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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ TLR, Avalon Emerson, Lee Foss and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ TLR, Avalon Emerson, Lee Foss and More

For whatever reason, the Netherlands isn't often considered a critical locus within the pantheon of electronic music history. Perhaps it's because temperance and humility seem to be central to the Dutch as a nation and as a people. Quietly…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gavin Russom, Giorgio Moroder, Go BANG! and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gavin Russom, Giorgio Moroder, Go BANG! and More

Without a doubt, the most important and influential record label to further electronic music in the U.S. during the past decade-plus has been New York's DFA. For many, the label is indelibly linked with LCD Soundsystem (and rightfully so),…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joey Anderson, Pachanga Boys, Gesaffelstein and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joey Anderson, Pachanga Boys, Gesaffelstein and More

We Are Monsters presents Joey Anderson at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. $10-$15; monarchsf.com What is "deep house?" That's a difficult question to answer, and it depends who you're asking. These days, it's common to see the term…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Function, Heiko Laux, Tony Humphries and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Function, Heiko Laux, Tony Humphries and More

As You Like It presents Function, Kangding Ray, and Mike Servito at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13. $20-$25; publicsf.com The most important, influential, and groundbreaking techno act of the past 20 years was Sandwell District, a production…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Michael Mayer, Regis, Paranoid London and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Michael Mayer, Regis, Paranoid London and More

As You Like It 5-Year Anniversary with Michael Mayer, DBX, John Tejada, and Giegling at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. $20-$25; publicsf.com In 2010, As You Like It threw its first party — an underground, word-of-mouth affair…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Pearson Sound, Prosumer, Front 242, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Pearson Sound, Prosumer, Front 242, and More

Parameter presents Pearson Sound (Extended Set) at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25. $18-$20; feightsf.com The history of electronic music moves in fits and spurts. Paradigm shift theory — in which entire worldviews are subsumed and laid to rest…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Lindstrøm, Dusky, Octave One and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Lindstrøm, Dusky, Octave One and More

Gun Club presents Lindstrøm, Optimo, and Joakim at Mezzanine, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. $20-$25; mezzaninesf.com America has a complicated relationship with disco. The genre is as American as apple pie, but was also born in nightclubs and embraced…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Total Freedom, Carlos Souffront, Matrixxman and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Total Freedom, Carlos Souffront, Matrixxman and More

Lights Down Low presents Total Freedom at Monarch, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Sep. 4. $15-$20; monarchsf.com It's not often that a DJ's name tells you much about their M.O., but Total Freedom, the alias of Miami-based DJ Ashland Mines, telegraphs…
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Music, All Shook Down L.A.'s DJ Expo on How to Throw a Successful Event and the Impact of Michael Jackson

L.A.'s DJ Expo on How to Throw a Successful Event and the Impact of Michael Jackson

Starting his DJ education at 12-years-old by watching DMC competition videos and seeing the talents of renowned turntablists like Mix Master Mike, Qbert, and the Beat Junkies, DJ Expo spent a whole year studying the culture before actually ever touching a…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr., Wolf + Lamb, White Visitation and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr., Wolf + Lamb, White Visitation and More

Mighty presents DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr. back-to-back at Mighty, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7. $15-$20; mighty119.com The history of electronic music is littered with singular decisions that have had long-lasting repercussions. For example, what if Roland, the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: KZA, Michael Serafini, Benji B, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: KZA, Michael Serafini, Benji B, and More

KZA, Eug, Mozghan, and Magic Touch at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, July 31. $10-$20; monarchsf.com There's only one country in the world that does America better than America, and that's Japan. Whether it's rockabilly, baseball, pizza (Japan invented the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Galcher Lustwerk, Cut Copy, Silent Servant, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Galcher Lustwerk, Cut Copy, Silent Servant, and More

Sure Thing presents Galcher Lustwerk and Nautiluss at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, July 17. $10-$20; feightsf.com This is not your father's house music. Representing a new breed of North American house music, the latest edition of Sure Thing features…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Horse Meat Disco, Derrick Carter, Honey Soundsystem, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Horse Meat Disco, Derrick Carter, Honey Soundsystem, and More

There are three times a year San Francisco's party schedule goes topsy-turvy: Halloween weekend (meaning the weekend folks celebrate Halloween, regardless of what day of the week Oct. 31 is), New Year's Eve and Day, and the last weekend in…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Move D, Scuba, Shigeto, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Move D, Scuba, Shigeto, and More

As You Like It presents Reagenz, Move D, and more at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, May 22. $20; monarchsf.com Producing electronic music is more accessible than ever these days. All it takes is a laptop, a bit of software,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: John Talabot, Daniele Baldelli, Tale of Us and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: John Talabot, Daniele Baldelli, Tale of Us and More

Public Works presents a Hivern Discs showcase with John Talabot and Pional at Public Works, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 11. $17-$20; publicsf.com Despite being active under other pseudonyms for many years, Barcelona's mysterious producer John Talabot has been releasing…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gui Boratto, Danny McLewin, Kevin Knapp and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gui Boratto, Danny McLewin, Kevin Knapp and More

Blasthaus presents Gui Boratto with Matt Hubert and Blu Farm at Mighty, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, April 3. $20-$25; mighty119.com America's fascination with electronic music did not happen overnight. It hit a fever pitch around 2011 and shows no signs…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Tessela, Nikola Baytala, Terry Francis and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Tessela, Nikola Baytala, Terry Francis and More

Parameter presents Instance 01 with Tessela, Airhead and more at F8, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 28. $13-$20; feightsf.com The story of how Tessela came to be one of the most exciting and innovative electronic musicians active today begins with…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Omar-S, Adam Beyer, andhim and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Omar-S, Adam Beyer, andhim and More

Sure Thing presents Omar-S and Willie Burns at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 22. $15-$20; feightsf.com Detroit is a topic of frequent mention in this column, and rightly so — it's the birthplace of techno music and home to…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Steffi, Tim Sweeney, PillowTalk and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Steffi, Tim Sweeney, PillowTalk and More

Honey Soundsystem presents Steffi at Mighty, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Mar. 6. $15-$20; mighty119.com There are an awful lot of good DJs, but there are very few truly great ones. A good DJ gets a dancefloor going and keeps it…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Acid Pauli, Kerri Chandler, Helix and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Acid Pauli, Kerri Chandler, Helix and More

Public Works and On&On present Acid Pauli at Public Works, 9:30 a.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13. $20; publicsf.com German DJ, producer, and musician Martin Gretschmann, aka Acid Pauli, has one of the most interesting trajectories in electronic music. His musical…
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