Chain-chain-chains: Folsom Street Fair parties, Public Works opening, Horse Meat Disco, Black Milk, Flying Lotus, Carl Craig, Mary Anne Hobbs, Kyle Hall, and a ton more nightlife
Pump your guns and meet me at the ice cream truck — I need help carrying all the sugar cones we'll need for the sticky-sweet mess this week's becoming. Folsom Street Fair parties, a great new club opening, some Detroit takeover ... forget the vanilla and go directly to Rocky Road, sprinkles.
With ALF as mascot and gonzo indie-electro party boy DJ Richie Panic titillating a bucketload of omnisexual hipsters, this weekly gig isn't some rote sausage fest. You'll still make out, though. Hard.
Weds/22, 9 p.m., free. Beauty Bar, 2299 Mission, SF. www.thebeautybar.com/sf
Voracious crate-digger Chris Orr revs up a fashionable queer crowd with cleverly timeless tunes that sound one day ahead of our electro-fied now. Juanita More! and Joshua J. host, Isaac takes wild photos in the back.
Weds/22, 9 p.m., $5. Q Bar, 456 Castro, SF. www.juanitamore.com
Seminal second-wave Detroit techno wiz still plays the mad scientist in the back of your mind, only now he's on a more orchestral, organic-sounding trip.
Thu/23, 9:30 p.m., $15. Vessel, 85 Campton Pl., SF. www.vesselsf.com
After eight years of grinding ears, the city's great industrial and EBM club, Meat, hits the lockers. DJs Devon, Netik, Rich, and Ritter Gluck plus a huge Gallery of Dark Art will make it a bloody bang.
Thu/23, 9:30 p.m.–late, $5. DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street, SF. www.meatsf.com
Bears! Bears! Bears! Floss your teeth with man-fur at this huge shindig, which packs 'em in for progressive-pop dancing and tummy-rubs. With Aussie DJs Kam Shafaati and Mikey B., plus Philly's Tony Ruiz.
Fri/24, 9 p.m., $10. Cat Club, 1190 Folsom, SF. www.bearracuda.com
Detroit producer and rapper is properly garnering raves for his Dilla-tastic beats and sensitive style — new joint "Album of the Year" rides the current bliss-rap vogue with aplomb.
Fri/24, 10 p.m., $15. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
L.A. producer hyperwarps past the future bass trend with his inimitable mind-bending DJ sets, melting everything from Portishead to Alice Coltrane into a cosmic brew. With Caspa.
Fri/24, 9 p.m., $22.50. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
From his infamous Brooklyn "Aerosol Burns" club to the launch of his fantastic Italians Do it Better Label, the underground disco and Italo house revivalist is still on a roll.
Fri/24, 10 p.m.–4 a.m., $10. SOM, 2925 16th St., SF. www.som-bar.com
The hands-down best vocal house producer of the past decade brings his signature sound and tattooed good looks to Temple
Fri/24, 10 p.m., $20. Temple, 540 Howard, SF. www.templesf.com
PUBLIC WORKS OPENING
OK, freaking out about this — new club and art gallery Public Works, brought to us by several local party Illuminati, opens with a blast. DJs Jenö, Pee Play, Vin Sol, Slayers Club, HOTTUB, and many more.
Fri/24, 10 p.m.–3 a.m., $5. 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com