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The Rise of the Female DJ

For a long time, it's been a man's world in the land of electronic music. But not anymore. Meet three DJ divas who are breaking that trend on dance floors in San Francisco and beyond.

DJ Duo Digitalism Plays Mezzanine Wednesday Night

With awkward office holiday parties in full swing and another week with the relatives looming, you just might need a little therapeutic escape to the dance floor. No need to wait for the weekend, the perfect reprieve occurs this Wednesday night at Mezzanine.

SF Sound Architect Tycho Building Buzz, Plays Independent Saturday

 Odds are, you don’t know Tycho, which is fine. But perhaps you know Scott Hansen, the San Francisco-based sound/visual artist behind the crypticism. He resides happily below the radar, where his sonic permutations can grow and change however his muse dictates.

Holy Ghost! and Jessica 6 Sound Off at Slim's

There are few better endorsements in the world of electronica than an opening gig for LCD Soundsystem (obligatory “long live James Murphy” mention) and/or Aussie dance party heroes Cut Copy. Theirs is the word of godly dance saints, so it was written, or possibly decreed, probably rumored, until death do us part, amen, the father, the son, and—

LovEvolution Crosses the Bay to the Oakland Coliseum

The sun refused to shine, but nobody seemed to care as LovEvolution took over the grounds at the Oakland Coliseum last Sunday. Glitter, glamour, and glitz ruled as attendees danced to electronic acts like The Glitch Mob, Pendulum, and Rob Garza (who you’ll recognize from the always amazing and talented ensemble Thievery Corporation). The largest single-day electronic dance music festival in the United States made a fantastic comeback after a bumpy 2010, when arguments over its location resulted in the event’s cancellation. With stars like world-renowned talent Moby headlining the bill, you can be sure LovEvolution will carry on in Oakland for years to come. 

 

Legendary Hüsker Dü Rocker, Producer (and Now Author) Bob Mould Begins A New Career Chapter

It’s back to forward thinking for Bob Mould, who spent the better part of the last two years testing his hindsight vision. The alt-rock trailblazer-turned-electronica champion recently finished writing his autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody, a process that put him in the odd position of reflecting back on a life spent mostly considering his next move. Mould, who has been living in San Francisco for the past two years, will treat his adopted hometown to a public conversation with fellow proto-punk artist Shepard Fairey on Tuesday, Sept. 20 as part of City Arts & Lectures.

Gorillaz Tix On Sale Friday 10 a.m.

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are back from a long hiatus with Gorillaz' highly anticipated third studio album Plastic Beach. Featuring the likes of Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, De La Soul, Little Dragon and more, this one is poised to be their best yet. And with Gorillaz' track record of sold-out performances, our guess is that you'll have about a hot second to get tix. So, get up early, grab a coffee and be on Live Nation's site before the official sale starts at 10 a.m. Friday morning, 8/6.

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