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Burning Man buzz builds this week with two events that should help burners get into the right headspace before the official party starts later this summer. Precompression 2.0 brings three performance areas and multiple rooms for art and info on theme camps to Sound Factory while Pink Mammoth's Camp Fundraiser takes advantage of daytime hours for a party at Mighty with Playa Punch and much more. International DJ star Avicii goes big with his arena tour that stops at the Civic Auditorium and Freeform vs. Dubalicious celebrates with a Relaunch Party. Oysterfest returns with a new location at Golden Gate Park featuring Young the Giant, Minus the Bear and more, and Sunday Streets is back in the Mission. What organizers call the largest made-in-America event in the country arrives with Unique SF and Folk Yeah! partners with California Academy of Science for Gallery Crawl Nightlife.

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SF Bicycle Music Festival
in GGP

at Rickshaw Stop
at SF Civic Center

at Eve Lounge
Omar Gonzales
at Nooworks

Electric Daisy Carnival
at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

The Hundred In The Hands' self-titled debut quickly established them as one of the most compelling new acts of the last few years. After touring that album across the globe, the duo consisting of Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman, returned to their dimly-lit New York studio to work on their mesmerizing follow-up...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
at Amnesia (7pm)

Wednesday Jazz Night is free every Wednesday with Gaucho and Michael Abraham.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
at 1015 (7pm)

With over 700 attendees each month and 30+ of the Bay's emerging & legendary underground artists all coming together to cause a boundary pushing event of unparalleled proportions... RAW SF is not to be missed!
at Vessel (10pm)

Owner of one of the finest labels in the scene, the UK's prestigious Saved Records. He's a tastemaker and trendsetter in underground electronic music. Known for his versatile sets taking in all the many spectrums of house and techno even flirting with the odd classic house record, witnessing him DJ is always an experience like no other...
at California Academy of Sciences (6pm - 10pm)

For one night only, the Academy will transform into a pop-up art museum, featuring guest curators who will each take over a portion of the space with hand-picked collections that reflect their take on the intersection of art and science...
at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (8pm)

Grammy-nominated DJ and producer AVICII is ready to bring his club anthems on the road with the AVICII - LE7ELS tour. In what is sure to be the biggest dance party of the summer, AVICII will be playing a set with his smash hits in a cant-miss night out. After selling out headlining shows around the world...
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Friday, June 29, 2012
at Public Works (9pm)

Sandwell District is, without doubt, THE underground Techno label of the moment. With support from all quarters (they count Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Len Faki and the Berghain crew, Laurent Garnier, Miss Kitten, Jeff Mills, Sleeparchive, Speedy J, Troy Pierce, among their many devotees) they have not just blurred the boundaries of techno, but have dissolved them...
at Icon Ultra Lounge (10pm)

For our kickoff event, we have a very special night planned! There will be 2 rooms of music, a booming sound system, an art exhibit featuring 2 local artists, appetizers, drink specials, and to top it all off, the signature FreeDub sound! Oh yeah, and there will be monkeys. Lots of them!
Saturday, June 30, 2012
at Sharon Meadow (11am - 6pm)

This event is the largest Oyster festival on the West Coast drawing over 250,000 people to date. Over half a million succulent oysters have willingly sacrificed themselves over the years...
at Sound Factory (8pm - 4am)

Participate in The Pollination Factory of Abundant Life and BUZZ-arre Experience! The garden will be abloom with cultural treasures and gilded petals at our annual Precompression celebration! As our culture floats to new frontiers like pollen on the winds of change, fragrant blooms and bursts of color will brighten the night sky...
at The Concourse Exhibition Center's East Hall (11am - 6pm)

The largest Made-in-America design show in the country is coming to San Francisco! Shoppers will get a chance to meet and shop directly from over 250 hand-selected designers and artists...
at Public Works (10pm - 3am)

The word "legendary" gets thrown around a lot these days, but few are as deserving of the tag as Hood. His relentless, stripped-down sound helped lay the foundation for techno as we now know it. As a founder of Underground Resistance (along with "Mad" Mike Banks and Jeff Mills), he infused a sense of militancy and an industrial toughness...
at Mighty (9pm - 3:30am)

At the fundraiser Mighty will be transformed into an interpretation of PM's camp with the Dj booth moved to the floor, stage clear for dancing space, dance blocks strewn about the room, and a lowered canopy to create a more intimate vibe. Slide and Spin Productions will shape a visual seasoning of this wonderland too!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
in the Mission (11am - 4pm)

Sunday Streets 2012 season features a four-event Mission Sunday Streets Pilot project, consisting of four consecutive events the first Sundays from May to August on the popular Mission route...
at Sigmund Stern Grove (2pm)

Stern Grove Festival is San Francisco's celebration of community, nature, and the arts. Since 1938, The Festival has shared world-class performing arts with hundreds of thousands of visitors in one of the country's most beautiful and unique natural settings...
at Cafe du Nord (9pm)

SFmeltingpot is proud is present Soul Bingo! A night of 70s Funk, Soul food, Bingo! and so much more!
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Monday, July 2, 2012
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

Bass Drum of Death is a band from Mississippi. John plays guitar and sings and Colin plays the drums. Together they make blown-out, blazing songs. They are set to release their debut LP GB City on Fat Possum Records...
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