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Burning Man Precompression
For burners, you never really stop planning and preparing for Burning Man. You spend all year gathering gear, cute outfits and supplies, all of which culminates with that thing in the desert the final week of August. You return, dusty as hell, only to beginning planning for next years' burn. And so continues the cycle. Book ending the festival is both Precompression and Decompression, with the former serving as a preview to the main event, and the latter as a way to acclimate back into 'real life.'This weekend is Precompression, a day-to-evening indoor/outdoor event in Oakland showcasing creative collaborations that you may see on the playa. There'll be large art installation, theme camp ideas and art, mutant vehicles and art cars, fiery performers and of course, some of your favorite DJs throwing down playafied beats. Food and libations will also be available, with three different bars in which to quench your thirst. And because of the success of last year's event, this one will be larger and more in charge in order to accommodate as many folks as possible at American Steel Studios, so get there early to avoid crowds and long lines. The usual Burning Man suspects, aka theme camps, mutant vehicles, performers and art cars will be in full effect, but you have to attend to find out the full lineup. Date: Sat June 18, Time: 630pm-2am, Place: American Steel Studios 1960 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, Cover: $25-35, More Info (CQ)

SF Ethnic Dance Festival
We here in San Francisco know that we love to dance. Weekends arrive and we rock the dancefloor like we were born to do it. In fact, we were, and each of us brings to these SF gatherings a sense of where they came from in they way they move their body and the way they make music. So, when we're ready to take a break from partying, it's always nice to go and join the professionals and take in some good culture out on the Western side of The City with the 38th Annual SF Ethnic Dance Festival at the beautiful theater at the Palace of Legion of Honor. There will be performances from companies highlighting dance traditions from Haiti to Egypt, Korea to Mexico, and even jazz dance performed with ASL. Let the dancers inspire your own moves for the summer months ahead. Date: Saturday, June 18, Time: 8pm, Place: Palace of Legion of Honor, Cover: $33-48, More Info




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz this Wed at Monarch


Link Of The Week
The Lion City II - Majulah: When we pass by landscapes they appear fixed in time, but they change around us constantly. The idea behind this film is to reveal this change by returning to the same camera positions over the years. link Here

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Event: Soundpieces 10 Year Anniversary
Venue: Monarch
Artists: Flava D, Seven, Bogl, Sam Supa, Ryury
Music: dnb, dubstep, bass, garage, grime, house, hip-hop
Cover: $10-16
It's may seem hard to believe, but Soundpieces, the bass-heavy Tuesday weekly is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary. A full decade providing the bay with some of the grimiest, hard-hitting, bass-laden Tuesdays you can imagine. In celebration, the crew has amassed a lineup that is sure to get your booty shaking while the earth's quaking. First up is Flava D, a DJ and producer based out of London. Known for creating house, grime, garage and hip-hop, Flava D's been making waves since she joined the label Butterz in 2013 and she shows no signs of slowing down. Joining her is Seven, a heavy hitter in the dubstep who got his start in UK dnb. Dedicating his skill and craft to dubstep back in 2008, he's since signed to the finest imprints dubstep has to offer. His energetic stage presence, coupled with his flawless song-writing skills make it no surprise he's one of dubstep's most prolific DJs. Bogl, Sam Supa and Ryury round out this tremendous lineup, so get there early as this event will hit capacity! (CQ)

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Sven Weisemann, Victor Vega, Corey Black
Music: house, disco
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/RSVP, $5 presales on RA, $10 otherwise


The disco gods have blessed Housepitality this week as Sven Weisemann returns to the decks. Hailing from Germany, Sven is known for his delicate and precise touch while DJing. His musical taste, coupled with his impeccable skills on the decks, help him transform any room he's DJing in. Joining him will be Victor Vega, who'll warm up the dancefloor for Sven. He's also celebrating his birthday, so be sure to wish him a happy one. Rounding out the lineup is Corey Black from 40 Thieves, who'll be holding it down in the lounge. For those who don't know, Corey doesn't DJ quite as often anymore, so his appearance at Housepitality is a big one. Grab your dancing shoes and get your booty to F8 for your weekly house fix. (CQ)

Event: Mushroom Jazz monthly w/Mark Farina
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Mark Farina, Julius Papp
Music: house, jazz, downtempo
Cover: $10-20


For those in love with Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz series, you're in luck! He's restarted the monthly of the same name every third Wednesday at Monarch. For two decades, Mushroom Jazz and it's monthly of the same name have been capitivating music lovers and dancers alike, bringing together like-minded people for the sake of good music. And though there hasn't been a Mushroom Jazz monthly for a while, Farina's always been around, playing events around SF. It just made sense, though, to bring it all back. Joining him is Julius Papp, a DJ and producer who's been in the game for over three decades. He began producing music in 1994, which is when he caught the attention of Farina through his downtempo project on Acid Jazz. He's also created his own label, NeoDisco Music, which allows him an alternate outlet to release his own productions. Come get your Mushroom Jazz fix at Monarch this Wednesday and get a musical lesson from these two veteran DJs. (CQ)

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Event: Butane
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Butane, Tobin Ellsworth, E'Lish
Music: house
Cover: $7-10 presale


Butane has been flying the underground flag, professionally, unapologetically, since 2001 when he began DJing. Owner of two exceptional record labels (Alphahouse & Little Helpers), and responsible for a sprawling and impressive discography of original work and remixes, he forges his own path. Against the odds, he believes talent, hard work, dedication to craft, attention to detail, and uncompromising belief in these core principles is the way to conduct a meaningful career in the music business.

Event: The Geek x Vrv
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: The Geek x Vrv, Great Dane, Bedrockk, Ryury
Music: funk, jazz, soul
Cover: $15 presale


The Geek x Vrv (TGXV) have had an explosive year and a half since being catapulted into the spotlight at the end of 2013 when they released their track "It's Because". Since then, TGXV have been busy splitting their time between touring in Europe and hitting the studio to craft tunes bearing their signature sound: a dynamic, sample-heavy blend of genres like funk, jazz, and soul with an electro-hip-hop twist. Their live show is bursting at the seams with raw, unadulterated energy that they bring to the stage with their live-production APC and Maschine setup.

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Event: Angels of bAss presents: Lee Coombs
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Lee Coombs, ViaJay, Tamo, Haute Mess
Music: electro, breakbeat, house, techno
Cover: $10
It's been 10 long years but Angels of bAss have finally made it happen: Lee Coombs is playing Monarch this Friday. Getting his start throwing down acid house back in London in 1989, Coombs has really made quite the name for himself. He became a resident of the infamous Eclipse raves, and produced his first record in 1991 under the name of The Invisible Men on Orbital Records. He then went on to create his own labels, Paradise Recordings and Pumpin Vinyl, as well as the Zoid and Thrust series. He's also been busy throwing down banging sets around the world, including some at Burning Man and the FnF campouts. Also on deck are ViaJay, Tamo and Haute Mess, each throwing down their signature sound. Tamo is also celebrating her birthday, so be sure to wish her a good one! (CQ)

Event: Bixel Boys + Hunter Siegel
Venue: Audio
DJs: Bixel Boys + Hunter Siegel, 1Accord
Music: house
Cover: $10
The underdog mentality that has kept a chip on Bixel Boys' shoulder might soon be a thing of the past. After playing an array of what can be loosely defined as 'dance' tunes at mega festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas (Twice), HARD Summer, Something Wicked and IleSoniq as well as headlining some of the worlds best clubs such as Exchange and Sound (LA), The Mid (Chicago), Webster Hall, Verboten, Slake (NYC), and Grand Central (Miami). They have also done featured mixes for Thump's MIXED BY, Nina Las Vegas's Triple J mix, Discobelle, Nest HQ and Power 106's Powertools. When they touched down for an Australian tour as complete celebrities, they knew it was time to shed the underdog mentality and strive for something bigger.

Event: Marques Wyatt
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Marques Wyatt, Jon Charnis, Carlos Heredia
Music: house
Cover: $15 presale
Marques Wyatt is a cornerstone of the Los Angeles house music scene, he regularly tours the width and breadth of the states, as well as other continents. He has played at just about every major electronic conference and festival, and is one of the most respected DJs and promoters on the West Coast. After years of producing music under various guises, Jon Charnis found his true calling in the slower, darker, and deeper shades of house music. This re-invention was part of a bigger shift in the artist's life, as he relocated from Washington DC to Los Angeles, it didn't take long to make his impact felt. His track 'Prophecy' was spotted by Innervisions boss, Dixon, who signed the track to his prestigious Berlin based label after road testing it at some of the world's premier parties. He followed this up with an official remix of Art Department's Burning Man anthem, 'Robot Heart' on No.19 Music, a collaboration with production partners Lovecraft and Prab K. The streak continued with releases on more top labels including Supernature, All Day I Dream, and Leftroom Records.

Event: Save the Duck Tower
Venue: Codeword
DJs: Cosmic Selector, Matt Haze, Deckard, DJ Phleck, Jessica Stanell, rrrus, Mystyr Hatchet, Marky Ray, Cptn Jay
Music: progressive, breaks, house
Cover: $20-25
If you've been to Burning Man in the last ten years, it's likely that you saw a bright and smily duck from the tower lighting your way to the Duck Pond. There you've probably enjoyed some happy hour parties, great friends, and great music. Not to mention frosty drinks, which can mean everything on the Playa. Not to mention that a duck in the sky is a great trail marker when you're wandering back to camp late at night or early in the morning. Like any Burning Man camp, they'll be needing a little help to get themselves back to the Playa and that is where you come in. Don't worry, they'll be providing plenty of fun for you in the form of DJs from Opulent Temple, Airpusher, Space Cowboys, and Brass Tax and you'll be providing the costumes and the dancing spirit. See you on the dancefloor so we can see you on the Playa. (ML)

Event: Surface Tension
Venue: F8
DJs: Appetite, Cienfuegos, The Creatrix, Surface Tension residents
Music: techno, industrial, new wave
Cover: $10
With a penchant for the moody, dark, and ultra-electronica, Surface Tension has been carving out its own niche in the San Francisco party scene. Tonight they're hosting Brooklyn duo Appetite as a part of their 16th offering. Their noise-style sound is experimental while retaining a dance focus for those ready for late night cavortings. Joining will be fellow noise and factory sound-maker from New York, Cienfuego, as well as a live set from local drone artist The Creatrix. As usual, the Surface Tension residents themselves are never to be missed. (ML)

Event: Wolfgang Gartner
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Wolfgang Gartner, Mykill
Music: house
Cover: $25-35 presale
I have to make something that's never been made before; have to make the best thing that I've ever done in my life – otherwise it gets stagnant or worse," says producer/DJ Wolfgang Gartner. Whether or not his progressively more maximilist take on electro-house is your bag or not, you have to respect his exponentially steep rise through the electro-house ranks. And Lord knows, you've heard it — or about it: flipping Beethoven's 5th for the 4 am crowd; eight #1 tracks on Beatport; remix/collabs with Britney Spears, Timbaland and Black Eyed Peas; festival-highlight performances at Coachella '10 and Electric Daisy Carnival's '10 and '11.


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Event: DMX
Venue: Mezzanine
Music: rap, hip-hop
Cover: $35-60 presale
Following the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., DMX took over as the undisputed reigning king of rap. He was that rare commodity: a commercial powerhouse with artistic and street credibility to spare. His rapid ascent to stardom was actually almost a decade in the making, which gave him a chance to develop the theatrical image that made him one of rap's most distinctive personalities during his heyday. Everything about DMX was unremittingly intense, from his muscular, tattooed physique to his gruff, barking delivery, which made a perfect match for his trademark lyrical obsession with dogs. Plus, there was substance behind the style; much of his work was tied together by a fascination with the split between the sacred and the profane. He could move from spiritual anguish one minute to a narrative about the sins of the streets the next, yet keep it all part of the same complex character, sort of like a hip-hop Johnny Cash. The results were compelling enough to make DMX the first artist ever to have his first four albums enter the charts at number one.

Event: Nightmares on Wax (DJ set)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Platurn, Motion Potion, Matt Haze, Proof, Onemohit & FORTUNE
Music: soul, dub, hip-hop
Cover: $25
HUSHconcerts and blasthaus are joining forces to present Nightmares on Wax DJ set. For over twenty years, George Evelyn, aka Nightmares on Wax, has created music that epitomizes summertime. His signature style are soulful, dubbed out sounds that are the perfect sunshine beats. Which should come as no surprise, as NoW calls Costa Del Sol his home and production base. Most well-known for his affinity in discovery rare grooves and his accomplishments in the downtempo movement, NoW is reinventing those grooves with modern-day production, making it easy to see why he's sold out shows at Club Six and Mighty last year. Joining him in the main room will be Platurn and Motion Potion, each throwing down funky beats while Matt Haze, Proof, Onemohit and FORTUNE hold it down in the loft. Your Saturday night doesn't get much better than this! (CQ)

Event: The Phage presents: Brain Candy
Venue: BeatBox
DJs: JK47, Shramp, DJOOLZ, DJ Deckard, kev/null, Bodhi
Music: breaks, progressive, house, electro
Cover: $25-75
Whet your sweet tooth with this candy theme rave that is not about how many plastic bracelets you can acquire, but more about that bright side of life that is knowledge! Well, and partying. Sweet, sweet partying. And, yep, you guessed it, this one also goes to fund a Playa favorite: Dr. Brainlove, that big ol' brain that roams the desert with neurologically correct brain firings. Because science. You'll get both schooling and strutting as science talks start at 8:30 and music comes on at 9. To top it all off, these masters of chemistry and biology will be whipping up some candy just for you to enjoy alongside their musical joys. Brain candy… more like brain can-do. (ML)

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Event: Werd w/ Papa Lu
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Papa Lu
Music: house
Cover: $5-10
Straight out of High School, Papa Lu dove into the business of throwing hip-hop shows at DNA Lounge. He worked with some of the most classic artists of the true school era like Digable Planets, Digital Underground, Gang Starr, Kool Keith, Dj QBert, Grand Wizord Theordore, and many more. During that time period several house music pioneers like Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Dj Sneak, Heather, Colette, etc were making their waves at that same venue and that's where Papa Lu had learned to love house music. Becoming a house music aficionado Papa Lu had then decided to make the transition into producing quality house music events.

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