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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 »

Unholy sheet

More Halloween parties than you can shake a zombie Michael Jackson at
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OK, it's official — there's way too much boo this Halloween. Scariest of all, I'm just going to shut up for once and let the parties do the talking. Gasp!

STAY GOLD

The original, frighteningly fantastic queer dance party kicks off the costumed train wreck that will be Halloween '09. You bet there's be rainbow unicorns. Wed/28, 10:30 p.m., $3. MakeOut Room, 3225 22nd St., SF. Read more »

Batty up

Puffing past the queers vs. reggae debate. Plus: Kid Sister, The Very Best, and more
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SUPER EGO Hi, I'm a big faggot who loves reggae. And I'm not alone in my puff-puff-pass pinkness — not just because everyone goes through an "experimental reggae phase" in college, but because I see tons of queer kids getting down to reggae-derived dancehall and reggaeton hits at the Crib parties (www.thecribsf.com) and the Café (www.cafesf.com). Read more »

Secret history

The bathhouse disco revival bears some hidden proto-punk fruit with Catholic
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You say that you love women, you say that you love men ... but do you love your robot children?

— "Robot Children" by Catholic

SUPER EGO Thanks to the mid-decade rediscovery, by young people at least, of '70s gay bathhouse disco and the Hi-NRG club scene it spawned, the Bay is back on international electronic music nerds' radar. Read more »