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SUPER EGO: What the holy highballs is happening to our bar scene? Plus: Pound Puppy, Jay Tripwire, Drink, Barem, Voices from the Lake, more nightlife

Nite Trax: Esta Noche to close, adios Esta Noche

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...

Music Listings

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKAmoeba Music: 1855 Haight, San Francisco. Phantogram, 6 p.m., free.The Chapel: 777 Valencia, San Francisco. Marissa Nadler, Donovan Quinn, 8 p.m., $12-$15.Elbo Room:...

Goldies 2014 Music: DJ NEBAKANEZA

Blasting past dubstep, setting controls for the heart of the bass

Tip some back at the Barworkers Ball

Hey gorgeous bar slaves and cocktailistas! This night's for you (and your friends). The annual Mid-Winter Barworkers Ball raises a glass to all service...

The layout

A primo party plan: The Goldies, Slow Hands, Gilles Peterson, Disco Daddy, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and many more

This Week’s Picks: February 5 – 11, 2014

 WEDNESDAY/5Action Bronson Action Bronson lives life large. Imposing both physically and lyrically, the Queens native and former gourmet chef draws upon his joys in...

Q up

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

Strings of life

Kronos Quartet comes back to wow. Plus: DJ Hell, House Shoes, Rebolledo, Poolside, Nonstop Bhangra, Kele Okereke, more parties

Throw ’em back

Taking shots at a couple real classics. Plus: Loose Shus, last Debaser ever, Go BANG!, Kafana Balkan, more parties

Swept away

SUPER EGO Oh hey -- we're not trendy! Plus: Subb-an, Robag Wruhme, Lucidity, Cazwell, Nick Monaco, more nightlife

Positive starts

GOOD TECH ISSUE Toward a more holistic integration of technology into Bay Area life

In ‘tuni

Martuni's still serves 'em stiff. Plus: Avalon Emerson, QBERT, SF Album Project, Levon Vincent, Disco Daddy, Stimming, more parties


A roiling symphony of nightlife: Mason Bates, Leslie and the Ly's, Mr. Ties, Ambivalent, DJ Deeon, more parties 

Hair of the dog

Can't stop, won't stop: Cut Chemist, Brenmar, Severino, Peaches Christ, and more nightlife players keep you lean and mean for 2014

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 the next...

2014 dreams

All the New Year's Eve parties you need to get your ring-a-ding-ding on in style

Candy crush

THE YEAR IN NIGHTLIFE: Queer hip-hop, porn music, spruced-up venues, virtual techno, classical near-riots, and the '90s big-room revival ruled 2013

Amanda Lepore brings the body heat

"You know how I'm obsessed with coordinating my outfits," NYC club legend and "most expensive body in the world" Amanda Lepore breathed into the...

This Week’s Picks: December 11 – 17, 2013

Make the yuletide gay!WEDNESDAY 12/11 Jagwar Ma Discussing the lead track off Howlin', Jagwar Ma's Jono Ma has described time spent in two Berlin clubs:...

This Week’s Picks: December 4 – 10, 2013

THURSDAY 12/5 Gaby Moreno This year, when Guatemalan-born Los Angeles transplant Gaby Moreno won Best New Artist at the Latin Grammys, she had already earned...

Turkey trot

Stick a fork in Thanksgiving week parties, with Tyree Cooper, Cream of Beat, Azari and III, Agoria, Ben UFO, and more

This Week’s Picks: November 20 – 26, 2013

Gossip! Guns! Girl power!THURSDAY 11/21 Shipwreck: The Hunger Games Edition Erotic fanfiction writing gets competitive at Booksmith's monthly literary event, Shipwreck! Six writers are given...

We are back

The SF underground roars again. Plus: Deltron 3030, 1002 Nights, Alland Byallo, Surya Dub, Danny Daze, more nightlife