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Edwardian Ball
It comes around once a year and that time is NOW! San Francisco steampunks take over the Regency Ballroom for a full weekend of carousing, costuming, cosplaying, and character creation. In this special event you create the magic that is the Edwardian Ball. While many believe the event to be an homage to the Edwardian era, it is actually a nod to famous graphic novelist Edward Gorey, whose works were said to have influenced everyone from Tim Burton to Lemony Snicket. This year there will be an extensive centerpiece show based around one of Gorey's classic novels on murder — so you're all suspects and sleuths at the night's events! Friday night is the World's Faire in which gaming and adventuring are encouraged and playing with fantastical creatures will be the norm. Saturday night is the titular ball, complete with gothic glamour and absinthe vittles. So dress up and step into this whimsical world of wonder and spook for at least a night. It will be a journey you won't regret. Date: December 20-21, Time: 8pm-2am, Place: The Regency Ballroom, Cover: $85-250, More Info (ML)

Women's March Afterparty
This Sunday, communities of women and those that support them, will march around the nation to show that they will not accept the sexist rights removal supported by the new Trump regime, which will have just had its tragic inauguration on Friday. The event, which takes place earlier in the day in both SF and Oakland, is not just for women, but for all those that believe in human rights, dignity, and justice. Once the marching is over, it's now time to party with some of the best ladies in our local biz. With all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood and the SF Women's Community Clinic you can support with your dollars and your feet alongside Rachel Torro, Laura Lisbona, Sharon Buck, Brass Tax's Haute Mess, and more. This is just one more way to show your support for all the fabulous women in your life, in the dance community, and in the nation at large. We cannot let injustice win and this day is only the beginning of many battles sure to come. Date: December 21, Time: 9pm-3am, Place: The Great Northern, Cover: $10-30 donation, More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Tiga this Fri @ The Great Northern


Link Of The Week
Simply Pleasure - This project was filmed in Switzerland - Simplon. Mother earth give us a spectacular moment in the mountain. Best feeling for everyone there. Here

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Event: Housepitality w/ Butan
Venue: F8
DJs: Butan, Victor Vega, dAvi A
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Butan has been flying the underground flag professionally since 2001 when he began DJing. There are countless mechanisms ready-built into the electronic music industry which relentlessly pull one toward commercialization, aka selling-out, and he vows to resist them at all costs. 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. Because of this, Butane consistently snubs offers promising money in exchange for small pieces of his soul. Those kinds of things chip away at a man until what remains is unrecognizable. Instead, he grows, evolves, changes on his own terms. Respect the music. Respect the culture. Success is not measured in social media likes.

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Event: Mioli Music w/ Saand
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Saand, Emanate
Music: melancholic house, tech-house
Cover: $5-10 presale
Los Angeles based Michael Sandler's accomplishments span across a variety of genres and pseudonyms. As Saand, his melancholic audio tales are no doubt intended to motivate a floor over the course of an evening. The sulky textures that flow through Saand's palette add depth while simultaneously controlling the intensity of the music. Saand consistently demonstrates control over the pace of his music and this skill will allow any melancholic shade of house music to flourish with enthusiasm. As kids growing up being fans of the rave, Emanate aka Nathan Vain & Emily Fox fell in love with the mystique of electronic music. Nathan Vain knew right away what his future held when he acquired his first turntables at the age of 17. Emily Fox took a different route starting her journey in the scene as a promoter and landing Nathan his first residency at a popular after hours spot back in 2001. A few years down the road and a desire for success growing strong they moved to San Francisco together and started producing music as Emanate in 2003. From House, Breaks to Downtempo they've established and developed their skills experimenting with influential song styles and formats but have never strayed far from their roots with deeper techno and tech house music.

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Event: Dirtybird Quarterly
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J. Phlip, Mikey Lion, Pork Chop
Music: bass, house, techno
Cover: $20
Dirtybird has come a long way since 2005 when their Dirtybird parties were at Golden Gate Park. While the crew has graduated to Mezzanine and is unfortunately no longer free, the vibes are still on point. Brothers Justin and Christian Martin still hold it down alongside Dirtybird queen bee J. Phlip. Joining them tonight will be Desert Hearts' Mikey Lion and Pork Chop in what will be a collaboration of some of San Francisco's most exciting music crews from recent past and recent present. Get ready to get down, as usual. (ML)

Event: Lights Down Low w/ Agents of Time
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Agents of Time, Inhalt
Music: tech-house, progressive, house, ambient
Cover: $15-20 presale
Andrea Di Ceglie, Fedele Ladisa and Luigi Tutolo are the Agents Of Time. The italian trio started this ambitious project in July 2013. The trio's evolving sound, a fusion of strong elements that deal with electronic, progressive, techno and ambient. Their first album has been released on a British label, Stem Records, in May 2014; the debut was soon followed by the landmark EP "Polina", on Jennifer Cardini's Correspondant, played and supported by the likes of Tale of Us, Dixon, Tiga, Agoria, John Digweed and many more. The Agents of Time's live performance is characterized by the use of analogic instruments that make the product unique in its genre; their meticolous care for the details brought them around the world in more than 20 different countries, mostly playing live, often djing, and even with an orchestra (the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich), in just one year.

Event: Max Chapman
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Max Chapman, Sly, Ondo, Mike Frugaletti, Joey Alaniz
Music: tech-house, house
Cover: $10-20
Bursting onto the underground house scene in 2011, Max Chapman was just 23 years old when he released his first record. Since then the Essex based DJ and producer has taken on a journey of energy, creativity and unconditional passion. It's this passion that has been the drive and motivation behind Max's flawless production, extensive versatility and limitless capabilities. Storming through countries such as Mexico, Australia and Germany is now the norm. On a weekly basis he's ploughing through set after set, jumping from continent to continent and pleasing fan after fan. Space, Sankeys and Privilege are just some of the venues amongst the plethora of places Max has performed at, and with a US and Australian tour scheduled for later this year, the sky's the limit.

Event: Nico Stojan
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Nico Stojan, Maxi Storrs, Nikita
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $18 presale
Nico Stojan's rise within the Berlin house scene started with a residency inside the famed walls of Bar 25. His sets there always had the Stojan stamp – tech house with modern injections of jazz and soul that honored his past as one of Berlin's best hip hop DJ's. A classically trained clarinette player, he often surrenders its sound live, weaving it through the lusty mood of his sets – it was only natural that he evolved from DJ to producer and soon the Berlin underground were being treated to his own releases on labels such as Highgrade, Connaisseur and Upon You records. Having had residencies since he was 16 and a feel for music that is apparent through every set and release that makes bloom, this kid from Kreuzberg really has his path set out.

Event: Stanton Warriors
Venue: Audio
DJs: Stanton Warriors, Syd Gris, Sychosis
Music: bass, house, progressive
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 15 years; from East London warehouses, Miami boat parties and illegal Detroit raves, to the stages of Coachella, Glastonbury, Burning Man and Ultra, selling out global tours and topping DJ lists along the way. In 2015, Stanton Warriors released a brand new album Rebel Bass featuring a host of collabs with some of the new breed of bass artists such as Cause & Affect (aka Chris Lorenzo & Kane), AC Slater and Tony Quattro. Rebel Bass went #1 in Apple Music general album chart and Top 10 in the iTunes dance album charts in over 8 different countries across the world. As label bosses, the Stanton's have continued to pave the way for new and exciting talent by signing some of the freshest bass producers around and their sell out label events across the globe helps to push the Punks sound to the masses for 2016.

Event: Tiga: Anti-Chump Party
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Tiga, DJ M3, Shiny Objects, Anthony Mansfield, The Selector, DJ Kirk, Jon Sweaterfunk
Music: electro, house, techno
Cover: $20-25
Tiga was once a leader in the ephemeral electroclash scene that spread from New York to London to Berlin and came to Tiga's homeland of Montreal through his support of the likes of Miss Kittin and The Hacker before creating his own synth-electro-oriented sounds. What started as DJ Kicks mixes and collaborative efforts to create electro-fied versions of pop songs like Hot In Herrre turned into multiple LPs between 2006 and his most recent effort in 2016. He continues to bring a serious acid sound to techno and house as well as continuing to collaborate with collections of artists ranging from Hudson Mohawke to Zombie Nation. He's here as a way to celebrate Green Gorilla Lounge and they, in turn, have decided to turn this into one of the sure to be many eff-he-who-must-not-be-named parties. Why not add a costume for this one and pretend you dropped out of art school? It's what Tiga would want. (ML)

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Event: Death on the Balcony
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Death on the Balcony, Dax Lee, Trev Campbell
Music: disco, house, tech-house techno
Cover: $10-20 presale
For some time now the combined forces of Mark Caramelli & Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. Their style fuses a range of influences from Disco through to House & Deep Techno depending on the time, space and environment. Years of dedicated musical passion and an appreciation of numerous genres have lead to their sound receiving popularity across the board. Whether it's disco inflected fuel or emotive house & techno rhythms, these eclectically deft producers will juxtapose anything they lay their hands upon, mixing the beat of the drum with the melodic buzz of a hazy brain!

Event: Direct To Earth w/ Yan Cook
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Yan Cook, Axkan, Max Gardner
Music: techno
Cover: $10-15
Direct to Earth has been peddling serious techno to the Bay Area for over three years now. In their latest foray they're bringing Ukrainian techno-head Yan Cook to the Monarch basement for a night of serious beats and thrumming kicks. Cook comes from the distinct environment that is post-revolution Ukraine, a place where finding the dystopic landscapes to go with the sparse sounds and heavy bass is, well, an easy feat. Cook's booking, alongside a live set from Los Angeleno Axkan, shows DTE's dedication to bringing hard, heavy, yet dancefloor-friendly techno to the San Francisco scene. (ML)

Event: Kazbah w/ Miyagi
Venue: Audio
DJs: Miyagi, Brian Cid, Aladino
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-15 presale
DJ and producer Miyagi has created and developed his very own unique sound during the past years. A mixture between deep house, tech house and techno draws through his tracks, as well as his DJ-sets, producing a deep, hypnotic and melodic atmosphere. In 2014, the release of his debut album "Forever" on Oliver Schories' label der turnbeutel continued the success of his previous releases. "Forever" instantly rose to the fifth position on the Beatport Deep House Top 100. Besides playing huge festivals like Burning Man, Fusion Festival and Sonne Mond Sterne, Miyagi also still hosts the wicked WEIRD events in Hamburg, which are renowned among the most popular and successful local events.

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Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Victor Vega, Zoz, Woo
Music: house, techno
Cover: $5 until 10:30pm, $10 after
This Sunday, Werd is serving it up with local scene-maker Victor Vega. The man is a local celebrity for creating our favorite Wednesday night, Housepitality, where he makes sure we're all dancing together week after week. His DJ sets are influenced by everything from electro to hip-hop, Latin beats, and even classic rock. A man of the community and a man who knows that the most important part of it all is the ability to bring people together brings his event production mojo to the decks with his sets. Join him and Werd residents this Sunday to dance away the pain of an impending Monday. (ML)

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