October 29: Jimmy Love, Zoe Jakes + French Tribal Embassy + Calamity Sam

We have a 5th Tuesday this month with an extra-special guest lineup which includes a dozen dancers from France, featuring solo performances by ZOE JAKES & CALAMITY SAM, both joining in for a late night UNMATA style I.T.S. set (Improvizational Tribal Style Belly Dance) to music mixed live by JIMMY LOVE and DJ AMAR.

NOTE: This night starts early, at 8:00pm. Performance sets at 9:00pm (details below).

Non Stop Bhangra’s DJ Jimmy Love will be rockin a global mix, bringing out tunes you won’t hear at Non Stop Bhangra. Not saying there won’t be any bhangra in the mix, but this is one of those rare sets where Jimmy puts on his Global Gloves and showcases a boundary-defying mix of sounds right in line with the Underground Nomads vibe – Breaking Boundaries of Genre and Culture.

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San Francisco based DJ and Producer Jimmy Love is co-founder of the legendary Non Stop Bhangra parties at Public Works, as well as member of award winning party crew Surya Dub. Jimmy has been rocking the SF Scene and beyond with his unique blend of Electronic, Reggae, Bhangra and Hip-Hop mixes for years, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western dance floors. His remixes have been featured everywhere from the Ghetto Funk blog, BBC Asian Network to The Rub’s remix wall. Bay Area heavyweight, he has shared the bill with some of the top touring acts and traveled all over North America spreading the love.

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Hosting the FRENCH TRIBAL EMBASSY on The Golden Trail West Coast tour are Djeynee from Paris and Mat Jacob from Montreal. Both have been integral in spreading appreciation, support and knowledge of American Tribal Style (ATS), Improvizational Tribal Style (ITS) and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance worldwide. Djeynee has hosted just about every top notch Tribal and Fusion belly dancer from the US at her Tribal Umrah festivals in France, Including Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Mardi Love, Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle and Unmata – to name just a few. Djeynee and Mat are hosting 20 dancers from France on a West Coast US tour taking them to Portland, Sacramento and San Francisco, to train with Rachel Brice, Amy Sigil and Zoe Jakes – as well as FatChanceBellyDance, Jill Parker and others. While here, they will be performing at UNDERGROUND NOMADS on this night, showcasing the amazing talents France has to offer, in this Exclusive intimate engagement in SF.

A dozen dancers from France will be performing, joined by the amazing local talents of ZOE JAKES and CALAMITY SAM. Both will give solo performances and join a late night ITS group performance together with Djeynee, Mat and the ladies from France.

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Drawing on her varied and well-rounded performance background, Zoe Jakes has developed a versatile instruction style all her own. Katarina Burda (an original member of Bal-Anat) was her first teacher and influence, and Zoe was a company member of Katarina’s troop Aywah! along with the talented Mira Betz, also an inspiration and longtime teacher, and Elizabeth Strong, whom she spent years performing in the bay area in their group, Arabesque. She went on to perform with Suhaila Salimpour, spent a few years learning how to get in peoples faces in Extra Action Marching Band, and immersed herself in Vaudeville-americana touring with The Yard Dogs Road Show. A proud member of The Indigo Belly Dance Company, Zoe holds Mardi Love and Rachel Brice amongst her teachers and inspiration. Currently Zoe is touring with her band Beats Antique, a group that has 6 albums and hundreds of live shows under their belt. She designs and makes many of her own costumes and co-produces tracks with Beats Antique, adding set designer, and stylist to her body of work.  Zoe has the desire and opportunity to bring belly dance to the masses, having performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonneroo festivals in front of thousands of people that don’t know belly dance from an elephant. It is her passion that belly dance can get a wider recognition and respect, and as a touring workshop instructor her classes reflect this ideal, focusing on strong technique and long term motivation.

Zoe has recently joined the Hot Pot Global team and is bringing UNMATA style ITS into her Beats Antique shows (Upcoming Nov. 16th show at the Fillmore will feature Unmata and Calamity Sam). Here’s a lil taste of Hot Pot style from the recent Beats Antique show in PIttsburgh, PA.

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Most known for her musicality and ability to connect with the audience, Calamity Sam is not afraid to ham it up and show her sense of humor on stage. She has been a featured performer and instructor in France, Holland, Spain, England, and across the U.S. Sam is based in Oakland, CA where she teaches Unmata/Hot Pot I.T.S.,co-produces Taverna Nights with Tatyana Balte, and the Tribal Fest Afterparty with DJ Amar.  You’ll find her regularly in Los Angeles performing at Zulu Lounge, and producing an Improv night in L.A. called Eclectic Ensemble with DJ Amar.
Calamity Sam is currently the Exclusive Bay Area UNMATA / Hot Pot I.T.S. instructor, offering classes in the East Bay on Monday nights at Ellen Webb Studio in Emeryville. Visit thecalamitysam.com for details.
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Doors 8PM.
Performances start at 9PM.
DJ Amar spins between performance sets.
2nd Performance set at 10PM.
Dancefloor DJ sets with JIMMY LOVE & AMAR till closing (1AM or later)
Late Night ITS sets during the DJ sets.
$5-10 sliding scale cover – goes to support the artists.
Drink Specials inspired by our visitors from France.
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Underground Nomads happens Every Tuesday at F8 with different DJs and dancers each week.
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October 22: Dulce Vita, Janaka Selekta, Sirenas Morenas, Kae Montgomery

This week, we have a reunion of sorts, with resident dancer Miss Kelly joined by Marci Ann and Medina to form the new trio Sirenas Morenas.

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Brought together by their love of the dance Miss Kelly, Marci Ann, and Medina Maitreya banded together instantly, each contributing their unique dance backgrounds to this project. From the graceful slink of Urban Tribal, the fiery edge of Atash Maya, and the beauty of The Bhoomi Project.
Together they are Sirenas Morenas.

Of course, it’s 4th Tuesday – so we have our beloved resident DJ Dulce Vita rockin the decks for your dancefloor pleasure.

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See Dulce Vita‘s Bio Page by clicking her photo above or clicking HERE.

Also joining us upon return from her tour in Japan, resident performer Kae Montgomery (Part of FatChanceBellyDance and Kami Liddle’s Goldstar).

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Kae Montgomery is a professional Tribal Style belly dancer who teaches and performs around the globe. She is a proud member of the world famous bellydance troupe, FatChanceBellyDance® as well as GoldStar directed by the BellyDanceSuperStarts, Kami Liddle. Kae just started new Tribal Belly Dance classes in Sunnyvale. Please join her at www.kaetribalbellydance.com and find out more about her fun and enriching classes!

Closing out the night, we have an encore set by Janaka Selekta, who joined us earlier this month, and will once again play at Underground Nomads before he heads back out on tour.

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Each Tuesday we begin at 9:00pm, with Free Entry before 9:30, Happy Hour till 10. Performances at 10pm. DJ Sets/open dancefloor after performances till 1am or later.

$5 cover after 9:30. Free before 9:30.

October 15: DJ Sep + Boogiemeister/Adrian Blackhurst, Amberetta, Millie Maddox

This Tuesday we have a Special Guest joining us on a visit from Hawaii. No stranger to the global dub scene, DJ and Producer Adrian Blackhurst, became known in the World Music Electronica scene as a member of Vancouver, BC’s Beats Without Borders crew. With Maui as his current home-base/launching-pad, Adrian travels the world sharing his music, and is always a welcome guest when he rolls through town.

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Paired with DJ Sep, this night is sure to be an ethnically fuelled dubbified night on the dancefloor. Underground Nomads resident DJ Sep plays on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. You can also check her out on Sundays at Dub Mission, along with her crew, for SF’s longest running Reggae dance party. At Underground Nomads, she pulls out unique sets spanning a world of sounds with her signature dub vibes, bringing in elements from her years as a Bay Area world music DJ and host of KPFA’s Off The Beaten Path.

Each week, we have a brilliant mix of dance performances by some amazing local and visiting dancers. This week, we bring residents Amberetta and Millie Maddox.

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Amberetta is a second generation bellydancer who began performing at the age of five, studying ballet, jazz, and tap, as well as the piano. In 2004, she began studying Tribal Fusion dance with Andrea Perkins and performed with the Dandasha Dance Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In addition, Amberetta obtained her 230 hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga Alliance through the Asheville Yoga Center in June 2010. In September of 2010, she relocated to the San Francisco area to pursue performance opportunities and further her dance education. In addition to her solo work, she performs Tribal Fusion Bellydance with RockaBelly under the direction of Kamille Hitz.

She presents the dance form she loves with a special mix of strength, independence, femininity, and dangerous curves. Tonight she will balance two very sharp, thirty-six inch scimitars as she performs her own original choreography.

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Millie Maddox is a professional 2D artist and animator with a background in the mobile video games industry. She discovered belly dance 7 years ago and took her very first class here in SF with The Mama of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Jill Parker. While working in NYC she continued her dance studies with Sera Solstice, Danielle Hutton and the East Coast Tribal stylization of movement. Cammi Darshan Vance was also one of her core teachers and heavily influenced the style of movement and emotion that she brings into her dance. Millie is a member of Cammi Darshan Vance’s troupe Petrichor with whom she has performed semi-professionally at Venus Uprising 2010, Tribal Fest 2012, and Danse du Ventre at the Alberta Rose theatre in Portland Oregon 2013. She also performed with Jill Parker’s Student troupe at Kafana Balkan this Summer. Millie has recently transplanted back to the Bay Area from from New York City and is currently immersing herself in the rich belly dance culture of San Francisco while in the process of developing with her own unique voice in dance. Millie also bakes killer gluten free brownies which you can find occasionally at Stephanie Field’s Sugarfoot Grits food pop up around San Francisco. Photo is courtesy of Jasmine Van T Productions.

BOOGIEMEISTER :: global beats n’ future funk (Beats Bazaar/Maui, HI)

Boogiemeister is the musical project of Adrian Blackhurst. He produces music, DJs & organizes music events on Maui. After co-founding Beats Without Borders monthly & band Delhi 2 Dublin, he moved to Maui & now focuses on solo music & his Beats Bazaar nights. He uses the almighty laptop and plays bass, guitar, synths, melodica, & various percussion that he often plays during his DJ sets as well! Boogiemeister produces & spins global beats, future funk, moombahton, electro-swing & gypsy breakbeats & then some, with the focus always on FUN & making people BOOGIE with the magic of music! – www.SoundCloud.com/Boogiemeister

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As usual, we kick off at 9pm.
DJ Set from 9-10
Dance Performances at 10
DJ Sets following performances for the rest of the night.
$5 cover. Free before 9:30.

October 8: Kami’s B-day with Janaka, Amar, FCBD, Jodi Waseca, Kami Liddle + …

This week we celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite Dance Performance Artists KAMI LIDDLE, featuring Kami herself, residents FatChanceBellyDance and Jodi Waseca’s debut performance at Underground Nomads. All sorts of goodness, and that’s just the dance performance section of the night (10pm).

Rockin the dancefloor will be Janaka Selekta and DJ Amar (and possibly Cheb i Sabbah*)

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Janaka is back from India for a few shows with God’s Robots, and will be joining us for a Worldly style DJ set. Amar will be dropping a multi-cultural, multi-genre set. Last week, Janaka and Amar filled in for Cheb i Sabbah, and will be back again this week for more on their scheduled night. *It is possible that Chebiji will join us if he is feeling well enough to come out and play. Either way, the night will be for him, and proceeds will go to help with his continued cancer treatment. We will post an update Tuesday evening. Check back here for a new post, if you wan’t to check in to see if Chebiji will come and play. Your support by coming will help him either way.

One of the pioneers of SF’s Asian Massive scene known for his WORLDLY nights and DHAMAAL events, now producing some of the richest sounding electronic dub beats fused with classical Indian sound creating a unique mix on the dancefloor. Janaka has been performing with Cheb i Sabbah and subbing for him at his legendary Tuesdays at Nickies over the years. Amar had been subbing for Chebiji in the more recent years. This will be a bit of a special reunion on the Tuesday night dancefloor, at a great new venue on a great new eclectic night that the Underground Nomads crew has brought to SF.

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Jodi Waseca is a multi-faceted performer, most renowned for her out-of-the-box theatrical dance performances.  Besides being a sought after teacher and solo artist, she also is a part of bellydance troupes the Bhoomi Project, Joweh RAW, comedic dance troupe Fou Fou Ha, and does burlesque, go-go, and stage managing with the variety show voted one of the top 10 in the world, the Hubba Hubba Revue. She is the co-producer of the North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar and of Baxtalo Drom, and the co-manager of the Bhoomi Project. Jodi is also a professional fire performer with a strong ethical lean towards safety and beauty. www.jodiwaseca.com

Kami Liddle is one of the leading ladies of tribal fusion belly dance world and her resume includes being the tribal director and choreographer of the Bellydance Superstars to working with Beats Antique. She now directs her new dance project Gold Star which stunned crowds at Tribal Fest and Lightning in a Bottle. She is based out of San Francisco and teaches at the Fat Chance Studio as part of her ongoing series called Strange Brew. www.kamiliddle.com

Presenting the original improvisational bellydance form called American Tribal Style, FatChanceBellyDance. Since the creation of FatChanceBellyDance by Carolena Nericcio in 1987, the troupe has fascinated audiences worldwide with their exciting improvisational technique. Carolena has refined a montage of different “tribal” elements into what has been coined American Tribal Style bellydance. Through their participation in dance festivals, collaborative productions with other artists, and benefit shows for community events, FCBD has established a strong professional reputation in and out of the Bay Area for performing as well. www.fcbd.com

Underground Nomads
Tuesdays at F8 – 1192 Folsom
9pm-1am or later
$5 after 9:30pm, Free before 9:30
Dance Performances at 10pm.
Happy Hour Drink Specials early evening till 10.

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Oct. 1: Cheb i Sabbah + dancers Rebecca Vasile, Jessie Loring + Julie Rea

Kicking off our 3rd month at F8, Cheb i Sabbah returns with his signature Outernational Mix. We take it back home to Nickie’s infused with today’s Underground Bass culture, new beats mixed with the old school Cheb i Sabbah style sounds.

This week extra special and extra important. As many of you are aware, Chebiji is fighting cancer, and your support is what has been keeping him going. Not just the financial support (though that has been valuable and is still needed), but his fans/friends/supporters on the dancefloor. You continue to keep him strong and playing music.

As always, the night will feature belly dance performances at 10pm, this week featuring Rebecca Vasile, Jessie Loring + Julie Rea

Following the dance performances, Cheb i Sabbah will be DJing for the rest of the night.

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Rebecca Vasile is a soloist with the Bellydance Superstars. She teaches and performs all different styles of dance internationally.  When Rebecca is not traveling, she teaches weekly classes in Oakland. You can check out her website at www.RebeccaBellydance.com

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In 2011, this sassy, dynamic duo hit the stage with their juicy movement and carefree vivaciousness. A product of the evolution of the Bay Area belly dance scene, Jessie Loring and Julie Rea meld strong ATS roots and modern fusion together for a playful interpretation for their audience. They frequently perform to support noble causes such as OneMama.org and the SF Asian Women’s Shelter.

Jessie Loring is a former company member and teacher of Fat Chance Belly Dance and Jill Parker’s Foxglove Sweethearts. Julie Rea is a member of Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company, former member of Dhama (Madrid, Spain), performs regularly with the Americano Social Club and co-produces the monthly gypsy punk party ‘Baxtalo Drom – The Lucky Road.’

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September 24: Dunkelbunt, Makyo, Dulce Vita, Calamity Sam, Azure, Zoe Jakes, Analisa, Tatyana +

Post-Symbiosis Global Shakedown with a rather massive lineup for our quaint little night.

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Asian Dub meets Balkan Electro Swing with Makyo(Japan) and Dunkelbundt (Austria!

We are excited to welcome Special Guests Dunkelbunt from Austria and Makyo from Japan, joining resident Dulce Vita on the decks for the night. In addition to DJ sets, we will be opening the night with a Live set by Jinnaya (Makyo’s new project) featuring our local favorite percussionist Drumspyder and Tribal Fusion Belly Dancers E-chan & Milla.

In addition to all that, we have dance performances by Azure, Zoe Jakes joining resident Calamity Sam with some of her ITS dancers, Tatyana, Azure and Analisa.

A note from Amar:
I just returned from Symbiosis and had an amazing weekend. I got to see Makyo’s set with Jinnaya late Saturday night and Dunkelbunt rockin the dancefloor on Sunday afternoon. Dulce Vita also joined me for my Electric Vardo Live set on Friday night and rocked the dancefloor with me.  I have to tell you – you are in for a Triple-treat, and then some.  Makyo will be joined by drumspyder (Scott Sterling) and a couple of amazing tribal fusion belly dancers from Japan. Some of you may have seen these ladies at Tribal Fest in 2007 (or it may have been 2006) doing their sword piece that dropped many jaws at the outdoor stage that year. Well, they are back and you will not want to miss seeing them up close and personal.

The night will begin at 8pm, with some happy hour chilling to some downtempo beats spun by Amar. Jinnaya will perform from 9-10pm, followed by dance performances. then Dulce takes the decks for an hour, joined by the ITS dancers flowing into Dunkelbunt’s set. Makyo will close the night with a DJ set.

THE PERFORMERS

Underground Nomads hosts International guest stars for a post-Symbiosis shakedown. Asian electronic dub producer/DJ MAKYO and Vienna’s Balkan beat and Electro-Swing producer/DJ DUNKELBUNDT will join us for a rare treat.

ABOUT THE DANCERS:

Most known for her musicality and ability to connect with the audience, Calamity Sam is not afraid to ham it up and show her sense of humor on stage. She has been a featured performer and instructor in France, Holland, Spain, England, and across the U.S. Sam is based in Oakland, CA where she teaches Unmata/Hot Pot I.T.S.,co-produces Taverna Nights with Tatyana Balte, and the Tribal Fest Afterparty with DJ Amar.  You’ll find her regularly in Los Angeles performing at Zulu Lounge, and producing an Improv night in L.A. called Eclectic Ensemble with DJ Amar.

Calamity Sam will be joined by special guest Zoe Jakes for an UNMATA style I.T.S. set (Improvizational Tribal Style Belly Dance).

Azure  Belly dance has been performing in the Bay Area for over ten years together. They have had a regular Saturday night gig at Kan Zaman Restaurant in the haight for many many years. The trio consists of Michael Mcelhaney, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ronna Malson. Michael has been performing belly dance for over 20 years and started his career with Fat Chance Belly dance. Michelle has studied many other types of dance including ballet, modern, flamenco, kathak, and various Latin styles. Ronna besides a belly dancer is also known as Crickett Bardot, an infamous Faux Queen performer in the bay area.

Analisa is a multi talented performance artist from Oakland Ca. As a evolving student she constantly continues to saturate herself in the dance. Performing mainly as a tribal fusion soloist, Analisa is involved in many other musical elements. You can find her rocking out as a DJ for the Burning Man Collective, The Dancetronauts, and as a fire dancer at local events and Festivals. Currently, Analisa continues to take as many workshops and classes as possible and studies with world renowned teachers such as Zoe Jakes and Jill Parker

Tatyana (performing improv with dunkelbunt) fell in love with dance “at gun point” at the age of 5 in the Soviet Union, where she was introduced to Ballet and Ballroom via the infamous Russian instruction methods. She has since found other forms of dance to love, including fusion belly dance. Her influences come from wonderful teachers and mentors, the poetry of genuine human experience, and the music itself. She has had the pleasure of performing with The Lady Fred’s Black Heart Ballads, The Americano Social Club dancers, DJ Amar and Calamity Sam at Taverna Nights, Jill Parker’s Student Dancers, and Elizabeth Strong & Rose Harden’s Shtetl Shakers.

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ABOUT THE MUSICIANS & DJs

Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] has built a reputation alongside Shantel, Balkan Beat Box and Parov Stelar as one of the world’s leading DJ’s and most important producers of Balkan Beats and Electro Swing. Lindemann started his musical career as a youngster with producing hip hop and electronic music. Later on he studied Jazz piano, began to work as a DJ and organized and hosted live-performances and club nights. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Lindemann moved to Vienna in 2001. Initially inspired by its rich electronic music scene, he quickly fell for Vienna’s unique cultural mélange, its musical diversity that unites influences of traditional music from the Balkan to the Orient. These days his tour schedule reads like an airport departure board: Tel Aviv, Sydney, Cape Town, Moscow, Paris, NYC, Toronto, Berlin, London, Madrid, Sofia are just a few of the cities where he performs regularly. He has been touring North America since 2006 and has played a large role in popularizing Electro Swing and Balkan Beats, his unique sound inspiring a generation of producers, DJ’s and concert promoters from the Global Bass scene. Not only is he known for his work as a composer, producer, DJ, radio editor and multi-instrumentalist, [dunkelbunt] has remixed and collaborated with Balkan Beat Box, Waldeck, Parov Stelar, Gotye, Tori Amos, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Watcha Clan, Harry Stoijka and 17Hippies, to name just a few. His concerts in NYC at Nickodemus’ Turntables On The Hudson, The World Music Festival in Chicago, playing alongside Bassnectar and the Afrolicious Crew in San Francisco, and his performance at Earthdance Laytonville have left audiences craving more. www.dunkelbunt.tk

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Makyo is a Tokyo-based producer and DJ who has been creating exotic Asian electronic-dub since 1994, with releases on Silent Records, Dakini Records, Planet Dog, Six Degrees, Interchill, Ministry of Sound, and many more. Makyo has remixed artists like Cheb I Sabbah, Natacha Atlas, Adham Shaikh, Solace, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and Kaya Project, and has been remixed by people like Bill Laswell and System 7. Makyo’s tracks have also featured on mix CDs by Alex Patterson (The Orb), Youth (Killing Joke, The Orb), and Mixmaster Morris.  As an early pioneer of Indian-electronic fusion, Makyo developed his sound contemporaneously with producers like Loop Guru, Talvin Singh, and Karsh Kale. While the idea of fusion between ethnic music and electronica has taken hold, few pursue it with the level of originality and care that Makyo brings to every track. Each piece is polished and developed for weeks to months before being released to the world, which is one reason Makyo’s tracks from a decade or more ago still sound fresh and distinctive today. Makyo’s sixth full album Purnima was released last year, and his new five-piece live band is touring regularly.  www.dakinirecords.com

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As a DJ performer in San Francisco, the North American capital of electronic dance music, how does Dulce Vita stand out? Along with a highly-acclaimed ability for solid track selection, true individuality happens here as a result of a musical risk. With the cross fader as her primary canvas and a signature brand of aggressive intent, she performs a sound all her own – an energetically urban sounds cape of breakbeat, infused with audible hints of Nu Skool, Big Beat, Chunky Electro, Tech-Funk, Filtered Disco, World Beats, Dubstep, Glitch-Hop, and IDM. www.dulcevita.dj

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Sept. 17: DJ Sep + Verbatim, Danielle + Jeanette, Masha, Bramani

Shortly Following Dub Mission’s 17 year Anniversary this past Labor Day weekend, DJ Sep returns to her new residency On for another dubbified journey around the world.

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We also have the amazing Hot Pot dancers from Sacramento, VERBATIM, joining the crew for some signature Improvizational Tribal Style Belly Dance. If you haven’t seen them rock the stage, don’t miss this (If you have seen them, you know not to miss it).

Verbatim (UNMATA / Hot Pot Studios, Sacramento)

Verbatim is Hot Pot Studios premiere troupe, a collection of performers and instructors in Unmata I.T.S. and dance fusion. Since their establishment in 2005 by Amy Sigil, Verbatim has performed over 200 shows from rockin out with local musicians in pop, punk, rock, world fusion dance to the international stages and belly dance festivals worldwide. Now the independently self directed Verbatim promises to continue being ” An exotic taste on a rock & roll palette.” Verbatim is Heather Macdonald, Natascha Storms, and April Hollon (aka lil’a). hotpotstudios.com

Also joining us on this night will be a duet performance with locals Danielle and Jeannette, as well as solo performances by Bramani and Masha.

Fusion belly dance artists Danielle Lottridge and Jeanette Walton began to collaborate on innovative explorations of musical and physical form two years ago when they formed the duet “Two Winks”. They’ve danced at shows, clubs, and art collectives in San Francisco, Oakland and Southern California, and they are thrilled to present new choreography at Underground Nomads!

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Danielle Lottridge and Jeanette Walton

A captivating belly dancer, tantalizing burlesque artist, fierce aerialist, and incredible fire eater all in one, Bramani Quinn is one of the premier performers of the bay area.  Bringing theater. dance, and circus training together she is sure to inspire every audience.  www.soulexpressionsfusionarts.com

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Masha is a multi-award-winning dance artist specializing in Modern and Classic Egyptian belly dance styles. She is distinguished for her grace, refined musicality, and expansive dance training within and beyond the realms of Middle Eastern dance. MashaRaqs.com

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Masha (Photo by Scott Belding)

September brings exciting performances by residents FatChanceBellyDance, Verbatim and more, plus very Special Guest music producers and DJs from Austria and Japan, Dunkelbundt and Makyo.

We are excited about our new venue in SOMA, F8, with a great sound system and dance floor, awesome bar and lounge area, and friendly staff. Easier parking too, and BART access (short walk from Civic Center BART). We will be starting earlier, at 9pm. Come early for happy hour snacks and cocktails. Bar opens at 6pm.

We continue showcasing the finest and most beautiful dance talent available in the SF Bay Area and beyond, bringing a different mix of performers each week.

We arrive at 8pm, kicking off with dance performances starting between 9:30-10 following a warmup downtempo DJ set by Amar.
$5 Cover, 21+, Free before 9:30. 2-for-1 before 11 with mention.

Drink Specials this week: $2 Red Stripe

Tuesdays at F8 (1192 Folsom)