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Armory Prepares To Open As Massive Music Venue With Festival Of Women DJs


Caleb Pershan of SFist discusses the transformation of the San Francisco Armory into a music venue and plans to host an electronic music event event with all female DJs.

This article originally appeared on SFist

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Big, imposing, and really like nothing else in the city, the San Francisco Armory is impossible to miss — and it's always fun to explain to out-of-towners that it's owned by BDSM pornographers Kink.com, who use it for fetish porn shoots and as office space.

But the clandestine space, open to the public for some tours and just a few events a year, is about to get a lot more social: Its entertainment permit having been approved in April, the Armory's massive drill court is officially becoming a 4,000 person concert venue, succeeding despite some neighbor opposition. That project is expected to be complete in September, just in time for a kickoff night of shows with two stages and some of the most respected DJs in EDM and house music.

That would be Together Fest on Saturday, October 8th, for which tickets are on sale as of today. And in the kind of power-exchange twist that's common at the Armory, the classically male-dominated world of dance music is about to get taken over by women...

... Read the full article by Caleb Pershan at sfist.com

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