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How Weird 2015
Calling all freaks and oddballs! Your day to shine is finally here, celebrating all that is weird in the Bay Area. I'm talking about the How Weird Street Faire, the festival that encompasses Howard and 2nd Streets. This shindig goes from mid-day til dark, the perfect amount of time to let things get just a little bit strange. Don your most eclectic outfit and unleash your inner weird as you enjoy circus acts, acrobatics, crazy art, music and much much more. Some of your favorite crews returns to hold it down musicallly, hosting various stages throughout the event. Look for banging beats to be provided by crews like Symbiosis, Enchanted Forest, Muti Music, Northern Nights and much much more. Also returning are the "So You Think You Can DJ" game and the world dance stages hosted by Underground Nomads and Hookahdome. New this year is the dub stage hosted by Mountain Lion Hi-Fi and a special house stage, hosted by some veterans in the dance scene. In a city that celebrates diversity, it's no surprise that we have a festival honoring us all an individuals. Come out and show the bay just How Weird you can get. Date: Sun 4/26, Time: noon-8pm, Place: Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Cover: $15 presale, $20 at event, link More Info (CQ)

Sunset Soundsystem + Disco Knights Spring Boat Party
Bay Area crew Sunset Soundsystem prepares for Croatia's epic Garden Festival with a spring boat party in the city. They are teaming up with Disco Knights for a picturesque nautical journey around the bay jam packed with great music. The featured act is the much lauded Kim Ann Foxman, who has been making waves with countless sold out gigs around the globe and brilliant releases on her new label, Firehouse Records. Foxman's DJing gets down to the gritty business of jacking your body, featuring rhythms often localized out of New York's formidable dance music history. Her sets have a high energy approach to house music that inspires you to get down rather than merely contemplate individual tracks in a removed sort of fashion; no disinterested shuffling permitted while she's attempting to make you have a religious experience! Like any Sunset endeavor the atmosphere and production value of this party will be phenomenal. In addition to Foxman, Sunset residents will be on support duties along with residents from Disco Knights and a slew of other local talent. In short, expect a patented San Francisco experience like no other. Date: Sun 4/26 Time: 5pm, Place: Aboard The San Francisco Spirit, Pier 3 - Washington at Embarcadero - SF, Cover: $55-65, link More Info (RK)

Before the Wrecking Ball
In this week's sadder narrative, a Mission space close to our hearts and the soles (and souls) of our dancing shoes, will shutter its doors due to, what else, The Man movin' on in. Inner Mission is going the way of so many other beloved spaces and it is important to take these last moments to enjoy it for what it was - an art space, a workshop, a dance haven. You'll recognize the space from the outside as you notice all the Berlin-worthy street art surrounding the metal doorway. Enter and you'll remember great semi-underground events in recent years and the collective work of SpaceCraft artists, an art collective who will be hosting this goodbye party. The event will feature one night exhibitions, live performances, installations and visual art. Along with video artists and fringe indie music DJs, this will be a night to remember as this space turns from art and music safe and fun space into something else. San Francisco, I can see your Wrecking Ball, but we're not letting you in without a little fun first. Date: Friday 4/24, Time: 7pm-11pm, Place: InnerMission (CellSpace), Cover: TBA. link More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Sands of Time this Sun at How Weird Street Faire


Link Of The Week
John Oliver: Doomsday Sign-off: CNN produced an actual doomsday video to broadcast when the world is ending and it's incredibly dull. We've enlisted Martin Sheen to help make humanity's final moments happier! link Here

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Event: Housespitality ft. Solar (Bday Set)
Venue: F8
DJs: Solar, Tyrel Williams, Mike Bee
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 11PM w RSVP/$5 b4 11 and $10 after


Housespitality welcomes back local legend Solar Langevin for a special extended birthday set. Calling Solar a seasoned selector is an almost comical understatement as his taste and skill are both beyond formidable. His recent Dekmantel podcast is an accurate distillation of why the bay area treasures him: he is a sound explorer unafraid of mucking about in the more bizarre reaches of musical terrain, all the while staying mindful of what physically moves an audience. With standout podcasts for forward thinking institutions such as Chicago's Hugo Ball and Resident Advisor under his belt, his talents are gaining exposure on an international level. (RK)

Event: Morning Gloryville
Venue: Cellspace
DJs: Chemical Ali, Halloran, Danis
Music: house, techno, bass
Cover: $20


In case you've been living under a rock, you know that the legendary Cellspace venue will soon be no more. As a result, Morning Gloryville is hosting a final party at the club this Wednesday morning, and of course, you're invited. But, this isn't like a normal party, as it starts bright and early at 630am, but don't worry, they'll have healthy tasty food and drinks to get your morning going right. Start your day by dancing to the musical styles of Chemical Ali, Halloran and Danis, or by getting in a 'wake-me up' massage or perhaps even a little yoga; do whatever it takes to get you moving in the AM. You don't even have to get out of your PJs; in fact, it's encouraged that you wear those, a costume or whatever you feel like, so just do you. Help say goodbye to Cellspace in true Morning Gloryville fashion. (CQ)

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Event: BASE: Adana Twins
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Adana Twins
Music: tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 11 with rsvp


Straight outta "Hamburg house city", Adana Twins helped secure their home's reputation for deep grooves with a series of early EPs that have made them among the most buzz-worthy acts to emerge from the German media capital. Placing repeatedly in the pole position on both Resident Advisor and Beatport charts, the duo of Take It Easy and Friso have found their way into the record bags and track list's of the world's top DJs, while comfortably establishing their own sound where sleek beats and clever sampling are only a small piece of a bigger musical vision that began to form during a previous era.

Event: Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def)
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Yasiin Bey, Jahi as PE 2.0, Antique, Soul from the O, Mr. E, Leydis, Mackswell
Music: hip-hop, rap
Cover: $35


The artist formerly known as Mos Def is coming to 1015 for a night of conscious hip-hop. You may not be familiar with the name Yasiin Bey, but you're familiar with the man. Making quite the name for himself using the moniker Mos Def, Yasiin Bey has decided to move in a different direction, feeling that he did all he could under Mos Def. Now it's time to expand and move forward. He'll be joined by Jahi as PE 2.0, Antique and Soul from the O as they open the night, while Mr. E, Leydis and Mackswell provide the beats. Get to 1015 to end your Thursday on a good night. (CQ)

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Event: 2015 CNTRL: w/ Richie Hawtin
Venue: DNA Lounge
DJs: Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, matrixxman, Ean Golden
Music: tech-house, deep house, techno, progressive
Cover: $35-40
Believe it or not, but Richie Hawtin is actually coming to town and is playing at a local venue that often doesn't get the credit it deserves as one of the city's best clubs. The only venue that comes with a 24-hour pizza shop next door - and one that serves vegan pizza to boot - will play host to this daylong festival run by CNTRL to inspire young students of electronic music to use their creativity, and discover the individuality to be achieved even when your music could alternately be read as pages of binary code. The event is touring colleges with a variety of visiting panelists. The San Francisco edition of the event will feature the M-Nus head, Ibiza star and one of the last remaining superstars not to have entirely sold out to EDM: Richie Hawtin alongside German technomeister Chris Liebing and San Francisco's own Matrixxman. The day will begin with lectures and then a discussion with the panelists before they get down to showing the audience what they could achieve with electronic music by showing them how it's done. This event is 18+, so that aspiring techno-heads can get some education in proper creativity and proper partying. (ML)

Event: Brouhaha ft. Chrissy
Venue: Brix (formerly Riddim)
DJs: Chrissy, Citizen Zain
Music: house, disco
Cover: $7-10
The East Bay will see Chicago's Chrissy slay the decks with his encyclopedic knowledge of banging house and disco cuts, courtesy of SF based music crew Brouhaha. Chrissy co-runs the Nite Owl Diner label that put out The Black Madonna's much beloved 'Stay' EP in 2014. He releases music ranging from 128 bpm stomp worthy house and funky disco to dirty, comical hip hop footwork tracks under his Chrissy Murderbot moniker. His vast underground knowledge is a rare gift and he will surely play tracks most have not heard of unless they profess some membership of music intelligentsia. KALX Radio's Citizen Zain shall be on support duties. (RK)

Event: Dirtybird
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Worthy, J Philip
Music: house
Cover: $15 b4 11, $20 after
Grab your dancing shoes and get to Mezzanine Friday for an evening featuring the Dirtybird players. If you're into house beats, then you should know this crew well. This night features some of players getting down and dirty the only way this crew knows how. Throwing down some funky beats will be Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Worthy and J Philip, each repping the Dirtybird name the best way they know how, with the funkiest tracks possible. Get down to their 4-on-the-floor, bass-laden sound at Mezzanine and get your weekend started off right. (CQ)

Event: Paul Oakenfold
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Paul Oakenfold
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $30-35 Presale
When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold it's hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over 3 decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today. His most recent works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity in artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him not 1 but 2 Grammy Nominations for his works. Whether you are listening to a CD, watching a commercial, going to a club or playing a video game; Paul's omnimedia presence is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon.

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Event: Honey Soundsystem pres. Tornado Wallace
Venue: Beatbox
DJs: Tornado Wallace, Shawn Reynaldo
Music: house, techno, disco
Cover: $10-20
Honey Soundsystem's party this weekend comes with quite a few surprises! First off, we're seeing a return to Beatbox, a stripped down, back-to-basics of a spot that hasn't seen much use from the city's music-first promoters like Honey and AYLI in quite some time now. In addition, opening for the night's headliner, Shawn Reynaldo will be playing a farewell set of sorts. Part of both the XLR8R and Icee Hot teams, Shawn's been an SF staple for a while now but takes his leave to lands exotic soon enough. And lastly, with only one other DJ on the bill all night, we can be optimistic Tornado Wallace may be playing a good, long extended set tonight! Tornado Wallace co-runs Animals Dancing, a party-turned-label with a hell of a hot first release -just ask Solar - holds a residency at Melbourne's Revolver Upstairs party, and carries an exceptional ability in crafting dancefloor cuts in the intriguing realms between today's house, techno, and disco. With releases on standout labels from the get-go, like Sleazy Beats, Delusions of Grandeur, and Lovefingers' ESP Institute, its easy to see Tornado is a force to be reckoned with and not one to miss. (AO)

Event: Mammoth Hearts
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Hoj, Deep Jesus, Zach Walker, Evan Casey, Kevin Andersen, Bells & Whistles, Moe Moe, Justin Campbell, Derek Hana
Music: tech-house, progressive
Cover: $25-30
Burning Man fever is rising in all of us and goodness knows that although it's only April, the festival season has begun. To celebrate, it's a collaboration of festival crews tonight at Mighty. Pink Mammoth, your favorite queer house camp, and the Desert Hearts' Pile Palace, hosts of top fave Burn set this past year with Nikita & Patrick Gil, join together for a night of pink pile fun. All proceeds go towards funding a return trip for these camps to the Playa, a place that we all know wouldn't be the same without them. Dress up like you're in Black Rock City for extra points and extra joy. Get ready dust off your heartstrings to prepare them for a fresh redusting. (ML)

Event: The People
Venue: The New Parish
DJs: DJ Hanif
Music: house
Cover: $5 b4 10pm, $10 after
ThePeople is an Oakland event series that puts the focus on the locals - local artists, DJs, food vendors and more are showcased in an effort to reaffirm Oakland as a tastemaking community. This time, they're doing it up at The New Parish with guest DJ Hanif on the decks, founder of Relevant Sound and a DJ with a taste for smooth, jazzy house fit for a sunny place like Oakland. Cali, Cecil, and Heylove will all also play, and live painting, artisan vendors, and local cuisine will also be featured! (AO)

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Event: Sunset & Disco Knights Garden Festival Get Together Boat Afterparty
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Galen, Solar, Disco Knights DJ
Music: house
Cover: $5
In case you weren't able to get a ticket for the Sunset Boat Party, never fear, you have another opportunity to catch those delicious house beats . The Sunset crew, along with the Disco Knights DJs are taking over Monarch afterwards for an after party of epic proportions. Just in case boats weren't your thing, Galen, Solar and some of the Disco Knight residents will make the earth quake and your booty shake with their funky house beats. End your weekend surrounded by other house heads, which will surely help your week start off right. (CQ)


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