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Sacred Dance: 8th Annual 'White' Party
Spring has sprung and it's time again for Opulent Temple's and the Sacred Dance Foundation's annual white party, Sacred Dance. In its 8th year, Sacred Dance is the signature SF event where the crews pull out all the stops, creating a total sensory adventure for the night. Featuring DJs, hoop and aerial, plus a slew of belly dance performers. That, coupled with their 'over-the-top' decorations, make this one event you must not miss. Throwing down in the ballroom are your favorite OT residents; Syd Gris, Vinkalmann, Brian Williams, Dulce Vita, Brian Peek, Ian Powers, Grammar and Clint Williams, each bringing their signature bass-laden sounds. Keeping things laidback and on the downtempo side in the Opulent Chill room include Scott E, EXOENDO, Ru-va-leE, Vibration Souls and Ashley Ames. Lady Eternal Love and Cassandra perform a ritual performance as does Sweet Beat Petite. The always amazing Shredder dazzles with her hoop and aerial performance, as will Marta Serra, Lisa Titon and Jenna Anjali in the Sufi Midnight. These are just a few of the performances of the evening, but you have to attend to get the full lineup. Date: Sat Aprl 1, Time: 9pm-3am, Place: The Regency Ballroom 1300 Van Ness Ave, Cover: $50+, More Info (CQ)


Trapeze: Gooferman Day
You can literally feel spring/summer in the air as April descends upon the city and that sunny, festival, dance outside feeling is all out and about. To get us all ready we should dust off ye-olde costume trunk and come in your finest follywear for this clown fest that celebrates local circus hero, Gooferman, with a party that celebrates the ideals of Klown-Fi. The neo-burlesque not-so-realness comes from Gooferman himself, as well as a wide variety of cabaret performers including members of the Vau de Vire society and of course shows from the inimitable Fou Fou Ha, one of SF's favorite cab-clown troupes. Musically there'll be sounds from retro-electro blastronaut Delachaux special blend of electro, pop, and burlesque fancy and whimsy as well as krazy band Trashkan Marchink Band. It's not to be missed — this is a holiday afterall. Date: Saturday, April 1, Time: 9pm-2am, Place: Rickshaw Stop, Cover: $20, More Info (ML)

Max Cooper: Emergence A/V Set
Max Cooper is an electronic artist who has carved out a career that appeals to both dancefloor maniacs and more headphone aligned listeners. His music is always on the cusp of experimental without losing its inherent weight in melody. To top it all off, the artist is at work in creating full audio-visual experiences when performing his works. This foray at Public Works will highlight his newest release: his second full-length album, Emergence. Emergence, at its core, focuses on the inspiration from sounds in the natural universe and the beauty within. It's a sound that mixes science and nature, fluidity and rigidity. Joining tonight will be local friends Matt Hubert and William Wardlaw. Date: Friday, March 31, Time: 9pm, Place: Public Works, Cover: $18-25, More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Bakermat this Saturday @ 1015 Folsom


Link Of The Week
Rock Band: The rock band is composed of electromechanical instruments that make music with rocks by throwing them through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate. The song that they're playing, Here Comes the Sun, is biographical, describing the daily experience of a rock sitting on the ground. Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: DELLA, Cle, Marty Mars
Music: house, deep house, disco, techno
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


The housepit welcomes DELLA to the decks, an eclectic DJ with an affinity for house music. Kristina Dunn, aka DELLA, is formerly of No Dial Tone but the duo has disbanded and gone their separate ways. Her new project features house beats fused with her provocative and seductive vocals. Combine that with her talent behind the tables and you can see why she's one to watch. DJ Cle keeps the party going with his deep house tracks, throwing down vinyl of songs you may have forgotten, but he clearly hasn't. Rounding out the lineup is Marty Mars, who holds it down in the lounge for a specail backroom, birthday set. Be sure to wish him a happy one while getting down to the sounds of the underground. (CQ)

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Event: Delta Funk w/ Fernando Campo
Venue: Audio
DJs: Fernando Campo, Dusty Carter, C.J. Larsen
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10 presales
Fernando Campo dj / producer, whose music has moved the underground movement throughout his career, both in the Dj Booth and in the studio. Playing and producing music with the likes of Todd Terry, Chus & Ceballos, David Herrero, and many others. Tireless and consistent with his productions, his work has been published in some of the world's most recognized & celebrated electronic dance music labels that include Strictly Rhythm, Defected, Stereo Productions, D-Vine Sounds, SVS, Ole Music and many more. One of Beatport's top charting producers in 2016, His tracks have garnered the support of the many world renowned artists around the world.

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Event: Don't Try This At Home w/ Sabo
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Sabo, Dance Spirit, Ramon Wouters, Vin Sol, dAvi A
Music: house, tribal
Cover: $15-20 presale
After 19 years, William Sabatini aka Sabo, with his natural, ever-evolving groove, continues to set the benchmark for future dance music and remain a staple in the dance music community. A DJ/Producer in the purest of terms, Sabo stays poised in the studio while maintaining an extensive travel schedule - touring the globe as a DJ, seducing one dance floor at a time. His live sets channel mixtures of a meditative desert oasis to Tropical poly-rhythms - featuring lush, tribal vocal samples and smooth, organic textures. When listening you will undoubtedly find yourself resonating with his intention, imagining yourself dancing in an Amazon rainforest or a Saharan sunrise. Aside from turning heads of notable producers including DJ Tennis, Jamie XX, Rob Garza, Metrika and Nadastrom to name a few, Sabo has seen notable mentions and features in publications like Rolling Stone, Spin, Mixmag, Thump, The Fader, and XLR8R.

Event: Lights Down Low w/ Anthony Parasole
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Anthony Parasole, Container (live), Nihar Bhatt, Richie Panic
Music: deep house, techno (minimal)
Cover: $15-20
Lights Down Low and Monarch welcome New York's own Anthony Parasole to the decks. Those familiar with the underground scene in NYC know that techno and deep house are making a come back and Parasole has been front and center of it all. His quality track selection and deep sounds keep the dancefloors packed and it's easy to hear why. Container will perform live, dropping some of that mutant techno for which he's known. Real name is Ren Schofield, yes the one of God Willing fame and Container is his new noise project, full of hard-hitting crunchy beats. Mosh-pits have been known to break out during his sets, so be aware. Nihar Bhatt and Richie Panic round out the lineup, so get your dancing shoes and fist-pumps ready and get to Monarch this Friday. (CQ)

Event: Solardo
Venue: Audio
DJs: Solardo, Max Chapman, Darnel Christoph, Chad Bays
Music: house, tech-house, techno
Cover: $10 presale
House and techno artists Solardo are made up of UK based producers Mark Richards (MRK1) and James Elliot. Having previously had a long and deep history in other music genres, Solardo, are now one of the most hotly tipped DJ/production duos in the house and techno scene. ?Their productions have their own unique warm, and high-energy sound which have received great support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed, Skream, Paco Osuna, Steve Lawler and Jackmaster to name just a few. Solardo's breakthrough single 'New Jam' released in 2015 via Viva Music, went on to become an Ibiza anthem over the summer.

Event: Sure Thing
Venue: F8
DJs: Shifted, Blue Hour, Remy Marc, Aaron J, Ash Williams, Marc S
Music: techno
Cover: $15-20
Sure Thing is back at it again with their commitment to showcasing high-quality techno — whether from now-famous artists or to those that are only known intimately to the deep heads who are all too aware of things like the influence of headliner Shifted's influences from his UK drum & bass beginnings or that both Shifted and Blue Hour are producers that have released on the latter's self-titled label. Those same heads will also know (or perhaps feel in the sonic-meets-kinesthetic reverberations) that the two artists hail from Berlin and that they've obviously both played at Berghain, the techno mecca's heart of techno temple. It's enough to drag you off your butts to F8 where there will be two rooms going strong, including sets from Sure Thing leader and visionary, Aaron J, as well as other locals like Ash J and Marc Williams. It's gonna pound. (ML)

Event: Welcome To Eden: A Fool's Delight
Venue: Geoffrey's Inner Circle
DJs: Tongue and Groove, Perfect Stranger, Thick as Thievez, Khromata, Random vs. Dr. Spook, Hedflux, Devin Kroes, Space Geisha, Krakinov
Music: psytrance, trance, progressive trance, mid-tempo
Cover: $25
When the trance comes to town (and we mean the real sh*t, not that Kaskade stuff), it's important to write that down on your schedule and wear your best bouncing shoes and supportive bras because you're about to be really doin' it. The show features two rooms, one with more the more active, Goa-inspired sounds and another will downbeat trippy bass music. The artists, of which there are many, are both international and local, with names like Tongue and Groove, global legends and billboard toppers since 2006, as well as Pulse SF townies like Khromata. It's going to be a big night of big sounds and delicious temptations and decorations. Just get ready to dive in. (ML)

Event: Weiss + Walker & Royce
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Weiss, Walker & Royce, CPTN JAY, Jon Barnes, Jae
Music: house
Cover: $15-20 presale
Deep jacking grooves, warm rumbling subs, sweet sharp percussion, delicate vocal treatment… Whatever it is about house music that stimulates you the most, you're guaranteed to find plenty of it on a Weiss record. An ambassador for real House music and leading light in Toolroom's #RESET campaign, Weiss has been selected to take the label into the next decade. Walker & Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house since 2011— but almost from the start, they were touted as future stars. Now it's official, thanks to a certain UK tastemaker— not to mention a string of stellar productions and remixes." -Bruce Tantum: Editor, XLR8R

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Event: Acid Pauli
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Acid Pauli, Scrounger, Pablo Bolivar, Mark Slee, Kuze
Music: techno, house
Cover: $25
On&On, Public Works and Below Radar are teaming up and bringing you banging lineup this Saturday. Featuring Acid Pauli, which is a club-oriented live set that's since become an advanced DJ endeavor that incorporates house and techno, as well as other genre-bending sounds. And being musically inclined, Acid Pauli isn't Martin Gretschmann's only foray into the music world; he's also a member of The Notwist which became 13&God, and now Themselves, a hip-hop experimental crew from here in the Bay. Also on deck are Scrounger, Pablo Bolivar, Mark Slee and Kuze, each throwing down their signature sound for the night. Also, it's worth noting that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Compute for Cancer, an app that helps scientists discover new cancer treatments. (CQ)

Event: Bakermat
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Bakermat, Autumn in June, Spaceley more tab
Music: house
Cover: $20
An alias for the Dutch electronic dance producer Lodewijk Fluttert, Bakermat makes uplifting house music containing smooth guitars and saxophones, as well as samples from genres such as soul, gospel, and disco. Active since 2012, his music is a direct precedent of the "tropical house" and "melodic house" subgenres that gained prominence during the mid-2010s. Fluttert began to make music at the age of 18 when he studied at the University of Utrecht and discovered deep house. Quickly learning DJ'ing and production techniques, he released two tracks in 2012 ("Zomer" and the Martin Luther King-sampling "Vandaag") and soon came to the attention of several electronic music labels. He signed to the dance agency Soulmax shortly afterward. And the rest, as they say is history.

Event: Green Gorilla Lounge presents The Wig Party w/ Moscoman
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Moscoman, Anthony Mansfield, DJ M3
Music: house
Cover: $10-15 presale
Bring your wigs and crazy hair out to soak up some super sweet last moments with Anthony before he heads off to the East Coast! "Hair Today... Gone Tomorrow!" That's right... after 16 + years in SF Anthony is heading back East. While he'll certainly be back in SF in the coming years, this is an end of an era! Headlining this evening from Berlin via Tel Aviv comes Moscoman, the music producer behind underground hits on ESP Institute, Correspondent, I'm a Cliche, Eskimo Rec, and the curator and owner of the up and coming record label, Disco Halal. Mosco's distinctive sound, which takes in elements of Techno, New Wave, House, and the sounds of his native Middle East, has seen him quickly soar to prominence via his own production, his remix work, and his DJing style, and has now further been cemented by the success of Disco Halal, a label which aims to not only shine a light on lost musical curiosities from his own culture, but also to re-sculpt them for a modern dance floor.

Event: Hard French 2017 Season Opener
Venue: El Rio
DJs: Josh Cheon, Brown Amy, Carnita, Devon Devine, Tim Strong, Jorge P
Music: r&b, soul
Cover: tba
Believe it or not, Hard French aka local daytime cruisin', dancin', daytime lovin' party is turning 7. It is also turning the corner, as the crew prepares to celebrate their last three parties… ever. While everyone sits around hoping the impending finale will just turn out to be an extended April Fool's joke that we'll all laugh about later, we should still cover our bases and check out the first of the last under what is sure to be the sunshine (forecast: 70 degrees) in the outer Mission at El Rio's beloved patio. Obviously all stops will be pulled for this finale and headlining today's event will be Honey Soundsystem's own Josh Cheon. A real DJ, Cheon knows not just how to spin the hippest and best in tech and house, but also a real digger of soul/r&b/motown. He'll spin you to a daytime frenzy. Dress up to impress up and get there early — Hard French always brings a line. (ML)

Event: Will Clark
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Will Clark (Dirtybird), Elz
Music: house, bass
Cover: $10-20
Similar to many artists Will Clarke's sonic palette comes his experiences and influences from home and afar. The roots of his sound stem from both his home town of Bristol, and his seasonal home in Ibiza, which have forged Will's style; a style that fuses the best of Bristol's bass elements with the upfront house music sensibilities of the white isle. Talking of his approach to productions Will says "I make music for clobbers, not DJs. I sample a lot of old school rave tracks from the 90s, with 21st Century production techniques."

Event: Yolanda Be Cool
Venue: Verso
DJs: Yolanda Be Cool
Music: house
Cover: $10 presale
In a world of inflated egos and outrageous demands, Yolanda Be Cool, aka Bondi boys Andy and Matt, have kept their feet on the ground and let their music do the talking. The unavoidable worldwide number one breakthrough track, "We No Speak Americano" sold over 5 million copies and amassed over 200 million youtube views. Their critically acclaimed album "Ladies and Mentalmen" released on DIM MAK in 2013 featured indigenous Australian icon Gurrumul, house royalty Crystal Waters and Barbara Tucker, soul legend Betty Wright and US up n coming rap star Nola Darling. They even co-own/A&R for the seminal Australian record label Sweat It Out, home to artists such as RÜFÜS, What So Not, Motez and many more. They cross-over, but they don't sell out.

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Event: Afternoon Bliss
Venue: Brix 581
DJs: Theo, Sen-Sei (Live), Kincaid, Kristine, Omar
Music: house (funky, soulful, disco), techno, electro
Cover: $5 guestlist b4 430pm, $10 otherwise
Afternoon Bliss is happening again this weekend, taking over the patio of Brix 581. An outdoor day party is just what the doctor ordered, especially since the weather has been beautiful as of late. This week's lineup brings back DJ Theo, a bay DJ with over 10 years of experience throwing down soulful house beats. He'll be joined by Sen-Sei, a live synth manipulator whose only goal is to enhance DJ sets, which if you've ever seen him perform, is just what he does. His freehand layers of tracks, coupled with Theo's eclectic track selection, make their sound the perfect soundtrack to a beautiful summer day. Kincaid, Kristine and Omar round out the lineup, throwing down funky beats for your listening pleasure. Get to Brix581 a little early to enjoy some of their tasty brunch offerings and stay late for the dance party. (CQ)

Event: Swagger Like Us
Venue: El Rio
DJs: Tunde Olaniran, Anthony Dicap, DavOmakesbeats, boy_friend
Music: hip-hop, r&b, pop
Cover: $10
It's baaaaaaack! While Swagger was still active at Oasis and White Horse over the (far too long) winter, they're returning to where this humble writer thinks they (and the sun) really shine: El Rio's daytime Sunday porch! For their glorious return they're hosting eclectic artist Tunde Olaniaran, who mixes up genres like r&b, hip-hop, electronica, and pop. His voice can be as smooth as Usher's but he also raps with abandon. The sounds will have you break it down in between swaying. The Flint, Michigan-native artist preaches body-positivity and LGBTQ issues. Oh, he also has a day job at Planned Parenthood. Joining will be Swagger standbys like DavOmakesbeats, and of course the entire crew you know and love who show up to get down. See you on the porch. (ML)

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Dane Bradshaw, residents
Music: tech-house, disco-house
Cover: $5-10
Like clockwork, and thankfully so, Werd is back at this Sunday to cap off a sunny weekend that has more than usual killer daytime parties that will keep you not yet ready to turn off the lights come Sunday night. Tonight's foray features Dane Bradshaw (no relation to Carrie) of London's Eastend. He's an artist that focuses on a wide variety of dancefloor boppers, that can range from reggae to disco, house to techno. He's bringing his unique sound to Monarch tonight alongside the Werd residents. You know what's good for you.

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