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DJs Doc Martin, Jeno, David Harness, Galen & Kincaid Revive NorCal Early 90's Full Moon Rave Parties

Posted by Billyjam, July 9, 2017 06:09pm | Post a Comment



In sync with tonight's full moon and this afternoon/evening's balmy East Bay July outdoor weather, Doc Martin and other veteran dance party DJs, who were part of the early 90's burgeoning SF Bay Area rave party including DJ icons Jeno and David Harness, will be reviving the legendary early 90's full moon parties with today's Waterfront Sessions: Full Moon Edition. The dance party, also featuring DJs Galen and Kincaid, is already underway and will be going til "late" down by Oakland's Jack London Square. There at Eve's Waterfront (15 Embarcadero)
the BPMs of the smokin' house grooves been spun will be gradually increase, picking up pace as the evening turns to night and the full moon comes into clear view about the Oakland Estuary. As the joint promoters of this new party series (Prismatic, Rouse Records and Sky Sundays) predict, today's party should revive the vibe and feel of the "Bonny Doon parties of the rave days of old, as we dance the day away into night under the full moon." While the DIY grassroots approach of those early era NorCal ravesof a quarter a century ago may have morphed into the comparatively controlled environment of parties like at Eve's tonight, the music and vibe promises to recapture that golden era of the fun rave parties in the Bay (that I was fortunate to be witness to) like the Full Moon parties and A Rave Called Sharon, The Gathering, Toon Town and of course Mr Floppy's Flophouse in Oakland - not too far from tonight's event. Fun times! Public transport to today's event include BART, AC Transit and the ferry to Jack London Square. 21+ Tix $20. More information.









40th Anniversary Castro Street Fair Extra Special With Lineup inc. David Harness, Pete Avila, Cookie Dough + The Monster Show

Posted by Billyjam, October 5, 2013 11:32am | Post a Comment
Every year on the first Sunday in October in the Castro District of San Francisco both residents of and visitors to the pioneering LGBT friendly SF neighborhood have good reason to celebrate since that is when the annual Castro Street Fair takes place. But this year's event - happening tomorrow Sunday, October 6th, from 11am to 6pm - is gonna be extra special since it is the 40th anniversary of the pride themed festival that was founded founded by the late great Harvey Milk back in 1974 when he envisioned "a neighborhood fair" with an emphasis on the community and the inhabitants of that (Castro) community. In the four decades since its inception the Castro Street Fair has steadily evolved and grown just as gay rights have (slowly but steadily) evolved across this nation with San Francisco's Castro District being a symbol for many in the national movement for equality for all.

To celebrate this landmark year there are some great performers scheduled between the different entertainment areas including the Main Stage where headliner Peaches will be at 4pm, and The Monster Show with Cookie Dough & DJ MC2 who will be onstage at both 12:30pm and 2pm when they'll do two Wizard Of Oz themed performances with ensemble members including Sue Casa as The Scarescrow, Bebe Sweetbriar as The Good Witch, Crafty Dough as Toto, and Adam Brown as The Gatekeeper. Meanwhile on the Fair's  Legends Stage  turntable masters will include David Harness at 3pm and Pete Avila who will be spinning the final set at 5pm - each DJ spins for one hour. (for full performers line-up and times at all areas click here under "Entertainment"). This week I caught up with David Harness, Pete Avila, and Cookie Dough to ask them each three questions about this year's Castro Street Fair and its meaning to them.

Amoeblog: What does the Castro Fair represent to you and/or others?

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