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Sunset Season Opener
Well, it's technically no longer the opener, seeing as how the Spring Boat Party has come and gone, but this age-honored tradition doesn't care about a postponement due to April (ok, and March) showers. So, for maybe the first time in May, we'll be making our annual pilgrimage to Stafford Lake up in Novato. As usual, the event will be a pure celebration of the origins of the Sunset family as we know it today and the event that started 13 years ago in the Berkeley Marina — that means that the headliners will be your Sunset residents: Galen, Solar, and J-Bird that you have come to recognize as what could be termed the 'Sunset Sound'. They'll be joined by an opening set from Soundproof Music's Cle. There are some new things to remember this year. A new NO SMOKING rule is instated all over the park (that means no smoking section). Do what you can to make this work for you! Also there will be a slightly higher entry fee considering this event is now happening towards the end of May rather than the beginning of April. All worthy costs to enjoy what you know is one of the best Sundays of the year. See you on the field and don't forget the afterparty at Monarch with Tim Sweeney of Beats in Space! Time: 11am-7pm, Date: Sunday, May 21, Place: Stafford Lake, Novato, Cover: $5 for individual drop off, $30 for car entry, CASH ONLY, More Info (ML)


SF Porchfest
SF Porchfest is one of those Mission District traditions that really bring out of the city and into the neighborhood vibes. Just as though we were in the good old South having a ho-down, individual homes will feature all variety of bands outside, no cost, for your Saturday enjoyment. Be a part of the roving audience to see all variety of genres. BYO (subtle) B. It's a complete community event, with volunteers choosing to host on their porches, play their bands, or join in the fun and creating the experience. See you on the porch! Date: Saturday, May 20, Time: noon-6pm, Place: various, Mission, Cover: no cover!, More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Re:Creationthis Thur @ The Great Northern


Link Of The Week
A Taste of New York - by FilmSpektakel - In September 2016 we visited this awesome city to try out some new time lapse stuff. It took us 10 days, a lot of burgers and one helicopter ride to produce this video. 10 days is very little time to discover this city of endless opportunities, so we hardly slept anything and shot day and night for this time lapse film. The city that never sleeps indeed! Here

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Event: Mad Max: Silent Fury
Venue: Grey Area
Artists: The Firmament
Music: live electronica, soundtrack
Cover: $20
Back by popular demand after a sold-out showing at closing night for SF IndieFest, duo The Firmament (Renzo Gorrio and Marky Ray) are showing their live scoring of last year's immeasurably popular and debatably gender-forward, Burning Man-inspired, and certainly Oscar-nominated film. The soundtrack, which will eschew the audio track of the original film, will feature synth-heavy sounds, acid basslines, and heavy drum machines to mirror the intensity onscreen as Furiosa and crew battle the vicious Commander. As for the black and white, it is said that director George Miller believes that many of the film's subtleties are only visible through this monochromatic lens. You know what that means: It doesn't matter how many times you've seen this film before — this is a new experience. Black and white dress HIGHLY encouraged! (ML)

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: JTC (live), Tyrel Williams, DJ Sep
Music: house, techno, dub, reggae
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality continues to dominate your Wednesday nights, providing the perfect respite from the hectic work week. This week's lineup features JTC, a DJ and producer hailing from Detroit who's been dominating the scene since the 90's. One of the first artists signed to Ghostly International/Spectral Sound, JTC's created his own unique sound, segueing from hip-hop to acid techno to even more abstract sounds. And he'll be performing LIVE. Joining him will be Tyrel Williams, a Chicago translpant who's been a mainstay in the underground house scene and who's one of the Housepit residents. Rounding out the lineup is DJ Sep, the founder, promoter and main resident DJ of Dub Mission, one of the longest running parties in the world featuring dub, reggae and dancehall hits. (CQ)

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Event: Gabriel & Dresden Album Launch Party
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Gabriel & Dresden, special guests
Music: progressive trance, house
Cover: GA: $20-40, VIP + meet/greet: $75
Back in December, Gabriel & Dresden were able to fully fund their Kickstarter project, meaning the two would be returning to the studio to produce an album 10 years since their last. This event is their album launch party, and this pioneering trance duo will be rocking the decks for 5 glorious hours, which will also include a few special guests. Proceeds from this event will benefit Beats Drop Cancer, a Santa Cruz nonprofit that provides music therapy and healing space for cancer patients and their families. There are a variety of tickets available, including music therapy, general admission or VIP. Music therapy tickets can be purchased in support of a loved one stricken with cancer, or for someone in need through the cancer music therapy networks. The VIP ticket includes a meet and greet with the artists, as well as with the organizers of the nonprofit, Beats Drop Cancer. No matter the ticket you purchase, it will all benefit the same people and organization, so come see your favorite trance DJs while supporting a good cause. (CQ)

Event: Re: Creation with Dan the Automator
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Dan the Automator, Qbert, Shortkut, Mophono, Deejay Theory
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $16.50
Thud Rumble and Euphonic Concepceptions have teamed up to bring you a special edition of Re: Creation and this installment features two of the most influential DJs and producers around today. In what can only be described as a rare occurrence, Dan the Automator and Qbert are coming together for a collaborative set at The Great Northern. Pairing up Dan the Automator, most known for his projects Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School and the Gorillaz, with DJ Qbert, a hip-hop aficionado and scratch master extraordinatre, you know this will be one night full of extreme talent. Come early for an all 45's happy hour set from Shortkut and feast your eyes on the live art provided by Sam Flores, Ronnie Buders and Deb Art. Mophono and Deejay Theory round out the lineup, so don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event. (CQ)

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Event: Adam Beyer
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Adam Beyer
Music: techno
Cover: $10-40 presale
Few come as well versed in family values as that of long serving techno legend Adam Beyer. A husband, father and certified underground icon, the Stockholm-based DJ/producer has come to embody one of the most consistent and carefully constructed legacies to emerge from Europe and hold influence across the continents. From festival main stages and coveted club floors through to the global airwaves and Beatport charts alike, Beyer's extended musical legacy is felt across the board. Behind the decks, there are many different forces to be experienced from Beyer. Be it an international festival headline spot or a more intimate club show, his solo sets adapt and evolve to fit the various moods of his globetrotting tour schedule.

Event: Cinnaman
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Cinnaman, Fortune
Music: house, tech-house, techno
Cover: $10-15 presale
Born in the south of Holland and started playing music at the age of 12 Cinnaman is part of the infamous Rush Hour Record Store crew. He is also one of the most talented and diverse djs to emerge from Holland. He hosted several clubnights like Viral Radio and Colors at Club 11 and Trouw. You can't really define Cinnaman's style. It's somewhere between the spectrum of house, garage, dubstep, UK funky, two step, Detroit techno and UK techno. Cinnaman has also compiled the Beat Dimension compilations wich are focusing on a fresh and invigorating sound coming from L.A, mixing electronic music with R''n'b aesthetics and hip hop drum patterns. He got his DJ name because he was always chewing on candy cinnamon sticks hence his name Cinnaman.

Event: Don't Try This at Home
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Mark Farina, Pezzner, Homero Espinsoa, Upstairs-Oontz Pouch DJs: Dreams of Dawn, O'SNAP, Hipslice, Cameron
Music: house (deep, tech, funky)
Cover: $15-20
Mark Farina is taking over The Great Northern for Don't Try This at Home, an event where a portion of the proceeds will benefit Compute for Cancer, a nonprofit that takes unused computing power and dedicates it to researchers working towards a cure for cancer. Farina, in case you didn't know, is from Chicago. He got his start alongside Derrick Carter and Kevin Saundersons, creating his own blend of house music that incorporated parts of his hometown and parts of San Francisco, which was aptly dubbed Mushroom Jazz. Featuring the jazzy side of Chicago mixed with the dark, dubby San Francisco style, this music has come to define him in so many different ways. With weeklies and CD compilations of the same name, it's plain to see that Farina scored a winner with this. Pezzner and Homero Espinosa round out the lineup in the main room, while the Oontz Pouch DJs will hold it down upstairs in the red room. (CQ)

Event: Kazbah Presents: Audiofly
Venue: Audio
DJs: Audiofly, Dustin Sheridan, Ali Khalili
Music: tech-house
Cover: $10 presale
Audiofly are the duo of Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton. They met and started working together in the spring of 2002 and immediately started a prolific partnership based on their shared music styles and experiences on the DJ circuit. Their combined talents have created a powerful, experimental and original style of music (a deadly, dirty, jackin, tech meets electronic house) which is very current on the underground club scene.

Event: Mathew Jonson (Live)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Mathew Jonson (Live), Enzo Siragusa, Petko Nikolov b2b Chvck
Music: drum'n'bass, techno, jungle
Cover: $15-18 presale
Mathew Jonson offers a rare fusion of populist intensities and nuanced musicality. With a keen understanding for the needs of the dancefloor and the universal laws of house and techno, he's thrown out the rule book time and time again, sneaking tricks learned from electro and even drum'n'bass into minimal clubs, and loading up his B-sides with tracks that do what they damned well please. When it comes to rave culture there aren't many artists out there who are as passionate and dedicated as Enzo Siragusa. The Londoner is the mastermind behind one of the capital's most infamous party brands, Fuse – an event which he has used to cultivate an unmistakeable sound, attracting a loyal, dedicated following in the process. His roots lie in jungle and drum n bass, that pure, undiluted sound which sprung up from London's inner city in the mid-nineties. Enzo still holds true to many of the aspects of 90's UK rave culture that made it so special and carries them into his current output.

Event: Swagger Like Us
Venue: Oasis
DJs: Kaycee Ortiz, DavOmakesbeats, boy_friend
Music: hip-hop, nu r&b, electro
Cover: $10-12
It's back, and although it's not on the El Rio porch as is our fave, it is in one of our favorite queer performance venues that we get the opportunity to dance at "your favorite queer dance party". As always, be prepared to come with a strong look as you grind and bump your way through the night along with Swagger Like Us resident DJ DavOmakesbeats and boy_friend and then enjoy a live show from Alabama-based hip-hop artist Kaycee Ortiz. As usual, the headlining artist's music reflects the ethos of the Swagger crew, who support self-expression across genders and races. (ML)

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Event: AYLI presents Hessle Audio's 10 year and Acid Camp's 2 year
Venue: Public Works
DJs: downstairs: Ben UFO, Pangea, Pearson Sound, upstairs: Marcellus Pittman, Zernell, Aaron Davis b2b Mike Gushansky
Music: house, garage, dubstep, grime, techno
Cover: $20
Hessle Audio is a record label that was formed in 2007 in Leeds, by Ben UFO, Pangea and Pearson Sound. Now based in London, Hessle is celebrating its' 10th years in existence, and that calls for a party! And it calls for Ben UFO, Pangea and Pearson Sound to tour together again, especially since their last one was back in 2013. This night, they'll take over the downstairs of Public Works, playing extended b2b sets for which they're most known. Keeping things popping in the upstairs area will be Acid Camp celebrating their 2 year anniversary, with DJs like Marcellus Pittman and Zernell throwing down, while Aaron Davis goes b2b with Mike Gushansky. It's a night full of celebrations with almost two parties in one, so get to Public Works to help make them good ones. (CQ)

Event: Moving In Stereo w/ Eddie C
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Eddie C, M3, Joey Alaniz
Music: house
Cover: $10-15 presale
Raised in Southern Ontario somewhere between Detroit and Montreal, Eddie C began his experiments in music some time in the late 80s. Inspired first by Hip Hop and the burgeoning Acid House scene. Eddie C could well be described as one of the heaviest hitters in the Slo Mo / Edits / Disco scene. In just over six years he has released and/or been featured on over 40 original EPs and singles as well as completing countless remixes covering all bases of Underground Dance Music from house and techno to afro-cosmic and down tempo. With his deep, lush and beautiful grooves, Eddie is constantly name checked by every major playa this end of the underground.

Event: Noir
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Noir, Fred Everything
Music: house
Cover: $10-20
One of the planet's most in demand house DJs and the man behind a hugely successful and pioneering label - NOIR Music, Noir is also responsible for one of the decade's biggest house tracks so far, 2011's global club smash 'Around'. The track, a sexy, synthesizer-tinted groove featuring vocalist Hayze, was by far the biggest of Noir's career to date. It dominated dancefloors across the world for nearly 18 months. Fred Everything has been a driving force in the House music world for over twenty years with a discography of over 200 releases on some of the best reputed labels. A staple in the Deep House genre long before its rise in popularity, Fred is known for his versatility and tight production, shining as much when working with full vocals as with stripped down dubs.

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Event: This Is a Piece About Heaven But It's Really A Piece About Love
Venue: SAFEHouse For The Arts
DJs: Renzo Gorrio (live), Samantha Giron (dance production)
Music: electronica soundtrack
Cover: $15
While over five months have now elapsed since the Ghost Ship fire took over 30 of our closest friends and comrades, artists and spiritual crusaders, it still feels as though their spirits are still with us. And indeed they are. It is this eternal nature of the love and relationships that we were fortunate enough to have in our lives as they lasted that dancer Samantha Giron is choosing to honor and celebrate their lives and the continued artistry, love, and interconnected of our community and to ourselves and our bodies and choices. The love of this show is a collaboration between Samantha and Renzo Gorrio (IDP, The Firmament, Hydroplane, Snap Judgement) who will be providing an original electronic soundtrack made especially for this performance. Along with fellow dancers Frankie Tan and Jackie Goneconti Gibbons this collective will share their experiences of love, trust, power, beauty and collaboration with the audience. An event not to be missed. (ML)


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