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Less creepy dudes on chat roullette, and more of this guy please!


4 nights of STS9 at the Fillmore

Last night marked the first of four sold out Sound Tribe Sector 9 shows at the Fillmore in SF.  STS9 is a 5 piece instrumental electronic jam band, with added elements of a funky or even hip hop groove.  Throw in a little drum and bass, and there you go.

The guys have a pretty insane cult following (the kind that will travel the country following the band to venue after venue), a lot of it due to the pretty awesome live shows they put on.. and of course the danceable, happy music.  Add copious amounts of weed, mushrooms and twirling hippies, and there you have it! 

Here’s a clip from the DVD they put out in 2006.

I have to say though, the show last night had a weird mix of really amazing people and total douchebags.  You expect a certain amount of difficulty in dealing with people who are very influenced (especially in the middle of the crowd carrying drinks), but there were some really rude people there.  People trying to take beers off my tray, steal money.. I had one guy screaming at me for about 10 minutes and then refuse to buy his drink.  Very unnecessary.  I’m hoping the crowd will be more  consistant these next few nights.

Another side note, what’s up with the twirling?  I’m very honestly curious… don’t you get dizzy?  Does it just feel really intense and awesome to twirl for 3 straight hours?  I tried spinning around and it just made my head hurt.. 

Perhaps I’ll never know.




Mary Anne Hobbs Wrecks Dancefloors, Breaks Hearts

Mary Ann Hobbs takes her job very seriously

Mary Ann Hobbs takes her job very seriously

Last night, Mary Anne Hobbs took a quick break from influencing worldwide tastes in dance music with her BBC Radio One Experimental show to make a quick stop at 103 Harriet to give San Francisco seismologists something new to worry about.

Mary Anne has been instrumental in transforming dubstep from an underground London curiosity into a full-blown worldwide movement, giving extra-special love to the Bay Area along the way. It’s no surprise, then, that her arrival was greeted with open arms and wobbly knees. Mary Anne responded, in turn, with a pair of ruptured eardrums for each of the evening’s revellers.

Over the course of the evening, Mary Anne rattled off a litany of dancefloor crushing bassgasms, raised the roof a bit, did a very cute DJ dance, and all-in-all appeared to be having a splendid time.

This guy was also there.

This guy was also there.

In case you didn’t notice, Mary Anne is also devastatingly hot — like a night in Cuba. An informal survey of the evening’s clubgoers revealed that approximately 98.2% of males and 82.3% of females present would “totally do her” given the chance. Of this number, approximately 72.3% expressed their desire for Mary Anne to “have [their] babies, omg.”

Mary Anne was unavailable for comment, but one can only assume that she would be flattered by the survey’s findings.

Check out her show’s website here.

Archived mixes can be found here.


XCLR8R’s podcast features Mary Anne’s San Francisco set as a free download here, with full a full tracklisting.


This glitch mix will melt your robot face off!

Here is a mix set from around 2006 by Boreta of the Glitch Mob: “Sike!”

Check out his myspace page for more crazy beats.

See the stupefying glitch street warfare descend upon SF thanks to xlr8r magazine.


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