Some people just don’t know….so…..Tell em Mister Saturday Night


( These rules also apply for the MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT / DANCE MANIA PARTY at Public Works)


1. First and foremost, enjoy yourself.
2. At the door, keep in mind that the cover is really the cover. Everyone likes a deal, but throwing parties has its costs, and we need your help to make it happen. If you’re supposed to be on the guest list but you’re not, don’t give the doorman a hard time. He’s heard a lot of stories, and though yours might be true, the only thing he has to go on is what’s in front of him. (Truth be told, we don’t often have a guest list anyhow.)
3. Please don’t bring your own drinks into the party. Drinks at the bar are cheap anyway.
4. Be nice to everyone. Obviously. Tip well. Say excuse me if you bump into … Read more ›
As nerdy as this town as, it’s about to get a whole lot nerdier next week when the Game Developer’s Conference hits San Francisco. Over 23,000 programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games will gather in our fair city to exchange ideas and shape the future of the gaming industry. And, as with any conference wrath its salt, there are a bevy of meet-ups, events, and gatherings happening throughout the city in addition to the conference itself. Public Works is proud to play host to A Current Circus :

** Limited tickets, open bar 8-10pm for GDC attendees, book now / details HERE

Current Circus invites you to an interactive party – come play, dance or mingle and enter a new world where the music is transformed by the audience and our international musicians and DJ lineup.
The event brings together … Read more ›
On the heels of his third album, The Light Fantastic, Dutch house producer and DJ Tom Trago is in the midst of a North American tour that drops into Public Works’ and We Are Isis’ Saturday shindig. Released last fall, The Lights Fantastic was a return to Trago’s roots on the dancefloor.

“I tried to return to the style I was doing on Voyage Direct, so dancefloor beats with deeper impact,” Trago explains.. “I was trying to make tracks that work on the dancefloor, but also move your heart.”

With the album’s success, we welcome Trago back into our homey loft – always leaving room for his awesome hats. Check out a preview of the album below, and click HERE to buy tickets for Saturday.

There was a time when art was solely the luxury of the wealthy. It’s really only been in the last 50 years that art has become a ubiquitous pursuit available to the every(wo)man. Where commissioned paintings were once the purview of lavish parlorS or well-maintained museums, the access to materials and resources have basically made the whole world a giant canvas. From crochet-bombing bike racks to community-center murals, art has confidently taken its place among the awnings and sidewalks of the worlds, becoming part and parcel of its environment. And while perusing back alleys and forgotten subway tunnels for graffiti is fun and exciting, it just doesn’t really work, having to muster up those latent ninja skills and spelunking fantasies to go see some art. Enter WANDERART, a startup dedicated to “…building a database of art in the public space and helping people find all the amazing art that’s … Read more ›
Richie Hawtin’s Minus (M-nus) Records has forged the way for a number of artists, shedding some light on talented techno producers globally. Among them, Argentine Barem and U.S.’s own Troy Pierce. Since Pierce has also built up his own Items & Things imprint alongside Magda and Marc Houle, inevitably a techno powerhouse. Coming together for a night of what promises to encompass strikingly minimal yet driving tunes, Public Works bring you both M-nus stars. Here we give you a little info on each:

Hometown: Buenos Aires
Years Producing: 10
Labels: Minus, Foundsound Records
Upcoming gigs:Public Works, BLKMARKET NYC, NOrad in Denver and Treehouse Miami
Recent set:

Troy Pierce
Hometown: Muncie, Indiana
Labels: Minus, Items & Things
Upcoming gigs: Public Works, Treehouse in Miami, Robert Johnson in Frankfurt
Recent set:

Nobody (Elvin Estela), has been a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene since the early 1990s, first as a producer for many of the premier emcees at the Good Life Cafe/Project Blowed, and then as a remixer, producer, and important member of the global electronic and indie-rock communities such as Low End Theory. He has worked with, remixed and toured in support of the Postal Service, Prefuse 73, The Mars Volta, Aceyalone, Mia Doi Todd, and many others. His releases for Ubiquity and Plug Research have garnered him not only critical praise, but the clout to define and redefine his sound as he sees fit. His productions effortlessly flow from the hip-hop themes of his early career to the psychedelia and rock motifs of his most recent work, and his vast musical vocabulary allows him to deliver with each and every mix.

Given that it’s gray and rainy today , … Read more ›
An international dialogue between SPAIN&USA
Four new visions of art as a process and art as a product.
Four artists who are maintaining an international virtual dialogue
Artists from the Southeast of Spain (Almería) ­- ­a land bathed with a special light, a land
often times overlooked, and stigmatized for its provinciality – ­maintain an international dialogue
about the possibilities of art in the 21st century.

Art by:

Manu Muñoz

Francisco Uceda

Jesús Zamarrón
Paco de la Torre
Curator: Betty Bigas
Opening Friday April 18th, 2014
6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103