Friday, November 20, 2009

Juan MacLean Album Contest!

The first 5 people to answer this question correctly will win a copy of The Juan MacLean's latest album, "The Future Will Come," plus some other cool goodies!!!

NOTE: You must be attending the show tonight at Mezzanine to be eligible to enter this contest since you must pick up your prize at the show.

QUESTION: What was the name of Juan's band in the 90's?

RESPOND via TWITTER by @replying @mezzanineSF


Get ready for a HAPPY HOUSE tonight!!


Monday, November 9, 2009

In Memoriam: Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs


It is with profound and acute sadness that we bid farewell to Jerry Fuchs, masterful drummer and loyal friend to many. Having earned admiration for his dexterous digits drumming for such bands as The Juan MacLean, !!!, Maserati, Holy Ghost!, LCD Soundsystem, Turing Machine, and the Martians, Jerry touched the lives of many people, not only with his musical prowess, but also thanks to his disarming authenticity and irresistibly fun-loving nature. A force of nature unto himself, he shall be sorely missed.

Due to this overwhelming tragedy, The Juan MacLean will NOT be performing as a band on November 20th as scheduled; however, the band's founder and frontman, Juan MacLean, will be appearing for an exclusive tribute DJ set to commemorate and honour the memory of his dear friend and bandmate. All proceeds will be donated to Jerry's family.

Further details regarding the benefit party will be released this week - please visit Going.com for the latest updates.

In the meantime, we send our sincerest condolences to Jerry's family, friends, loved ones, bandmates, and to the entire DFA crew. We only wish we could do more to console...to provide solace in some tangible form...

With heavy-hearts, we share a recent remix of The Juan MacLean's hit, "Happy House":



And a mere few highlights from his exhilarating performances...












NY Times Obituary

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Juan MacLean + Parallels >> November 20!!

Click below image for more info:



Prepare yourselves for The Juan MacLean's triumphant return to SF here at Mezzanine on November 20th!

We are thrilled to welcome the live band back after the epic, incendiary set they treated us to earlier this year - with music so euphoric one can't help but dance with reckless abandon -- to delirious oblivion -- The Juan MacLean's live disco dance party is a transformative experience!

Tickets HERE

Exclusive MP3 : The Juan MacLean - One Day (James Curd remix)

Our good friends at XLR8R wrote a nice preview HERE

Download an exclusive mix by The Juan MacLean for XLR8R HERE




The Juan Maclean LIVE at Mezzanine - June 6, 2009 from MEZZ RX on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Save SF Entertainment!


SAN FRANCISCO, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

MEET AT CITY HALL ON OCTOBER 26th
TO SAVE SAN FRANCISCO ENTERTAINMENT
AS WE KNOW IT!

Please help support night-time entertainment in SF by coming to a hearing on Monday, Oct 26 at 1pm in room 263 at City Hall!

A vocal group of ultra-conservative neighbors have banded with the anti-alcohol and anti-entertainment elements in the police department and the state alcohol control department to shut down night-time entertainment in San Francisco. This is a real threat. These people have come to hearings at City Hall and blamed night-time entertainment for violent crime, murder, prostitution, public urination and defecation and any host of problems that the city has been facing for decades. Never before have they been this strong and powerful, if you love going out at night, you need to show up and tell City Hall that we are not to be blamed for society's problems. We need you to show up at Monday's hearing and/or send an email of support now. Again, the hearing is next Monday, Oct 26 at 1pm in room 263 at City Hall.

The Entertainment Commission was created in 2002 to take responsibility for the granting and oversight of Entertainment and Late Night permits. Before the EC, these permits were all controlled by the police. Separating the authority was a way to give citizen stake-holders a place in the decisions around entertainment. Enforcement remained with the police, and the granting and oversight were given to the EC.

Two years ago the Mayor's office and the EC convened a "Night-time Safety Summit" to hear recommendations from the entertainment community and the Police Department on how to strengthen the role of the EC in rewarding well managed venues, and disciplining problem venues that were making the industry look bad. The legislation that is being heard on Monday comes from that summit.

Currently, the Entertainment Commission does not have much enforcement power: they just have the "big stick" of permit revocation, which is a very heavy-weight, expensive and time-consuming process. This hearing is about giving the EC the ability to write tickets for minor infractions, for example, to tell a venue to manage their line better without having to first let things get bad enough that revocation makes sense.

The strategy of the anti-night-life and anti-alcohol forces is to keep the Entertainment Commission toothless, because that makes them look ineffective. They think that if the EC continues getting bad press, SFPD will be able to take back unilateral control of permitting, which would be bad for night-life and bad for San Francisco.

So please show up and support this legislation that will allow the EC to do its job, out in the open, with accountability and citizen oversight! Don't let the prohibitionists wreck your city.

Whether you can make it to the hearing in person or not, we need you to send an email to the committee members of the Board of Supervisors who will be presiding on Monday. For example, something like this:

Subject: Support 1060/1070 without moratorium
To: gavin.newsom@sfgov.org, david.chiu@sfgov.org, bevan.dufty@sfgov.org, chris.daly@sfgov.org, sean.elsbernd@sfgov.org

Honorable Mayor and Board of Supervisor Committee members;

I support the strengthening of the Entertainment Commission. I do not support the moratoriums that will restrict the granting of special event permits because there is no proof that those special events are any problem.

I am a ___resident / employee / patron___ and I think that the entertainment venues in the city are safe, well run and that the Entertainment Commission does a good job managing all of them. The couple of problem venues will be required to fix their problems faster if the commission gets this additional power.

I pay taxes, live, work and play in San Francisco and believe that well managed entertainment of all types is vital for a city like ours. It is one of the reasons I choose to live here and not in the suburbs.

Sincerely,

___your name___
I live in ___your neighborhood___


If you are able to make it to the hearing on Monday, it would be helpful if you were willing to speak for a minute or two in support of the Entertainment community and the Commission that was set up to regulate it. Some suggested points to make:

Sunshine and fairness: The EC allows neighbors, the music community, and stake-holders an official, on-the-record forum for public input. The EC has taken venue licensing out of back rooms and into the public eye where it belongs.

Better neighbors / safer clubs: The EC holds venues accountable with fair, enforceable steps to become good neighbors. The EC has mandated more soundproofing, plus fire, electrical and building safety upgrades than at any other time in the city's history.

More local jobs: Venues are labor-intensive, and almost completely locally staffed. SF needs jobs!

Tough / fair enforcement of sound laws: EC staff test for sound complaints and ensure both compliance for neighbors, and fairness to venues. The EC's staff must be augmented, and given more enforcement power, a key issue on Monday.

Cheaper tickets: More venues means more shows, competition for artists and competitive pricing for customers.

Protect outdoor concerts, street-fairs: The EC has defended the city's unique locally operated fairs and festivals. They employ thousands, entertain hundreds of thousands and bring millions into city coffers, plus massive hotel and restaurant income.

Fair regulation: Every Week San Francisco hosts regional, national and international tourists who support our local economy. Hundreds of thousands of people come and go enjoying the sights, food and entertainment that this city is famous for with few problems. Keep that success and give the Entertainment Commission the authority to regulate the few problems that we do have.

I love going out: Tell them about your favorite venue and how often you go out. Tell them that you enjoy your time with friends listening to music and dancing, that you feel safe and secure, and thank the Entertainment Commission for doing its job.

I make my living from entertainment: If you work in the night-life industry, tell them about it! Give examples where you have seen the Entertainment Commission doing good work.

STAY IN THE LOOP>>>


Monday, October 5, 2009

FREE MUSIC>>Section 25, Chromeo, Raincoats, Nodzzz, Magic Bullets, etc!!!


At MEZZANINE...

FRIDAY = PART TIME PUNKS Mini-Fest!

8 PM - 3 AM

$20 Advance tix HERE

ft.
The Raincoats ("Animal Rhapsody" MP3)
Section 25 (Factory Records) ("Looking from a Hilltop" MP3)
Gang of Four DJ set ("To Hell With Poverty" MP3)
Savage Republic ("When All Else Fails" MP3)
Viv Albertine (the Slits)
Death Sentence: Panda! ("A+ Cannibal" + "Hidden Track" MP3)
Grass Widow ("Black Hole" + "Celebrate the Mundane" + "To Where" MP3)
Weave


SATURDAY = CHROMEO DJ KICKS Tour!

10 PM - 2 AM

$17 Advance tix HERE


What more do you want??


Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Raincoats >> the "Godmothers of Grunge"!

“Within a minute, they seem to have trashed every female stereotype in rock and roll… I was amazed” – Greil Marcus, ‘Rolling Stone’ 1980.

The Raincoats, seminal post-punk band, ‘godmothers of grunge’ and inspiration to a generation of riot grrrls, are celebrating over three decades of breaking rules and doing things the way they think they should be done with a film that maps the band from its formation in the late 1970s when Gina Birch met Ana da Silva, and their journey to becoming one of the most important underground bands Britain has ever produced. Made up of rare archive footage, much of it unseen, and a series of new interviews with people who knew the band in the late seventies as well as artists and musicians who have been affected or inspired by their work, The Raincoats, Fairytales – A Work in Progress documents how Ana and Gina, along with their manager Shirley O’Loughlin and the various musicians who flowed in and out of the band’s many formations, created a sound that, while inspired by punk and rock music that had come before, was uniquely and uncompromisingly powerful and female, and which has held a fascination over all those lucky enough to have stumbled across it. The famous story is of course that of Kurt Cobain travelling to the Rough Trade shop in Talbot Road in 1992 in an attempt to replace his worn out copy of The Raincoats LP, a trip that in the end led to reissues of the band’s back catalogue and the offer of a tour with Nirvana that sadly never took place. The Raincoats have always impressed; in 1980 John Lydon announced in Trouser Press, “Rock’n’Roll is shit…music has reached an all-time low – except for The Raincoats.”

The band’s first gig was in November 1977 and by 1978, with a line-up including Palmolive of The Slits and Vicky Aspinall, they were an all-female band. Rough Trade Records released the band’s first single, "Fairytale in the Supermarket"/ "In Love"/ "Adventures Close to Home" in May 1979 and the women went on their first tour. The Raincoats, Odyshape, The Kitchen Tapes and Moving had all been released by 1984 and Ana and Gina turned to solo projects. It wasn’t until 1994 that The Raincoats performed together again on stage, to celebrate the reissues of their albums and since then they have only made rare live appearances, most noteably at Robert Wyatt’s 2001 Meltdown where they performed as the four-piece we will see them as tonight – Ana and Gina are joined by Anne Wood on violin and Jean-Marc Butty on drums.

The Raincoats inspire in their fans a kind of generous enthusiasm and genuine respect that is rare and difficult to explain. Delia of the band Mambo Taxi put it best in the sleeve-notes to the 1993 reissue of Moving, “How do you explain love at first sight? How can I put into words how much I like The Raincoats without falling into a sea of superlatives? … I love them and I don’t care if it’s sycophantic because it’s true.”

-Nazmia Jamal

Friday, September 25, 2009

Part Time Punks >> OCTOBER 9th >> Post-Punk Legends in SF!!


Don't miss this one, kiddo!

PART TIME PUNKS
MINI-FEST

(Tickets HERE)













Featuring...

THE RAINCOATS>>>>








SECTION 25 >>>>




GANG OF FOUR -- DJ SET>>>>






SAVAGE REPUBLIC>>>>





VIV ALBERTINE (of THE SLITS)>>>>





WEAVE





MAGIC BULLETS




NODZZZ




DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Summerland at Mint Plaza!



FREE Music+Art+Food+Fashion FESTIVAL in downtown SF this Saturday!

All ages...70+ fashion designers, scrumptious food, live bands, DJs - the works!

Come on down! It's FREE!!










a teaser of tunes to come...

Eric Sebastian - Summer Mix 2009 by Eric Sebastian

Friday, September 11, 2009

ONE MAN PARTY music!

OMP - Stevie Nicks Heart Revision by Mezzanine | SF

OMP - Rough Cookie by Mezzanine | SF


September 17th at Mezzanine!

ONE MANY PARTY (i.e. Steve from Soulwax)
+
ALAN BRAXE (of Stardust fame)

tickets: GOING.COM














AND BRAXE, lest we not forget...


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

THE RAINCOATS+SECTION 25+GANG OF FOUR DJ SET!!!

Alright, alright...I know we've claimed that some of our events were "not to be missed" and awarded them the title of "epic"...

BUT...

THIS is the REAL DEAL.

The word "legendary" doesn't even do this event justice.

Here's the scoop:


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vincent Gallo + Sean Lennon >> TONIGHT >> Red Devil Lounge!







VINCENT GALLO & SEAN LENNON

plus The Ghost of a Saber Toothed Tiger

Wednesday!
August 12!
8:00 PM
at Red Devil Lounge
...

Friday, July 31, 2009

amoebapaloooooza! August 2nd!



Amoeba Music and MEZZANINE present

AMOEBAPALOOZA

AUGUST 2!

Featuring

40LOVE
(Bay Area Hip Hop Soul Group)

THE POLAROID BABIES
(The Super Cutes, MakeMe)

W.C. VON DER BERC'S CABARET
(Featuring Miss Trixie Grace)

Plus DJ Set by
DJINTI & KINDLE
(RUNNIN' THE WHEELS OF STEEL!)


Plus many more bands!

Doors at 8 PM | $5 Advance | $7 at the Door

Amoeba Employees will perform 15 minute mini-sets that RAWK the WORLD!
Amoeba Berkeley and SF have joined forces to bring you our annual celebration of the musical genius and performance-based mayhem that is Amoebapalooza!

Tickets @ going.com/amoebapalooza


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DATA's Supreme Mix

DATA's tour management just gave us this mix to share with you all... Check it out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

datA >> AUgUst 22 >> French elecTRONique!



AUGUST 22

Move Radio + Mezzanine
present

datA

+
Sleazemore
Sick Face
DJ LXNDR
Eli Glad


9 PM | MEZZANINE | 21+

$10 ADVANCE TIX @ going.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Thursday night...you're in for a treat...



SFFS SF360 Film + Club & Mezzanine present
the screening of “RiP: A Remix Manifesto”

The insightful and entertaining film – the first open source documentary about the "the changing concept of copyright" – features renegade mash-up virtuoso Girl Talk (recipient of a Wired magazine “Rave Award”), Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s former Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow amongst other interesting individuals involved in copyright infringement or legal grey areas within creative fields and the media/entertainment industry.

$17 Tickets HERE

Friday, July 17, 2009

say, what is a dirtybird?



DIRTYBIRD @ MEZZANINE

JULY 24

10 PM - 4 AM!


EXCLUSIVE MIX HERE



Friday, June 26, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

sacred trickster!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Black Meteoric Star (i.e. Gavin Russom)


HAIL ye mighty BLACK METEORIC STAR!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Parachute Ending

Holy crap! This new Birdy Nam Nam music video is wicked.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Shake + Pop

GREEN VELVET MEGAMINIMIX mp3





GREEN VELVET
+DESIGNER DRUGS
+RICHIE PANIC
+ERIC SHARP
+ANDREW PHELAN

Friday, June 12, 2009

"BLARGH"
Art by Matt Hewitt

Matt Hewitt has been putting in some serious work lately. Check out some of his newest additions, tonight at Big Umbrella Studios.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Magic Wands!!!!

CAN'T 
GET 
ENOUGH!!!

...MAGIC WANDS..........
u know it's tru.....








The Juan MacLean LIVE at MEZZANINE
June 6, 2009

Unstoppable

Sometimes all it takes is just one person....



Please, San Francisco, please - get some dance in yo' pants.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

THE FIELD >> THE NEW GLASS/RILEY/ENO???


























SUBLIME.

JUNE 6th with THE JUAN MACLEAN at MEZZANINE.

THE FIELD - OVER THE ICE.mp3 (alt link)

Under the moniker “The Field,” Stockholm's Axel Willner was recruited by Cologne-based Kompakt after his blend of blissful and sumptuous postminimalism caught the label’s attention. Following 2007’s triumphant "From Here We Go Sublime" and a revelatory live tour with !!!, Willner invited two close friends (percussionist Dan Enqvist and multi-instrumentalist Andreas Söderstrom) to join him in musical camaraderie. The three embarked on a series of organic recording sessions; in lieu of the traditional solitary experience Willner had grown accustomed to, the process of developing and recording “From Here We Go Sublime” was more fluid and tactile – more akin to an acoustic jam session – than a disciplined regimentation of musical calculations. The labour yielded an exciting fusion of ambient trance, minimal IDM, avant-prog postminimalism, and shoegaze-cum-krautrock.

A musical alchemist, Willner crystallizes moments and sublimates them, sculpting sound and synthesizing his musical concoctions into expansive amalgamations that recall the droney fuzziness of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, the epic sonorous spacescapes of Spiritualized, Mogwai, and Spacemen 3, the digital intricacies of Tangerine Dream, Legowelt, Boards of Canada, Orbital, and Aphex Twin, the krautgeist of Neu!, Cluster, and Harmonia, the entrancing repetitive structures of Eno and early Bowie, and the similarly cathedralesque sounds of Philip Glass. Weaving cyclical samples and massaging melodic loops into interloping phasing patterns, Willner creates a celestial sound that reveals subliminal musical subtexts though subtle and insistent shifts. While The Field’s recorded material invites listeners on a phonetic journey through atmospheric soundscapes, the live experience will certainly transcend standard notions of “techno,” funneling a tunnel of warm, yet glacial, Nordic harmonics into an amniotic vortex of shimmering, ethereal music. - Kateri O'Neil

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

SF Vs. NYC: A street vendor food-off

Moseying around Manhattan while working a spell over at Harper's Bazaar (if not for confidentiality agreements, you can be sure I'd be spilling all of the [very mellow and not-so]-juicy beans), I am reminded how great New York's street vendor culture is. Now, I'm Bay Area born and raised, so my bias is clear, but I'd be outright lying if I said that all of the apparel street vendors in the city of San Francisco even paled in comparison to the ones right outside my SoHo door. What San Francisco is really stepping up, though, is it's street food culture. If you're a mission dweller, or one of the many who practically live in the neighborhood anyway, you may have seen these folks around. If not, be sure to hop on the 14 and try some of these tasty treats before they go the way of Ritual, Tartine, Little Star, and the rest of the good Mission eats, and result in ridiculous queueing up.

First of all, Murat the Muffin Man (AKA. Amuse Bouche) is serving up home baked breakfast goods and a cuplet (it is pretty small) of chai for exactly $1 at the 24th st. BART station. Can you think of a better way to start your day? He can also be found on various street corners or by following him on twitter.

Photo: SF Gate

Proprietress of the Sexy Soup Cart, the Sexy Soup Lady brings organic soups to the street, straight from the farmer's market's freshest ingredients. Just like the happy-mouthed muffin man and most other street cart caterers, you can follow the soupstress on twitter to see where to get your next carrot ginger or asparagus flavored fix.

Photo: SF Weekly

The Creme Brule Cart, manned by no other than the Creme Brulee Man, has caused such a stir in the street food scene that he's been featured on the front page of the Chronicle. Currently on his honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Brulee will be back on June 14th. Keep yourself posted.

Photo: Yelp

I know that by now you're probably too hungry to read on, so just point your twitter feeds over to The Cookie Wag, Magic Curry Kart, I Love Street Food, and the Eat Real Festival to keep up with San Francisco's thriving street foodies. Who knows? Maybe if they get enough requests they'll start making some special night time appearances around 444 Jessie. One can only hope...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Three, two, one...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BLK JKS mp3!



FRIDAY >> BLK JKS + Foreign Born >> THE INDEPENDENT

Check out this fantastic article, courtesy of the FADER!

And a fresh mp3 to get the summer sizzling:  

BLK JKS - Lakeside.mp3

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mike Jones mp3s!


Exclusive mp3s!



SATURDAY NIGHT / MAY 23 >>>

BUN B + MIKE JONES!!