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Friday, November 30, 2001
>>_TIME TO GET ILL: FEVER AND CHILLS
this SATURDAY, 12.01.2001...
we bring you ***fever & chills***
an eclectic, electric, ecstatic evening from 9pm-5 in the morn...
...at MELTING POINT STUDIO, 1340 BRYANT ST., SAN FRANCISCO...
DJs include: Dragn'fly, Amber, Sir Nod, Pimprock, Jawa, and Rodent...
...music includes: techno, trance, d&b, ebm, whatever else they plan on playing...
18 and older may come, those ID'd as 21 and up can drink at the bar...
$7<11 and $10>11...
misc. details: this very cool space is an art gallery and sculpture
garden (located between division and 15th streets), with a maximum capacity
around 200-ish. there'll be plenty of space to get your groove on, and plenty
of space to be lazy and chill. besides your standard bar stuff, there will
be other treats, like fruit & candy.
Friday, November 23, 2001
>>_TONIGHT: SAUNTER IN TO THE SALOON
I'm the 'tween band DJ tonight at the Covered Wagon Saloon, 9pm - 2am. I've been unable to get exact band names handy, but my understanding is that it's a night of space rock bands. You know, rock with a theme.
Details should be in this weeks "Guardian."
I've started working with a great band called Sci-Fi
as their gig DJ. They won't be performing tonight, but check out their site to get an idea of what tonight might sound like. SCI-FI:
Covered Wagon Saloon
917 Folsom Street, at Fifth Street (974-1585)
Bus 12, 27. Open 4.30pm-2am. No credit cards. 21+
Two rooms and a bar, the CW is no place to go if you can't stand to sweat. The interior and live music run towards grunge.
>>_SATURDAY: SISTER SF RESIDENCY AT 26 MIX
The last saturday of every month, SISTER showcases whole beats and breakbeats at the Mission's sound bar. Always an all-female lineup! I'm closing, so see me from 12:40 - 2am.
SISTER at 26 Mix
DJs: Amber, Spirolab, CK
3024 Mission at 26th st (Mission District)
9pm-2am, 21+ with ID.
Wednesday, November 21, 2001
>>_THREE NIGHTS, THREE GIGS
Things are definitely picking up. Some upcoming weekends are laying it on thick, and this is one of them. All events are 21+.
Thurs (gobble!) 11/22 - Cybernetic Dreamscape (Sacramento) grand opening!
Friday 11/23 - Space rock at the Covered Wagon (SF). I'm DJing between bands.
Saturday 11/24 - Sister SF residency at 26 Mix (SF)
>>_PICTURES THAT ROCK
Fun pictures from a hard rock houseparty
last Saturday at Zephyr Zaal. The band rocked, the great concert tees rocked, we rocked.
>>_CYBERNETIC DREAMSCAPE OPENING NIGHT!
SOUL TRAVELLER PRODUCTIONS is proud to bring you a new attitude for the Sacramento Club scene...
...Starting Nov.22.2001, Every Thursday.
:Trance and House Room:
:Breaks and Jungle Room:
Located at 705 J St. at Ricci's in downtown Sacramento.
Two Fully Loaded Bars. Must be 21+ To Enter
$7.00 Cover Charge for the first hour
$10.00 After 11PM
Friday, November 16, 2001
>>_AND MORE PICS YET...
These great pictures come courtesy of a partygoer I met only briefly at the party, who later remembered to send me the pictures from the event! It's that kind of quality service that brings you to the enjoyable
moment you're about to have.Fencesitter's Costume Ball
- October 26
>>_FROM THE CORE:NRG CREW
Ever After is an After Party for ANY event that takes place on Saturday November 17th, 2001 Come enjoy after hour entertainment from our line up of Dj's and dance the night away. This Oakland event is sure to blow your mind and leave you with an ending that will seem, happily Ever After…..
EVER AFTER ------------------------------>
$6 before 2am, $10 after 2am - or -
$8 after 2am with a Ticket Stub from any party that goes on the
same night - or -
$5 anytime with a Cassiopeia (11/10 event) ticket stub
Your djs will be...
. Michael Liu Vs. Hydroponik
. Carlos Alfonso
. + more tba
INFO LINE **415-273-5170**
Tuesday, November 13, 2001
SISTER SF gets nominated for best girl site by girlmedia.com!!! See nominees and vote here.
>>_THE LABELS I LOVE
I was recently put to the task of assembling a list of preferred record
labels. (Thanks, Jon!) If you're looking for the hard tracks, here's a
list of labels that I own or admire--and what a cheery list of names it
ACID TEST, BIONIC ORANGE, BRAIN, DOSE, EDM, EVE, EVERLASTING, HAVOK,
HYDRAULIX, INFECTED, LEYPZIK RECORDS, PHOENIX UPRISING, STAY UP FOREVER,
VOLTAGE CONTROLLED FREQUENCIES (VCF), ADDITIVE, BXR, CANNON, EFADRINE,
HAZCHEM, PUBLIC HOUSE, SMITTEN, TRACID TRAXXX, 4x4, DIP, DREHSCHIEBE,
FROSCHKONIG, OVERDOSE, TELICA
>>_MORE OF THE ELEMENT FLOURINE
Tuesday, November 13th
DJs: Amber, Ohm, kHz, and Kir Kryyn.
9pm - 1:30am, $2.00 all night.
Fluorine is located at 736 Washington St. in Oakland.
Dinner before 10, drinks all night long. All ages, 21+ w/ ID for the
For more information, feel free to hit the Fluorine website
Sunday, November 11, 2001
>>_HERE COMES THE AUDIO
I now have Sony's most powerful portable minidisc recorder. This means music. This means recordings of live sets, easily and frequently. This means you can rock like it's Saturday night at 2am on Tuesday afternoon at 3pm.
The hardest bone in the body is called the petrous. It is a small bone in the ear. Humans evolved with this bone to deal with the likes of me.
>>_TWO NEW PICS
Postcard-worthy images to share this week. No particular topic, so I tossed them into the various directory."Prepare to stop when amber flashing"
(courtesy of Steph, as seen in Canada)"Eric drives 115mph"
(Courtesy of Eric, as seen at Mt. St. Helens)
>>_EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN, INCLUDING THIS SATURDAY
If you just can't get enough of that juicy dark stuff, I have a fine event for you this Saturday. I'm very excited to see such a diverse lineup of sounds and artists in one place--it should be an industrious night of thick music.
Sat Nov 10 9p-3a [18 & OVER]
the dark side of TECHNO TRANCE INDUSTRIAL EBM dnb ALT ROCK plus fire dancing!
--> DARK CITY DJS
AMBER (sister sf/epiphany)
CYR (lost tribe/illuminaughty)
RITTER GLUCK (infinite kaos/dna)
R3 ACH (a.r.m./fnf)
SHINDOG (nwc/ballroom blitz)
JOE RADIO (death guild)
PIMPROCK (assimilate/burning chrome)
JAWA (burning chrome)
LOCATION: -----> CHEVIL ATE, OAKLAND
COVER: $10 advance ticket or with this invite $12 at the door otherwise
ADVANCE TICKETS: $10 advance tickets available at will call on Sat Nov 10
INFORMATION: email@example.com, 510.569.7607x8
Friday, November 02, 2001
>>_MORE PICSHarmony 6 Year Anniversary
at the dance studio space on Conneticut in
SF. (Funny how we hold spaces dear and remember them...) A surprise
resurgence in the family-focused style Harmony party--it was a good
night. Unfortunately, I didn't take enough pictures, but these do
capture some of my lesser-seen buddies.
>>_GIMME PROMOS, OK?
Send me your promo mixes and tell your buddies to get me something too!
I have more and more opportunity to get gigs for others, so I'm going to
work to set deserving folks up. This is for DJs at all skill levels and
in all genres.
Somewhat related, I'm also going to be adding a promo mix review page to
my website. You'll see that and more in upcoming site upgrades.
This Saturday night is Sandwiches. This event is long sold-out, but the
good news is I offered the tickets here on the list right when they came
out, so chances are everyone interested has tickets in hand. I hope!
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