Tons of great dance music and fab haps on tap this weekend -- so much, in fact that I'm giving weeeekend another couple of "e"s, OKeee? Your sountrack choices this week? Perfect summer edits party jams, wiggy contemporary ecstacy techno, clap-your-hands disco-funk loveliness, or hyper-poetic rejection bass. Wut? Do let's begin -- and for more crazy great thingies, including Squarepusher, Erol Alkan, Buraka Som Sistema, and The Pharcyde -- hit up our This Week's Picks section.
The Spaniard delivered pretty much the dance album of the year so far with Fin -- further exploring the psychedelic-Balearic release epitomized in his previous work. He'll be appearing, intimately, in t he public Works Odd Job Loft, bringing some sunshine to the Icee Hot party.Also, this is so far the cognescenti club hit of the summer:
Thu/2, 9pm-3am, $5 before 11, $10. public Works, 161 erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
This ought to be insane -- NYC's House of Aviance descends on San Francisco for some vogue ball realness (more like a showacse, really, as a commenter below points out). Mother Juan Aviance, Nita Aviance, Kevin Aviance, Gehno Aviance, plus DJs Juanita More, Jason Kendig, and capoeiraista Antonio Contreras. It'll be a bonkers extravaganza for all, queens and admirers both. Get ready to drop! (And Lady Bunny says she's coming? Ummmm)
Fri/3, 9pm-3am, $15-$25. Beatbox, 314 11th St., SF. www.beatboxsf.com
Dark and fierce queer rapper from the future rides a fresh wave of hype to the spooky-neat 120 Minutes party, with Physical Therapy and a performance by the eye-popping Boy Child.
Fri/3, 10pm, $10. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.com
The Holy Cow continues to shed its reputation as a somewhat, er, screechy meat market, welcoming in this new Friday underground-vibes techno monthly, kicking off with local faves Nikita, Adnan Sharif, Lt. D, Joseph Lee, and special guest from Vancouver Kota Shibata.
Fri/3, 10pm, $10. Holy Cow, 1535 Folsom, SF.
The super-hot (like, for me, panties-throwing hot -- but also hot in the audial way) British Hotflush label honcho is perfectly schizophrenic, giving us atmospheric dubby-deep bass genius and cerebellum-tickling techno in the harder vein. We like it when both sides come out to play -- and why wouldn't they at this As You like It party, with an amazing sound system and support from the also fascinating Olivier Deutschmann, Epcot (he's back!), and Mossmoss.
Fri/3, 9pm-4am, $10 before 11pm, $20 after. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
And now for something completely different -- it's OG club kid (and supposed progenitor of queer hip-hop) Jon Sugar's birthday, and he's having the party at his raucous regular Gay Artists and Writers Kollective showcase, with bands 5 Pines and Happy Idiots, fantasy solo performances, and an ever-lively crowd of the open-minded.
Sun/5, 7pm, free. Tikka Masala, 1668 Haight, SF. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Or just go!