The Armory Bar may be a best kept secret (with its swanky lounge feel and cozy basement) and this week it plays host to Fest Gegen's event Shanghaied. It offers an excellent pregaming option for the many options up for grabs on this Friday night. It promises a techno and house laden alternative to the usual St. Patrick's Day festivities with Rose Auravide, DpeshMo & Cielux, and Lazer Beahm on the bill.
Parameter & Surface Tension just aren’t slowing down in bringing high-octane, interesting techno to San Francisco. This week that means Perc. He has released on every major techno label, from Kompakt to Drumcode to Ovum and CLR. See him in everyone’s favorite Void-laden basement at Monarch.
ANNA made her first trek to the US last fall, but she’s been known as a talent in her home country of Brazil for quite some time. Now based in Barcelona, she is traveling the world and bringing her dark and impressive brand of techno and tech house to San Francisco this Friday. She is well-appreciated for her outstanding track selection and her own analog-heavy solo productions (which have seen releases on Tronic, Terminal M, and Diynamic). If you’ve been to any major techno act in the last year, chances are good you’ve heard one of them, as she’s seen support from the likes of Pig & Dan, Deadmau5, Chris Liebing, and Richie Hawtin. Opening set by the always-excellent Alex Sibley (Intec Digital).
This forward-thinking event is heavy on Ghostly International alumni (Fort Romeau and Shigeto) and features immersive audio and visual elements and multiple rooms. This complex has been regularly hosting large scale music and art events making it a must-visit venue, and it’s well worth the trek. Shigeto is known for his skillfully crafted ambient and glitchy tunes, while Fort Romeau brings a disco sensibility to his well-composed deep house tracks. In addition to the music lineup, the event promises extensive artistic installations, robotics and more. As You Like It hosts the Gods and Monsters room and Manjumasi's Mark Slee will round out the lineup in ENVELOP.
Every Sunday WERD closes out your weekend at Monarch. It’s back this week, this time with a set from Qzen. She has successfully collaborated with John Tejada, Claude VonStroke, Sacha Robotti, and Dave Aju. Her diverse background includes techno, drum and bass, and being the dance music programmer for iTunes.
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