St. Patrick's Day looms, but that doesn't mean you need to put on green clothing to party this weekend. In fact, the draw of South by Southwest in Austin. means that an unusually high number of big touring acts will be stopping in the City by the Bay. Somewhat oddly, this week the focus is on the sl ... More >>
The Red Bull Thre3style Contest, featuring DJs D-Sharp, Dstrukt, J. Espinosa, Mei-Lwun, and Richie Panic Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 The Independent Better Than: Being stuck in a crowded arena of people sucking on pacifiers wondering whether you are baby-sitting or just better off never going out again ... More >>
Lights Down Low presents Miracles Club, Kingdom, MikeQ, Jozif, and Kim Ann Foxman Public Works Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 Better than: This. Or, on second thought, maybe not. "This Bitch is Alive," read a row of oversized flyers on the wall. Below the italics someone had penned, "Then what are you w ... More >>
Full of house, tech-house, and elements of nu-disco, the first full-length release from Nat "Zombie Disco Squad" Self, Brains, is probably not the soundtrack you'd imagine accompanying a zombie invasion. It sounds like it would better suit a night out with your friends in a seedy European club. As ... More >>
Here we are again: Another week is coming to an end and another crop of parties is immanently approaching. In fact, this time around you don't even need to wait for Friday to have a good time. Read on--your weekend awaits. Thursday, March 22 What: Relax, Relate, Release: One-Year Anniversary Where ... More >>
In the pantheon of nightlife, few people are as influential as the local DJs working the scene. As promoters, talent scouts, and party rockers, these tastemakers are trusted to be at the fore of what's happening in music today. For this edition of Signal to Noise, we're focusing our attention on fiv ... More >>
Derek Opperman Lost in the Night: Relax Relate Release and Lights Down Low Monarch Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 Better than: Watching a Yule log burn on TV. There's something eerie about San Francisco on Christmas weekend. Walk around during the daytime and you'll find yourself in a Twilight Zone ... More >>
Joshi RadinA longtime resident of DFA Records, Juan MacLean has dabbled in everything from dance-punk to electro-pop. Although mostly known for his work with bands Six Finger Satellite and The Juan MacLean, he has been touring regularly as a solo DJ all over the world since his release on the DJ- ... More >>
The Saturday night crowd at SOM BarMeyer Hawthorne, Richie Panic, White Mike and othersDecember 4, 2010@ Public Works, SOM Bar, and Beauty BarBetter than: Being forced to sit in Santa's lap at your mandatory company holiday party. Jingle bells, confusion, and offensive party smells! Such was th ... 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 >>
Rave Rising: Phoenix Raves are back. They're just not called raves anymore. Just take the just-announced Spectrum Festival, which promises a "bevy of live bands, DJs, performance artists and elaborate décor transforming the Regency Center into a multi-stage, multi-environment kaleidoscope of enter ... More >>
Boner at Beauty BarLast Seen: March 25, 2009Recurring Club Night? Every WednesdayNotes and Photos by Crystal AkinsBetter Than: Taking Viagra or watching porn.Former Frisco Disco DJ Richie Panic has a new trick up his sleeve: free weenies (the hot dog variety), rumored whip-its, 90's jams and more ev ... More >>
Party smarter, not less, in 2009.
DJs Jefrodesiac and Richie Panic keep dancefloors crammed with Frisco Disco and Blow Up.
Local aficionados help San Francisco navigate a brave new music world.
The dirtybird crew gives kinky dance jams playful tweaks.
S.F. gives a big ol' "Funk You" to Burning Man
Hip hop's masked hero, MF Doom, scales Mezzanine's sound system
Everybody's a GOOD Samaritan these days: the music trend of worthy causes