Out of the cages and into the bars with K.Flay, ((Phonic)), Benji B., House Rulez, and more roaring nightlife
Sat/18, 9 p.m.–3 a.m., $10. SOM 2925 16th St., SF. www.som-bar.com
KOSMIC POP 2010
I write a lot about global dance music, but Asia doesn't get much play — well, spank me hard, because the club scene in Seoul is working me out. House Rulez, an electro trio that includes a fierce dude jamming on his neon alto sax, writes catchy tunes bursting with so much early '90s rave energy (think Guru Josh with random presets) that they come off as joyfully subversive. They'll be headlining the Kosmic Pop 2010 party — just in time for Saturday's wonderful J-Pop Summit at Japantown's New People mall (www.newpeopleworld.com)? With Lady Chica, Brian Salazar, Kimani Taylor, and Paul Ban.
Sat/18, 9 p.m.–late, $25. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.facebook.com/soulkrush