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Burning Man 2015
The man burns in 18 days. It's the final couple weeks (or days, for some of you) of prep and soon you'll be heading out to that thing in the desert. I'm sure by now you've heard that big camps like Dancetronauts, Roots Society and Opulent Temple were denied placement, but they will still have a presence out there. Their resident DJs will perform all around the playa, so keep an eye out. OT's Sacred Dance white party will still be held Wednesday in the vicinity of inner playa, 4:00, just look for all those in white. Even with this kind of change, Burning Man will still be one of the most interactive and art-filled festivals you can attend, so I hope you're ready. Also, there seems to be an influx of mosquitoes out at BRC this year, as well as a rumor of rain, so plan accordingly. But if you've been to Black Rock City even once, you know that BM is totally unpredictable, so this should be nothing new. Date: Aug 30-Sept 7,m Time: 24/7, Place: Black Rock City, NV, Cover: $400, link More Info (CQ)

The Great Depressurization Chamber
Descend back down to Earth from your week on the Playa by spoiling yourself rotten in Reno's Grand Sierra Resort. The Great Depressurization Chamber fires up for another year of post-burn luxury with performances by PRIMUS, Thomas Jack, Pumpkin, Rob Garza, plus many more. Check out full lineup here. Book your rooms now by using the 'BURNIN' code for a depressurized discount rate and enjoy daytime pool-parties, main stage music, and LEX late nights. Check out our photo gallery from last year. Dates: Sept 7-10, Time: Day & Night, Place: Grand Sierra Resort, Reno NV, link More Info



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Appleblim this Thur at Monarch


Link Of The Week
WE ARE ONLY HUMAN x BURNING MAN 2013: A cinematic documentary passage through Burning Man link Here

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Event: Housepitality feat. Toshiya Kawasaki
Venue: F8
DJs: Toshiya Kawasaki, Mike Bee, JKriv
Music: deep house, disco edits
Cover: $5 on RA, no cover b4 10pm with RSVP, $10 after


This week Housepitality brings in the deeply impressive Toshiya Kawasaki, owner and curator of two standout record labels of our time, Mule Musiq and Endless Flight. Without a single record under his own name, Toshiya's energy is entirely fixed upon discovering and bringing to light the best music of others, a hallmark of some of today's best DJs if you ask me (Ben UFO, anyone?). Through Mule Musiq, the emphasis is placed slightly more on organic deep house with a "live" feel to the records. Through Endless Flight, Kawasaki releases more sample-oriented material. Throughout either, you'll find a droolworthy collection of disco-sympathetic deep house and house-leaning disco edits. Excellent support for the night comes in the form of Vinyl Dreams boss Mike Bee, a San Francisco OG and an excellent DJ with an incredible penchant for this sort of thing, and JKriv, from Brooklyn, of Deep&Disco Recordings - a disco edit master with releases on Razor n Tape, today's go-to record label for quality disco edits. Come early! (AO)

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Event: No Pants Party: The Revolution
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Maus
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10 no pants, $20 with pants


If there is any city that would love a no pants party, it's San Francisco. This Thursday, Micah Byrnes and Jelly Beans host the No Pants Party: The Revolution, an event celebrating dancing as if no one's watching, even though you're not wearing pants. Throwing down delicious house and techno beats is Montreal's own, Maus, an energetic and powerful force behind the decks who'll keep you dancing all night long. Fitness godness Angie Marie will lead attendees in some yoga aerobics to get your abs and legs burning, while Sandrita Mel has her shop of sparkle hot pants on display for your purchasing pleasure. Come get a work out while shaking what your mama gave you while dancing the night away with no pants on. (CQ)

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Event: Booka Shade
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Booka Shade (Live), Nolan Gray (Live), Alex Sibley
Music: house, synth-pop
Cover:$25-30 Presale
Berlin-based duo Booka Shade comprised of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier - have carved out a reputation as one of the most celebrated electronic acts to come out of Europe over the past two decades. With their beginnings in Frankfurt and their sights originally on synth-pop, the duo Booka Shade quickly gained a strong following. In 2002 Booka Shade formed the now legendary dance label Get Physical Music (together with M.A.N.D.Y., Thomas 'DJ T.' Koch and Peter Hayo), 20 years, dozens of EP's and 6 albums later, Booka Shade have become more than a household name, they have become synonymous with the spirit which drives electronic music and have set a precedent to which electronic music is still held to today. They continue to pioneer and redefine the boundaries of music in their Berlin studio while keeping an active tour calendar. The boys have recently just polished their new live show for 2015, and just released another potential hit, 'Line of Fire' featuring Karin Park.

Event: 'Down with the King' Michael Jackson Tribute
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Mom DJs: Expo, Cutso, Gordo & Timo, King Most
Music: remixes, covers, originals, samples of Michael Jackson and Jackson family songs
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
Michael Jackson may no longer be with us physically, but his music and legacy live on. This Friday at Mighty, Fran Boogie hosts 'Down with the King' an evening dedicated to the King of Pop. There'll be remixes, covers and samples of Michael Jackson and Jackson family songs played all night long. Music will be provided by Expo, Cutso and Gordo & Timo, also known as the Mom DJs, each honoring Michael Jackson in the best way they know how, by keeping his music alive. Joining them will be special guest King Most, also paying homage to the late, great King. Get there early and take a picture with a lifesize cutout of your favorite Michael Jackson from his various album covers, which will make this one night to remember. (CQ)

Event: Dr. Fresch and jackLNDN
Venue: Audio
DJs: Dr. Fresch, jackLNDN, Make It Funky crew
Music: electro, EDM
Cover: $10-20
If you just left the theater of the new Zac Efron electro flick, We Are Your Friends, chances are that you're either attracted to or repulsed by the brash sounds that play consistently at the heart of the film and are spreading like wildfire around the US, giving us an international name for EDM. If you're now aching to hear these sonic orgasms in the public and get a dose of the heart rate locking science of this new and bombastic genre, Audio has got you set. Like so many of these DJs, Dr. Fresch and jackLNDN are young and cocksure. Naturally one of them is also from LA, Dr. Fresch himself, the man who has risen to the echelons of even playing Electric Daisy Carnival itself, the highest stage in all of EDM. Both Fresch and jackLNDN have the power to move large masses of people, but tonight they're choosing to take it small for a SF bite-sized dose of the Kool Aid. (ML)

Event: Francesca Lombardo
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Francesca Lombardo, Martin Aquino, William Wardlaw, James Fish
Music: tech-house, deep house
Cover: $10-20
Touting the title "Queen of Crosstown Rebels", Francesca Lombardo shot up quickly into the international circuit after releasing her Changes EP back in 2012. After a good run throughout some of the world's biggest clubs, the Queen decided it was time to step things up a bit and has since been adding in some live performance dates, playing with a mixture between live instrumentation and electronics, and employing a full band. Expect the Crosstown groove on the bottom, with a prettier, somewhat ethereal take over the top, that's Francesca's style. Martin Aquino will be on before, with James Fish and As You Like It's resident William Wardlaw opening things up. (AO)

Event: Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, Peter Blick
Music: nu disco, deep house
Cover: $13-17
Founding member of Thievery Corporation Rob Garza graces the stage of Public Works this Friday. Known as a pioneer of electronic music through his work with TC, Garza has created a musical catalog that will forever be in rotation. His genre bending sound has made him a fan favorite and solidified his place in musical history. Originally hailing from DC, Garza has since relocated to San Francisco, which as reignited his exploration of electronic music, allowing him to focus more on deep house and nu disco sounds. Not to fear, because as always, he keeps things trippy and out-of-this-world nomatter what sound he's playing. Public Works own Peter Blick opens the night, so be sure to get there early. (CQ)

Event: Keys N Krates (live)
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Keys N Krates (live), Nick Hook, DJ Platurn, Panic City, Miles Medina, El Cool J and more
Music: trap, electronica, hip-hop
Cover: $25
Heralded as the world's first (and perhaps only) live trap band, Keys N Krates changes the game for what you thought of as the way to create down n dirty beats. Tonight, as they always do, they will be performing live as they do what they do best: create a crazy dance party quite unlike any other band. This singularity has landed the group on some high stages, ranging from Lollapalooza to Sonar Festival. Although the press resolutely calls them a trap group, they infuse elements of old school house and hip hop into their tunes and into their sets. Their anthemic party songs are guaranteed to get your hands in the air and your booty grinding. (ML)

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Event: Lights Down Low feat. Maxxi Soundsystem
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Maxxi Soundsystem, Split
Music: tech-house, deep house
Cover: $15-20
Maxxi Soundsystem's career was made in one fell swoop with his first release. Apparently, he got his sound dialed in and it's been history from there. Starting out with "Make or Break" on Needwant (wonder how he thought of that for a title?), Sam Watts' touring schedule was immediately filled up. The time was ripe for his sound - it was 2011 and everyone was hot for English tech-and-or-deep-house ala Maya Jane Coles. He's since kept on with the same vibe, releasing on the mainstays of that sound like Hypercolour, Ellum Audio, and most recently, Culprit, alongside peers like Hot Natured and Lee Foss. Catch him after an opening set by Split for what's sure to be a packed show - get your tickets in advance. (AO)

Event: Modular w/ David August
Venue: Public Works
DJs: David August (Live Performance), Rampue (Live), Pedro Arbulu, Matt Hubert
Music: live instrumental, tech-house, trip-hop
Cover: $20
A pianist since the age of 5, David August is most likely the only artist to be invited to join Steinway & Sons Piano's prestigious artist program while also delivered one of the most discussed and critically acclaimed sets for Berlin's edgy underground party series, the Boiler Room. Gravitating towards both, the classical and electronic side, August manages to navigate an unusually vast spectrum of music. The last few years have moved at an incredibly rapid pace for August. At just 20, he made his debut release on Hamburg's hugely influential Diynamic label with his Instant Harmony EP. Several more EPs followed, which included break out tracks such as Hamburg Is For Lovers (2011), heralding August's arrival as clubland's wunderkind. It was with his 2013 conceptual debut album Times that August gave us a deeper glimpse into his artistry. Times saw August move beyond the dance-floor, creating an album focused heavily on live instrumentation and the use of his own vocals. During the year long-recording process of Times, August made the decision to quit DJing and only play live. It was a decision quickly validated – in 2014 he was named as one of Resident Advisor's top 5 live acts in the world.

Event: SET with Hernan Cattaneo
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Hernan Cattaneo
Music: tech-house, progressive
Cover: $20
In the game since the 80s, Cattaneo has been termed responsible for the entire house scene in his native country of Argentina. His long game underground career has led him to progressive-leaning house sounds and a Burning Man vibe with an uplifting melodic soundscape to color either your night or your glorious morning. His evocative melodies have made him a star in his own right, with continued placements in DJMag's top 100 DJs and even a cover story! Tonight he'll be making musical moments to remember for SET, an all night set from one great artist like Cattaneo himself at Mighty, undoubtedly one of San Francisco's best houses of dance music. Cattaneo is a champion of what this music was meant to be about and tonight at SET you can be too. (ML)

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Event: Breakfast Club
Venue: Monroe
DJs: Urulu, Yooj, Andrew Phelan
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $15
Breakfast Club is the evolution of Sundazed, San Francisco's longest running Sunday morning afterhours. From 6am to noon every week, late night warriors and early risers meet at Monroe to fade the weekend away. Representing San Francisco's melting pot, dancers from all walks of life join together in celebration of house music. Local residents mix with international talent in a variety of styles, from deep to tech, funky to soulful, and all points in between. For this Sunday, Breakfast Club is cooking up world-class talent, with a double dose of California raised/Berlin based headliners: Urulu and Yooj. Urulu struck a chord with peers and fans alike with his sophomore EP "Sincerely '91" on German heavyweight imprint Exploited Records, with upcoming releases on Manucci's Mistress and a second helping on Jacques Renault's Let's Play House. Yooj moved to Berlin in 2011 to place himself in a more like-minded city and fully immerse in underground culture. Soon thereafter he released his first tracks on Monique Musique and Retrofit which has led to a globe trotting lifestyle.

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