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The Edwardian Ball
The Edwardian Ball is an event like none other in the Bay Area. The weekend-long festival is comprised of two nights of vintage fun at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom that are as immersive as they are whimsical. Friday night is the annual World's Faire and Saturday is the official Ball. The event, now in it's 16th year, plays host to all sorts of steam punkers, Dickens costumers, and a variety of cosplay that goes far above and beyond anything "normies" might consider a go-to party outfit. These ensembles really take the cake, highlighting mechanics and the 'future-past' inherent in the Edwardian subculture, which also honors the artwork of Edward Gorey. The fair will feature a world of delights to explore, akin to a carnival from another time or alternate reality, that somehow landed on Van Ness Street. The Ball on Saturday night is often called the most decadent night of the year, as be-gowned ladies and gents twirl their moustaches and tighten their corsets. The event will feature acrobatics, circus games, and a general theatricality that extends between performers and attendees as the line of participation and performance ceases to exist. This is all not to mention an exclusive performance from the SF Opera Lab, a new subdivision of the SF Opera. Get your tickets to one or both of the nights soon, as this arts and culture festival — a San Francisco gem — tends to sell out fast! And don't forget, you've still gotta plan that costume. Date: January 22-3, Time: 8pm-2am, Place: Regency Ballroom, Cover: $60-325, link More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Technasia this Fri at Love + Propaganda


Link Of The Week
David Bowie Talks about his Alter Ego Ziggy Stardust, 1998 link Here

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Event: Housepitality feat. Marcel Vogel
Venue: F8
DJs: Marcel Vogel, Ilya Galperin, Cole
Music: house (Chicago, disco), techno
Cover: $5 on RA, free b4 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after 10pm


German born and raised DJ, Marcel Vogel, brings his passionate DJ performance to F8. Beginning as a Chicago and disco house DJ, Marcel has since evolved into one of the most eclectic DJs out there. His relaxed and organic style is a direct result of his influences, which include Theo Parrish and Alex Barck from Jazzanova. Currently residing in Amsterdam, Marcel runs two labels, Lumberjacks in Hell and Intimate Friends, releasing countless hits and original productions on both. He'll be joined by Ilya Galperin and Cole, each holding it down with their signature sound for the night. (CQ)

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Event: Mioli Music presents Sequence
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Andy Kershaw, Petko Nikolov, DJ Seven, Lazer Beahm (Gravity)
Music: house
Cover: $5


Introducing the newest monthly dance party Sequence on every 3rd Thursday at one of our favorite rave cave Monarch. Celebrating local talent Mioli Music will be featuring Bay Area producers, label heads and skillful artists that make this community so colorful and rich, creating that crucially important Tribevibe. Joining Mioli Music for their opening party is non other then the incredibly talented Andy Kershaw of 3am Devices! 3am is a notable up and coming label based here in San Francisco. This man is a true believer of the scene having been a part of it ever since the 'rave days'. Joining him is Petko Nikolov who is no stranger to the development of The Bays reputation for intricate grooves and heady rhythms. DJ Seven aka Sean Evans has been a San Francisco icon for many years. A solid contribution to the scene, this man has created many opportunities for budding artists to spread their wings. You can't deny the resonance of experience when he commands the decks. Vibes so thick!

Event: Sub Society
Venue: Harlot
DJs: DJ Balance, Treyzilla, Danis, Triangle Man, Spekt1
Music: garage, house, bass
Cover: limited $7 presales, $10 b4 11pm, $15 after


Sub Society is a new monthly occurring on the 3rd Thursdays of the month. Seeking to expose partygoers to multiple genres in one event, this night showcases deep garage and UK sounds blending into house and bass. The earlier part of the night includes a training tutorial Spekt1, who'll be teaching beatmatching and Serato 101. Then Triangle Man really gets things going with his unique and fresh underground vibes. Danis brings all the bass while DJ Balance, that beat barista herself, shakes dancefloors with her arsenal of sound. Rounding out the lineup is Treyzilla, from the We Got This crew, with bass so heavy that it shows you that yes, he really does got this. (CQ)

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Event: Robot Ears
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Harvey McKay, Justin James, Amber Cox, Lindsey Herbert
Music: techno
Cover: $10
Harvey McKay returns to SF for a 2 hour peak time set with Robot Ears this Friday. Dubbed by Mixmag as 'probably the techno pages most regular contributor,' he's developed a distinctive style that is full of driving, soulful techno. He's made his way into Drumcode with 3 top 10 ten EPs, which helped him gain the love of techno supporters everywhere. He's touted as one of the hottest techno producers around, and with him being booked around the globe, we're inclined to agree. Also throwing down is Justin James, who first cut his teeth with Robot Hearts in 2013. If you missed his epic set last year, never fear, as he returns to rock your socks for two wonderful hours. Amber Cox and Lindsey Herbert add support, so don't miss out on this epic Robot Hearts event. (CQ)

Event: Sascha Dive
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Sascha Dive, Timelapse, Martin Aquino, William Wardlaw
Music: house, tech-house, techno
Cover: $10 presale
Hailing from the greater Frankfurt Area Sascha Dive has made an impression on the international house and techno circus over the last years. Although the deephouse traveller looks back to an amazing amount of pristine releases with the first official vinyl pressed back in 2007 one can still call him a young gun. Also on the bill - Antonio Del Prete and Pierluigi Velotto came to Berlin as complete strangers, in search of inspiration and the next step. Fate brought them together one random night, while in a bar with friends, and TimeLapse was quickly born. It wasn't long before they discovered the perfect union of deep grooves, tech sounds and melodic elements; grabbing the attention of labels such as Liebe*Detail and Sasha's Last Night On Earth label, stirring up interest worldwide. With their first release – 'Heaven' – already a huge success, the future is looking bright for these two Italian-born talents.

Event: Solomun
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Solomun (Diynamic), Bells & Whistles, The Kazbah hosts the Loft w/ Dj's Ali, Papa Lu Halloran
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $15-30
Solomun has played a major role in redefining European House Music, with productions, remixes and stand-out DJ sets that take the very building blocks of House and sensitively reconstruct them: adding a fresh, ultramodern twist to the genre. A well-respected underground producer for a number of years, he regularly hits the top spot of readers' polls in music industry magazines - confirming his measure in every important category. His stratospheric rise in popularity kicked off in 2012, after a legendary first season on Ibiza with his own label-inspired Diynamic Neon Nights at Sankeys. As head of Diynamic Music, he's a consistent but still he's not afraid to take the audience on a journey. It's a sensual style where deepness, funkiness and human vocals go hand in hand.

Event: Tigerskin Live! A Wild Life Party
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Tigerskin (live), Emanate, Pedro Arbulu, Lily Ackerman
Music: tech-house, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/ RSVP, otherwise $12
Berlin artist Tigerskin is special in that all the sounds that he plays are his own creations. Every. Single. Song. That's a lot of producing and certainly something that makes him standout among most DJs, some of whose mixes are little more inspiring than a techno Top 40 countdown. The lineup is bolstered by members of SF-based Mioli music and Modular's Pedro Arbulu. Aside from the sweet sounds from the deck, the night will have an entire animal theme (with good reason considering the headliner's moniker). Animal ears will be distributed throughout the night and animalistic behavior is encouraged, although consent is mandatory. The Get Physical artist has been known to move crowds, so get ready to shake. (ML)

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Event: Can't Stop Wont Stop
Venue: Brix 581
DJs: Steve Loria, Tony Hewitt, Oscar Miranda, Ruby Valeros, Rusty, Nick Garcia, more tabs
Music: house
Cover: tab
West Coast's legendary House DJ Steve Loria, is a globally recognized with his dedicated style ranging from deep house to hard house to progressive house to acid house has given him a respected name in the electronic music community. Steve has headlined parties such as Los Angeles 's largest New Year's party "Together as One," three years in a row, San Francisco's "Gucci" party and legendary "By the People" parties, "Freedom Festival", and furthermore, he was invited to lead the grand opening extravaganza at Las Vegas's now legendary super club "Utopia". Steve was also chosen to be a part of the DUB Tour that traveled across America with other exceptional House talent and friends like Doc Martin, DJ Pierre, Josh Wink, King Britt and Eddie Amador. His dedicated fans love his technical adventure with three turntables, which strives to bring the crowd into a new experience on the dance floor. Besides mixing three widely acknowledged mix compilations, Steve has produced and remixed tracks for world-renowned labels such as Plastic City, StickMan, Power Music, and Distant Music.

Event: On&On presents Kaluki Musik w/ Eats Everything
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Eats Everything, Patrick Topping, Pirate Copy
Music: house
Cover: $20 presale
From the people who brought started Paradise w/ Jamie Jones, bring us Kaluki Musik, a European Record Label, is now making it's way to our City. Kaluki was formed in a grubby Manchester basement in 2006 as one of the final raves at the historic manchester nightclub Sankeys Soap. Typically know for non-traditional artist pairings, this first installment features Kaluki staples: Eats Everything, Patrick Topping, Pirate Copy. Few producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid and far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene as Eats Everything aka Daniel Pearce. This larger-than-life beat maker is at the forefront of a swathe of talented producers to come out of the West Country Bass Epicentre known as Bristol, defining an entirely new strand of forward-thinking underground music.

Event: Opel presents Wuki
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Wuki, Syd Gris, DJ Icon, Kimba, Sychosis, Billy Seal, Leyl Master Black, more to tba
Music: break, electro, house
Cover:$15 presale
Wuki is the hottest and freshest name in the broken beat music scene right now, repeatedly cited by the biggest names in break beat as the guy who is making the most dynamic and boundary pushing music right now in this genre. Influenced by the sounds of Detroit ghettotech and Chicago footwork scenes, Wuki's ability to seamlessly mix booty, breaks, electro, and house into hard-hitting club-shakers has become a trademark of the Wuki sound. The Mile High City resident has earned releases and remixes for notable imprints such as OWSLA, Main Course, Fool's Gold, and Ultra - not to mention support from the likes of Knife Party, Skrillex, and Rolling Stone Magazine.

Event: Wolf & Lamb + Nick Monaco
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Wolf & Lamb, Nick Monaco
Music: deep house, soul house
Cover: $17-20
Wolf & Lamb is more than just the artist name for the New York-based duo of Zev and Gadi. In addition to the soulful and heartwarming sounds that go beyond just your average club house, Wolf & Lamb is also a popular label which is home to such famous artists as Nicolas Jaar, Deniz Kurtel, and local-turned-celeb Nick Monaco, also tonight's co-headliner. Wolf & Lamb, as a label and an entity is about always valuing friendship over the technocracy and easy-going fun over overwrought seriousness. Although they stem from NYC, where the winter sludge can be harsh, their music often gives more of a beach vibe than the city ever does. Tonight they'll be bringing this levity to Public Works. Perhaps they heard we needed a respite from our own winter problems… (ML)

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Event: Werd ft. Sappho
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Sappho, residents
Music: house
Cover: $3-7
Werd Sundays can often feel like more of a family night than anything else. The dance floor is filled with hugs and coordinated dance moves mixed with genuine smiles. This too extends to behind the decks, where the visiting guests are a collection of prized friends and colleagues of the Werd crew from the best side of global DJ culture. Tonight's guest is Sappho of Portland, OR, where this music nerd has turned her vinyl collection and rave attendacne into a full-on DJ lifestyle starting in 1999. Since then her sets have been favored by the likes of Soul Clap, SF's own AYLI, and now Werd. It's Sunday Funday for all the Werdos out there. You ready? (ML)

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