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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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Crossings

It's a melange! Kronos Quartet bows across barbed-wire borders and reps for composers under 30

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SUPER EGO Let's quit partying for a minute and listen to some mind-blowing music. Oh, lies! We can do both, Big Ears.Read more »

<3 <3 <3

Party hearty, Snuggles: our throbbing list of Valentine's weekend shindigs just might update your status

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SUPER EGO Love — can't we just stick it in a blender with some vodka and call it a nightlife? This year Presidents Day, Valentine's Day, and the International Bear Rendezvous all collide in a ginormous party-party mush. Which makes sense, since two bears back-to-back make an upside-down heart or Richard Nixon's face. For large, hairy, gay events hit the IBR site (www.bosf.org/bearrendezvous). Below are more hearty affairs to flirt with.

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