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Nite Trax: Esta Noche to close, adios Esta Noche

February 26, 2014
Not even a guest starring role on Looking could save beloved Latino-oriented gay dive Esta Noche, alas! According to Eater SF, the Mission favorite...

Q up

Era-defining local legend DJ Qbert scratches out his first album in 16 years, Extraterrestria

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

December 30, 2013
You know what happens if you stop, don't you? The New Year's Eve hangover catches up. So why not just power through the next...

Honey Soundsystem ending Sunday parties: SF so over now :/

October 1, 2013
That sound you hear right now? Every cool gay and/or techno nerd in the city rending their exquisitely positioned garments. Honey Soundsystem has just announced...

Nite Trax: Scott Hardkiss, RIP

March 26, 2013
Sad news came down the pipe yesterday that truly essential Bay Area psychedelic house pioneer Scott Hardkiss of the Hardkiss Brothers passed away at...

Nite Trax: Is Beatport the new Wal-Mart of techno?

February 27, 2013
When I heard that super-popular, infuriatingly designed dance music download site Beatport had partnered with Shazam earlier this month, I wanted to write something...

Nite Trax: 222 Hyde is closing :(

February 23, 2013
Oh jeez, sad news this morning from EO, owner of great, actually-underground rave cave 222 Hyde. Due to a change in ownership of the...

Nite Trax: DJ Sprinkles lays it out

February 21, 2013
The phenomenal house DJ and experimental musicmaker on mainstream visibility, transgender globalism, Bay Area queer culture, and the "shopping mall diversity" of the current...

Nite Trax: DJ MikeQ leads the vogue beats boom, beats back bandwagon

February 7, 2013
"SO TIRED OF PEOPLE DOING RECORDS AND EVEN WHOLE EPS BASED ON VOGUE WHEN ALL THEY KNOW IS PARIS IS BURNING AND HAVE NEVER...

Nite Trax: That Icee Hot sensation

January 18, 2013
The stimulating and excellently-eared Icee Hot crew is blasting a two-part third anniversary party at Public Works: this Sat/19 sees dreamy R&B chopper Jacques...

Nite Trax: Roasting SF club legend Timmy Spence

January 11, 2013
If you think you're cool (or merely interesting) -- please drop everything and watch this clubkid-packed 1981 video masterpiece by scene terror Timmy Spence....

Nite Trax: Comedowns are for losers! 2013

December 31, 2012
Anybody can go out to any fabulous party on New Year's Eve. But how long can you survive into the dawning of 2k13? Below...

Nite Trax: Ana Sia, back on home court

December 13, 2012
For those of you who haven't been listening: Ana Sia is kind of a big deal. One of those quaintly San Francisco nightlife things...

Nite Trax: Tormenta Tropical whips up 5 years of cumbia madness

December 6, 2012
Five years ago the local nightlife scene was broadening its scope in a multitude of awe-inspiring musical directions, from contemporary Afrobeat and baile funk...

Nite Trax: Honey Soundsystem feels love anew

November 21, 2012
Honey Soundsystem, that handsome group of techno and disco rarety-loving DJs and purveyors of one of the best weekly parties in SF (Sundays at...

Nite Trax: Hunee spreads love at Honey

September 28, 2012
"Hunee is a good eater," begins Berlin-based DJ Hunee's official biography. "Good" here surely means voracious -- Hunee may be well-known for his deep...

Nite Trax: Re-enter Kingdom

September 21, 2012
You can't talk contemporary American bass music without starting right off at Kingdom, a.k.a. LA's Ezra Rubin. (He appears here Sat/22 at the Lights...

Nite Trax: Body High are your bass mechanics

August 30, 2012
In this week's Super Ego column, I wrote of my deep, abiding love of bass music (and revealed my secret source of UK bass...

Nite Trax: The Eagle flies again

August 29, 2012
I hung out yesterday evening with the new occupants of the Eagle Tavern (now known as the SF Eagle, apparently) at a celebration of...

Nite Trax: DJ Deevice wraps up summer, digs deep

August 22, 2012
Ours was another SUMMER OF BASS. I love it, of course -- who doesn't like their buns to get a rumblin' in the club?...

Nite Trax: Five magickal MK moments

August 17, 2012
Eighty-year-olds like myself keep finding new Wonders of the Internet: despite basically living at record stores in Detroit in the early 1990s (props to...

Nite Trax: Yes, the 2012 San Francisco Nightlife Awards are real

May 21, 2012
... and apparently I am hosting them with Anna Conda on Thursday, May 31. What the heck are the 2012 San Francisco Nightlife Awards? No...

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

March 28, 2012
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...

Nite Trax: The fabulous creatures of Gaultier’s opening gala

March 26, 2012
Hyperproductive fashion designer and revered fantasy engineer Jean Paul Gaultier was in town last week for the opening of a (very cool) retrospective of...