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This Sunday, at Public Works, some of the biggest figures in the Mezcal world will be  celebrating Mexico’s greatest spirit through tastings, art, music, and a series of exclusive discussions of the hottest topics in the mezcal world. Now, many of you may be familiar with the magical MEzcal drink, but in case you want to be a little more informed when you join us for the  MEZCAL : MEXICO IN A BOTTLE  event this Sunday 9/14 at Public Works SF, our friends over at Tastings have provided a nice little breakdown of Mezcal history…
“…Tequila, and its country cousin Mezcal, are made by distilling the fermented juice of agave plants in Mexico. The agave is a spiky-leafed member of the lily family (it is not a cactus) and is related to the century plant. By Mexican law the agave spirit called Tequila can be made only from one particular … Read more ›
It’s a beautiful day, San Francisco, but not as beautiful as this weekend will be. And the SF Weekly knows the deal. Yep, they gave us TWO shoutouts this week, throwing in Radio Slave and Maayan Nidam this Friday as well as Mr. Scruff Saturday on their list of top parties for the weekend. What’s more, they got a chance to chat with Radio Slave, real name Matthew Edwards ahead of the show. Read what writer Chris Zaldua had to say about both shows, and of course what Matthew Edwards spoke about.

Click to read SF Weekly’s ‘The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend’!
Tonight is the night you’ve been waiting for.

After the mass success of the Nicolas Cage Art Show a few months back in April, duo Ezra and Julia Croft are making it happen again in honor of the legendary Bill Murray.

Ghostbusters, Lost In Translation, Groundhog Day, Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic…obviously we all know Bill Murray from his impressive roster of cinematic favorites, but he’s so much more than that.

Bill Murray is like your crazy uncle, times a thousand. Hell, there’s even a website called Bill Murray Stories that is dedicated to incredulous tales of the shenanigans this man has been rumored to pull. His stint on Reddit’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread went viral with nuggets of gold like “Well, nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It’s kind of a shock. It’s kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light.” … Read more ›
Few producers and djs have what it takes to go the long haul. Still fewer are able to don new monikers and remain successful. Still even fewer are able to fully embody multiple musical personas and not water themselves down. Case in point….Green Velvet, or Cajmere, aka Curtis A Jone, head of the seminal house & techno imprints, Cajual and Relief. Starting his career off in the early nineties as Cajmere, Jones realized early on that he wanted to explore different sounds and needed a new way to bring it to his audience. And thus was born Green Velvet. When asked what the difference between Cajmere & Green Velvet, Jones answers, “Cajmere is more house-y, Green Velvet has more energy and techno. Three words for Cajmere: funky Chicago house. Three words for Green Velvet: what in the world?” 

Check it

Cajmere – It’s time for the Percolator

Green Velvet – Shake and Pop

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Yeah, it’s a given. Mark Farina and the rest of the performers we have lined up for Made in SF — Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz (Afrolicious), Deejay Theory (Tormenta Tropical / Faction Sound), the 29th Street Swingtet, Uni and her Ukulele – might be the main attractions, but there’s a whole other world we’re bringing in that makes this Saturday even more enticing. FOOD, and a lot of it. Delicious delicious eats provided by ZeroCater. To get you salivating for Saturday, we put together this gallery of a few of the menu items you’ll see.

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We know it’s still about a week away, but we’re getting restless: Magda hits the stage here at Public Works Aug. 1, alongside Listed’s Mark Slee, Mossmoss and Vincenzo. Ahead of the night, we bring you a semi-recent set by Slee back when he opened for Lee Burridge here last year!

Read the full interview with him on mybeatFix and listen to the podcast below!

This Sunday sees the return of SUNIGHT, a gathering dedicated to exploring ambient, abstract and downtempo music in 8 CHANNEL SURROUND SOUND … Yep, you read right…utilizing an 8-channel Ambisonic Sound System. An intimate event, Sunight aims to rejuvenate you and immerse you in familial good vibes. And, as we all know deep down, ambient music is actually good for you …Our friends at Synthtopia break it down ..

From Synthopia …
“According to research presented at the American Society of Hypertension’s Twenty Third Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition (ASH 2008), listening to just 30 minutes of rhythmically homogeneous music every day can significantly reduce high blood pressure.
By rhythmically homogeneous, they mean music with little or no variation in rhythm; they tested with classical music and Indian raga music, but the research offers some medical validation to Stephen Halpern‘s pioneering new age music, Brian Eno’s ambient music (which … Read more ›