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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Each year, As You Like It throws a free day party in Golden Gate Park — a kind of "thank you" to fans and supporters. Each year, the lineup features a diverse selection of mostly local DJs, spinning daytime-appropriate tunes…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week

Top Five Parties This Week

It's hard not to love Hot Chip. No matter if you're the kind of person who sold your guitars to buy turntables or sold your turntables to buy guitars — to quote the Chip's American counterparts, LCD Soundsystem — Hot…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Mighty is dead — sort of. The storied Design District club is shuttering for renovations and will reopen later in the year under new ownership and a new name. To celebrate its final evening in this iteration, As You Like…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week, Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week, Plus Notable Local Records

What do rap, hip-hop, and R&B from the States have in common with dancehall, grime, funky house, and garage ("garridge") from Britain? An awful lot, as it turns out: The collision between these scenes and sounds have produced some of…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Twenty-five years ago, a small crew of freaky Brits brought acid house to San Francisco. Four DJs — Garth, Jenö, Markie, and Thomas, known collectively as Wicked — set up a renegade soundsystem on Baker Beach in San Francisco and…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Maybe it's something they put in the water over there, but the British have become extremely good at re-contextualizing classic American deep house (think Chicago, Detroit, New York). It all started, roughly speaking, with Julio Bashmore and kin, whose early…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

When it comes to tech-house, there's nobody who does it like Radio Slave. Since 2004, Radio Slave — once a duo, now just Matt Edwards — has produced dozens of hard-hitting, highly functional 12" singles, released primarily on Edwards' own…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Before Avalon Emerson was a Berliner and one of the hottest new names in European techno, she was a young San Franciscan, DJing around the city and learning the ins and outs of production. She decamped for Berlin about two…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Clued-in techno heads have likely noticed some uncommonly exciting music coming out of Seattle in the last several years. The evergreen capital of the Pacific Northwest isn't generally considered a hub for underground techno music (with the exception of Decibel…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Odyssey might have been my very first after-hours party. Located years ago in a nondescript warehouse on Mission Street, I wandered in sometime around 3 a.m. The multi-room space was packed to the gills, mostly with shirtless men; the air…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Derrick Carter and Paul Woolford are both legendary names in different scenes and for different reasons. They're both some of the world's finest DJs, and both happen to be sharing the stage together this Friday night. Derrick Carter is synonymous…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

It's safe to say Lovefingers is completely obsessed with music. The L.A. born-and-bred DJ (aka Andrew Hogge) has spent the last decade-plus dedicating himself to tunes; first, as a crate digger extraordinaire when he released a seemingly infinite number of…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Katabatik — an Oakland-based collective of experimental electronic musicians, performers, and DJs — has been keeping the Bay Area weird since the turn of the century. Their irregular parties, often at underground locations, are like no others in the Bay.…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

The name "Dekmantel" carries a certain mythical status among a particular cadre of electronic music fanatics. Born in the Netherlands, Dekmantel began as party promoters, then launched a record label, releasing bits of weird deep house and funky techno. In…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

There just ain't nobody like Omar-S. The fiercely independent Detroit artist has spent the last decade-plus running his own label, FXHE Records — which re-presses and sells every Omar-S record for $7 with free shipping — buying expensive cars, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Keep Experimental Art Alive: Help The Lab Build a New Model for Working Artists

Keep Experimental Art Alive: Help The Lab Build a New Model for Working Artists

Surely you've heard: SFMOMA is on the verge of reopening. We're excited and for good reason: SFMOMA is a gem of a museum, something we, as San Franciscans, ought to be proud of. But what are museums for? Art — right?…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Local Artist Spotlight

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Local Artist Spotlight

Electronic music has always had an image problem. Born of — and often written for — the dance floor and the club, establishmentarians often dismiss electronic music as purely functional, not to be taken as seriously as "Music" with a…
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Music, Hear This Guatam Tejas Ganeshan @ Red Poppy Art House

Guatam Tejas Ganeshan @ Red Poppy Art House

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan is a force of nature. The East Bay composer, vocalist, and musician performs a modern take on Carnatic music, a particular kind of vocal-heavy Indian classical music. Unlike performers of traditional Carnatic music, Ganeshan sings entirely in…
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Music, Some Thoughts of a Certain Sound Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

Top Five Parties This Week Plus Notable Local Records

The "back-to-back" (or "B2B") set is an interesting peculiarity in modern DJ culture. In simplest terms, a back-to-back set consists of two (or more) DJs playing tunes, well, back-to-back — generally two or three records each, then they swap. When…
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News, Feature Who to Hear: All Your Sisters

Who to Hear: All Your Sisters

Bela Lugosi might be dead, but goth is not. Then again, All Your Sisters, a two-man San Francisco band, are goth only in the loosest sense; they wear black and feature searing, pained vocals, but eyeliner-and-poofy-hair revivalism this is not.…
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