Sunday, May 16, 2021

Party Radar

Oakland’s As You Like It label rises from promise to musician Johnny Igaz

10 years in, the party crew launches platform to support Bay Area artists—inspired by member gone too soon

Party Radar: Epic 3-day festival aims to Revive the Nightlife

All aboard this star-packed, fundraising online party train—it's time to save independent local dance floors.

Party Radar: Necessary conversations in a time of nightlife consternation

Imagine a city that cared enough about a $6 billion dollar industry—and the creative people who've built it—that it figured out a way to preserve it? Imagine paying DJs,...

Party Radar: Change finally comes to dance music

Superstar DJ The Black Madonna has changed her name to The Blessed Madonna. Beloved disco-house DJ Joey Negro has dropped his stage name and is now simply Dave Lee....

ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2020: The protests, the parties (online), the poignant posters

I've stayed in all Pride Week so far—and I'm already exhausted! Well, I was, until putting together this list of recommendations. Most of them can be done at home...

Good info, little relief at city’s Virtual Nightlife + Entertainment Summit

There are lots of big questions about COVID-gutted San Francisco nightlife that have yet to be directly addressed. How and why are live venues, nightclubs, and bars expected to...

Grassroots Queer Nightlife Fund raises $160K in aid for workers

In a major example of how the Bay Area is coming together in a vacuum of political leadership and billionaire donors to take care of its own, the Queer...

Hunky Jesus rises again! (Blessedly online)

UPDATE: It looks like they are going to be releasing the photos and videos starting at 1pm at www.twitch.tv/sfqueernightlifefund and you can vote at www.instagram.com/sfsisters then.  One of the best things to...

Party Radar: Fault Radio helps DJs stream through quarantine

If, like me, you're "into" nightlife and music, your social media feed has flipped almost instantaneously into a multi-roomed nightclub, with DJs and musicians streaming live sets, friends recommending...

Comedowns are for losers! New Year’s Day parties

New Year's Eve 2020 is a very big deal. Yes, yes, it's the beginning of a decade (although that's controversial), and hopefully an end to the horrific orange streak...