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Donna Summer

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    April 26, 2013

    Ghost Practices Satanic Riffuals at Regency Ballroom, 4/25/13

    Ghost B.C. Thursday, April 25, 2013 Regency Ballroom Better than: Going to Church on Sunday morning. Ghost is a rock band from Sweden. The members dress up in funny costumes and worship Satan. Like, every song is about Satan. Their lead singer, named Papa Emertis II, dresses like a skeleton pope. ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Lost in the Night: Matrixxman Does Disco at Milk Bar

    Spilt Milk presents Matrixxman Saturday, March 23, 2013 Milk Bar Head to the Haight and walk down towards Stanyan. There, sandwiched between a Whole Foods and one of the city's diciest McDonalds, is Upper Haight's one and only real nightclub. Which is weird, if you think about it. After all, this i ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Icee Hot Turns Three with Martyn and Jacques Greene

    Icee Hot 3 Year Anniversary with Martyn and Jacques Green Public Works Saturday, Jan. 19, 2012 Better than: This horrible advice. "Miss Thing? There is no guest list tonight!" said the sample as we once again made our way onto the dancefloor at Public Works. Breaking through a temporary wormhole ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance

    [Editor's note: The following post by Houston writer and ESL teacher Shea Serrano was named the best blog post of the year in the first-ever Voice Media Group music writing awards. Originally published by our sister blog at LA Weekly, It's a sidesplitting minute-by-minute account of an afternoon he ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    The Best of Outside Lands: Sunday, Aug. 12

    Jack White Jack White likes the struggle. He's said so in interviews. He believes in hard work. The guiding force of each performance is the feeling that arises as the musicians collectively navigate the particular challenges of each moment on stage. Every show is guaranteed to be different. There a ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Top 10 Dance Music Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Dance Music

    [Editor's note: Ahead of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas -- of which we'll be bringing you full coverage -- we thought it'd be a good idea to make sure everyone's up to speed on Electronic Dance Music 101. This post comes courtesy of our sister blog in L.A., West Coast Sound. Ke ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012
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    May 17, 2012

    R.I.P. Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, 1948-2012

    While previous diagnoses of the death of disco have come off as somewhat premature in the wake of countless rivals, it now seems we're a step closer to a definite end. Donna Summer, the vocalist known as the "queen of disco," has died of cancer at the age of 63. A five-time Grammy award winner, her ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Lost in the Night: Felix Da Housecat Schools the Club Kids at Blow Up

    Blow Up presents Felix Da Housecat DNA Lounge Friday, March 9, 2012 Better than: Macaulay Culkin's acting in Party Monster. In a city with a rapidly expanding nightlife scene, it's sometimes easy to forget that the future of the industry lies in those clubs and events that cater to a younger audie ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Free Download: Listen to Jaswho? and His Alleged 'San Francisco Sound'

    Martha TraerJaswho?​Apparently, Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist/producer/engineer/vocalist Jaswho? (pronounced Jase-hoo) has been crafting his club-friendly music for over a decade -- a style that is allegedly "at the forefront of the 'San Francisco Sound.'" I can't say I'm familiar with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Weekend Party Preview: Disco Weekend Extravaganza!

    Greg Wilson​We're happy that San Francisco is embracing the timeless sounds of disco more and more on a broader scale. Gone are the days of having to listen to your Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder records at home, dancing alone while your cat watched. The late-'70s is making the rounds again in o ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009
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    May 31, 2009

    Last Night: The Roots at Davies Symphony Hall

    The RootsDavies Symphony HallBetter than: Sitting still for an orchestraLocal music history was made last night as the Roots performed the first-ever hip-hop concert at Davies Symphony Hall as part of SFJAZZ's Spring season. The Philadelphia-bred, Grammy Award-winning group plays in your living room ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Track of the Day: The Juan MacLean

    If you dig the new millennium disco fogging up windows in clubs across the country, you'll feel love for the Juan MacLean track "The Simple Life." The song luckily has nothing to do with Paris and her former BFF Nicole. Rather, it's a bit of Star Wars meets Donna Summer, a gorgeous track that beams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    10 Artists with Gimmicky Names Worth Hearing

    (Nipsey Hussle is nothing funny) The cast of the musical Gypsy set a precedent in entertainment in 1962 when it declared, "You Gotta Get a Gimmick!" That song referred to strippers, of course, but the old adage still seems to holds true, particularly in the rampantly pseudonymous worlds of rap, ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
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    August 13, 2008

    Lindstrøm

    Where You Go I Go Too (Feedelity/Smalltown Supersound)

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    June 11, 2008

    Donna Summer

    Crayons (Burgundy S)

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    June 10, 2008
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    June 10, 2008

    MP3 of the Day: Heloise & The Savoir Faire

    I did a little Last Night review of New York's Heloise & The Savoir Faire's gig at Cafe du Nord a couple posts down ... but for those who missed it, here's the recap. Heloise sang with Phish years back, but don't hold that against her. The woman is a statuesque disco diva for the modern era. Her vo ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    November 28, 2007
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    November 16, 2007

    CD Review: Britney Spears -- Blackout

    Britney Spears Blackout (Jive) Britney has lost her humanity in order to make her best album. Vanished, or rather vocoded and processed, her vocals are just another instrument for Blackout's cast of top-dollar producers, among them Timbaland protégé Danja, the same Nordic crew that supplied "Toxi ... More >>

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    July 4, 2007
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    October 20, 2004

    Lost in the Male

    When a Latin lover suddenly splits town, his ex-boyfriend goes postal

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    September 29, 2004

    BeatBox

    DJ Krush lays down the moody beats; "Remember" takes you all the way back to the '70s, for better or worse.

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    August 11, 2004

    BeatBox

    The return of hip hop legend Pete Rock, the pop sphere of "Vanguard," and a strip club with a new M.O.

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    December 10, 2003

    Kings of the Stone Age

    A quarter-century ago, the Weirdos jump-started West Coast punk. Now they're back.

  • Music

    November 12, 2003

    Say Hallelujah!

    NorCal expats the Rapture and Out Hud return from NYC with a 20-year legacy in tow. Get ready to dance, punk.

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    October 1, 2003

    Lovely Hula Hands

    Island boogie hits S.F.

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    May 14, 2003

    Best Jukebox

    The Ha-Ra

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    July 3, 2002

    Songs to Die By

    Sean San José moves from raw nerve to whole person in this band-backed play about AIDS

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    April 24, 2002

    House Of Tudor

    Roxie benefit documentaries, electro-punk Bitches, and a Tribute to tribute bands

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    January 31, 2001

    The Mix

    Night Tripping

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    August 16, 2000

    Feeling Mighty Real

    How disco changed the face of local dance music

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    August 9, 2000

    House Of Tudor

    Rokia Traoré; Dead Moon; Leatherface; Chico Cesar

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    March 29, 2000

    Various Artists

    Machine Soul: An Odyssey into Electronic Dance Music, Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music

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    December 3, 1997
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    August 13, 1997

    The Fall of Love

    Chet Helms and his Avalon Ballroom were the heart and soul of the Summer of Love. Thirty years of stupid business moves later, love is all that's left.

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