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Dancing off the shakes with Ritual, Science of Sound, Nickodemus, Lights Down Low, and Clift Sessions

Star Eyes brings her dark-breaks charm to Lights Down Low


Totally tooting our own horn here, but it's gonna be neato: the Guardian is helping to host a live music series at the Redwood Room in the Clift Hotel, and before you roll your Black Swan eyes at the thought of upscale cocktail costs and folks who "party like a rock star," check out the lineup. The kickoff this Saturday features SF faves Francis and the Lights, who update Echo and the Bunnymen with an Interpol twist, and DJs Bridget St. Breeze and Bertie P., he of the late, lamented EpiscoDisco monthly at Grace Cathedral. Upcoming? Men on Feb. 1, Cass McCombs Band on Feb. 4, and awesome Afro-popsters Fool's Gold on Feb. 12. I've always been a fan of the Redwood Room's stunningly warm interior and not-so-douchey vibe, so this will be a great chance for newbies to check it out.

Sat/15, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., free with RSVP to Clift Hotel, 495 Geary, SF.



As a San Francisco resident, I have found 101 places to indulge my wild side. I am a bass addict, love heavy sounds and have always been able to find a party that fits my needs.

In steps Ritual. As of 6 months ago, I started visiting my local haunt Anu for their weekly Thursday night party Ritual. At the time it was probably 20-30 people, loud music and confused crack heads walking around 6th street staring at us wearing bandannas on our faces and smoking cigarettes. This party began to grow, our family, which is stronger than ever at the moment, began to grow as well and before long 30 people turned into 300. We would even have BBQ's outside on the street, engaging the confused residents.

After some issues began to pop up with the venue however, (crappy neighborhood, too small a venue for our growing needs) A lot of work went into finding a new spot for our weekly debauchery.

Temple opened up their basement for us! Last weak was prime, some of the best local and global (Matty G!) talent came to play, there was 3D art on the walls, the sound was kicking, there is NO COVER EVER, and the beers were cheap. This week there will be more bars open, another dance floor opened, and the whole place will be dressed like a mid winter basement pool party from outer space!

If you love bass, live in the bay area, and want to let it all out, come through Temple tonight and come early, because we hit capacity at 12am last week! The party now goes until 3 am and we don't stop till the last whomp!

Tell 'em Jonah sent ya!

Posted by Jonah on Jan. 13, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

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