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The Wet Party
It may not be Vegas or Miami (and we're probably thankful for that), but this doesn't mean that San Francisco can't have a good, old-fashioned pool party complete with daylong pool-side beats and cabana rentals. Featuring local and LA legends like Julius Papp, Frankyh Boissy, and Marques Wyatt, these California house legends will bring you back to an era of sweet sweet sounds accompanied by a poolside party that looks more like it belongs in a Mad Men California fever dream party than something in your own reality. This party has been going on for years and expect lots of old heads to come out for the summer season kick-off party. Because when the sun comes out, it is time to get Wet. Date: Sunday May 24, Time: noon-7pm, Place: Phoenix Hotel, link More Info (ML)

Grey Area Festival
Gray Area Arts + Technology is a San Francisco innovator at the utmost. A new organization that has refurbished underused Mission areas, like their #revivieTheGrand project, and provides exhibits, concerts and discussions on the collaboration of arts and technology in the modern era and for modern, discerning audiences. As what some might call "festie season" has arrived, Gray Area is jumping on the bandwagon - albeit in a progressive, pro-technology fashion. While the weekend-long event includes a Creative Coding Workshop, an exhibition from F.A.T. Gold, a collective of engineers, artists and musicians, and of course the musical nights featuring Lustmord and Nine Inch Nails' Alessandro Cortini in a night with live A/V performances and HD sound projection, and Ghostly International's Shigeto and Teebs, artists from one of the most renowned electronic labels that continually push the envelope in musical production. These shows, and the festival as a whole, prove that TED-style talks and intellectual candy is not the only thing that can demonstrate techonology-forward arts. Date: Fri May 22-Sun May 24, Time: varies, Place: Gray Area Art + Technology, 2665 Mission St, link More Info (ML)

SF Carnaval
This weekend marks the return of SF Carnaval and both days are jam packed with music, dancing and bright colors. Join Samba Conmigo and the colorfully dressed dancers in celebrating all that is Samba. Enjoy the parade that honors Latin American and Caribbean culutres. This years' theme is Agua sagrada, which means sacred water, and the colors of the day include blue, turquoise, white and a bit of gold, so dress accordingly! Holding it down in the role of Grand Marshal is Sheila E., an Oakland native who is no stranger to performing. She's worked with Prince and the legendary Pete Escovedo, who just happens to be her father. He's celebrating his 80th birthday, and 60th anniversary of performing, so you don't want to miss his jam session. The whole weekend is full of floats, drum playing and stilt walkers, in addition to the singing and freestylers getting down and dirty. There is no work on Monday as it's a holiday, so you have no reason to miss this. This is just a taste of what you can expect Saturday and Sunday, so get down to the Mission District to enjoy all this has to offer. Date: Sat/Sun 5/23-24, Time: 9:30am-7pm, Place: Mission District, on Harrison St btwn 16th and 24th Streets, link More Info (CQ)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for As You Like It this Fri at Monarch


Link Of The Week
Simpsons Killed Off in Last Show of the Season: Rick and Morty kill the Simpsons in the last episode of the season, during couch gag. link Here

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Event: Housepitality w/ Butane
Venue: F8
DJs: Butane, Victor Vega, Nackt
Music: tech-house, techno, acid
Cover: $5 on RA, free before 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after


Housepitality brings in some quality tech-house this week. Recent SF transplant Butane has been quiet about what he's done over the years, but the truth is this guy has been taking expert control of dancefloors since the early 2000's. Now he heads both Little Helpers and alphahouse, a high-quality tech-house label that's seen releases from the likes of Skudge, Kris Wadsworth, and Ryan Crosson to name a few. With so many DJs and producers these days blindly following the sound de jour, it's refreshing to hear a DJ like Butane still flying the flag of dancefloors year past. On support will be Housepitality resident Victor Vega, and in the Groove Lounge will be Nackt of Outpost, Rare Form and As You Like It indulging in all the parts of his collection that only the Groove Lounge would allow. (AO)

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Event: Hot Since 82
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Hot Since 82, Ean Golden, Richie Panic, Corey Sizemore, Dem Suckaz Recordings
Music: progressive house, deep house, tech-house
Cover: $20


What happens when some of the biggest promoters in the San Francisco scene get together to throw a show with one of the top artists of the global house world to play a Thursday night show at the city's largest and most hectic club? Well, you'll probably get a night that doesn't feel like it precedes a workday and a sound and vibe to match top party vibes. The anthem-slinging and producing artist from Leeds Hot Since 82 will headline the event tonight along with LDL residents like Richie Panic and Corey Sizemore as well as a Dem Suckaz Recordings takeover. It will feel like an Ibiza summer night in this SOMA slammer. Gear up. (ML)

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Event: As You Like It w/ Move D and rEAGENZ
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Move D, rEAGENZ, Sassmouth, Mike Gushansky
Music: house, techno, acid
Cover: $20-25
This Friday, As You Like It welcomes back one of their regularly returning favorites for another night on the decks. Move D is certainly no stranger to San Francisco - the journey from Heidelberg to here and back has been made plenty of times since the formation of rEAGENZ, the live project between Move D and San Francisco's own Jonah Sharp, a mad scientist of a man who even newer heads may recognize from the new Acido Ahora label and party. Move D will play a DJ set on his own, most likely getting the crowd loose with a nicely curated bag of smooth deep house before moving on to tables jam-packed with synthesizers and drum machines for the rEAGENZ set with Jonah Sharp. Of course, As You Like It always brings in great support, and tonight we'll be warming up to the fine house sounds of As You Like It residents Sassmouth and Mike Gushansky. (AO)

Event: Christian Martin
Venue: Audio
DJs: Christian Martin, Lindsey Herbert, Tommy Raffa
Music: booty house, tech-house
Cover: $10
Christian Martin is a Man About Town, a man who helped bring the Dirtybird Revolution to our three-shored city with the now traditional Dirtybird BBQ, and a man who has been playing electronic music for the last 20 years. No small feat. His fist pumping sounds rise above the cheese relied upon by lesser artists and have brought him and his crew to the far ends of the globe, with visits to some of the top clubs in the world as well as top festivals like Canada's Shambhala, Germany's Fusion, and California's own Coachella and Symbiosis, Martin seems to have played all over the map although continues to return to his home and his roots in the Bay Area. His booty poppin' music is his trademark, so prepare to get down. (ML)

Event: Lights Down Low SF featuring Scuba and Skream
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Scuba, Skream, Richie Panic, Sizemore
Music: techno, bass, dubstep
Cover: $22
LIghts Down Low is back this week with a bass heavy lineup that'll have the floor quaking and your booty shaking. Featuring Scuba and Skream, two DJs who hail from the UK, bringing all the bass. These guys have both played Lights Down Low before, but never in the same night, so be prepared for some heavy bass. Scuba, aka Paul Rose still manages the Hotflush Records label, while Skream is a member of the dubstep group Magnetic Man, with Benga and Artwork. Local talent Richie Panic and Sizemore hold it down alongside these two, so be prepared to dance all night. (CQ)

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Event: Hernan Cattaneo
Venue: Audio
DJs: Hernan Cattaneo, Marc Marzenit
Music: tech-house, progressive
Cover: $10-30
Saturday is looking to be a night of huge, bombastic tech-house at Audio. Hernan Cattaneo is a returning Argentinian DJ who's head of the Sudbeat label, a big-room tech-house label that's released the likes of Dave Seamen, Guy J, and Nick Warren, and a veteran DJ who's been playing professionally for almost 30 years now. Much less a veteran than Hernan but very much still successful, Marc Marzenit heads Paradigma Musik and has released the music of both Anthony Collins and Henry Saiz, the Spanish big-room don. Saturday will see two purveyors of the big-room sound taking control of Audio, so get ready for some fist-pumping, big-room, progressive tech-house. (AO)

Event: Kaos
Venue: Monarch
DJs: DJ Kaos, Conor, Mozhgan
Music: tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
Kaos is an integral part of the Berlin underground scene, producing a variety of twisted dance music for a number of years. His first single was a collaboration with Manuel Goettsching in '91. He is one of the most in demand remixers at the moment for example he's created rather splendid remixes for Brian Ferry and Tame Impala. Kaos also designed sound for several fashion brands such as YSL, Jil Sander, Wood Wood, Salvatore Ferragamo and has worked for a variety of record companies including DFA, Modular, Warp, EMI and Virgin. Kaos' music was also featured in the Italian Blockbuster Production "L'Amico Di Famiglia" by Mauro Teho Teardo. His latest works include the HBO series, "Little Liars", out in 2011, and the "The Rusty surf company", a film by Rick Rifici shot on 18mm Camera.

Event: Jazzy Jeff
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Jazzy Jeff, Dayne Jordan, Shortkut, Rheumatic, DJ D-Sharp
Music: hip-hop, turnatablism
Cover: $20-30
This is a story, all about how my life got flipped turned upside down.' Now that I've gotten that theme song in your head, rejoice, as DJ Jazzy Jeff himself comes to Mighty. No stranger to turntables, the best friend of The Fresh Prince impresses behind the decks with his skill and track selection. He'll be joined by hip-hop artist Dayne Jordan, whose powerful lyrics and incredible stage presence make him one to watch. Also on deck are The Beat Junkies Shortkut and Rheumatic who'll perform a 2x4 set full scratching and beat juggling. DJ D-Sharp rounds out the lineup and keeps things funky, so if you're into hip-hop and turntablism, this event is for you! (CQ)

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Event: Disco Knights/Panda Lounge Rooftop Party
Venue: Cova Hotel
DJs: M3, Mark Slee, Jimmy B, Rachel Toro, Bo
Music: tech-house, deep house
Cover: $20
Two of San Francisco's Burning Man soundcamps, ones who bring a Playa sound based in a club-life element but with an infusion of mystical Black Rock sound. These artists are pros of the San Francisco scene as well as the Nevada desert and they know how to make you move while bringing together a crew of seriously fun-loving party people with a dose of costumed regalia along with a techno acumen. Highlights include Green Gorilla Lounge founder DJ M3, Werd head Jimmy B and Morning Gloryville's Rachel Torro. Add to this sweet lineup a downtown SF rooftop venue that promises privacy as well as stunning views (and hopefully Sunday sunshine), and we have ourselves a top-form day party. Get more info from event's facebook page (ML)

Event: Dr Israel (Live Dub remix)
Venue: Elbo Room
DJs: Dr Israel, DJ Sep, Luv Fyah
Music: dub, reggae
Cover:$8 presale, $11 door
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this fall, the legendary Elbo Room will be closing it doors to make way for some condos. Until then, you can still get down to the sounds of Dub Mission every Sunday until that fateful day. This week's installment features dr Israel performing a live dub remix session all while playing unreleased tracks as well as songs from his extrensive discography. He'll be joined by Luv Fyah, an energetic reggae DJ with deep roots. Also on deck is Dub Mission founder, promoter and main resident DJ Sep, a lady who's spent the past 19 years giving San Francisco the most cutting edge dub and reggae sound. Make it out to Dub Missions this weekend and enjoy the irie vibes that each adds to the night. (CQ)

Event: Honey Soundsystem Memorial Day
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Jason Kendig, Josh Cheon, Jackie House, Bezier
Music: house, techno
Cover: TBA
Honey Soundsystem decides to spend the holiday with one of their main boos, Mighty, and spend the day before a day off the only way they know how, by partying through it of course. This low-key endeavor is a family affair, and filled with residents on the decks all night long. Honey fans won't mind the lack of a big headliner, and will perhaps even rejoice in it. This is a crew from start to finish and the vibes will be going strong tonight as we celebrate the holiday that as unofficially begins summer as Labor Day unofficially ends it. (ML)

Event: Werd - Disco Knights/Panda Lounge Afterparty
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Ricardo Mejia
Music: deep house, tech-house
Cover: $5 b4 11pm
Sunday night is the night at Monarch these days, as the city's house honcho, Jimmy B, coordinates one of the secret best nights of the week with a constantly rotating roster of excellent residents and visiting best-kept-secrets from around the world. Tonight's event, which doubles as an afterparty for the Disco Knights & Panda Lounge roof party, will be crowded for sure as Monday's holiday precludes sleeping from any discerning house head's nightly to-do list. Tonight's event features a Mexican wonder, a man Jimmy met while they tore up a Tijuana underground together. Deep house is South of the Border too, and tonight get ready to hear some of their sounds when Meija takes the decks. (ML)


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