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Sunset Season Opener
Spring has sprung and you know what that means: it's time for the Sunset Season opener. I don't know about you, but I have looked forward to this event for the last 15 or so years. For me, it's the place to go for a day party of epic proportions. Not to mention it's reunion with people from throughout my lifetime, and sometimes this is the only event at which I'll see them. Taking place this Sunday, which is the first one of spring, at the ubiquitous Stafford Lake in Novato. Of course, this event is weather permitting, as it is every year, so if the weekly weather's been dicey, check the FB page for updates. As per usual, your selectas for the day are Solar, Galen and J-Bird, the residents of Sunset Sound System.Their eclectic sets are full of house and techno beats and that, coupled with their high energy, are what make Sunset and these parties a success. Cle' is handling the opening ceremonies, warming up the crowd for the main three. The owner and founder of Soundproof Music, Cle' hails from Dallas but has since made SF his home. A lover of music, his sound is full of house beats, with acid and Detroit flavors. A few things have changed at the lake with regards to parking, smoking and the like, so be sure to educate yourself on the event page. If you're ready for house music in the sun, then the season opener is perfect for you! Date: Sun March 9th, Time: 11am-7pm, Place: Stafford Lake, 3549 Novato Blvd, Novato, Cover: $25 + fees, More Info (CQ)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Amon Tobin this Thursday @ The Great Northern


Link Of The Week
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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Tin Man (live), Michael Claus, Joel Conway
Music: house, techno, ambient
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


For over a decade, the Tin Man has helped the neo acid scene evolve as he produced music. Always on a mission to find his true self, Tin Man has explored every part of house, techno and ambient beats, reworking them every which way. He's performing live and will manipulate his Roland 303 to shift his musical patterns. Also on deck is Michael Claus, whose forward thinking techno makes his most recent release on cassette that much more classic. Holding it down in the lounge is Joel Conway, so get to Housepitality to conquer your midweek blues. (CQ)

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Event: Amon Tobin/Two Fingers DJ set
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Amon Tobin/Two Fingers, Mophono, Bogl, Moldover, Jonah Sun
Music: trip-hop, breakbeat, nu jazz, house, grime, hip-hop
Cover: $30
Mr. Virtuoso of sound design himself, Amon Tobin, is coming to The Great Northern this Thursday. This Brazilian musician, composer and producer one of the most influential eletronica artists around with his eclectic sound and music production. He always pushes the musical envelope and it shows through his many studio releases and his manipulation of recordings. In addition, Two Fingers, Tobin's musical alter ego, is also throwing down on the decks. Two Fingers reworks previous collaborations into a more edgy sound, laden with grime and dancehall. Rounding out the lineup are Mophono, Bogl, Moldover and Jonah Sun, each adding their own bass to the night. (CQ)

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Event: Afrolicious Soundsystem
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Afrolicious Soundsystem: Pleasuremaker, Ozgood, Antonio Guedes
Music: house, Afro, tropical, disco, funk
Cover: $12
Afrolicious Soundystem is coming back to Public Works this Friday! DJ Pleasuremaker and Ozgood hold it down, spinning tunes all night long. Also throwing down on the 1s and 2s is Antonio Guedes from Braza!, adding his signature sound to the night. Diamond Vibes gets funky, providing some live percussion to this nights' soundtrack. Not known for sticking to one genre, you can be sure you'll hear some housey disco funk, fused with a tropical Afro beat. If it makes you sweat, guaranteed these guys will play it. Wear your dancing shoes, as all these people have been known to light the dancefloor on fire. (CQ)

Event: Don't Try This At Home w/ DJ Three
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: DJ Three, Jobse, Solar, Tobin Ellsworth, Elz
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10 presale
Currently residing in New York City, Three has been tirelessly holding the flag for underground electronic music in the US since his rise out of the sunny state of Florida in the early 90's. In that time, he's emerged as one of the brightest DJ talents in the US and continues to be a true inspiration for many of us. Three's tour dates show both diversity in audience and a genre-bending passion for good music; he's held residencies at NYC's Twilo, Cielo (Robots), Love and Blk Market Membership, as well as Florida's legendary Simon's while playing lauded guest spots at San Francisco's Wicked party, Fabric (UK), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Blk Market Membership (NYC) and forward thinking events like Japan's Labyrinth Festival and Australia's Rainbow Serpent. From DJ sets to musical output, Three is a "DJ's DJ" who has always leaned toward the cutting edge without losing touch with the roots of house and techno.

Event: Hannah Wants
Venue: Audio
DJs: Hannah Wants, 1Accord
Music: house, bass
Cover: $10 presale
Hannah Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting and unique live sets, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham. Over the past few years a new, harder genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene, and with her unmistakeable bass heavy drops and house music tempo, Hannahs live sets have secured her as bass musics leading lady. Hannahs faultless high octane delivery behind the decks was heavily influenced through her submersion in garage music growing up – threading together a fine selection of bass heavy cuts, whilst maintaining her innate ability to read a crowd that has propelled her to become one of the worlds most in demand DJs.

Event: Josh Wink
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Josh Wink, Amber Cox, Jeremy Meadow
Music: techno, house (acid, big beat)
Cover: $10-20
When you hear the name Josh Wink, I'm sure that one of the words that comes to mind is permanence. It's hard to think about techno and house music and not think about Josh Wink. His dance mixes are influential and essential parts of a music lover's life. His vibrancy and creativity are what keep him at the forefront of the music world. He creates his sets around tension, and tends to use sounds and effects that sound like mistakes, but really aren't. It's no wonder he's been so influential. Also on deck are Amber Cox and Jeremy Meadow, each throwing down funky beats in support. (CQ)

Event: Pig&Dan
Venue: Verso
DJs: Pig&Dan
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
For more than a Decade Pig&Dan have been jamming in the studio, producing musical adventures that hold their signature sound. Apart from their extensive discography they've collaborated and remixed for the some of the industries greats including Underworld, DEADMAU5, John Digweed, and Innercity with their massive classic Goodlife. After so many years in the business plus four albums under their belt, the dynamic duo took it upon themselves to push their personal envelope on LP number five by producing the much acclaimed downtempo album "Destination Unknown". Boasting flavors of Hip-Hop, Dub and soul they managed to top the Beatport chart from more than 4 months in a genre they have never topped previously.

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Event: Bright Lights
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Bright Lights, Lisbon Sisters
Music: house
Cover: $10-20
Bright Lights is an American pop singer-songwriter whose powerful voice and beautiful compositions make her one of the most sought after vocalists in all of electronic music. Responsible for several career-defining hits including Porter Robinson's "Language," Hardwell's "Never Say Goodbye," and 3LAU's "How You Love Me," she is also featured on Zedd's #1 Clarity album. In addition to her singing, Bright is also Grammy-nominated for her songwriting on Justin Bieber's "Somebody To Love" and Fantasia's "Even Angels." With her debut single "Runaway (Feat. 3LAU)" racing up the charts, a full-length album in the works, and support from the many artists she has helped along the way, Bright Lights is quickly becoming an international fan favorite.

Event: Lights Down Low w/ Anthony Naples
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Anthony Naples, Solar
Music: house, techno, electro
Cover: $12-18
Lights Down Low is holding it down for your Friday nights, bringing quality talent to Monarch. This Friday features Anthony Naples, a musician and producer based out of NYC who dominates in the house world. His versatility and his ability to produce rough techno and sweet melodies, are what make him one to watch. He's released on The Trilogy Tapes and started his own imprint, Proibito, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Sunset Soundsystems' own Solar is also on deck, throwing down his signature eclectic set for which he's most known. If you're looking for somewhere to dance on a Saturday night, then to go Monarch for Lights Down Low. (CQ)

Event: Mystopia presents Forever Young
Venue: Public Works
DJs: DJ Kramer, Mystopia residents
Music: techno, house (tech, funky, acid), disco, 80's
Cover: $10-25
This Saturday, Mystopia takes you back in time with their event, Forever Young. If you've ever visited Mystopia on the playa, then you know these folks known how to have fun. Featuring the Mystopia residents, this event is sure to take you down memory lane with this big hair don't care 80's extravaganza. And who better than Distrikt's own DJ Kramer, to headline the night? His laidback attitude, passion and unique track selection are the perfect combination to transport you back to the 80s and 90s. Not to mention that he co-founded Distrikt, so it's safe to say DJ Kramer knows how to have fun and get the party jumping. Dressing up is strongly encouraged though not mandatory, so pick your favorite neon spandex or Adidas tracksuit and get that booty to Public Works.

Event: Salted w/ Tony Humphries
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Tony Humphries, Miguel Migs, Julius Papp
Music: house
Cover: $15 presale
Join in the festivities as Salted returns at The Great Northern featuring the legendary Tony Humphries. When thinking about Mr. Humphries, you might be minded of his epic stint at KISS FM as one of its greatest Mastermixers; or of his residency at one of the greatest US clubs, The Zanzibar; or, even, the walls that are lined with gold discs, from Indeep to Janet Jackson; or even his legendary eclecticism. Tony is all of those things and more. But then, there's the Tony of today, restless, questing, searching for new challenges. Which is pretty much how Tony has always been.

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Event: Mars Sunday House
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: GingerKat, DJ Spacecamp Dan White
Music: house
Cover: no cover
For those of you not going to the Sunset Opener party or maybe earlier in the day, This Sunday at Mars Bar will have a special afternoon delight from DJ Ginger Kat who loves to drop those funky and deep house beats. Also on deck - DJ Dan White aka DJ Spacecamp. You guys all know them from Burning Man, they have played the Silent Disco parties and the Airpusher events. It will be a beautiful afternoon on the patio, the kitchen will be open, and the drinks with good vibes will be freely flowing. Never a cover, always a great time! Noon till 7!

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Housepitality @ F8

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