Nightlife: Derrick Carter, Wicked's 22nd, Body High, Swagger Like Us, Cream of Beat, Bionic (RE)Launch, and more parties to light your fireworks
Fri/5, 9pm, $2–$4. The Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF. www.theknockoutsf.com
Very cool all-night showcase for this young Berlin electronic label that takes experiment, sound art, and techno-futurism as a given. With founder Bill Kouligas, Lee Gamble, Heatsick, and NHK'Koxygen performing.
Fri/5, 9pm-late, $10–$20. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
CHARLIE HORSE: RIOT GHHHOUL
The hilarious monthly bargain-bin punk rock drag show takes on riot grrrl, but with zombies. Who knows what the hell will result? Plus one: the place is always packed with alternative hotties.
Sat/6, 9:30pm, $5. SF Eagle, 398 12th St., SF. www.sf-eagle.com
The chill and spacey disco wiz's recent post-punky popper "Junior's Throwing Craze" would not leave my head earlier this year — hear him channel your subconscious genre mashups at the monthly Push the Feeling party, now on Saturdays.
Sat/6, 9pm, $6. UndergroundSF, 424 Haight, SF. www.epicsauce.com
SWAGGER LIKE US
Happy first birthday to the daytime party that helped revive queer hip-hop for a new generation. It's also probably the most diverse experience you'll have in these crazy SF times. Fight the blandening! Twerk for your gay life.
Sun/7, 3pm-8pm, $5–$8. El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF. www.facebook.com/swaggerlikeussf