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Danish music producer Tomas Barfod moves forward without escaping his past

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QUEER ISSUE: Our annual guide to the (actually!) coolest Pride events

Our annual guide to the (actually!) coolest Pride events

ONGOINGFaetopia Tower Records building, 2286 Market, SF. www.faetopia.com. Through Fri/22, noon-midnight, (event times vary), $10 suggested donation. What's a radical queer to do in...

Our Weekly Picks: June 13-19

WEDNESDAY 13Rappin' 4-Tay More Champagne, Mr. 4-Tay? It's been almost 20 years since Anthony Forté dropped the infectious Bay Area anthem "Playaz Club," but...

Win tickets to Sunset Island electronic music picnic

Sunset Music presents: 4th annual SUNSET ISLAND: an electronic music picnic with music, dancing, art and art cars, and food trucks.Check the website or...

Welcome to the Technodome

A full report on the Movement Detroit techno fest. Plus: DJ Toph One returns, Soul Slam, more.

Our Weekly Picks: June 6-12

WEDNESDAY 6Church of Misery A preternaturally crunchy, riff-savvy stoner rock band from Tokyo, Japan, whose influences are culled from the back catalogues of '70s...

I Love This City’s tasteful use of confetti, fog, and lighting

When I first heard that the inaugural I Love This City festival was moved from AT&T Park to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater, I thought...

Movement Detroit day one: Sweetest Kiss-Over (or, I Feel French)

Not much gets better than dancing with 33,000 people in downtown Detroit at the fantastic 12th annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival, aka Movement, to the techno music...

The Beat: Eclectic events spin heads, shake butts

Having too many options can prove paralyzing, but sometimes it can be the reason you end up shaking that ass for days on end....

Master and servant

Leather love, Detroit techno, carnaval after party, DJ Assault, Radio Slave, more parties

The Beat: dirtybird’s Justin Martin gets rough, tough, and tender

Like many four-year-olds, Justin Martin abhorred piano lessons. Unlike most adults however, he's now grateful for those tedious moments in practice and memorization. "Now...

Movement

As You Like It techno party crew takes over the world. Plus: Martinez Brothers, Sunshine Jones, The Gathering, Emissions Fest, more parties

On the Cheap May 9-15, 2012

 WEDNESDAY 9 They Make Us Dangerous author reading and chitchat Modern Times Bookstore Collective, 2919 24 St., SF. (415) 282-9246, www.mtbs.com, 7-10pm, free. Step...

Nite Trax: Sisterz of the Underground re-fresh the Bay

Sometimes being a nightlife writer feels like getting stranded on Techno Dude Island. Not always cuuute. So when I got wind that the classic Sisterz...

Success won’t jinx Sharon Van Etten’s ability to write sad love songs

Ed. note – Ahead of Sharon Van Etten's long-sold out show in SF this week, Ryan Prendiville had the chance to catch up with...

Gamer: Sony PlayStation Vita top picks (and games to skip)

Read Peter Galvin's review of the Sony PlayStation Vita in this week's Gamer column.Most of the Vita's launch games exist to show off what...

The organ, the laptop, and ‘Digital Loom’

The SF Symphony's awesome-looking American Mavericks festival -- which will present a "wild side" of contemporary and modernist classical works not often heard on...

Club action!

Salsa, rocksteady, gay goth, electro-cumbia, hypercrunk, bhangra, zouk... the 62 parties you should be going to right now

Everlasting Noise

Noise Pop 2012: It's 20 years for the massive music and film fest -- tender memories with Archers of Loaf, Cursive, Thao, and more

Our Weekly Picks: January 18-24

WEDNESDAY 25The Gary Bartz Project feat. Bilal and Aloe Blacc There's a bunch of shows taking place this week for the corporate philanthropy/ musical...

Nite Trax: Lady Blacktronika comes for Honey

Watch your snowballs: the First Lady of Beatdown, Lady Blacktronika, is hopping on her magic sleigh and coming down the mountain for Honey Soundsystem...

Nite Trax: Comedowns are for losers! New Year’s Day parties

You know what happens if you stop, don't you? The New Year's Eve hangover catches up. So why not just power through until Monday...

On the Cheap Listings

Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks. WEDNESDAY 28 Glen Canyon habitat restoration...