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Superhero Street Fair
One of the crown jewels in San Francisco's late season street festival season is the Superhero Street Fair. Postponed from earlier in the season, it's one of your last opportunities (well, aside from Halloween and New Year's) to dance in the streets in your finest costumes to some of the best music this side of post-Playa comedown. In a new location (although still in the ultra sunny Eastern side of the city) the be-costumed superheros will still be saving the day across five stages of music as well as food, beverages, an "odditorium" and just good old interacting with other people who love to dress up as much as you. There will be a rare sighting of the Pulse SF psytrance stage, the pyrotechnics of the Dancetronauts and Opel, over-the-top revelers Sold Gold Jacuzzi, and more. The theme is 'Dance of the Disco Jedi'. Interpret as you will. The event a chance to celebrate the people of the city who contribute to the arts in any variety of ways — be it costuming, DJing, or spatial art. All we know is that it is one hell of a party. See you there. Date: October 22, Time: noon-10pm, Place: Napolean Street between Jerrold and Evans, Cover: $15, More Info (ML)




Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Genesis this Fri @ the Great Northern


Link Of The Week
Dream - WCFF: In "Dream," a beautiful animation video for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, four animals facing extinction tell their stories through the words of "I Dreamed a Dream"—a song you'll recognize if you're a Les Misérables fan. Here

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Event: Housepitality w/ Mateo & Matos
Venue: F8
DJs: Octo Octa, Tyrel Williams, Smokes
Music: house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/RSVP, $5 presales on RA, $10 otherwise


Housepitality continues to be THE place to be on Wednesday evenings, consistently keeping the dancefloor popping and full of house music. This week's installment features Brooklyn based producer Maya Bouldry-Morrison, aka Octo Octa. She took the house scene by storm and helped get the underground label, 100% Silk onto everyone's musical radar back in 2011. She'll be joined by Housepitality resident Tyrel Williams and Smokes, each of whom will keep your booty shaking and the housepit quaking. Remember, Housepitality will help you dance your midweek blues away. (CQ)

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Event: Brodinski
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Brodinski, Tommy Kruise, Adamn Killa
Music: tech-hop, hip-hop rave
Cover: no cover w/ RSVP
A special Thursday treat is an RSVP event at 1015 where French artist Brodinski perfectly melds the two most prominent sounds of 1015 Folsom: hip hop and electronica. The man who helped to start the Bromance label has a high-energy, almost-electro style that, when paired with high-level and high-octane hip hop rhymes becomes a raucous party that will make your Thursday feel like Saturday. It's a perfect night to say you'll be there. (ML)

Event: Quantic Live + Cut Chemist
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Quantic Live + Cut Chemist
Music: hip-hop, house, live and infused blends
Cover: $21.50 presale
British DJ/producer Quantic played guitar in various rock bands as a teenager, but it was his subsequent switch to house and broken beat that helped launch his musical career, especially after the 7" recording "We Got Soul" arrived in 2000. (Born Will Holland, Quantic is also part of Quantic Soul Orchestra, as well as the soul-folk-dance duo the Limp Twins.) In 2001, Quantic's full-length debut, The 5th Exotic, was released by the Tru Thoughts label, followed one year later by Apricot Morning. Fast forwards in 2008 he could be heard tinkering with a blend of dub and '70s Latin on Death of the Revolution, which also marked his first release under the Flowering Inferno moniker. Cut Chemist first became known as a founding member of both the rap groupJurassic 5 and the Grammy award winning Latin funk outfit, Ozomatli. Keeping his involvement with both groups in tandem with one another, Cut has developed a taste for music and rhythms from around the world while keeping his ethic for the hip hop tradition.

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Event: Bob Sinclar
Venue: Love & Propaganda
DJs: Bob Sinclar, G-Stav & Darnel Christoph
Music: house
Cover: $25-30
Ready for a special "No Tell Motel Paris", featuring the legendary, Bob Sinclar. L&P is taking Bob's signature Ibiza party, "Paris By Night", and putting their own spin on it. Expect a full blown party environment with special performers, costumes and vibe. Bob is a legendary French producer who's global hits have made people all over the world dance for over a decade. Legend. It's a word that's bestowed far too easily these days. Like the word 'love', it's used both freely and easily by many people to describe many things. But use those words when you're talking about Bob Sinclar and they're far from taken out of context. Bob Sinclar is the man who put the groove back onto the dance floor. A man who marches to the beat of his own tune, whether it's the discotastic 12" delights of 'World Hold On' and 'Love Generation', the deep and soulful beats of his Africanism movement, or the near-obsession with reggae and dance hall that has filled his production work of late. For many, Bob Sinclar is one of the few legendary DJ/producers that we love to listen to – and it's a relationship that's far from over.

Event: Cut Copy DJs
Venue: 1015 Folsom - Official Snowglobe Pre-party
DJs: Cut/Copy DJs, Nick Hook
Music: synth pop, indie rock, hip-hop, new wave, disco
Cover: $20
This weekend at 1015, Cut/Copy DJs are taking over the club for the Official Snowglobe Pre-party. Cut/Copy began as the brainchhild of Dan Whitford and evolved into a full-fledged band with a guitaritst, drummer and bassist, plus each member is multi-instrumentalist. The Cut/Copy DJs are Whitford and guitarist Tim Hoey, which is no surprise considering that Whitford began his career as a hip-hop scratch DJ. Together, this duo has taken the music world by storm, performing globally. These guys also run the underground label Cutters Records, which features releases from Midnight Juggernauts and Knightlife. Also on deck is NY's own Nick Hook, an in-demand collaborator, producer and DJ full of funky vibes. Don't miss out on the Official Snowglobe Pre-party shenanigans! (CQ)

Event: Desert Hearts presents Haunted Hearts SF
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Deep Jesus, Marbs, Porkchop, special guest TBA
Music: house, techno
Cover: $25 presale, $30 door
Desert Hearts is taking a walk on the dark side this Friday with their event, Haunted Hearts SF. Known as a crew that likes to get a little freaky and weird, DH is taking it to a whole other level by letting their inner freak flags fly at Haunted Hearts. And this little shindig isn't just a San Francisco thing; oh no, you can catch the crew raising hell in Denver and New York City this October as well. And since the crew will be raising some hell this Halloween season, they expect to see some zombies, ghosts and witches taking over the dancefloor as Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Deep Jesus and a few other DH residents throw down house, techno and whatever else kind of music they see fit. And even though DH is taking a walk on the wild side, don't worry, as it's still all love. (CQ)

Event: Genesis
Venue: The Great Northern
DJs: DJ Chad Clubb, Seva, Hoj
Music: house
Cover:$15-30 presale
Fresh off the Playa and still a bit dusty, The Disco Space Shuttle is fueled up and ready for another voyage with friends old and new, and navigated by some of their favorite DJs from this year's burn. Featuring special live performances that will set your orbit straight: DJ Chad Clubb playing with Pablo on horn and DJ SEVA playing with Itai Isenberg on sax. And Hoj brining us home. And The Disco Space Shuttle with Silent Disco to keep the beats going while you gaze at the stars.

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Event: MSTRKRFT (DJ Set)
Venue: Audio
DJs: MSTRKRFT (DJ Set), Justin Milla
Music: house
Cover: $15
MSTRKRFT (pronounced "master kraft") are the Daft Punk-loving alter ego of Death from Above 1979's Jesse F. Keeler along with producer Al-P. Hailing from Toronto, the duo makes a move from DFA 1979's abrasive rock to robotic electronic complete with vocoders and handclaps. In addition to releasing two singles ("Easy Love" and "Work on You") and an LP in July 2006 on Last Gang Records, MSTRKRFT have remixed several buzz bands such as Metric, Wolfmother, the Kills, and Bloc Party. As their profile grew (and their album was re-released by Modular) they also began remixing bigger names like Kylie Minogue, Usher, and John Legend, as well as poppier artists like Annie and Jesse McCartney. For their second album, 2009's Fist of God, the duo jumped to Dim Mak/Downtown and scored guest appearances from Ghostface Killah and E-40. The album spawned two hits with John Legend ("Heartbreaker") and N.O.R.E. ("Bounce"). A DFA reunion would keep Keeler busy in the years between MSTRKRFT releases, and the duo would not reappear until 2016 when they released their third effort, Operator. ~ Kenyon Hopkin, Rovi

Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Ott, Blockhead, Lusine
Music: downtempo, psychill, trip hop
Cover: $21-25
In a triple bill, Mezzanine brings to SF some of the top names in downtempo ranging from the more psychedelic Ott to the turntablism of Blockhead and Lusine's penchant for more experimental "IDM" flair. Ott will be leading the night with his slowed down beats that borrow from world music and bass to create his own special sound that has delighted dancers and techno-spiritualists for years. Joining him will be Blockhead, who rose to fame as a beat maker for the likes of Aesop Rock and, later on, Murs. Finally, Lusine brings his melodic, cinematic sounds to the event that wouldn't be out of place at the Grey Area, but will also fit in right at home here in this downtempo dance set at Mezzanine. Expect some serious embers tonight. (ML)

Event: Pulse SF Presents: After Heroes
Venue: F8
DJs: Nukleall, Digital Hippie, Christine, Metatek, Batcave
Music: psytrance
Cover: no cover b4 midnight w/ sticket, $5 after with sticker, otherwise $10
Didn't get enough psytrance during the day? Need to get your heart pumping because your doctor (or your soul) demands more cardio by jumping around to seemingly-impossibly fast beats and squirgy sounds? We know you do. We do, so we'll assume you're on the same page. Many of the DJs you heard spinning during the day at the Superhero Street Fair's stage will be back for a more intimate and lights-heavy show. Don't worry — we're sure this is to be a costumed affair as well. Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear psytrance in San Francisco. (ML)

Event: Shit Robot and Daniel Baldelli
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Shit Robot, Daniel Baldelli, Eug
Music: nu-disco, indietronica
Cover: $10-15
Famous for his early involvement in DFA and his friendship and collaboration with James Murphy (before James Murphy was, like, James Murphy), Shit Robot, aka Marcuz Lambkin, has been at the forefront of the 2000s techno game for awhile now. While consistently producing his own records since 2010's Cradle to the Rave, playing parties for DFA in New York, and now living in a castle in Stuttgart with his German wife. He still steps out now and again to return to his main love of DJing and really having a time with a party. His sound is sometimes termed nu-disco or new rave considering his DFA relations but it often sounds closer to a new version of acid and fits well in a house framework. See how not shit this robot it. (ML)

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Event: The Kazbah w/ Chaim & Gab Rhome
Venue: Audio
DJs: Chaim, Gab Rhome, Papa Lu, Ali Khalili
Music: house, tech-house, bass
Cover: tba
Chaim is a true stand out artist in today's fast paced electronic world. Fusing solid bass heavy grooves, clearly inspired by his love for those classic jacking Chicago jams, hypnotic synth hooks, trade mark effected percussion, live instrumentation and vocal snippets, Chaim's unique and organic sound always makes an impact. Underpinned by top-class studio knowhow, his crisp, forward thinking records are a joy to drop in front of even the biggest crowds. Heavy DJ touring over the last two years has seen the enigmatic Israeli grace the DJ booths of Fabric & Panorama Bar to name but a few, and his work with the BPitch crew has highlighted him as an exciting figure amongst the current electronic scene. Gab Rhome is first and foremost a music producer in the house scene recognized for his melodies and lush soundscapes. A musician since the age of 6, he has a deep knowledge of music theory, skills he now applies to create a story in his songs. He aims to bring his listeners on a journey, a decadent affair. As a dj, he understands his audience with his sensitive side and builds a hypnotic set.

Event: Werd
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Tobin Ellsworth, Patòn
Music: house, disco
Cover: $5
WERD is back this Sunday, taking over the catacombs of Monarch. This installment features the birthday celebration of family and crew member, Lyja, so WERD brought out the big guns for this one. First up is Tobin Ellsworth, a DJ and record collector for the better part of a decade. He recently moved to SF, linking up with Pink Mammoth and Disco Katz now that he's winding down from his DJing tour. Also on deck is Patòn, a San Diego transplant who used to front a reggae band in his previous life. He's now ventured into the underground dance scene of SF where he's a frequent DJ with the Lips & Rhythm crew and at the monthly, You're Welcome. Get your dance on with WERD crew this Sunday. (CQ)

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