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Beneficence

Total charity blasts! The nightlife community pulls out the big guns for Haiti
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SUPER EGO The Bay Area nightlife community is pulling out all the stops (and the big guns) to aid the victims of that horrifying earthquake in Haiti this week. There already have been some stellar benefits at Afrolicious, Element, Levende East, and others — and even our local stars of comedy came together at Deco last week to lend support. Below are some more huge efforts, as our club kids continue to spread the love and funds.

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SAN FRANCISCO HEARTS HAITIRead more »

Thug life

The Party Effects crew revives "true electro" by hypnotizing you any way they can
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SUPER EGO Is Party Effects the sickest crew of self-proclaimed "East Bay acid thugz" ever to drive-by diss you from a doorless Grand Marquis? Will its latest online download Party Effects Compilation reset the clock on electro, looping it back to its dirty 808 roots? Is the Party Effects aesthetic — a jiggly cube of proto-gangsta CorelDraw marketing schemes from Planet Animated Gif — the best look for 2010?Read more »

Making it

The Some Thing weekly party debuts with a crafty take on alternative drag

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SUPER EGO Some foaming bloviator recently, misspellingly commented on sfgate.com that the Guardian was about nothing more than "the lasest [sic] freaky sex worker or drag queen DJ." Which reminded me — it's been literally and figuratively forever since I featured a drag queen DJ, lasest or no. (I'll save the freaky sex workers for myself, thank ye.) Trollface, this one's for you.Read more »

2k10 zonkers

An alphabetical compendium of the sweetest New Years Eve hangover-makers. Party, y'all.

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SUPER EGO Wherein we present an alphabetical rundown of New Year's Eve nightlife diversions, sprees, galas, fetes, and carousals.

AFROLICIOUS Around the world! Ultimate Latin funk brothers Senor Oz and Pleasuremaker team up with DJ Jimmy Love of Non-Stop Bhangra and Trinidadian MC Fresh4Life for a global-groove blast.

9:30 p.m., $15–$25. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.comRead more »

Digging

Special shoutouts for new releases

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SUPER EGO This time of year, everyone's showering their Top 10 lists down upon an eager, listless world. I'll get to mine just as soon as I finish this bottomless pomosa, but I want to give a special shoutout to a couple recent local releases I've been digging that may have slipped past your Beatport. (Remember to always use a water-based lubricant with digital. Safety first!)Read more »

Flashing lights

DECADE IN MUSIC: 10 years on the Bay Area dance floor -- and still looking fantastic!
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Guardian illustration of DJ AM, Daft Punk, and Steve Aoki by Matt Furie and Aiyana Udesen

DECADE IN MUSIC Good lord. Who can remember all the strobe-lit twists and turns that Bay Area nightlife slid down in the past decade? Even if I wasn't utterly and gloriously hung over from 10 years of being 86ed, it would still be a sweat-drenched, dry-iced, hypnotic blear. That's a lovely thing. Read more »

Nice apse

Going to church with Reverend Bertie Pearson and EpiscoDisco

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Trimmings

Talkin' turkey with Joker, Sergio Fedasz of Go Bang!, Monistat the Chaser, and Lowdown's Roost Uno
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SUPER EGO Child, there is no better place to digest your Thanksgiving giblets than a leather bar. (For all my non-homo homies and vegan amigos, meet me at the rather hopping Mission Hill Saloon — 491 Potrero, SF — for some cheap après-pie Chimay. I'll bring the family-recovery Vicodin. Is Vicodin vegan? Anyway.) Hunky and slightly distressed-skin leather queens will actually cruise the holiday fat off those chunky drumsticks poking through your peek-a-boo chaps with their hungry, hungry, laser-beam eyes. Read more »

Dutch trick

Tiësto still pop-trances out stadiums, but he's got his eye on the charts
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SUPER EGO Say what you will about trance: it happened.

In fact, it happened two ways. The first, in all its flaming-poi-twirling, shaman-transcendentalist, goa-gamma-psy-matrix glory, is rooted in underground dance movements of the 1980s, and still provides a few subversive, head-pounding kicks. Read more »

Information

Recession? What recession? New clubs keep opening apace. Plus: L-Vis 1990, Claude VonStroke, Mall Madness, more
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SUPER EGO Apparently there's some sort of "recession" happening, which explains all the cat-hair wigs, duct-taped platforms, sideways boob-jobs, and flask-filled socks on the dance floor. And yet, peculiarly, new SF clubs continue to open at the rate of one a week. Among the recent delectations: SOM (2925 16th St., SF. Read more »