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All Day I Dream
The All Day I Dream crew brings their event to San Francisco - aptly titling it All Day I Dream of San Francisco Sunshine. Judging from the recent weeks, this dream of sunshine could be reality or a fantasy come Sunday. The real dreaming, however, will take place with Lee Burridge, Matthew Dekay, and Hoj, as these melodic house and techno shamans take to the stage for an outdoor celebration of summer, love, fun and that hippie-ster style of modern tech-house. With a motto like "it's always summer somewhere", San Francisco is the perfect place for this travelling road show that has been to BPM, Brooklyn rooftops, LA beachside clubs and Coachella. Bring flowers, sunnies, imagination, and get ready to be lost in the music and the moment. Date: Sun, Jun 7, Time: 1pm-9pm, Place: Treasure Island, Cover: $40, link More Info (ML)

Union Street Festival
In its 39th year, the Union Street Festival returns to the streets of San Francisco. Encompassing Union Street from Gough to Steiner Street, this festival boasts a new format this year. Each of the six blocks will feature areas of fashion, technology, arts, crafts, local exhibits and health and fitness, and includes craft beer and wine tasting pavillions. Don't worry though, you won't go hungry as there will be food vendors on site as well. Enjoy all this festival has to offer, as you can take some swing and salsa dance classes, listen to jazz music and enjoy various fashion shows throughout the event. Get their early and stay until the sun goes down, as this event is held both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 6pm. For a complete list of performers, artists and areas on site, please visit the Union Street Festival site. Date: Sat/Sun Jun 6-7, Time: 10am-6pm, Place: Union Street, between Gough and Steiner, Cover: no cover tho tix must be purchased for tastings, linkMore Info (CQ)

Doc Fest
It's festie season! Yes, music festivals of course, but also film festivals. The city's artistic season is truly in full swing as we've already enjoyed SF International and Silent Film Festivals while we wait for Frameline at the end of June. But for now, there is SF Doc Fest, an annual event since 2001 that celebrates some of the best in documentary filmmaking of the past year. While many film festivals heavily feature documentary films, as it is almost always the jumping off point for filmmakers in feature films, this festival celebrates the medium as well as the power of stories of unfabricated stories. This year's festival includes a number of musically themed films, including opening night film: the Colin Hanks-directed All Things Must Pass (Thursday, 6/4, Brava Theater), which tells the story of music industry leaders Tower Records and the rise and fall of their empire, implying a rise and fall of music industry patterns overall in recent years. Other musical events include a music-video singalong show of Prince's tunes (in honor of his birthday, Saturday, 6/6, Roxie Theater), behind-the-scenes doc on the Flaming Lips, Fearless Freaks (Monday, 6/8, Independent), and so much more. There is something for everyone here, in both thematic elements as well as ticket prices. As always, San Francisco independent film festivals are always a chance to learn more about our world, about filmmaking, support local non-profits and visit pieces of the city's cultural history in the various venues. As a part of SF's independent artistic community, Doc Fest continues to be a must-visit. Date: June 4 - 18 , Time: various , Place: various , Cover: free-$35 , link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Greg Wilson this Sat at Monarch


Link Of The Week
To celebrate the One World Observatory's grand opening, Earth Cam released a timelapse video that spans 11 years, from October 2004 to May 2015 link Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Dave Aju, Nackt, Chris Zaldua
Music: tech-house, deep house
Cover: $5 on RA, free before 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after


Its a big night for Housepitality as they continue their run in great midweek electronic music by some of the hottest names in the biz with some of the lowest prices in town along with a 'family vibe'. Tonight the event brings in it's children of San Francisco, with locally-grown success story Dave Aju, who got his start on the Housepit decks before signing on to Circus Company alongside Nicolas Jaar, Noze, dOp and more. Opening up the night will be the scene's resident jokester and selector Nackt (Johnny, to those lucky to know him), who will be dipping into his deep crates for the best choices for your listening pleasure. The man understands a room and will undoubtedly set the stage for Mr. Aju. Rounding out the evening will be local journalist Chris Zaldua in the backroom, who writes as the Nightlife Correspondent for SF Weekly as well as Red Bull Music Academy, which is some serious cred. Come early for free champagne! (ML)

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Event: Wood Holly
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Wood Holly, Vitamindevo, LT Daaan
Music: bass, techno
Cover: $5-10


Wood Holly is a DJ and Producer based in Los Angeles who began with electronic music and hip hop at the young age of 12. Inspired by several sub genres in bass music, Wood Holly brings a unique sound, blending heavy 808 drums,various instruments, and raw hip hop vocal cuts. 2012 would see Wood Holly's debut EP garnering support from respected artists including Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Brodinski, Worthy, and many others. Catch this unique show this Thursday at Monarch.

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Event: Burners for Nepal Benefit
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Kevin Anderson, Shiny Objects, Ben Seagren, Bells & Whistles, Anthony Mansfield, Tyrel Williams
Music: house, tech, electro, deep house, garage
Cover: $10 presale, $20 open bar wristband 9pm-midnight
It's no surprise that a community that thrives on gifting would hold a benefit for those less fortunate. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the devastation that's plagued Nepal in recent months. Deeply affected, fellow burners are reaching out into the vast community for support. Join DJs from such Burning Man crews like Disco Knights, Desert Hearts, Distrikt and House Pitality for a night of coming together and helping where you can. This event signifies the unification of the burner community and a Nepalese Alliance group, called Sahayeta, doing what we can to help. If you're unable to attend but would still like to donate, click here. (CQ)

Event: Modular Open Air
Venue: Justin Hermann Plaza
DJs: Pedro Arbulu, Matt Hubert, Trey Courtney, Fabian Campos, Ben Jorgens, Lazer Beahm, Lindsey Herbert
Music: deep house, tech-house, progressive
Cover: no cover
Modular is joining in on the summer celebrations with their own open air party, and this one flush in the Financial District for your Friday happy hour needs. To celebrate crew head's birthday, this Friday soiree is held to raise awareness of California's largest issues: the drought homelessness and garbage. The event, which will take place so publicly, will hopefully open eyes (at the open air) to issues facing our city, as well as hopefully proving what an environmental and conscious group of people electronic music fans can be, working against a sometimes bad reputation created by garbage-creating events like EDC and even local event How Weird. Lets show 'em what we're made of, dance off the week in the (hopeful) sun and then head over to Hawthorne afterwards for the official afterparty. (ML)

Event: Opel's Gemini Bash
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Syd Gris, Sydney Blu, Left/Right, Matt Kramer, DJ Brian Williams, Seven, Adam Brody, Frankie Jr., Leyl Black, Skyeline
Music: house, electro, tech house, bass, broken beat, garage
Cover: $8 presale, no cover for Geminis all night
We are in the thick of Gemini season, which runs May 21 to June 21, and this weekend, Opel is celebrating you all. In keeping with the twin theme, this event boasts two headliners, and ironically enough, both are similarly named. Opel founder Syd Gris is celebrating his birthday and will share the stage with Sydney Blu, both bringing their signature bass-heavy sounds for your dancing enjoyment. Left/Right joins us all the way from Dallas, bringing his broken beat and future garage sound. Brian Williams is also celebrating his birthday, so be sure to wish both birthday boys a good one. The side room will also be open, featuring a bevy of DJs throwing down the funky beats. If you are a part of the twin signs, you can get in to the Gemini Bash at no charge, so get to down to Mighty. (CQ)

Event: We Are Monsters pres. Traxx
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Traxx, Solar, Mozhgan, Jason Greer
Music: acid, house, techno, chug
Cover: $10-15
We Are Monsters does it once again. The latest edition of the party continues their run of bringing in exciting, perhaps lesser-known talent for us lucky SF night owls to enjoy. This time it's Traxx, a Chicagoan who's been DJing and slaying it since the 90's, but who's recently gained wider recognition through impeccable productions that have taken the Chicago style and ran with it very, very far. Like many Chicago DJs and producers, Traxx very obviously reveres the 303 and 909 as infallible divine instruments of dance, and thus he uses them very well, taking common acid house tropes and putting them through the most delicious twists and turns, much to a dancer's delight. The music tonight will be dark, heavy, and acidic - no doubt about it - and residents Solar, Mozhgan, and Jason Greer will of course expertly guide the night into that realm. Don't miss out on this chance to hear the Chicago's acid of today - jack jack jack your body. (AO)

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Event: 24 Years of Wicked
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Doc Martin, Garth, Jeno, Markie
Music: house, acid, tribal, techno, 90s, wicked
Cover: $15-25
It's that time of the year again, time to get yourself off to Mighty to pay homage to a great piece of San Francisco rave history! Some two decades ago and throughout the 90's, Wicked was THE crew making things happen in SF. Four Englishmen landed on our shores, immediately set up shop, and before you knew it, breathed new life into SF's underground dance scene. First it was the full-moon midnight beach raves, and it was the renegade indoor parties, and all throughout it was tribal, acid, peace love and rave. Three of the four Wicked crew will be holding things down tonight, and special guest Doc Martin will also be joining, a name any experienced Californian dancer will recognize. There's not much to say here other than to make sure not to miss out on witnessing the bequeathers of a great legacy doing what they've done for years! Wicked. (AO)

Event: Greg Wilson
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Greg Wilson, M3, Anthony Mansfield
Music: house, electro-funk
Cover: $20
Greg began DJing in 1975 and is regarded as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene. He enjoyed hugely popular residencies in the early eighties at Wigan Pier and Manchester's majorly influential Legend. He was a pioneer of mixing in the UK and in 1983 he became the first 'dance music' DJ hired for a regular weekly session at Manchester's now legendary Hacienda club. Greg was instrumental in breaking the new electronic, post-disco records coming out of New York, a sound he has dubbed 'Electro-Funk'. Other firsts for Greg include being the first DJ to mix live on British TV (The Tube in 1983), putting together the first UK radio mixes of their type for Piccadilly 261 in Manchester. Nominated by DJ magazine for outstanding contribution, and also named amongst their top twenty remixers of all-time, Greg's edits and mixes continue to feature on the playlists of DJ's in every continent. In April 2010, as part of their Essential Mix 500 special, Radio 1 selected Greg's Essential Mix as one of 10 classics than spanned the show's near 17 year history.

Event: HUSHconcerts
Venue: Ocean Beach
DJs: JPOD the Beat Chef, Stickybuds, Christian Martin, Sleight of Hands, Floorwax, Nominus, Gravity, DJ Macub, Shouts!, Matt Haze
Music: house, electro, funk, glitch hop
Cover: $25
HUSHconcerts takes over Ocean Beach this Saturday. With the beautiful ocean as a backdrop, DJs will rock the dancefloor using headphones, since amplified sound isn't allowed there. JPOD the Beat Chef brings an energetci style while he cooks up the funky beats. Stickybuds passion and hardwork make him one to watch while Christian Martin brings that Dirtybird sound we all know and love. Sleight of Hands shares some of their favorite tunes and the new collaborative duo Floorwax, aka Motion Potion and Deejay Zeph, show the world what they've been up to as of late. There are more DJs slated to play, so get down to Ocean Beach this Saturday for some fun in the sun. (CQ)

Event: Martin Solveig
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Martin Solveig
Music: electro, nu disco, house
Cover: $35
After years honing his craft on the French clubbing circuit, 2011 saw Martin Solveig achieve true international superstardom. Selling over two million copies of his hit single Hello earned him global recognition and put him on the 2012 billing of some of the world's biggest festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Tomorrowland and Electric Daisy Carnival among others. Producing six tracks for Madonna's 2012 MDNA album, before accompanying the Pop-Queen on multiple dates across her world tour, 2013 saw Martin challenge his creativity in more spontaneous ways, working with newcomers such as The Cataracs and young rapper Kyle to release one of 2013's summer anthem's Hey Now.

Event: Matthew Dear and Daniel Bortz
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Matthew Dear, Daniel Bortz
Music: crossover house, electronica
Cover: $15-25
Matthew Dear belongs to a school within electronic music composed of individuals that are musicians first, and DJs second. It follows that Matthew Dear's music under his own name is more so a collection of danceable songs than dance tracks strictly for the club. His music sits just as well on headphones as on the dancefloor, and he's not afraid to sing and write some real meaning into his music. That being said, Dear is not to be pigeonholed, and so under three other aliases - Audion and the less popular False and Jabberjaw monikers - Dear does straight-up club tracks, extremely experimental excursions, and everything in between. Daniel Bortz is the only other name on the bill tonight, which means that in place of "support" we really have a double headliner. Bortz has released on Permanent Vacation, Innervisions, and Suol, and makes emotive, melodic, and distinctively German dance music that will agree very well with Dear's vibes. Dear will be playing for a nice 6 hours at Public Works, a rarity for San Francisco, so plenty of time for all you heads out there to really dig in. (AO)

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Event: WERD
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Mozaic, ZOZ
Music: house, techno, tech-house, disco
This week's Werd features Mozaic, an SF staple that's being doing it good for about 10 years now. Mozaic knows what it's like to be in the dancer's shoes, in the middle of the floor feeling the beat, and that might be just why he makes such a good DJ. That and the fact that he's seen a third of the crowd at any given time make their debut into SF's dance community! Mozaic never fails to disappoint. Werd resident ZOZ will be playing the rest of the night, so you can expect his usual non-stop house and disco barrage to keep your feet moving. Every Sunday, never disappoints, WERD. (AO)


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LIB 2015

Housepitality @ F8

Disbehave @ Mighty