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"Fringe": Fringe

Third Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
Madrone Art Bar 500 Divisadero, San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

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Ever wish you were on the set of your favorite indie music video, dancing in a meadow with flowers and half-naked hipsters surrounding you? Well, good, we don't either. It's much more preferable to live out this indie dancing fantasy in a small club, where shots are pouring and pollen allergies don't exist. There you'll find video DJ mixers Blondie K and subOctave, more commonly known as the Fringe DJs. Check them out every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar and first Thursdays (at Electric Feel) at the Lookout — because let's face it, who has time to watch music videos sober anymore?

Where did you guys get the idea of video mixing?
The video mixing came from a love of the medium and for us wanting our night to be different from other nights. Music videos are more creative now then ever; the combination of visuals and music delivers the kind of overstimulating experience we wanted to create at a nightclub. We also wanted to find an outlet to express and share our mad computer skills somewhere outside our living rooms.

Do you guys ever fight over which tracks you want to spin on a particular night?
Yes! We try to throw songs we feel strongly about in a playlist so the other DJ knows we want to play it. But we always say, if it works in the moment just go for it, no matter what. As we've gotten more experience and acquired more songs we love, we've cared less and less about who gets to play what song. Although, there are always a couple of songs that one of us might try and grab before the other goes on. A recent example is Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand," which seems to make people go batty on the dance floor.

Are you scared people will just stand around and watch the videos? How do you make them dance?
Luckily we don't have a hard time getting our crowd to dance. Very early in the night there are more people just hanging out in the bar watching the videos, but it usually only takes a couple of people to break onto the dance floor to get everyone to follow. People are watching the videos as they dance and we especially see them looking at the screen when we are mixing between songs for clues of what's coming. You can tell they are tuned in to the visuals when we are mixing beats and the song really hasn't started yet. But as the artist or band appears on the screen, we hear cheering in the crowd.

For us, the videos only add to the sensory overload that you crave when you go to a nightclub. We've only had to DJ a couple of times without the videos and it's an odd feeling now, like something is missing.

You guys are known for having the newest music videos — where do you find them?
Like with almost everything nowadays, the Internet has taken over as the way we find material and communicate about it. We hear about so many new releases through blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. The Hype Machine website is also a great source to find the most popular remixes out there. Some of our best stuff comes from friends and fans that send great music directly to us. Our fans are truly passionate about music and we really appreciate that.

And what was your favorite music video this past year?
If we had to pick one, it would probably be the Limousines, "Internet Killed the Video Star." The video is a bit twisted with zombies chasing kids, but the expressions on the kids faces are hysterical. It is definitely one of our videos that make people do a double take and wonder what is going on. Plus the Limousines are phenomenal in that video and we're proud that they are a local Bay Area band.

So if you guys could be a duo like Matt and Kim, The Tings Tings, etc., who would you guys ideally be?
Oh boy, those are both such great duos! We adore the Ting Tings and their talent for infectious pop rhythms but we definitely relate to the relentless enthusiasm that Matt and Kim have. Ideally we would love to be more of a DJ duo like the Twelves, doing some of the best mixes and remixes out there and creating original music. It's something for us to strive for.

What's the worst request you guys have gotten?
Actually the worst requests we get are for the song we just played — it happens more often than you might think. Both of us really like to play requests — as a DJ it is often a nice challenge to fit something unexpected into the flow.

What's the ideal outfit to wear while dancing to indie rock and pop? Spandex?
For our money, nothing expresses that look better than the Justice video for D.A.N.C.E. with all the different indie t-shirts. We think the indie ethic is that anything goes if you have the attitude to pull it off ... but when in doubt you can't go wrong with a funky pair of sunglasses.

What's something people shouldn't do during your sets?
Don't wear uncomfortable shoes!

415-241-0202

"The Booty Bassment": The Booty Bassment

Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
The Knockout 3223 Mission, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Thank whatever cosmic entity you like that Booty Bassment is still going strong in San Francisco. While other mix masters may act like they'll bring some of your favorite guilty pleasure club bangers to their parties, only to wimp out when comes down to it, Bassment's resident DJs, Ryan Poulsen and Dimitri Dickinson, drop Top 40 hit after infectiously terrible Top 40 hit practically all night long — and it's awesome. These guys have carved one of the most fun, most uninhibited dancefloors in San Francisco in the Knockout's lovably dingy environment. Need to get low with Lil John? Want to show your love for California with 2Pac and Dr. Dre? Looking to give your friends hugs with 50 Cent? Booty Bassment's got you covered. 415-550-6994

Badu Day Party

Sat., June 15, 1 p.m.
The Midway 900 Marin, San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch


Dj Lo Down Loretta Brown Aka Erykah Badu w/ Dj Talib Kweli

Steampunk Masquerade Block Party

Sat., June 15, 1 p.m.
Public Works 161 Erie, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights


w/ DJ Dan, The Scumfrog, Crussen 415-932-0955

MNML:FUN

Sat., June 15, 9 p.m.
Underground SF 424 Haight, San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

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w/ Count + Dragon and Loic Tambay 415-864-7386

Kafana Balkan

Sat., June 15, 9 p.m.
Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell, San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin


w/ Inspector Gadje feat. Vlado Pupinoski 415-861-2011

Wicked

Sat., June 15, 10 p.m.
The Great Northern 119 Utah, San Francisco South of Market


w/ Garth, Markie, Jeno, Thomas 415-626-7001

Brohug

Sat., June 15, 10 p.m.
Audio 316 11th St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights


w/ Shdws, Elisuh b2b BruhBruhBruv 310-869-3364

"The Queen Is Dead: A Tribute to the Music of Morrissey & The Smiths": The Queen Is Dead

Third Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
Milk Bar 1840 Haight, San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

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w/ DJ Mario Muse & guests 415-387-6455

"New Wave City": New Wave City

Third Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
Cat Club 1190 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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w/ DJs Skip & Shindog 415-703-8964

"Golden"

Third Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
Laszlo 2532 Mission, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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DJs Zita & Dmadness spin hip-hop, soul, and reggae. 415-648-7000

"Device": Device

Third Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
S.F. Eagle 398 12th St., San Francisco South of Market

"Beatpig": Beatpig

Third Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
Powerhouse 1347 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

"Non Stop Bhangra": Non Stop Bhangra

Third Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
Public Works 161 Erie, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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w/ resident DJs Jimmy Love, Dholrhythms dance troupe, more (in the main room) 415-932-0955

"Gameboi S.F.": Gameboi SF

Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 p.m.
Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell, San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin

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w/ VJ LaRock 415-861-2011

"Candy Rain": Candy Rain

First and Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
F8 1192 Folsom, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Pura

Saturdays
1015 Folsom 1015 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Hip Hop, Top 40 415-991-1015

Family Skate Session

Saturdays, 3-5:30 p.m.
Church of 8 Wheels 554 Fillmore, San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

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All ages roller skating party with skate instructors available for kids. 415-752-1967

"Bistrotheque"

Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Cafe Flore 2298 Market, San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

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w/ DJ Ken Vulsion 415-621-8579

Badlands Video Dance Club

Ongoing, 8 p.m.
SF Badlands 4121 18th St., San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

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415-626-9320

"Saturgay": Saturgay

Saturdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Q Bar 456 Castro, San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

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w/ DJ Stanley Frank 415-864-2877

"Bootie S.F.": Bootie S.F.

Saturdays, 9 p.m.
DNA Lounge 375 11th St., San Francisco South of Market

Buy Tickets$10-$20

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415-626-1409

Club Raven - Throwbacks & More

Saturdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Raven 1151 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

Buy Tickets$10


Video DJ Mark Andrus spinning throwback music videos & more! 415-431-1151

80's and 90's Throwback Party

Saturdays, 9 p.m.
The Lister 77 Cambon Drive, San Francisco Lake Merced

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w/ DJs and MCs 415-584-4445

"Bounce!": Bounce!

Saturdays, 9 p.m.
Lookout 3600 16th St., San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

La Bota Loca

Saturdays, 9 p.m.
Club 21 2111 Franklin, Oakland Downtown Oakland

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Gay Latino cowboy theme night, with Norteña, banda, cumbia, and more. 510-268-9425

"Pura": Pura

Saturdays, 9 p.m.
1015 Folsom 1015 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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