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Union Street Festival
In it's 41st year, the Union Street Festival is now becoming the Union MUSIC Festival! There will be 24 live bands sprinkled throughout the two-day Festival, which takes place on Union Street from Gough to Fillmore. Each band location site will feature one of five genres, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass and local bands. Enjoy some funk, soul and blues from Bdubs and the Players, an SF born band with an eclectic lineup and even more eclectic sound. Or maybe you want to see JimBo Trout play their danceable mix of bluegrass, ragtime, western swing, New Orleans, honky tonk and more! Whether you see these two bands, or one of the other 22 scheduled to perform, I guarantee it will be a rocking good time. Be sure to sample some of the libations that'll be on hand, like Hoegaarden, which is a wheat beer created by monks who discovered this recipe in 1445. Or maybe an IPA is more your style, so sample some of the ones that 10 Barrel Brewing Company will have. Don't worry though, as those key elements that have personified the Union Street festival throughout the years, such as Arts & Crafts, food vendors and community groups, will still be there. Make sure to check out the Juried Art Section and see who should win a prize. Union Street is the perfect place for this type of event, as many of the historic Victorians have been transformed into art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Date: Sat/Sun Jun 3-4; Time: 10am-4pm, Place: Union Street San Francisco, Cover: no cover, More Info (CQ)


The Soiled Dove
Vau de Vire Society presents The Soiled Dove – an immersive, circus-infused dinner theater set in the reincarnation of San Francisco's Barbary Coast red light district. From the co-creators of the Edwardian, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus…comes an event that'll titillate your every sense. Set amidst a thematic backdrop inspired by SF's notorious gold rush era, guests can expect an engaging evening filled with danger, decadence, world-renowned performance and an innovative culinary extravaganza worthy of royalty. Guests are encouraged to submerge themselves in the revelry by putting a little (or a lot) of effort into their attire—styles that cover Victorian, Edwardian, 49er, Harlots, Crimps or their most stylish period couture. Circus and theatrics by Vau de Vire Society. Interactive gourmet dinner by Work of Art. Music by Jazz Mafia/Realistic Orchestra. Taking place under Italy's Tortona Big Top on Point Alameda. Date: June 9 - 17, Time: 7:30- Midnight Place: 2001 Ferry Point, Alameda Cover: $50-130 More Info




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Permission to Land: Francesca Lombardothis Sun @ The Midway Patio


Link Of The Week
Toposcape: An audiovisual piece made up of over four thousand still images pulled from Google Earth, individually edited, and then manually sequenced to Midnight by Caravan Palace. The film showcases instances of environmental innovation and degradation from around the world: housing developments in Denmark designed to promote increased community, sites of deforestation in the Amazon due to cattle ranching, and the Namib desert in Namibia whose biodiversity has some of the highest levels of endemism. Here

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Event: DocFest Opening Night: Turn It Around
Venue: DNA Lounge
DJs: Jello Biafra, The Pathogens, The Long Songs, Kamala and the Karnivores, Hammerbombs
Music: punk
Cover: $10 adv, $12 door


To celebrate the opening night of the 16th Annual DocFest, the organization that brings you Indiefest is throwing a big punk party to match the evening's film, Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. The film pays homage to the scene created around Berkeley's 924 Gilman that launched the careers of now-famous punkers like Green Day and Operation Ivy. It was a time and one that created wonder and lust in the eyes of young Bay Area acolytes. But it doesn't have to be over as we relive it at the opening night party at DNA hosted by the Dead Kennedy's own Jello Biafra as MC as well as a legion of local Bay Area bands that prove that this moment was not only in the past. Who knows, there might even be a cameo from now-famous Bay Area denizens. Punks and electronic music have always stemmed from a similar desire: to create a community and a sound that is by and for the community in a visceral environment. Its time to enjoy the diverse culture we have together created here in our own home. (ML)

Event: EastBlock w/ Dimitri Monev
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Dimitri Monev, Ivana Karpierz, Sergei Loginov
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $5-7 presale


Growing up in Balkans, Dimitri got the DJ bug back in 2004. his third EP (Casper) got released by the Berlin based label Waldliebe Familien and got support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Fabrizio Maurizi, Steve Lawler and more. He continued the trend of his productions as being noticed again by trend setting DJs such as Marco Carola, Luciano and many more. From deep tech house to groovy dub techno Dimitri is constantly evolving.

Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Harvard Bass, Sepehr, Christopher Orr
Music: house, techno, electro
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality welcomes Harvard Bass back to the housepit. Known for his raw ghetto sexiness, Bass's sound has always been American booty styled mixed with European ass. And it's that exact sound that earned him a spot in Seth Troxler's Tuskegee crew, Green Velvet's Relief Records and Tiga's Turbo. Harvard Bass also has also launched his own label, Bump City Records, where he plans to release his sound to the masses. Also on deck is Sepehr, a DJ, producer and remixer known for his electic sound ranging from Detroit house to psychedelic techno. Rounding out the lineup is Christopher Orr, a DJ who's been entertaining the masses since 1986 and who's shared his musical opinion with fans around the world through his many magazine and blog writings. (CQ)

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Event: Bounce House
Venue: F8
DJs: Drew Banga, Fabes, Meleswave
Music: hip-hop, house, rap
Cover: no cover b4 11p, $10 after
Bounce House Thursdays is back for the summer! Slide through after the Warriors v. Cavs game 1. Past XII's Djs will be playing all your favorite rap and dance tracks to keep the night bouncing all night. With support from the bruh's Drew Banga, Meleswave, and Fabes.

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Event: D-Unity
Venue: Monarch
DJs: D-Unity, Mac Vaughn, DJ Elvi, Zoobin
Music: tech-house, tribal, minimal techno
Cover: $10-15
D-Unity has become a prolific and acclaimed producer all by teaching himself the ins and outs of music. His love of quality music has been the main driving force behind this, and it's lead to him releasing music on many labels, including Universal Music, Toolroom, and Yoshitoshi, to name a few, and playing clubs around the world. His unique, distinctive sound includes elements of tech-house, tribal and techno beats. Also playing is Mac Vaughn, a DJ and producer well-known in the minimal techno realm and beyond. Rounding out the lineup are DJ Elvi and Zoobin, each adding their own funky sound to the night. (CQ)

Event: Don't Try this At Home w/ Doc Martin
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Doc Martin, Jayvi Velasco, Skyler Redondo, Ivan Ruiz, CJ Larsen, Izzy
Music: house, funky tribal bass
Cover: $10 presale
Doc Martin's style crosses over from all timeless genres providing his listeners a new outlook & ever growing futuristic, unique sound. He can always surprise you with a rare classic that crosses time zones and still hits the spot even now. His unique ability to spin everything from deep house to his funky tribal bass lines mixed with threads of Acid which creates soundscapes that cross all barriers.

Event: SET w/ Nicole Moudaber
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Nicole Moudaber, Ben Seagren
Music: techno, house, tech-deep
Cover: $30 presale
Since being lauded by Carl Cox as one of the most underrated DJs in 2009, Nicole Moudaber's producing and DJing career has really taken off. In 2013, her debut album, Believe was number 1 for a month on the Beatport techno, tech house and deep house charts. That same year, she also launched the MOOD Records Imprint, which provides an exploration in house and techno sounds that are both produced and supported by the DJ/producer. Sometimes touted as the Queen of Techno, this Lebanese-Nigerian born woman was one of the first people to bring dance music to Beirut, and the rest, as they say is history! Friday at Halcyon will be one for the ages. As if you needed another reason - joining her is Distrikt's own Ben Seagren. (CQ)

Event: Steve Bug
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Steve Bug, Powel, Ramona Wouters
Music: techno, house, tech-house
Cover: $15-17 presale
Having grown up in Germany's techno and acid-house heyday, Steve Bug's skills and a keen, innovative ear led him not down the typical path of the early nineties trance and harder dance scene, but instead towards a fresher, hybrid sound–merging stripped deep house, tweaked out acid and more minimal forms of techno and electronic music. Resident Advisor once called Steve Bug the "Gentleman of Techno" referring to his sense of duty and dependability as one of the world's most renowned DJs and producers. Berlin based DJ and producer Powel is the author of stellar remixes and productions of incredible musicality. His signature rhythms, percussion work and captivating atmospheres have the amazing ability to take you into the depth of aural pleasure. An expert at creating harmonious illusions of sound, Germany's Powel always finds a way to thread together natural elegance and tasteful patience in music.

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Event: Guy J
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Guy J, Gab Rhome
Music: progressive, trance, house
Cover: $15-20 presale
The true beauty of electronic music is that it has no limits. It exists to be molded into whatever the creator desires. Few embrace this luxury with more precision and care than Tel Aviv's Guy J. On the path to becoming one of the premier artists of this electronic generation, Guy J has amassed a vast discography showcased within an eclectic list of world-renowned labels. His disregard for boundaries has catapulted his genre-diverse Lost & Found imprint into one of the most highly regarded brands in the underground. And Guy J live and studio mixes are beloved by house, trance and techno enthusiasts en masse.

Event: Mark Knight
Venue: Audio
DJs: Mark Knight
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: $25-30 presale
The legendary Toolroom Records boss, Mark Knight, hits Audio for a special Open-to-close, "All Knight" set. DJ, producer, label owner and businessman: Mark Knight has proven a rare and wonderful breed of musical heavyweight. The second highest-selling Beatport artist of all time (with no less than eight No.1's) his career has spanned more than a decade, with releases on a diverse range of labels such as Suara, 1605, Stereo and of course his own Toolroom. Despite his success, the Grammy-nominated artist has never rested on the laurels of being one of the industry's most respected and accomplished international players, and continues to push boundaries and set new standards with each year that passes.

Event: Patchwork ft. Kyle Hall and John Tejada
Venue: The Midway
DJs: Kyle Hall, John Tejada, Gunnar Haslam (live), Elexos Park, Sepher, Richie Panic b2b Nihar Bhatt, Rouse b2b Prawns
Music: techno, tech-house, house, minimal
Cover: $17-20
Patchwork is a new event at The Midway that promises music that is expansive, cohesive, and topical. It could also be said that this event is about serious techno for serious people and perhaps we're alright with that too. The event serves up three big-time musicians for its inaugural bash including Detroit head Kyle Hall who premiered on Omar-S's FXHE label and has only continued his meteoric rise with his hometown vibes label Wild Oats as well as releases at home and abroad to create a sound that is both machine-like and emotive all at once, perhaps the ultimate feat in electronic production. Joining will be John Tejada of legendary Kompakt Records and a live set from The Bunker's Gunnar Haslam. That's only the visiting talent. God's and Monsters room will start off wit a set from new resident Elexos Park and the patio will feature local talent from artists from the likes of crews like Housepitality, BROUHAHA, Lights Down Low, Surface Tension, Bread, and Heavy Hands. Yeah, its all been covered. See you there. (ML)

Event: The Hard French Finale Finale
Venue: El Rio
DJs: Primo, Bus Station John, DJ Carnita, Brown Amy
Music: oldies, r&b, disco
Cover: the usual
The sad day has finally arrived and the 7 years that we've enjoyed Frenching on the patio at El Rio must come to a close. The event will feature a retrospective of sorts of the sights and sounds that we've enjoyed over the last couple of years with DJs Primo and Bus Station John taking us on a sonic journey through the past 7 years of backyard dancin'. Joining of course will be the soul-lovin' Hard French residents DJ Carnita and DJ Amy Brown as well as the Jiggalicious Dance Babes. Oh and this will also include you of course (with a margarita in your hand, thank you). So don't get sad because it's over, get smile because it happened and get on the dance floor with the French one last time. (ML)

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Event: Afternoon BLISS
Venue: Brix581
DJs: David Harness, Angelo Paulos, Sharon Buck, Kristine Dava, Omar Johnson, Papa Lu and more (2 rooms!)
Music: house, electro, techno
Cover: $5 discounted list here, $15 all day otherwise
If you've had the pleasure of going to Afternoon BLISS, you know that this is an outdoor event that usually takes place on the patio. But now, BLISS will be held in both rooms at Brix581, which means double the music fun.Holding things down in the upstairs area are David Harness and Angelo Paulos, each throwing down those delicious house beats you love so much. Keeping things popping downstairs will be Sharon Buck, Kristine Dava, Omar Johnson and Papa Lu, each adding their signature sound to your day and night. And did I mention that it's also Jason Caredio 40th birthday? So in addition to having the second room open, we have another reason to celebrate! If you're a sports fan, you're in luck, as the NBA finals will be on the TVs. I can't think of a better way to spend my Sunday than getting down to some funky house sounds in the town. (CQ)

Event: Permission to Land w/ Francesca Lombardo
Venue: The Midway Patio
DJs: Francesca Lombardo, Andy Warren, Amber Cox
Music: house
Cover: $17 presale
Francesca Lombardo has cultivated a sound of her own, one that represents her multi-disciplinary musical background and transcends the dance floor via an emotional narrative of dreamy soundscapes, stirring melodies and hypnotic rhythms. Italian-born and classically trained, Francesca carved her own path in electronic music, crisscrossing the globe as a DJ and live performer, whilst building up a formidable back-catalogue of music. Always pushing boundaries in the name of creativity, Francesca's live show uses instrumentalists to perform intricate productions, whilst her finesse as a DJ and undeniable vocal prowess further distinguishes her from the crowd.

Event: Swagger Like Us
Venue: El Rio
DJs: La Favi, DJ Rosa Pistola, DavOmakesbeats, boy_friend
Music: bass, Latino, regaetton, hip-hop, nu-r&b
Cover: $10
Swagger is back on the patio!!! Do you think those three exclamation points are as unnecessary as ones in a bride's wedding website you are just wrong. There are few San Francisco pleasures quite like the Swagger patio where the community comes together to dance (heavily), drink (to the best of our abilities), and throw together the perfect look (on point). Today's endeavor features trap Latina sensation La Favi from San Francisco exists on the cutting edge of making reggaetton a respectable genre for women of Chicano communities and one that allows them to be empowered rather than disempowered. It's your queer dance party so we'll see you there. (ML)

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Rachel Torro, MDubDavOmakesbeats, boy_friend
Music: tech-house, deep house
Cover: $5-10
Monarch is bringing San Francisco essential Rachel Torro to Werd this Sunday to end an epic weekend (and frankly a weekend full of bangin' day parties) with the only one to help you ride out your night in style. Join Werd as Rachel Torro brings her melodic, often Playa-style sound to the decks for your favorite Sunday night party. Keep it going and say hello to friendly faces at the door and beyond. (ML)



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