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SuperHero Street Fair
Let me editorialize. This might quite possibly be my favorite event of the year. Your other opinions be damned. There's something about partying outside in the late summer sun/heat next to Islais Creek by what could be called the near Bayview, industrial-haven-meets SF-natural-beauty location, you can see fellow partiers dress up as superheros or just be the superheroes that they are in this Burner-esque party extravaganza. Much like Burning Man, the event features sound camps that range from house and techno to psytrance and even a DnB tent. Talent will come from known names like Housepitality, Symbiosis, Pulse SF and more. Expect beautiful installations and great sounds alongside great friends in the sun. We all know you have a superpower, so come show it off. Date: Saturday, Sept 26, Time: 1pm-11pm, Place: 1700 Indiana St. @ Cesar Chavez, Cover: $20 Superhero Sticker, link More Info (ML)

Sunset Season Closer
It's the event that you know marks the end of the summer, but also marks the beginning of post-festival, party-in-the-city (and surrounding areas) event. Bring sunscreen as, considering our recent heatwave, this should be a scorcher out by Stafford Lake in what is now a time-honored tradition for any self-respecting SF party-goer. As usual, the lineup will be chock-full of our favorite local Sunset talent, like J-Bird, Galen, and, of course, Solar, who has made a special international splash this past year but still knows where to come home to roost. The event is from 11am - 7pm so get there early to picnic and then dance the day away. Carpooling is encouraged and don't forget to keep the lake and surrounding areas beautiful so we can return here to party for years to come. Head to Monarch after for an after-party to keep the SundaySunset vibes going into the night. Date: Sunday, Sept 27, Time: 11am-7pm, Place: Stafford Lake, Novato, Cover: $25/car, linkMore Info (ML)

Pink Party
I seriously think San Francisco is conspiring against those of us who want to party. Many weekends of the year we search for great things to do and then what do they do but load all the classics on THE SAME WEEKEND. Needless to say, this writer is peeved. So, one of this weekend's events is the ultimate in gay, fetish, leather parties: The Folsom Street Fair. I'll assume a lack of naiveté with you, our dear reader, and take it for granted that you know all about our world renowned festival that only makes sense considering that many deem us to be the gay capital of the world (thanks world). One important element of this yearly extravaganza is the annual Pink Party, at legendary Holy Cow on Folsom Street for what is continually one of the best parties of the year (see, I don't want to say it about all the things but I have to) in which everyone wears pink and raucously dances and schmoozes in both the indoor and the outdoor patio for an exclusive house and techno adventure. This year's event features a smashing lineup of local talent like Disco Knights' Anthony Mansfield and Ed Mazur (think tech-house with Playa prog vibes), Public Works' Peter Blicks, and other like Jonesy Jones and Emanate. Don't forget to wear pink, exude pink, and smile. Date: Sunday, Sept 27, Time: noon to midnight, Place: Holy Cow, Cover: link More Info (ML)

Bay Area Vibez Festival
If there wasn't already enough happening this weekend, we have another tempting dish to serve you - The Bay Area Vibez festival celebrates the diversity of the Bay Area through live music and the arts while supporting regional youth and music programs. On it's inaugural launch this festival will have something for everyone with full-bodied genre-bending infusion of EDM, Ska, hip-hop, alternative rock and reggae acts, as Morgan Heritage, The Grouch & Eligh, Tarrus Riley, Fishbone, Cut Chemist, Mod Sun, Queen Omega, I-Live, Skip Marley, Forrest Day, I-Wayne and Black Am-I. On their Sunday stage you have headliners like wildly popular electronic dance music DJ Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, Grammy nominated rapper, Nas and Grammy nominated Meshell Ndegeocello. Sunday's lineup also includes acts from the Pacific Islands, Belize, Jamaica and the states. Those artists will include, Fiji, Paper Diamond, Z-Trip, Dimond Saints, trending reggae-rock artists, Krooked Treez, Richie Spice, The Courtney John Project and Rick Haze. Date: Sat Sept 26 - Sun Sept 26, Time: 11am - 10pm, Cover: $85-225, link More Info



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


Link Of The Week
Paper Motor Cars: PES's new film for Honda. Dozens of animators and illustrators, thousands of original drawings, and four months of work. Everything in the film is done by hand and shot in camera. link Here

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Event: Housepitality with Worthy
Venue: F8
DJs: Worthy, Gonzo, Dikoalition
Music: bass-house
Cover: $5 on RA, no cover b4 10pm with RSVP, $10 after


Worthy is not only a stand-up guy as a person, but also an utter delight to experience on the dance floor. With beginnings and influences from Detroit and acid house, Worthy, along with his labelmates at Dirtybird, have been forging new paths in the genre, making the strongest name for themselves in the sound of bass-driven house. Regardless how purist you are, one really can't help but dance when Worthy and his sound, which have seen the likes of stages at Dirtybird Picnics and Disco Knights at Burning Man, come on the decks. Another Wednesday, another time that Housepitality's got you. (ML)

Event: Lights Down Low with Daniel Avery
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Daniel Avery, Richie Panic
Music: techno, acid house, psychedelic, minimalist, big beat
Cover: no cover w/RSVP


This Wednesday, Lights Down Low welcomes UK's own Daniel Avery to Monarch, where he'll rock the dancefloor with his big room sound. Expertly combining minimalism and psychedelic sound reminiscient of The Chemical Brothers, it's no surprise Avery had a residency at one of the most famous UK clubs, Fabric. His acid house fused with Detroit techno played well on the loud system and when it came to creating his first album, he made sure his tracks are best heard at loud volumes on banging soundsystems. Did I mention he's playing an extended set to a small group of people, at no cost to attendees? That's right, just RSVP to ensure entry and be one of the lucky few who gets to witness Avery's amazing talent. (CQ)

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Event: Crazy P Sound System
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Crazy P Sound System, PapaLu, + more TBA
Music: disco, house
Cover: $12-15 presale


Who'd have thought it? Six albums in and Crazy P are stronger and more relevant than ever. Funny how the tides of time turn, and how the sounds of a typically British type of house and disco - which The P have been forerunning for the last 15 years - are now more du jour then ever before. Known for Fusing slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs, shimmering pop moments; this is dance music with a voice, a heart, and soul.

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Event: As You Like It (5 Year Anniversary)
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Prosumer & Murat Tepeli, Jason Kendig, Mike Gushansky
Music: house
Cover: $20 
As You Like It is turning 5 and celebrating this epic milestone with a bumping party at Monarch. Prosumer & Murat Tepeli, two DJs who've collaborated countless times together since 2005, are set to perform. Both from Germany, Prosumer & Murat have done well as solo artists and as a collaborative duo, and are now trying their hand at running a record label. Potion is the brain/lovechild of these duo, creating an outlet for their own bass-heavy releases as well as the releases of others. Joining them is Jason Kendig from Honey Soundsystem, whose funky house beats will keep you moving and grooving. Also on deck is AYLI resident Mike Gushansky, who'll be repping his crew tough with his fresh sounds and no-nonsense attitude, all in all, making this one fun party. (CQ)

Event: DTE 4 Year Anniversay
Venue: TBA
DJs: Mark Broom, Tyrel Williams, Patrick Gil, Max Gardner, Bob Five
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Can you believe it's been four years since local crew Direct to Earth descended with their ethos of real techno in both sound and feeling? In this time a community has grown around the collective heads: Patrick Gil, Max Gardner, Bob Five and Brian Knarfield, not to mention the visuals men and dancers Bay-wide who have made their home with this crew. Tonight, they're anniversary styling big time with, as always, the techno heavy hitters with warehouse vibes. In Broom's first time in the SF Bay Area (for shame!), he'll be spinning tracks reminiscent of his own releases from the likes of Ostgut Ton, BPitch Control, Cocoon, Warp and pretty much all the electronic labels that you can think of off the top of your head. To have such a titan is an honor for the DTE fam, and you can be sure Broom will sweep up off our feet on the dancefloor. Because, as always, here's to techno and here's to you. (ML)

Event: Front 242, Youth Code, Inhalt
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Front 242, Youth Code, Inhalt, Cracwhore, Blk Rainbow
Music: Industrial, EBM
Cover: $33 presale
Get dark and get down with this cyber-industrial night straight outta The Matrix. Tonight's event features three live acts along with two DJs for a full night of electric body movement. Although industrial sounds like it will be even more intense than black metal, you might be surprised to know that much of the sound is derived from darker synth sounds of the 80s, like a more electronified version of The Cure and Siouxie and the Banshees mixed with Duran Duran and just a touch of Ministry-esque anger. Tonight's event features sets from Front 242, the Belgian pioneers of this genre that began in the 80s and set the precedent for this sound that would inhabit underground communities for years to come. Joining them will be newer-comers, although still stalwarts of the sound, LA's own Youth Code, with their more brutal mix of EBM and industrial, as well as super-synthy Germans, Inhalt. Wear black if you like, but mostly just be your cyber-self. (ML)

Event: Matador (live)
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Matador (live), Rooz, Bo, John Kaberna
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover:no cover b4 11pm with rsvp, discount enter after
It's been a whirlwind three years for Dublin man Gavin Lynch better known as Matador. From initial beginnings as a sound engineer and DJ in his native Dublin, the dedicated producer has plotted a carefully devised route right to the forefront of techno in just three short years. One of Richie Hawtin's top guys, Matador's set at this years Movement festival in Detroit really inspired the Deep Blue crew to bring him to SF. He has been playing the top parties in Ibiza from being a regular at Richie's ENTER party and playing with Jamie Jones at Paradise at DC10. Not to mention at festivals like Time Warp. Come hear why Matador has been voted to Resident Advisor's top 20 Live Acts poll 3 years in a row.

Event: Patrick Topping
Venue: Audio
DJs: Patrick Topping, JOill
Music: tech-house, techno, deep house, acid house
Cover: $10
In just two years, Patrick Topping has taken the dance world by storm. Racking up various accolades such as having 3 number 1 songs on Beatport, as well as being named 'Best Newcomer' and debuting at #80 in the Resident Advisors Top 100 DJs, its clear that Topping's career is only just taking off. Since his debut on BBC1 Radio two years ago, Topping hit the dance scene hard, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Crushing each set he plays, and climbing each chart he's on, it's fitting that his name is Topping. And with Pete Tong and Annie Mac singing his praises, you can be sure that you'll be hearing more from him. Opening the night is JOill, a former Detroit resident who now calls SF home and whose sound pays homage to his musical upbringing. (CQ)

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Event: IDP
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Leon Bison (live), Maggey Pain (live), Biceptuals (live), Zoz
Music: IDM, experimental
Cover: $5
The genre of electronic music with quite possibly the snootiest name around is heading to Underground SF this weekend one-off intelligent dance party (the IDP of the name), featuring intelligent dance music. Rude name be damned! This genre, which is much beloved by live techno experimenters, needs more of a party than the odd time that Autechre comes to town. The genre, inspired by a post-techno sensibility, came to fruition in the early 90s and has stuck around to remain one of the most thoroughly electronic sounds in the current aural landscape. So sign up for school to get intelligent with a local collection of artist's playing and creative live sonic terrains for SF's 7 hills. Tonight's event feature three such performances and ending with some more dance friendly experimental by local hero Zoz. Be there or be em-c2. (ML)

Event: Max Graham
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Max Graham
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ rsvp
Born in London but raised in Canada, Max Graham has become a well-known name amongst international dance music fans across multiple genres. From his early days learning his craft at Atomic nightclub in Ottawa to his current tour diary that boasts over 75 countries, Max continues to enthrall fans both in and out of the booth. With hits like "Sun in the Winter," "Nothing Else Matters," and "The Evil ID," his ambitious Open-to-Close DJ sets, and his renowned weekly show 'Cycles Radio', Max has shown time and time again that he knows how to make and play records that get the dance floor moving.

Event: PW & IN SIGHT present: Recondite (live)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Recondite (live), DJ Tennis, Roman Flugel, Matt Hubert, PBR Streetgang, Shiny Objects
Music: ambient, future, modern classical, house, techno, hynotic, trance
Cover: $23
German producer Lorenz Brunner, aka Recondite, finds musical inspiration anywhere and from anything. Though he lives in an urban area, Recondite has to retreat from society and venture into the woods to connect with nature and get his musical creative juices flowing. Berlin offers him an escape, though his true inspiration comes from the small village where he grew up. That secluded area represents a natural state of being for him, and his music mirrors that sentiment, which you will hear this Friday, as he performs it live. Also holding it down in the main room are DJ Tennis, Roman Flugel and Matt Hubert, while PBR Streetgang and Shiny Objects keep things popping in the loft. For something a little different, get to Public Works this Saturday. (CQ)

Event: SuperHero Afterparty w/ Osunlade
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Osunlade, Pink Mammoth and Housepitality residents
Music: house, afrobeat
Cover: $10-15
Pink Mammoth and Housepitality join forces to bring you the official afterparty at Mighty from the 6th Annual SuperHero St. Fair. Special guest and label head of Yoruba Records Osunlade will be gracing the decks spinning his blend of afrobeat, deep, and funky vibes. Those with SuperHero stickers from the fair will enjoy a $10 before 11:30pm entry. Free shuttle buses will also be running beginning at 9pm from the fair directly to Mighty!


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Event: Sunset Sound System Afterparty
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Solar, Galen
Music: house
Cover: $5
It's that time again, when festies, campouts and Sunset parties come to a close. I don't know about you, but to me, it feels like each season gets shorter and shorter. Well sadly, it's time for the Sunset closer, one of the more anticipated events of the season and subsequently, the afterparty. If you make it out to Stafford Lake to bid adieu to the crew and spend the day frolicking in the sun, good for you. But if you just can't bear the thought of closing the Sunset season, then keep the party going at Monarch for the afterparty. As per usual, Galen, Solar and their friends will be doing DJ duties downstairs, while the WERD crew keeps things funky upstairs. Sunday is full of nice ways to say 'farewell' to a Sunset season well done, no matter how short it felt to all of us.(CQ)

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