The week’s choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, Feb. 12-18, 2015
By Marke B.
PARTY RADAR I don’t know when Valentine’s Day turned into New Year’s Eve, but it seems like errrbody’s having a party about it. Also it is Presidents’ Day Weekend. So let’s get laid! Or drunken nuzzle or whatever.
This weekend’s full of heart-pumping action. But first, let’s ameliorate (or augment?) all that 50 Shades of Grey trussed-up heteronormativity with filmmaker Leo Herrera’s new vid “3 Eras of Gay Sex in 3 Minutes.” It’s a gas:
OK! Time to love the one you’re with:
>> NIGHTMARES ON WAX One of the original British “bleep techno” folks, Geortge Evelyn aka Nightmares on Wax later swerved into atmospheric, relaxed jams perfect for beach time fun or late-night steaminess. I adore him. Fri/13, 10pm-lae, $20. Mighty, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> ACID PAULI Public Works is breaking in its rad new Funktion-One sound system with this wiggy Berlin dude who really will transport you to a warm, heady, lysergic place. Fri/13, 9:30pm-4am, $17. Public Works, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> HEY YOUNG WORLD Who can resist the sweet, slick grooves that local-made-good cutie Nick Monaco delivers? He’s on for a three-hour set (matched by Monarch club’s Mozghan) at this special installment of his regular party. Fri/13, 9:30pm-late, $10. Monarch, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> NEVERMIND Classic bass-oriented party Grime City is back to feature this LA duo who just signed to the influential Trouble & Bass label — get ready to get low. Fri/13, 10pm-late, $10-$20. F8, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> WOMAN THE 13TH Utter craziness from the young art-punk drag generation, you’ll never know what hit you. Fri/13, 9pm, $5. The Church, Oakland. More info here.
>> PULSE GENERATOR I <3 techno! Don’t you? This is the real stuff, with local heroes Dr. Sleep and Mossmoss at this casual, killer monthly party, celebrating its first anniversary. Fri/13, 10pm, $5. Underground SF. More info here.
>> LAST NITE The 2000s indie dance party of your dreams (or nightmares?) is back! DJs Jamie Jams and Emdee “kick it into the Interpol-Shins-Strokes-Whi
>> SOME THING VALENTINE’S Because you can never get enough arty drag, this time with a Valentine’s-Friday the 13th horror/love twist. Fri/13, 10pm-late, $7. The Stud, SF. More info here.
>> PUPPY LOVE Human sex puppies — we love ’em! Dance around to special guest DJs Conor and Carrie On Disco and a whole bunch of scruffy boy pups at the V-Day edition of wag-the-dog Pound Puppy party. Fri/14, 8pm, $10. SF Eagle. More info here.
>> KERRI CHANDLER Probably the number one house DJ on the scene right now, New Jersey native Kerri has been going strong for decades now, revving dance floors up with true spirit wherever he goes. At the As You Like It party with Detroit/NYC favorite Mike Servito and Mike Gushansky. Sat/14, 10pm-4am, $15-$20. Mighty, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> LOVESICK Get a sneak peak of swank new hotspot the Empire Room with this annual fashion tradition that’s heavy on the sensuality. Local designers Emily Payne, Miranda Caroligne, House of CCUCOCO, Rebecca Roman, Alexandria Von Bromssen, Atousa Ghanizadeh, Kate Knuvelder, and more burn up the runway. Sat/14, 7pm, $35. Empire Room, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> SMITHSFITS: UNLOVEABLE VALENTINE’S MASSACRE This is a party that will feature all Smiths- and Misfits-related songs. Repeat: This is a party that will feature all Smiths- and Misfits-related songs. With DJs Omar Perez, Joshua Yule, and Jay Howell. Sat/14, 9:30pm, $5 (free with Smiths or Misfits tee, natch). The Knockout, SF. More info here.
>> SEX CAT One of SF’s most incredible artists/DJs/personalities Primo Preems is launching a gallery show of his amazing cat paintings and t-shirts (and of course there’s an afterparty). Sat/14, 6pm-10pm, free. 1114 Folsom, SF. More info here.
>> CITY OF LOVE You know you like it BIG and RAVEY! 4 STAGES OF SOUND! MASSIVE TREASURE ISLAND LOCATION! OVER 30 PERFORMERS LIVE! 18+! SO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS!!! Sat/14, 9pm, $20. Treasure Island. Tickets and more info here.
>> BASEMENT JAXX The classic Brit bounce house duo was absolutely bonkers when they swept through last year. They’ve gotten a second wind from some recent mainstream success, so expect and packed and smiley-smiley lovey-dovey dance floor at Public Works. Sat/14, 9pm-3:30am, $20-$25. Public Works, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> WHERE LOVE LIVES OK! Amazing gay history dance floor lesson. Go listen to this XXX SF disco gem. Then go dance to singer Cynthia Manley live with classic disco DJ Paul Goodyear and surely a floor full of ecstatic fan dancers from back in the day. Sat/14, 10pm-late, $15. Beatbox, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> SMOOTH OPERATOR A happy hour full of cool kids and slow jams, without any irony? Oh, why not. Go hit some AM Gold at Q Bar in the Castro with ultrababes DJ Hoku Mama Swamp and GAVEGOODFACE. Sat/14, 5pm-9pm, free, QBar, SF. More info here.
>>MOTHER: BROKEN HEARTS CLUB DRAG Another V-Day-themed dragstravaganza, this one from the mother of them all, Trannyshack’s Heklina. With Chi Chi LaRue, Putanesca, and many, many, so many more. Sat/14, 10pm, $10-$12. Oasis, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> NICKODEMUS One of my favorite global-eared DJs in the world (and the man behind one of the best clubs ever, Turntables on the Hudson), Nickodemus will be king deep and wide for his latest special appearance at the ever-awesome Dub Mission weekly party. Sun/15, 9pm, $7-$10. Elbo Room, SF. Tickets and more info here.
>> SUNSET “WINTER FORMAL” BOAT PARTY One of the best and goofiest SF party crews, Sunset Sound System, cleans up real nice for this crazy evening cruise (and, duh, after party). No real tux required — just dress up as something, anything! With special guest Canadian DJ Eddie C. Sun/15, 5pm-11pm, $55-$65. Tickets and more info here.
>> DISCO DADDY Disco purist DJ Bus Station John brings a special installment of his rollicking gay bathhouse recreation Disco Daddy to the Eagle. Talk about some major husbands on the hoof! Sun/15, 7pm-2am, $5. Sf Eagle. More info here.
>> KENJI TAKIMI Legendary Japanese deep techno DJ finally comes stateside for the Honey Soundsystem Presidents’ Day party. Gonna be some smart, stylish, possibly shirtless fun. Sun/15, 10pm-4am, $10-$20. Mighty, SF. Tickets and more info here.