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Sunset Season Closer
The second most anticipated party is upon us, signifying the end of festival season. If you're like me, you use the Sunset opener and closer as that festie season is upon us. It's bittersweet when the Closer happens as that means summer is ending and winter is coming. Still, everyone comes out, especially since you can pack a picnic, bring your family and make a whole day of it at Stafford Lake in Novato. Each party is like a reunion since many come out of the woodwork and it's amazing! You can expect the same thing this Sunday, as everyone wants to help close out the crews' 20th year on a high note. The Sunset Soundsystem, aka Galen, Solar and J-Bird are your selectas for the day, as per usual, so wear comfortable dancing shoes. Leave your pets at home but bring a blanket and whatever else you need to be comfortable and join Sunset Sound System on Sunday. Then head over to Monarch for the After-Party starting at 8pm going till 2am. Date: Sun 10/5, Time: 11am-7pm, Place: Stafford Lake, Novato, Cover: $20 per car parking, link More Info (CQ)

Culture Clash
After much success in London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Miami and New York, Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash will make its San Francisco debut on Wednesday, October 1st at The Regency Ballroom. The event is a unique celebration of sound system culture across genres featuring special guest performers, a unique blend of different music styles, and plenty of surprises. TV and radio presenter Sway Calloway will be the evening's host, as four internationally acclaimed, S.F.-based music collectives perform in the same space on the same day and compete against each other to be named winner by the crowd. For this edition, house mavericks Dirtybird will square off against Tormenta Tropical's nu-cumbia family, prime local roots posse Dub Mission, and veteran DJ crew Triple Threat. Modeled after a Jamaican sound clash, Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash will stay true to traditional standards and require each collective to bring in their own sound system and set up shop on one of four individual stages. It's not a DJ battle or band competition, it's about who has the heaviest sound, the best tunes, the most exclusive dubplates and greatest special guests. It is of course peaceful, but it's also a clash; so calling out opponents, mockeries, diss records and counteractions are explicitly encouraged. It's all musical, and it's all love: once the clash is over, this will have been a great celebration of Bay Area music culture, with different eras and genres all united under one roof. Date: Wed, Oct 1st, Time: 10pm, Place: The Regency Ballroom, Cover: $15-25, link More Info



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Lets Spend The Night Together this this Thur at Monarch


Link Of The Week
John Oliver: Drones, Appealing Cheap and Incredibly Deadly link Here

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Event: Housepitality 4 Year Anniversary
Venue: F8
DJs: Lovebirds, Michael Tello & Miguel Solari, Bai-ee, Sharon Buck, Chug Dealers
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/out RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


Can you believe its already been four years!? I know I can't, but nonetheless here it is, and its time to celebrate as Housepitality graduates. For the past year this weekly dance party has been making sure that the house and techno community has all their needs met: great music, collection of like-minded and understanding friends, and a real true dance - not to mention free champagne every week before 10! Tonight's event will feature a birthday guest, Lovebird, from Hamburg. Although his name has not quite yet truly hit the big time, you know the Housepitality crew has your back, and know how to recognize a top talent when they see one. Lovebirds will be playing his signature funky tech-house and you can hear for yourselves. Aside from this visiting guest, the residents will be doing it big, both in the front and back rooms, including a shared set from founders Miguel Solari and Mikey Tello. Lets all celebrate together, because we have all helped to make Housepitality what it is today, four years later. (ML)

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Event: Concept 02: Future Imperfect
Venue: Mercer
DJs: Naveen G, Dan Sherman
Music: narrative, storytelling, ambient, beats
Cover: $10


Concept is back for their second installment of expression through the art of DJing. In case you haven't heard yet, this is a new event series that takes the focus off the dancefloor and into the mind. Guest artists come up with a concept they'd like to explore and showcase through their record bag (and USB sticks) and Mercer is transformed into something less resembling a club and more-so of the salon nature. Pillows and chairs are laid out and ears are perked up. This time, Naveen G takes the opportunity to delve into the question, "What if the future doesn't hold the answer?" Another one of our city's more active party-rocking DJs, hearing a more contemplative side of Naveen G will surely make for an interesting night. Opening vibes will be curated by Dan Sherman, the Concept and Sui Generis DJ. If you're interested in checking out what Naveen describes as the soundtrack to the flipside of this concept, the "Future Perfect", check out this mix he put together as a promo for tonight. (AO)

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Event: Benny Benassi
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Benny Benassi
Music: tech, electro, house
Cover: $45-55
Benny Benassi graces the stage at Ruby Skye in celebration of his newest album release. Titled 'Danceaholic,' Benassi brings his signature upbeat, bass-heavy beats, showcasing his skills as DJ and producer. Originally from Milan, Benassi has spent the last decade keeping crowds moving by providing quality dance hits like 'Satisfaction.' His high energy and flawless mixing style make him fan favorite and fun to watch, so get to Ruby Skye this Friday. (CQ)

Event: Native Tongues
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ Shortkut, DJ Mr. E
Music: conscious hip hop, alternative hip-hop, and jazz rap
Cover: $10-20
Mighty will be hosting a tribute to the crew that curated the sound of New York in the late 80s / early 90s, The Native Toungues. Leading the tribute will be original Native Tounges / A Tribe Called Quest member, DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The New York-based Native Tongues crew was a collective of like-minded hip hop artists who would help bring abstract and open-minded lyricism that addressed a range of topics, from spirituality and modern living to race, sex, and just having fun – to the mainstream. Together with the use of eclectic samples that would take on an increasingly jazzy sound, they would be pioneers of so-called conscious hip hop, alternative hip-hop, and jazz rap.

Event: Shadow Child
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Shadow Child and more TBA
Music: house, tech-house, bassy house
Cover: $15-18
Monarch's getting bassy this weekend when Shadow Child rolls through! Contrary to what you may think, this new name is no newcomer and has been an active producer for quite some time now, both by his real name, Simon Neale, and by his Dave Spoon, Revivalist, and Avec - with Doorly - pseudonyms. Shadow Child became instantly recognizable after his dirtybird-released hit, "String Thing", and has done nothing but kept consistently bringing the bassier sides of house beats to eager listeners' ears. Tearing down the house is this man's specialty - he'll open the sound up and give his samples some space to breathe and close it all down again with a bass drop so many clubbers find impossible to resist. Catch him Friday for a night of jump-up house. (AO)

Event: Tequila & Mezcal Tasting
Venue: Clift Hotel – Velvet Room
DJs: DJ Irene Hernandez-Feiks
Music: house
Cover: $45
Calling all Tequila and Mezcal lovers, we got the event just for you this Friday at the Clift Hotel's Velvet Room between 5-9pm. You'll be treated to a large selections of some of the most exciting brands in the market, discover new Tequilas and Mezcals, identify hidden gems, taste new releases and reconnect with old favorites! This event will feature a large selection of Tequilas and Mezcal brands. You'll also be treated to small bites and great music by DJ Irene Hernandez-Feiks. Can't think of a better way to kick your weekend off.

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Event: Common Ground
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Joyce Muniz, Tom Flynn, M3, Joey Alaniz
Music: deep house, tech house
Cover: $20
Up next for Common Ground is a very special guest all the way from Vienna, Joyce Muniz! She's put some monster jams out on recognized labels such as Exploited, K7 Records, Get Physical Music, Lazy Days Music and Defected. Warming things up for her will be Tom Flynn from the hot label, Hot Creations. He's also put music out on Circus Recordings and Mobilee. Local support by Dj M3 and Joey Alaniz. See you on the dance floor!

Event: DJ Dan and Colette
Venue: Mighty
DJs: DJ Dan, Colette, David Harness
Music: house (deep, garage, electro, funky)
Cover: $15-20
Mighty welcomes three heavy hitters in the house scene. First up, is DJ Dan, a man who needs no introduction. He keeps things funky, especially with his most recent release, 'Nothing but a Party,' an album showcasing his talent and his quality track selection. He'll be joined by vocalist, DJ and producer Colette. Hailing from Chicago, Colette drops funky beats while also singing over those tracks, adding an extra element to her sets. Rounding out the lineup is Mighty resident David Harness, a rising star in the deep house community who's already showing incredible talent. If you're looking for quality house beats, this party is for you. (CQ)

Event: Icee Hot w/ D'Marc Cantu
Venue: Public Works
DJs: D'Marc Cantu, Hashman Deejay
Music: house, deep house, techno, acid
Cover: $5-10
D'Marc Cantu is one of my favorites - he just gets so weird… I love it! With a slew of EPs on the highly respectable Crème Organization and M>O>S Recordings, an album on each of those, and a tendency to play live, it's easy to see this is an extremely talented producer. His sound harks back to the good ol' days when the acid wasn't diluted - acid synths falling every which way and interlocking with classic drum machines in the weirdest of ways. Alongside him will be Hashman Deejay, boss of the Aquarian Foundation-releasing Mood Hut. A talented DJ and producer that is not afraid to get deep and a bit eclectic, I heard he was a real treat to see last tim he was here. Last but certainly not least will be Braiden, a producer I strongly wish has released more material. What he has released is great - house and techno with tinges of 2009 UK dubstep, I just wish there was more! Rounding out the night will be the Icee Hot residents, of course. It's looking to be a great night of music. (AO)

Event: Renegades of Rhythms Tour with DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist
Music: turntablist, hip-hop
Cover: $35
Calling all bboys and hip-hop fans. Get to Mezzanine this Saturday for a special treat, the Renegades of Rhythms Tours with DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist. These two turntablists and hip-hop artists are paying homage to a true legend, Zulu Nation's Afrika Bambaataa,using vinyl only. Selecting music from the legend's personal collection. DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist show audience members the quality music on which they grew up and detail Bambaataa's legacy, if you didn't already know. This is the first show of this kind, so if you love hip-hop, the Zulu Nation and these DJs, get down to Mezzanine this Friday. (CQ)

Event: The Sound of Tomorrow
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Mr. Carmack, Iamnobodi, Joe Kay, Mikos da Gawd x Hooligan, Andrepower, Dripmob
Music: bass, trap, hip-hop
Cover: $20

Two of the biggest collectives in trap/bass music in the Bay Area, HGMNY and Soulection, are teaming up for one of their biggest affairs yet. Tonight they'll be taking over Public Works with their down-low, slowed-down heavy beats that have helped to make the Soulection label one of the most buzzed about record companies to hit the stands (and the blogs) in recent months. For a town that is often for lack of these heavier sounds, a collaboration with this Los Angeles team brings a whole new level to our dance habits and a whole new jive to our dance moves. Their sounds could be said to be similar to that of Brainfeeder and Hyperdub, with less British sharpness and more grimey LA hip hop and soul tossed in. Whether you've been waiting all month for this kind of experience or you just want to check out these sounds, this is the place for all of those seekers. (ML)

Event: UMEK
Venue: Audio
DJs: UMEK, Mike Vale
Music: techno, tech-house
Cover: $20-25

UMEK returns to Audio as this new venue continues to show just how important a venue they have become in San Francisco in such a short time. With UMEK's big-room flavored techno music, he's sure to bring down the house for hardcore techno fans and visiting newbies alike. Aside from almost inventing this sound, UMEK also travels ever-so frequently, produces a podcast, 'Behind the Iron Curtain', has his own boutique record label (Imprint 1605), and even DJs for charity. He'll be supported by Mike Vale, a Beatport man to watch and a collaborated with UMEK, so you can be certain their sets will complement each other with perfection. It will be hard and loud and it will be good. (ML)

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Event: Katchafire
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Katchafire, DJ Jah Yzer
Music: reggae
Cover: $35
Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all Maori Reggae band bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R'n'B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. Katchafire has crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special in a diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound.



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