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Ghost Ship Halloween
Ghost Ship Halloween returns to Pier 70 for it's 7th year, this time committing you to the Asylum of banging beats and visual treats. This two night event features art installations and over 70 of your favorite DJs throwing down in celebration of this ghoulish holiday. Space Cowboys, the creators of this event, bring 14 of their residents to rock the house on both nights. Distrikt hosts the 'Bedlam' room Friday while the Janky Barge takes over for Saturday. Brass Tax, Death Guild and Silent Frisco are just a few of the other crews holding it down as well. Friday night's headliner is James Lavelle (UNKLE) while Afrika Bambaataa keeps it funky on Saturday. The soundsystem is off the hook, with a deluxe PK system in the works, as well as installations such as the Thunderdome from Death Guild and the Dusty Rhino art car. With two nights of festivities, Ghost Ship's Asylum is almost enough to drive you crazy. Date: Fri & Sat 10/31-11/1, Time: 9pm-late, Place: Pier 70, 420 22nd Street, Bldg 12, San Francisco, Cover: single day: $45-60, 2 day: $60-95, link More Info (CQ)

The Mad Hatter's Ball
Halloween night's Mad Hatter's Ball features a number of special live performances from some of the artists who made the biggest splashes this year. One of the night's top performances will be Scissor and Thread's Bob Moses (no, not the jazz great). This duo had a veritable hits on their hands with songs like Far from the Tree and All I Want which combine classic deep house sounds with eerie melodies perfect for a spooky night like tonight. Although you may think of Bob Moses as just a production duo, their live set from 2013's Robot Heart car at Burning Man might teach you otherwise. Also headlining is AlunaGeorge, another duo featuring Aluna Francis on vocals and George Reid creating the productions. These two could be considered pop stars after their collaboration with superstars Disclosure on pop hit White Noise. You've heard it before, trust me. Its one of those rare house songs that you'll actually hear on the radio. The third headliner of this all night blowout is The Range, a favorite of 2013's best of lists and a crossover hit between indie rock fans and beat freaks, making top lists at both Pitchfork and Resident Advisor. These headliners are not tonight's only draw, however, as each cranny of the giant 1015 will be covered in music from locals like Atish, Matt Hubert and Kimmy Le Funk. Date: Fri Oct 31, Time: 9pm - 3:30, Place: 1015 Folsom, Cover: $30, link More Info (ML)

Martinez Brothers & DJ Sneak
Public Works is doing it up big this Halloween, bringing in two house heavyweights to move those goblin feet. The Martinez Brothers have held down a residency at DC-10, an Ibiza staple, since 2011, constantly polishing their already very sharp skills on the decks. House and tech-house is what these guys do, and really well at that - these Bronx boys have been rocking parties way before they were old enough to have a drink. DJ Sneak is the other huge name on tonight's bill. The Defiant and Magnetic head was an originator of the filtered disco-house sound - think of your favorite Daft Punk stuff - and knows how to rock a party like no other. Also playing will be Nu, from Berlin, in the loft, as well as Dax Lee and Rachel Torro. Be sure to wear a good costume for a chance at the costume contest ! Get spooky! Date: Fri Oct 31, Time: 9pm - 5am, Place: Public Works, Cover: $15-30, linkMore Info (AO)



Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Dia De Los Muertos this this Sat at Public Works


Link Of The Week
The 10 Most Embarrassing Family Costumes. link Here

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Event: Helter Shelter
Venue: Shelter
Artists: Autopsy, Nebakaneza, Witch Plz, Cristix, MC Bit by Bit
Music: dnb
Cover: no cover
Shelter is getting into the holiday spirit and hosting a demonic edition of this long running dnb weekly. Helter Shelter is the same old shelter, but costumes are encouraged, so let your inner junglist imagination run wild. Your spooky DJs for the night include Autopsy and Nebakaneza, each slaughtering the dancefloor with filthy dnb. Bitch Plz gets into the holiday fun by changing their name to Witch Plz for the night, while Cristix rounds out the lineup. Bit by Bit provides the lyrical support, to get down to the Haight for a little Halloween fun. (CQ)

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Event: Ben Frost presents A U R O R A
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Ben Frost, Comma
Music: experimental, noise, ambient, techno
Cover: $20-30


Ben Frost is pretty good at scaring people, and it's quite the shame he won't be playing on Halloween, but nevertheless he'll be conjuring up twisted, wicked sounds for us all come Wednesday. A major success hailing from the experimental / noise / ambient part of the electronic music spectrum, Frost's career has seen him form the Bedroom Community label, score for both the screen and the stage films, and collaborate with Brian Eno upon so much more. Wednesday, Ben will be showcasing his latest album, A U R O R A, with an intense live set - something for the gear heads, for sure, and something a bit headier than most nights at 1015. (AO)

Event: Housepitality w/ Claude Young
Venue: F8
DJs: Claude Young, Mike Bee, Joel Conway
Music: detroit techno, techno, house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/out RSVP, otherwise $5, $10 after 11pm


Another Detroit master comes to lay it down this Wednesday. Claude Young semi-retired his own name around 2000, cooling his touring schedule down and working as Different World with Takasi Nakajima, but before that, he was making blistering Detroit techno all throughout the 90s. He's done tons of techno, he's done groovy house with Terrence Parker, and he's founded two great labels: Frictional, with Anthony "Shake" Shakir, and 7th City, with Dan Bell, or DBX. Those who know him do not dispute his skill, and we're being treated to 5 hours - 5 hours! - of it on Wednesday. Housepitality residents Mike Bee and Joel Conway will be laying it down in the back as well. Quite the decent way to start your Halloween weekend if you ask me. (AO)

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Event: BASE presents Matador
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Matador
Music: techno, minimal
Cover: $10


This week's dose of minimal techno can be found at Monarch on Thursday. Among others, the Dubliner has frequented the ever-present Perc Trax and M_nus labels, putting his spin on the big, clubwise minimal sound. Clean, throbbing, bubbling - you know the sound if you know BASE's flavor. Setting the mood will be JOill and DJ Elvi. (AO)

Event: Black Mammoth
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Pink Mammoth Crew (Jonathan Will, Gravity, Zack Walker, Markie B, Derek Hena) plus Tyrel Williams vs. Solar, Ben Seagren, Wobs, Rachel Torro, Wes Charles, Tobin Ellsworth
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $10 b4 11pm


Black is the new Pink this Thursday night at Mighty. Your beloved local crew from Pink Mammoth is throwing their Halloween bash with a massive lineup featuring 10 DJs from Pink Mammoth, Housepitality, Sunset Sound System, DISTRIKT, Focus, & More! Get your freak on and come to Mighty to get your Halloween festivities started early.

Event: Tycho
Venue: The Fox Theater
DJs: Tycho
Music: ambient, downtempo
Cover: $27.50


Tycho, the alias for Scott Hansen, is a DJ and producer from right here in the Bay Area. His chill style and downtempo sound make him a fan favorite. His throwback to analog media, coupled with his ability to be progressive and futuristic create a new and innovative sound. Since the release of his 2nd LP, Awake, Tycho has evolved from a one-man show into a 3 piece band. Keep Tycho in your playlist if you like that chill vibe. (CQ)

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Event: Opel Halloween
Date: Fri, Oct 31
Funkagenda, Sidney Blu, Syd Gris, Kimba, Sychosis, Andy P, Billy Seal, Drew Drop, Brother Hill, Eliki, DJ Hil, Freddie Fiers, Non Sequitor, Flaco, more TBA
Music: house (funky, progressive, deep), electro, techno, breaks, dnb, hip-hop, progressive
$28 Preasle

Opel returns for it's 12 year of providing a costumed-themed event for your Halloween pleasure. Taking over Mighty, the club will be decked out in the scariest and creepiest decorations.. Costumes are encouraged, so don your sexiest, or freakiest one, and don't forget dancing shoes. Dropping the funky beats will be Funkagenda, whose melodic house will have you moving and grooving. Also on deck is Sydney Blu, bringing her own big room house beats. The night also features some Opel and Opulent Temple residents, so prepared to be scared at Opel Halloween. (CQ)

Event: 666 Plur
Venue: Pandora's Box
DJs: Jon Rundell, DJ M3, Anthony Mansfield, Rooz, Bo, John Kaberna, Fabian Campos
Music: deep house, tech house
Cover: $20-30
Househeads love a good reason to party, especially in San Francisco. That is why a number of the city's favorite collectives are joining hands (or claws, as one might say for the holidays) to give you a great party (albeit, with a thoroughly silly name) in a great location. Local artists include Green Gorilla and Disco Knight's DJ M3, John Kaberna of Robot Ears, Bo of Deep Blue, to name a few. Headlining the night will be Jon Rundell, a frequent collaborator with Carl Cox and a resident of his Space Ibiza club. You know this guy knows how to command a room of people ready to get down on a special occasion. Probably because every day is a holiday in Ibiza. The theme is spooky. (ML)

Event: Halloween w. Felix da Housecat
Venue: Audio
DJs: Felix da Housecat, MPHD, Festiva
Music: house, electro
Cover: $25-30
After a great showing earlier this year, Felix da Housecat is back for one of the city's biggest holidays of the year. No, not Christmas (this is San Francisco), its Halloween! While Felix is a housecat, we're sure he won't be the only one dressed in pointy ears and furry paws this Friday night. Felix is a member of the second wave of Chicago house, who came to prominence in the 90s and started his own label, Radikal Fear Records. Under the tutelage of DJ Pierre, Felix started recording his own singles and diving into a club lifestyle. He has been hailed as a Chicago house all star and has continued producing and DJing to this day with an ear pleasing house sound that is always high energy. A personal favorite of this writer is his collaboration with another feline DJ, Miss Kittin, with their joint record Kittenz and the Glitz. Get ready for a long night of dancing and costumes, because its the holiday season. (ML)

Event: Hawthorn Halloween
Venue: Hawthorn
DJs: Andy Caldwell, El Cool J, Mike Lewis
Music: house
Cover: $15-20
Travel back in time to early 1900's San Francisco, to the most notorious alleyways of debaucherous activity - the once infamous red light district of Morton Alley, now known as Maiden Lane. Re-imagining the city in 1906, the Hawthorn staff and its subterranean confines will embrace the treacherous spirit of the times. From petty thieves and cut-throat criminals, to the seductive tramps and hustlers that operated below the city streets, to the gambling houses, opium dens, and smoke filled saloons all to the beats of SF's own Andy Caldwell.

Event: Lights Down Low Halloween Blowout
Venue: Mezzanine
DJs: Dusky, Eats Everything, Benoit & Sergio
Music: deep house, UK garage, techno
Cover: $25-40
Blowout indeed! Consider this lineup, with three amazing headliners providing all of the entertainment for this crazy night that promises nary a dull moment. Lights Down Low continues to provide some of the world's top talents for SF stages and you know that Mezzanine will be teeming with sexy, fun and crazy creatures for this all-out Halloween night. Eats Everything has been one of the top performing (and most popular) DJs of the past year. This Brit draws heavily from his nation's rave traditions, spanning jungle, deep house, garage and some serious underground warehouse techno style. Dusky, another duo from the UK have been touted by the likes of Essential Mix's Pete Tong as well as having their tunes played by Maya Jane Coles and Boddika. With productions veering from garage to house to techno, you'll run the gamut of dance styles all while staying within a clear musical vernacular. Rounding out the headliner's are those 'kitty' loving team, who might never get over the popularity of their track Walk & Talk, which famously encouraged a whole generation of club kids to do….something all day and not wash their hair or their clothes. There is something for everyone tonight and a full schedule, so come ready to party down. (ML)

Event: Masquerado Halloween
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Danny Daze, Tone of Arc, Solar, Galen, DJ M3, Anthony Mansfield, Shiny Objects, Lisbona, King Most, Jacob Fury
Music: house, techno, deep house, tech-house and more
Cover: $20-30
If you got a rad costume, try for the $500 prize this year at Monarch. And enjoy the 10-strong slew of DJs. Aaaaaaaaaaand party. Danny Daze and Tone of Arc will be in the house - on banger-patrol no doubt. Their common ground in that modern deep house territory will set the tone for the night, though our slew of hometown heroes will take it everyone and back I'm sure. Hurry now, presales are already going! (AO)

Event: Nightmare at the Underground
Venue: Underground SF
DJs: Sergio Santos, Buckner, Bob Five, Dao & PWNY, Nick Williams, ZoZ, and friends!
Music: techno, house
Cover: tba
Bob Five is working his black magic at Underground SF this year, turning the place into a spooky haven for friends old and new alike. The place will be all done up with the help of Sandrita Moda Designs and Camille Alana Shepherd. A costume contest at midnight will see prizes given away signed by Frank Kozik from KidRobot. A happy hour from 6-9 DJed by the WERD guys makes this a great starter, and the cheap cover and great music may keep you all night long for sure. Sergio Santos is the headliner tonight, a great DJ playing alongside a no less great slew of locals. The cover may be cheap but the fun will be priceless! (AO)

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Event: Halloween Afterparty: Breakfast in Bed
Date: Sat, Nov 1 | Time: 4-10am
Gavin Hardkiss, Dutch Star, Zach Moore, Ethan Miller, P-Dub, Paul Rosas, Dalen Poland
Music: house, tech-house
$15 Presale, and VIP Bed Reserverations

If you're not ready to call it a night after the usual events end at 2am, never fear, Breakfast in Bed is here. Halloween Afterparty takes over Supperclub, with doors opening at 4am. There'll be a complimentary breakfast buffet, plus bumping beats to accompany the tasty treats. Your selectas include Dutch Star, Gavin Hardkiss, Zach Moore, Ethan Miller, P-Dub, Paul Rosas and Dalen Poland, each adding their own flair to the wee morning hours. There's also special guest slated to play, but you'll have to attend to find out who that is. (CQ)

Event: Aeroplane w/ Jeffrey Paradise
Venue: Audio
DJs: Jeffrey Paradise
Music: nu disco, house
Cover: $18.50+
Known for incorporating a mix of French House and Balearic Beat, Aeroplane made a name for himself as a club DJ. Aeroplane's music is disco-styled, often on the 1980s decade. Aeroplane's remixes are described by themselves as "spacious cosmic disco" tracks. Jeffrey's musical vision, open mindedness and sense of adventure has made his dj sets, performances and parties memorable and noteworthy happenings all while shaking up the musical landscape for nearly a decade.

Event: Dia De Los Muertos w/ Rob Garza
Venue: Public Works
DJs: Rob Garza, Bells & Whistles
Music: house, nu disco
Cover: $13+ presale
As one half of electronic music pioneers/producers Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza has been at the forefront of music and has traveled the globe performing, remixing, djing, recording and composing. Since Garza's recent relocation to San Francisco, he has begun a re-exploration of his love for electronic music and beats focusing on Nu-Disco, Cosmic Boogie while keeping very groove oriented and outer-national based rhythms.

Event: Play
Venue: The Endup
DJs: DJ Three, Garth, Nikita, Navbox
Music: deep house, tech house
Cover: $15-20
Its time to Play the right way with great timing for this month's installment of one of our favorite parties at The Endup: the only place in town where you can literally (and legally) party all night and into the morning. Its full on experiance with their indoor DJ space and outdoor oasis chillzone right in the heart of the city. And, since its still Halloween weekend, this one will be a costume party as well. Tonight's Play party will feature DJ Three, label head of Hallucination Limited and frequent DJ at Robot Heart parties and the man who infamously slayed his set at this year's Sunset Campout. He's a Miami native but an SF favorite who never fails to play the perfect combo of tech-house with a little bit of that Playa funk that really gets the tushes moving. Also tonight will be a favorite Play resident, Nikita, whose sets will push you onto a journey through the nether and through the night. So come out and play, it'll be the perfect way to rave out the holiday weekend in style! (ML)

Event: Prismatic Halloween
Venue: Pandora's Box
DJs: Fred Everything, Jeno, Rooz, Keith Kraft, Andrew Phelan
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $20-30 presale
Prismatic's got the Halloween treats for your dancing feet! And to continue with their long tradition of epic Halloween events, Prismatic will be serving up a variety of Halloween treats from local chefs and vendors to special performances and art shows to start your night off right. The venue itself is being decked out with haunted decor by a team of local artists. And of course it wouldn't be a Prismatic event without some of the best house music SF has to offer like Fred Everything, Jeno, Rooz and Mr. Prismatic himself Andrew Phelan. Hosted by Keyatta. Space is limited so get your presale tickets here. there will be no door tickets available.

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Event: Mom on Mars - Brunch Motown
Venue: Mars Bar
DJs: TheCaptain Hat, Timoteo Gigante, Gordo Cabeza & special guests!
Music: house, soul, Motown
Cover: no cover
Take a journey to Mars with the MOM DJs! Every Sunday at Mars Bar San Francisco featuring a selection of music and good vibes from the soulful side of the galaxy. The MOM DJs will travel from Motown to James Brown, Steely Dan to Hall & Oates, Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin, Mayer Hawthorne to Raphael Saadique and on to the outer limits of everything with that soulful feeling. Blast off each Sunday and enjoy a delicious bunch menu by Soul Groove Kitchen (the chicken & waffle pop-up impresarios) and excellent cocktails.



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