As a promoter who often DJs his own events, Luis Reader, aka Papa Lu, is involved in every aspect of his parties. He began his career in 2002, promoting hip-hop shows. But his latent passion for house music was awakened after attending a local party called Remedy, which featured regular sets by the ... More >>
Heads-up! It's almost Friday, are you ready for fun? Don't answer that, because even if you are, we've got another full round-up of parties for you to look through. This time around we're keeping things no-nonsense, simple, and streamlined, with some sure-shot events you wont want to miss. So, read ... More >>
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 felt it was only right to devote a chunk of word ... More >>
The Red Bull Thre3style Contest, featuring DJs D-Sharp, Dstrukt, J. Espinosa, Mei-Lwun, and Richie Panic Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 The Independent Better Than: Being stuck in a crowded arena of people sucking on pacifiers wondering whether you are baby-sitting or just better off never going out again ... More >>
Growing up during the height of the '90s Bay Area turntablism movement, local DJ Bryan Boogie decided to save his lunch money to buy equipment from RadioShack at the age of 12. While locals Q-bert, Mix Master Mike, and Apollo were dazzling in DMC battles, Boogie instead found himself drawn to house ... More >>
[Editor's note: Ahead of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas -- of which we'll be bringing you full coverage -- we thought it'd be a good idea to make sure everyone's up to speed on Electronic Dance Music 101. This post comes courtesy of our sister blog in L.A., West Coast Sound. Ke ... More >>
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 is showing its support for local DJ Mark Farina with this "Team Farina" flyer. "My liai ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
Jane's AddictionGoogle's I/O developer conference is in town, which means all sorts of magical things are happening -- like brand-new cloud-locker music services appearing right out of thin air! Er, well -- a possibly more magical occurrence: A live performance from Jane's Addiction perfor ... More >>
Sean Hayes @ the Independent 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 acoustic aesthetic, but he manages to further m ... More >>
Over Halloween weekend there's no shortage of options for the costumed club-goer. But if you're into supporting a local celeb behind the decks, it's hard to beat a gig where Miguel Migs is the main attraction. The founder of Salted Music has spent most of this decade making a name for house music ... More >>
Cream of Mushroom: Mark FarinaBack 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 provided t ... More >>
Joshua BrottBassnectar You know it. I know it. And apparently the rest of the world knows it too: SF DJs rule. A plethora of local DJs are among the nominees for America's Best DJ, a DJ Times- sponsored competition whose closing party takes place September 12 at Rain nightclub (in the Palms casino) ... More >>
Kruder & Dorfmeister If you're a jet-setting electronica-listening baller, or you just happen to be in the Miami area in late March, you won't want to miss SF-based indie Om's annual Winter Music Conference bash, Om:Miami, on March 28. The ridiculously fat lineup is studded with both Om artists ... More >>
House of Om (Om Records)
Or, at least, people we like
Live at Om
We asked two local musicians to sound off on the latest and greatest from their fellow practitioners.
Cunning linguist Radioactive drops by "Tru Skool"; Philly's King Britt heats up Club Six; and Mark Farina and Derrick Carter double-team the decks at Mezzanine.
Valentine's Day Listings
NPR comes to Oakland! That's "Neighborhood Public Radio," in case you didn't know.
San Francisco Sessions V4: Soundtrack to the Soul
There's no way to show all the deviltry from this year's SF Weekly Music Awards gala. But here's a hot peek.
Americana DJ/Selector/Turntablist Electronic/Electro Hard Rock/
Metal Hip Hop/Rap Jazz Latin/
International Lifestyle Music New Genre/Beyond Pop Punk Rock/Indie Rock Soul/Funk/ R&B
If music be the brandy of the damned, then we're drunk off our asses
After more than a decade as San Francisco's signature house DJ, Mark Farina delivers his long-awaited debut album
Live house band Dubtribe Sound System gets older, wiser, and imperial