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Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM

click to enlarge Chus & Ceballos headline the Endup for its 39th anniversary party.
  • Chus & Ceballos headline the Endup for its 39th anniversary party.

Last weekend was all about sports and Halloween, and this weekend is all about celebrating politics. San Francisco, being a progressive city, has a lot to be happy about with Tuesday's election results, and we imagine some of you will be riding on a week-long high now that Obama is back in the White House for another four years. But before you decide to prolong that feeling by buying a plane ticket to D.C. or Colorado, peruse this list of upcoming parties first. Who knows? You might find a reason to stick around. Read on -- your weekend awaits.

5. Maya Jane Coles @ Monarch

Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

The past couple years have been extremely good to Maya Jane Coles. The Londoner rose to quick prominence with a string of deep and techy releases that have carried her from the UK scene onto the world stage. A recent Resident Advisor review by Andrew Ryce sums her up in a neat sentence: "sprightly melodies, springy basslines, a knack for catchy vocal hooks (often her own), there's a sensual playfulness that comes across just as well in her DJing." Sounds appealing, right? Check out her 2011 club hit "Parallel Worlds" and listen to her recent set at Space, Ibiza.

4. The EndUp 39 Year Anniversary @ The Endup

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m. - ?

Plainly stated, The Endup is a San Francisco nightlife institution. In fact, you might as well say that braving its unique 24-hour party license is a local rite of passage. This Saturday marks the club's 39th year of catering to those hard-partying souls (and East Bay residents) who are truly in it for the long haul. To celebrate, the club is bringing out Chus & Ceballos, two Spanish DJs whose big room "Iberican Sound" has made them a favorite of the more mainstream-leaning festival circuit. We're not really recommending this one for the headliner, but rather the spectacle of The Endup itself (which is what makes the club so special in the first place). Check out our review of the SoMa staple for an idea of what to expect. Go late, stay later.

3. Mount Kimbie @ 1015 Folsom

Friday, Nov. 9th, 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.

The past year, 1015 Folsom has done a lot to establish itself as a center for San Francisco's growing bass scene. This week's party sticks close to message with a stacked bill featuring a headlining performance by London duo Mount Kimbie. Closely affiliated with Scuba's Hotflush Recordings, Mount Kimbie makes a kind of hybrid music that brings to mind the term post-dubstep -- or, at least it did in 2010 when the group released Crooks & Lovers, its debut LP. But don't let that lead you astray: it's just an easy way of saying the music is smart and cleanly produced with an experimental edge. Think James Blake instead of Skrillex. Check out "Carbonated," and prepare yourself for a night of off-kilter but danceable rhythms.

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