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Tempest Live
After the Big Bang, the universe was shapeless, filled with matter and energy. Shortly after, atoms, suns and planets formed and the rest is history. The world as we now know it came to be and on Wednesday, Tempest performs live to recreate the sound associated with that time. Hosted by the non-profit, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Inc, which supports art and technology for social good, this live A/V project associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visuals of Antoine Schmitt. Their collaboration can be seen in the movements of millions of particles that can be heard in the air. With their manipulation, audio and visual shapes will develop over time. And since Schmitt is an installation artist who creates art in the form of objects and situations that question and address the processes of movement and their concepts, it's only fitting that he would be apart of this story. And Vigroux, himself a composer and improviser, is a true manipulator of music and sound. Together, they form the perfect storytelling match. Also performing is Article Collection, an ambient and experiment musician off the label Private Archive who truly fits into the theme of the night. For an event that titillates all the senses, come to the Grand Theater for Tempest: live. Date: Weds, Feb 8, Time: 8pm, Place: Grand Theater 2665 Mission St, SF, More Info (CQ)


On the Edge: Erotic Photography
Every Valentine's Day Erotic Art Events hosts a photography exhibit that ranges from nude to erotic and sexually explicit. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all cuddles and roses, it can also be whips, ropes, and pointy things. This three day event features a no-host bar on Friday and Saturday nights as well as Playdate Toyz showcase on Friday and Saturday for those who like a little more than just genitalia in the bed, rope typing lessons on Friday and Saturday, a pole dancing show on Friday night, and a lingerie fashion show on Saturday night. Sunday is free entry for all. The artists will be present on both Friday and Saturday nights. Come bring your sultry sweetie or come to join in viewing with others who have their own view of a romance that is still deliciously painful. Date: Feb 10-12, Time: Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 5-10pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Place: SOMArts and Cultural Center, Cover: $15 Friday/Saturday, no cover Sunday, More Info (ML)

SF 19th Indie Film Fest
Indiefest can now drink in Canada. For their 19th anniversary they are once again bringing a variety of films from America, Canada, from those known and those virtually unheard of. All we know is that it all will be independent and whimsically programmed. The festival is more than just a series of films at venues like the Brava Theater, the Roxie Theater, Alamo Drafthouse, and the 518 Gallery — it is also a raucous series of parties ranging from a goth night at the Cat Club (Friday, February 3), a drink with filmmakers at the Bad Art Gallery (where we all remember what Valencia used to be), and the traditional Big Lebowski done Rocky Horror-style while audiences dress up in robes and drink white Russians. Special this year is local producers Renzo Gorrio (IDP) and Marky Ray (Brass Tax) doing a live score to a black-and-white version of Mad Max: Fury Road. The centerpiece film, Desire Will Set You Free (Roxie, Feb 10, 11) tells the story of two revelers meeting at a Berlin techno party and discovering the city one legendary spot at a time. There is certainly something for everyone and a new film or party or person to discover at every turn. Date: February 2-16, Time: various, Place: Roxie Theater, Brava Theater, Alamo Drafthouse, Cat Club, and more, Cover: various, some free, More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Optimo this Fri @ Monarch


Link Of The Week
London Symphony Orchestra - Visualizing Motion and Music: Motion becomes music becomes image! Tobias Gremmler created dynamic visuals based on the movements of the conductor and music, and extracted high resolution stills for the visual identity of the orchestra. Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Karl Meier, Tyrel Williams b2b David Siska, Tasho
Music: Chicago house, techno
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Don't let the rain deter you from hitting up Housepitality this week, the perfect place to get over your mid-week slump. This week's installment features Karl Meier, a DJ who's been a long-time proponent of experimentation. Meier, who fell in love early on with Chicago house and Detroid techno, firmly believes in paying homage to your roots while looking towards the future. He's developed a DJing style that incorporates music of the past while still being experimental, walking the fine line of old versus new. Tyrel Williams goes b2b with David Siska, and Tasho rounds out the lineup, all bringing their A games and throwing down their signature sounds. (CQ)

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Event: Justin Martin/Christian Martin
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Justin Martin, Christian Martin
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale
In case you didn't already know, Justin Martin truly cares for his fans. Last week, someone stole Justin's USB drive minutes before he was to take the stage at the Dirtybird Quarterly, robbing him (and his fans) of his hard work and a LOT of unreleased music. He still threw down and got the crowd moving, but without his own music, it just wasn't the same. He has since recovered the drive, but feels that he owes it to his fans to have a redo of that night, which brings us here. This Thursday, he's taking over The Great Northern for three glorious hours, throwing down those delicious house beats we know and love. He'll be joined by his brother Christian, giving us a double dose of Martin fun. And if that wasn't enough, Justin is donating his portion of the proceeds from this night to the Women's Community Clinic in SF, showing support for all in this time of political turmoil. Have I mentioned how awesome he (and his brother) are? (CQ)

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Event: As You Like It w/ Optimo
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Optimo
Music: techno, electro, funk, post punk
Cover: $20
Optimo is DJ duo Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes, whose legendary Optimo night in Glasgow (and around the world) mixes up techno, electro, rock and other assorted records out of leftfield. Don't expect easy club hits at a night at Optimo, depending on the duo's mood, the sound will veer from sleazy funk to post punk, electro, 50's swing and anything inbetween. According to their bio, "Serious DJs would come and watch in horror while several times, seasoned trainspotters would come up to Twitch and tell him 'You've lost the plot' or 'You can't play this in the Sub Club - it's sacrilege!' or 'But... you started Pure, how can you do this?'. People would get really angry about it which of course only fuelled the flames!"

Event: Christian Smith
Venue: Audio
DJs: Christian Smith, Jean-Philippe, Bairfro
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10
Christian Smith is one of the world's leading exponents of techno, both as a DJ and producer he is always bold and innovative, leading rather than following. With his output in recent years it is hard to imagine a list of prolific producers without his name towards the top. He has consistently dominated charts and DJs playlists with a steady flow of releases on high profile labels like Drumcode, Plus8/Minus, Cocoon and his own Tronic imprint. Christian Smith has operated at the top of his game for over a decade now, with his trademark housy techno. His latest album "Input-Output" (Tronic 2016), the follow-up to his critically acclaimed "Stranger Than Paradise" (Tronic, 2014), has secured worldwide praise with a superb dancefloor orientated selection of tracks that explore and showcase his various styles within the techno genre: musical, peak-time and minimal.

Event: Don't Try This At Home w/ DJ Tennis
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: DJ Tennis, Rebolledo, Molly, dAvi A, Cole
Music: progressive, deep house
Cover: $20
DJ Tennis is one of the notable members of the Life and Death label and DJ crew. The label, based in Tennis's native Italy, focuses on a dark house sound, melodic and with a touch of psychedelia and pop. This sound has come to be synonymous with some of the biggest parties in the world, such as Burning Man's Robot Heart and Ibiza late night nightlife. DJ Tennis started his career producing underground punk events and later went on to join forces with Thugf*cker and Tale of Us to create Life and Death. Currently residing in Berlin, he tours widely with this melodic hands-in-the-air style of house that gets feet moving and hearts pumping. (ML)

Event: Max Graham
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Max Graham
Music: techno, progressive
Cover: $10-50 presale
Born in London but raised in Canada, Max Graham has become a well-known name amongst international dance music fans across multiple genres. From his early days learning his craft at Atomic nightclub in Ottawa to his current tour diary that boasts over 75 countries, Max continues to enthrall fans both in and out of the booth. With hits like "Sun in the Winter," "Nothing Else Matters," and "The Evil ID," his ambitious Open-to-Close DJ sets, and his renowned weekly show 'Cycles Radio', Max has shown time and time again that he knows how to make and play records that get the dance floor moving.

Event: Matthew Dear
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Matthew Dear, Rachel Torro
Music: house
Cover: $18 presale
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's had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; He's made mixes for Get Physicals Body Language and Fabric mix series. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none and he's just hitting his stride, right into Public Works.

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Event: Dark Entries February Release Party
Venue: RS94109
DJs: Beau Wanzer, Josh Cheon, Bezier, Skander, Ossin, Josh Woods
Music: techno, industrial, noise
Cover: no cover
RS94109, newly re-opened with a coffee bar to boot, are dedicated to DIY music production and listening in the realm of noise and industrial sounds — especially as they intersect with techno in it's purest forms. Tonight is dedicated to a record release from one of the eminent names in this sound in the Bay Area today: Dark Entries. Famous for their industrial-themed nights and chin scratching specificity, the label that was started by Honey Soundsystem's own Josh Cheon, this release by Beau Wanzer is a paean to electro-industrial sounds of the late 70s and early 80s. To celebrate they'll be throwing this shindig featuring Wanzer himself as well as Cheon and Honey friend Bezier, as well as some RS standards like Josh Woods. This is a space for community and a space to share interests in music and vibes. So industrial. (ML)

Event: Green Gorilla Lounge w/ Zombies in Miami
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Zombies in Miami, Tom Trago. Anthony Mansfield, DJ M3
Music: techno, house
Cover: $15
Green Gorilla Lounge is taking over Monarch this Saturday for a little zombie invasion. Not real zombies, of course, but the DJ duo Zombies in Miami. This project was started by Canibal and Jenouise, aka Zombies in Miami, and fuses techno with rock music, creating a deep and dark sound that full of energy. It's one of the most prominent projects to come out of Mexico, and if you've seen their live show, it makes sense. Featuring synths, a drum pad, vocals and any effects they deem necessary, they create a sound that is different and truly original. Also on deck is Tom Trago, an internationally renowned DJ, producer, live performer and label owner. Hailing from Amsterdam, this Dutch even has three critically acclaimed albums under his belt and you can be sure he has many more on the way. His insatiable house rhythms and intrinsic knowledge of what partygoers want, makes him a fan favorite. Rounding out the lineup are DJ M3 and Anthony Mansfield, with the latter celebrating his birthday, so be sure to wish him a happy one. Get down to the sounds of Green Gorilla Lounge at Monarch this Saturday. (CQ)

Event: Lip Service
Venue: The Stud
DJs: DJ Lacy Lust, Miss Lonelyheart, Raton Rose, Baby Bloo
Music: rock, glam
Cover: no cover
The Good Time Girls premiere their newest night at The Stud with all rock and glam all night. The glam does not only pertain to the sounds, however, but to the aesthetic of vintage allure, love, and lips. In addition to all night jams from Rock Bar regular gals DJ Lacy Lust, Raton Rose, and crew, there will also be a kissing booth from these sultry vixens, a Valentine station so you can write notes as a secret or not-so-secret admirer, tarot readings, and more. This is still The Stud, so expect some wild and sexy performances from gender-fluid Daisy Patsy and love advice from Vicky Valentine. Wear your heart on your sleeve and your fishnets on your legs. (ML)

Event: Rhino Love w/ Wes Smith
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Wes Smith, Alvaro Bravo, Chad Clubb, Clarkie, Nugz, ShOOey, Eric Rogsbee, Deckard, Ding Dong, Adam Abel, Mystik
Music: breaks, house
Cover: $15-18 presale
The Dusty Rhino is coming out of holiday hibernation ready to spread more love, art and amazing music. Bring those big hearts and dancing shoes and get ready to show Cupid how Valentine's Day is done. Breaks master Wes Smith will be slinging the love along with some of the best DJs from your favorite Burning Man crews for this special event. Wes Smith is an award winning DJ and producer based out of San Diego, CA. His live shows include domestic and international events dropping main floor sets that run the genre game with edgy funk fueled beats, bass and vocals. Attracting official support from The Crystal Method, Dub Pistols, Krafty Kuts & Stanton Warriors, his originals & remixes have found homes on a variety of dance floors and radio programs across the globe. With releases on Instant Vibes, Juice Recordings, Punks Music & Sunday Best, he is a Beatport top ranked artist, track and label head multiple years running.

Event: Subb-An
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Subb-An b2b Adam Shelton, Dax Lee
Music: house, techno, tech-house, minimal
Cover: $10-20
Treading the line between house, techno and minimal, it's a signature swagger and technical polish that defines Subb-an's DJ sets. Touring the globe as a regular at the likes of Fabric, DC10, Panorama Bar, Stereo, Warung, D edge, Amnesia and major league festivals such as Glastonbury, Gottwood and Detroit Movement, Subb-an has decided to call Berlin home. Living and working in what he himself describes as the world's most passionate city for music, Subb-an's path continues along one of diligence, refinement, and exploration. Drawing upon the city's vitality and spontaneity, it's this intuitive, free-flowing vibe that has also found its way into, not only his music but also the curation of One Records, which continues to flourish as another major focus for the artist. Thriving on quality house music from the late 80's to current date the energy and vibe of Adam's DJ style is influenced by his love for early US and Acid house. Not only a master behind the decks, the past few years have seen Adam capture his production style, influenced by legends such as Derrick Carter, Larry Heard, Mood II Swing, Masters At Work, Francois K and Daft Punk. Adopting a raw and retro-funk sound, Adam also produces under his S.A.S moniker alongside partner in crime Subb-an.

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Event: Werd ft. Ginkgo
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Ginkgo, more tba
Music: deep house
Cover: $5-10
Portland by way of Philly artist Ginkgo cut his teeth with a Playa style sound and fell in love with the underground scene at warehouse parties. He is a firm believer in doing it for yourself, and he did just that by creating his own party in a massive yoga studio instead of waiting to be booked. He now lives in Portland and plays events like Burning Man and regionals while not playing locally for the scene and community he loves - especially the community that is inclusive and outside of a traditional club space. His appreciation for the Werd community will show tonight as he brings his melodic, psychedelic sound to Sunday night. (ML)


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Housepitality @ F8

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