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SF International Film Festival
This Thursday marks the opening night of San Francisco's most glamorous night of cinema: the opening of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Now in its 59th year, the festival spans over 15 days and will be showing over 150 films from around the world and from some of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers. In attendance will be Oscar winner, Tom McCarthy, Ellen Burstyn in tandem with a special screening of the harrowing classic, Requiem For A Dream, Indian-American author Mira Nair, and an afternoon with Aardman Studios (Wallace & Grommit) — just to name a few. Of course, a festival of this caliber would not be complete without some musical accompaniment and SFIFF does not shirk its responsibilities in this category. The highlight of the musical program is Simon Taymonde of the Cocteau Twins and psych-pop band Mercury Rev accompanying Carl Dreyer's classic 1932 horror film, Vampyr, with live music at the Castro Theater on May 2. Musically themed filmes include As I Open My Eyes, about underground nightlife in Tunisia, Morris From America, which tells the story of an American uprooted to Heidlberg, Germany (and who finds his way to at least one techno party), David Byrne/St.Vincent/tUnE-yArDs/Zola Jesus concert film, Contemporary Color, and even the film debut of Nick Jonas for you pop lovers out there. This is only the tip of the iceberg for excellent programming for the city's top international festival. Check out the full program here and see you at the movies! Date: April 21-May 5, Time: Various, Place: Alamo Drafthouse, Roxie Theater, Castro Theater, Victoria Theater, BAMPFA, Gray Area, Cover: general admission for most films is $15, More Info (ML)

 
 

   

Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Angels of bAss Night of Hauteness this Sat at Monarch

 

Link Of The Week
Signs of Light: When comes the night, it's time to animate the sky with our lights. Signs of Light is part of our nomadic art and a way to create unique visuals based on very simple and accessible light-painting techniques. link Here


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Event: Bicycle Day
Venue: 1015 Folsom
Artists: Alex Grey & Allyson Grey, Dimond Saints, Gaudi, Michael Menert feat. Russ Liquid, The Human Experience, Sidecar Tommy, Sage Armstrong, ConRank, TekLife, Soohan, VNDMG, BOGL, Tony Inorbit, Little John, Majitope, Spekt, Nasi Banks, Ryury
Music: bass, world fuision, psychill
Cover: $25
Bicycle Day itself is a celebration of the famed Albert Hoffman bike ride the day he discovered Lucy in the sky with diamonds (although before the eponymous song was written). Since that date in 1943, psychonauts and cosmic hunters have been celebrating the day with play, joy, and delight — just as Hoffman would have wanted. Also a tradition is this yearly party at 1015 where denizens of resonant bass, psy, and chill music come together for a night of consciousness but also some serious dancing. There will be art from legendary mystic artists, Alex & Allyson Grey, whose fractal mysteries have been entrancing those on their journeys to understanding, love, and wisdom. Headlining will be artists from the Bay and afar, such as Oakland's own Dimond Saints, whose sound collides heavy bass and soulful melodies. In addition to the main room, there will be a room for local future bass crew Soundpieces, with the tunes of VNDMG and BOGL, among others, as well as Symbiosis room that will sonically take you to late season festival vibes the way they truly know how. Get ready to feel the same ecstasy when Albert took his infamous ride! (ML)


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Event: Housepitality - Jimmy B Birthday Edition!
Venue: F8
DJs: DJ Bone, Tyrel Williams, Jimmy B
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/ RSVP, after $10

 

Housepitality is our Wednesday tradition where we party mid-week. Now that today is what some might consider a holiday, everyone is gonna come out to celebrate. Are you thinking of the holiday that celebrates (currently) illegal plant use? Well, I guess it's that too, but also it is beloved mentor of the scene: Jimmy B! To help us enjoy this clearly important day in a haze of music and glory is Detroit techno favorite DJ Bone. Backing him up will be long time Housepit friend Tyrell Williams and Jimmy B himself (cuz the man is wise and knows what he's doing). Light a candle — or something — and come celebrate tonight. (ML)


Event: Lights Down LowSF Celebrates 10 Years of Raving Part 2
Venue:Public Works
DJs: 2manydjs (DJ set), Richie Panic, Sleazemore, Eug, Shiny Objects, M3
Music: progressive rock, funk, r&b, German techno
Cover: $20

 

Lights Down LowSF is continuing their anniversary celebrations this Wednesday at Public Works. Both Richie Panic and Sleazemore have a personal connection with the selectas for the night, the Brothers Dewaele, aka 2manydjs, so it's apropos they'll be performing. And if you're a raver, you're familiar with the duo as well, just under their live act name, Soulwax. Their mixtapes, remixes, live shows and DJ sets are full of high energy and quality beats, making them fan favorites. Whether they're throwing down some progressive rock laced with funk, r&b and German techno or some booty shaking beats, you know that 2manydjs has set the bar quite high when it comes to their live acts. Also on deck is Eug from the Face parties who'll hold it down in the main room, while Shiny Objects and M3 keep the loft popping. No matter if you've been raving for a year or a whole decade, you'll want to join the LDL in celebration. (CQ)


Event: Mushroom Jazz 25th Anniv Kickoff Monthly
Venue:Monarch
DJs: Mark Farina, J Boogie
Music: house, jazz, funk
Cover: $15 presale

 

There's a new monthly party on the block, not just any event but Mark Farina's famed Mushroom Jazz event will be going monthly. Modern day record minstrel, Mark Farina, has thrilled crowds globally, entertaining over 1 million fans per year. As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Farina's known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats.


Event: Nosaj Thing (Live A/V)
Venue:Mezzanine
DJs: Nosaj Thing, D Tiberio
Music: synth, instrumental hip-hop
Cover: $15-20

 

If you know anything about Nosaj Thing, you know this LA producer loves hip-hop. Influenced early on by Power 106 and the Beat Junkies, Nosaj has gone on to create synth based instrumental hip-hop. Reminiscent of Boards of Canada, DJ Shadow and even a bit of Danny Elfman, Nosaj work clearly honors his influences. With such a broad range of artists in LA, its no surprise that Nosaj has found his niche alongside Flying Lotus, Nobody and even local legends D-Styles and Daddy Kev, with the latter being some of his personal heroes. He's since been signed to Kev's Alpha Pup Imprint to release his full length debut, Drift. He's created beats for MCs Busdriver, Nocando and Kendrick Lamar, and remixed Flying Lotus, Daedelaus and Radiohead. His most recent release feature Chance the Rapper and Whoarei, which makes it clear that Nosaj Thing isn't slowing down anytime soon. (CQ)



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Event: Dave DK
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Dave DK, Emanate, Pedro Arbulu
Music: house, techno
Cover: $5-7 presale

 

DJ & producer David Krasemann, better known as Dave DK has been making waves in the electronic music scene for a couple of years now. Since the early 90's he was fascinated by the upcoming techno movement, which eventually led to his own active initiation. 1995 was the starting point for the then 17 year old. Together with a longtime friend, Dave produced his first tracks and was involved in the organization of underground techno and house partys, constantly trying to spread and push new electronic music. Searching for new electronic sounds every day and having honed his skills as a producer in his chosen home Berlin, Dave released his first record on Müller Records in 1998. His DJ activities had been highly pushed since that time. In 1999 he became a resident DJ at Tresor/Globus club in Berlin, later on also at the legendary Panorama Bar. Beside his remix productions for Beroshima and Skiebäck he released records on raum...musik., Decore, Lifetime Music and Cadeaux.



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Event: Dirtybird Quarterly
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J. Phlip, WorthyApplewhite, The Friend, Shady P, Mossmoss
Music: bass, house, tech-house
Cover: $20, door only
Dirtybird Quarterly is like a passage of time for bass loving San Franciscans. Like clockwork these family gatherings hit our ears and our dancing feet and we run — not walk — to Mezzanine for some solid dancing with our favorite local crew. As usual, this party is all about the residents: Christian Martin, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, and birthday boy Worthy. You'll laugh, you'll dance, you'll hang out with friends on and off the dancefloor as you get low to the ground with the brand of booty house you've grown to love since 2005. (ML)

Event: DJ Koze B2B Matthew Dear
Venue: Public Works
DJs: DJ Koze, Matthew Dear, Marshall Applewhite, The Friend, Shady P, Mossmoss
Music: hip-hop, house
Cover: $15-25 presale
The readers of Germany's trend-setting SPEX magazine correctly voted DJ Koze the DJ Of The Years for 1999 - 2004 - a well earned title, playing numerous shows all over the country and in different parts of the world. Stefan Kozalla aka DJ Koze lives and works in Hamburg as a club DJ, musician (International PONY, Adolf Noise) and remixer for Chicks On Speed, Bob Sinclar, Justus Koehncke and more of the finest German bands and projects and successful producer and KOMPAKT recording artist. Within only a few years, DJ Koze has slowly worked his way up through the German Hip-Hop scene. With his band Fischmob, he has released several successful records, steadily building up a strong fan base of young left-oriented people. Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he's just hitting his stride.

Event: Stanton Warriors
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Stanton Warriors, Syd Gris, Kimba, DJ Hil
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $20 presale
Since bursting onto the scene with their multi award-winning compilation "The Stanton Sessions" back in 2001, the Stanton Warriors' irresistible and inimitable sound has consistently remained the soundtrack to some of the world's biggest and best parties over the past thirteen years; from East London warehouses, Miami boat parties and illegal Detroit raves, to the stages of Glastonbury, Exit, Burning Man, Ultra and Coachella, selling out global tours and topping DJ lists along the way. In the studio, Bristol's Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler have honed a trademark, uncategorisable sound that is at once all their own, but also utterly indefinable. Don't miss this rare chance to catch them in such an intimate setting, where low slung musical boundaries are sure to be pushed.



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Event: Angels of bAss Night of Hauteness
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Haute Mess, Tamo, Jess Stockton, ViaJay unleashed!
Music: dirty breaks, bass
Cover: $10-20 presale
For over a decade Tamo, J9, ViaJay and Jess Stockton have been bringing you dark, dirty breaks as Angels of bAss. From their beginning at Snow Camp back in 2004 it's been just the 4 of them. Now for the first time they've decided it's time to give a new Angel her wings, and you're in for a treat as they welcome Haute Mess to the mix! Come support and celebrate this Hautie to the crew with a night of dirty bAss, Angels style! Joining Brass Tax in 2012, and Angels of bAss in 2016, you can now hear her dynamic flavors warming up a crowd with sleazy indie dance, ramping up the vibe with funky tech house, or making boo-tays a'flutter with sexy breaks. Warning: Haute Mess is not one to hold back the bass… remember to stretch so you can get down low.

Event: Carl Craig
Venue: Love + Propaganda
DJs: Carl Craig, Papa Lu
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 11p with rsvp. Make sure to ask for Konnekted Guest List at the door
This Saturday, Legendary Carl Craig make his debut at Love & Propaganda. Folks this is not to be missed. Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, a groundbreaking electronic music icon, an inspirational artist, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig's broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. Carl Craig has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking.

Event: Club Soda: Hard French Benefit for SOMArts
Venue: SOMArts
DJs: DJ Mozhgan, DJ Primo, Brown Amy, Carnita
Music: house, soul, dance
Cover: $13-15
Hard French is teaming up with SOMArts to bring you Club Soda, an afterhours event that celebrates all that Hard French stands: dancing, culture and most importantly, fun! This one-night only event is a fundraiser geared towards raising money for the SOMArts Cultural Center and feautres an evening full of surprises. The night kicks off with a film festival celebrating the work of Aron Kantor and Jorge P of Hard French Films. There's also late-night DJ fun featuring Mozghan, Primo plus your Hard French residents, Brown Amy and Carnita. At 2am, (hey we told you this is a late night event!) there'll be a 'pick me up' drag show curated by Boy Young that includes Miss J, Willard, Trangela Lansbury and Pseuda. BAAAHS, which stands for Big Ass Amazing Awesome Homosexul Sheep Bus, was just added and will bring their interactive party bus and art car experience for your viewing pleasure. There's also a food truck/beer lounge that'll be set up, so if you're tired of dancing and a little hungry, head on outside to enjoy some of those provisions. If you're looking for a more well-rounded Saturday event, look no further than Club Soda. (CQ)

Event: On and On with Matthew Dekay
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Matthew Dekay, Tempo Tantrum
Music: house
Cover: $15-20
On and On brings you Dutch composer and DJ, Matthew Dekay. Dekay, a Grammy-nominated artist, has hit the music scene hard with his emotional and melodic house. Touted by Lee Burridge as a genius in the studio, Dekay grew up as a classically trained musician who loves to use synthesizers. Also searching for new electronics on which to produce music, Dekay uses these skills and more to create music that stands out from that of his peers. That, coupled with his highly influential label All Day I Dream, showcases Dekay's appreciation of music. Moving from The Netherlands to Berlin, New York and London, has allowed him to remain current and fresh and deeply displays that appreciation to the fullest. If you're a lover of house music, you don't want to miss out on Matthew Dekay, the guy who's a musical soulmate to Lee Burridge. (CQ)



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Event: AfterAfterHours meets Mars Sunday House
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: Jayvi Velasco, Fish N Shoot
Music: house, soulful house, classic house
Cover: no cover
AfterAfterHours and MarsSundayHouse have come together for a day party of epic fun this Sunday. With the weather heating up, it's no surprise that day parties are popping up. From noon until 7pm, you can dance the afternoon away at Mars Bar while enjoying all the food and drink specials the bar has to offer. Providing the day time vibes are the AfterAfterHours resident DJs Jayvi Velasco and Fish N Shoot. You may have seen them holding it down at Wish, and if so, you know they tend to throw down the best in house music. From soulful, melodic house to some of the more classic four-on-the-floor sounds, these guys will have you moving and grooving. Kevin Donaldson and Eric are your hosts and you can be sure they'll have some surprises in store. Join these guys and more Sunday afternoon as they help Hannah and Jessica celebrate their birthdays and help you wind your weekend down in the best way possible. Just because Friday and Saturday have passed doesn't mean you still can't get down with the get down on Sunday! (CQ)








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