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Yuri's Night
San Francisco loves a couple of things. Sunshine. Food. Good music. Good friends. An appreciation for knowledge and history. Happy hour. This Friday, Yuri's Happy Hour combines all of these things as we head out to Pier 70, site of the beloved Halloween Ghost Ship party and other out-there raves. Tonight's event will feature more than just a party though, although Burning Man fave crew the Space Cowboys will be spinning tunes. Their name goes along with the evening's theme of space, with the name of the night honoring Yuri Gagarin: the first astronaut in space. In addition to tunes from the likes of Mancub and Sol, and food from Slider Shack, Me So Hungry, Cluck It Up and more, there will also be a photo booth and clothing vendors from Haight Street fave Wild Feather. Stay after happy hour for a free movie night screening of 80s Val Kilmer classic Real Genius. This is a great way to enjoy the city's beautiful Dogpatch area where you can acquaint yourself with the other 'coast' in San Francisco. Date: Friday, April 10, Time: 4pm, Place: Pier 70, Cover: no cover, link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Till Von Sein this Fri at Club Monarch


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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Santiago Salazar, Kenneth Scott, David Siska
Music: techno
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


Techno wizard Santiago Salazar is a seasoned selector, making a name for himself on Detroit's famed Underground Resistance label. He has a knack for straddling a liminal terrain between house and techno, making your feet fly while setting your soul alight often with vocals that are nothing short of inspirational. But Salazar is no stranger to storming down an aggressive techno warpath at the right time. He creates these spectacular moments where an otherwise repetitive loop is tweaked ever so subtly, washing over the dancefloor and finally reaching a threshold of ecstasy. On support duties, Kenneth Scott and David Siska will be sure to please discerning audiophiles and provide for a night of beautiful music. (RK)

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Event: BASE: Andrea Oliva
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Andrea Oliva, Maxi Storrs
Music: house, techno
Cover: no cover b4 11 with rsvp


This Thursday, get your booty down to Harlot for a night full of banging beats. Prior to playing the two weekends of Coachella, Andrea Oliva will be making a pit stop at Base. In addition to prepping for that epicness, Oliva is also working on his first full length album, due out in May. His concept is based on the idea of Original Sin, Adam and Eve and really explores love at every level. His passion and drive are evident in all his projects, so you know this party will be full of delicious house beats. He'll be joined by Maxi Storrs, a DJ who cut his teeth on the underground techno sound of SF before embarking on world domination through parties and music. He's been all over and now he's coming back to the Bay to show all he's learned. Don't miss out on this high energy night. (CQ)

Event: Concert for Justice
Venue: The New Parish
DJs: Dizzy Wright, Casey Veggies, Pell, and Bastiengoat. Rev. Wanda Johnson (Oscar Grant's mother) will be a special guest speaker, co-hosted Erica Garner
Music: rap, hip-hop
Cover: $30 presale


What's scarier than police profiling and killing people of color is that there's little we can do about it––cue the Concert for Justice. Bay Area music provocateurs, HGMNY host this night of innovative R&B, bass-friendly hip-hop and inspiring performances to ignite awareness for the unjust killing of Eric Garner, Oscar Grant and more. This all age-event unites a community that cares with all proceeds going to the Garner family. Eldest daughter, Erica Garner also hosts and performs. Lets get (up)lifted. (JP)

Event: Ghostface Killah and Raekwon
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, DJ Amen, Equipto, Sellassie, Knxwledge, Dibiase, Benito
Music: rap, hip-hop, trap
Cover: $30


If you're a fan of hip-hop and rap, then you are in for a big treat. 1015 and Euphonic Conceptions and Ankh Marketing came together to bring you two members of the ultra super group, the Wu-Tang Clan. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon bring their gritty sound and silver-tongued lyrics for your listening pleasure. These exceptional lyricists continue to impress with their fresh take on hip-hop, which is a welcome after all the crappy stuff out there. Joining these guys will be a bevvy of talent, from DJ Amen, Equipto and Sellassie holding it down in the main room while Knxwledge, Dibiase and Benito keep it locked in the Beat Room. (CQ)

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Event: As You Like It w/ Tale of Us and The Bunker NY
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Tale of Us, Neel, Bryan Kasenic, Christina Chatfield, Rich Korach, Mossmoss, Bells & Whistles
Music: techno, house
Cover: $10 presale, $15
As You Like It returns to Public Works this week with another unsurprisingly stacked lineup brimming with talent. On the main floor, Rich Korach will be warming things up along with Four Sweaters boys Bells & Whistles. They'll be handing things off to Tale of Us, the incredibly popular Italian duo, who'll be playing an extended set for what's likely to be the remainder of the night. Going from being virtually unknown in 2009 to consistently staying near the top of Resident Advisor's annual DJ poll, there's no doubt Tale of Us has something special going for them, and prolific producers and remixers they may be, playing for the crowd is where they truly shine. Things will get a little more techno in the loft, where The Bunker New York is being showcased, featuring Neel (half of Voices From The Lake) as well as The Bunker head honcho Bryan Kasenic. Playing in the loft will also be AYLI mainstay Mossmoss and a live set from the elusive techno wizard Christina Chatfield. (AO)

Event: Gesaffelstein
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Gesaffelstein, Lights Down Low
Music: techno
Cover: $10-20
DJ Dials and 1015 present Mike Levy, aka Gesaffelstein, a Paris DJ who's taking the techno world by storm. He's setting himself apart from the usual dubstep and techno sound that's being played out in France, keeping his sound energetic and dark while also maintaining an emotional side. He keeps dancefloors packed with his different take on a classic sound. And you're in luck, since Gesaffelstein is performing a DJ set, so be sure to get there early. Also on deck will be Lights Down Low, adding support and flavor to the night. (CQ)

Event: Honey Soundsystem and Face present Daniele Baldelli
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Daniele Baldelli, Jason Kendig, Robert Yang, Jacob Sperber, Josh Cheon, and Eug
Music: cosmic disco
Cover: $15-20
Italian disco legend Daniele Baldelli makes a rare appearance friday night at Mighty. Noted for being the originator of Afro-Cosmic Disco in the late 70's, Baldelli taught himself how to mix records at a time technologically where DJ's could do little more than play tracks one after another with a pause. His technical ability combined with a taste for latin and afro rhythm structures make him one of the most sought after DJ's to this day. He was also one of the first to experiment with playing records at vastly different pitch settings, making a slow-burning funk track bang like a techno stomper. This trademark inventiveness is something that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Accompanying Baldelli are the boys from Honey Soundsystem and Face's Eug. (RK)

Event: Till von Sein
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Till von Sein, DJ M3, Anthony Mansfield, dAvi A
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Green Gorilla Lounge, a collective that shares it's creative soul with SF music institutions like Monarch nightclub itself and the beloved Disco Knights sound camp, is bringing San Francisco the sounds of Berlin with Till von Sein. The house aficionado, who has released on labels like Dirt Crew and Suol, shows the sound of the underground house and techno capital through and through with his dancefloor oriented sound that fits perfectly somewhere in the space between late night and early morning. He'll be putting out a new album in the coming months, Precious, so come to Monarch tonight to hear how he does it live. He'll be banging out 808 claps with GG Lounge residents DJ M3, Anthony Mansfield and dAvi A. (ML)

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Event: Concept 03: Process, by Jason Kendig
Venue: Mercer
DJs: Jason Kendig, Will Spencer
Music: house, techno, disco and more
Cover: $15-20
Concept is a relatively new event series at Mercer featuring local talent for an extended set exploring a theme of the artist's choosing, the artist at hand this time being Honey Soundsystem's Jason Kendig. Kendig has been generating a significant amount of buzz as of late, evident in his recent invitation to play at the revered Panorama Bar in Berlin, an interview on Steve Mizek's Little White Earbuds, and an 8-hour set for As You Like It earlier this year in January.While past Concepts have been provided a paragraph or two length description of what's in store for the night by the featured DJ, the only information we're given this time around is the title, "Process", and a mysterious tagline most likely provided by Kendig, "It's about the journey. Mostly". While this third installment of the Concept series remains decidedly enigmatic, given the success of the past Concepts and the incredible finesse of Honey Soundsystem DJ Jason Kendig, this will not be one for the heads to miss. (AO)

Event: Devotion 14th Anniversary
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Ruben Macias, Spen, David Harness, Brian Salazar, Mario Dubbz, Brian Cabalic
Music: house
Cover: rsvp for guestlist
Devotion is celebrating it's 14th anniversary this Saturday at The Endup. Celebrating fourteen years of providing quality house beats and talent for the masses, this event will go from 10pm until the wee hours, so be sure to have your dancing shoes. First up is Ruben Mancias, a veteran in the house music game who keeps his sound deep, but full of vocals and bass. He'll be joined by Spen, a former member of one of the first hip-hop bands Numarx, who wrote the song, 'Girl You Know It's True', made famous by Milli Vanilli, so of course he knows music. David Harness, Brian Salazar, Mario Dubbz and Brian Cabalic round out the lineup, so if you're into house beats, you best get down to The Endup. (CQ)

Event: John Talabot
Venue: Public Works
DJs: John Talabot (DJ Set), Pional, Isee Hot DJs
Music: house, techno
Cover: $17 presale
If there is one person, who has been causing a stir on the international club circuit recently, it is Barcelona's John Talabot. Already his debut "My Old School" (which is meant literally by the way) on Permanent Vacation in 2009 and shortly after that the single " Sunshine", which he put out on his own Hivern Disc imprint, made him one of the most promising musicians of the Spanish electronic scene. And those two releases also already set the mark for John Talabot's unparalleled music: raw, loopy, heavy on the kick drum, sample based, moderate on the tempo, distorted on the drums and light years away from the clean and ever revolving house sound of today. This unique style which also blends influences from afro beat, Detroit techno, Chicago house and cosmic disco, but also northern soul or the energy of Flamenco, immediately turned some heads around. Come check out this legend in the making this Sat at Public Works.

Event: Modular 2 Year Anniversary feat. Sebastian Leger
Venue: Audio Discotech
DJs: Sebastian Leger, Pedro Arbulu, T.R.X.
Music: progressive house, French Touch, tech-house
Cover: no cover before 11pm w/ rsvp, otherwise $10-20
It's now been two years that San Francisco has been enjoying the musical curation work of the Modular crew, who do great work to bring some of the more popular and accessible artists in today's house and techno scene to San Francisco. To celebrate, they'll be hosting a fan favorite at Audio Discotech, a new space that has become their unofficial home in the past year since its opening. Sebastian Leger has already played a few popular parties for the Modular crew and tonight he'll be bringing his A-game that has evolved from his early days as a member of the French Touch revolution (think Daft Punk and Laurent Garnier), and now plays a respected collection of sounds ranging from soulful house to funky techno. This twitter star who fights for the respect of dance music and against the EDM onslaught is ushering in what we're sure will be a great third year for Modular as he spins in front of the light tunnel this Saturday at Audio. (ML)

Event: Salted
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Mr. V, Miguel Migs, Jask, Julius Papp
Music: house
Cover: $15-20; $10 presale
Salted never disappoints, and this Saturday they have yet another heavy hitter - welcoming Sole Channel label boss Mr. V. And if that wasn't enough you'll also be treated to Tampa's favorite JedThai - JASK. They'll be playing along your local favorite house heroes - residents Miguel Migs and Julius Papp who'll be joining the duo headliners for your evening's soundtrack.

Event: Spend The Night With Erol
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Erol Alkan
Music: techno, electro, house, psychedelic
Cover: $15-25
It's not often that DJs get to play an extended set here in SF, but here's one for ya: Erol Alkan all night long. As the man behind Phantasy Sound, Erol has been responsible for releasing interesting left-field music from artists like Daniel Avery, Ghost Culture, and Babe Terror. What sets Erol apart is his love for weirdo guitar music, something that's led to him falling into quite the niche as the go-to remixer for today's more successful indie-psychedelic acts (Connan Mockasin, Margot, Temples..). The Londoner is known mainly for his remix work, but Erol excels behind the decks just as much, his back-to-back sets with labelmate Daniel Avery having been especially praised. With some 5 hours to explore, expect plenty of pounding techno alongside more cerebral selections and more likely than not, a nice handful of unreleased spaced-out psychedelia. (AO)

Event: Squarepusher
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Squarepusher, Mophono, DJ Manitous, OG:Krush
Music: IDM, electronica
Cover: $30-35
Squarepusher might be unconventional, and is probably not your mom's electronic music (she probably hates the bleeps, bloops and blares), but for those discerning about IDM - the oddly named genre of Intelligent Dance Music - Squarepusher is a name not to be missed. This leader of the genre might take the throne almost as high as that of IDM maestro Aphex Twin, although you'd be unlikely to see that elusive star on a stage anytime soon. Squarepusher, nee Tom Jenkinson, on the other hand, does enjoy showing his face (well, kind of, he sometimes wears a mask). His out-there electronica is influenced by more dance-oriented genres like drum n bass, acid and jazz but with a striking hallucinatory and visceral twist. His live performances use Jenkinson's self-created music programming software mixed with live instrumentation and digital processing. Needless to say, f you know a technology nerd who likes techno, this is the show for them! See the live show before Jenkinson comes out with his newest album, Damogen Furies, later this year. (ML)

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Event: WERD w/ Greg Eversoul
Venue: Monarch (upstairs only)
DJs: Greg Eversoul, WERD residents
Music: house
Cover: $5 presale
Longtime SF native Greg Eversoul made the move to Denver in 2010 but returns to the bay often, bringing with him an impressive knowledge of house and techno that has landed him gigs with DJs such as Sasha and Richie Hawtin. Known for deep house grooves that submerge dancers into the darker sounds of the rave spectrum, Eversoul is an impressive producer and selector. Hypothetically speaking, his Ibiza is one that would have survived the apocalypse. Never one to stray from spaced out vocal loops, hearing his sets makes one feel transported to booty shaking dreamscape. He will be sure to put forth a unique experience on Monarch's fantastic sound system. (RK)


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