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Permission to Land
Although earlier derailed by April showers, this (almost) May flower refuses not to rise as sunshine hits the patio at The Midway. Permission to Land is an event for dancing with friends in the Dogpatch sunshine at The Midway's vitamin D receiving deck. The Permission to Land crew is aware that a San Francisco Sunday literally demands outdoor dancing. To make the dream reality they're bringing in some of the deepest of house both from here and afar, with Onsunlade and Deep's Marquez Wyatt. They're two classics of a sound that is perfect on a lazy, flowy, vibrant Sunday — the kind of sound that knows you're having a great time dancing. Date: Sunday, April 30, Time: 2pm-10pm, Place: The Midway Patio, Cover: $18-20, More Info (ML)





Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Dirtybird Quarterly this Fri @ Mezzanine


Link Of The Week
Tokyo Light Odyssey: From the lights of skyscrapers and homes, to the neon street lights and headlamps of cars and trains in motion… fragments of the city float like stardust out of the darkness against the curtain of the night sky. This new vision of Tokyo is explored with omnidirectional motion graphics. Here

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Event: Beats Antique presents: Monthly Variety Show
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Beats Antique (DJ set), Jazz Mafia, DirtWire DJ set, plus special guest TBA
Music: Middle Eastern, downtempo, hip-hop, old school jazz, Afro beat, blues
Cover: $15


Kicking off this Wednesday is Beats Antique's new monthly variety show at The Great Northern. This multi-sensory event is full of music, aerialists, dancing and magic. The inaugural event features DJ sets from Beats Antique and DirtWire, as well as a performance by the group Jazz Mafia. DirtWire is comprised of BA's Davide Satori, along with Evan Fraser of Bolo and Mark Reveley of Jed and Lucia, and their music is a blend of blues, African, Asian and South America sounds with psychedelic elements. Jazz Mafia is a band that's the perfect reflection of the Bay Area, combining original music hip-hop, jazz and electronica. The variety performers Golden Gate Dolls bring their aerial circus act, joining COVEN, which is Zoe Jakes (Beats Antique) dance company, in dazzling audiences with their intricate skills. (CQ)

Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Pattern Drama, Sharon Buck, Justin Reed
Music: house (deep, funky), nu disco
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality welcomes Pattern Drama, Sharon Buck and Justin Reed to the housepit this week. When Pattern Drama first released their debut on Touch of Class Records, the music world went wild. The quality production and dark basslines are what made the record fan favorites. What began as a project between Corey Baker and Rami Deejay, has become only Baker's endeavor as of late. When he isn't playing renowned venues or festivals like Burning Man and BPM, he's running the Touch of Class Records label along with Michael Tello and Ray Zuniga. Sharon Buck brings her bass-heavy, nu disco beats while Justin Reed keeps things popping in the back room.(CQ)

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Event: Anna Lunoe
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Anna Lunoe, Unlike Pluto
Music: hip-hop, vocalist
Cover: $17-20 presale
"I'm your high-heel killer, I'm your midnight thriller, I'm your bass drum dealer – and I always deliver." Those are the opening lyrics of Anna Lunoe's bold 2014 release, Bass Drum Dealer (B.D.D.), and the words that define her as an artist: a tough contender in the ever evolving landscape of international DJs, demanding to be noticed for her musical innovation, pure performance power and seemingly endless energy. Hailing from Australia, Anna Lunoe is equal parts DJ, vocalist, songwriter and producer. She is a proven underground club killer with the unique ability to conquer the biggest of festival stages, whilst consistently delivering up genre bending productions that transcend EDM clichés. In a few short years, Anna Lunoe catapulted from being virtually unknown in the US, to performances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra, TomorrowWorld & Hard Fest. Catch her live this Thursday at 1015.

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Event: California Mystics
Venue: DNA Lounge
DJs: Zoe Keating, Steve Reich, Del Sol String Quartet, Derek Hana, Homer Hsu
Music: classical, experimental
Cover: $25
This special evening is a world unto itself of the expression that comes through music — and especially the music of distinctly Bay Area artists who forge their own path through the music industry as well as the musical conventions that so many artists often choose to follow the stream. The main draw of the evening is Zoe Keating, a cellists whose haunting sounds, which she loops back to create a sort of one-woman ethereal orchestra, would sound at home as the soundtrack for a Dungeons & Dragons campaign as well as a surprise delight concert on the Playa. Joining her on the lineup are other local artists like the hypnotic percussion of Steve Reich and Pink Mammoth's Derek Hana collaborating with violinist Homer Hsu. Its a night that bridges

Event: Dirtybird Quarterly
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Justin Martin, J. Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy
Music: house (tech, funky), techno
Cover: door only: $20
Since 2005, Dirtybird has been dazzling partygoers with their fun, enegetic style and bass-laden house beats. Coupling those traits with their quirkiness and you got one eclectic house label. So many influential producers have gotten their start on Dirtybird, releasing tracks and creating a name for themselves. This Friday features a few of the usual suspects, with Justin Martin, J. Phlip, Christian Martin and Worthy throwing down in true Dirtybird style. From funky house, to crunchy techno , each of these DJs has got what you need. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes, as this promises to be one dance-filled night. (CQ)

Event: Don't Try This at Home w/ Tensnake
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Tensnake, Honey Dijon, Papa Lu, Cole, dAvi A
Music: tech-house, deep house, nu disco
Cover: $10-20
Tensnake is one of those artists who has been crucial to the *almost* popping of underground dance music into a kind of alternative mainstream. It's no wonder, as his German style of deep, almost-progressive house is melodic and easy on the ears but with enough bass and drive to be heavy on the dancing limbs. The Hamburg-born artist grew up on disco and funk and, because he's from Germany, probably was influenced by a good touch of that Sven Väth trance. Made infinitely famous with his 2010 hit Coma Cat, Tensnake has since released an EP featuring collaborations with the likes of Nile Rogers and has started his own label, True Romance (not to mention picking up stray Coachella gigs). Joining tonight will be Honey Dijon, a house icon from Chicago whose influences are rooted deep (pun intended) in the sounds of her hometown and the sounds of Larry Levan's New York. (ML)

Event: Modular 4 Year Anniv. w/ Jan Blomqvist (Live)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Jan Blomqvist (Live), No Regular Play (Live), EXZ Live, Pedro Arbulu, Matt Hubert, Jill McDonald, Ramona Wouters
Music: melodic techno, live melodies, house
Cover: $20
Jan Blomqvist is a Berlin-based live electronic artist, whose signature melancholic vocals, introspective melodies and lush beats are celebrated throughout the international dance music scene. With his band he performs dance-oriented electronic pop; as a solo artist, vocal techno. His mission is to bring a concert atmosphere to the dancefloor through strong vocals, detailed minimal beats and minor key melodies that are actually somehow uplifting. And more generally, to break up the monotony in the techno nightlife by injecting some pop and rock sensibilities back into the club scene.

Event: Serge Devant
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Serge Devant, Thatsound
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-20
Serge was exposed to electronic music at an early age, influenced by the seminal sounds of Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, and many others. Equipped with a classical music education, the teenage Devant moved to New York City in the 90s, Years later he produced his seminal track, 'Fearing Love'. The pulsating number caught the attention of Lee Foss and Jamie Jones, who promptly informed Serge of their plans for Emerald City, a new vocal-led sub label for Hot Creations. 'Fearing Love' became that label's inaugural release in April 2015. Serge's comeback, a groove-laden club oriented track drew immediate plaudits from the music scene and more recently the film world. Serge self- financed the acclaimed music video for 'Fearing Love', picking up the Best Music Video award at the 2016 Hollywood Independent Reel Film Festival.

Event: SoulHOUSE: Keyatta's Birthday Celebration
Venue: Mercer
DJs: Sunshine Jones, Gavin Hardkiss a.k.a. Hawke, Vocal performance by AhSa-Ti Nu!, DJ Courtney K, Ilya & Joel Conway
Music: soul, funk, disco, deep soulful house
Cover: $10-15
It's that time of year again, come and join in a night of soul, funk, disco, and deep soulful house as soulHOUSE celebrate's Key's Birthday with house legends Sunshine Jones, and Gavin Hardkiss, a special vocal performance by AhSa-Ti Nu, rounded out with New York's own DJ Courtney K and local favorites Ilya & Joel Conway, who will bring it to you tag team style.

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Event: Andhim
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Andhim, Peter Blick
Music: house, hip-hop samples
Cover: $20
Their sound, which they self describe as "Super House" has become its very own genre built from their soul and passion. Andhim's unique sound, party proven and of reduced nature, is organic with an emphasis in the finer detail. The boys grassroots flow from Hip-Hop, and they work mainly with samples which makes their tracks one of a kind. This individuality has earned them a home with Labels such as Monaberry, Terminal M or Sunset Handjob. Energetic, creative and always entertaining, they present their very own interpretation of electronic dance music that makes dads cheer and mums scream. The boys are transforming the decks into instruments themselves to create an extended sphere of music, which separates them from the standard reproductive character of a DJ.

Event: Matthew Dear
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Matthew Dear, Dean Samaras, Hi-Tem
Music: house
Cover: $10-20 presale
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He's had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he's made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical's Body Language. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he's just hitting his stride.

Event: Miguel Migs
Venue: Audio
DJs: Miguel Migs, Andrew Phelan
Music: deep house, funk,foul, nu disco
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/RSVP, $10
This weekend, has Audio got a treat for you! It's the debut of their new Funktion One 3D sound system, along with new lighting and aesthetic. And the first to throw down on the new system? Miguel Migs! This deep house aficionado is the perfect choice to test that bad boy out, and you know he's going to rock the freaking club. His fusion of blues, rock, funk and soul into deep, chunky house will test the limits of the Funktion One in the best possible way. Andrew Phelan is doing opening duties, warming the crowd (and the system!) for Migs. Get ready for a whole new Audio-tory experience. (CQ)

Event: Opel presents Oona Dahl
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Oona Dahl, Syd Gris, Benjamin K, 1Accord- DJ /producer duo
Music: techno, deep house
Cover: $12-20
This Saturday, Opel productions brings Oona Dahl to Monarch. A prominent DJ at Lee Burridges' All Day I Dream events, as well as at Robot Heart events, Dahl showcases her musical palate with each track she plays. Her deep house sound is incredibly sought after and when you hear her smooth, deep sound, you'll understand why. She's released tracks on Hallucienda and All Day I Dream, allowing Dahl to capitivate listeners around the world. Also on the lineup are Opel's Syd Gris, You're Welcome's Benjamin K and DJ/prodcuer 1Accord, each bringing their own musical fire to the night. (CQ)

Event: Rouse Records w/ Roy Davis Jr
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Roy Davis Jr, Patrick Wilson, Mario Dubbz, Tamo, Brunch Life
Music: house
Cover: $10-15 presale
The bay area's own Rouse Records is bringing in one of the forefathers of electronic music. Roy Davis Jr. Has his hand in the blue print of house music. From his early days in Phuture. To his long standing soul electric, Roy Davis Jr. has also been known for his work for Thomas Bangalter's label Roulé which operated out of Paris in the early '90s and his production work for artists Eric Benet / Faith Evans, Mary J Blige, Seal, Patti LaBelle, Christina Milian and Morcheeba. Great northern has the newest void system in SF with stunning visuals by Mark Jons.

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Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Andy Kershaw, Bob V, Werd residents
Music: tech-house
Cover: $5-10
Werd is once again bringing you just another Sunday night that is renegotiating our understanding of when the weekend ends. As usual they're bringing a lineup of heavy hitters with strong roots in the local scene. Headlining tonight is Andy Kershaw, whose sets at events like Chillits, Slinky, and Sunset Campout are just a small part of his contribution to our community where he heads up 3AM Devices, a party crew and record label that focuses on keeping SF-based producing and releasing music on wax and more. Joining will be Bob V, who regularly performs with Direct to Earth and also has kicked it up late night with his own party night here in the city, Black Magic Disko. Party like a local. (ML)

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The week as it was...

Housepitality @ F8

SHFT w/ Colette & Jay-J @ Harlot


Kimmie's Birthday @ Mars Bar


Sunset Spring Boat Party @ Pier 3