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Party Radar: Whip it good at Folsom Week parties

September 16, 2014
Folsom Street Fair is coming hard upon us -- don't be left hanging upside down without a solid party plan. The following picks will...

Party Radar: Basement Jaxx, Outpost, Clockwork, Bardot A Go Go, more

From the wild, wild, wide world of British clubbing: People are calling the video below "the worst club promo ever," but I kinda want to...

Party Radar: Hardkiss Brothers celebrate 1991, “Flowers Blooming”

June 19, 2014
It's a tribute to the resiliency of SF's classic Hardkiss Brothers -- and the soul of the SF house music scene -- that, after...

Party Radar: Daybreaker gets you moving – on a Tuesday morning

June 9, 2014
Back in 1988, I hung out for a summer in West Berlin. Yep, this was before the wall fell, when West Berlin was a...

Party Radar: Heidi, Silent Servant, Dr. Israel, Paradise Garage, more long weekend joys

Now that I have a strapping young nephew in the Navy, Memorial Day scares the shit out of me. Best thing for it is...

Party Radar: Loose Joints, MGUN, Bonobo, Runway Massacre, Freaker’s Ball, more

Yes! Halloween is going to be an insane, sludgy weeklong ride down the pumpkin hole of partying. No idea what I'm going to be:...

Party Radar: Tiara Sensation Pageant, Body and Soul, Peter Kruder, Castro Street Fair, Octo Octa, more

According to recent findings, it would take 4.85×10(15) years to teleport a complete human at 30GHz. That's 350,000 times longer than the universe has...

Party Radar: Burning Mom, Disco Daddy, Hardkiss Brothers, Delroy Edwards, Stompy + Sunset, more

"Underground" doesn't just mean night, doesn't just mean music, doesn't just mean hip/trendy byword. If you want a jolt of that old-fashioned DIY charge...

Party Radar: Flume, Symbiosis, Monster Show, Simian Mobile Disco, Escort, more

As always, the party cup overfloweth in SF as burners make their annual migration into the sea of funfur and sparklepants. Besides the great...

Party Radar: Banjee Report reports on Sat/27

July 26, 2013
Last May I "blew through" the huge International Mr. Leather Competition gathering in Chicago and, after I'd cleaned up a bit, had the pleasure...

Party Radar: Quick, dirty Dore Alley Fair guide

July 25, 2013
Up Your Alley Fair, happening this Sun/28, is the scruffier, cruisier, gayer (yes, it's possible) version of Folsom Street Fair. It has a wonderful...

Party Radar: Kooky Scientist, Hunee, Regis, Atom, Kafana Balkan, Sacred Silversexual, Terrence Dixon, more

So this week the Internet laughed at the Bronies, or rather at a devilishly edited video of a Bronycon rave somewhere, probably, in the upper...

Party Radar: Disco Daddy, Ed Rush, Dimitri from Paris, James Holden, BiBi, Fake Blood, more

June 21, 2013
There is absolutely no way I am going to shoehorn my bowlful of Jell-O into that sparkly rainbow thong next weekend -- and that's...

Party Radar: Cold Cave, Hussyclub, Bushwacka, Fag Fridays, Actress, more

June 13, 2013
Is there anything better than HRH Prince Charles a-cuttin' and a-scratchin' some real tunes on some real vinyl? (Real vinyl is making a comback...

Party Radar: Save Esta Noche!

Many of us barely remember growing up there, meeting our first hot papi, trying out our first cha cha heels on stage, and living...

Party Radar: Honey Dijon, Kenny Dope, Plastic Plates, Daniel Maloso, Pearson Sound, more

It's too sunny out to read! My eyes keep glazing over with lusty sparkles and unicorns in mankinis. Let's meet in the park with...

Party Radar: Prosumer, Kafana Balkan, Night Light, Adnan Sharif, Shonky, Distrikt, Derrick Carter, Ana Matronic, more

Jajajaja -- this installment of Party Radar is going to be like a last minute dump, since I'm still kind of drunk and the...

Party Radar: Bruno Pronsato, No Way Honey, Harlum Muziq, Tube & Berger, Candis Cayne

This week's Super Ego clubs column is full of signs and wonders for the coming weekend, but here's a further quintet of banging joints...

Party Radar: You are and will be a High Fantasy

February 25, 2013
Everybody's floaty-wierdo, cutting edge (but not all showy about it) Tuesday dance + drag hangout, High Fantasy at Aunt Charlie's, celebrates three years of...

Party Radar: Mutant Beat Dance, Safeword, Matmos, Harvey, Frankie Knuckles

February 22, 2013
In my weirder '90s paisley dreams, all clubs in Montreal look like this. In my weirder 2013 Tumblr dreams all clubs in New York...

Party Radar: Terracotta Warriors come out to plaaa-aay

February 20, 2013
I've dreamt of traveling to Xi'an, China and witnessing the ancient army of buried terracotta warriors practically my whole life. The uncanny...

Party Radar: RainDance, Psychemagik, LA Vampires, Death on the Balcony, Blick’s Mix

February 8, 2013
Oh hey, how 'bout this week we all just shut up and dance?>>RainDanceOh hey, gung hay fat choy. It's time for Chinese New Year,...

Party Radar: Red Bull Thre3style hypes up the Bay

January 23, 2013
Every year, the musical magi at Red Bull scoop up a gaggle of disparately-styled local DJs and feed them into the hype machine, spitting...

Party Radar: Edwardian Ballers to take over city, doff top hats

January 17, 2013
"Is Steampunk the Next Big Fashion Trend?" asked Time today. LOL-choke. Let's just tune up our corsets and revel all weekend in burner-tinged retro-futurism...