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Icebreakers Ball
Bust out the white winter attire and get ready to strip to your summer skivvies because the Icebreakers Ball is back for its remarkable 11th straight year. HUSHconcerts presents this annual benefit for the Janky Barge featuring DJ Icey. Born and raised in Florida, DJ Icey has been mesmerized by electronic music ever since hearing the synthesizer breakdown on The Edgar Winter Groups "Frankenstein." Rising to worldwide prominence out of the fertile Orlando Florida electronic music scene, Icey cut his teeth at the legendary EDGE nightclub, and even persuaded The Chemical Brothers to play their first show Stateside there. The Janky Barge is one of the Burning Man Community's most enduring and beloved art-cars. Known for eclectic, music and a crew that never stops rocking, the Barge has been a staple on the scene for 8 years. Throw on the whites and help the Barge raise money to completely rebuild its soundsystem in 2016. Date: Sat, Jan 30, Time: 9:30pm - 4am, Place: Mighy, Cover: $15-20 presale, link More Info




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Scarlett Etienne this Fri at Audio


Link Of The Week
Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump ft Tina Fey: Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) endorses Donald Trump (Darrell Hammond) for president at an Iowa campaign stop. From Saturday Night Live. link Here

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Event: Housepitality feat. Marcel Vogel
Venue: F8
DJs: Maxmillion Dunbar, Aaron J, Mike Bee
Music: house
Cover: $5 on RA, free b4 10pm w/ RSVP, $10 after 10pm


Housepitality is back in full swing for 2016, bringing in some eclectic house DJs for your listening enjoyment. Andrew Field-Pickering, aka Maxmillion Dunbar, a DJ and producer known for his 'oddball' house beats. Not only is he a co-founder of the cult classic vinyl focused label, Future Times, he's also one half of the duo Beautiful Swimmers. Maxmillion creates music of the future, moving seamlessly from hip-hop, future house and even to a more subdued and serene sound throughout his musical career. Joining him will be Aaron J and Mike Bee, each holding it down with their musical fire. (CQ)

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Event: Ship2Ship Tour
Venue: Audio
DJs: Destructo, Justin Martin, Rezz
Music: house (ghetto, electro, tech), techno (dark)
Cover: $20-35


The Ship2Ship Tour sails into Audio this Thursday for a night full of banging beats. Gary Richards, aka Destructo, is a jack-of-all trades. He's a promoter, music executive and DJ all rolled into one. He's also the founder and CEO of HARD events, a little event you may have heard of that's been putting on festivals since 2007 and which has now been acquired by Live Nation. Destructo is touted as being a leader in the electronic music business, paving the way for artists like Deadmau5 and Justice to break through the mainstream. Also on deck is Dirtybird's Justin Martin, a DJ whose energetic style and bumping beats are fan favorites. Rounding out the lineup is Rezz, whose edgy and dark techno vibes will have the dancefloor packed. (CQ)

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Event: Bob Moses & Eduardo Castillo
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Bob Moses, Eduardo Castillo, Rachel Torro, Tara Brooks
Music: organic house, deep house, tech-house
Cover: $15-30
If you're not on board with the sensation that is Bob Moses, here is a refresher. 1) It is not one human, but two: Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. 2) Howie has his roots in a more classic style of music training at Berklee College of Music while Vallance worked creating big room vibes for commercials and mainstream dance floors. 3) Their sound, often called organic house, hearkens to the likes of The Acid and Howling, Christian Löffler and Sashienne. 4) Although their sound has a live aesthetic, it is undoubtedly informed by the underground warehouse culture, especially in New York, the duo's birthplace. 5) They've already performed great sets everywhere from the likes of BPM, Robot Heart at Burning Man, Symbiosis, and more spaces that are ready for fully immersive sounds. We hope that's enough for now! Joining will be the head of LA's Voodoo parties, Eduardo Castillo. Aside from running these now legendary nights, he has also released on Crosstown Rebels. Local Rachel Torro and Desert Heart's resident Tara Brooks round out the evening. (ML)

Event: DTE pres. John Templeton
Venue: F8
DJs: John Templeton, Max Gardner, Patrick Gil, Bob Five & Trevor Mook
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $5-10
Direct to Earth is nothing if not for their two maxims: Great, pulsing techno and the warm-amidst-the-machines family vibes. As usual, they'll be bringing both to F8 this Friday with the return of John Templeton, a friend of the crew and a leader in Denver, Colorado's own burgeoning techno scene, especially with his founding of the city's Great American Techno Festival (where DTE's own, like Max Gardner, have been known to toss out some heavy-hitting sets). Templeton is no newbie to our town, though, and previously brought down the techno cave at 222 Hyde with DTE back in 2012. His cerebral tunes blend well with the sound of the rest of the Direct to Earth Family, who will all be contributing to the sonic experience of the evening. Nothing like the dark machines to get things going! See you there! (ML)

Event: Peak Time Events & UNI4RM present: Sante & Sidney Charles
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Sante & Sidney Charles, Papa Lu
Music: house, tech-house, techno
Cover: $15 pesale
Berlin's Santé emerged as part of a wave of new producers with a different cut to their electronic jib around the time that deep house was losing its way somewhat. His productions ooze character, charisma, soul, colour, humour and above all a sense of humanity. His style has taken on yet more verve, with the warmth of the house he has always known and loved now bolstered by a loose techno rhythm and percussive drive. Whether its one of his acclaimed live shows or one of his DJ sets you're listening to, the infectious energy is always there. He describes himself both as a party animal and a studio gremlin ("because you need to be both to do music!"), and cites his biggest influences as The Cure, Talking Heads, Aphex Twin and the Detroit techno pioneers and legends. It might have come as a surprise to some that Hamburg's Sidney Charles topped Resident Advisor's Top 100 Most Charted Artists of 2013, but it's an accolade that speaks volumes about both his approach to music and his prolific, consistent output.

Event: Scarlett Etienne
Venue: Audio
DJs: Scarlett Etienne, Silky, Ed Marco
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
Scarlett Etienne has established herself as a major player on the international DJ circuit. Whether she is DJing in the underground scene at nightclubs like Watergate in Berlin or The Nest in London, Playing keys on stage with Nile Rodgers and Johnny Marr at Montreux Jazz Festival, throwing down at the Formula One parties in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, writing music for fashion films for couturiers like Erevos Aether, giving a live vocal performance at The Box London or on the Robot Heart art car at Burning Man, or orchestrating the music for Matthew Williamson's fashion shows from the sound booth of the Royal Opera House, she is constantly on the global move delivering her dazzling, fresh sound. In just a few short years Silky has established a sterling reputation as an artist through an impressive catalogue of releases and a long list of club and festival appearances. The London-born producer maintains a consistently high work ethic, locking himself in his studio to compose fresh new ideas on a daily basis and hitting the road most weekends.

Event: The James Brown Dance Party
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: members of James Brown Band, The J.B.'s, Sly And The Family Stone, CeeLo Green, Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Legend, Jamie Lidell, Eric Clapton, Snarky Puppy, Tea Leaf Green, Billy And The Kids, Breakestra, Tenacious D, Jazz Is Phish, and more!
Music: funk
Cover: $12-20
Can you think of a better party than one honoring the Godfather of Soul? Neither can I. And this is going to be epic, as The James Brown Dance Party features a rotating All-Star cast of musical talent that is not to be missed. Honoring the late, great James Brown will be members of various iconic bands that embody and project the true soul that was he. You can expect to find some of the James Brown Band, as well as some of The J.B.'s. Not to mention that members of Sly and the Family Stone, CeeLo Green and Eric Clapton will also be in attendance, as well as some of Tenacious D, Jazz is Phish and Tea Leaf Green. See, what did I say? Epic indeed, so grab your dancing shoes as you'll surely need them and hit up Mezzanine to feeeeelll nice, like sugar and spice. (CQ)

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Event: Behrouz
Venue: Love + Propaganda
DJs: Behrouz, Bo
Music: tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm with rsvp
San Francisco-based producer and long time dance music veteran, Behrouz Nazari is difficult to label as he reflects the music he creates and spins. "My sound is impossible to categorize, but if I were to give it my best shot, I would describe it as a myriad of different subgenres of music I have experimented with during my past 20 years of DJ'ing. It's mainly composed of sexy music incorporating the finer elements of my deep house roots, all the way to techno," Behrouz confesses. This being said, Behrouz has quickly become a highly respected DJ, recognized worldwide for his groundbreaking headlining sets at venues such as Pacha in Ibiza and NY, Space in Ibiza, Warung in Brazil and Stereo in Montreal. Through his highly acclaimed productions, CD compilations, and award nominations Behrouz has discovered the recipe to success that has allowed him to become a well known name in the realm of superstar DJ's.

Event: Jimmy Edgar & Solar
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Jimmy Edgar, Solar
Music: future house, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Jimmy Edgar is one of those artists that brings the original ideals of Detroit techno to full, robotic life — a life that firmly places it in the 21st century's idea of the future rather than that of the 80s. His fully spacey and cosmic jams are still rooted in a certain funk that keep it far from an overly mechanical machine sound. Think of his music more like Star Wars' BB-8 rather than 2001: A Space Odyssey's HAL-9000. Edgar, also a fashion photographer, considers his music to be "sound couture", although we're more apt to say his whole aesthetic is some sort of couture. In a night that only features two artists, having the local headliner be Sunset's Solar is a treat for the crowd. With a sound that encompasses house, techno, electro, disco, and psychedelic rock — not to mention over 12 years of experience playing to Bay Area crowds. These two high-octane artists know how to move a crowd and are sure to delight in the Monarch basement. (ML)

Event: The BIG 80s Party
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Dave Paul
Music: 80s dance music
Cover: $9 presale
Cabbage Patch Kids, Rubik's Cube, Live Aid, Flashdance, Purple Rain, Beat Street, Yo MTV Raps, spandex, leggings & shoulder pads! If you grew up in the 80's come by and relive the decade and if you weren't around in the 80's come experience what you missed. Bust out your retro gear be it new wave, punk or hip-hop and come have some fun.

Event: Treasure Fingers w/ Landis Lapace
Venue: Audio
DJs: Landis Lapace, Enso
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale
Treasure Fingers' Nite Trips tour hits Audio on January 30th with special guest, Landis LaPace! Landis entered into the realm of production three years ago. His early roots in music stretch back to his childhood when he started drumming on a toy kit in his garage at the age of 3. A toy kit progressed to a full-blown Tama drum kit, with which he became an avid drummer, and Landis' natural musical talent blossomed. At the age of 13 he was listening to a variety of music from Dubstep to Trance, but "One" by Swedish House Mafia exposed his love of Progressive/Electro House as well as House/Tech House. From there he started making music on a friend's computer in order to continue his musical journey. He continued making tracks of various genre's while developing and incorporating his own style and thumbprint on his music, and still looks for anything with funk and soul for inspiration. With releases on This Ain't Bristol, Main Course, and Perfect Driver under his belt, the future is looking very bright for this up and coming musician.

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Event: Mars Sundays House
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: Ruben Mancias, Keith Kraft
Music: house
Cover: no cover
We all have danced for hours from the very special music that Ruben Mancias blessed us with at his Devotion Love parties at the End Up and we are treated to Ruben's patented feel-good house beats on Mars Bar's dance floor this coming Sunday. Playing along with Ruben - is none other than resident Keith Kraft. Opening set will be classic house vinyl by Michael Payton who will pull from the Nobel Kim record collection that he has acquired. The kitchen will be open from Noon till Six. For those of you interested in watching Pro Bowl, the front TV's will be on!

Event: Werd ft. Sappho
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Eddie C, DJ M3, Werd DJs
Music: tech-house, acid house
Cover: $5-7
Eddie C. Known in the Bay Area techno community as the man who saved Saturday night at Sunset campout. And boy did he save it! In one night only he went from respected artist to local legend, even though he, of course, currently lives in Berlin (shocker!). He'll be bringing the community fans out on a Sunday night because we know what the man can do. He'll be joined by Disco Knights' DJ M3 and the always delightful Werd resident DJs. As always, a treat for the ears, a treat for the body, a treat for the soul. (ML)

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