Arctic charred with Koze, Yelle, Falty DL, Tiago, Prosumer, and more nightlife warmers
SUPER EGO Good thing my decorative Honey Badger-skin leg warmers double as a fierce muff-scarf combo, because Saturday I was stumbling back from a bomb underground warehouse launch — peel your ears for "The New Black" — and it was colder than the all-pleather interior of a second-hand Kardashian. Of-a-sudden! I'm about to wear jeggings over thermies over two pairs of liquor store pantyhose and rap about it just to stay warm. She'll be serving you Sheer Energy undercover, burning up sidewalks at dawn with her layers of L'Eggs.
I'm still drunk, apparently. Let's just keep warm the old-fashioned way, OK? Dancing with abandon sure seems melty enough.
Nineteen drag queens! That's how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop — and to provide overwhelming entertainment at this benefit for Rocket Dog Rescue. Sister Roma and Phatima Rude host. Everybody barks.
Wed/9, 8 p.m. $25. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
Juanita More and Joshua J.'s weekly party draws a lovely queer crowd that certainly knows how to find its light (photos are taken continuously in the backroom). The music's usually flash-forward , too — for its four-year anniversary, the party pops with NYC's deliciously hard-driving house DJ W. Jeremy of House of Stank.
Wed/9, 9 p.m., $4. Q Bar, 456 Castro, SF. www.bootycallwednesdays.com
OK folks it's definitely benefit season — and this Burner-circus-burlesque party for KSea Flux, cherished SF underground mainstay who fell gravely ill last year, looks the business. Vau de Vire Society, Jill Tracy, Squidling Bros. Sideshow, Bad Unkl Sista, and seemingly zillions more will work their nightlife magic.
Thu/10, 8 p.m., $10. 375 DNA Lounge, 11th St., SF. www.dnalounge.com
Equal parts head-tripper and bass-ripper, the wonderfully complex New Yorker scored big props playing the Radiohead tour, and isn't afraid to drop Frank Zappa, Mobb Deep, and Aphex Twin into sets that cohere somehow into glistening workouts.
Fri/11, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m., $10 advance. SOM, 2925 16th St., SF. www.som-bar.com
I have been dying to go to Lisbon's Lux club for years, because hello sweaty Portuguesas getting down to quality music. Sparkling leftfield disco and dubby techno Lux resident Tiago (average set length there: seven hours) represents at the No Way Back monthly party.
Fri/11, 10 p.m., $5–$10. 222 Hyde, SF. www.222hyde.com
Or you could just grab a strong drink at relaunched queer bar Truck and listen to some mighty eclectic tunes at this new monthly party, with cute DJs Josh Cheon, Chicken, and more. No pressure!
Fri/11, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., free. Truck, 1900 Folsom, SF. www.trucksf.com
Two of the Belleville Three inventors of techno, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, have re-teamed up to show the kids how it's done, Detroit-style. The mere idea of these two actual legends vibing live on four turntables and a drum machine makes me kinda weak.
Sat/12, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., $20. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. wwwpublicsf.com