SUPER EGO: The Republic, Public Works, Holy Cow, Bloom's Saloon, Mercury Soul, Fag Fridays, Gaslamp Killer, and more nightlife debauchery
Techno meets classical when composer Mason Bates and conductor Benjamin Schwartz thread live orchestral performances through thumping DJ sets at this roving party (www.mercurysoul.org). It'll give you auditory shivers on the dance floor.
ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE
Electronic soul outfit from New Zealand that manages the neat trick of combining D'Angelo steaminess, Avalanches effects, and DJ Shadow atmospherics. With smoothie singer Jesse Boykins III.
Fri/15, 10 p.m., $10. SOM, 2925 16th St., SF. www.som-bar.com
L.A. future bass slammer always gets heads banging with his special brand of experimental fuzz. I'm living for the stoner cosmic-laptop kids this year. With Daedelus, 12th Planet, and Teebs.
Fri/15, 10 p.m.–4 a.m., $15. 103 Harriet, SF. www.1015.com