SUPER EGO Just a wee bit battered and still fried from Folsom Street Fair, but there’s no rest for the deliciously wicked. This coming weekend is wall-to-wall party time.
Beloved UK bass label celebrates 10 years of intelligent rumblings with the fantastic Kode9, DJ Spinn and Taso, and Scratcha DVA.
Wed/24, 9:30pm, $12.50 advance. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
Marcel Dettman has great hair — and a great, spacey sound that knits together various strands of Berlin techno. He’s at a special As You Like It party with Matrixxman, Mossmoss, and Patrick Gill.
Thu/25, 9pm-3am, $10–$15. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
Berlin deep disco player (and total cutie) Wang brings some sonic spirit to the Castro’s Lookout bar, which boasts a fancy new sound system.
Fri/26, 5pm-2am, $10 advance. Lookout, 3600 16th St, SF. www.lookoutsf.com
Marijus Adomaitis, the man behind pleasant techno anthem “Walking With Elephants” brings his audiovisual spectacular to North America for the first time. With Recondite and John Charnis.
Fri/26, 9pm-3:30am, $12–$20. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
Local art, performance, and great music come together for a three-day spectacle at the enormous Pier 70. Icee Hot afterparty with Avalon Emerson on Friday, Baths afterparty on Saturday.
Fri/26-Sun/28, see www.facebook.com/bayartbeats for all the info.
TIARA SENSATION PAGEANT
Every year a dazzle of drag queens rush the runway at de Young Museum, attempting to snatch the Tiara Sensation tiara. High kicks, back flips, spandex for days — you kind of have to see it. (I’ll be judging, of course.)
Fri/26, 5:30pm, free. de young Museum, Golden Gate Park, SF. www.tinyurl.com/tiarasensation2014
BASIC SOUL UNIT
Killer Torontonian technician knows how to break a room down live, with acid beats and driving grooves. He’s at one more As You Like It party with Tin Man, Jason Kendig, and Bells & Whistles.
Fri/26, 9pm-4am, $10–<\d>$15. Monarch, 101 Sixth St, SF. www.ayli-sf.com
HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR
The latest iteration of the live ’90s house revivalist band is very cute, and you’ll be dancing in no time. With one of my favorite DJs, Tensnake, breaking down and reconstructing soul-funk hooks.
Fri/26, 9pm, $15–$30. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
You know that moody tech-pop stuff the kids are calling “deep house”? Come hear this Yoruban genius to find out what real deep house is. At the Mighty Deep party with Marques Wyatt.
Fri/26, 10pm-late, $10–$20. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
“Candy Rain’s low budget Hype Williams music video aesthetic clashing awkwardly with the 120 Minutes party’s tasteful Tumblr porn gif aesthetic not only promises to be the 3rd most awesome party you attend this month but also the 1st coolest.” OK then.
Sat/27, 10pm, $5 advance. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.com