SUPER EGO The everywhere nightlife talk last month, as reported by the UK Guardian, was that Berlin politicians had pledged one million shiny euros to preserve clubs from the growing threat of gentrification and rising real estate prices in that once cheap-as-curbside-currywurst berg.
If only in SF. What would you do with all that clubby money? Create a B&T party-bus dropoff zone between First and Fifth Streets and Mission and Brannan for shrieking singles (“Fluorescent Tube Dress Island”)? Fix all the bad pants at tech networking mixers? Cork wedge police? Eyebrow wax ban? DJ-with-a–$-in-their-name annihilation? New face for Heklina? (Kidding, love you and your Sarah Jessica barker, girl.) Really, the possibilities.
Dear Housepitality, you are killing me with classic loveliness every week — this one for instance, bringing in Chicago’s “originator of house” Jesse Saunders, whose 1986 “Love Can’t Turn Around” with Farley Jackmaster Funk and Darryl Pandy (RIP) changed mine and about 300 million others’ lives.
Wed/2, 9pm, free before 11pm with RSVP at www.housepitalitysf.com/rsvp, or $5 before 11pm, $10 after. Icon, 1192 Folsom, SF.
STYLE FROM WITHIN, VOL. 1
If you’re going to turn it out for summer on the runway of life, you could do no better than to hit up this free musical fashion show extravaganza at the Clift from boutiquista-nightlife heroine Bianca Starr. Slay-worthy looks from Sui Generis, Wonderland, Density Dept, and Top Shelf. Groovy tunes from J-Boogie and DJ Ry Toast(!), plus a performance by blowing-up Bay star B. Bravo.
Thu/3, 9pm cocktails, 10:30 fashion show, free. Clift Hotel, 495 Geary, SF. www.biancastarr.com
A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH CARRIEONDISCO AND DOC SLEEP
Two of my favorite queer female house and techno DJs teaming up for an extravaganza at 222? This I like, and would like to see more of. Both throw down some expansive knowledge of current electronic textures and historical subcultural connotations — but nevermind all that, this will be total funzo.
Love, love, love me some classic Bay turntablism action from the mindblowing threesome. But wait, Shortkut, Vinroc, and Apollo are hip-hop triple-teaming on the decks all night for free — with an open bar from 9pm-10pm? On a Friday night? Whoever’s sponsoring this insanity, I will kiss you.
Fri/4, 9pm-late, free. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
The NYCer has been rightly lauded for helping to lead dance music into sophisticated new directions. His obsessively detailed creations meld moody post-minimal techno with classic deep house flow, flooding the floor with pure, cool tones that sometimes dunk you under into rhythmic experimentalism.
He’ll be joined at the Icee Hot monthly by Rem Koolhaus from Brooklyn’s awesome Turbotax party.
Sat/5, 10pm-3am, $10. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www,publicsf.com
CINCO DE MOZ-O
Because who loves Morrissey more than Mexicans? Why, drunk Americans at the fantastically hip Britpop and Swinging London-themed Club Leisure monthly, that’s who. Piñatas! Smiths karaoke! Someone named Union Jackoff!
Sat/5, 10pm-3am, $8. Cat Club, 1190 Folsom, SF. www.sfcatclub.com
More good news from Oakland’s great house scene: your Cinco de Mayo celebration (mess?) will get some soulful uplift as this great monthly from the Divinyl Echo collective celebrates three years. Beloved special guest DJ Julius Papp headlines, and Soul Camp treasure Teejay Walton supports. Let’s get down.
Sat/5, 9pm, free before 11pm, $5 after. Somar Bar, 1727 Telegraph, Oakl. www.tinyurl.com/blessedcinco