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Oregon Eclipse Festival
The Oregon Eclipse Festival is more than just a festival, it's a super duper mega-festival that celebrates the natural solar cycles by combining a lucky 13 festivals from around the globe to one big super celebration. This festival is a representation of our California festival Symbiosis, as well as Canada's Bass Coast, Oregon's Beloved, Costa Rica's Envision, France's Hadra Trance, the UK's Noisily, Mexico's Ometeotl, South Africa's Origin, Australia's Rainbow Serpent, Japan's Re:Birth, Colorado's Sonic Bloom, and Brazil's Universo Paralello Festival. Not to mention a Science and Nonduality Conference. Whew, let's all catch our breaths! There will be seven stages with acts as diverse as freak folk CocoRosie, jam band Papadosio, dubstep king Bassnectar, psytrance's Ace Ventura, even someone named Shaman's Dream! There's also our fave house and techno artists like Max Cooper, DJ Tennis, Oliver Koletzki, Thugf*cker, Lee Foss, and even the Desert Hearts boys will be making an appearance. There's also performance, oh and that whole moon covering up the sun thing so it'll get dark for a period of time in the middle of the day! Its an insane event that won't be back for at least another forty years! The event may be sold out, but even jaunting through the lineups for some serious musical inspiration is worth your time. Send all our SF friends who are heading up a great big hug and wonder aloud if they're coming back changed. Date: August 17-23, Time: Gates open at 11:11am, Place: Big Summit Prairie, Ococho National Forest, Cover: currently sold out, More Info (ML)

Waterfront Sessions
I can't think of a better way to spend your Sunday than with a day party on the water in Jack London Square. Waterfront Sessions is exactly that, a weekend event that takes advantage of the beautiful scenery and sunshine that Jack London has to offer. Prismatic, Rouse Records and Sky Sundays have thought of it all, teaming up with Eve's Waterfont to offer not only an indoor/outdoor dance party, but also tasty eats to accompany the funky beats. This installment's lineup features Salted's Miguel Migs on the 1s and 2s. And if you know his music at all, you know his funky, deep house, soulful musical blend is the perfect choice for day party on the water. Also on deck is M3 from Green Gorilla Lounge, as well as Patrick Wilson from Elements and Soultogether. Housepitality's Tyrel Williams and Afterhours' Jayvi Velasco round out the lineup, so wear your dancing shoes as these DJs will keep you moving and grooving all day long. Come early to enjoy the delicious brunch that Eve's Waterfront has to offer and stay late because the music is going to be that good. Date: Sun Aug 20, Time: 3pm-12am, Place: Eve's Water 15 Embarcadero West, Cover: $10-18, More Info (CQ)

Noise Pop's 20th Block Party
Outside Lands is over and you're either sad it will be another year before you can go again or you're bummed to miss it because, well, you're broke. That's where Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party steps in with a lineup to rival the big guys in music festivals as well as supporting some upcoming acts from the Bay and beyond. Noise Pop's music tends to favor buzzy, indie and shimmery pop acts that wouldn't be out of place on a Pitchfork music list. Their headliner this year is Neon Indian, of the wildly popular song Polish Girl, and festival appearances at the likes of Sasquatch and Bonnaroo. Joining is R&B songstress Kilo Kish, the Ariel Pink-esque Hoops, as well as Oakland-based neo-psych act Sugar Candy Mountain. Best of all, the festival is FREE. Yes, that's right, all you have to do is show up. There's also a food lineup because San Francisco, but emphasis is on Mission-local eateries like Flour + Water, Farmhouse Kitchen, and Wes Burger. The event also is a great platform for Mission-local and music non-profits like 826 Valencia and Mutiny Radio. It's a festival to celebrate San Francisco's summer. But, because this is in the Mission you might not need to bring a parka. Date: August 19, Time: noon-6pm, Place: 20th and 19th streets between Bryant and Harrison, Cover: none!, More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Audiojack this Sun @ Halcyon


Link Of The Week
Go See This Eclipse: On August 21st, 2017, the United States will host its first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years. While a partial eclipse will be visible from the continental US, only a thin strip across fourteen states will experience what is regarded as the most astounding celestial event one can witness: a total solar eclipse. This film is about why you should do everything you can to go see it. Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Jack The Rapper, Guada FK, Dirty Dave b2b RTS (US debut)
Music: house (deep, funky, acid), hip-hop, electro techno
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


When Jack The Rapper released his self-titled LP debut, the album was house, hip-hop and electro blend. Moving to Berlin really agreed with Jack The Rapper, as he became a resident at Bar 25 in 2006 and remained one until it's closing in 2010. He made quite the name for himself in deep house arena, dazzling audiences with his eclectic track selection and joyful energy. Guada FX takes a break from crafting her captivating studio based creations to throw down in the housepit. From the point she discovered synthpop, new wave and industrial music in Mexico City, Guada FX was hooked. 15 years later, she's played all over the world and she shows no signs of slowing down. Going b2b in the groove lounge are Dirty Dave, who hails from LA and Raphaël Top-Secret, who's making his US debut. This night looks to be a big one, so be prepared to dance all night. (CQ)

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Event: Smoked Out Soul
Venue: Monarch
DJs: All Good Funk Alliance + special guests, Zebuel, Will Magid
Music: classic funk, jazz, breakbeat, disco, downtempo, hip-hop, house, remix, bass
Cover: $5-10
This week's installment of Smoked Out Soul welcomes All Good Funk Alliance, a duo of musicians who've joined forces through their shared love of music. They met while attending music production courses at college in Northern Virginia and with their combined efforts knew they had a solid partnership. Together they sought out classic funk and jazz tunes to help further their project, as each brought their own flavor to the group, including Latin, classic rock, techno, hip-hop, industrial and house. There'll be DJ sets by Zebuel and Will Magid, plus live drums, guitars and horns. There'll also be some special guests performing, but you'll have to attend to find out whom. (CQ)

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Event: Don't Try This At Home w/ Damian Lazarus
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: Damian Lazarus
Music: tech-house
Cover: $20 presale
Since the moment he spun his first record, Damian Lazarus's mission has been a clear and urgent one: to blow away the mediocre, the over-inflated, the obsolete; to seek out and celebrate the energetic, the important, the new. Always rebelling, always going places. Driven by an almost childlike curiosity, a vivid imagination and wicked sense of humor, he's used his role as a DJ, label owner and now musician to nurture and share the most exciting and experimental music on the planet. Drawn to the darkness, but buoyed by the light, ever ready to embrace new ideas and different perspectives on music and the dancefloor, Lazarus is always ahead of the curve, with a wry smile on his face and a neat trick up his sleeve, How many DJs do you know who've played 'Reviewing The Situation (from the Oliver! soundtrack, no less) half-speed to a jubilant crowd at DC10 in Ibiza. How many DJs do you know who've received a sitting ovation on the dancefloor?

Event: Nicola Cruz (Live)
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Nicola Cruz (Live), Mira, Okaxy, Griffin Crafts
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $20 presale
Nicola Cruz is an electronic producer, musician and DJ. Born in France to proud South American descent, he currently lives and works in Quito, Ecuador, in the heart of the Andes mountains. Nicola started his career as a percussionist, which lead opened an early interest in electronic music. His work draws from a broad variety of sources, in particular a deep passion for the Andean landscapes, their cultures, rituals and rhythms. his music is deeply rhythmic without losing the melody, and even though it is formed in collaboration with artists from different times and spaces, it remains personal and intimate. For 10 years Mira influenced the east-german techno scene before establishing her musical home in Berlin's legendary Bar25, Kater Holzig and now Katerblau. From her time in Berlin she has shaped her own unique sound reminiscent of endless nights full of wonder and intensity. Anyone who has experienced her endless sets already understands why Berlin so holds in such high regard the particular sound created by her. A soulful, mesmerizing sound that sinks under your skin and leaves you with a feeling of deep warm-heartedness.

Event: Nora En Pure
Venue: Audio
DJs: Nora En Pure, MyKill
Music: house
Cover: $30-40 presale
Swiss based South African DJ, producer and musical maverick Nora En Pure is someone who joins dots between different and disparate sounds, styles and scenes with ease. Her main focus is often on indie dance and deep house, as a DJ this venerated talent is on a quest to fulfill her need to arouse feelings of bliss, injecting unconventional and serene sensations on dancefloors around the world.

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Event: 007 Casino Royale: Live Jazz
Venue: Clift Hotel
DJs: DJ Nile, Mikey Tran, Oscar Bo, BruT3k
Music: dance, deep house, electro
Cover: $10-150
This weekend, Yuksel Presents hosts 007 Casino Royale: Live Jazz at The Clift Hotel, an event that gives you the chance to live out your James Bond or Bond girl fantasies with night full of glamour, music and dancing. Receive a pair of Bond cufflinks when you purchase a table and don't forget to walk the red carpet and take photos as well. Feeling lucky? Try the Roulette and Craps tables while listening to the live bands and smooth jazz. Also providing music are DJs Nile, Mikey Tran, Oscar Bo aka White Cloud and BruT3k, each throwing down the latest and greatest in dance, deep house and electro. Chic and elegant attire such as cocktail gowns and suits are required, so dress to impress, as security can deny entry to those imporperly attired. For something different than your usual club event, get to the Clift Hotel for a little secret agent action. (CQ)

Event: Big Imagination w/ Doc Martin & Atish
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Doc Martin, Atish, Biri
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $18 presale
Last year, Big Imagination brought the first piece of the plane to Burning Man. This year, they're expanding their wingspan and literally doubling our size. Help the 747 get ready for takeoff by dancing it up at Flight Night in SF to the beats of Doc Martin and Atish.

Event: Pig & Dan
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Pig & Dan b2b Wehbba
Music: tech-house, progressive house, deep house
Cover: $5-20
Deep house titans Pig & Dan are peak DJs whose Ibiza-style sound will hit the stage at Halcyon tonight for another night from dusk til dawn. Tonight will be extra special as they go back to back with an electronic music master from Brazil, currently based in Spain, whose work has been released for John Digweed's Bedrock, Tronic Music, and Barcelona-based Suara Records. He tours to spots like Ibiza's Pacha, BPM Festival in Mexico, and Tomorrowland. Together you know they know how to make that sweet dance-making sounds that'll get you moving until late. (ML)

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Event: Audiojack
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Audiojack , Serg Rockwell, Mike Frugaletti, Cristoffer Zuniga, David Paul vs Juan Beats
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $5-15 presale
Audiojack are the Leeds grown, Ibiza based duo who have built a solid reputation over the last decade as DJs, producers, remixers and label curators. Their original releases can be found on leading house and techno labels like Crosstown Rebels, 2020Vision, Hot Creations and many more. It was Audiojack's passion for DJing though which drove their desire to produce music and curate a label in the first place. With two decades behind the decks they craft their sets with energy and panache. Accolades include a nomination in DJ Mag's Best of British awards, the Mexican Dance Awards and mixing the legendary Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. Over the last ten years they've toured in hundreds of cities in over sixty countries. Remaining true to their beliefs and staying relevant without being contrived is at the core of Audiojack's success. The duo never rests on their laurels, reinventing themselves whenever necessary, although in an organic manner. Audiojack stand proud as an example of how to do things the right way.

Event: Werd w/ Trus' Me
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Trus' Me, Werd residents
Music: tech-house
Cover: $5-10
It's a big night for the Werd crew as they welcome a hero to the decks for their Sunday shindig: Trus' Me. We're pretty sure the name is apt, as it implies his deep knowledge of records and tune selections, so much so that he started his own label, Prime Numbers, which releases a solid stream of tracks from other hard hitting and reliable artists like Motor City Drum Ensemble, Move D, and even offbeat techno like Actress. Trus' Me's selections are predictably good but unpredictable in where they'll go next, from chill beach soundtracks that include trippy rock songs and jazz or funk, disco, and soul in his album releases. A true digger, this special visit to Werd won't be unsurprising, but it will be excellent. (ML)


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Housepitality @ F8


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