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Ten Questions for Popscene SF DJ Aaron Axelsen

Aaron Axelsen has a knack for knowing what’s next. The trend-savvy DJ is the brain trust behind Popscene, a production and booking company that brings hundreds of world-class acts that are about to hit it big to intimate San Francisco venues on a weekly basis. In the last couple months alone Axelsen booked Geographer, Banks, and the Fratellis (among even more acts), and way back in 2012, he took a chance on an Irish teen named Ella Yelich-O’Connor, although these days you might know her by a different name—Lorde.

The Weeknighter: Elbo Room

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Party Blotter: Music to Keep You Dancing All Night

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It’s official – California is facing a major drought crisis. Of water, that is. Not parties.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

In honor of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, let’s remember one of his greatest lines from one of cinema’s finest studies on the music business, Almost Famous: “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool.” (h/t to Slate for the reminder).

In Photos: Seven Days of San Francisco Music

This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene the past seven days...

This Week in Local Music News

Let your freak flag fly: It’s the return of the Space Lady! Her Elbo Room performance is a ways off (March 14), but this past week I was listening to KUSF-in-Exile (technically getting renamed San Francisco Community Radio) when I discovered the weirdest, but most lovely sounding cover of Steppenwolf’s ‘Born to be Wild’.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Grammys have you pumped for some live music? After seeing Kendrick Lamar go HAM with Imagine Dragons, we’re thirsty for more moments of artistic brilliance. Let's just watch that one more time.

The Weeknighter: Kilowatt

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Party Blotter: Music to Keep You Dancing All Night

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2014 has barely just begun, but our party calendar is already off to a very good start. One shocking bit about this Party Blotter is there’s no techno to be found–just house, synthpop, and disco, in fact.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Have you guys seen Google’s interactive graphic charting how music has stood the test of time, showing how artists and genres have risen and fallen in popularity? It’s maddeningly intriguing.

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