to that, he was remaking theme songs to childhood cartoons and posting them to Tumblr, so he was no stranger to remixing and making things his own. Next up is IAMNOBODI, whose neo-soul and hip-hop sound make him a fan favorite. Rounding out the lineup is Jay Prince and co-founder Joe Kay, each dropping the bass-laden beats. (CQ)

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Event: Classixx
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Classixx (DJ Set), Tropical, Jeffrewy Paradise
Music: funky house
Cover: $20-25 Presale
Classixx has become one of the most respected duos in dance music; a group equally adept at creating ubiquitous remixes and scene-creating DJ sets as their own funk-drenched house productions. Growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Oak Park, David and Blake met in middle school, with the former soaking up everything from Guns N' Roses to New Age guitars while the latter was deep into West Coast punk.

Event: Guy Gerber
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Guy Gerber, Mark Slee, Peter Blick, the Dem Suckaz crew
Music: house, tech-house, progressive house, techno
Cover: $15-25
One of the most recognizable names in the biz, Guy Gerber is a prolific Israeli producer that's been cranking out house music for 13 years now, be it his more tribal and progressive house stuff from from the 2000's to his vocal-heavy, Crosstown Rebels flavored stuff of today. Recently, Gerber's received some negative attention for releasing an album with P Diddy, but get past the name on the cover and it's really just the new Gerber album, with some sampled Diddy vocals here and there - something that would have gone over a ton better were it not for P Diddy's yesteryear superstar status. Cityfox's Mark Slee and Public Works owner Peter Blick (happy birthday Peter) will be playing the rest of the night, with the Dem Suckaz crew playing earlier in the loft. (AO)

Event: Hard French x Honey Soundsystem
Venue: El Rio
DJs: Josh Cheon, Robot Hustle, Carnita, Brown Amy
Music: funk, soul
Cover: $10
April is officially the start of spring in most of the world, where the hibernating bears (puns intended) come out once more to play. Although in San Francisco summer appears in October, February and of course April as well, we're still pretty thrilled when a top notch party, like this killer collab of two of SF's favorite gay parties, join forces for a day party on El Rio's glorious balcony and offer free BBQ to boot! While Hard French is no stranger to the Outer Mission's favorite outdoor drinking dive, partnering up with Honey Soundsystem is an exciting touch to an already popular party. Honey residents Josh Cheon and Robot Hustle will be showcasing their favorite in funk and soul to mesh nicely with the usual HF crowd and resident DJs. Enjoy a photobooth, dance babes and drinks and sunshine. Spring has most certainly sprung. (ML)

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Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Kevin Knapp
Music: house
Cover: $5 presale
Kevin Knapp is no stranger to music. He's a vocalist, DJ and producer all rolled into one, his music paying homage to the various locations in which he's lived. He's got a little San Francisco flavor mixed with a little southern swag, making his beats some of the most in demand. He's risen to international fame, and in 2013 decided to make his new home in the global techno capital of the world, Berlin. Help welcome him back to San Francisco this Sunday at Monarch, as he throws down his signature sound. (CQ)


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