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Na Nach hey hey

Getting down to the latest Na Nach trance, and partying with Taboo, Lee Foss, Lee Burridge, and the Tipper Sound Experience

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All the names

Too much nightlife? Never! Richie Hawtin, Derrick Carter, Louie Vega, Independance, A Club Called Rhonda, Boom!, and a cherry bomb of parties for the long weekend

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marke@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO Whew, it's all a preposterous worldwind of nightlife news and woo-hoo this pre-Fourth week, so let's take a minute to catch up before we put the riot in patriot (and the "tearoom" back in tea party).Read more »

Wild is the wind

Kim Nalley channels Nina Simone, and Burning Man channels personal pizza

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marke@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO "I remember the last time I saw Nina Simone, it was just after the Bush-Gore election fiasco. She was maaad," graciously loquacious jazz chanteuse Kim Nalley told me over the phone when I asked her about the High Priestess of Soul's relevance today. "Here was this woman who had been there through so many stages of the civil rights struggle, fought for voting rights in Mississippi, been there through all of that — and then to hear about black communities, Jewish communities, where the votes just disappeared ...Read more »

Not the face!

Smacks of nightlife mischief: Wig Out Wednesday, Loose Joints, Sunset Treasure Island Picnic, Dave Nada, Mall Madness, and more

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marke@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO Henny, I don't even know where to start. I leave the country for a lousy two months and I come back to this? No more Eagle Tavern to blow my mind on Thursday nights and blow my other parts on Sunday afternoon? No more Ti Couz for a hot bowl of pear cider when it's pissing down rain? Straight people from Richmond puking all over the Castro on the regular? (Actually not too sad about this. I love my Richmond girls — and their unattended purses and boyfriends.)Read more »

Spring nightlife preview

Our nightlife column, Super Ego, says farewell (for now) with a massive list of spring party musts, including Beats for Japan, Mary Anne Hobbs, Fag Friday, Bomba Estereo, the Tubesteak Connection anniversary, and How Weird Street Fair

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superego@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO Dear Miss Rotissary Ethnicity Jackson-Houston Ross,Read more »

Superspoon

Awesomely tasty Night Market at Public Works will satisfy appetites for dishing and dancing. Plus: Frite Nite showcase, Debaser anniversary, Relax Relate Release, and Soiree 9

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superego@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO The modern historical relationship between wild nightlife and fine food in San Francisco is short, messy, and smells like either hot tamales, pork-wrapped pork, Nutella A Go-Go, or semi-regurgitated Marcello's. Aside from the odd Tonayense truck rumbling outside the club, food carts were definitely outnumbered in the 1990s by ambulances on standby at popular venues. (Who the hell ate in the '90s, anyway?)Read more »

Make waves

Stand up for your dance rights. Plus: Angela Bowie, Kingdom, Todd Terje, Hacienda, and Steam Punktrick's Day parties

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SUPER EGO Hilariously, I think there are now more hearings at City Hall about raves than there are actual raves within the city limit, and those hearings are becoming the kind of fun old-school rave reunion events that everyone plans their outfits for. Situationism lives!Read more »

Garlands

The Ides of March herald the 18th anniversary of goth-industrial club Death Guild -- arise for a three-day black celebration. Plus: Peter Murphy

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SUPER EGO Despite its fixation on a fathomless past, the goth scene has endured — and sometimes embraced — a cadaverous host of contemporary challenges and styles. From mall-joke commercialization and media scapegoating to cyberpunk, steampunk, Burning Man Mad Maxiness, gamer chic, and now Facebook (not to mention a deliciously strange marriage to industrial music's macho posturing throughout), goth has seen it all and lived to tell.Read more »

Beady beady

SUPER EGO: Mardi Gras parties a-plenty this year. Plus: Miss Toolbox Pageant, Le Castle Vania, and New Wave City's last night at DNA Lounge

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SUPER EGO Mardi Gras is one of those time-honored party traditions I always forget. Usually, I'll pass by some unfortunate gay man covered in plastic Miller Lite beads passed out on a Castro curb, a bedazzled mime mask slipping from his gradually unclenching fist. Then I'm all like, "Oh, it's Fat Tuesday," and I totally know what I'm giving up for Lent. I love my Castro gays! They're like a tragic calendar of fetes.Read more »

Party of one

Just you, me, and hundreds of friends with Frankie Knuckles, DJ MikeQ, Karizma, Forest Green, Red Bull Thre3style, Eugene Tambourine, As You Like It, and more parties

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SUPER EGO Gotta say it: the weekend after a holiday weekend is the best for clubbing. Less pressure, more drink specials, fewer amateurs. Not that I have anything against newbies: like space girls, they're easy, but please. A ton of epic shit I don't remember happened over the Presidents' three-day — hopefully not a Bush threeway — but if it involved the word "epic" I'm certainly glad I don't. Crowded parties are totally my thing (and the gigs I'm recommending below will surely feel cozy). But if I get elbowed in the boob one more time at the bar, I'm gonna go Yoko Ono. Read more »