While the overwhelming majority of you are likely trudging through the promotional-product-littered streets of Austin right now on achey feet after 15 minutes of said buzz band’s set (hey! I would’ve have been down there too, but sometimes things happen), there’s another pretty neat music and arts event taking place this weekend in San Francisco to mention- it’s much smaller of course and free- well was, all the tickets are now gone.

Launched in 2010, the demanding partnership of Intel and Vice, known as The Creators Project, was formed as an “ongoing global arts initiative in order to support visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers using technology to push the bounds of creative expression.” They have already well-exhibited themselves through lavish multimedia appearances in Europe, Asia and at Coachella (all that awesome installation art you likely used as a meeting place or as a sun shade while high on bunk ecstasy), and lucky for us, this weekend marks the Project’s West Coast debut.

Spread over two days at Fort Mason, the event brings music, discussions, screenings and interactive exhibits with a full music lineup including: The Hundred in the Hands, New Pants + Feng Mengbo’s Bruce Lee VJ Project, HEALTH, Teen Daze, The Antlers, Shabazz Palaces, Zola Jesus, Squarepusher, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and James Murphy + Pat Mahoney + Nancy Whang (DJ set).

Highlights include a special screening of Shut Up and Play the Hits, the LCD Soundsystem doc that’s garnered quite the buzz at SXSW and a behind-the-scenes look at Karen O’s crazed opera. I will be in SF shooting the event, so expect photos soon, but in the mean time, enjoy a special, Creators Project-inspired GRAG BAG of songs below.

Squarepusher- Plaistow Flex Out (MP3) (From Go Plastic)

Zola Jesus- Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake (MP3) (From Contaus)

Karen O- Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover) (MP3)

Spoek Mathambo – Put Some Red On It (Shabazz Palaces Remix) (MP3)

Teen Daze- Treten (MP3) (From All of Us)


PHOTOS: The Creators Project