Parties with artful hearts: Expressions, Rockin' Record Hop, Lil Miss Hot Mess's Bat Mitzvah, and more
SUPER EGO Holy star charts, I can hardly keep up with the recent explosion of creativity at the clubs lately. Did someone pop an artsy cork at New Year's and squirt sublimity all over S.F.? The wild, weird combinations bubbling up from the underground spell effort and I love it. Wet your brushes, grab a sequined smock, and we'll canvass the week.
ROCKIN' RECORD HOP
Twist again, like we did in 1959 and ... um, 1979, too? Inimitable rare '50s groove DJs Sergio Iglesias and Lisa Dinamita are aptly drawing a direct vinyl line from Chubby Checker to punkabilly, with a special tribute to the Cramps (Lux Interior, RIP) at this skirt-twirling, hipshake-and-scowl dance-a-thon.
Wed/3, 10 p.m., free. Delirium, 3139 16th St., SF. (415) 552-5525
Massive Burning Man campsters and party-throwers extraordinaire Pink Mammoth get all woolly on us for their sixth anniversary. Yes, there will be twirling poi — possibly flaming — but there will also be wonderfully funky house, a rarity at BM these days, courtesy of pinky DJs Gravity, Jonathan W., Markie B. (no relation, unless he's cute), and many more. Plus, a gourmet food court! Wait, Burners eat more than cold Tasty Bites?
Fri/5, 9 p.m.–3 a.m., $6 advance. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.pinkmammoth.org
DEBASER HEARTS DIARY
Blot your guyliner with flannel as emo-punk meets grunge revival for — what else? — a juicy pre-Valentine's Day navel-gaze. Will two of our biggest backward-looking rock clubs, Debaser and Diary, find love in utero — or will they weep through a dashboard confessional? Eh, who cares, we just want to scream along with the hits and do a little crowd-surfing. DJs Jamie Jams, Emdee, Chris Brennan, Kristopher, and Patric.
Sat/6, 9 p.m., $5/free with cardigan or flannel before 11 p.m. The Knockout, 3223 Missions, SF. www.facebook.com/debaser90s
She's nasty! I mean really nasty. And awesomely disgusting. She's Austin's grossest gender clown, and she sings, too. "Tears From My Pussy," "African Mayonnaise," "Fix My Dick" — all the R&B dance classics from her new EP will be shouted at the city's biggest big-belly, beard-rubbin' bear club, Bearracuda, when she slimes onto the stage. Southern comfort, indeed. DJs Sam Storicks and Boyshapedbox warm her over, free massages upstairs.
Sat/6, 9 p.m.–3 a.m., $8. Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin, SF. www.bearracuda.com
Art and music seems the going combo for 2k10 already, with live painting and craft tables — not to mention creative wardrobe malfunctions — springing up all over Clubland. This awesome new monthly at Space Gallery gathers wheatpaste, stencil, sketch, and manipulation artists to hang their stuff. DJs Cez (of the great Pop Your Funk blog, www.popyourfunk.com), Dan Suda, Nolan, and Briski bring soulful house and techno.
Sat/6, 8 p.m., free. Space Gallery, 1141 Polk, SF. www.facebook.com/ExpressionsSF
LIL MISS HOT MESS'S BAT MITZVAH X2
"Thirteen years ago she became a man. Today she becomes a lady." Yes, up-and-coming drag darling Lil Miss Hot Mess is having a coming-of-age Jew-over blast, with performances by Anna Conda, Glamamore, Jupiter, Dean Disaster, and too many more, plus hot queer dance tunes from Pink Lightning and Mylo Pony. Proceeds go toward the U.S. Social Forum. Dress code: synagogue chic.