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Calendar, Night&Day Pop, Fizz, Ca-Ching

Pop, Fizz, Ca-Ching

Most of us have done the last-minute holiday shopping dance. After spending our day chained to a keyboard, stuffed in a Muni bus, or taking a long, slow drive over a short, fancy bridge, we dash from store to…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

This weekend might not have anything fancy like Outside Lands attached to it, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't find some reason to go out and enjoy the nightlife. If you don't have a good excuse, then allow us to…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

Confusion is the word that best describes the zeitgeist of San Francisco nightlife these days. A lot of that has to do with 222 Hyde, the fantastic basement club that's unfortunately shutting down permanently this Saturday. Given the circumstances, we…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Mark Farina Will Not Be Kicked Off the Decks at Mighty This Weekend

DJ Mark Farina Will Not Be Kicked Off the Decks at Mighty This Weekend

Following a June 2 incident in Las Vegas in which he was barred from performing a scheduled DJ set at the nightclub Marquee -- because, he was told, the crowd was sick of house music -- San Francisco club Mighty…
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Music, All Shook Down Eight Local Mixers Who You Should Help Storm the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs List

Eight Local Mixers Who You Should Help Storm the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs List

DJ Mag's annual Top 100 DJs list is known to skew heavily British and European (owing to its U.K. home base), but this year the publication is especially keen to spread the word outside those territories that the poll --…
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Music, BeatBox J Boogie: Show Preview

J Boogie: Show Preview

J Boogie's music is renowned for its eclectic charm. Whether as a remixer or with his own Dubtronic Science ensemble, the San Francisco–based artist isn't shy about infusing his sophisticated electronic grooves with a snatch of Afrobeat or a blast…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hayes Fever

Hayes Fever

The indie-folk scene has a funky pocket. The Be Good Tanyas get in it sometimes, and on his new record, Run Wolves Run, Sean Hayes is comfy in it. Sexed-up juicy dance jams aren't typical of musicians with a front-porch…
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Music, All Shook Down Mushroom Jazz at Mezzanine

Mushroom Jazz at Mezzanine

Back in the '90s, before there was downtempo and "chilled breaks," there was Mark Farina and Mushroom Jazz. The Chicago-to-SF transplant created a new style of DJing, mixing hip-hop instrumentals, house-style, which evolved not only into its own genre, but…
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Music, Om Records at 15

Om Records at 15

Pioneering S.F. electronic music label Om Records turns 15 this year. In the past decade and a half, the company has evolved from a purveyor of multimedia CD-ROMs to a dance music tastemaker well-regarded for its output of house and…
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Music, BeatBox Glow Stick Reunion

Glow Stick Reunion

The "Tribal Funk 15-Year Family Reunion" aims to re-create the electric vibe of the early-'90s San Frandisco rave scene that birthed it. And while glow sticks, giant Mickey Mouse gloves, and baggy pants are now scare sights outside of Halloween…
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Music, Reviewed Mark Farina

Mark Farina

To say that San Francisco-based DJ/producer Mark Farina has a worldwide following is no exaggeration. His May itinerary includes gigs from Modesto to Dubai. Enthusiasm for Farina's mixing abilities has been sufficient to support the release of several CD compilations…
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Music, Reviewed Derrick Carter + Mark Farina

Derrick Carter + Mark Farina

Capturing DJs Derrick Carter and Mark Farina in their element -- that is, spinning back-to-back sets to a packed house last February at Om's monthly party at Mezzanine -- this double disc attempts to put you smack in the middle…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

This week's edition of the popular hip hop night "True Skool" (which takes place on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at Milk) brings a special guest with a considerable instrument: his voice. Radioactive is known for his…
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News, Night Crawler To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

As with the previously touted "scene," I am exasperated and beleaguered by the mention of "community." The word as a title does not imply a group with common interests or origins living in one place and considered as a whole;…
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Music, Smooth Landing

Smooth Landing

There are literally thousands of house-music DJs in the world, and it seems like a quarter of them live in San Francisco. So what sets Mark Farina apart? How come so many other DJs study his mix tapes and show…
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