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Folsom Street Fair
Folsom Street Fair is an institution in leather and fetish and what generally makes San Francisco the city we know and love (techies beware!). This is not just a single day outdoor event but truly a weeklong, citywide endeavor (otherwise known as SF Leather Week) in which kinksters numbering up to, if not over, 250,000, will descend upon the city in mass numbers, although usually not in large masses of clothes. Classic parties include, well, really anything at The Eagle (although Friday night's Cellblock with Honey's Josh Cheon and Honcho's Aaron Clark looks to be a winner), a special Folsom edition of Swagger Like Us at The Elbo Room on Friday night, The Pink Party at Holy Cow with Disco Knights' Anthony Mansfield and Pink Mammoth's Tobin Ellsworth(see below), and the dark n' dirty closing party, Deviants with a host of Honey DJs (obviously they're all over this thang). Regarding Sunday's street fair, prepare yourself for SF late summer weather (i.e. really hot) and dress accordingly (i.e. you don't have to wear anything at all). Read up on your Hanky Code and don't be surprised by things like pup masks, piss players, so many floggings, and definitely extreme amounts of casual masturbators. It's not for the faint of heart, but neither is San Francisco. Buck up and get to know your city; this is its calling card. Date: Sunday, September 24, Time: 11am-6pm, Place: Folsom Street between 8th and 13th Streets, Cover: Suggested $10 donation, More Info (ML)

Circus Dinner Theater
The Great Northern, since its inception, has shown a dedication to the circus arts in San Francisco. As a part of this dedication is their Circus Dinner Theater Show, a four course dinner endeavor with food from chef Lee Cecchi which includes the likes of deviled quail eggs, sliced skirt steak, a cauliflower puree, and a decadent dessert cake. But of course, the star of the show could not just be the delectable dishes, but the wonders upon the stage from the Golden Gate Dolls. Their theme this evening is to rocket you through space along with a narrator, an aerialist, acrobatics, theater, and dance. It's the perfect date night and the perfect show for those who are interested in leaning off the beaten path. Date: Wed Sept 20, Time: 6:30-11:30, Place: The Great Northern, Cover: Standing Room Show - $27.50, with Dinner $110. More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Moodymann Poolside this Sun @ Phoenix Hotel


Link Of The Week
Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun | NPR: On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina -- the first time such a large swath of the United States was in the path of total darkness since 1918. Millions of people across the country paused together to stare up at the sky. Here

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Event: Housepitality
Venue: F8
DJs: Carlos Souffront, Tyrel Williams, Trevor Sigler
Music: house (deep, acid), techno
Cover: no cover w/RSVP b4 10pm, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Carlos Souffront is a musical chef, creating rhythmic patterns that have just the right amount of spice. He has incredible mixing skills and a vast knowledge of multiple genres, which makes his sets always feel new and exciting. He has been instrumental in the Interdimensional Transmission parties, bringing a moody and gritty edge to them. Joining him is Housepit resident Tyrel Williams, who brings his Chicago meets San Francisco sound to the dancefloor. He's part of the project Secret Studio, along with SF DJ Bai-ee and together, they've launched the label, Secret Studio Records. Holding it down in the lounge is Trevor Sigler, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes as these guys will have you moving and grooving all night. (CQ)

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Event: Bright Lights
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Bright Lights, Ron Reeser, Emilio Cortez
Music: house, vocals
Cover: $10-15 presale
Electric Stardust is excited to bring back the return of Bright Lights to Halcyon SF for a dynamic LIVE show. Last time this party dynamo was in the house she was dancing on top of the decks and singing in the crowd, don't miss out on all the fun!! Bright Lights is an American pop singer-songwriter whose powerful voice and beautiful compositions make her one of the most sought after vocalists in all of electronic music. Responsible for several career-defining hits including Porter Robinson's "Language," Hardwell's "Never Say Goodbye," and 3LAU's "How You Love Me," she is also featured on Zedd's #1 Clarity album. In addition to her singing, Bright is also Grammy-nominated for her songwriting on Justin Bieber's "Somebody To Love" and Fantasia's "Even Angels." With her debut single "Runaway (Feat. 3LAU)" racing up the charts, a full-length album in the works, and support from the many artists she has helped along the way, Bright Lights is quickly becoming an international fan favorite.

Event: Paul Kalkbrenner (live)
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Paul Kalkbrenner, Taj + Dyloot, Pedro Arbulu, Slothy
Music: tech-house, minimal
Cover: $25-30
Paul Kalkbrenner is an electronic artist almost line none other in this current 'EDM' climate. A German artist through and through (read: more minimal and understated than an Electric Daisy drop), Kalkbrenner has forged a career based on the power of community, the underground, and ecstasy (the literal word, although also probably the non-literal pill as well). Perhaps best exemplified in his classic 2008 film Berlin Calling, which tells the story of Berlin-based DJ Ickarus whose problems with drug use stem from his extreme partying at shot-on-location events at Bar25 (RIP) and Maria (also RIP) in Berlin and has come to be a critical story of that city in the middle of its popularity as a rave-centric city. Kalkbrenner produced and wrote the entire soundtrack, including the endlessly popular in Germany (and for this humble writer) Sky and Sand. Outside of the seminal film and soundtrack, Kalkbrenner has also produced seven studio albums with smaller-yet-famous labels like B Pitch Control as well as Sony and Columbia Records. His popularity has spread beyond his native Germany and all the way to our humble shores. Enjoy what is one of his first live shows ever in San Francisco. (ML)

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Event: Anthony Attalla
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Anthony Attalla, Miguel Alvarado
Music: house, techno
Cover: $10-20 presale
As 2017 takes shape, Anthony Attalla has firmly established himself as a rising star in the electronic music community. His personal growth in the studio as a producer and on stage as a performer has the industry's biggest taste makers, as well as its biggest publications, proclaiming that Anthony is set to break out in the coming year. Never resting on his laurels, Anthony has also demonstrated his passion for the business side of the industry by creating a platform to showcase his favorite talent through Incorrect Music (his music production-company) which has proven to be a most successful endeavor. As an artist, Anthony has charted nearly 80 Top 100 tracks on, the widely popular outlet for purchasing Dance Music. With mega-labels such as Sony, Atlantic, Warner Bros, Ultra, Yoshitoshi and Toolroom seeking his productions as well as underground heavyweights Viva, Suara, Snatch, Kling Klong, and Stereo Recordings, Attalla has become a wanted man. His new home of Chicago has embraced him with open arms and he was named "Best DJ Set of 2014" at Spybar, the world-renowned staple for underground house & techno.

Event: AYLI presents *Bloom*
Venue: Monarch
DJs: The Mole, Dave Aju, Woozy
Music: minimal, tech-house
Cover: $15-20
*Bloom* is a new(ish) series from the makers of As You Like It which highlights both established and emerging artists in intimate venues for an up-close-and-personal dance music event. Tonight's event features the SF debut of Berlin-based artist The Mole. Vancouver-born and head of label Maybe Tomorrow, The Mole creates a minimal yet effective dive into house in his live sets which have won him releases on the likes of Perlon and Ostgut. Joining him will be former SF-based wunderkind Dave Aju, always a joy to have back in our Bay Area spaces after his departure to Berlin. For local talent we'll have Woozy, the combo of beloved locals Evan Zoz and Greg Woo, aptly named Woozy. See you in the basement. (ML)

Event: SoulHouse
Venue: Mercer
DJs: Agent001 (Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie), Keith Kraft-Redeye, George D, Kimmy Le Funk, Vocals by Bianca Wrigh
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 10pm with FB rsvp, $10 otherwise, $15 after 10pm for everyone
Well it's been a great run but the owners at Mercer where SoulHouse has called home the last few years have decided to close up shop which means, new owners and a brand new venue will eventually be opening in this space. So while this is certainly not the last SoulHouse it is the last SoulHouse at Mercer! Come out for one last night of soul, funk, disco, deep soulful house and tech house. Also celebrating Sujan Roberts birthday!

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Event: Bonobo and Bob Moses
Venue: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
DJs: Bonobo, Bob Moses
Music: house (deep, ambient), downtempo dub, indie
Cover: $71+
Live 105 is bringing out two heavy hitters in the music world for your listening pleasure. First up is Bob Moses, an electronic duo that fuses house beats with live singing. New Yorkers by way of Canada, these guys feature songwriting that is clear and concise. Their moody deep house beats are fan favorites and give listeners a look to the future of music. Also performing is Bonobo, a British musician, producer and DJ based in LA. His sixth album, Migration, was released in January of this year via Ninja Tune, and took Bonobo from his downtempo and triphop days to he forefront of the house music. Still riding high from his fifth album release, Bonobo started a residency at Output in New York that he's since taken around the world. Don't miss out on these two acts as they throw down like the bad B's that they are. (CQ)

Event: Green Gorilla Lounge w/ &ME
Venue: Monarch
DJs: &ME, M3, Anthony Mansfield
Music: house, techno, tech-house
Cover: $10-20 presale
When one could assume, &ME entered the house and techno world somewhat out of the blue, it is due to his sublime modesty that's already captured in his alias. His way to become one of today's most praised and sought after DJ/producers is based on a solid foundation. To make common cause with Fetisch, delivering beats for their joint venture Terranova and releasing EPs and an album on Kompakt plus his collaborations with Nic Fanciulli and releases on Saved Records and his project NR& with fellow producer Rampa and singer Nomi (Hercules & Love Affair, Jessica 6) are just a few milestones of that path. Not to forget his solo productions, that made himself a name in a quite unparalleled way. With productions on various labels, his reputation as a gifted producer and DJ extraordinaire spread into international realms, and that's where he stands right now, as his blend of Techno and soulful Housemusic took incredible shape: Many new projects in focus and clearly visible as one of the most unique and original figures in the game.

Event: Public Works 7 Year Anniversary
Venue: Public Works
DJs: The Scumfrog, Kerala Dust, Rachel Torro, Petre Inspirescu, Nils Weiman, Louiv
Music: progressive house, trance, tech-house, minimal
Cover: $17-25 presale
Public Works is celebrating their 7th go around the sun as one of the leading venues in San Francisco for late night, semi-underground partying. While for some of us it is hard to imagine a time without this Erie Street venue filling up our weekly Nitevibe mailers and personal plans. Much of this saturation is due to their booking of key artists from a variety of scenes, and they'll be doing no less for their 7 year anniversary. Headlining the night is Scumfrog, a Burning Man favorite who's almost-trance work works great at a Deep Playa sunrise or at small clubs the world over. Joining is British artist Kerala Dust, whose moody house-meets-songwriting tracks for Laut and Leise are reminiscent of Nicolas Jaar, Max Cooper, The Acid, and Bob Moses. There will also be a loft headliner from Romanian producer Petre Inspirescu as well as Public Works resident Rachel Torro. (ML)

Event: Stacey Pullen
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Stacey Pullen, Dean Samaras, Bardia F
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10-20 presale
Stacey Pullen is the Kosmik Messenger. An innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno, he grew up under the mentorship of Detroit's legendary three: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Still continuing to produce his characteristic atmosphere laden electronic sound, Stacey Pullen compounds his reputation as a producer with that of being one of the world's most in demand DJs, playing weekly across the globe year in year out. With a font of passion for music and performance that never dries up, Stacey Pullen still plays every gig from the heart, seeking to surprise and engage, to provide an unforgettable experience, to offer his unique catalogue up without predictability, defying expectation. Above all, from his earliest attempts to the current day Stacey Pullen has stayed true to his one goal: to become and to always be an Innovator.

Event: Sure Thing with Wata Igarashi
Venue: The Stud
DJs: Wata Igarashi, Aaron J
Music: techno, dub techno, industrial
Cover: $15-20
Sure Thing is an event that is focuses on creating a space in America for beyond the boundaries hard techno that focuses more on the innate knowledge of Aaron J (tonight's artist as well as the event curator) more than on the inclinations of a media-biased public. So far, the format has been working for the crew as they've now completed over twenty San Francisco-based events that have had this writer head-banging in the center of a full-tilt techno party. Tonight's event features Japanese by way of NYC artist Wata Igarashi. A member of the illustrious The Bunker label and club night, Igarashi impressed the Sure Thing crew with a debut set at none other than Berghain (duh) and continues to wow with his forward thinking, jazz-based heavy techno. Because this is a special SF weekend at a special SF club, be sure to plan this night in advance. Tickets, both advance and at-door, will sell out. (ML)

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Event: Moodymann Pool Party
Venue: The Phoenix Hotel Poolside
DJs: Moodymann, David Harness, Richie Panic, Lady Ryan
Music: house, techno
Cover: $30 presale
An outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music, Moodymann (Kenny Dixon Jr.) is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. Moodymann sound is a hybrid form of techno/house dance music arrived at via innovative use of reworked riffs, samples and grooves. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster, he has achieved classic status thanks to gems like "Sunday Morning", "Shades of Jae", and his remix of Innerzone Orchestra's "People Make the World Go Round". Following years of 12" only releases, he compiled his best work on "Silentintroduction", one of the most celebrated albums of the late 90s.

Event: Permission to Land w/ Atish
Venue: The Midway Patio
DJs: Atish, Tara Brooks, Tim Engelhardt, Chuwee
Music: melodic house, tech-house
Cover: $17.50 presale
The Atish experience: dynamic, emotive, ecstatic. Yet it is more than the sounds emanating from the speakers, it is also the man behind the decks: warm, compassionate, inviting. He is an entertainer and a catalyst: a magician who mixes deep melodies and sophisticated rhythms into musical journeys. Based in San Francisco, Atish has cultivated a devoted following around the world. He's a natural performer who engages crowds with charm, a smile, and possibly a wig and a tutu. An obsessive music collector, Atish pulls from a broad sonic palette, and with these sounds he creates intimate atmospheres and emotional experiences that linger in your mind long after the music has stopped.

Event: Pink Party 2017 (during and after Folsom Street Fair)
Venue: Holy Cow
DJs: Anthony Mansfield, Joey Alaniz, Tobin Ellsworth, Elz, Ed Mazur, DJ Seven, Myster Hatchet, Nugz, Didje Kelli, Dalen
Music: house (deep, funky, disco) electro, techno, breaks, hip-hop
Cover: $5-10 cover after 2pm
In case you didn't know, "pink is the new black." Fall has arrived, which means it's Pink Party time. Taking over Holy Cow in the SOMA, this event is happening during and after the Folsom Street Fair, running from noon until 2am. This gives you plenty of time to hit the dancefloor, and even peruse the fair, if you dare. Get down to the musical stylings of Anthony Mansfield from Disco Knights, Elz from Kazbah and Nugz from Dusty Rhino, to name a few. These guys and more will have you moving and grooving to the latest in deep house, disco and beyond. Don your favorite pink attire, or if you're feeling a bit more naughty, some leather so that you can fit right in with the other Folsom Street Fair attendees. (CQ)


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