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Club Music Maestro Juan MacLean DJing Public Works Saturday

Purveyors of groundbreaking, intelligent dance music like LCD Soundsystem, Hercules & Love Affair and YACHT, DFA Records knows how to get the party started, and house DJ Juan MacLean is no exception. If you're looking to get your sweat on this weekend, look no further than the club maestro's set at Public Works this Saturday, the 22nd.

UnderCover Music Project Gets 100 Local Musicians to Perform & Record The Pixies' "Doolittle"

A cool new music project that involves over 100 Bay Area musicians has been gathering steam lately. A few months ago, some 40 local music artists (including Liz Phair and Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind) got together at Coda Jazz Supper Club to completely transform the classic album The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Free Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees & Bare Wire Show @ Public Works December 11

Well, here's a pre-holiday treat: Rum company Sailor Jerry is gifting us with a FREE  Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees and Bare Wires concert on December 11. Score.

What do you have to do to get in? Just cross those fingers and click here. 161 Eerie Street is where our favorite new Mission chill spot Public Works hides, so there will be plenty of space for you to punch the air and shuffle those feet.

Need a primer? Download local guitar wizards Thee Oh Sees' The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In (Castleface/Tomlab), Bare Wires' jittery, loved-up punk style on Seeking Love (Castleface) and the Black Lips' (who are known to let their freak flags fly live) Good Bad Not Evil (Vice).

DJs Take Over Public Works This Saturday Night

If the East Bay gets too crazy to make it out to the Oakland Art Murmur tonight, get your arts fix at one of our favorites, the very multi-faceted Public Works, this Saturday, November 6th. Take in new works by Nathan Richard Phelps in a collection called Exuberance and dance the night away with fresh DJs who excel in hip hop, dance and dubstep beats.

The Week in Local Music News

Psychic Handbook talks Blue Velvet, inner peace and West Oakland with the San Francisco Chronicle [via San Francisco Chronicle]

San Francisco newest live music space Public Works opens in the Mission; Mount Kimbie, Mary Anne Hobbs and Party Effects and more lined up for the club's inaugural weekend [via Public Works]

Public Works: New Art Comes to the Mission

Just what the Mission needs—another art offbeat gallery. But with the opening of Public Works, the neighborhood's hipsters are going to get a taste of something different (we'll call it Mission meets SoMa). The new multipurpose space is a gallery, bar, artist's workshop, and community room, with the goal of bringing underground scenes and styles together under one roof and promoting some of the Bay Area's most creatively-oriented nonprofits.

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