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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
SUPER EGO The only place social constructivism and its attendant corollary, relativism can fully fluoresce as a philosophical trope is in poetry. There, I said it. Never mind simply reverse-engineering facts to reach a mere equivocation. The "deep metaphysical vision" that John R. Read more »
Like a cold, wet pinky, porn has truly inserted itself into every facet of our lives -- even our nightlife. Gay porn, especially, is big business in the Bay, and besides the endless stream of between-flicks go-go boys this provides many mainstream gay clubs and a host of porn-themed parties, most featuring DJ Pornstar, it also draws a lot of international hopefuls to our fair shores, maintaining some diversity on the homoclub scene. You wouldn't believe the amount of Swiss buttboys I've met at the disco, child.
SUPER EGO "My mission is progression," says BBC 1 Radio's Experimental Show host DJ and left-field electronic music goddess Mary Anne Hobbs. "Everything should point to the future. If there's any reason I'm here, it's to build new causeways beyond classic sounds toward symbiotic textures. I cannot hang in suspended animation."
Hobbs is on the horn from Britain, and her droll Lancashire accent and signature breathy enthusiasm, combined with my wet-pantsed fanboy palpitations, is making it hard for me to keep up. Read more »
Things I'm loving so much lately, besides the way your new used shoes go with your new used hair: The awesome trip-disco movement, with the Lamb + Wolf and Soul Clap duos in the lead dig Soul Clap's "Great White Hope IV" mix at www.wolflambmusic.com which fills out classic soul and R&B slabs with subtle, supple laptop hijinks. Young SF queen Chastity Belle wholeheartedly reviving old-school Liza, Sondheim, and Showgirls drag histrionics frighteningly accurate! Read more »