That's it folks, it's over. Burning Man 2012 came and went much the way it has every year. Life, however, goes on. This might be easy to forget while you lose yourself un-glueing things from the hood of your Toyota. But since research suggests that such activity has the potential to permanently hypnotize, we advise you snap out of it. Here are our top five events to help you slowly adjust back to reality. Read on — your weekend awaits.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Every couple weeks there's a Saturday evening dedicated to the dark and hidden side of synthesis. Warm Leatherette is said party, and though we've told you about it many times before, this month marks the passage of an important anniversary. But while many clubs tend to celebrate their own anniversaries, this time around Warm Leatherette is honoring the third year of Dark Entries Records. Run by local enthusiast Josh Cheon, the label's prolific discography of re-issues, compilations, and inspired originals has been at least partly responsible for the revival of interest in this obscure side of '80s dance. To commemorate the moment, Cheon will be on deck spinning selections from his private archive. Check out this mix of Dark Entries artists (assembled by Bezier of Break-Up Records), for a taste of what to expect. Also on hand for the night will be Dark Entries-affiliated artist Max + Mara, the new duo featuring Mara of dark synth project Group Rhoda and Max of the industrial-leaning Brotman and Short.