|LET YOUR FREQ FLAG FLY on HOWWEIRD WEEKEND
HowWeird Street Faire is this Sunday and it may be time to recognize an event that has quietly not only hung on but improved every year. With LoveEvolution on indefinite hiatus, and Bay2Breakers becoming more of a public fight every year, HowWeird seems to be one of the few events that is allowed to let its the electronic freak flag fly. Yes, this is sad commentary on a town that has led the charge for many an electronic music trend including Acid Jazz, Deep House and Bass Music. It’s been precisely cutting edge events like these that have made the Bay Area a leader in this movements and SunsetSF wants to salute Brad & Joegh and the others at HowWeird for their years of struggling to “Keep SF weird” We will be celebrating in the best way we know how, with TWO huge events that present exactly the kinds of artists you have come to associate with these movements. On Friday, its our SEVENTH ANNUAL FREQO de MAYO event. A benefit for the Janky Barge artcar, this year’s Freqo boasts its most well-rounded lineup yet, including trailblazers like FREQ NASTY, NICKODEMUS, EL PAPACHANGO and DIGITAL RUST. Freqo goes down at Public Works on Friday. On Saturday, we head to Mezzanine with two artists who are re-imagining the West Coast sound. While the “Bass Music” movement is oft associated with dubstep and occasionally lumped in with a metal-like “brostep” scene, there is a backlash afoot to show a more intelligent and positive side of this music. Ninja Tune phenom ESKMO is as intelligent as they come; a multi-instrumentalist who happily shares his parts and production packs with anyone who asks. LOVE & LIGHT hail from Reno and have been as overt as their name would suggest in their commitment to turning Bass Music towards positive sounds and themes. On Sunday, we will be out in the streets with the rest of you letting our Freak… er Freq Flag Fly
FRIDAY, MAY 11 at PUBLIC WORKS
SunsetSF and the Janky Barge present the 7th Annual
FREQO DE MAYO
featuring a legendary lineup!
EL PAPACHANGO DIGITAL RUST
MOTION POTION, GROUND CONTROL
HONEY KNUCKLES, U9LIFT, LOKAE,
MYCHO COCOA, MATT HAZE
SPRING is here and we know what that means. The annual Freqo de Mayo benefit for the Janky Barge. Freqo has featured the likes of Bassnectar, Adam Freeland, and Tipper and is back with maybe its strongest lineup yet. Bass music pioneer Freq Nasty will play an event that he probably should have invented joined by upcoming glitch-hop phenom Digital Rust. Freqo always means a trip south of the border and for that we welcome back two legends of future world funk, Nickodemus and El Papachango. They will be joined by the cream of the Janky Barge crew for a two-room getdown that should shake walls and souls. We recommend you buy advance for this one.
SATURDAY, MAY 12 at MEZZANINE
SunsetSF presents NINJA TUNE hero ESKMO
plus special guests
LOVE AND LIGHT
U9LIFT, DJ DIALS
As if the weekend wasn’t already nutzo, with Freqo on Friday, we proudly present to you a Saturday show that should blow the roof off of Mezzanine. Ninja Tune phenom ESKMO makes his first appearance on the Mezzanine Funktion1 stacks. In the past few years, this San Francisco homie has made international news with his unique blend of scratch sound-crafting. A frequent collaborator of AMON TOBIN, and a possessor of the alter ego WELDER, Eskmo is as creative as they come. He will be joined by LOVE AND LIGHT, a Reno duo that has more of both of their namesakes to fill a room. On a mission to push bass music back towards happier tones, L&L have been making serious waves of late and we can’t wait to hear them in this room. Rounding out the bill will be local heroes U9LIFt and DJ DIALS. Tickets are available in advance HERE
JUNE 30 : NICK THAYER @ MONARCH
Old SunsetSF friend Nick Thayer will abuse Monarch’s Void soundsystem on June 30. Coming to SF hotter than ever with a #1 Beatport EP support from Skrillex’s OWSLA label.
SILENT FRISCO : DAFT PUNK vs RADIOHEAD
Silent Frisco’s monthly stomp at Santa Monica’s Central SAPC continues with our most ambitious theme event yet : RADIOHEAD vs DAFT PUNK. Spread the word to SoCal peeps