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A Decade Of Dirtybird In The Mezz Nest

This Friday, we’re putting another Quarterly in the books – but this one is a little extra special. It marks 10 years of Dirtybird Quarterlies in our home, but more importantly, celebrates the wild success of a hometown label with humble beginnings and an appetite for pure unadulterated fun.

If you’re involved in the electronic scene in any way, you know Dirtybird – the record label, tastemakers, funk masters, and bass blasters. You know the vibrant house music culture they’ve created in SF, and you’re probably part of the cult following of down-to-earth, booty-shakin’ party people they’ve garnered over the years. Their reach has stretched far beyond the Golden Gate to dominate even the most exclusive European underground clubs. But I mean, you don’t get voted Mixmag’s “Label of the Decade” for nothing.

In January of 2008, after seeing much success from their first official Dirtybird label release and multiple sold out shows at the quaint (and now extinct) Shine nightclub, OG label founders, Claude VonStroke and the Martin brothers, took a leap of faith and landed in the Mezzanine nest – a space 5 times bigger than their previous home – and you guessed it, they sold it the heck out. Dirtybird Quarterlies have been an integral part of our venue ever since. Four times a year, a rotating lineup of the best “booty bass” artists the world has to offer, shred our stage and blast our Funktion 1’s to the max. Thanks to these poppin’ parties, we became a musical laboratory and incubator of sorts, where artists could come experiment, test new tracks, and ultimately find their sound. Because of this, we’ve been lucky enough to premiere what are now some of the biggest names in tech house.

Ten years and forty quarterlies later, there’s not a single one that hasn’t sold out. So much music, so many friendships, and so much pure SF culture has been forged and revived within our walls. Thanks to Dirtybird and their passion for a good party, our city has left a permanent and impactful mark on the electronic music scene, and has something truly beautiful to call our own.

We’ll see you all this Friday, February 9th for the 10 year Dirtybird Quarterly Anniversary show featuring your favorites: Justin & Christian Martin, J. Phlip, Worthy, and a secret special guest 😉

$20 at the door // get ready to SHAKE YA TAILFEATHERZ

CHILL HARRIS and ANNA LUNOE

Another successful HALLOWEEKEND has come and gone. We’ve tucked away our costumes, and we’re nursing our wounds from getting down ALL WEEKEND LONG courtesy of DJ VICE, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and PRAYERS. But there ain’t no rest for the wicked.

While many take some time in November to chill out, and prep for future holiday madness, we’ve never really been ones to follow the rules. Sure, we’re going to spend Thanksgiving Thursday RAGING with some turkey & boozing it up with our extended families, but come Friday 11/27, we’re picking back up, and doing what we do best, partying all weekend long.

First up, we’ve got CHILL HARRIS (aka Kill Paris). What a year this dude has had, from releasing his debut studio album, Galaxies Between Us, to running his own aptly named, independent label SEXY ELECTRIC, Cory Baker aka CHILL HARRIS has somehow managed to squeeze in a North American tour. On Friday, November 27th, Mezzanine will be taken over by CHILL HARRIS & FRIENDS (Illenium & Manic Focus) and they’re bringing their disco beats to the club, and for that, we are extra thankful.

Rounding out our T-GIVEZ weekend festivities is one of our ALL TIME FAVS and quadruple threat ANNA LUNOE. The DJ, singer, producer, and now Beats 1 Apple Radio superstar, makes everything look easy. Hundreds of festival appearances – check. North American tours with The Weeknd – check. Seriously, is there anything this chick can’t do? On Saturday, November 28th, she is bringing her endless skills to Mezz, but this isn’t just any Anna Lunoe show. This is ANNA LUNOE HYPER HOUSE. For one night, Anna Lunoe is turning Mezzanine into a 1200 person, glorified HOUSE PARTY, and bringing some of her fav up & comers (i.e. Sleepy Tom, Jeffrey Paradise, & ATLiens) along for the ride.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WILL BE ALL THE RAGE WITH CHILL HARRIS on NOVEMBER 27th & ANNA LUNOE on NOVEMBER 28th – tix @ mezzaninesf.com!

AUTECHRE Mixes And Mystifies At Mezzanine

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As the wind starts whistling through our steep hills and the sun begins to set a bit earlier than we’re comfortable with– we begin to let out a large cry with the impending realization that festival season has come and gone. But thankfully, the good people at Another Planet Entertainment know we need one last HURRAH–Treasure Island Music Festival–before tucking away our synthetic flower crowns & fringed tops (jk) for the winter months.

This October a stellar lineup is set to appear on the oceanic gem of SF, but it’s the night shows that really have us raring to go. On OCTOBER 16th APE is bringing the ever-elusive, perpetually-puzzling, experimental techno duo, AUTECHRE to MEZZANINE and we’re freaking out.

The infamous Warp Records duo has been preeeeetty hard to pin down in the States seeing how it’s been a WHOPPING SEVEN YEARS since they last toured over here. We have a strong feeling it’s going to be worth the wait. With the massive album Exai under their belts–fully ready to debut live over here–and the colossal four hour Dekmantel Festival mix just released, they’ve got a lot of momentum, and we’re ready for it!