Sunday, September 20, 2020
Nightlife Party Radar Party Radar: A tenth of Honey

Party Radar: A tenth of Honey

SF's most influential gay collective swings a decade. Plus: Djrum, Mozhgan, Colette and Heather, Ron Like Hell, Lumbertwink, more

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PARTY RADAR Good goddess, I’ve written about Honey Soundsystem for more than a decade. Certainly, in terms of a groundbreaking nightlife collective that injected new energy (and crowds) into the underground gay dance music scene, there’s been a ton to write about — from its resurrection of abandoned porn soundtracks to its latest label releases.    

But it would be nothing without the dedication and quality of the queer quartet’s parties, which broke ground as well with their minute attention to detail, theme, decor, design, location, and general weirdo-perfect novelty — even if now they’re so internationally famous we have to settle for one-offs here and there. Daddies, come home! 

Welp, the daddies have arrived for a 10-year jam, that of course crosses all boundaries without any party fouls. The festivities start Thu/9 evening with Goin’ Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley, celebrating the release of another round of erotic film music classics from the local genius, who died in 1982, with a multi-media extravaganza at CounterPulse (7pm-11pm, $10). That’s followed by an afterparty, of course, at Bus Station John’s legendary Tubesteak Connection club at Aunt Charlie’s (10pm-2am, $5). 

The there’s the real big to-do on Sat/11, a 10-hour rave at Public Works (6pm-4am, $40) featuring an enormous lineup of Honey faves, including Danny Daze, Kim Ann Foxman, Beesmunt Soundsystem, Justin Cudmore, Octo Octa, Eris Drew, TWINS and the Honey boys themselves, Jason Kendig, Josh Cheon, BĂ©zier, Jackie House. Oh and hey, then there’s an afterparty for that, too, at the Stud called High Steaks (4am-9am, $10). So this is like some serious End Up, but good End Up, ish. Get there, Honey. 

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 

DJRUM Lovely and complex (in terms of music history reference and production) from this London bassist at the Surface Tension 4-year anniversary. With Bergsonist, E-Saggila, and the ST residents. Fri/10, 10pm-4am, $20. F8, SF. More info here. 

RON LIKE HELL Four paws up for the Pound Puppy party’s fourth anniversary, featuring this incredible and incredibly undersung here of New York’s underground, who can pull out wiggy disco and house jams like no one else. Fri/10, 9pm, $10. Eagle, SF. More info here.  

BUFI Mexico City DJ whose “eclectic sound that subtly combines driving techno and slick disco with delicate jazz and classical influences” comes to the always cute Modular party. Fri/10, 9:30pm-3:30am, $10-$15. Monarch, SF. More info here. 

NEON BLACK Love this retro-Italo-y, basically entering a combination of the Halloween + Drive soundtracks if they were located inside an ’80s video game. I am serious. There are even video games set up for you to play. Special guest DJ Ophelia. Fri/10, 9:30pm-3am  $5-$8. cat Club, SF. More info here. 

LAST NITE The 2000s have been back! And no party makes me happier about that then this one, in which DJs Jamie Jams and Rocky really pull out the indie dance numbers. “It’s like we ate Pitchfork, stole your iPod and then rode off on your track bike.” Fri/10, 10pm-2am, $5-$10. Make-Out Room, SF. More info here. 

VIVVY’S GRAND OPENING Mindfuck drag at its best and mindfuckingest. Every month, Vivvy comes up with something spectacular, be it two drag shows happening simultaneously, a 45-minute journey through a dystopian space colony, a very weird Cats, or a dozen drag queens interpreting the same song. Plus, all-night dancing. Fri/11, 10pm-4am, $10. The Stud, SF. More info here. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

COLETTE AND HEATHER Two of Chicago’s finest, the legendary funky techno-house DJs drop in to launch the Great Northern dance floor into spacey-space. Sat/11, 9pm-3am, $10-$15. Great Northern, SF. More info here. 

MOZHGAN  Mozhgan is my favorite SF DJ right now. There’s something deeply fascinating going on in her goth-tinged psychedelic techno sets, which aren’t afraid to keep things slow and extremely sensuous, while wigging you out in witchy ways. She’ll be playing the upstairs lounge at Monarch all night for this party called “Alleys of your Mind.” pop in for a drink and a listen. Sat/11, 10pm-2am, free. Monarch, SF. More info here. 

CHULITA VINYL CLUB Another total favorite of mine, a collective that delivers with vinyl! ” DJ Sin Amores, Spin & Sparkle, Leesa, La MalaVida and Lizzy will be on the decks. We’re starting the night out with oldies courtesy of Leesa, and then picking up the speed with cucucucumbia, funk, disco, and more.” Sat/11, 10pm-2am, free. The KnockOut, SF. More info here.  

MIJA The LA producer brings a global-eared, funky twist to some of the more familiar dance floor sounds of recent years (think Major Lazer, reggaeton, crunk), and reinvigorates them in her own stellar way. Sat/11, 9:30-2am, $16-$28. Audio, SF. More info here. 

LUMBERTWINK DJs Jimmy Swear and Spaz will play some sort of appropriate music for tons of gay bears in lumberjack gear. Please, please play this. Sat/11, 9pm, $4 in plaid flannel, $6 without. Lone Star Saloon, SF. More info here. 

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Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.

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