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Don't Try This at Home w/ Sasha
Compute For Cancer is back with an event this Friday at The Great Northern, with a portion of the proceeds going to them . Don't Try This At Home is bringing out the big guns, welcoming Sasha to the main room. Unless you've been living under a rock, Sasha needs no introduction as he's a veteran DJ, producer, label owner and party thrower in the house scene. You may know him as John Digweed's bff, with the two having much success in the 90s (and through today!) in the progressive house arena. Or maybe you know him as the owner of the imprint Last Night On Earth, which serves as a home for many of today's exciting new dance music hitmakers, as well as Sasha's solo endeavors. However you know him, one thing is clear: he knows music. He's incredibly talented and everything he touches turns to musical gold. Also holding it down in the main room is Rooz, whose blend of funky and bass laden beats keeps booties shaking. Bo keeps things fun with his high energy and banging track selection Keeping things moving in the red room is Johnnie Walker, so get down to Don't Try This at Home and dance for a good cause. Date: Fri April 14, Time: 9:30pm-3am, Place: The Great Northern 119 Utah St, Cover: $25, More Info (CQ)


Together: A Group Exhibition
Heron Arts is opening their latest group exhibition with a full-on, daylong blowout featuring art, music from Empty Cellar Records bands, and other treats. The artists from this exhibition all work at the Heinzer Building on Treat Street in the Mission. Exhibitors include abstract painter and sculptor Erik Otto, illustrator Jon Stitch, painting and mixed media artist Christine Wolheim, Cy Twombly-inspired Ferran Torres, pattern artist Casey Jones, photo and printmaker Matthew Laurence Gottwing, software developer Jessie Patel, Empty Cellar Records head Avrel Hernandez, and so many more. It's quite a list, and it is the record label that will be providing a veritable local concert with shows by Cool Ghouls, The She's, Joseph Childress, and more. The bands represent Bay Area's garage rock homebred sound. It's a pure form of appreciating local artists of all varieties as well as supporting two awesome spaces that we must continue to appreciate if we are able to continue to enjoy their outputs in these trying real estate times. We've always heard that art is a salve for that… Date: Saturday, April 15, Time: 3-10pm, Place: Heron Arts, Cover: no cover, More Info (ML)

Event Profile - EastBlock
We sit down with EastBlock's mastermind Ivana Karpierz. EastBlock is a one of a kind party series that take place at Monarch every forth Thursday of the month in San Francisco. Their sound is groovy deep minimal/deep tech with rare eastern European touch. Hosted by SF EastBlock residents - Ivana Karpierz & Sergei Loginov.

- Nitevibe: Hi Ivana, thanks for your time and let's talk a bit about who you are and some of your background, what should we know?

- Ivana Karpierz: Hi guys, thank you for reaching out and giving me the opportunity to speak with you. I'm Ivana Karpierz, born in Poland and have been living in San Francisco for the last 6 years. I must say I truly fell in love with this amazing city.

- Nitevibe: So, we heard a lot of buzz about your party called EastBlock, how is that going, what's behind it? Read full Interview here.


Goodbye to DJ Whore - Daniel Osterhoff
On Saturday, Daniel Osterhoff, a key player in the Sacramento art and music scene, died following a fatal cardiac episode. Just 37 years old, Dan was an artist, DJ and father to a little girl. His paintings, grafitti and signage can be found all over Sacramento, brightening up the city just like he brightened people's lives. Also known as Dan-O and DJ Whores, Dan was incredibly influential in the music scene, bringing cutting-edge sounds not only as a DJ, but as a promoter, too. Mainly based in Sac, Dan frequented the Bay, playing at Monarch for Soundpieces and at The Great Northern, to name a few. He was the master of his crafts, recognized just as much for his DJing as his grafitti and art work. Always quick to help and rarely without a smile on his face, Dan was truly one-of-a-kind. He was as good as they come, simply the best and he will be greatly missed. You can contribute to his momorial fund here.




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Tale Of Us this Sat @ The Great Northern


Link Of The Week
Guadalupe Plata | Qué He Sacado Con Quererte: Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: FunkinEven, Sepehr, Cole
Music: funk, hip-hop, house, soul
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality continues to slay Wednesday nights, providing a much needed respite for the midweek slump. This week's lineup features UK's Steven Julien, aka FunkinEven, throwing down his eclectic blend of funk, hip-hop, house and soul. If you know anything about FunkinEven, it's that he loves his synths and making you move. His high energy and ability to get lost in the music are what make him a fan favorite of London. Sepehr and Cole round out the lineup, so get to F8 for a break of the work monotony. (CQ)

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Event: Dark Entries Hates Techno
Venue: RS94109
DJs: Bill Converse, LookyLooky, REDREDRED
Music: new wave, dark wave, techno
Cover: no cover
Dark Entries loves techno — we all know that. This tongue-in-cheek event is the kickoff party for the also ironically named Gays Hate Techno Campout, which blasts off this weekend somewhere outside the walls of our fair city. To celebrate the spring retreat of the podcast and collective, Dark Entries will be lending their sound and their residents to this free in-store lineup of artists visiting that will be about to head out to the safe space, no Top 40 campout. Expect eerie sounds and some heavy techno and industrial influences as well as sets from Austin's Bill Converse and Detroit's LookyLooky. Even if you're not heading out to the campout, this is a great chance to dive into the sound and community of a party and a podcast you perhaps had not yet heard of. (ML)

Event: EastBlock w/ Subb-An
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Subb-An, Ivana Karpierz, Sergei Loginov
Music: deep techno, tech-house, house
Cover: $10-15 presale
A dynamic producer with a firm understanding of what it takes to move a dancefloor, Subb-An's music has more than a little mystery about it. His productions are deep, raw, soul heavy and although always achingly relevant, glance backwards through a long lineage of house masters. As a DJ, his sets pass between house and deep techno, balancing swing, groove and potent bottom end notes. His killer live set is tinged with techno and more than a few straight dancefloor weapons, each set so far unique in its delivery for every performance. Also headlining is Ivana Karpierz - the mastermind behind EastBlock. Ivana quickly picked up this new underground style called "deep tech" that features dark, minimal and groovy patterns with fat basslines that none can resist.

Event: Modular feat. Sébestien Léger
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Sébastien Léger, Pedro Arbulu, more
Music: deep house, tech house
Cover: no cover before 11pm w/ RSVP, otherwise $10-20
Léger's career is 20 years strong and has focused around the path of DJ-turned-producer-but-really-I'm-a-DJ track. The French artist was heavily influenced by Daft Punk and the French Touch although he started out DJing gay bars at 15 with some heavy piano lines and diva vocals. Now he works on creating techno with soul as he continues heavy schedules of worldwide touring amidst producing club bangers like Hit Girl and Take Your Pills. As usual Modular is bringing in the top global talent and letting their residents like Pedro Arbulu start off the night. It's a Thursday, get ready. (ML)

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Event: FINA Records Showcase w/ Love Jimpster
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Jimpster, Dalano Smith, Corbi b2b Simon Morell
Music: funk, soul, house
Cover: $10-20 presale
Established in 2011, in five years FINA has become one of the most essential and respected house imprints of its time. The Common thread that connects each FINA release is a rich vein of funk and soul that lies at the heart of the label. Jimpster has become one the most revered deep house producer/DJs operating on the scene today. As a producer he's constantly striving to produce perfect house tracks which stand the test of time in the same way that those early classics have. The blueprint is simple: to inject life, depth, soul, sincerity and attitude. Delano Smith coming from the original crop of Detroit DJs going back almost 30 years, Coming up at a time when the world was just discovering the influence a DJ could have, Smith battled his way to the top in a tough scene full of talent.

Event: Gramatik
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Gramatik, Cofresi, Trevor Kelley, Muppet Punk, Carly D, The Pirate, Numerous vs. Rudeskool, LSV, Scott Nice, Treyzilla, Groucho, Spacegeisha, Subrootz
Music: bass, dubstep, electro, hip-hop, trip-hop, glitch
Cover: $50
Camp Questionmark teams ups with DJ Dials, Euphonic Conceptions and 1015 to bring you the Emissions West Coast Bass Culture pre-party! If you don't know, Emissions is a bass heavy festie that happens in May, bringing the deepest, darkest dub sounds around. In preparation, they've brought out New York based DJ and producer, Gramatik. Originally from Slovenia, Gramatik is known for his mix of samples and defying genre labels. Also on deck are the usual bass heavy selectas like Trevor Kelley, Carly D and The Pirate, as well as Numerous who'll be holding it down in a versus set with Rudeskool . For a preview of what you could expect at Emissions, make sure you hit up 1015 this Friday. (CQ)

Event: Mikey Lion & Lee Reynolds (Desert Hearts)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, B. Rose and Iwata b2b
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: $17 presale
Part mythical desert harlequin, part modern soul conductor, Mikey Lion is more than a DJ––He's a freak of nature and a controller of energy. The San Diego-native has earned a dusty mystique over the past few years as the center of the Desert Hearts movement and as a house and techno provocateur with a stage presence that suggests he will ride this wave all the way to the top. If there's one thing Mikey does well, it's get the party started. Lee Reynolds has a lifetime's worth of experience bringing the weird and the wonderful to the dancefloor. He earned his chops up and down the West Coast in the dance scene's dustier institutions––Moontribe, Moonshake, LiB––That's where he developed his endlessly wide palate, penchant for mysticism, and an understanding that a dance party should be a spiritual experience.

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Event: AYLI presents Unabridged
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Tale of Us, Floorplan, MossMoss, WERD crew in loft: Jimmy B, Zoz, WOO
Music: house, disco, techno
Cover: $25 presale
The As You Like It crew is taking over The Great Northern this Saturday. Saturday's party serves as the opening event for Unabridged, a series of festivities occurring in SF from April 15 until the 23rd. This inaugural party features Tale of Us, a Berlin-based duo comprised of Karm and Matteo that seeks tell a story with their music. Their deeply moving and emotional music is full of mesmerizing sounds and robust rhythms, breaking poetic boundaries. Joining them Floorplan, aka Robert Hood and MossMoss, each adding their own flair to the night. Holding it down in the loft is the WERD crew, with residents Jimmy B, Zoz and Woo bringing the funky beats. (CQ)

Event: DJ Sneak
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: DJ Sneak b2b Jesse Perez, Andrew Phelan
Music: house
Cover: $10-20 presale
One of House music's true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep House music alive. Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Bassment Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionized and redefined house music for well over 15 years. Having begun his DJ'ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat bumpin' sets are a one of a kind experience in the electronic music circuit and a barrage of top quality releases over the last 20 years have culminated and just keep on coming.

Event: Hot Chip
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Hot Chip (DJ set), Papa Lu
Music: indie, synthpop, house
Cover: $22
The English indietronica band Hot Chip is taking over Public Works this Saturday. The lineup features five core member, each playing everything from guitars, bass, drums, pianos and synthesizers. Their latest release, Why Makes Sense? captured the bands intentions and redefined their sound, allowing the band to almost replicate the sound they produce on stage. That freedom allowed the band to have such a different, more mellow creative process than previous recordings and it showed through each new track. Papa Lu will be handling the opening duties, warming up the decks and dancefloor for Hot Chip. (CQ).

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Event: Permission to Land Patio Kickoff Party
Venue: The Midway
DJs: Rachel Torro, Pedro Arbulu, Bo, Peter Blick, Benjamin K, Chuwee
Music: deep house, tech house
Cover: $15
It's almost summer time after what feels like an exceptionally long and excruciating winter, made only longer by some April showers that we really felt were just a bit too much this year. Whether the forecast is for showers or for sunshine, it's time to kick off the patio season with a stacked lineup of local deep house DJs like Public Works' Rachel Torro and Modular's Pedro Arbulu, artists who understand that deep house is best enjoyed underneath the sunshine and out of doors. There's no cover before 4pm, so get out early for maximum fresh air and maximum music. Sundays are about to get a whole lot better. (ML)

Event: Werd - Jimmy's Birthday Jam
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Jimmy B, Andy Kershaw, and more
Music: tech-house, deep house, and more
Cover: $5-10
Jimmy is the man with the plan, the much-beloved promoter and DJ that has been doing more than his part to create a vibrant SF underground scene that supports not only the artists but the individuals who come out and share in it. Tonight we celebrate his birthday at Werd, one of the jewels in his crown. Come say thanks, give a bear hug, and add a whimsy of dance moves to the floor as Jimmy and friends heat it up like a birthday candle. (ML)

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The week as it was...

Salted @ The Great Northern

Housepitality @ F8

Will Clark @ Halcyon