Turkey trot

Stick a fork in Thanksgiving week parties, with Tyree Cooper, Cream of Beat, Azari and III, Agoria, Ben UFO, and more

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The one and only Tyree Cooper

SUPER EGO Besos from NYC, where it is 37 thousand degrees below zero, and I'm warming my hands on super-cute queer Brooklyn underground dance parties and giant 1990s big-room revival spaces with insane sound systems and too many gorgeous women to count. But if I was back in SF, I'd totally post-twerk with you at these fun parties.

 

TYREE COOPER

"Tyree Cooper, the producer — awesome, super-duper trooper" — that classic hip-house phrase randomly floats through many an old-school mind. But newer jams like "Nuthin' Wrong" and work on local Soo Wavey prove he's still on top. At Housepitality.

Wed/27, 9pm, $10. F8, 1192 Folsom, SF. www.housepitalitysf.com

 

AZARI AND III

The deep and sassy Canadian acid house revival quartet is calling it quits after this tour — here's your last chance to hear hits "Reckless (For Your Love)," "Manic," and "Hungry for the Power" in full live, sing-along glory. At Lights Down Low.

Wed/27, 9pm-3am, $17. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com

 

FULLY LOADED

A good ol' SF house pre-Thanksgiving hoedown to buzz you up for family time, value-packed with DJs Ardalan, Galen, Solar, M3, Omar, Mozhgan, and Cole.

Wed/27, 9pm-3am, $5. Monarch, 101 Sixth St, SF. www.monarchsf.com

 

CREAM OF BEAT

Part two of the legendary Bay Area hip-hop crew's 20-year reunion, with Masta Ace and Spice 1 live, plus Apollo, Mind Motion, Rolo 1-3, Dark Money, Fuze, host Chuy Gomez, and a whole bowlful more. So much sweet vinyl!

Thu/28, 9pm, $20. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com

 

MARTHA T. LIPTON

My favorite theatrical drag drama queen — aka "the Failed Actress" — has starred in a lot of turkeys. Work off some of yours at this birthday tribute extravaganza (20 drag queens and DJ Bus Station John) at the Some Thing party.

Fri/29, 10pm-late, $8. The Stud, 399 Ninth St, SF. www.studsf.com

 

TRIBAL FUNK

A 20-year reunion party night of savage beats to beat back your turkey coma. With deep Detroit techno prince Stacey Pullen, longtime SF favorite Donald Glaude, John Howard, Jeno, and more.

Fri/29, 9pm, $20. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com

 

NIGHTMARES ON WAX

Producer George Evelyn's long career under the Nightmares on Wax moniker includes some of the earliest European techno, moody forays into hip-hop, and seminal slices of atmospheric groove. I'll always love him for his bleep tracks.

Fri/29, 10pm, $15. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com

 

AGORIA

Lyonaise DJ-producer's thoughtful, driving tracks unfold with an architectural heft (thus his gorgeous recent hit "Scala," i.e. stairs or scales and his eye-popping "Forms" audiovisual series). He hits a sweet spot between underground and EDM: big rhythms, no corny flourishes. With Pedro Arbulu and Christian Mora at the lovely Audio Discotech, finally starting to find its party footing.

Sat/30, 9:30pm, $10–<\d>$20. Audio Discotech, 316 11th St, SF. modular-agoria.eventbrite.com

 

BEN UFO

Still fresh-faced, the young sensation aces it on the house turntables and as head of the Hessle Audio label. At the Icee Hot party, with Avalon Emerson and Austin Cesear.

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