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Saturday: Buraka Som Sistema

This Saturday (11/14) marks the return of everyone’s favorite Portuguese electronic act, Buraka Som Sistema. I missed their last appearance as I believe I was inducing Marina folk to “Just Dance” that night, but I heard that the performance was incredible.

If you’ve never heard Kuduro… or if you have, or if you’re from the Marina and want to just dance to some dope beats that you might not hear at Matrix then come out to Mezzanine and get familiar.

The Projects/Hacksaw Entertainment resident Shane King will be opening. Até lá! Tickets available through

Lykke Li – Dance Dance Dance (Buraka Som Sistema remix)

Buraka Som Sistema – Kalemba (Hot Chip remix)

– White Mike

Bay Bridge Breaks

…due to crack fix

Hamsters, Hipsters and more at Cinema by the Bay

Cinema by the Bay

If you’re a Bay Area baby, a devout San Franciscan, or just into film, be sure to check out Cinema by the Bay, starting next Friday, October 22nd. Cinema by the Bay is a four day festival devoted to all things San Francisco. The festival focuses on “…passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking…” and an intimate look into the real San Francisco film world. The festival screen a variety of films, from romantic comedy to documentary as well as an incredible Shorts Program featuring SF veteran filmmakers, professors and blossoming directors.

TheProjects recommends:

Sorry, Thanks

Dir. Dia Sokol (2009)
Screening Saturday, October 24th, 9:00pm
@ Landmark’s Clay Theatre

In this hipster odyssey set in the Mission, Max (Wiley Wiggins of Dazed and Confused) cheats on his girlfriend with someone who has just gone through a brutal breakup, setting off on a lazy bildungsroman of modest self-discovery.
Dir. Jeff Mizushima (2009)
Screening  Sunday, October 25th, 6:30pm
@ Landmark’s Clay Theatre

When his dwarf hamster gets diagnosed with cancer, a young SF hotel worker takes the little guy on one last bike trip down the coast,
riding the precarious line between melodrama and camp.
The Cinema by the Bay Opening Party will be Thursday, October 22nd at Temple Nightclub with a cornucopia of exciting
  • Eric Landmark will narrate his video about the existential dilemmas posed by the vintage video game Asteroids.
  • Lucas Murida, representing The Thing Quarterly, will predict the future while Wholphin DVD will screen new shorts by filmmakers including Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs.
  • Amy Hicks will present her wonderful cut-out animations and the Sk8 Sisters will sing songs about homesteading.
  • The art collective I, Daughter of Kong will present compelling evidence for the existence of King Kong and Fay Wray’s furry love child.
  • Husband and wife team Kathleen Quillian and Gilbert Guerrero will offer a masterful animation/VJ set.
  • The band Work will present its score to original animation by Keturah Cummings, and T.I.T.S. unveils music composed for Daisies by avant-garde Czech filmmaker Vera Chytilová.
  • Video mash-ups by Club Bootie resident DJs Adrian and the Mysterious D.
So come out and support your local cinema!
October 22-24
San Francisco, CA

“The Drums Inside Your Chest” @ SF Doc Film Fest


Tomorrow night marks the first night of the heralded San Francisco Documentary Film Festival at the Roxie Theater in the Mission. A collection of opening films will be screened, including The Drums Inside Your Chest, the new visionary work of director Stephen Latty.

The Drums Inside Your Chest is a performance poetry concert film offering a raucous new vision of contemporary America poetry. Inspired by the spontaneity and energy of rock-and-roll concert films, Drums captures all of the humor, dirt, song and fire of seven award-winning younger poets: Amber Tamblyn, Beau Sia, Derrick Brown, Mindy Nettifee, Buddy Wakefield, Jeffrey McDaniel & Bucky Sinister, on stage, backstage and watching from the wings during a special, one-night-only Los Angeles performance.

Drums will premiere in San Francisco opening night of the Doc Fest, Friday, October 16th 2009 at 9:15 pm with an encore screening on Saturday October 17 at 2:30 pm. There will also be a live reading from Amber Tamblyn and Bucky Sinister as well as Q&A with director Stephen Latty. Tickets are $11.00 and are available, here, or at

!Bass Grenade!

If you havent already heard it, be sure to check out theProjects resident DJ Nisus’s new mix, Bass Grenade. If you like bass, electro, dance, minimal, thrasher and robot zoo animals, then you will freak over this mix. Bass Grenade (episode 4) is Nisus’ set from San Francisco’s LovEvolution, which took place last Saturday, October 3rd at Civic Center. The new mix includes Nisus’ own tracks, as well as a few random production & bass geniuses from the interwebs. You can download the mix here, or you can subscribe to get bi-monthly mixes courtesy of iTunes.

The LovE Keeps Coming…

theProjects resident photographer Als spectacular shots of the Solid Gold Jacuzzi Float at LovEvolution!

Solid Gold Confetti at LovEvolution

If you haven’t had an overload of LovEvolution media yet, here’s some more love to stuff down your facehole. We’ve got the sickest LovEvolution photos yet by theProjects resident photographer Low AL. They are few, but they are hott:

You can also check out this interview with Andy from Groove Armada, post 50ft scissor lift gold frenzy:

“…Next thing I know I was a hundred feet up, everyone was cheering and the wind was blowing so hard that I was like a cork in a bathtub, trying to operate the DJ set up while trying not to think about the fact that I could very soon go crashing a very long way down. I’m sure it flouted all kinds of health and safety rules – which by and large I think is a positive thing. And I got down in one piece.” [Full Interview here]

Also be sure to check out UrbMag’s 10 Things you Missed at LovEvolution article, the Solid Gold Jacuzzi is one of them! Last but not least, we present to you, with no further a deux, the 2009 Solid Gold Jacuzzi LovEvolution video!

Solid Gold LovE!

This year, the Solid Gold Jacuzzi was arguably the biggest, baddest, goldest float at Civic Center. With a scissor lift raising the DJ booth 30ft in the air, towering over City Hall, there’s now doubt it was the most memorable. The Gold JaCREWzzi met up early Sat AM to be sprayed, painted, stenciled, glittered and dolled up, then piled onto the beautiful 40ft float, stacked with theProjects beautifully adorned golden Turbosound. By noon Amp Live was on the decks, with hundreds of gold beauties rocking out and ready to parade down Market Street.


Saturday was a blur of rave bears, confetti and creepy photographers all harmoniously grooving to the same wicked beats from Sleazemore, Morale, Nisus, Shane King, Swayzee, Eric Sharp and the one and only Groove Armada! For those lucky enough to get on the float, the party was non stop. For those in the crowd, the slamming bodies and screaming fans only intensified once the epic gold scissor lift began to tower up, up and away.

Once Civic Center died down, the party moved to Mezzanine, where Solid Gold Jacuzzi teamed up with Om Records to produce one of the most memorable LovEvolution after party’s. Tired faces dripping gold got their second wind and danced like there was no tomorrow with DJ after DJ playing the best electro in the city. With acts like Trackademicks, Amp Live, DJ Heather and LA Riots, it was a proud day for Electronic Music in San Francisco.

With a turnout of about 80,000 people, LovEvolution was an epic success, and Solid Gold Jacuzzi made it’s mark. Check out theProjects gallery for photos and videos of the event, and be sure to check back, we’ve got lots more to come!

Hey DJ! White Mike Represents SF

DJ White Mike featured in SF Weekly's Blog All Shook Down

In case you missed it, theProjects resident White Mike has a new interview out in SF Weekly’s blog, All Shook Down. Mike discusses his musical taste, worst request ever and his brand spanking new mix, Dance Dance Dance. If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out here WhiteMike Dance Mix . Be sure to stop by the Beauty Bar Halloween night to shake it down to some classic White Mike beats. Its the jam, man.

2nd Annual Barback Olympics

barback olympics san francisco ruby skye fernet branca shane king swayzee eric sharp flavor gropTomorrow, Wednesday September 23, theProjects will be joining Flavor Group at Fernet-Branca’s 2nd Annual Barback Olympics at Ruby Skye. Local San Francisco Barbacks, or ‘Gladiators’, will compete to the death in grueling competitions, including
Beer Restocking
* Gladiators race to determine who can best bring beer bottles to bare.
Keg Changing
* Combatants carry kegs across a course, followed by a whirlwind switcheroo. This will get messy…
Bottle Relay
* Which contender can fill our models’ drink orders the quickest?
Ice Bucket Relay
* Opponents are pitted in a dash against the clock in a glacial relay.

and a Secret Final Championship Round!!! Bartenders from San Francisco’s top Bars and Clubs will be standing by to cheer, boo and bet for the competitors.

San Francisco DJ’s Shane King, Swayzee and Eric Sharp will be throwing down some epic beats along with performances by Flo-ology Dance & amazing Cirque Madness. Our friends at San FranPsycho will be on the scene, live screen printing awesome T shirts for the event.

Last but not least, theProjects will be in attendance, shooting the event with live visuals. Come by and say hi!

All this and more, tomorrow at Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St, San Francisco. Free with RSVP at