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Chicago's Scions

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Chicago spin doctors Flosstradamus, whose Scion Sampler dropped at last month's SXSW, graced the stage at Mezzanine last week to celebrate the URB Next 100 issue. San Francisco's own DJ Vin Sol opened.


DJ AM's Birthday Bash

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

DJ AM was in the house at Mezzanine last Friday. Special guests included reality TV star and +44 drummer Travis Barker as well as heroin-chic hipster Mickey Avalon.


Trashy Moped

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Texan natives Adam Behrens and Thomas Turner are Ghostland Observatory, which turned out two albums in less than a year on Turner's Trashy Moped label. According to Seattle Weekly (Aug. 9, 2006), "The albums are manna for the funk-starved indie public still anticipating the Rapture's sophomore disc, and are novel enough to catch the fawning affections of KEXP-FM (90.3) like a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah B-side." The duo were at Mezzanine last Saturday for Noise Pop.

Getting Happy at Diesel

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

As part of the jam-packed Noise Pop festivities, Diesel and The Fader hosted a happy hour last Friday featuring dj sets by The Dandy Warhols and DJ Morse Code.

Let the Good Times Roll

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Z-Trip, who's been featured in the movie Scratch, played to 500,000 people opening for the Rolling Stones at SARS-Stock in Toronto and headlined a tent at music fest-extravanganza Coachella, played to a full house at Ruby Skye's Mardi Gras Madness.

Solid Grooves

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

According to, Switch (aka Solid Groove and aka Dave Taylor)—who headlined at Mezzanine last Thursday—has "tracks that cover all bases from hip-hop to twisted afro through to the jackin' house music he is currently finding fame with." SF's own house and techno DJ Claude VonStroke rounded out the night along with Qzen and James of Moxie.

Switch (aka Solid Groove)

Getting Technoloambient

Detroit-based techno producer and DJ Carl Craig introduced Demon Days Club Night (a series of electronic music events launched in September 2005) to the West Coast with his session at Mezzanine last Friday. Norwegian-born DJ Lindstrom was Craig's special guest.

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Carl Craig


Weird Science at Club Six's Dark Room

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Richie Panic


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