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Eye Heart Block Party
The Eye Heart Block Party is back for it's 5th year, once again taking over the Public Works alley. Enjoy music from three different stages and activities both inside and outside, as well as food from the El Tonayense food truck. As per usual, the lineup is stacked, with Worthy and Louis Futon holding down the headling spots. Worthy, one of the Dirtybird residents, lives up to his name. He is worthy, as is evident by his expert production, mixing and performing. He knows what the audience wants and how to give it to them. The City of Brotherly Love's Louis Futon had one hell of a 2015. From releasing his self-titled EP to his banging remixes of G-Eazy and Phony Ppl, Futon's definitely on fire. He's got plans to work with Bassnectar and Dillon Francis and has been working the festie circuit. Couple that with his future bass and trap release, 'Oakland Tho' featuring DJ Mustard and Vell's, and you know that Futon is the perfect choice to co-headline this event. This is just the tip of the lineup, but you got to attend to find the whole list. Date: Sat May 5, Time: 1pm-7pm, Place: Public Works 161 Erie St, Cover: $5-40, linkMore Info (CQ)

Mañana de Mayo
Pier 70: That bastion of out there industrial vibes that take you to another dimension without even leaving the city (or even taking that long of a train ride). For this edition of their Friday Happy Hours, they'll be celebrating the Cinco de Mayo that just was — but maybe you were too responsible to fully celebrate on Thursday. So, welcome to Friday and welcome to Happy Hour. This edition will take place inside the cavernous ex-factory at Pier 70, although warm layers are truly always encouraged. San Francisco weather knows no walls. Musically you'll get a smorgasbord of sounds with a Playa-tastic flavor. Artists like DJ Deckard of Space Cowboys and Shiny Objects of Disco Knights will keep you warmer than those layers ever could. Also in attendance will be a bevy of local artists and a special happy hour menu by The Midway SF's kitchen in conjunction with Drake's Bay Oyster Company. It's Friday, baby. Date: Friday, May 6 Time: 4-10pm Place: Pier 70 Cover: No Cover linkMore Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Superfreq 14th Anniversary this Sat at Monarch


Link Of The Week
The Peter Principle: the scientific reason everything is a bit s**t: We live in times of seemingly unending progress - and yet somehow things still always go wrong: trains are late, broadband speeds suck and the promotion always goes to the wrong person. Well, it turns out there's an explanation for all this - and progress itself is the problem. Meet The Peter Principle. link Here


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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Chris Orr, Alex Lin
Music: house, Detroit techno
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/ RSVP, after $10


Housepitality is excited to kick off May by welcome back Detroit's own Anthony "Shake" Shakir. More widely known for his releases on Seventh City and Fictional Imprint, Shake has actually been producing techno beats since 1981. You can find his name on many Motor City classics. He entered the global dance realm in 1988 with his contribution to the UK compilation Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit, an album that featured many unknown producers with tracks that began to define the Detroit sound. Also on deck is Chris Orr, a DJ and writer from Ireland who helped lay the foundation for San Francisco's now thriving techno scene. Back in the 90's Orr wrote for mags such as XL8R, URB, Mixmag, Revolution and others, sharing his techno vision and dreams with the massives. Rounding out the lineup is Alex Lin, who'll be holding it down in the lounge all night long. (CQ)

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Event: Mija
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Mija, Vindata, Unlike Pluto, Christian Rich, and many more
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $17.50


Based out of Downtown Los Angeles, Mija's roots may be based in house music but her genre­defying mixtapes and bassline productions keep the masses dancing around the globe. Mija began her career in her hometown Phoenix, where she became a full­time DJ in early 2012. In 2014 she was invited to perform on Kalliope, a Burning Man art car, at Bonnaroo Music Festival. It was on that car where she serendipitously ran into Skrillex and played a b2b sunrise set. Just a couple months later, Mija won a mix competition to play on the Black Butter Records stage at TomorrowWorld, where her set was recorded, and truly helped build a steady platform for her career.

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Event: Adana Twins
Venue: Love + Propaganda
DJs: Adana Twins, Dr. Dru
Music: tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 11 with rsvp
Straight outta "Hamburg house city", Adana Twins helped secure their home's reputation for deep grooves with a series of early EPs that have made them among the most buzz-worthy acts to emerge from the German media capital. Placing repeatedly in the pole position on both Resident Advisor and Beatport charts, the duo of Take It Easy and Friso have found their way into the record bags and Traktor set-ups of the world's top DJs, while comfortably establishing their own sound where sleek beats and clever sampling are only a small piece of a bigger musical vision that began to form during a previous era.

Event: Format: B
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Format: B, Hoagie, Loud Mouth, Reptile Society featuring Chuwee, Robothuman, Yensaan
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $11.54 – $22.09 presale
Format:B are Franziskus and Jakob. The paths of these two young men crossed whilst they were both studying to be sound engineers and so after spending a few long Berlin party nights together they decided to see if they could start a project together. And so the story begins with Format:B. After they were banging numerous hit-singles like "Vivian Wheeler", "Edding 850" and many others, they decided to found there own label Formatik Records in August 2009. In addition to that, they build up a new studio in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg to work on their second Album called "Restless". Meanwhile they catched up a lot of brilliant Techno artists like Sébastien Léger, Hugo and Super Flu to work with. Super Flu were remixing the track "Gospel" - an outstanding Club hit, which finally brought Formatik Records to the ears of the world. As a consequence of their great success, Jakob and Franziskus were "forced" to play live on the whole planet. So they toured to Australia, Asia, USA and discovered their biggest fan-base in South America. In Berlin they found the Watergate Club as the best place to celebrate their own label nights.

Event: Freqo de Mayo
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Minnesota, Blockhead, Thriftworks, Eliot Lipp, Digital Rust, Little John, Motion Potion, Bogl vs. Vndmg, Matt Haze, Shouts! Phleck, Snarkle, Professor Bang
Music: bass, hip-hop, dubstep, trap, glitch-hop, breakbeat
Cover: $21-25
HUSHconcerts, Euphonic Concepts and 1015 Folsom present a benefit for the Janky Barge on the 11th anniversary of their sideways celebration of spring. Known as Freqo de Mayo, this event features three rooms of banging bass, with some of your favorites selectas throwing down. First up is Minnesota, an innovative and prolific DJ and producer known for his earth shattering bass. Not sticking to one genre, Minnesota moves seamlessly through dubstep, hip-hop and beyond, while adding a bit of glitch. Also on deck is Blockhead, a DJ and producer from New York who gained fame through his work with friend Aesop Rock. Growing up, he fell in love with hip-hop, and Blockhead even had dreams of becoming a rapper. Soon his love of music took over and he began making beats while Aesop flowed over the top of them. Join these guys and more, as well as the Janky Barge residents, as they make the floor quake and booty shake at Freqo de Mayo. (CQ)

Event: Lights Down Low
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Omar-S, Richie Panic, Aaron J
Music: techno, house
Cover: $15-20
Lighs Down Low is starting May off strong with Omar-S. Hailing from Detroit, Omar-S is a man of many names. You can call him Alex Omar Smith, DJ Snotinburg and even DJ Snotburger. Whatever name you use, the results are all the same: he's a DJ and producer that creates funky releases using analog sounds, all while keeping things a bit low key. All that changed in 2009 when Theo Parrish's Sound Signature Label released his 'Blown Valvetrane' 12", and the rest as they say, is history. After that, he provided the 45th mix for London club Fabric's self-named mix series and he hasn't looked back since. Also on deck is Richie Panic and Aaron J, each adding their own flair to the night. (CQ)

Event: Livio & Roby
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Livio & Roby Ramona Wouters
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: $17
Deep in the Romanian wilderness, beyond the foggy wastelands and the drab greyness of the metropolitan district you can find the base of two musical wizards who invoke the spirit of the past to transmit a very modern interpretation of their nation's musical traditions. They are known as Livio & Roby and they have been putting their own supernatural twist on house and techno for the past 10 years. Romania's spirit is evident in all aspects of their music; The tribal rhythms penetrate your psyche, the organic instrumentation lifts your spirit; flutes and vocals combine with delicate chimes, while groovy basslines and solemn melodies create a magical concoction. It's a formula that caught the ears of their early supporters, Steve Lawler signed them up to VIVa Music and Berlin stalwart Woody introduced them to the city's music scene via his highly-respected Fumakilla label. These early connections helped to spread Livio & Roby's unique blueprint throughout Europe, enchanting more and more influential figures. Next to fall under their spell was Loco Dice, who signed them to his Artist Alife agency and promptly released the seminal 'Mistique' and the rest as they say is history.

Event: Subb-An
Venue: Audio
DJs: Subb-An, Jonathan Will, Dax Lee
Music: techno, tech-house, house
Cover: $10 presale
From Subb-An's beginnings as a live artist, years spent honing his DJ skills paid off in the form of regular appearances behind the decks at prime clubs and festivals including fabric, Panorama Bar, DC10, as well as seminal festivals such as Movement in Detroit, Glastonbury, Mexico's BPM and Exit Festival for industry mainstays such as Circo Loco, Cocoon, El Row and Enter. A dynamic producer with a firm understanding of what it takes to move a dancefloor, Subb-an's music has more than a little mystery about it. His productions are deep, raw, soul heavy and although always achingly relevant, glance backwards through a long lineage of house masters - his influences are sited as Craig Richards, Villalobos, Ryan Elliot, Zip, Professor Inc and Delano Smith. As a DJ, his sets pass between house and deep techno, balancing swing, groove and potent bottom end notes. Able to utilize vocals in a goosebump-inducing fashion that many producers fail to grasp, Subb-an's music has featured the sultry tones of Beckford, Anomaly Jones, Seth Troxler, Cedric Gasaida of Azari and III, and Jacob Phono to name a few.

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Event: Blond:ish, Crazy P Soundsystem, Lee Reynolds
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Blond:ish, Crazy P Soundsystem, Lee Reynolds
Music: deep house
Cover: $15-22
This three-fer-all event features three top talents in the world of deep house. It's hard to say which of them will kill the Funktion Ones (and the rubber of your dancing shoes) harder. Headliner One is Blond:ish, the duo from London by way of Montreal, who define underground gals with their sticky sounds and infectious beats. They've torn up places like the Robot Heart car on-Playa and more worldwide destinations as they continue their ascent. Joining will be Crazy P Soundsystem, Brits with a plan who have been changing the face of dance music since '96 with their lush disco underground hits. Rounding out the night is local Desert Hearts crewmember Lee Reynolds, who has long since proven he can manage a crowd with those uplifting house vibes. (ML)

Event: Infected Mushroom - CVII Animatronica Live Tour
Venue: The Midway
DJs: Infected Mushroom
Music: psy-trance
Cover: $38-40
Infected Mushroom are legend. The Israeli duo more or less pioneered the genre of psychedelic trance — or at least brought it out of India and Israel and to the world at large. The high BPMs and often transcendental themes of this genre are in full effect although Infected Mushroom enjoyed their rise based on the (relative) accessibility they created within this oft-maligned sound. Erez and Duvdev construct hypnotic sounds to take you to another dimension in sound and space and what better place than the arts and events space, The Midway, which is bringing a more "festival-feeling" space to your average city weekend than ever before. And how fitting, as Infected Mushroom are known for their full-room, full-on sets at places like Burning Man, Coachella, Miami Ultra, and more. Y'know… the big ones. Run to this show so fast that you trip. (ML)

Event: Kenny Glasgow
Venue: Love + Propaganda
DJs: Kenny Glasgow, Papa Lu b2b Benjamin K.
Music: house, electro
Cover: $10 presale
Kenny Glasgow is a North American electronic music pioneer, a role he's held for over two decades. Though the Canadian star has spent the last 5 years as the half of the acclaimed duo Art Department, functioning as a musical engineer, composer of both music and lyrics, and vocalist, he is now returning to his solo roots. Before he started touring the world, releasing influential full lengths, headlining huge festivals and gracing the cover of taste making magazines with Jonny White, Kenny Glasgow already had a cult and loyal following dating back to the early nineties. The jewel in his solo crown to date is 'A Taste of the Low Life', a stunning debut solo LP that was a dark and gritty fusion of electronic styles on No.19 Music, and fans will be delighted to know a follow-up is in the works.

Event: Superfreq 14th Anniversary
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Mr. C, David Scuba, Ben Seagren, Alex Windsor, Lick the DJ
Music: techno, house, dub
Cover: $15-20
"Superfreq. Superfreq. Superfreqing, now!" Mr. C brings his legendary Superfreq parties to Monarch. This is perfect timing, as it's the 14th anniversary of the first Superfreq event held at the club The End in London. Mr. C is celebrating 14 years of providing quality music in a prime location. Since it's inception, Superfreq was held monthly at The End until 2009, when the club closed. Since then, Superfreq has become a quarterly event and is hosted bi-annually at Fabric and the rest of the time bouncing from pop-ups, clubs and warehouses. Superfeq does regular events in Los Angeles, and bi-monthly events in cities across the US, including San Francisco. Not only that, but Superfreq has had 7 successful seasons at Ibiza and 3 at Club Underground, plus all the special events at festies across the world. Not too shabby, if you ask me. Rounding out the lineup are David Scuba, Ben Seagren, Alex Windsor and Lick the DJ, so if you're looking to get a little freaky this weekend, hit up Monarch for Superfreq. (CQ)

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Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Jeniluv
Music: acid, nu-disco, house
Cover: $5-7
Werd, your favorite Sunday party, welcomes back a favorite friend of the SF scene, Jeniluv, this week. The LA-native moved here in the mid-90s and helped create that era of rave for the city with parties like Sunset and Wicked. Her genre-blurring sets set the stage for the legendary parties that our current culture owes its foundations to. She's since returned to LA (to share our SF love, we're sure), but she still loves to come up here and support the scene she once knew and loved. You've thanked your mother already today, now come thank dancing for all the unconditional love that has given you. (ML)

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