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Pump Up the Jams
In 2009, the world lost a talented DJ. Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, died of an overdose and the world still hasn't recovered. Almost one month to the day of the anniversary that he passed, Public Works along with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is hosting Pump Up the Jams, A Tribute to DJ AM. Holding it down and celebrating DJ AM's musical legacy is Mix Master Mike, most well-known as being the DJ for the Beastie Boys. A legend in his own right, Mix Master Mike brings soulful selections and rare grooves, only the best to honor his fellow brethren. From 10:30pm, Mix Master Mike is getting a bit intimate, scratching and rocking the decks until the club closes. Local talent Cyclofunk gets things started as he opens the night. If you really want to know more about DJ AM and his life, get to the Castro Theatre by 6:25pm to see a documentary about his life. Date:Thu 7/30, Time: 9pm-1am, Place: Public Works, 116 Erie St, Cover: $18, link More Info (CQ)

Beyond the Fence
The limits of the Playa only extends as far as the prehistoric lakebed, but Beyond the Fence of the yearly city that pops up is a year-round world of community, play and consciousness. And, y'know, costumes. This year at Pier 70, the new unofficial spot for open spaces and Burn-themed events comes this all inclusive day party that should really pop the lid off of pre-Playa season as the heat wave keeps us all in our sparkly skivvies. The event will feature more than just vendors to get you ready to look your best on the Playa, but will also feature live music from sound camp favorites like Space Cowboys, Disco Knights, Om Records and more. Enjoy a beautiful day in one of the spaces that helps us remember that the arts community is still alive and kicking in San Francisco. Date: Saturday, August 1, Time: noon-8pm, Place: Pier 70, Cover: $2-5 donation, link More Info (ML)

Keep it loud but keep it quiet. That's more or less the theme of the new much-beloved HUSHfest, a daylong music festival on Treasure Island that always has perfect sound quality because, well, it's playing right into your ears. Although the festival may seem silent, it is actually loud and clear and with a full roster of top local talent who will play in a variety of styles from breaks and electro (Opulent Temple's Syd Gris), to house with My Pet Monster and mid-tempo festie producer and DJ, Pumpkin. The Bay Area's best view of San Francisco in its complete glory comes with the total unpredictability of Treasure Island weather, so prepare for great tunes and perhaps also great winds. Date: Sunday, August 2, Time: noon-8pm, Place: Treasure Island Great Lawn, Cover: $17.50-25, link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for theHousemen Takeover at Nouveau this Thur at Cardiff Lounge


Link Of The Week
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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Christina Chatfield (Live), Cherushii (live), Doc Sleep, Kimmy Lefunk
Music: Detroit techno, Chicago house, acid
Cover: $5 on RA, no cover b4 10pm with RSVP, $10 after


Housepitality brings the local legend heat this week with four exceptionally talented musicians. Emerging solo in 2010 with a fully realized live set, blurring the lines between techno and house, Christina Chatfield quickly made her way through the scene with exquisite taste and finesse. By her side comes Cherushii of 100% Silk fame with her colorful acid-house style via her arsenal of synths and drum-machines. DJ support from head honcho at Jacktone Records and local techno darling, Doc Sleep, and finally Kimmy Le Funk in the groove lounge makes for an all-star ladies night. (BT)

Event: Softserve pres. Hella Goods Popup
Venue: Elbo Room
DJs: Vndmg, Tigerfresh, Skulltrain, Meow, B Jam
Music: bass
Cover: $10


There is a scene that exists in San Francisco, fondly known by its constituents as: The Bass Scene. Encompassing a variety of genres that all get a little more down and a lot more dirty than your average house track, the scene goes beyond its dubstep and trap music roots to create a community that is more vibrant than these often fleetingly trendy genres. The community will be in full force tonight as local stalwarts like Vndmg bring their sound and their fans to the will-it-stay-or-will-it-go Elbo Room. Other favorites like Tigerfresh and Skulltrain keep the progression of the sound alive while still maintaining the ties that keep the community together. (ML)

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Event: Pattern Drama
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Pattern Drama, M3, Benjamin Vallery
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $7-10


The debut release from Pattern Drama on Touch Of Class Records got rave reviews from major publishings throughout the underground dance music world. The project, which was born from the minds of Corey Baker and Rami Deejay has only just begun however while Rami has been busy focusing his energy on his other project Bedouin, Corey has taken the reigns. Corey is no stranger to the spotlight when it comes to underground dance music. in 2011 he established and produced for the UK collective Wildkats which had international success on Labels like Hot Creations, Get Physical and Off Recordings amongst others.

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Event: Interface 52
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Drumcell, Truncate, Raiz
Music: techno
Cover: $10-25
Mighty and Robot Ears will be hosting LA collective Droid Behavior this Friday. A cornerstone of the LA scene, Droid Behavior has focused on bringing world-class techno acts to LA since the early 2000s including DVS1, Marcel Dettmann, Jeff Mills, and Surgeon among many others. SF techno promoters Robot Ears will be teaming up with them for their SF debut which will feature world-class Droid Behavior residents Drumcell, Truncate (Audio Injection) and Raiz. The result will be a night of pounding, high-energy techno paired with mind-bending visuals from OKTAform. If you're a techno purist, there's no question what you're doing this weekend. (AO)

Event: KZA
Venue: Monarch
DJs: KZA, EUG, Mozghan, Magic Touch
Music: disco, house, techno
Cover: $10-15
Tokyo producer KZA is known for his disco flavored hits and he's bringing them to Monarch this week. Most well known for his work with DJ Kent as the formidable duo Forces of Nature, KZA has stepped out on his own and made quite the name for himself. He'll be joined by label owner DJ Eug, who runs the successful Public Release Recordings as well as produces the FACE parties. Also on deck are Mozghan and Magic Touch, each bringing their own signature sound to the night. (CQ)

Event: Lights Down Low w/ Mykki Blanco
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Mykki Blanco, Jimmy Edgar, Lights Down Low Residents
Music: hip-hop, queercore, noise-rap, Detroit techno
Cover: $15-25
A few months ago, Lights Down Low was faced with a not-so-tough decision to ditch scheduled headliner, Ten Walls, due to an awful homophobic rant that went viral in the worst way. As dance music bloomed from an early queer culture scene, LDL found it appropriate to serve some poetic-justice by replacing him with trans poet and hip-hop artist Mykki Blanco. Rising out of New York with a blonde bombshell wig comes warrior princess Blanco, taking no prisoners with her dirty noise-rap inspired by Riot Grrrl and punk. Support from Detroit Techno DJ Jimmy Edgar, and you got one sweaty night. (BT)

Event: Steve Bug & Doc Martin
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Steve Bug, Doc Martin, Joey Alaniz, Delta Funk Crew
Music: house
Cover: $12-30
Since the mid-90s, Steve Bug has been counted among Germany's most influential tastemakers. A DJ since 1991, Steve's career was propelled forward more so by his rapid fire release schedule, which since 1995 has been going steady without pause. The majority of this has gone through his own labels, Dessous and Poker Flat, through which he's also provided a platform for pillars like John Tejada and Trentmøller. Catch him for a night of straight-up house and techno alongside everyone's favorite California superstar Doc Martin, Common Thread's Joey Alaniz, and up in the loft, the Delta Funk Crew. (AO)

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Event: Benji B and Nosaj Thing
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Benji B, Nosaj Thing, DJ Dials, Hakobo, Proof
Music: beats, house
Cover: $15-20
Benji B got his start working with Gilles Peterson at 14 years old and has since been a staple on UK radio with his own 2-hour Radio 1Xtra show, which in a sort of Gilles Peterson manner brings together new music of all kinds of styles - house, hip-hop, neo-soul… These days he's also occupied with running his Deviation Sessions night in London at Gramaphone and maintains a busy touring schedule. With a reputation built without a single release, Benji comes from a different background that many DJs these days and will no doubt provide for a night of eclectic listening. Bringing this to a double headliner is Nosaj Thing, one of the many successful producers from LA taking instrumental hip-hop new places with today's technology ala Flying Lotus and Daedelus. DJ Dials will be opening things up for these two alongside Hakobo and Proof. (AO)

Event: Dusty Rhino Pre-Burn
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Mancub, DJ Icon, Gravity, Jess Stockton, DJ Dane, DJ Alvaro Bravo, Nugz, Clarkie, DJMK, Ejagz, Din90, Lush Bunny
Music: house, techno, electro, breaks, dnb, bass
Cover: $15 presale, $20 door
The Man burns in 39 days, so many crews are doing their last push of fundraising. Dusty Rhino has their 4th annual Pre-Burn event. Bringing together some of your favorites from staple BM crews like Opulent Temple, Pink Mammoth, Space Cowboys, Nutz, and of course, Dusty Rhino, the floors will definitely be quaking at Public Works. G-Spot, the 30' lit up giraffe will also be in attendance. Don your best playa gear and join DJs like Mancub, DJ Icon, Gravity and Jess Stockton, to name a few, as they get you playa ready. (CQ)

Event: Honey Soundsystem
Venue: Beatbox
DJs: Michael Serafini, Jason Kendig, Bezier, Jackie House, Josh Cheon
Music: house, disco
Cover: $10-20
Honey Soundsystem is hands down one of the best parties in the city and holds the title with a sparkly gold vice-grip. This week they showcase longtime Chicago record dealer Michael Serafini. Currently Michael runs renowned record shop, Gramaphone Records, and works closely with the revered Smart Bar. Often equipping local and traveling Djs alike with wax ammunition. Serafini will be unloading heavy Chicago house and disco unto us with a steady hand. Backing him up are the Honey residents who easily warm up any dance floor with fiery disco and house jams. Showing up early is highly recommended. (BT)

Event: Lonely Boy
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Lonely Boy, J-Boogie, Deejay Theory, Papa Lu
Music: house, tech-house, disco
Cover: $10 presale
Funk conductor, eclectic savant, and master of good vibes: this is Lonely Boy. His talents are omnidirectional, spanning a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies, television commercials, bike building, sausage making, ice dancing, and tour gigs on every continent (except Antarctica).T his lonely robot cares not about what genre is cool, what sub-genre is hip, what sub-sub-genre requires jorts and stashes. Deep, dirty, dreamy or Disco, he is programmed with one objective: to send you to outer space on a rainbow made of Oprah's tears.

Event: Secondcity
Venue: Audio
DJs: Secondcity
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Secondcity is a fast rising name in electronic music, perhaps due to his lineage from two of the most important places in the history of dance music: Detroit and the UK. While he's only been producing for about a year, he already has tracks released on some of the longest-running and most-respected labels in the biz, like Strictly Rhythim and Huxley's Saints and Sonnets label. His tunes are now spun around the world by DJs as various as Skream and Disclosure as the 90s house sound continues to make its comeback (like all things 90s). (ML)

Event: Yousef
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Yousef, Amber Cox
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm, $8 presale
The new decade sees Yousef consolidating his status as an international DJ, Producer, Club Promoter and Music aficionado with ever greater impact. Running one of Europe's premier clubnights co-exists alongside manning a record label of the same name. His productions continue to leave an indelible imprint on the world at large playing and working with some of the who's who in top international DJs.

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Event: Kazbah Burning Man Fundraiser
Venue: Audio
DJs: Nikita, Freddy Be, Papa Lu, Chemical Ali, Halloran, The Acid Boyz, Elz
Music: house, techno, disco, funk
Cover: $5 b4 6pm, $10 b4 8pm, $15 after
It's the last month before Burning Man. Kazbah is hosting one more fundraiser to raise money while also celebrating their placement at 10 & A. Wear your most comfortable shoes, as this event is 10 hours long, with things kicking off at 4pm. Both the up and downstairs will be utilized, with special guests Nikita and Freddy Be holding it down. The Kazbah residents, like Papa Lu, Chemical Ali, Halloran, The Acid Boyz and Elz, each will be throwing down funky beats, so be ready to dance. Shaun Burner will be living painting, while Warrior Within Designs + Jammin on Haight will be vending. (CQ)

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