Aug. 18, 2012
Better than: Uhhhhh...
One of the only stable rules in nightlife is that things change. In a city as small San Francisco, those changes can be particularly noticeable, with longstanding institutions seemingly changing directions on a dime. Recently this h ... More >>
Last weekend it was Outside Lands; this weekend it's Identity Festival. And while Identity isn't exactly in the city per se, it's apparently close enough to rub off some of its festive vibe on the city's nightlife: we've got nine-piece disco bands, an old school DJ on a classic soundsystem, a big na ... More >>
Well, it's almost the weekend, and it's time to start figuring out what there is to do. At this point, you've probably heard all about the massive (and controversial) rave scheduled for this Saturday at the Oracle Arena, so we won't mention it. Instead, we've prepared a shortlist of four sure-fire e ... More >>
Blow Up presents Felix Da Housecat
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 >>
Lady Tragik plays Elbo Room on Friday
I have a theory. The reason there's been so many good parties recently has been due to our rapid approach to 2012. As you are no doubt aware, the Mayan calendar ends in the year in which we've just found ourselves. Perhaps savvy local promoters with an ey ... More >>
BraxeYesterday, we told you about the rather strange battle between French house DJ Alan Braxe and folks at SF's DNA Lounge, who say they kicked Braxe out of the club during the middle of his set on Friday for urinating on a curtain behind the stage.
Braxe's representatives disputed the acc ... More >>
DJ Spinna plays Wonder-Full this Saturday at Mezzanine
Following in the fashion of every other weekend for the past couple months, this weekend offers a diverse and excellent grouping of parties that ought to cater to just about everyone's tastes. Read on, your weekend awaits.
Friday, Dec. ... More >>
Red Bull contest winner Goldenchyld The Red Bull DJ Contest, featuring Solomon, Max Kane, Natalie Nuxx, DJ Dials, Platurn, Eric Sharp, Goldenchyld, and Jeffrey Paradise
February 24, 2011
@ DNA Lounge
Better than: Throwing your hands up in the air because Fatman Scoop says so
In a city ... More >>
The TenderlionsWhen someone pictures a tender lion, they probably imagine a cuddly creature licking its paw, or even Simba from the Lion King, with his huge doe eyes and innocent face. Well, we can attest that S.F. duo Tenderlions have pretty much the same characteristics, except they know how to ... More >>
Tamara PalmerSoul Cocina's sabudana vada, a South Indian fritter.It'll take five restaurants, three dons of the folding table street-food movement, one food truck, and one dessert cafe to create the perfect "Happy Ending," the late-night component to SFChefs 2010's opening night festivities. ... More >>
Electro club night Blow Up had an enviable problem: the night helmed by Jeffrey Paradise and Richie Panic attracted such a large following it outgrew its regular home at Rickshaw Stop. As Paradise told us back in February, he didn't just want to drop the night into any old venue: it had to be the ... More >>
Blow Up: Forced to cool offYou rarely think that popularity will come around and bite you in the ass, but it seems that's just what happened with Blow Up, the wildly successful club night that hit DJ duo Jeffrey Paradise and Richie Panic ran regularly at Rickshaw Stop. Paradise and his wife/club ... More >>
BayonicsBay Area musicians continue to contribute their rock 'n' roll, Afrofunk, and turntable skills to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Here's a couple new upcoming benefits to add to your calendar.San Francisco Hearts Haiti: A Haiti Relief Fundraiser w/ SILA, Kalbass Kreyol ... More >>
Jeffrey ParadiseAt a time when Haiti is suffering from both looting and aftershocks, San Franciscans are coming together for a second week of fundraising benefits. These special shows are two-fold: chances to donate money to a country that will need aid for years to come, and opportunities to exp ... More >>
Oakland's Hottub's got its start rather randomly three years ago, and has quickly formed into one of the Bay Area's biggest draws. Although the press occasionally mistakenly tags the band as an all-girl group, the female MC's of Hottub--Nicole Feliciano (aka CoCo Machete), Amber Griffin-Royal (ak ... More >>