A new nightclub dubbed Halcyon has opened in San Francisco, ushering in a new era of clubbing culture on the West Coast.
With a focus on showcasing the world’s most sought after DJs, labels and brands, Halcyon has big plans to become a global clubbing destination. In its opening month, artists like Fritz Kalkbrenner, Dubfire and Joseph Capriati have all graced the DJ booth, with Sharam, Sander Kleinenberg, Tiefschwarz and more set to round out the year.
The talent coming through Halcyon is commendable, but the atmosphere is what allows the venue to shine. The structure is a converted early 1900s SOMA brick and steel-beamed warehouse with massive skylights and high ceilings. Plus, a rare 24-hour licence allows for the club to host marathon events unlike any currently taking place in San Francisco.
Owner and manager Gina Milano, a respected San Francisco entrepreneur, touched on the unique aspects of this immersive setting: “Our visuals team have fused the latest technology into bespoke light shows, utilizing cutting edge tools including a six-laser projection mapping system, pixel control super flat on the original industrial beams and moving light capabilities. Every show will be different, tailored to each individual act.”
Not to mention Halcyon is also Pioneer Pro Audio’s flagship in the San Francisco Bay Area, promising quality sound of the highest degree.
View the schedule of upcoming events for Halcyon below.
23 – Halcyon Presents: Serge Devant & Dirtyhertz
25 – Modular feat. Jan Blomqvist (Live)
26 – DJ Sneak, Doc Martin
02 – Eli Escobar, Ant LaRock
03 - Yoshitoshi: Sharam (special 4 hour set)
09 – Kenny Larkin
10 – Visionquest: Lee Curtiss & Ryan Crosson
15 – CIRCUS Recordings present: Yousef
16 – Kenny Dope, Christoph & Shaded (Live)
17 – Sander Kleinenberg
23 - Tiefschwarz
[Photo Credit: Ariya Behjat]
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