Day turns to nightlife with Adult., Disco Daddy, Sunset Island, Daytime Realness, more parties
SUPER EGO Vampires beware, or at least grab a pair of killer shades. A recent, very late walk of shame (both heels broken but my rep intact) revealed that afternoon outdoor parties are currently raging full-tilt. So invite me to your dang retro-fidget-yacht-goth-IDM BBQ already! I promise not to spill anything. Everybody looks great in hot sauce, anyway.
Soundtracks for this week: infamous local synth-dance act The Soft Pink Truth's brain-melting return Why Do the Heathens Rage: Electronic Profanations of Black Metal Classics, Quivver's groovy (and timely) extended rework of "Ain't Nothin' Going On But the Rent," and DJ Greg Wilson's psychedelic-funk mixtape Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field. OK, let's go.
Glorious global soul weekly Afrolicious may have moved on to conquer the world as a touring act, but don't cry: In its place is this tropical beats and live funk jams showcase from key Afrolicious members. "Expect elevation," say DJs Pleasuremaker and Izzy Wise.
Thursdays starting Thu/12, 9pm, $6. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.com
Beautifully constructed, all-encompassing post-Orb grooves that hit a global ambient-funk sweetspot from this San Franciscan. Support from local bass-tech heroes Justin Martin and J. Phlip (and a dozen more), plus mindbending décor and organic treats from the Symbiosis crew.
Thu/12, 9pm-3am, $15–$20. 1015 Folsom, SF. www.1015.com
Live Detroit art-tech darlings were lumped in with electroclash back in the day, but they cut oh so much deeper. With brainy-cute goth-raver Pictureplane, ghostly White Ring, and evil siren/playmate Tamara Sky, this will certainly be an edgy night of stylish Friday 13 dread.
Fri/13, 9pm-late, $15–$20. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
Body and Soul legend (and my eternal DJ crush) brings his rare Latin house and gorgeously smooth mixing style to the Salted party, with Miguel Miggs, Julius Papp. and much-loved Naked Music vocalist Lisa Shaw.
Sat/14, 10pm-late, $10–$20. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
Beam me up! The DFA disco-funk addict possesses one of the sharpest sensibilities out there, sending dancers to truly cosmic places. Hosted by the fantastic, female-powered Isis party.
Sat/14, 9:30pm-3:30am, $10 advance. Public Works, 131 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
Our incomparable summer nightlife season continues, marked by the Sunset crew's passing annual parties. Time for this "electronic music picnic" on Treasure Island, which — squee!!! — features Phuture, the dudes from Chicago who basically invented acid house. Also on hand: Detroit whiz kid Kyle Hall and Awesome Tapes From Africa, which is exactly what it sounds like. Acid sunshine, y'all.