Sparking the fall party season with Love Will Fix It, Tiger and Woods, Bikes and Beats, the Rapture, and more
Sat/8, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m., $18–$25, 18+. Sound Factory, 525 Harrison, SF. www.blowupforever.com
Following in the footsteps of live techno, live house music is making a comeback. (The difference? Better technology only recently made live techno an option for most venues, whereas live house music, with its more standard instrumentation, can basically be traced back to jazz.) Local musician Sen-Sei was one of the original residents of the 2nd Sundays party and is a wiz at accompanying a DJ, in this case Brian Salazar, with his keyboards and taking the music to cosmic places. He's returning to close out the 2nd Sundays season — and those of you who know me know I would only recommend a 2nd Sundays party if the music was going to be exceptional. With Mark Farina and Honey Dijon, so you know.
Sun/9, noon to midnight, $20. Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 Terry Francois Blvd., SF. www.2ndsundays.com