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Fiery jack

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Nightlife wobbles, glows, and explodes in the fall

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marke@sfbg.com

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Don't leaf me alone, pumpkin, let's get equinoxious. When it comes to dancefloor domination in the fall (or, as we San Franciscans call it, "actual summer"), I'm totally an autumn bottom. Meet me at the following harvest balls or come a cropper. Puns! (And click here for even more great parties happening this weekend, yikes.)Read more »

Black secret technology

Cybertronic feathers: Detroit techno resurges, including upcoming appearances by Claude Young, Theo Parrish, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson  

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Detroit. Perhaps you've heard of it? Maybe someone forwarded you a link to a fascinating ruin porn slideshow of its abandoned skyscrapers and crumbled mansions. Or you've clicked on one of the innumerable feature stories about young, homesteading pioneers plowing new fields among the wind-blasted industrial decay. Maybe your grandfather has shook his head at the glory that used to be the Big Three, a multi-billion dollar auto industry now propped up by government funds. Read more »

Face time

SUPER EGO: A Hangover Treatment at F.S.C. Barber, a peek at Treasure Island Music Festival, a celebration of Vicki Marlane, and more nightlife mischief  

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I never regret the morning after — but sometimes the night before can stick to my face like Ragu to Tupperware, child. It's not always pretty! OK it is, but sometimes it's slightly less so. So when I heard that the nifty new vintage-groomin' F.S.C. Barber in the Mission was offering something called the Hangover Treatment facial, I leaped to try it.Read more »

Parton me

Dolly Parton talks about her new album Better Days, her drag queen fans, and her possible plans to take back the club

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marke@sfbg.com

"Well, hi, Marke! This is Dolly calling you from Nashville. I hope you're doin' well out there in San Francisco."Read more »

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 »