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Desert Heart
Can you believe it's already been three years since the Desert Heart crew first began their own spinoff of festival culture in Southern California? It's hard to believe sometimes, whether your disbelief comes from the standard "time is flying" or the sheer popularity that this boutique festival has amassed in such a short period of time. One of the festival's main draws is its one floor one movement ethos, which brings together every dancer in one place instead of dragging them around the festival grounds. The fact that the founders and crew are mostly based in our local scene doesn't hurt to get Bay Area folk to make the long trek down South. Many of this year's notable names come from our own scene, like Rachel Torro, Bells & Whistles, J. Phlip, and Solar. While these smaller names can be a huge draw, there is also top international talent from the likes of Marc Houle, Eddie Richards, and Claude VonStroke (alright he is both local and an international talent). Desert Hearts helps us remember that festival season never has to end, and that neverending summer doesn't have to only be in our hearts. Date: Nov 5-9, Time: gates open Thursday Nov. 5, 10am, Place: Los Coyotes Indian Reserve, Cover: $200, link More Info (ML)

Blind Games
Red Light Lit is a local phenomenon, one that combines eroticism with the literary regard of your university English course. Inspired by the city's poetic history, this arts and words journal shares the sexual side of artistry and the artistic side of sexuality. This event, taking place at downtown's glamorous Clift Hotel, honors the journal's upcoming 9th journal. To celebrate there will be poetry and prose, music and perhaps even a bit of a dance. Enjoy "unfettered expression" with fourteen readers, piano accompaniment and local singer-songwriter Sarah Beth Nelson, whose work encompasses both sound and poetry to make for a glorious combustion of the night's themes. This is a special event that not only will delight but also contributes to the artsy, sexy, undergound, DIY San Francisco that we all know is still out there. Date: Fri Nov 6, Time: 6:30-9pm, Place: Clift Hotel, Cover: Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $7 ticket with a student discount at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go to the making of the book, link More Info (ML)

Steam Carnival
Are you a dreamer? Inventor? Someone who challenges the impossible? Then stop by Pier 48 Fri-Sun for a new movement fueled by explosive ideas, inspiration, and amusement. Steam Carnival is a high-impact, high-voltage entertainment showcase fun for the whole family. The event features high-tech games, interactive installations, dynamic build zones, round the clock stage shows, lab demos, aerialists, artists, food, and more. There's something for everyone. Educational programming occurs in partnership with the 5th Annual Bay Area Science Festival. Steam Carnival focuses on Steam rather than Stem to emphasize the importance of art, highlighting its contribution to invention and innovation with the mission to inspire more creative thinkers and doers through playful, meaningful, immersive experiences! Date: Nov 6-8, Time: 10am - 6pm, Place: Pier 48, Cover: $15-25, link More Info



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for The Kazbah presents Animal Trainer this Fri at Public Works


Link Of The Week
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Event: Housepitality with Anthony Mansfield
Venue: F8
DJs: Anthony Mansfield, Sean Murray, Tasho
Music: house, disco, funk
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 early bird tickets on RA, $10 otherwise


Anthony Mansfield will be rocking Housepitality this Wednesday. Creator of all that is Disco Knights, Mansfield has made quite the name for himself through is parties, BM camp and of course, through pure talent. He's released music on various labels and can play anything from house and disco edits laced with funk, so he's a fun DJ to dance to. Joining him is Housepitality resident Sean Murray, a man no stranger to rocking the decks. And he's celebrating his birthday, so be sure to wish him a happy one. Tasho will be holding it down on in the lounge, so grab your dancing shoes and head to F8 for some Housepitality. (CQ

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Event: Bondax
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Bondax, Roosevelt (DJ Set) Richie Panic, Justin Milla plus many more
Music: tech-house, fidget, minimal, breaks, dubtech, deep house, ghetto tech
Cover: $17.50


'The aural equivalent of sipping an ice-cold Pimms on the balcony of your council estate flat" – Dazed and Confused. Bondax's evocative music seems to drift between urban sonic landscapes, avoiding classification. Incorporating elements of post-dubstep, R&B, and garage, the Lancaster based duo craft an intimate, electronic bliss that reveals something new with each repeated play. Despite the fact that Adam and George are still enjoying their teens, their music shimmers with a maturity and sophistication that belies their age. Hailing from Cologne, Roosevelt blends Balearic haze with his hometown's trademark electronica to make loved-up guitar pop; his debut solo release 'Sea' playfully conjuring up images of long fading summers with its dubbed out guitars, rolling bass and longing vocals.

Event: Laser Native presents Hotfire
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Hotfire, Vitamindevo, Lt. Daaan
Music: dubstep, r&b, garage
Cover: $5 presale, $10 door


Laser Native is taking over Monarch with a night full of bass bumping beats. First up is Hotfire, a duo that's dropping musical hot fire everywhere they go. Their high energy, coupled with their signature sound, make them crowd pleasers. Also on deck is Vitamindevo, a DJ who loves to get the dancefloor jumping. He strives to create music that gives you an otherwordly experience, one that takes you on a musical journey. And his tech-house beats, mixed with spacey breaks are just the sounds to propel you along. Rounding out the lineup is Lt. Daaan, a DJ full of versatility and a music selection to match, he'll have that backroom packed to the fullest. (CQ)

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Event: 10 Year Anniversary of Lazy Days
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Shur-i-kan, Fred Everything, Joey Alaniz
Music: house (deep, tech), techno
Cover: $10-15
It might be hard to believe, but Lazy Days is celebrating 10 years of providing an outlet for all things Fred Everything. Beginning in Montreal in 2005, Everything created the label as a side project that soon ballooned into a full time endeavor. His goal? To release timeless and classic house beats with quality artwork and mastering, and after 10 years, he's done that and more. In celebration of this milestone, he's invited Shur-i-kan from London to bring his deep house beats for your listening pleasure. Joey Alaniz from Common Ground is also on hand to help keep the party jumping, so wear your comfy shoes. Also, though this party is celebrating something wonderful, it also serves as Fred Everything's going away party, as after 8 years of Bay living, he's returning to Montreal, where it all began for him. Come by and wish him well on his next journey. (CQ)

Event: Dirtybird Quarterly
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Worthy, J.Phlip, Nick Olivetti plus Special Guest
Music: house, bass, funk
Cover: $15 b4 11pm, $20 after
Dirtybird' has been dropping basslines and creating smiles on the dance-floor since January 2005. The innovative American house music label has become synonymous with quirky ideas, bass driven funk and a crew of humble characters who like to have fun. The bird logo came from a drawing Barclay Crenshaw (aka Claude VonStroke) used to draw when he was a kid to make his little brother laugh in church. Since creating the label, VonStroke has A&R'd some of the most influential house music producers in the world. A short list includes Justin Martin, Catz 'n Dogz, Julio Bashmore, Riva Starr, Breach, Shiba San, Eats Everything, J Phlip, Killfrenzy, and many more – most of whom had their very first records and even created their artist names on Dirtybird

Event: Finnebassen
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Finnebassen, dAvi A
Music: house, disco, synth
Cover: $15+
Norwegian DJ and producer Finnebassen has been ruling the scene with his melodic, haunting house beats. Having started his musical journey in his homeland of Oslo, it wasn't until 2012 that Finnebassen began taking the international world by storm. The UK label Electronique took his production of 'If You Only Knew' and provided various remixes by Matt Fear and The Mekanism. This helped the full EP with that track reach #3 on the Beatport Nu Disco chart and he hasn't slowed down since. Many releases and chart toppers later, Finnebassen has regular gigs around the world since his smooth, sexy house is in major demand. Joining him is dAvi A. from Urgent Turquoise, dropping his own house beats laced with syth and nu disco. (CQ)

Event: Modular feat. Noir
Venue: Audio
DJs: Noir, Pedro Arbulu, Menno
Music: deep house, progressive house
Cover: $10-20
By now you should know that Modular is famous for their keen interest in popular international house music. And they're doing their usual tonight when they bring Danish artist Noir to the decks. Although separate from his previous hit-making partner, Haze, Noir is ready to rumble Audio this Friday. With a mission to bring house music to the world, he's done a good job with his ear-pleasing club hit, Around, helped certainly by the ultra-hot superstar Solomun remix. With his standard mix of classic house sounds mixed with R&B and hip-hop, his sound is primed for today's popular house landscape. He'll be supported by Modular resident Pedro Arbulu, who has had his fair share of opening for popular acts. Expect it to be another big one. (ML)

Event: The Kazbah w/ Animal Trainer
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Animal Trainer, The Revenge, Papa Lu, Ali, Halloran, Elz, Acid Boyz
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $15-20
The Kazbah return to Public Works with their first event since the Burn. And you'll be in for a treat with a stellar line up featuring Animal Trainer in the main room and The Revenge in the loft. Both children of the illustrious nightlife of trend capital Zurich, Animal Trainer (Adrian Flavor and Samy Jackson) have made a name for themselves with their Rakete parties, held mostly at their home base, the chic Hive club, as well as many other locations in and around Switzerland. 100% of the proceeds go to making the magic happen again on the playa next year. Don't miss Animal Trainer, The Revenge, and your Kazbah crew this Friday at Public Works!

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Event: Barnt
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Barnt, Mozhgan
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-15
When his classmates were into Grunge, Barnt was exploring Techno, when the same classmates discovered Techno, he was already taking a closer look into Hip Hop (battling in the nationwide DMC DJ championships), when everyone went to Berlin to celebrate Minimal, he was being on a trip back in time to inhale early German electronic and rock music – attracted by the main oppositional poles of this era: accuracy and free rein. Mainly these biographical key points and his (now over two decades spanning) DJ experience are the base for his formula of pathos, calculated dilettantism and dance floor functionality that characterize all his productions. In the fruitful atmosphere of Cologne he still lives and from here he further evolves his idiosyncratic style, which already brought him from Robert Johnson to Trouw, from Montreux Jazz Festival to Mutek México, from Berghain to Burning Man.

Event: Carl Craig
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Carl Craig, Rooz, Nicola Zanatta, Jon Kaberna, Bo
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10-20 
Carl Craig is one of THE eminent names in dance music. Before there was EDM, before there was even DnB, there was Carl Craig. Craig rose out of the first generation of Detroit techno music which grew out of the now-infamous trio of Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derek May. By adding to their cybotronic sound with new elements that also came from historically black music (jazz, r&b), Craig contributed to the evolution of the sound that we all know and love today. As a true artist and a true performer, Craig has continued to please and delight crowds and home-listeners with a continued outpouring of production and live work. Tonight is no exception as he graces the SOMA stage at Harlot. Always a pleasure to see one of the true living masters at work. (ML)

Event: Forward w/ Marc Houle
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Marc Houle, Mark Hemming, Adnan Sharif, Mira, Satori (Live), Ramona Wouters
Music: house (deep, tech, minimal), techno
Cover: $16-18
Marc Houle isn't your typical DJ. Never one in favor of just 'pressing play', Houle strives to create a live show that is unique each and everytime he performs. His one-of-a-kind sets reveal a true musician, a truly dedicated and skillful one at that, and he aims to keep you guessing as he drops those techno beats. Also playing is Mark Hemming, a DJ and producer who knows a thing or two about house and techno. He's released music on various imprints, including his own, Swig and continues to push the deep and dark sounds that techno and house could have. Rounding out the lineup for the main room is Adnan Sharif, a Brazilian-born DJ who spends his time rocking crowds in SF and in Brazil. He's resident DJ and promoter for Forward, and his warm, inclusive vibe is exactly the vibe that Forward is putting out, so it's a perfect match. (CQ)

Event: Nightmares on Wax
Venue: Club Six
DJs: Nightmares on Wax, Mopo, Platurn
Music: trip-hop, downtempo, acid jazz
Cover: $15-20
You don't get to be the longest serving artist on Warp Records, one of the biggest names in electronic music, without having some serious skills under your belt. George Evelyn, the man behind the NoW moniker, has done what any intelligent multiple electronic-genre artist would do: create sounds all over the mpa and work on them on the label alongside legends like Boards of Canada, Grizzy Bear, and Aphex Twin. His often pleasant sound veers further from the rough IDM and closer to the mellifluous trip-hop of contemporaries like Massive Attack. Evelyn now lives in the countryside of the island of Ibiza and you can hear this reflected in his club sound, which is at times sunny and other times party. See what he brings to the grunge of 6th Street this Saturday. (ML)

Event: Pulse SF pres. Ace Ventura
Venue: The Palace Theater
DJs: Ace Ventura, Paradigm, Hanz Dwight, Logisticalone, Majitope, Michael Liu, Tony Inorbit, DJ Denise, No Cliu
Music: psytrance (progressive)
Cover: $40
For those of us into psytrance this is one big night. With a scarcity of such events in the city and the surrounding areas, every time Pulse SF, the eminent if not only continued psytrance event holder, hosts an event, it's time to stop the plans and get ready to step into another dimension and crank up the BPMs. Tonight's party features a special three hour set (time to really get lost) by Ace Ventura a man from the capital of psytrance (that's Israel for the uninitiated), who spins a progressive style that speaks of space, the cosmos, and what other than psychedelia. He'll be joined by a vast slew of other artists, from both near and afar to play on this venue's two stages that will be cranking it up until 5am. Set your intentions on delight, set your intentions on dance, and set your intentions to this Saturday because you don't know how long you'll have to wait for something of this scale to return. (ML)

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Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Juan Zapata
Music: house
Cover: $5
DC based Juan And Hugo are Team Zapata. Purveyors of house music since the late 90's. They began crate digging and collecting records to Dj at house parties which led to playing at clubs up and down the East coast and other parts of the world. Eventually from djing they evolved to producing original tracks and remixing for other artists.

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