SUPER EGO The daytime drinking season has kicked off in full force — it’s also kicked off my face, judging from this hangover. (El Rio patio, I’m blurrily looking at you.) Kidding, I haven’t had a hangover since 1976, and that was a love hangover. Also shitty coke.
Especially hot right now that we’re apparently skipping spring and going straight into summer: cramming like a desperate half-naked penguin community on the grassy strip of land left while they’re rejiggering Dolores Park. The fruit shelf overfloweth with closer encounters. Seriously, it looks like a refugee camp for huddled hipster masses up there. Hang on to your dreams, beautiful people! And also, where’d you get that cute tank top?
Nice one: a high-energy electro benefit for childhood cancer research, with a huge lineup that features two classic Bay Area DJs, Denise and Forest Green, going back to back. Wear gold!
Thu/20, 8pm-3am, $15–$20, 18+. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St, SF. www.dnalounge.com
The Neapolitan titan of techno still reps a tasty, stripped-down underground Ibiza sound — which is a great way to slide into sunny times.
Thu/20, 9pm-3am, $15 advance, $20. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
One of my favorite DJs and remixers ever, with a sound so buoyant, with a touch of the surreal, that he’ll make you dance to anything — including Lana del Ray.
Thu/20, 9pm, $10. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
Love this classic Boston duo, which was essential in bringing slow ‘n sexy (not to mention a flood of ’90s R&B memories) back to dance floors in the late-2000s.
Thu/20, 9:30pm, $15. Monarch, 101 Sixth St, SF. www.monarchsf.com
The German recombinant house wiz is back, now in a poppier mode with the big-label release of his Glow album. He’ll still take you to strangely nostalgic places that never really existed.
Fri/21, 9pm-late, $22. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
NIGHTMARES ON WAX
George Evelyn has swung from classic UK techno innovator to funky chill out cool cat in the 25 years he’s been making records. It’s all perfect for dancing.
Sat/22, 9pm-late, $15 advance. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
This Parisian house purist hits the sweet spot — you can tell he just loves the sounds that make a record jump on the floor. He’s opening for energetic Spanish newcomer Uner.
Fri/21, 10pm, $10–$20. Audio, 316 11th St, SF. www.audiosf.com
The Honey Soundsystem and Icee Hot crews team up to showcase this seminal Chicago down-and-dirty house label, with Paul Johnson, Jammin’ Gerald, and Parris Mitchell showing us how it’s done.
Sat/22, 9pm-4am, $15 advance, $20. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com