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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
San Francisco is no stranger to free festivals, especially in this here late-summer-that-really-is-summer time. Coming in just a week after beloved Superhero Street Fair, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes the free festival to entire new heights. The event features three full days of music on six stages as well as two channel silent disco. The event comes in at roughly the same, if not a larger scale (not to mention exact location) as that other three-day SF Festival, Outside Lands, albeit $300 cheaper. And the festival never scrimps on talent. As the festival occurs based on a generous grant from San Francisco's late, great philanthropist Warren Hellman. The event is entirely non-commercial — a fact which is highly important to both artists and festival goers. Its refined and genres that skew slightly from the mainstream provide ample ground for audiences of a variety of ages to either reconnect with or discover songs of the past and continued rock and bluegrass sounds of the present. Notable mentions for artists include Irish punkers Flogging Molly, nu-folk The Milk Carton Kids, pop-country siger LeeAnn Womack, SF-local raggae jammers Michael Franti & Spearhead, alt-country Neko Case, Americana group The Dustbowl Revival, and old-schoolers like Boz Scaggs, Emmylou Harris, and even some of your favorite local DJs spinning the silent disco with rock inspired sets. There's something for everyone as well as good weather and a day in the park, so truly no reason to miss this gem of the San Francisco cultural calendar. Date: October 2-4, Time: 10:30am - 8pm, Place: Golden Gate Park, Cover: none, link More Info (ML)

Industrial Daze
Industrial Daze is both the name of this Sunday Funday event as well as the current and past state of techno-lust. In a scene whose aesthetic owes so much to dystopian, post-industry spaces, it's no shocker that this once thriving factory space — where over 18,000 people used to work in its heydey during WWII. Now it features a number of deteriorating yet large (nay, huge) open spaces that leave space for creation and imagination. Pier 70 Partners, who is working to develop the large space into a huge recreational playground for the future of SF, is teaming up with Public Works to create this special event that capitalizes on October sun and the inherent industrial nature of techno. The event will feature old school SF legends Marques Wyatt and Sunset's Galen, as well as Desert Heart's Lee Reynolds and more. There will be food trucks and vendors so all needs will be spoken for. Somehow dystopia is beginning to look pretty great… Date: October 4, Time: 1pm-8pm, Place: Pier 70, Cover: $15 and up, link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Sonny Foderathis Fri at 1015 Folsom


Link Of The Week
Lunar Eclipse ~ Black Rock Desert link Here

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Event: Housepitality-5 Year Anniversary
Venue: F8
DJs: PillowTalk, Miguel Solari, Tyrel Williams, Bai-ee, Mike Bee
Music: disco, house (funky, acid, deep), techno, r&b
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 early bird tickets on RA, $10 otherwise


It seems that every week in the Bay Area, there is some type of celebration in the music scene. This week, Housepitality celebrates 5 years of bringing quality house beats to your Wednesday nights, as well as the birthday of one of the founders, Michael Tello and the birth of a musical venture. He, alongside Ryan Williams and Sammy D, formed PillowTalk, a trio that combines disco, r&b and boogie with house and techno to create a sound of their own, at the same time as Housepitality. They're bringing their funky beats to F8, and will be joined by Miguel Solari, Tyrel Williams and Bai-ee to rock the mainfloor. Holding it down in the lounge is Mike Bee, so don't miss out on this celebration of many awesome things. (CQ)

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Event: DJ Krush
Venue: Mighty
DJs: DJ Krush
Music: hip-hop, turntablism
Cover: $15+ presale


Tokyo born and bread DJ Krush returns to SF in celebration of his latest release, Butterfly Effect. Krush began pursuing his solo career after the break-up of the group in late 1991, and soon grabbed people's attention as the first DJ to use turntables as live instruments, doing free sessions with live musicians on stage. Released his 1st album "KRUSH" in January 1994, and since then released countless records in Japan, Europe, US and around the globe. Now breaking his 11 years of silence, much anticipated album, Butterfly Effect will be released through the music label 'Vinyl Digital' from Germany. Check out Krush's new sound tonight at Mighty

Event: Grensta
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Grensta, Alastair, Vitamindevo, Lt. Daaan
Music: bass, house (soulful, deep, tech, acid), techno, ghettotech, minimal
Cover: $5 presale, $10 at door


After taking a month off, Laser Native returns with a lineup full of big bass and techno. Paying homage to a great summer, this night is fully inspired by all the festivals and they want to share that inspiration with you. Featuring Grensta, a DJ from Chico who now resides in the Bay, bringing his dirty bass and loud techno sounds. Getting his start in college, he has honed his skills and even won the Discovery Project Beyond Wonderland 2015, showing that hardwork does pay off. He'll be joined by Alastair, a Scottish DJ who takes you on a musical journey by fusing smooth deep house with melodic tech house. Vitamindevo alternates between tech-house, spacey breaks and dubby sounds, keeping things interesting on the dancefloor. Lt. Daaan rounds out the lineup, hypnotizing the crowd with his house and dirty techno sound.(CQ)

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Event: Lee Burridge
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Lee Burridge, Rooz, Bo, Derek Hena, Jonathan Will, Zach Walker
Music: tech-house, melodic house, progressive house
Cover: $25 
Lee Burridge is a beacon for those who like a melodic leaning, daytimey sound that focuses more on emotion than evocative uses of machinery ala other more techno-leaning celebs. With a history in synthier 80s sounds and helped to usher in the UK Age of Rave. He's now frequently listed as one of the top DJ talents in the world in publications like DJ Mag and Resident Advisor. His most recent gig has been running All Day I Dream, a nationwide push for emotive and melodic house that is suited to the sunshine. You can be sure that you'll be hearing this kind of sound as Burridge teams up with Pink Mammoth (for whom he played an all-day final Sunday set to much acclaim). Supporting with be PM's own Derek Hena and Rooz & Bo. Don't miss out, this party will sell out! (ML)

Event: Mercury Soul
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Del Sol String Quartet (live), Thalea Quartet (live), Elevate Ensemble (live), DJ Masonic, DJ Justin Reed, Miguel Solari, Tyrel Williams, Mike Bee, Joel Conway
Music: classical-electronica fusion
Cover: $20
It's high time that classical music be reimagined for a new audience — namely, the largest audience in popular music today: that of dance music. This collaboration, or mashup if you will, has been bringing the club to the orchestra and the orchestra to the club. Tonight, at Ruby Skye, San Francisco can experience the immersive event alongside Mason Bates, aka DJ Masonic who will be leading a group of local SF DJs and travelling live orchestral groups through a show that also features dazzling lights and projections. While much of the goal of the program is to reimagine classical music for a younger set, it could just as well be seen as a possibility for older fans of the more traditional music to experience electronic music in a way that they had not previously expected. World will collide this Friday when this "classical rave" lands in one of the city's most historic venues and you will enjoy something outside the box yet entirely within the realm of delight. (ML)

Event: Robot Ears with SIAN
Venue: Monarch
DJs: SIAN, Matt Hubert, Fabian Campos, Louiv
Music: techno
Cover: $15-20
With a slightly more avant-garde aesthetic to his music, SIAN is all about modern techno. He is currently on a world tour for his album Anthracite and he makes a stop at Monarch this Friday. SIAN's music reflects his interests to a tee, resulting in classic, albeit unusual, sounds. He's a bit more Bohemian than most electronic producers, with a slow and hypnotic sound that is almost otherworldly. He'll be joined by local talent such as Matt Hubert, Fabian Campos and Louiv, each adding their signature sound to the night. (CQ)

Event: Route 94
Venue: Audio
DJs: Route 94, Papa Lu
Music: house
Cover: $10+ presale
Since emerging with a clutch of much-played tracks a couple of years ago, Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in the house music scene. His music – simmering, forceful and purpose crafted for late night dancefloors – speaks of long evenings spent locked deep into mesmerising four-to-the-floor grooves, so immersed that the surrounding world falls away.

Event: Sonny Fodera
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Sonny Fodera, Lunice, Benjamin K, Burlie Mac, Lunice, Eprom, Ekali
Music: house, funky
Cover: $15+ presale
As today's fledgling house revival attains new heights so does the difficulty in standing out amid its thriving pool of talents, however Sonny Fodera continues to scale the mounting hierarchy whilst making it look easy. Named by Mixmag as one of their 'Hot Six', Sonny Fodera has had an impeccable 2013 with releases on a slew of today's biggest house labels including a debut album, Moving Forward, on the reputable Cajual Records. Renowned for his smooth technical mixing, last year saw Fodera play at some of the world's greatest clubs such as Air, Ministry of Sound, DC10, Booom! as well as a residency at Ushuaia Tower.

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Event: AYLI 5 Year Anniversary Closing Party
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Michael Mayer, DBX (live), John Tejada, Giegling showcase, MossMoss, Bells & Whistles
Music: minimal, techno
Cover: $20 
Seriously, this lineup speaks for itself. In fact, it is utterly insane. First off, there is Michael Mayer, a hugely influential piece of German dance music history (i.e. dance music history for us all), and head of the killer label Kompakt. Second there is DBX, the live handle of musician Daniel Bell, who serves up live techno instrumentations with a dose of Detroit, Spanish minimalist John Tejada, and an entire showcase upstairs of Berlin label Giegling featuring their artists Edward, DJ Justin, and Konstantin. Top this off with AYLI residents MossMoss and Bells & Whistles and this is a party that is minimal on style but definitely not minimal on talent! (ML)

Event: Benoit & Sergio
Venue: Audio
DJs: Benoit & Sergio, J.Remy & Glade
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
The French/US duo met at an after party in Berlin, and it wasn't long before their signature combination of rich synth work combined with pop influenced lyrical magic and impressive songwriting had been released on labels such as Spectral Sound, DFA, Visionquest, Hot Creations and Culprit. Benoit & Sergio draw from influences mostly uncommon to the house and techno zeitgeist; bands like The Talking Heads, Pavement and Roxy Music are all sources, along with electronic acts ranging from Daft Punk to Ricardo Villalobos. All these influences resonate clearly in their music, together with a sexual melodrama that manifests in lyrics about loneliness, French girls, wine and Ferraris.

Event: Hard French - Hard Dancing. Hard Cruising
Venue: El Rio
DJs: DJ Carnita, DJ Brown Amy
Music: soul, garage, Northern Soul, disco
Cover: $10
Sick of all these glorious weekends yet? Finally had enough of balmy day parties that are just lousy with smiling faces and the classiest of tunes? If you can stomach some more open air soul and tasty burgers than y'all should make your way to Hard French with Sweater Funk at El Rio. Renowned for their open, safe, quirky, and creative dance parties, Hard French delivers the quintessential SF atmosphere in some of the most fun venues citywide. These darlings are at it again with their killer early RnB and disco, free BBQ, and the freshest dancers in the bay coming together at neighborhood gem, El Rio. This time around they are partnering up with old school funk propagators Sweater Funk (owners of classic Sweater Funk Sundays at the Knock Out) to bring even more boogie into your Saturday. Per usual their resident spinners Carnita and Brown Amy will be delivering the most raucous motown bangers that will kick your inhibitions to the curb. You can always enjoy the late summer with some of the most fabulous babes under the sun! (JD)

Event: Peaches: Rub Tour
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Peaches, US Girls
Music: electroclash
Cover: $22-25
Peaches is more than just a musician, she is an icon of performance art and queer femininity. Her songs, which in feminist perfection she produces, plays, and electronically accompanies all by herself, often feature sexually explicit lyrics. Match this with her often salacious lyrics. She is a huge leader for those of any and all sexualities and fosters a fondness for anyone off the beaten path. She has also collaborated with many bad@ss female artists ranging from popstar Pink to electroclash crew Chicks on Speed and even worked on a song with Major Lazer. She even created a one-woman show that was turned into the internationally acclaimed film Peaches Does Herself. It is for all these reasons and more that you know that it's worth it to check out Peaches when she comes to town. She's more than just a great musician, she is simply a great performer who stretches the boundaries of our culture. (ML)

Event: We Are Monsters
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Paranoid London (Live), Solar, Mozhgan, Jason Greer
Music: acid house, house, techno, disco, minimal
Cover: $10-20
The culturally diverse and free-thinking We Are Monsters hosts an event this Saturday at Monarch. First up is Paranoid London, a group created out of a shared boredom at the state of house music. Citing a desire to do things differently, Paranoid London created a new old-school acid house label that solely presses on vinyl. There is no promotion, there are no downloads, this takes it back, to when all music was on records. Mixing synthesizers with carefully selected vocalists, Paranoid London creates an acid house sound truly their own. Also on deck is Solar from the legendary Sunset parties, whose blend of house, techno and disco make him a fan favorite. Rounding out the lineup are Mozhgan and Jason Greer, each adding their own funky beats to the night. (CQ)

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Event: 8 Years of WERD
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Nick Williams, Werd residents
Music: tech-house
Cover: $5-7
Can you believe it's been 8 years since WERD has been heating up Sunadys? Although the end of the weekend party has been heating up the former dead-day has seen multiple venues over it's history, it carries on and now holds the title of San Francisco's longest-running Sunday party. To celebrate, they'll be throwing a whole month full of parties, and what better way to kick that off than by featuring an evening with Nick Williams: birthday boy and WERD founder. Although he has left us for the techno-friendly cement walls of Berlin, he'll still be back for his baby's bday. And, as always, WERD's residents will be there to make the night as memorable as always. (ML)

Event: Dennis Ferrer
Venue: Audio
DJs: Dennis Ferrer, Freddy Be, Derek Hena, Ali
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 9pm w/rsvp, $10 after
Right place, right time. It's an old cliché, but it's one that's been the definition of Dennis Ferrer's musical career. Just as the dance music world was heading into the world of afro-centric house, Ferrer was there. And then, when it began to embrace the mix of tech and soul, Ferrer was there again, leading the way with his impeccable productions. As Ferrer goes, it seems, so does electronic music. And, as someone who's never content to do the same thing twice, it's clear that he'll be staying on top for years to come.

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The week as it was...

Symbiosis 2015

Housepitality @ F8

SuperHero Street Fair 2015

Pink Party @ Holy Cow

Folsom Street Fair 2015

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