It's times like these when you wonder why San Francisco doesn't have a major electronic dance music festival of its own. Yes, you guessed it, Decibel Festival has officially started to take over Seattle. Artists from all over the world are currently in planes headed for the West Coast. Of course, th ... More >>
Nightlife in San Francisco is a big deal -- we live in the kind of town that takes its partying seriously. Naturally, then, there's a near-obsessive level of detail when it comes to club sound. Look back, and the history of the city is littered with acoustic temples and stories of wild club owners o ... More >>
Well, San Francisco, this time around you're in it for the long haul. From megaparties to videotheques, this weekend's festivities have something for just about everyone. For dance music fans, it's a rare time when choices and sacrifices will need to be made. But that's enough preamble, let's get in ... More >>
We hope you had a refreshing time working all week, because this weekend's going to be hectic. It almost doesn't seem fair, does it? Just when you thought you had time to relax, the city's summerish winter nights begin calling you with their siren-like promises of good times, good tunes, and other g ... More >>
Kahley Avalon EmersonDerrick May and Kevin Saunderson at Public Works on Saturday night.
Hi Tek Soul
Nov. 12, 2011
Better than: Actually watching Max Headroom.
The history of dance music is littered with church metaphors. Sometimes this can be literal -- for instance, last we ... More >>
Carl Craig at a party in Oakland on Friday. All photos by Kahley Avalon Emerson.
Nov. 4, 2011
A church in Oakland
Better than: Not seeing Carl Craig.
Few things compel me to drive around canvassing churches in Oakland at midnight. Yet that's exactly what I found myself doing last ... More >>
By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>