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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bill T. Jones Brings His Tribute to His Mother-in-Law, a World War II Survivor, to YBCA

Bill T. Jones Brings His Tribute to His Mother-in-Law, a World War II Survivor, to YBCA

Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones has a warm relationship with his mother-in-law, Dora Amelan, a French-Jewish survivor of World War II, who calls him her third son, along with her two biological ones. Jones decribes Amelan, who was a nurse…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gavin Russom, Giorgio Moroder, Go BANG! and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Gavin Russom, Giorgio Moroder, Go BANG! and More

Without a doubt, the most important and influential record label to further electronic music in the U.S. during the past decade-plus has been New York's DFA. For many, the label is indelibly linked with LCD Soundsystem (and rightfully so),…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joey Anderson, Pachanga Boys, Gesaffelstein and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joey Anderson, Pachanga Boys, Gesaffelstein and More

We Are Monsters presents Joey Anderson at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. $10-$15; monarchsf.com What is "deep house?" That's a difficult question to answer, and it depends who you're asking. These days, it's common to see the term…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Function, Heiko Laux, Tony Humphries and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Function, Heiko Laux, Tony Humphries and More

As You Like It presents Function, Kangding Ray, and Mike Servito at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13. $20-$25; publicsf.com The most important, influential, and groundbreaking techno act of the past 20 years was Sandwell District, a production…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Change Is Afoot For Dance Theater of San Francisco Under New Director

Change Is Afoot For Dance Theater of San Francisco Under New Director

With a name like Dance Theater of San Francisco, it’s hard not to root for this home-grown contemporary dance company. In the three years since their inception, the troupe has done an amiable job at representing the city’s dance…
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Music, All Shook Down Britain's Cassy on Singing, Parenting, DJing, and Staying True To Yourself

Britain's Cassy on Singing, Parenting, DJing, and Staying True To Yourself

Cassy, born Catherine Britton, is a British DJ and producer, affiliated with tastemaking German record label Perlon. She's known for her sleek, long-form DJ sets made up of the world's finest minimal techno and deep house. It's been some time since…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Galcher Lustwerk, Cut Copy, Silent Servant, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Galcher Lustwerk, Cut Copy, Silent Servant, and More

Sure Thing presents Galcher Lustwerk and Nautiluss at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, July 17. $10-$20; feightsf.com This is not your father's house music. Representing a new breed of North American house music, the latest edition of Sure Thing features…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Rødhåd, Michna, The Black Madonna, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Rødhåd, Michna, The Black Madonna, and More

Honey Soundsystem presents Rødhåd at Audio, 9:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, July 4. $25-$30; audiosf.com Ah, techno. Techno! Techno! For many Americans, "techno" is a handy catch-all phrase, a stand-in for any kind of electronic music whatsoever. For others, those who often…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Horse Meat Disco, Derrick Carter, Honey Soundsystem, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Horse Meat Disco, Derrick Carter, Honey Soundsystem, and More

There are three times a year San Francisco's party schedule goes topsy-turvy: Halloween weekend (meaning the weekend folks celebrate Halloween, regardless of what day of the week Oct. 31 is), New Year's Eve and Day, and the last weekend in…
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Music, All Shook Down Words with Basement Jaxx: 21 Years of House Music at a Glance

Words with Basement Jaxx: 21 Years of House Music at a Glance

In advance of Basement Jaxx's appearance this Friday at Public Works, we caught up with one half of the duo, Felix Buxton, during some downtime in the studio. We chatted about DJing, music production, and what happens when you've been…
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Music, All Shook Down Dancefloor Justice: Prejudice Has No Place In Dance Music

Dancefloor Justice: Prejudice Has No Place In Dance Music

Some context: This is the tepid non-apology offered up by one Tanner Ross (no, he's not a leftover character from Full House — he's a third- or fourth-string…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Antacid Crew, Oliver Schories, SHXCXCHCXSH

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Antacid Crew, Oliver Schories, SHXCXCHCXSH

As You Like It Picnic with Antacid Crew, Jenö, Rich Korach, and Michael Perry at Golden Gate Park's Glen Elk Meadow, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Free, but donations encouraged; golden-gate-park.com Ah, summer in San Francisco. There's nothing like…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Black Coffee, Midnight Magic, Monty Luke and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Black Coffee, Midnight Magic, Monty Luke and More

Public Works presents Black Coffee and Goldcap at Public Works, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday, June 12. $15-$20; publicsf.com Although many Americans might not know it, South Africa has enjoyed a thriving house music scene for decades. House music found its…
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News, The Snitch Dancing Up San Francisco's Steepest Hills

Dancing Up San Francisco's Steepest Hills

Here's a Monday afternoon pick-me-up from dancer Karen X. Cheng.  On Reddit, Cheng said she spent a week scouting for the steepest hills in San Francisco to make this video. If only a tilt of the camera was enough to…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Traxx, Svengalisghost, Matthew Dear, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Traxx, Svengalisghost, Matthew Dear, and More

We Are Monsters featuring Traxx at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, June 5. $10; monarchsf.com There's a lot of good DJs in the world — DJs who know their tunes, select good tracks, and know how to read crowds well.…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Max Cooper, Rushmore, David Sylvester, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Max Cooper, Rushmore, David Sylvester, and More

Public Works & IN·SIGHT present Max Cooper, Simon Baker and more at Public Works, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday, May 29. $18-$20; publicsf.com For many people, the word "techno" conjures up a fairly limited set of parameters: sweaty kids off their…
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Music, All Shook Down Baltimore Club, The New Dance Show, & Fresh Kicks: U.K. DJ Rushmore Speaks Out

Baltimore Club, The New Dance Show, & Fresh Kicks: U.K. DJ Rushmore Speaks Out

There is a small, but steadily growing global movement based around "club music" — no, not just music you might hear in a club, but referring specifically to a pumped-up, high-octane breed of electronic music that sounds something like…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Move D, Scuba, Shigeto, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Move D, Scuba, Shigeto, and More

As You Like It presents Reagenz, Move D, and more at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, May 22. $20; monarchsf.com Producing electronic music is more accessible than ever these days. All it takes is a laptop, a bit of software,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Harvey, Terrence Parker, Pete Tong, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Harvey, Terrence Parker, Pete Tong, and More

FACE and Lights Down Low presents DJ Harvey and Waze & Odyssey at Public Works, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday, May 8. $17-$20; publicsf.com Ah, Harvey! Ah, humanity! The legend returns, making one of his quarterly-or-so appearances in San Francisco this…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Four Tet & Floating Points, Wolf + Lamb, David Harness, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Four Tet & Floating Points, Wolf + Lamb, David Harness, and More

DJ Dials and Lights Down Low present Four Tet and Floating Points back-to-back at Public Works, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Sunday, May 3. $20-$30; publicsf.com It was the DJ set heard 'round the world — or, at least, 'round the internet:…
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