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Disco Cabana
The man burns in 46 days, so many theme camps are throwing one last party before heading home. Disco Cabana returns, and this years' theme is Birds of Paradise, as the Disco Katz crew loves funky beats and costumes. The Katz envision a night full of bright colors and feathers, the brighter the better, so don't be shy in creating your outfit. Bringing the perfect soundtrack are a bunch of your favorite DJs, like Gravity from Pink Mammoth, Monarch's JJ Shay and Tobin Ellsworth, e'Lish, and Wes Charles, each a resident of Disco Katz. Just added to the lineup is Marky Ray from Brass Tax, who you know will be bringing the breaks. Katie Cleaves will be face painting as well as showcasing her art, while Gigi Moll will be vending some awesome clothes, perfect last minute ideas for the playa. Remember, feathers and bright colors. Date: Sun 7/26, Time: 12pm-8pm, Place: Natoma Cabana 90 Natoma Street, Cover: $10 cash, link More Info (CQ)

Up Your Alley Street Fair
Known as the naughty little cousin of more famous festival Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley is known for its stronger community vibes and more underground feel, which keeps it feeling more authentically kink and less 'tourist' visited. Of course, this means that we can all come, because anyone in SF has lots of kink at heart. As the copy for the event says, this is "not for the faint of heart", but we here at Nitevibe think you can handle it. Think leather. Think whips. Think sportswear. Think dicks in cockrings. Think dicks in nothing at all. Think fishnet shirts. Think fur. Think pleasure think pain. Think Dore Alley. Expect musical accompaniments like the hardest techno you can imagine (ever heard of The Lab at Berghain, we expect this is similar) as well as some softer nu-disco style sounds and SF favorites like Derek Hana (Pink Mammoth) and David Harness. There is the street fair as well as the official pre-party at industrial-looking The Factory (Bay of Pigs) for the real deal dirty shiz, and more all over town to celebrate this annual fete. Not to be missed for enthusiasts. Time: 11am - 6:30pm, Place: Dore Alley (btw. Howard and Folsom), also on Folsom between 9th Street and Jupiter and continuing on to 10th Street, Cover: donation, link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Smoked Out Soul this Wed at Monarch


Link Of The Week
Slow Motion Party Time: link Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Specter, Tyrel Williams, Sleazy McQueen
Music: chicago house/techno, disco edits
Cover: $5 on RA, no cover b4 10pm with RSVP, $10 after


The first edition of this week's Housepitality double feature will have Chicago techno veteran Specter enjoying the headlining spot. Specter started out DJing in his hometown 20 years ago and has been a steady producer for nearly as long, specializing in bringing to life pieces of synthesizer utopia of unmistakably Chicago origin - at once melodic, futuristic, and undeniably funky. Specter's music can be found on a variety of Chicago and Detroit record labels including Detroit house legend Theo Parrish's Sound Signature label. The ever-excellent Tyrel Williams will be opening the night up, and in the back will be Sleazy McQueen, head of the Whiskey Disco record label, laying down disco edits that hit the sweet spot, taking pieces of great disco records and reforming them into a more hypnotic, groovy cuts for the club. (AO)

Event: Smoked Out Soul
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Neighbour, Zebuel, Will Magid, Paul Oliphant, Enrique Padilla
Music: funk, soul remixed
Cover: $10


Smoked Out Soul combines DJing with live instrumentation for a night that is reinventing club nights. Held at Monarch, S.O.S takes advantage of the VOID soundsystem, rocking the dancefloor with futuristic bass that has an old school flavor. S.O.S welcomes Neighbour, a Canadian DJ known for bringing funk, house and disco beats for your dancing pleasure. Drummers Paul Oliphant and Enrique Padilla play alongside DJs Zebuel and Will Magid, bridging the gap between live show and DJing. (CQ)

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Event: Big Talk Live
Venue: DNA Lounge
DJs: Big Talk, Omar, Aaron Axelsen
Music: indie rock
Cover: $15


Ronnie Vannucci Jr is one quarter of one of the biggest bands on the planet. As the drummer for The Killers, he's part of an outfit that has sold millions of records and performed on the world's biggest stages. Looking for an outlet for his personal songs, Ronnie formed Big Talk after The Killers to a break in 2010. Big Talk further explores the post-punk that originally influenced Vannucci with a thumping, dramatic sound that conveys emotion while driving listeners to the dance floor. Working with Strokes and Minus The Bear producer Joe Chicarelli, Big Talk recorded and released their self-titled lp in 2011 and just recently released their second album "Straight In No Kissing" which has more of a "live punk rock songs" feel to it. Something which Vannucci describes as having "nice pop sensibilities but with men playing the parts, not machines".

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Event: BNR 10 Year
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Boys Noize, Salva, Spank Rock, SCNTST, Cities Aviv, PILO, Escor Krist
Music: French electro, new rave, glitch
Cover: $10-40
BNR, or Boys Noize Records, has become an industry standard for this German style of the French New Electro (a la Daft Punk, Justice and Laurent Garnier) and this is a part of their ten year anniversary tour! Alex Ridha, better known as Boys Noize himself, started Boys Noize records and brought his heavy and loud sound, which is of course influenced by his German techno background, to a new generation of listeners. After Boys Noize was voted by Rolling Stone as one of the DJs who rule the world. He's showing off some of his label's talent tonight with his newest artists, including up-and-coming youth SCNTST and the now famous Siriusmo. Adding to the top of the bill is traphouse artist Salva to round out the night's heavy sound. If you're a fan of BNR, this night is an intimate chance to hear this one-of-a-kind sound. (ML)

Event: Housepitality feat. King Britt
Venue: Monarch
DJs: King Britt, Tyrel Williams, Fit Latorre, Miguel Solari
Music: electronic, house, techno, beats
Cover: $10-20
Housepitality's second weekend edition this summer will feature King Britt, a veteran electronica producer and artist before anything else. In true command of the computer as a musical instrument, King Britt has remained incredibly prolific since the mid 90's, endlessy bringing forth new material on labels like Hyperdub, Ovum, and Planet E, and has earned himself a reputation that's landed him remix opportunities on the international stage for the likes of Radiohead, Tori Amos, and Erkyah Badu to name a few. Check him out alongside a grip of SF's finest - Fit Latorre, Miguel Solari, and of course, Tyrel Williams of Housepitality fame. (AO)

Event: Lee Foss
Venue: Temple
DJs: Lee Foss
Music: deep house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ RSVP
You can tell Temple nightclub's new persistence on being a new hip-house club with it's bookings of top deep house semi-pop-underground acts like Hot Creation's Lee Foss. Alongside his Hot Natured "band"mate, Foss has been consistently climbing the ranks of the house movement bringing him to the likes of Bestival and Sonar and having his work released on top labels like Wolf + Lamb, No 19, as well as Hot Creations itself. He is famous for both productions and DJ sets and is one of those hardworking house celebrities that keeps his name relevant not only through press and media but through grueling tour schedules, set perfection and great productions to boot. Enjoy the new Temple nightclub that has been revitalized in facade, and perhaps as well in spirit. (ML)

Event: Space Cowboys present shOOnanigans
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Wes Smith, DJ Dane, Djesika, Gravity, Haute Mess, DJ M3, Motion Potion and Space Cowbooy DJs including DJ ShOOey
Music: electro, progressive, breaks, house
Cover: $10-20
As a celebration for her 12th year of DJing (not to mention the Cowboys' imminent arrival on the Playa) there will be a full-fledged space celebration this Friday at Public Works to celebrate ShOOey's 40th birthday and to celebrate this grand old life we all share together in San Francisco and on the Playa. It will be the biggest night of Space Cowboy style breaks and Playa style before we head out to the real desert (the countdown is now down to around 40 days people!). Headlining the event will be Wes Smith of Juice Recordings who is often considered one of the current leaders of the breaks sound. There will be other burning DJs, like Disco Knights' DJ M3 and of course all your favorite Cowboys including the birthday girl ShOOey herself. There will be three stages: the main room, loft and a silent disco, so there will be plenty to choose from. As always, the party is nothing without you, so don't forget to bring your festive wear! (ML)

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Event: Bay of Pigs: Official Dore Alley pre-party
Venue: The Factory
DJs: Phil B, DJ Philip Grasso
Music: techno, house
Cover: $35+
With only a few tickets left at the door, this the men's fetish party not to be missed. You know it's going to be good when the vendors are leather enthusiasts Mr. S Leather and Phantom and Chaps). The event will be top sex and top beats to ease your way to your next lover, flirtation, harem-member, hell maybe even kinky husband. The beats will be throbbing and so will you. There's no need to worry about your hangover, it will only add to the delight of the festivities the following day at Dore Alley. Don't get fed up, get fet-ish. (ML)

Event: Jeremy Olander
Venue: Audio
DJs: Jeremy Olander
Music: house, progressive
Cover: $20 presale
Described by fans, media and industry alike as the savior of the true progressive style, Jeremy Olander captivates audiences from a festival stage and within an intimate club environment. Born in Stockholm, he's leading the host of next generation artists that continues the Scandinavian capital's dance music lineage, a pedigree represented by countless DJs and producers who've gone from local underground prospects to globally recognized main stage superstars – a trajectory followed by Olander.

Event: The Scumfrog
Venue: Public Works
DJs: The Scumfrog, Doubting Thomas (live), Rachel Torro,
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $17 presale
25 years after his first DJ gig, and 10 years since his first successful album, Jesse Houk aka The Scumfrog continues to do exactly what he feels like doing; recording his most personal album to date "In Case We're All Still Here". Going back to his roots of psychedelic and deep influences, mixed with a wink at sci-fi and a deep understanding of what makes a solid underground groove, Jesse teams up with Armada Music for a journey into Deep House and Tech House. Not particularly inspired by the commercial side effects of the recent EDM explosion, The Scumfrog decided to retreat to the underground in 2011 with the release of "A Place Where We Belong" on his Facebook page; a project that spawned singles on prestigious labels like 1605, Floorplay, Inkfish, and Armada. He restricted his live shows strictly to venues that prioritize music and sound before bottle service and bachelorette parties, further reflecting his strong commitment to underground sounds, and to making a connection with people that share his love and vast knowledge of music.

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Event: Delta Funk
Venue: Audio
DJs: Chuck Daniels,Tyrel Williams, Izzy, Ivan Ruiz, Dusty Carter, Roman Nunez, CJ Larsen
Music: house
Cover: $10
Househeads, this is the party for you. Delta Funk is doing it proper and bringing in a heavy hitter in the Detroit and international music scene. I'm talking about Chuck Daniels, a staple in house, one whose desire to share his vision with the world resonates through his music. His remixes and releases are fan favorites and resulted in Daniels starting his own label, Sampled Detroit. He'll be joined by Housepitality's own Tyrel Williams, whose Chicago house sound will keep you moving and grooving, and the Delta Funk residents. This show starts early and goes until late, so wear your most comfortable dancing shoes and get to Audio. (CQ)

Event: Hard French does Dore Alley
Venue: SF Oasis
DJs: Jason Kendig, CarrieOnDisco, DJ Brown Amy, DJ Carnita
Music: nu-disco, house
Cover: $10
Did you think this fetish weekend would be complete without a killer closing party from the Hard French crew featuring some of your favorite DJs that so often appear on more queer friendly nights. Including the much beloved Jason Kendig of Honey Soundsystem (considered by some to be THE eminent DJ of the current SF scene) and CarrieOnDisco of Pound Puppy. This is a Hard French event, one of our favorite ongoing queer party organizers. This is their 5th year, so you know they'll be doing it up big all year long and this is only the beginning. Not to mention the SF Oasis space in all of its new glory is changing the SF gay nightlife and most simply for the better. Make your mother ashamed of you and impress the dirty boys with your dirty moves as you dance the weekend out in the right way. (ML)

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Dink and residents
Music: tech-house
Cover: $5
Sunday means it's time for Werd, the always-reliable Sunday party that keeps us on our toes until the last minute. Tonight's event features Dink, a San Diego music lover whose sound has gone from Goa trance and back to a housier sound (very of the times). One the types that says "Ableton changed my life". His sound is always with the times of dance music and he knows what the people want to hear when they hear it, perfect for the knowledgeable crowd that attends Werd. (ML)

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The week as it was...

Housepitality @ F8

Sam Paganini @ Mighty

Rome On Fire @ Public Works

Days Like This @ Club Brix Oakland