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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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UPDATE -- ALAS, JOAN RIVERS HAS CANCELED HER SHOWS. BUT SHE ASSURES US SHE'LL BE BACK.

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SUPER EGO How could anyone say no to Joan Rivers? The turbulent past, the red-carpet gushes, the petrified visage? Read more »

Flesh tones

THE SEX ISSUE: The new music of gay porn. Plus: SS Trannyshack, Sissy Fit, and more
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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 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 »

Itches

Sloughing off the dog days with Stay Gold, Disco vs. Dubstep, Big Top, Miss Honey, and more hot nightlife
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SUPEREGO "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." Actually, having just touched down from the East Coast, lemme tell ya it's both. No matter how much I may wish I was getting down to Afro-acid in New York's P.S. 1 courtyard, I know I'd be rabidly itching to claw off my custom polyester Isabel Toledo bunny suit if I had to deal with the Big Apple heatwave. Read more »

Alphabet soup

THE DRUG ISSUE: A brief meditation on the recent history of club drugs. Plus some fun parties.
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SUPEREGO ADDICT "That techno shit ain't nothing but a bunch of clowns tripping their balls off to car alarms," the old saying goes. And it's almost exactly right! If we're still in the 1990s — which, by the way, also saw over-tattooed punk and swing revivalists nodding off to black tar and a swarm of bronze-bleached gays mething out to Bryan Adams circuit remixes when they could pry away from AOL chat. (You thought it took forever to download a naked JPEG in 1997? Read more »

Teh ghey

Alternaqueer alert! Homo A Go Go fest, SF Drag King Contest, Grand Vogue Ball, Bjork Night, and wet jocks
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SUPER EGO It's been a coon's age (is that racist?) since I lifted the bloody glitter-crusted rock of alternaqueer nightlife and peeped with prickled horror at the writhing wigged creatures of darkness beneath. There's a lot going on this month, so buckle up your birdseed boobs and ride, baby, ride. But first, I've got to give a special screechy shout-out to Faux King Awesome and his filthy-excellent trash-club blog, www.dragslag.org. Read more »