This weekend a large, organized mob will occupy Treasure Island. But unlike some other occupations going on in the country, this one is in the name of music — the annual Treasure Island Music Festival arrives this Saturday and Sunday. The festival is an obvious highlight of the weekend, but don't let it steal your attention away from the action happening in the city proper. In particular, this weekend's offerings include two high profile anniversaries and a unique opportunity to take in the full spectrum of bass music in a single evening. Read on for the full scoop.
Friday, October 14
Where: 1015 Folsom
When: 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Why: It's going to be a huge party with a common theme of heavy bass. Headlining the event is second-wave dub producer Mad Professor. Known for his collaborative works — which have featured such diverse figures as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Massive Attack, and Sade — the Professor specializes in a kind of updated and digitized dub music that has been highly influential in the recent evolutions of the genre. Check out this video of him dubbing it up in his studio. Joining the bill in the upstairs Lights Down Low room is a trio of some of the most influential artists in bass music today. Check out Kingdom's recent single “Take Me feat. Naomi Allen,” Brenmar's “Taking it Down,” and Round Table Knights' remix of Beni's “It's a Bubble.”