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Sunset Halloween Boat Party
You know its getting to be the spookiest (and most costumed) time of the year when Sunset sets out to sea on their annual Halloween boat party. Argued by many to be the best boat party of the whole year, this year's event is taking regulars for a bit of a loop by having the festivities on a Friday evening AND the weekend before the official October 31st Halloween date. So its best you start working on your costumes ASAP. Because the Sunset Halloween Boat Party is always one of the most spectacularly outfitted events of the season. I think that's what happens when you mix the creative type of San Francisco raver with a holiday that encourages dress up and self-creation. If you focus on the music instead of just the great outfits of your fellow party-goers, your ears will be rewarded, with music from Apollonia (a trio of Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and Dyed Soundorom. So start sewing, glueing, glittering your costume, because this year Halloween comes early! Date: October 24th , Time: arrive 5pm-6:30pm, boat departs at 7pm SHARP, Place: Pier 3 , Cover: $60-70 , link More Info (ML)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Masquerotica this this Sat at Sound Factory


Link Of The Week
Steve Jobs Played by Christian Bale: The former Batman will play the Apple founder, and somehow Conan already has the trailer. link Here

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Event: Giraldo Piloto
Venue: Yoshi's
Artists: Giraldo Piloto, Klimax
Music: Latin, fusion
Cover: $30
This Tuesday and Wednesday, Yoshi's will host popular son cubano musician Girardo Piloto and his band Klimax. Piloto is the nephew of legendary drummer and percussionist Guillermo Baretto, whose innovations in Afro-Cuban jazz have played a major role in the development of Piloto's sound. Son cubano is the archetypal style of the Caribbean nation's dance music--jazzy, upbeat, permeated with melodic guitar and marimbas-- and Piloto and Klimax currently stand as some of the most exceptional musicians and performers in the contemporary scene. And unlike most performances at Yoshi's, this event will have an open dancefloor, so make sure to bring some comfortable shoes and plenty of energy. (DF)

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Event: Housepitality w/ Roman Flügel
Venue: F8
DJs: Roman Flügel, Mossmoss, Miguel SolarI
Music: house, techno, ambient, downtempo
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/out RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


Wednesday is looking extra special with this week's Housepitality. Roman Flügel's quirky, emotive take on the house format has come to loved by many. He's found on some of my favorite labels, like Clone's Clone Jack For Daze Series and Live At Robert Johnson, and mans the helms of the likes of Ongaku Musik, Klang Elektronik, and Playhouse .Whether it's the weird, fun, disco informed house of "Iron Curtain" or the pretty indie-house-song-thing that is "Wilkie", his easily adored personal stamp is found on it all. Housepitality co-founder Miguel Solari will be opening the night up, a treat in and of itself, and Mossmoss will be doing a special low-tempo set in the back, definitely meriting some back-and-forth action. Don't miss any of it! (AO)

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Event: Big Freedia
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Big Freedia, Double Duchess (Live), Saturn Rising, Workalook fka DJ Rapidfire
Music: bounce
Cover: $20


If you've been craving some booty-bouncing music, you know, the beats that you just can't help but twerk to? Well look no further than Mezzanine this Thursday. Lights Down Low presents Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce herself, bringing that twerkalicious sound we all love so much. The fast-paced subgenre of hip-hop, bounce makes you do just that, bounce and shake your ass, with Freedia serving as your energetic dance instructor. She'll be joined by Double Duchess who's performing live, Saturn Rising and Workalook, each bringing more bounce to the ounce. (CQ)

Event: Crookers
Venue: Audio
DJs: Crookers, RAY.VS, Vica Verza
Music: electro
Cover: $10-20


Before EDM, there was electro, and at the helm of the late-2000s European house music explosion was the Italian producer/DJ Phra Barbaglia of Crookers. Crookers has been responsible for an innumerable amount of club anthems since the first releases in 2006, most notably a remix of Kid Cudi's "Day N' Night," which nearly topped the singles chart in the UK, and received nearly as much air time on American radio as did the original. Despite the shifting trends in dance genres, Barbaglia is still at the top of his game, enjoying headlining sets at major festivals like EDC, releasing records on Interscope and Mad Decent, as well as more remixes for major figures in the rap/hip-hop community like Young Thug. Crookers next album Sixteen Chapel is due out next month on Ciao Recs. (DF)

Event: Green Velvet
Venue: Temple
DJs: Green Velvet, Wally Callerio, David Harness, Cappa Regime, John Beaver, MoPo
Music: electro, house, minimal
Cover: $10+


Call him Green Velvet, or Cajmere, Half Pint, or even just Curtis Jones. No matter what title you put on it, there's no denying that this man from Chicago has been making dancefloors sweat since the 90s. His big and bouncy style of tech-house that almost veers on a classier version of electro has grown from a style that was all his own, to something that has made him a popular enough name to take slots at some EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival as well as underground venues like Smart Bar in Chicago and Panoramabar in Berlin. Not to mention penning that super-popular 2013 hit, "Bigger Than Prince". With genre-bending artists like Green Velvet, you'll never know what direction they'll take their set, but you can always be sure it's going to be great. (ML)

Event: J.Phlip
Venue: Monarch
DJs: J.Phlip, Monty Luke, Sleight of Hands
Music: techno, house, acid, dirtybird
Cover: $10-15


So the dirtiest bird of them all is back from abroad and ready to melt all our hearts and faces once again. Jess reps the dirtybird crew, for sure, and I think she may play the hardest of them all. She likes to get the floor jackin, mixing in tons of acid and plenty of bottom end. She's been on a roll recently, closing out Detroit Electronic Music Festival all impromptu and such - yes, when Boys Noize couldn't make it, they called this dirtybird up. So if that doesn't say something, I'm not sure what does. This marks the beginning of her Everybody On The Floor tour as well, so let's make sure we send this birdie off with tons of SF love to run on! (AO)

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Event: Charles Feelgood
Venue: Hawthorn
DJs: Charles Feelgood
Music: house
Cover: $10-15
Point blank, Charles Feelgood loves music and even more, he loves sharing it with his fans. The man prides himself on his ability to connect with his audience – through a wicked combination of his exuberant personality and his ability to know what fills and keeps a dance floor pumpin'. His rise to dance music infamy dates back to his humble beginnings as the leading force behind the Baltimore / Washington DC electronic music scene. Alongside his partner, and fellow DJ, Scott Henry, Feelgood launched Fever, which for nearly a decade became one of the most sought after events for touring DJs from around the world. Mr. Feelgood sums up his musical mission in one sentence: " I just want to do what the name implies, to make people have a good time and go home with a great feeling". Be sure to catch him this Friday at Hawthorn.

Event: Chris Fortier
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Chris Fortier, Lisa Rose, Zita Molnar, Zoe Nicole
Music: techno, underground
Cover: $5-10 presale
There are few individuals within the underground dance music industry able to match Chris Fortier for both influence and achievement over the last two decades. His debut artist album "As Long as the Moment Exists", and its remixed version the followed, saw the name Chris Fortier written in Techno's little black book forever. Chris remains as integral, relevant and at the leading edge in the Underground as ever. With an innate sense of what makes the industry tick, built upon longstanding personal experience, Fortier's musical evolution shows no sign of extinction.

Event: Mad Decent Halloween Party
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Gent and Jawns, Valentino Khan, Swizzymack
Music: bass, trap
Cover: no cover
Mad Decent is back in San Francisco this Friday to celebrate Halloween a little bit early, with two of their most well-regarded acts, Gent and Jawns and Valentino Khan. Gent and Jawns are the two producers responsible for the 2012's "Vibrate," which has become potentially the most-played moombahton track (that includes in the club, at the festival, and in the car on the way to and from the club and festival). Valentino Khan is a prolific artist who has produced for major artists like 2 Chainz and Bruno Mars, and also holds an extensive catalog of his own original trap and bigroom house productions. Also featured this Friday is Swizzymack, the young pioneer of "Philly club," a surfacing genre marked by its use of fast-paced 808 rhythms and playful vocal samples. Further DJ support from Madeux, Napsty, Yheti, and Teleport. (DF)

Event: Paco Osuna
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Paco Osuna, Fer BR, Rooz, John Kaberna, Fabian Campos
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $15 presale
Imagination, courage, and the incessant search for new forms of expression in the stormy affairs of techno are some of the main virtues of Paco Osuna. Through devotion and vocation, the technocratic DJ and producer has become one of the primary architects in the development of the best, most exportable, electronic music from Spain. Expect to be hit by the dark minimalist sounds.

Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: RÜFÜS DU SOL, Hermitude, aaron Axelsen
Music: tech-house
Cover: $20 presale
RÜFÜS DU SOL return to North America to support the upcoming release of their debut album, ATLAS, already a #1 and certified gold record in their home of country of Australia. Their Desert Night tour in March saw sold out shows in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and their stand out performances at SXSW had the band grace many people's highlight lists. They return to North America this fall before relocating to Berlin to start work on their sophomore album. Don't sleep on this one.

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Event: Guy Gerber
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Guy Gerber, Atish + Slee, Dem Suckaz
Music: deep house, progressive, tech-house
Cover: $20-25
Guy Gerber has made himself into a bit of a legend over the past decade. Hailing from Israel, however eschewing the nation's main electronic standby of psytrance and instead opting for a very Berlin style of deep house that veers towards the progressive. Aside from an essential mix last year and a constant world touring schedule, Gerber took the time this year to record an album with none other than P. Diddy called 11:11. The album shocked the electronic music world when it appeared to be more than just a gimmick, and rather a simultaneously danceable and home-listening treat that ruminates upon the changes in popular electronic music as well as the hip-hop genre. Not to mention that Gerber said that he helped to introduce P. Diddy to Special K. We'll let you decide if that's an accomplishment or not. He has also made sure to play at Burning Man each year and you can feel the Playa in his sets - often performed on Playa favorites like Robot Heart or SF's own Disco Knights. In addition to Gerber, tonight's party also features you, as costumes are encouraged in this pre-Halloweek. So get ready, this night will go on & on. (ML)

Event: Masquerotica
Venue: The Factory
DJs: DJ Dan, Mafia Kiss, Glitterfinger, Jocelyn, Syd Gris, Muppet Punk, Dat Girl, Matt Kramer, El Papachango, Delachaux, Dulce Vita, Kimba, Meikee Magnetic
Music: house, electro, techno, dnb, hip-hop
Cover: $45
Halloween is just around the corner so this weekend is the 4th Annual Masquerotica, a costumed event full of DJs, kinky acts and a sex-positive environment that will titillate all your senses. Don your hottest costume while walking on the wild side with Club Exotica, Bondage a Go GO and Gallerierotica. Each is hosting various sensual arenas while house legend DJ Dan provides the sexy soundtrack. Mafia Kiss, Glitterfinger and Jocelyn, among others, also provide the seductive beats, so come explore your kinky side this weekend at Masquerotica. (CQ)

Event: Monkey Safari & Ben Pearce
Venue: Audio
DJs: Monkey Safari, Ben Pearce, Pedro Arbulu, Nick Williams, Benjamin Jorgens
Music: deep house, minimal, pop house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w. RSVP, otherwise $10-20
Another weekend brings more parties from Modular featuring top international names and tunes from your favorite Modular residents like Pedro Arbulu and Nick Williams. Tonight's event features Monkey Safari from Halle, Germany. Germany is often known as a deep house mecca (because, well, it is) and this brother duo learned from their love of nightlife. These ambassadors of house and techno have spread their love away from their native Germany and are bringing their expertise as well as popularity to Audio this Saturday. Also on the bill tonight is Ben Pearce, a man who helped make the Manchester electronic music scene before making it big with the charts with his super hit song 'What I Might Do'. Its one of those sound you've no doubt heard, especially considering its placement at the top of the charts. That said, let Pearce show you tonight that he's more than just a one trick pony. (ML)

Event: Moodymann
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Moodymann, Jeno, Solar, Anthony Mansfield, Ozgood
Music: house, soul, funk, techno
Cover: $20-25
So, one of house music's biggest personalities is coming to San Francisco this Saturday. If you ask me, Moody's one of the coolest in the biz - he sporting Ipod earbuds when he plays, is usually pouring the first row of the crowd glasses of Hennessey, and sometimes he'll just stop the music altogether to talk about Detroit back in the day. He's the guy behind the KDJ record label, responsible for releasing much of Andrés' stuff as well as some other Detroiters like Theo Parrish. Ask the nearest house head around what they think of him - whether it's a good opinion or bad, everyone has something to say about the guy. Don't miss out on this - this will be a standout night. Solar and Anthony Mansfield will also be playing in the main room, and in the loft will be Jeno of Wicked and Ozgood of Afrolicious. (AO)

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Event: Sunshine People
Venue: Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (2777 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland)
DJs: Ed Marco, Mike Frugaletti, Michael May, DJ Swing, CJ Larsen, Frank Jr Ford
Music: house
Cover: no cover
This Sunday, spend your day in Oakland with Sunshine People, dancing in the sun to house music at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. This aptly named day party features UK's own Ed Marco throwing down house. From disco to funky to downtempo and back, his flawless ability to seamlessly venture through all aspects of house music keeps listeners moving and grooving. He'll be joined by Mike Frugaletti, whose sultry sound is perfect for dancing in the sun, as well Michael May, DJ Swing, CJ Larsen and Frank Jr Ford, each adding their own sound to the day. (CQ)



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