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Luminary: Art | Tech | Music
The Midway is interested in more than just nightlife — they're interested in all of its elements. That includes expanding ideas of audio and visual delights and that is just what Luminary intends to showcase in a special night. The event is focused on an immersive live experience that encompasses art and sound and emerging technologies. It is these ideals that The Midway focuses on, and thus the event features many of the in-house features of the expansive space. The Midway's resident artists will make an appearance with a projection mapped art piece by resident artists Can Buyukberber and Yagmur Uyanik. Yes, it's true, in the annals of the large warehouse there are artists toiling and this is one of the first opportunities for The Midway to unveil their mission in creating the seemingly natural merge between nightlife and artistic pursuits. Similarly, the night will feature an early preview of The Midway's extensive installation of Envelope sound, a 3-D sound room or spatial audio — something only heard to understand. Music in the sound room will come from local delights like Mark Slee as well as other local sound artists like Christopher Willits and more. There will also be special exhibits from the Flying Robots International Film Festival, Britelite Immersive, VR from Nature/Unnature, and The Moshi Project from Hip Hop and Code. We don't know exactly what they are either but the allure is grand. To really round it out, the Gods & Monsters room will feature good old As You Like It doing what they do best: having a dance party. The future is here. Date: Sat, March 18, Time: 7pm-2am Place: The Midway, Cover: $25-85, More Info (ML)




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Our flyer of the week is for Disco Katz presents Mammoth Katz this Sunday @ Natoma Cabana


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Event: Group Rhoda
Venue: Elbo Room
Artists: Group Rhoda, Cost/Worth, Terror Apart, Ssleeping Desiress, Identity Theft
Music: dark wave, industrial, coldwave, post-punk
Cover: $8
The Elbo Room has been subtly becoming the go-to place for any and all dark wave sounds — especially of the live variety and especially on typically more, shall we say, conservative nights. The sound is redolent of late 80s Berlin or Manchester when punk met electro and goth culture was beginning to emerge and now it still is, only this time in San Francisco. The night features four groups, three from San Francisco and one (Terror Apart) from Portland. The event seems to be held by Ssleeping Desiress, a local group, although all bands emanate a theme of dystopia and an industrial frisson, themes all too real in current times, and all with sounds whose dissonance match our own internal debates. Be glad we're still making this in SF. (ML)

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: John Howard, Sean Murray, Michael Tello, SammyD
Music: house (minimal, funky, tribal, acid), techno, disco
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality is back this week with another epic lineup. First up is John Howard, a DJ who got his start in 1993, which is when SF was having our Summer of Love. He always keeps things funky, all the time. Up next is Sean Murray, another staple from the 90s. Raised in a time where outdoor parties or nightly renegades were all the rage, you'd be hard pressed not to find Sean throwing down his Detroit infused techno soul. Michael Tello is next up, a DJ who at a young age was exposed to all kinds of music, which shaped his musical path. He's the cofounder of this wonderful Wednesday soiree and he's part of the band Pillowtalk, with Ryan Williams and Sammy D. And speaking of Sammy D, he's holding it down in the lounge this week. A member of the crew, Kontrol, Sammy D puts a funky, more soulful spin to his sets. He's cemented his place in the underground world and is ready to take on the rest of the world with his band, Pillowtalk. (CQ)

Event: Make It Funky/Spin The Night Fundraiser
Venue: Pop's Bar
DJs: Jimmy B, Jesse Sizmo, Onemohit
Music: tech-house, deep house, minimal
Cover: $10 minimum donation


Pop's Bar is a small bar in the Mission with a small dancefloor that hosts hipster Mission-ites as well as late night and early morning drinkers (it opens regularly at 6am for hospital workers and benders). They've also been hosting dance music nights with a number of favorites and tonight they're hosting none other than Jimmy B. Jimmy is a column in the palace that is SF nightlife, a man who not only believes in great parties but also throws them and turns any old party into a full on dance rager when he plays his always body movin' grooves. A man always on the move — and always one to follow — he's playing at Pop's, alongside friend and colleague Jesse Sizmo of Lips & Rhythm, to lend support to a number of causes that we all hold dear. Your donation to the night gets you tunes as well as a donation to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and The Sierra Club. Dancing with purpose always feels right. (ML)

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Event: Free Your Fabulous ft. Woozy
Venue: Madrone Art Bar
DJs: Woozy (Woo & Zoz), Yvine
Music: disco, house
Cover: no cover
You may know Woo and Zoz from Sunday nights at Werd or a variety of parties where you know them as the wonderful humans they are or the exceptional DJs they become when they are posited behind the decks. Tonight is a special chance to see them cultivate their shared passion for a variety of sounds and the love of dance at Madrone Art Bar. Disco and house are the name of the game at this Divis party and so these two will be digging into their crates and boucing off each other to delight a crowd celebrating the brightest of dance musics with synthy accents. Ye olde crowd will surely gather for a night of revelry that can come only from knowing that you know just who plays the right tunes. (ML)

Event: Stamina XL: The World of Drum and Bass Tour
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Drumsound & Bassline Smith, DJ SS, Bladerunner, Brookes Brothers, Tantrum Desire, Stamina residents Jamal, Method One, DJ Rafael + special guests and more!
Music: dnb, jungle, liquid funk
Cover: $20
Each and every Sunday, Stamina DNB brings out the fire talent. Most Sundays, every dark crevice of F8 is filled with sweaty dancers getting to the sounds of the underground. There is so much bass that you can feel the music as you up to the door. Which is why Stamina is the perfect night to host The World of Drum and Bass tour, except this time, Stamina's going BIG. It's the XL version, where, in addtion to the regular sermon on Sundays, there'll be a larger, much crazier night at 1015 on a Thursday. And with DJs and producers Drumsound & Bassline Smith, SS and Brookes Brothers on the lineup, you know it's about to go down. Join these guys and more at 1015 for a night of driving basslines and pulsating beats. (CQ)

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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: Don't Try This At Home w/ Be Svendsen
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Be Svendsen, DJ T
Music: melodic techno
Cover: $17
While exploring a myriad of styles and musical traditions, Be Svendsen live show-downs has developed into a melting pot of hypnotic desert-circus-shaman-cowboy-techno, incorporating elements of vocals, teased field-recordings, nostalgic samples and live instruments, mixed up with the meditative qualities of repetition. His performance takes the audience on a deep experimental journey, providing a cinematic soundscape allowing the receivers to celebrate the light and dark parts of existence. It never fails to create an intense, shared experience that evokes big smiles and open hearts on the dance floor.

Event: Parameter and Surface Tension pres. Perc
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Perc, Surface Tension residents
Music: techno
Cover: $15-20
An extended set from Perc, what else would you expect from a combo of Parameter and Surface Tension, fans of all things techno and industrial and not melodic at all unless you look for it. Perc himself is a man who inspires those with a dark side. Perc himself is a man at the head of UK techno, leader of Perc Trax, whose contributions have essentially marked the otherwise historical, albeit house heavy, nation with a dose of blistering electronic sounds that befit dark cement walls and black-on-black Converse. His sound is insane, blistering, biting, loud and unforgiving. His inspirees include many of our own techno luminaries and his last appearance at the regrettably deceased 222 Hyde was something of legend. If you like it hard, loud, fast, intense, and informed, this is the night for you. (ML)

Event: SET presents Way Out West (live)
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Way Out West (live) with Nick Warren b2b Jody Wisternoff, Marc Marzenit
Music: progressive house, nu disco, techno, tech
Cover: $25
SF are you in for a treat! Way Out West is performing LIVE at Halcyon this Friday, with Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff even going b2b at times. It's been 20 years since WOW released their self-titled debut and since then, the duo has gone on to release 3 more albums that gave us tracks like "Mindcircus", "Intensify" and "Activity." DJ and producer Marc Marzenit adds support. Getting his start at15 as a DJ in in Llieda, Spain, Marzenit has music in his soul, teaching lessons and learning the ins and out of Cubase software. Halcyon is the place to be this Friday, so don't miss out! (CQ)

Event: Shift St Paddy's Night Special & Record Release Party
Venue: Harlot
DJs: Jay-J, Mario Dubbz, DJ Seven, Sean Bass
Music: house
Cover: tbd
With this monthly residency in San Francisco, Jay-J and friends are back on the decks at Harlot, curating the music journey spanning both the House Music label Shifted Music and the Downtempo / Nu-Disco label Downshift. This edition celebrates St. Patricks Day and Shifted Music release of Jay-J and Sean Bass "Phone Number". Sean Bass along with Mario Dubbz, DJ Seven and Jay-J provide the musical adventure. Downtempo early, house late. No green beer, just dope ass house music. Its also Still Piscese Birthday Time so Join us in Wishing Sara Atkinson a continued Happy Birthday. Hosted By Jules McCarthy, Marco Tarantelli and Sara Atkinson.

Event: The Boombox Affair pres. Rick Wade
Venue: Dada Lounge
DJs: Rick Wade, Larry Gonnello Jr.
Music: house
Cover: $10
The Boombox Affair is an output of local favorite Larry Gonnello Jr. who comes out just when the time is right and the music is good. Tonight he's bringing Detroit legend Rick Wade to the almost-freshly moved Dada Lounge for a night that honors the history of Detroit, that is to say a history that continues to stretch to the present day. A long-working DJ, Wade focuses on maximal groove with minimal effort in his easily funk-derived sounds. Big Daddy Rick, as known to some, is the leader of Detroit-based label harmonie park, which has released tracks from other area bigwigs like Mike Huckaby and Theo Parrish. A night for fans of the sounds and the folks that brought us here and keep us here. (ML)

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Event: Claude Vonstroke
Venue: Audio
DJs: Claude Vonstroke
Music: house, bass, funk
Cover: $35-40 presale
Raised in Detroit and now based in Venice Beach, Barclay Crenshaw created the quirky alias "Claude VonStroke" in 2005 and went on to become one of the most well-respected label owners (Dirtybird & Mothership) and DJs in dance music. In this day and age of music cross-pollination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper, and most importantly, fun. He's just as at home remixing Kenny Larkin or Rihanna as he is dropping multiple underground hits. DJ-wise, his relentless touring of every major city, festival and, basement after-party around the world has only enriched this unique perspective on music. Today, his labels continue to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass, and electronica. Staying true to Crenshaw's Detroit heritage, Dirtybird and Mothership donate 10% of profits to a children's music school in Detroit.

Event: Galantis
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Galantis
Music: live house
Cover: $30-35 presale
With countless hit originals and remixes, worldwide sold-out tours, and two Grammy nominations under their belts, producers/DJs Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw of Galantis are on a roll and show no signs of slowing down in 2017. The story of Galantis started back in 2009. Working as Bloodshy, Karlsson's songwriting collaborations included Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears (whose "Toxic" earned him a Grammy award), but only reached out to Eklöw (as Style of Eye, who produced Icona Pop's hit single "I Love It") to remix "Animal," a single from Karlsson's band Miike Snow. Shortly after, the two started hanging out, playing each other songs and sharing bits of ideas in the recording studio. Galantis has truly been a phenomenon in dance music. With a synergy yet unrivaled by any Dance artist, the duo's inspirational sound and riveting on-stage performance will continue to resonate with fans worldwide.

Event: Mood II Swing
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Mood II Swing, Eli Escobar
Music: house
Cover: $10-20
Collectively, songwriter-producer, Lem Springsteen, and composer-producer, John Ciafone started in the early 90's working together as the production duo known as Mood II Swing. They were well received by DJs in the NY club scene. Their sound blended different styles within dance music, which was unique at the time. Thanks to the influence of NY House DJs & veteran producers, such as Masters at Work, Mood II Swing also started remixing songs for major label & indie recording artists. Currently, in the post millennium, with a resurgence of early 90's House music, John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen have rejoined as a production team to showcase their music in DJ sets.

Event: Moving in Stereo: Nicky Siano
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Nicky Siano, DJ M3
Music: disco, house
Cover: $10-15
Moving in Stereo is bringing a true legend to Monarch this week. Nicky Siano, out of NYC, has been DJing since the 70's. Credited with starting many DJing techniques, such as beat matching, Siano also inspired others to build clubs like The Paradise Garage and Studio 54. He himself opened The Gallery in Manhattan with his brother, and as resident DJ there, he helped the club reach it's epic status. He's also one of the origianl resident DJs of the infamous Studio 54 (and is the last living OG), not to mention that he's gone on to producing and created tracks like 2007's Power of Love. DJ M3 adds support, throwing down his funky house beats we all love so much. Don't miss out on a true legend of the electronic music scene. (CQ)

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Event: Disko Katz presents Mammoth Katz
Venue: Natoma Cabana
DJs: Disko Katz residents (e'Lish, Jonboy, ADEIi, Jeremy Rosebrook) b2b PM residents (Matt Trujillo, Gravity, Jonathan Will, Alec de Reitzes)
Music: disco, house (deep, electro, funky)
Cover: $10
For this installment of Disco Cabana, the kitties are going head to head with their favorite playa crew, Pink Mammoth. A daytime event that'll bring back visions of basking in the hot sun at Burning Man, this event promises the usual disco, house and funky beats we all love so much. Your favorite Katz, e'Lish, Jonboy, ADEIi and Jeremy Rosebrook will throw down against PM staples Matt Trujillo, Gravity, Jonathan Will and Alec de Reitzes, each adding their signature sound to the day. So don your kitty attire and anything PINK and get your booty to the cabana this Sunday. (CQ)

Event: Kölsch
Venue: Audio
DJs: Kolsch
Music: techno
Cover: tbd
Well known for his productions Rune Reilly Kölsch has sold millions of records all over the world under his many different monikers and production work. Influenced by hip hop, pop and the incredible legacy of Jeff Mills and Derrick May, Rune started producing in 1995, embarking on a string of success stories. In 2003 he released the multi-million selling, saxophone-infused 'Calabria', that saw collaboration requests pouring in from artists as diverse as Nicki Minaj, Shakira and Flo Rida. He then set up Tattoorecs – releasing pioneering underground tracks with no titles, just tattoos for artwork, that garnered critical acclaim and support from minimal and techno trailblazers such as Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Magda, Tiefschwarz and many others.

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Qzen, residents
Music: techno, house
Cover: $5-10
Always a home base for locals gone afar, Werd is happy to host former local turned Berliner Qzen. A DJ with historic roots in D'n'B, she's drifted into house and techno in a way that simply encourages a great get-down on the dance floor. Her recent work evokes Berlin in its new wave pandering and ability to somehow always sound like the height of the party. Welcome her home with a dance the way you always know you can at the always-trustworthy Werd. Happy Sunday! (ML)

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