Nite Trax: Comedowns are for losers! New Year's Day parties

You can bear up!

You know what happens if you stop, don't you? The New Year's Eve hangover catches up. So why not just power through until Monday morning with some of the most fortifying party crews in town? Si se puede, honey. Here's the wheres and whenfors:


Don't shelve yourself when it all turns '12 -- new club Monarch's spreading its wings at dawn with this morning after party, featuring the classic Wicked rave crew's Thomas (now of acclaimed duo Rub N Tug), underground disco hero James Glass, local re-edit kings 40 Thieves, and the funky house sounds of DJs Solar and Conor.
6am-2pm, $20. Monarch, 101 Sixth St., SF. Facebook invite,

Dedicated to maintaining its sacred space in Black Rock City for top-notch electronic music, OT holds an all-day fundraiser commemorating its 10th year of existence. Food, friendliness, and nomad techno for sure.
6am-4:20pm, $5-$10. Mission Rock, 817 Terry Francois, SF., Facebook invite


This awesome New Year's annual, now in its umpteenth year, delivers some classic funky SF techno all day long from the storied crews. With special guest Brothers' Vibe, a.k.a. Tony Rodriguez from New Jersey, who's put out some mighty smooth classic house cuts in his long career (along with his brother Luis). With DJs Solar, who'll be DJing like 30 hours straight at this point, Galen, J-Bird, Tasho, and more.
2 p.m.-2 a.m., $10 before 5 p.m., $20 after. Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF.


There are seriously going to be about 1000 DJs at this bonkers Burner-friendly block party-rave tradition outside Mighty, so grab your neon fun-fur cowboy hat and jump in ... if you're a CHAMPION.
6am-6pm, $20 advance, $25 at the gates, $5 off with a box of cereal for the SF Food Bank. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF.,

The Brass Tax crew has promised us an exploding gorilla, New Year's countdown do-over, drink specials galore, and a fully stocked triage station. Oh, and also "DJs DingDong, JoeJoe, Mace and Ernie, along with Jess Stockton (BTxLA) and special guests Ethan Miller (FnF), Dr. Whiskers (Strategik) and The Tsurata Experience (Strategik) dropping bumping beats." I don't know who any of those fine-sounding cats are -- but I will definitely take their bumps.
4pm-2am, $5 before 6pm, $10 after. Public Workes, 161 Erie, SF., Facebook invite

If you've recovered enough from the fabulous Honey Soundsystem (and Sunset) New Year's Eve party with KiNK at Public Works, come heat up again/cool down with the fabulous creatures at Honey's regular queer-wonderful Sunday hive, Holy Cow. It'll be the talk.
9pm-2am, $5. Holy Cow, 1535 Folsom, SF., Facebook invite

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