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Fillmore Jazz Festival
It is a weekend for history. And we're not just talking that Declaration of Independence stuff. The Fillmore neighborhood is also helping us all remember its roots at the heart of the jazz world in the 1940s and 50s. In an era was jazz was the most transgressive form of music, this stretch was home to theatres, nightclubs and dancehalls. Sal Paradise definitely smoked some 'tea' in a club here during On the Road. And maybe we all listen to techno now and that's what's cool, that's what's different, that's what the parents are rallying about. But for this weekend, we remember and enjoy the spirit of a sound that was once on the top of its game in its neighborhood of growth. On America's birthday weekend we can celebrate this part of America's history in this corner of it with over 3 stages of music over two days as well as crafts and art for sale. The neighborhood's vitality is not only in history - it lives on today. Date: July 4-5, Time: 10am-6pm, Place: Fillmore Street between Eddy and California, Cover: no cover! link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Departure this Thur at The EndUp


Link Of The Week
A celebration of color in our everyday lives: The world around you is a rainbow, if only you stop and notice it. This video is a charming celebration of color in our everyday lives—and a bewilderingly pleasant way to spend two minutes. link Here


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Event: Housepitality w/ Jeno
Venue: F8
DJs: Jeno, Paul Carey, JP Soul
Music: psychedelic, house, funk, cosmic disco
Cover: $5 on RA, free before 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after


This week Housepitality features one of our own homebrewed stars, none other than the legendary Jeno! Along with Garth, Thomas, and Markie, Jeno brought the Wicked crew and it's full moon beach raves to San Francisco back in the 90's to revolutionize the way raving was done here. These days, Jeno keeps the Wicked flame burning bright by continuing to unearth psychedelic weirdo gems of vinyl for the dancers to devour, and decades of DJing have left him with an expertise in surprises for the dancefloor which will tickle the fancies of the more open-minded music lovers out there, anything from rare 60's trippiness, to the classic you haven't heard on a dancefloor yet, to moments of nostalgic acid house. Catch him at Housepitality for an atmosphere that is at once funky, cerebral, and explorative. (AO)

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Event: Departure w/DJ Heather
Venue: The EndUp
DJs: DJ Heather, Scott Diaz, Ruben Mancias, Jay-J, Teejay Walton
Music: house, bass, garage
Cover: $tba


Departure takes over The Endup on Thursdays, a themed late night party that takes you on a musical journey with international and local talent. This week's installment features DJ Heather, a house DJ who'll teach you a thing or two about the Chicago music scene. Also on deck is Scott Diaz, a UK house DJ who keeps things funky. Ruben Mancias, Jay-J and Teejay Walton round out this aero-inspired lineup, each bringing their own bumping beats. Take flight at The Endup, where you can enjoy the Executive Lounge and the Mile High Club. (CQ)

Event: No Pants Party w/ Mark Slee
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Mark Slee
Music: house
Cover: $10 in no pants, $20 if you insist on wearing pants
Picture a dance floor full of bright smiles and bare legs. A fearless freedom that can only be attained at a No Pants Party which is truly a ritualistic endeavor where you symbolically shed layers of psyche along with literally shedding your pants. It is a powerful, transformative experience to let yourself go! No pants is for everyone! And the music by Mark Slee… well, let's just say it will be worth taking your pants off for.

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Event: As You Like It with The Black Madonna
Venue: Monarch
DJs: The Black Madonna, Joe Bickle, Secret Studio, Michael Gushansky
Music: chicago, house, disco, techno
Cover: $15-20
As You Like It's first night back to a club setting in about a month will feature The Black Madonna for her 3rd or so date in SF. Real name Marea Stamper, she's a vital part of Chicago's dance music community both as the booker for the legendary Smart Bar and as a downright incredibly passionate person. Back in her formative years she was doing the damn thing piecing together tape mixes, razor and all, and distributing them like mad. Now she finds herself booking for Smart Bar, playing her signature mix of classic house and disco against brand new house and techno from Chicago's many record shops, and playing an active part in the "politics" of it all as a very vocal voice on ways to make things better throughout the world of clubbing and dance music. Catch her for a night of Chicago-flavored badassery alongside LA's Joe Bickle, our very own Chicagoan immigrants Tyrel Williams and Bai-ee (as Secret Studio), and AYLI's very popular resident Michael Gushansky. (AO)

Event: Future Factory with Felix da Housecat
Venue: Temple
DJs: Felix Da Housecat
Music: techno, synth pop, French house
Cover: no cover w/RSVP b4 11pm courtesy of Dolce Presents and Shannyn Elyzabeth Productions
Fresh off his newest album release, Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion, Felix da Housecat hits the Temple stage to headline Future Factory. Seguing a bit from his techno style to incorporate elements of synthy pop and French house, Felix's modern and fresh take is still slightly retro, still totally Felix. The sexy vocals, and mesmerizing melodies take you on a musical journey and shows just how diverse Felix can be. Still maintaining that signature je ne sais quoi that he is known for, Felix will keep the Temple dancefloor packed, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes. (CQ)

Event: July 4th with Claptone
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Claptone, Papa Lu, Mantranova
Music: deep house
Cover: $15
Claptone is one of those feel-good, ultra-accessible house artists from Berlin that is a perfect gateway for those less attuned to techno-iest of sounds and maybe are not yet aware of the different between acid, tribal and old school sounds. That said, it's always a hands-in-the-air emotional feeling with Claptone's especially soulful and almost melancholy sound that makes you want to close your eyes and sway in tune with the music. His pretty and catchy tunes have made him quite the hit, with songs like No Eyes and Cream (maybe he's making an Eric Clapton reference, mayyybe). Join him for the long weekend at Public works along with locals Papa Lu and Mantranova. (ML)

Event: Lake People
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Lake People, D'Julz, Solomon & Sadao
Music: deep house, house
Cover: $13-16 presale
Creating the right atmosphere is essential for Martin Enke alias Lake People, so it doesn't surprise that he prefers to play on his strength to create an arc of suspense with melancholic melodies that drive the audience relentlessly to his gently deep interpretation of house. Also on the bill is D'Julz - Whether it's through his productions, radio shows, compilations, parties or club sets, D'Julz has been at the forefront of electronic music since his career first began back in 1992. His ability to transcend genres and trends has seen him hold one of the most consistent levels of success of any modern-day DJ/Producer.

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Event: DJ Dan and Donald Glaude
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: DJ Dan, Donald Glaude
Music: house, techno, breakbeat
Cover: $25
House lovers, if you're not at Ruby Skye this Saturday, you're doing it wrong. Two legends who certainly need no introduction are not only touring together, but also performing a 2x4 set. I'm talking about DJ Dan and Donald Glaude, two legends who always rock the decks. DJ Dan combines a funky spirit and bass-laden beats while Donald Glaude is a high energy, eclectic DJ, the perfect fusion, if you ask me. If you still don't know what you're doing for 4th of July, look no further as the party is at Ruby Skye Saturday night. (CQ)

Event: Honey Soundsystem with Rodhåd
Venue: Audio
DJs: Rødhåd, Honey Soundsystem DJs
Music: techno
Cover: $25-30
Honey Soundsystem's next guest is Rødhåd, a Berliner techno purist that has been invited for an extended set this time. Rødhåd has been a Berlin staple since the late 90's when he started throwing his own open-air parties, noted for the popularity of the sound they pushed - percussive, momentous dub techno. Since then he's gone on to launch his own party, Dystopian, and has become a regularly appearing DJ at Berghain. Needless to say, he epitomizes (a part of) the Berlin sound, but unlike the majority of Berlin DJs, Rødhåd is more innovator than follower. Get ready for techno, because that's what tonight will be all about. The Honey Soundsystem guys will open the night up and then leave things for Rødhåd to take over for a 3 hour set. (AO)

Event: Shortkut, Apollo and Vinroc
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Shortkut, Apollo, Vinroc, Fran Boogie hosts
Music: hip-hop, turntablism, beat juggling
Cover: no cover b4 midnight w/RSVP
Fourth of July at Mighty is the place to be, as there is no cover and even an open bar in the first hour. But aside from those perks, we have the Triple Threat DJs throwing down on the 1s and 2s. For those who don't know, Shortkut, Apollo and Vinroc comprised the Triple Threat DJs, showing off their beat juggling and turntablists tricks. They have since joined forces again as a trio who very regularly rock Mighty with their hip-hop tracks. Their awesome track selection and incredible skill make these guys fun to watch, so don't sleep on this event! (CQ)

Event: The Gathering w/ Doc Martin
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Doc Martin, Tony Leathal
Music: house
Cover: $10-20
Doc Martin's live sets truly bring people together. The variation in his style of music is endless. What makes him so different from the rest? A unique ability to spin everything from deep house vocals that have much depth and meaning to us all in some way, to his funky tribal Bass lines mixed with threads of acid, his passive collection of classics rare records that are only to be heard at his gigs. Doc Martin has developed the respect as a house DJ that so many of us admire. It is this respect that keeps him constantly touring; from New York to London, Japan, and everywhere in between.

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Event: Swagger Like Us 3 Year Anniversary
Venue: El Rio
DJs: davO, boy_friend, Freaky Boiz (live), Lady Ryan
Music: hip hop
Cover: $7-10
Yes, Pride weekend has just passed, but the real experts know that Swagger Like Us is THE party, so luckily the pride never has to end (as though we didn't already know that). This time it's time to get down with hip-hop and, well, some serious Swagger. The event is an institution for the last 3 years so you can bet that it's anniversary will be keeping more than a couple of people in town over the long holiday weekend. Get ready to drop your booty and get dowwwwn along with some cookout vibes and what promises to be the summer staple of Mission sun. (ML)

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: PG&E (Patrick Gil & Evan Zoz)
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $5 before 10:30, more later
Sunday, Sunday, what a fun day. Tonight, Werd is bringing you an extra special treat with an early public appearance of new local dream team PG&E, that's dearly beloved Patrick Gil and Evan Zoz for the as-of-yet uninitiated. To top it all off, they'll be playing all night long so you don't have to worry about either missing their set or not getting to hear enough of it. These local artists understand the scene as much as anyone could by their involvement in it. They know what we want to hear and they have the technical acumen to make it happen. The buddies will surely premiere new sides of their sounds as they work together. (ML)


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The week as it was...

Housepitality @ F8

Smoked Out Soul @ Monarch

Mark Farina @ Mighty

Pink Mammoth Block Party @ Mighty