Nightlife

Knock three times

Who's there? XXXY, Eats Everything, Beautiful Swimmers, DJ Lengua, Murk,  more

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marke@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO Hey ya'll, here are some primo parties I'm digging this week (and I just added some more great shindigs here) -- remember to tap-tap-tap on the second stall door to the left and say, "Hi!" Just a wee reminder: for a lot more insanity, hit up www.sfbg.com/nightlife2012 where you'll find a huge list of my favorite weekly and monthly parties. Hi!Read more »

The unidentifiable dance grooves of ESG

How a group of sisters from the South Bronx made music on the cusp of punk, no wave, and hip-hop

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MUSIC Even the strangest sounds tend to lose their unfamiliar aura after a few listens. But no matter how many times I spin ESG's "UFO," I find myself utterly incapable of identifying that synthetic warbling that meanders through the minimal groove. Is it water gurgling in old gas pipes, a whirling police siren, the ferocious grumbling of a subway train? Or something more disturbing: Clanging echoes of gunfire, successive bursts of city noise filtered through apartment hallways?Read more »

Mayor Lee praises the importance of nightlife to SF

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Addressing a gathering of nightlife advocates at a California Music and Culture Association event last night, Mayor Ed Lee praised the economic and cultural role that the entertainment industry plays in San Francisco, announced plans to add a “nightlife unit” in the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and even hinted that Halloween in the Castro might be returning after being shut down during the city's Read more »

In their words: party people from the Guardian's Club Action cover

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Last week we got to photograph folks from several different corners of the Bay Area nightlife scene for Marke B's Club Action cover story. Listen to them talk to Guardian art director Mirissa Neff and contributing photographer Matthew Reamer about what they love to do when they're out and about in the wee hours.

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Mourning the death of an underground gay party: Mr. Black in SF

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Once upon a time in New York City, on the intersection of Broadway and Bleecker, there used to be a club where the lights never shone. In the cavernous dark, Marc Jacobs’ Black Book of desperate, disposable, beautiful boys could blindly bump into one of club goddess Amanda Lepore’s naked body parts. But when you’re in one of the steamiest, most-crowded gay hotspots in the world with candlelit backrooms, a scandalous vibe, and servers in top hats and backless aprons, such concepts as personal space become fantasy.

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The war is over. Fun won.

San Francisco nightlife is finally getting some political support

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steve@sfbg.com

>>Read Sup. Scott Weiner's op-ed on SF nightlife here

Two years ago, the war on fun that the Bay Guardian had been chronicling and decrying since 2006 — involving overzealous cops, NIMBY neighbors complaining about noise, escalating fees on outdoor events, and politicians scapegoating nightclubs for urban violence –- seemed to be reaching a peak of official intolerance.Read more »

Nightlife: Fun plus jobs

San Francisco supervisor Scott Weiner on what clubs mean to our community

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By Supervisor Scott Weiner

OPINION We all know the cultural benefits of nightlife. It's fun. We get to meet people — friends, lovers, and all the rest. We build community. We hear great music. We dance. We spend time outside on our streets. For LGBT people, we meet other LGBTs and keep our community strong. The list goes on: Without a strong entertainment scene, including bars, clubs, live music venues, arts venues, night-time restaurants, and street fairs, our city would be a less interesting and less diverse place.Read more »

Club action!

Salsa, rocksteady, gay goth, electro-cumbia, hypercrunk, bhangra, zouk... the 62 parties you should be going to right now

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Krushin' on

Party time with DJ Krush, Red Baraat, Black Rock Roller Disco benefit, Forest Green, and more

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SUPER EGO I've only a wee bit of space this week before I rush off back into the Mardi Gras of my mind, but I've got to three times diagonal-snap for local fashion designer Jeanette Au (jeanetteau.carbonmade.com) who tore it up for SF on the NY Fashion Week runways last week with her debut collection of 3-D knit fantasias. Ruling!

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Fire in the hole

Four new bars to get you hot 'n watered. Plus: "V", Rebolledo, Ewan Pearson, Brazil Carnaval Ball, Lil Miss Hot Mess, Ellen Ferrato, and Poolside parties

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SUPER EGO They call her cinnamon shot/ because she's quick and hot/ and when she's really on?/ She's a sake booomb! I recently affirmed — tipsier than the Costa Concordia and twice as cruisy — that one of my all-time favorite bars is that Sapphic Mission watering hole, the Lexington Club (3464 19th St., SF. Read more »