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Recession? What recession? New clubs keep opening apace. Plus: L-Vis 1990, Claude VonStroke, Mall Madness, more
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superego@sfbg.com

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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superego@sfbg.com

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 »

Sing out

The latest from DJ and new dad Gavin Hardkiss, plus In Flagranti and Litquake
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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 »

Funny face

Joan Rivers interviewed from a Port-A-Potty. Plus: Lovevolution offers an education

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Flesh tones

THE SEX ISSUE: The new music of gay porn. Plus: SS Trannyshack, Sissy Fit, and more
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markeb@sfbg.com

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.

But what about the music of gay porn? Read more »

Come a cropper

Super Ego: Are we in Vegas? A balls-out bar crawl through the slick new Kylie-drenched Castro
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superego@sfbg.com

SUPEREGO I had absolutely no idea that there was a hysterical '90s gay dance hits mashup scene!

This was just one of the many, many worlds that opened up for me as Hunky Beau and I girded our burgeoning loins and embarked one recent Saturday on a whirlwind Castro bar crawl. Read more »

Hobbs knobbin'

DJ Mary Anne Hobbs: coolest person ever? Plus: Miss Honey Dijon, Kingdom, Triple Treat, and more
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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 »

Werk

Boss bashes for the long weekend: Sixxteen, Labor D'Amour, Gemini Disco, Dub Mission, Blessed ....
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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 »