A primo party plan: The Goldies, Slow Hands, Gilles Peterson, Disco Daddy, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and many more
SUPER EGO "A man, a plan, a gram: anal canal!" Why some queen just shrieked this quasi-palindrome in my earhole at 5am outside the 7-Eleven — not the Castro one, I have my pride — absolutely no idea. But the poor, bedraggled dear has a point: BE PREPARED.
Next week is the Guardian's fab annual Goldies issue, a wall-to-wall celebration of up-and-coming artists. And there's no room in it for your beloved Super Ego (old). So here's looking ahead to the next hot fortnight's-worth of shindigs. Of course, the biggest hoot of all will be the Guardian 25th Annual Goldies party (Fri/21, 8-11pm, $10. Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom, SF.) DJs Primo and Wam Bam Ashleyanne will do a special soul-groove "golden oldies" set — and it's $10 for all the beer you can drink. Plus, duh, the coolest people. Stick it in your calendar, already.
Last week's SFBG cover star, scratch legend Qbert, joins with Dan The Automator, Del The Funky Homosapien, and more local hip-hop/turntable heroes for a wild time, in support of his crowdsource campaign for his new album, Extraterrestria/Galaxxxian (www.djqbert.com).
Thu/13, 9pm, $10 advance. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. wwww.mezzaninesf.com
Talk about heartthrobs, yum. This cutie brought major sexy back to dance floors when he slowed tempos down to a crawl and let everyone stretch out. Now he's all about crooning live and steaming things up with Tom Croose as the Worst Friends duo — also appearing at this As You Like It lovefest.
Fri/14, 10pm-4am, $10–$20. Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. www.ayli-sf.com
That thing where a DJ is also a magician, creating a whole new psychedelic-ecstatic universe out of common sounds, rearranging how you hear music forever. He's also Spanish and wears a lot of tinfoil over his face for photos. At the Icee Hot party.
Sat/15, 10pm-4am, $10 advance. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
There is a thing called Bear Weekend with a long and dramatic history (let's not get into it) — and here's this year's fun-furry climax: DJ Bus Station John turns the Eagle leather biker bar into a glorious old school gay disco evening t-dance. Bring your own chic towel, but no Schick razors, please. "Endorsed by the Tamale Lady," fyi.
Sun/16, 7pm-midnight, $5. SF Eagle, 398 12th St, SF. www.sf-eagle.com
HONEY SOUNSYSTEM PRESIDENTS EVE
Celebrate the presidents with Honey's lovely residents: P-Play, Kendig, Josh Cheon, and Robot Hustle give the cute queer boys, girls, and others steamy techno all night long. (Hot straight people also eligible.)
Sun/23,10pm-4am, $10 advance. Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. www.beatboxsf.com
"Rare groove" would be nothing without this absolutely incredible, omnivorous DJ. And neither would Diplo. Experience a Whole Earth Catalog of sounds in his mindblowing sets. I love him.
Fri/21, 10pm-3am, $20. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
CARL CRAIG + FRANCOIS K
If you know anything about dance music, you have probably just wet yourself. If not, let's be clear: One of Detroit techno's most poetic innovators and one of the best disco, house, and dub producers of all time will be on the decks, as part of Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp 2014.