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2005 Stories by Brock Keeling

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  • Party Like It's 2006

    published December 28, 2005

    New Year's Eve is a lot like spending a semester abroad. You're not sure what to expect, and yet you have expectations. You hope that maybe, at... More >>

  • "Mighty Breaks" boasts an all-star soundclash; the "Latke Ball" just may be the best & biggest Jewish party of the year

    published December 21, 2005

    Not a lot of creatures are stirring in clubland right now, and many promoters are saving up their juice for New Year's. But "Mighty Breaks"... More >>

  • Cock Party?

    published December 14, 2005

    Aside from the remarkably catchy "Hangin' Tough," the only thing I knew about New Kids on the Block as an adolescent was what I heard on the... More >>

  • Psych Art

    published November 30, 2005

    WED 11/30 Psychologists walk a peculiar line between art and science. Like biologists and chemists, they use the scientific method;... More >>

  • A Thrilling Death

    published November 23, 2005

    ONGOING 11/23-12/31 I first saw Grigor and Valentyna Paylevanyan in a burst of staccato images glimpsed through unabashed double takes... More >>

  • Diplo brings along DJ Marlboro for a wild night at the Rickshaw; Bingo is your name-o at the Knockout's "BingoTopia"

    published October 26, 2005

    With a gazillion DJs' mix CDs out there, it's never easy to know what to buy. But into that daunting sea of potential sludge Diplo (aka... More >>

  • Hitched! Wedding Stories From San Francisco City Hall

    published October 26, 2005

    Edited by Cheryl Dumesnil Thunder's Mouth (October), $14.95 Clogged with peculiarities such as a Mormon wife-cum-lesbian,... More >>

  • World's End

    published October 26, 2005

    WED-SAT 10/26-29 Step into the serene Varnish Fine Art, grab a glass of wine, and witness, in close proximity, the end of days... More >>

  • Good Advice for Young Trendy People

    published September 28, 2005

    Edited by Jennifer Blowdryer Manic D Press (2005), $15 Woe is the life of the tragically hip. If you're not lucky enough... More >>

  • Beat

    published September 21, 2005

    Lots of club promoters try to lure in patrons with drink specials, but few really give people what they want: free meat. Luckily, the aptly named... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published September 7, 2005

    Although Azul sits near the sacred Hermès store -- whose colors these past few seasons could do no wrong -- smack dab in the heart of all... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 31, 2005

    Destiny's Child is making the rounds on the "Destiny Fulfilled ... and Lovin' It Tour," which is to be the trio's last outing as a group.... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 24, 2005

    Cock rock is a sacred American tradition, for both the penis and late '70s rock are righteous. Hence, so is GenderEnders' monthly rock showcase... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published August 17, 2005

    "Triple Lab Milk" is a funny, not to mention confusing, name for a party, so let's break it down: This is the third night at local club... More >>

  • Cuchi-Cuchi Mama

    published August 3, 2005

    Charo used to scare me when I was a kid. As an overanxious and sheltered boy sitting two feet in front of my parents' television set, it... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 29, 2005

    Although Red Wine Collective ringleader and Bay Area native DJ Toph One has gained a sturdy reputation for spinning some of the choicest... More >>

  • Party Like a Rock Star Even When You're Poor as Dirt

    published June 29, 2005

    By Camper English Alyson (2005), $12.95 Laid off and forced to work in the wobbly world of freelance writing, where little... More >>

  • The Brink of Understanding

    published June 29, 2005

    Sometimes when I hear -- OK, each and every time I hear the word "experimental" followed by "music," I get sad, and my mind conjures... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 22, 2005

    In the notoriously fickle corner of the international dance music scene that focuses on progressive house rumblings of the sort popularized by... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 15, 2005

    What the hell is happening to you gays lately? Have you turned your waxed backs on the show tune and the Britney Spears in favor of the tasty... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 1, 2005

    In the words of Billy Joel (OK, not really): "Everybody talkin' 'bout the new sound/ Funny, but it's still just soul to me." And so it is to the... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published May 18, 2005

    The British have a saying that reflects the depressed, industrial areas of their country: "It's grim up North." If you buy into the idea that a... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published April 27, 2005

    It seems like only yesterday that my naive eyes were scorched at the sight of my seemingly uptight Dante professor dancing in nothing more than a... More >>

  • Tweakers: How Crystal Meth Is Ravaging Gay America

    published April 27, 2005

    By Frank Sanello Alyson (2005), $15.95 Gay men's penchant for overindulging in the divine -- from wine tasting to weekend... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published April 13, 2005

    Unfairly referred to as the Americanized version of the Chemical Brothers because of a sound that combines rock and electronica, the Crystal... More >>

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