Fleetmac Wood is coming (you know…the international, lovingly-curated remix party dedicated to the the darlings of debauchery and epic vocal harmonies) and I can’t find my crystals OR my leather vest. It’s ok though, because all day, I dream of Stevie Nicks …. Catch the Fleetmac Wood folks channeling the spirits of Stevie, Christine, Lindsey, and Mick in the loft at Public Works this Saturday (bring your own gold dust and feathers) MORE INFO HERE  In case you need some spirit guidance… GIFSoup GIFSoup GIFSoup
He’s the biggest DJ in South Africa with an all-encompassing sound pulling the best elements from a variety of different genres. Black Coffee calls himself an artist, a music fan, a producer, a DJ, a businessman and a family man. Boasting four studio albums and a slew of awards, Black Coffee is a world-touring artist, hitting the best venues and festivals around the globe, all while managing his own imprint Soulistic Music.

Ahead of his show this Friday at Public Works, Black Coffee was chosen as one of Mixmag’s Top Ten Labs of 2014. The Lab is the weekly Mixmag office party where the company live streams the world’s best DJs from London and LA.

Click HERE to check out the whole list and click HERE to buy tickets for Friday’s show.

It was inevitable…the Matrix that is. And the subsequent movement of glitchy, code-based art was also inevitable.

The art + tech mashup geniuses at Codame are teaming up with the folks at Public Works SF’s  Roll Up Gallery for an installation showcasing Bay Area artists that have been generating increasingly complex visual forms with tools that rely on open-source. They use programs such as Java [processes], C++, [OpenFrameworks, Cinder], GLSL, JavaScript and AS3. Yeah…mind blown, right? 
The ‘Art By Code” show will represent a sampling of an explosive field and draws on the latest in computer technology from such fields like fractals, algorithmic processes, software art, generative art, data visualization, 3-D software, and much more. MORE INFO






Everyone knows Seth Troxler is quite the character. The top DJ, producer is perpetually stirring up social media chaos, from naked promotional videos to whacked out interviews, bad-mouthing or actual meaningful critiques. Here we list the best Troxler moments — ones that basically left the Internet in pieces.

Catch Seth this Friday, Jan. 9 in celebration of SF local Dax Lee’s birthday celebration. Click HERE for tickets.

5. That time Seth got deep about the scene:
“Look, I’m generally really happy for everyone. I try to keep positive about all this craziness. But if you’re not critical of the culture you live in, and love, then you’re doing yourself and everyone around you a disservice. EDM plays host to a profound delusion about what electronic music and dance culture are. It’s ridiculous music, made by ridiculous, un-credible people.

In all honesty, I find it profoundly sad. We’re trying to move … Read more ›
“Wasted” solo exhibition by Gabriel Castellanos

Gabriel was born in 1980 and raised in the Bay Area. He has shown work throughout California over the last 9 years, this being his first solo exhibition. Not much for words, he uses art to describe his thoughts about being alive and human with a juxtaposition of bright colors, symbols of death, isolation, a bit of mayhem, fracturing, and secret love. To him, to sensationalize our existence is to undermine our true reality in a way that allows us to no longer fear being alive.


Curator: Betty Bigas

Opening Friday February 6th
6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery (Public Works)
161 Erie st.

CODAME presents “Art by Code” in conjunction with Roll up Gallery.
“Art by Code” is a triumph of human ingenuity and a tribute to artists who dare to imagine, invent, and test the limits.
Open Gallery: January 9th, 2015 – Closing Night: January 31st, 2105
Where: Roll up Gallery at The Public Works SF, 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA (map)
Artists: [soon to be announced] If interested showing your work,  get in touch with us by filling this Call for Artists form.

“Art by Code” gives us an insight into a changing cyber universe populated by artists who brave new frontiers with their computational skills, and go beyond the limits of commercial software to create their unique codes that center on ‘interactivity’ and ‘user’ experiences.

With “Art by Code” we aim to ignite the imagination of a new emerging generation and keep challenging the conventional ways of thinking about art and making art. The computer as the medium raises a … Read more ›
Jon Charnis is a name that surfaced after a whirlwind of a track — “Prophecy”, his own hit, released on Dixon’s Innervisions imprint. In the last two years, Jon has taken his success and run with it, releasing tunes on a slew of reputable labels from All Day I Dream to Supernature and Leftroom. Some eye-opening gigs nationally and internationally have established his place in the industry.

This Saturday we invite Jon Charnis back to Public Works as part of a hefty lineup for Distrikt’s Holidaze fundraiser alongside talents like Ben Seagren, Sabo and more. Ahead of the gig, Charnis releases an engulfing Sunday School Session mix.

Click HERE to buy tickets for Distrikt Holidaze Dec. 6.