Spooky couture, a Mingus tribute, and a Prefuse 73 blowout for the local wobblerati
SUPER EGO "It's the post-Apocalyptic story of a cultlike group of women who are completely crazy and believe that by sacrificing 'Paulina' they can bring some order to the chaos in their lives," super-stylish designer (and renowned club sweetheart) Dexter L. Flawk tells me of his debut collection. "In reality, it's a Pan's Labyrinth version of my last relationship."
With a fashion show splash, including DJs Richie Panic and Sarah Delush, visuals by naughty hyperrealist merkley???, an opening show by Irukandji, and glamour surely galore, "Death to Paulina" by Dextrose launches on Fri/16 (9 p.m., $5. Project One, 251 Rhode Island, SF. www.facebook.com/projectonesf). "Spooky couture" in sexy excess? We're ready for it, methinks.
Fellow freaks know I'm a bass fanatic — that extends to the jazz realm and the godfather of out-there analogue double bass bliss, Charles Mingus. On the avant-garde legend's 90th birthday, excellent seven-piece ensemble Mingus Dynasty will bring the almighty heat to life, trippy bass flights included.
Wed/14, 8pm and Thu/15, 8pm and 10pm, $20–$26. Yoshi's SF, 1330 Fillmore, SF. www.yoshis.com
Cute but skinny Scottish-US DJ trio bring warm, funky 1980s-looking house sounds (a few sharp claws and a lot of meows) to the weekly Housepitality party.
Wed/14, 9 p.m., free before 11pm with RSVP at www.housepitalitysf.com/rsvp, $10 after. Icon, 1192 Folsom, SF.
Saw this future bass dude a couple years ago at Slim's with a live drummer and it b-l-e-w me away. On 103 Harriet's amps — and backed by indie rap beats dropper Blockhead and super-eclectic cutie Falty DL — he should be insane. This Re:Creation party doubles as a release for Hot N Heavy Bay Area Bass Vol. 3 , so the local wobblerati will be front and center.
Fri/16, 9pm-4am, $15 advance, $20 door. 103 Harriet, SF. www.1015.com
Love me some teddy bear Philly rap Roots-lovin' from the ?uest man. And dying to see what cuts he brings to the Independent dance floor. If he wipes the vinyl with his afro I will faint and throw my panties, in that order.
Fri/16, 8:30pm doors, 9pm show, $30. The Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. www.theindependentsf.com
The early Canadian techno ambassador and Accelerate label owner melded true electro energy to the deep Chicago Trax Records sound — and gave it a steely Detroit edge. He'll be turning up the electrics with some of my favorite local deep techno DJs, including Rich Korach and Bells & Whistles.
Let's get noisy in a "contemporary classical" way. A perfectly scrappy, leftfield complement to the huge American Mavericks festival going on at the SF Symphony, this aurally intriguing-looking night has the William Winant Percussion Ensemble playing New Mexican composer James Tenney's "Crystal Canon" and "Wake," plus Blood Wedding, Horaflora, Ettrick, and DJ Geeta Dayal.
Tue/20, 9:30ish, $6. Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF. www.amnesiathebar.com