Super Ego

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All lit up

Think outside the boom, then take a nightlife shine to Kush Arora at Doom, Xeno and Oaklander, Stateside Dubstep, and more

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SUPER EGO Nightlife can be anything, that's the genius. It can be an early all-ages punk show at legendary co-op 924 Gilman Street (whose recent rent increase has put it in danger of closing — www.924gilman.org). It can be a rousing night of video games, fresh smoothies, and jocular camaraderie at sober safe-space Castro Country Club (also in danger of closing due to real estate shenanigans — www.castrocountryclub.org). Read more »

Slightly off-key

No sniffing, baby — it's all snazzy
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SUPER EGO "I was just in the bathroom splashing water on my knob," my excitable amigo Scottish Andy breathlessly dished at a mid-Market bathhouse-disco club last Saturday night. (You have to imagine this entire anecdote related in a hyper Scottish-Californian brogue. Like Highlander on poppers.) "And I heard someone majorly tooting in the stall. Snort. Snoooort. Like that. I thought, 'someone is really sniffing the fuck out of their baggie in there.' But then my friend came in and swung open the stall door and no one was in the stall. Read more »

Let's talk

Sandra Bernhard goes off wonderfully. Plus: Queensday, Devotion, and a goth-industrial bacchanal

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SUPEREGO The last time I got on the horn with scaldingly hilarious comedian Sandra Bernhard — one of the few people who can make me blush without pulling down their pants — it was the tail-end of that heady year, 2007. Remember then? Read more »

Bring it back?

Comin' around again (live re-edit): Bloody Beetroots, Bluetech, Bonobo, Bootie, Talvin Singh, and more

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UPDATE: Oh dear, the Talvin Singh show's been cancelled. More Volcano fallout? Hopefully he'll be back soon, tablas in hand.

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Finger waggle

No need to get pushy, sweets. Erol Alkan, Ambrosia and the Bearnsteins, Mad Professor, DJ Vadim, and more will let you through

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Soul says

DJ Said of Fatsouls brings a soulful house sensibility and Afrobeat background to his new monthly party

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SUPER EGO "Right now, as always, the city is so divided," said Said Adelekan, a.k.a. DJ Said, speaking to me over the phone from his studio in Eureka Valley, his husky Nigerian accent occasionally dissolving into self-effacing giggles. "There's so much emphasis on dubstep and techno. It's time for something uplifting, refreshing."Read more »

Viva, chicas

She put the messy in Mexican -- and then came home to Swedish hip-hop, Bowie trannies, Otter Pops, Mossmoss, and more

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SUPER EGO Your kiki, cross-eyed club correspondent just returned, ass-tanned and full of mescal, from Mexico D.F. You'd think with all the lithe, young emo Altinos running around the bright and trash-strewn apocalyptic neighborhoods, their anime hair-spikes poking through the eye-level smog, there'd be a hopping alternaqueer club scene. Read more »

Pool loops

UK disco edit and electro-funk hero Greg Wilson sails beyond the vinyl revival, reel-to-reel in tow

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SUPER EGO "Don't you think that scratching records might annoy the people who spent a long time in the studio making them?"

I'm snickering at a jaw-droppingly antiquated — yet actually quite relevant — video from 1983 titled "1st UK DJ to Mix Live on TV." It features famous, fresh-faced turntablist Greg Wilson, gracefully fending off tin-eared questions from Tube program host Jools Holland while demonstrating to an antsy, angular-haired audience what this whole "mixing records" thing is about.Read more »

No regular play

Intriguing parties and the music they'll ravish you with

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SUPER EGO One of the best things about the San Francisco scene is we don't have "hits." You can always escape that tired Kid Cudi dirge or hypothetical Ke$ha-Cannibal Corpse mashup (not a bad idea, as long as it involves rusty chainsaws) by jetting to another spot. Below is a brief survey of four of the city's most intriguing regular parties, and the music they'll most likely ravish you with.Read more »

Changes/chances

Bidding farewell to some Bay nightlife legends, and keepin' on keepin' on
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