SUPER EGO Dear Baby New Year, can you cut up a lot more lines of that fantastic 2010 stuff? Local nightlife and dance music was off the hot hooker. And if the phalanx of shindigs piled up for New Year's Eve is any indication, there's a glitter-canon's worth of glee to come. Below are my favorites, check 'em out. Thxy! Love, Marke B. (P.S. Er, one more thing ... you've got a little VCR on your leftie. Kids these days!)
For John Waters fans (and who isn't one?) this of course makes perfect sense: The Pink Flamingos director and hot-filth raconteur winters in chilly Baltimore, and summers in fog-shrouded San Francisco. "I just love watching the shocked tourists on the cable cars, gripping their cans of Ensure and freezing their asses off," he jokes over the phone with that infamous little cackle. He'll be jetting back here, however, on Sat/11 for "A Sleigh Full of Smut" his one-man Christmas show to benefit the awesome Roxie Cinema, which turned 100 last year. Read more »
SUPER EGO "You know me, I'm always doing something," Margaret Cho practically purred over the phone en route to another smash show on the East Coast. Um, understatement of the year much? While the Cho-stess with the Mostest is lately giving off the chill vibes of an edgy comedian and right-on scenester in her prime (she's not shy about being on the golden side of 40), she's been more active than ever. "I totally have symbolic flames on the side of my tour bus," she quipped. "It's so retro '90s."Read more »
Honest to Tyra, one of my absolute favorite things in the world is the N-Judah Night Owl bus at 3 a.m. Where else can you encounter such a juicy cross-section of the city's nightlife players — at least the ones too broke or too cheap (or too hot, like me) to snag a cab home?Read more »
>>Alas! We've just heard word that Tensnake has had to cancel his appearance here due to visa and family issues. Hopefully he'll make it here soon!
SUPER EGO I adore history, it's all so pointless. It's fun to play around with, too — stick your mitts in the used fork drawer of the past and clatter about a bit, just to make new noise. Artists do this all the time, grab stuff from different eras and pastiche them together to create unique and dreamlike emotional states. Bygones!Read more »
SUPER EGOMarke B. is off getting hitched to Hunky Beau (finally!) so we asked scruffy lad-about-town Ruggy Joesten, senior community manager at Yelp.com, to fill in as nightlife correspondent. This is the second part of his SF Bush Corridor bar blitz. You can read all about part one here.Read more »
SUPER EGOMarke B.'s off getting hitched to Hunky Beau, so we asked the raffishly cute Ruggy, senior community manager at Yelp.com, to fill in as nightlife correspondent. Part two comes out Nov. 3.
What does your average Friday night look like? Does it involve catching up with old college friends over a 2007 Chateau Montelena Bordeaux blend? Maybe you'd rather snuggle up next to your boo on an EQ3 chaise longue with the remote in one hand and a Shake Weight in the other.Read more »