SUPER EGO Hey ya’ll, here are some primo parties I’m digging this week (and I just added some more great shindigs here) — remember to tap-tap-tap on the second stall door to the left and say, “Hi!” Just a wee reminder: for a lot more insanity, hit up www.sfbg.com/nightlife2012 where you’ll find a huge list of my favorite weekly and monthly parties. Hi!
AS I LIKE IT
Lovely As You Like It techno party crew founder Jeremy Bispo’s birthday means he gets his pick of talent: hard-driving Minneapolis minimal tech-soul jock DVS1, jazzy Israeli duo JuJu & Jordash, Carlos Souffront, MossMoss, Rich Korach. After party starts at 6am at 222 Hyde.
Fri/9, 10pm-5:30am, $10–$15, $5 all night for Pisces. Beatbox, 314 11th St., SF. www.ayli-sf.com
Canny duo give disco and rare groove samples a hallucinatory ’90s feel that sometimes borders on sexily slowed-down tribal house, sometimes wormhole disco. Sapphire Slows, Magic Touch, and DJ Pickpockets round off the latest Donuts Party (yes there are donuts!) lineup.
Fri/9, 9 p.m.-3am, $10. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
Bristol, UK’s Daniel Pearce really did eat everything with last year’s delicious and ubiquitous “Entrance Song” that welded tech-house to bass drops, with a canny Maxwell bedroom-soul sample floated atop. Unsurprisingly, SF’s likeminded dirtybird label signed him right away. here’s his local debut.
Fri/9, 10 p.m., $15–$20. Monarch, 101 Sixth St., SF. www.monarchsf.com
Salsa dancing, food trucks, Dogpatch love? Heck yes. This new weekly at cafe Cocomo offers salsa and bachata dance lessons, food tastings, and live music — the kickoff features salsa band Avance and some fiery flamenco on the huge back patio. Very summery. This party has a lot going on, so check out the website below for more details.
Fri/9 and every Friday, 6:30 p.m., $15. Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF. www.tastefridays.com
As noted above, 222 Hyde has reopened its doors after an extensive remodel (more about that after I black out there a couple times). New party series Realtime focuses on live electronic performances: this hot bearish dub techno South Africa-via-NYCer kicks it off.
Sat/10, 9 p.m., $10 before 11pm, $15 after. 222 Hyde, SF. Facebook invite
Heavy contemporary cumbia vibes from the LA remixer and producer, bassed-up with dub effects and hot sonic surprises. He’s at the monthly Tormenta Tropical joint bringing some Latin heat to your cusp of spring.
Sat/10, 10 p.m., $10. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.com
Revered ’90s house duo and record label owners (“Reach For Me,” “If You Really Want Someone”) hits the huuuge Arts & Beats party with 50+ local artists, plus DJs David Harness, Chris Lum, Adnan Sharif, and an artful ton more.
Sat/10, 3pm-3am (dancing starts at 9pm), $15. Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison, SF. www.tinyurl.com/artsandbeats
Big up some bouncy UK bass that flirts with juke and rave from this Manchester young’un. He’ll be at the raucous Lights Down Low monthly with footwork heartthrob Kingdom and residents Richie Panic, Sleazemore, Joaquin Bartra, and more.
Sat/10, 9:30pm-3am, $7–$10. Monarch, 101 Sixth St., SF. www.monarchsf.com