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Goldfest is a two-day event that showcases Goldfish, an electronic dance duo that borrows it's show style more from the likes of Phish and Umphrey's McGee rather than Maceo Plex or Cole Carter. This South African duo of David Poole and Dominic Peters met in music school where they were both studying jazz. Combining their love of jazz, the popular African beats of their home country, and the undeniable power of electronica sounds, Goldfish has been garnering acclaim and popularity since 2006's release of their premiere album, Caught In a Loop. They've since enjoyed Ibiza residencies and wins at the MTV South Africa Music Awards. They've toured alongside other similar dance acts like The Disco Biscuits. For this two-night festival Mezzanine will host different opening acts for each night. Friday will feature up-and-coming local act 219 Boys and Saturday features always faves Pillowtalk and Solid Gold Jacuzzi DJs. Get a ticket for one night or the whole festival! Date: Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, Time: 9pm-2am, Place: Mezzanine, Cover: $21-36, More Info (ML)


CAAMFest, short for Center for Asian American Media Festival, is San Francisco's eminent film (and more) festival that showcases Asian and Asian American histories, identities, and past, present, and future cultures and visions. Since 1982 the festival has been launching the careers of Asian American filmmakers, artists, and showcasing new Asian cinema. For this year, the festival's 35th, they're including Asian storytelling to include new kinds of media like their Directions in Sound program. The program features three films on Asian-American music artists, like Awkwafina in 'Bad Rap' on Tuesday March 14, which will feature live musical performances. Other musicians covered include local rocker Thao Nguyen (of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down) in her film 'The Untitled Thao Nguyen Documentary'. A highlight of this program is on Friday, March 10 at The Grey Area, where there will be a full night's programming of Asian American artists, ranging from LA rap artists DANakaDAN and Traktivist as well as electronica songstress Satica. See a film, hear some music, and support local arts all over the city. Date: March 9-19, Time: Various, Place: Various, Cover: Various, More Info (ML)



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


Link Of The Week
Daniel Arnold - Odds and Ends: Brooklyn-based filmmakers Mika Altskan and Matvey Fiks follow street photographer Daniel Arnold over three days and across the five boroughs as the photographer homes in on his subjects—teenagers lifting weights in an alleyway, grandmothers gossiping on a boardwalk bench, a father who pantomimes throwing his son in a trash can—depicting the diverse, chaotic energy of the city, and Arnold's method of capturing the moments that can slip past others in all of their humanity-revealing glory. Here

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Event: BlakeBlakeBlake
Venue: Elbo Room
Artists: BlakeBlakeBlake
Music: mixtape
Cover: no cover
BlakeBlakeBlake, the artist whose name is only one Blake in real life, has left his mark in the music communities the city over. Whether he's schmoozing at a noise techno event, dancing it up at a Honey party, or moshing at punk and garage rock shows, he has shown an affinity for a huge variety of music that makes him the perfect DJ for a variety hour kind of musical styling that covers a number of genres without feeling dissonant (well, of course, unless he's trying to be). He'll be spinning at Elbo Room where you can grab a casual Tuesday drink while hearing whatever it is that Blake is excited about this week. (ML)

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Sweat of Limbs (aka Dave Aju & Kenneth Scott), Qzen
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality continues to be a safe haven for partygoers to get over their midweek slump. Each week, F8 opens its doors and the housepit to revolving house and techno talent and this Wednesday is no different. Featuring the debut of Sweat of Limbs, a new project of Dave Aju and Kenneth Scott that'll be delivering deep, thumping beats. This is also Kenneth's first visit back to the states in a couple years, so you definitely don't want to miss out. Also playing is Qzen, who's a frequent corraborator of these two, making this event a family affair. It's a coming together of SF and Berlin in way that hasn't yet been done, and the whole night is at the hands of these three. I couldn't think of a better trio to hold it down on a Wednesday night, can you? (CQ)

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Event: You're Welcome w/ Mark Slee
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Mark Slee, R. Fentz, Bengal
Music: house (deep, tech), techno
Cover: $9.99-19.99
After Thursday, you'll be thanking Monarch for the Manju Masi Showcase that took over the catacombs. Throwing down some musical fire is Mark Slee, one half of the Manju Masi duo alongside his friend Atish. He's also the resident DJ and cofounder of House Heads, a collective that throws underground events featuring forward thinking music. Also adding their own flair to the night is R. Fentz, the new musical project of by Zack Yakovlev. No stranger to music, R. Fentz made waves under his first alias, Bells & Whistles, exploring the world while also exploring music. Rounding out the lineup is Bengal, a Jack of all trades when it comes to music. Blending classical piano, traditional African music and and Javanese Gamelan, Bengal creates a new brand of infectious house music that capitvates audiences and dancefloors alike. Thursday is the new Friday at Monarch! (CQ)

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Event: Angels of Bass pres. J. Phlip
Venue: Monarch
DJs: J. Phlip, Tamo, Haute Mess, Viajay
Music: tech-house, bass
Cover: $15-20
J. Phlip is one of those once-local artists that we miss having on our home turf but enjoy every time she comes to visit. A native of Champaign, Illinois, her sound is influenced by nearby Chicago and warped with a bassy sound when she teamed up with the Dirtybird back during her time here in SF. Some might say J. Phlip blew into the stratosphere during a last minute closing set at Movement in 2014 and it's been a ride ever since. Although currently a resident of Portland, she still comes here to encourage booty shaking and is teaming up tonight with female-driven collective Angels of Bass to make sure we know who runs the world and the dance floor. (ML)

Event: DJ Jazzy Jeff
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Stro Elliot, 14KT & Teeko
Music: hip-hop, r&b, soul, jazz, funk
Cover: $25-30
Even if you've never seen DJ Jazzy Jeff perform, you know who he is because of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But really, you need to see him in his true element, as a selecta throwing down a mix of hip-hop, funk, r&b and whatever other genre he feels like. His nimble fingers move quickly and confidently as he plays each track. DJ Jazzy Jeff's turntablism really gets the crowd moving and he reads them so well, always dropping tunes that he knows will send them into a frenzy. Also on deck is Stro Elliot, throwing down some soul, jazz and funk beats for your dancing pleasure. 14KT and Teeko round out the lineup, so if you're in the mood for some hip-hop fun, get your booty to The Great Northern for some of the best around. (CQ)

Event: Pulse Generator
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Tracer, Isolator, Pulse Generator residents
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $5
Pulse Generator is one of those home-grown events that are more about showcasing great local DJs and creating a community vibe than raking in dough through door sales. It's for this reason that it's become such a go-to for the local electronic community — its a chance to see great acts who don't have huge PR budgets, and it's a chat to chat and dance near those that are like-minded musically and socially. Tonight's event features Oakland local Tracer, a techno experimentalist who has previously performed at events like Surface Tension and has soundtracked a cyber videogame, Laser Life, by Santa Cruz, CA-based game company Choice Provisions. Joining him will be a brand new collab from Claire duBois and Peter B. Clarke, or the heads of local nights Pulse Generator and MNMLFN, respectively. (ML)

Event: Roni Size
Venue: 1015 Folsom (Basement)
DJs: Roni Size, Stamina Residents
Music: jungle, dnb
Cover: $15
Roni Size's whole life has been about building something new from whatever was around him. From Bristol youth club parties, through the white heat of rave and the foundational moments of jungle and drum'n'bass, to transforming underground electronic music into something that could be played by a live band on the biggest arena and festival stages, he has at each stage created completely afresh not just a sound or style but an entire methodology of how music can be made. Roni is as hungry as ever, ready not just to rebuild his and his friends' own profile, but to redefine what drum'n'bass means, just as he has done throughout his life. Maybe not unfinished business then: maybe it's just business as usual for a true British pioneer.

Event: Technasia
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Technasia, Zita Molnar, Yaz
Music: tech-house
Cover: $10-20 presale
For thirteen years Technasia has created a unique east/west fusion that moves seamlessly from the Paris club scene, to the streets of Hong Kong, to the hippest techno venues in Europe. Founded by Charles Siegling and Amil Khan in 1996, Technasia thrived as a duo for almost a dozen years. Now, Charles has gone solo as a one-man project. The performance aspect of Technasia is complemented by artist albums 'Future Mix' and 'Popsoda' – which are modern classics. Siegling is also an outspoken promoter of young talent, using the Sino imprint as a launch pad for talent including Joris Voorn, Renato Cohen, Steve Rachmad and young Catalan producer Dosem. He has straightforward criteria for what makes a Sino artist: talent and individuality.

Event: Thomas Jack
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Thomas Jack, Ardalan
Music: tropical house
Cover: $22 presale
Thomas Jack is an Australian DJ and producer who refers to his summery, laid-back dance tracks as "tropical house." Inspired by deep house as well as acoustic rock and jam bands, his tracks heavily feature live instruments, particularly saxophone, flute, piano, and guitar, and generally have a relaxed, sunny, uplifting feel. His tracks often feature samples of speeches; Jack has noted Charlie Chaplin's closing speech from The Great Dictator as being particularly inspirational to him. He began using the term "tropical house" somewhat jokingly, but it stuck, and international producers such as Kygo and Klingande soon became associated with the subgenre. His busy touring schedule brought him to clubs around the globe, causing Jack to refer to himself as "homeless," but he has spent a considerable amount of time in the United States, particularly in Florida. Our vagabond DJ will be rolling through Public Works this Friday. Note to be missed!

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Event: Anna
Venue: Audio
DJs: Anna, Alex Sibley
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
Brazil-born and Barcelona-based, Anna is in high global demand - having recently won Best Breakthrough Artist 2016 at DJ Awards in Ibiza, 2017 promises to be ANNA's biggest year yet. ANNA firmly believes that everyone has a purpose, and at the age of 14 she found her own calling; growing up behind the controls of her father's popular nightclub in Brazil, absorbing the clubbing atmosphere and developing a strong connection to music. Recent releases on the likes of Diynamic, Terminal M, Turbo, Tronic plus techno remixes on Knee Deep In Sound and Octopus and tech house signature etched on remixes for NERVO through Ultra Records and Gorgon City through Virgin EMI are cementing ANNA's rightful place at the forefront of dance music and a credibility validated around the world after years of dedicated hard work and uncompromising dedication.

Event: Lip Service Leather & Lace edition
Venue: The Stud
DJs: Raton Rose, Baby Bloo, Miss Lonelyheart, Lacy Lust
Music: rock, glam, indie
Cover: $5
Lip Service is back this Saturday at the Stud and this time, it's their Leather & Lace edition. The Good Time Girls play host and they want to make sure you have the best time, so of course, outrageous attire is strongly encouraged. There'll be DJs like Raton Rose, Baby Bloo, Miss Lonelyheart and Lacy Lust throwing down the best in glam, rock and indie music. Titillate your senses with the live drag show featuring Beverly Chills and Mary Vice, or just glance around at all the vinyl hot pants, lacies, pasties and leather. Oh and thigh high everything! And for those of you who've been extra naughty, there'll be punishing whipping booth. Warning, it's for serious sinners only! . To unleash your inner leather wearing, dirty dancing devil, get to The Stud this Saturday. (CQ)

Event: Luigi Madonna/Gardens of Gods
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Luigi Madonna, Gardens of Gods, Emanate, Lindsey Herbert
Music: techno, house
Cover: no cover b4 11 w/RSVP, $10-20 otherwise
If you're still looking for weekend plans, get to Halcyon for some techno goodness. First up is Luigi Madonna, an Italian DJ who's making a stop in the bay as part of his North American tour. Getting his start at Impero II club when he was 14, Madonna turned DJing from a hobby to a full-fledged career. Now he spends his weekends touring the Americas, South Africa and Europe, throwing down that delicious techno sound we all know and love. Joining him is Gardens of God, who'll be weaving seamlessly through house, techno and electronica. GoG is the new project from Lithuanian DJ Mindaugas Lapinskis, offering a more mature sound and rounded production. Delve into his deep musical layers while getting down to some of his atmospheric house beats. Emanate and Lindsey Herbert round out the lineup, with the latter celebrating her birthday this night, so be sure to wish her a good one. (CQ)

Event: Mark de Clive-Lowe
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Mark de Clive-Lowe w/ Nina Lares (Live), David Harness, Homero Espinosa
Music: live house, soul, jazz
Cover: $10-15 presale
Whether you call him artist, producer, composer, pianist, performer, DJ, or selecta, titles are impartial to the marvel of Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL). Many try to classify this impressively fertile music journey, yet to identify with only one label belies the heavy scope of the ride. The piano set the course, the keyboard is the vehicle, and with the drum machine as the fuel, the relentless skill of MdCL is underscored by a rare sonic sensibility. He's an accomplished musician, originally sowing his oats in straight-ahead jazz, before taking the music far beyond. Anchored by the duality of his Japanese and New Zealander parentage and ignited by a love of playing piano at the age of four, it is no wonder this multi-national phenom has seen his explosive natural gifts blaze across the globe from NZ to the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Cuba. Moulton Music is proud to celebrate the release of the new single from Nina Lares, "Uncover Me" sining with soulful house jazzmaster Mark de Clive-Lowe performing and spinning live.

Event: Opel 15 Year Anniversary ft. Simon Shackleton b2b The Scumfrog
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Simon Shackleton, The Scumfrog, Sacha Robotti, Divadanielle, Syd Gris, Kimba, EliKi, Uncanney
Music: progressive house, deep house
Cover: $25-30
Opel Productions is celebrating their 15 year anniversary of creating conscious dance parties for funky people who believe that dancing is a positive force of change in the world. This freaky kind of partying has clearly struck a chord with locals who have been enjoying and it has similarly created a space for future-forward artists like tonight's headliners, Simon Shackleton and The Scumfrog, to showcase their talents and tunes. Both artists have garnered a certain kind of fame for their Burning Man sunrise sets — which will tell you the sound if you know what's good for you — and also takes a deep-house-before-it-was-cool vibe and inserts some seriously spacey vocals. The Scumfrog hails originally from the Netherlands and Shackelton, originally from London, have become something of partners due to their similar sounds, styles, and preferred dancing environs. Come see how they keep house progressive, how they keep you dancing, and how they keep it as freaky as Opel has the last 15 years. Happy birthday! (ML)

Event: SXM Festival Pre-party featuring Doc Martin
Venue: Audio
DJs: Doc Martin, Dusty Carter b2b CJ Larsen, Ali Khalili
Music: house (deep, funky), tribal
Cover: no cover b4 11 w/RSVP, $10 otherwise
Audio is where you want to be to catch the SXM Festival pre-party. SXM Festival has only been around for a year and is already being recognized as one of the best new music events out there. And it's only appropriate that Doc Martin will be playing, as he's one of the most influential house DJs around. He's earned the respect of many and fans of his are just wild about his DJing style. Doc Martin's style crosses all genres, giving listeners a taste of the new and unique sounds out there. He's a DJ who can surprise you by playing a classic track mixed into a futuristic one, giving you the best fused old and newskool. Dusty Carter goes b2b with CJ Larsen while Ali Khalili rounds out the lineup. (CQ)

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Event: Mars Bar Sundays
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: Jay-J, Jamie Swing, Vega Garcia, Frank Ford Jr. Ken Deep
Music: house
Cover: no cover
You know the drill, get over to Mars Bar for another Sunday Funday you'll be glad you made it to. Don't miss some of your bay area favorite Audio Tramps Dj's: Jamie Swing, Ken Deep, Frank Ford Jr. and Vega Garcia as they throw more House jams down to keep you moving. Joining them is one of House Music's finest, Grammy Nominated Producer/DJ Jay-J playing more of his special brand of House Music; a signature, Funky House/West Coast sound we know and love. Topping things off is a special celebration for Sarah Atkinson's 50th Birthday Bash so you know some good times are ahead this Sunday at Mars!

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Ghosts on Tape, Werd residents
Music: techno, house
Cover: $5-10
This Sunday's Werd features Ghosts on Tape, aka Ryan Merry, who used to be involved in the now-defunct (although still beloved) Icee Hot, known for their killer parties and still remembered for their 26-hour closing party two years back. Ghosts on Tape has continued to play citywide despite not having released any tracks since 2014 (although fingers crossed for something new soon). With this dearth of new productions head out to Werd this Sunday to see where his sound has travelled in the past years and enjoy yet another Sunday with the crew. (ML)

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