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Music, All Shook Down UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

Who said punk music isn't for dancing? Certainly not the members of UK trio Shopping, because, well, that's exactly what their fast-paced, bass-heavy music is meant for.  Formed in 2012, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, last…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ TLR, Avalon Emerson, Lee Foss and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ TLR, Avalon Emerson, Lee Foss and More

For whatever reason, the Netherlands isn't often considered a critical locus within the pantheon of electronic music history. Perhaps it's because temperance and humility seem to be central to the Dutch as a nation and as a people. Quietly…
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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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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Seth Troxler, Convextion, Honey Soundsystem, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Seth Troxler, Convextion, Honey Soundsystem, and More

It's that time of year again: Halloween. The holiday is one of the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) times to party in San Francisco. Since the 31st falls on a Saturday this year, that means you have a…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Peverelist & Kowton, Classixx, Adriatique and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Peverelist & Kowton, Classixx, Adriatique and More

Parameter presents Peverelist and Kowton (all night long) at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23. $15-$20; feightsf.com I've long championed "bass music" in this column. I know, I know — it's a terrible, non-descriptive genre name. By "bass music,"…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon featuring Mark Fell, Peaches Christ, and many more at The Lab, 12 a.m. Fri. Oct. 16-12 a.m. Sat. Oct 17. $65 gen. adm., $50 for members; or by donation. thelab.org San Francisco's not what it used…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Todd Terje, Mumdance, Hercules & Love Affair and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Todd Terje, Mumdance, Hercules & Love Affair and More

DJ Dials presents 1015 Superparty with Todd Terje and Thundercat at 1015 Folsom, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9. $40 at the door; 1015.com Will Todd Terje conquer the world? It seems within the realm of possibility, for one reason:…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Michael Mayer, Regis, Paranoid London and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Michael Mayer, Regis, Paranoid London and More

As You Like It 5-Year Anniversary with Michael Mayer, DBX, John Tejada, and Giegling at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. $20-$25; publicsf.com In 2010, As You Like It threw its first party — an underground, word-of-mouth affair…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Pearson Sound, Prosumer, Front 242, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Pearson Sound, Prosumer, Front 242, and More

Parameter presents Pearson Sound (Extended Set) at F8, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25. $18-$20; feightsf.com The history of electronic music moves in fits and spurts. Paradigm shift theory — in which entire worldviews are subsumed and laid to rest…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Lindstrøm, Dusky, Octave One and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Lindstrøm, Dusky, Octave One and More

Gun Club presents Lindstrøm, Optimo, and Joakim at Mezzanine, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. $20-$25; mezzaninesf.com America has a complicated relationship with disco. The genre is as American as apple pie, but was also born in nightclubs and embraced…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: SF Electronic Music Festival, Rodriguez Jr., Ron Morelli and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: SF Electronic Music Festival, Rodriguez Jr., Ron Morelli and More

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival at Kanbar Forum and Brava Theater Center, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Thurs.-Sun. Sept. 10-13. $16-$25; sfemf.org Let's just get this out of the way — this is a party column and the San Francisco Electronic…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Total Freedom, Carlos Souffront, Matrixxman and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Total Freedom, Carlos Souffront, Matrixxman and More

Lights Down Low presents Total Freedom at Monarch, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Sep. 4. $15-$20; monarchsf.com It's not often that a DJ's name tells you much about their M.O., but Total Freedom, the alias of Miami-based DJ Ashland Mines, telegraphs…
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Music, All Shook Down Paul Goodyear on Over 30 Years of DJing and His Appreciation of Disco Icon Sylvester

Paul Goodyear on Over 30 Years of DJing and His Appreciation of Disco Icon Sylvester

Purchasing his first ever 12-inch in 1979, DJ and producer Paul Goodyear fondly remembers the moment that Sylvester’s “You Make Me Feel Mighty Real” became the catalyst for his desire to become a DJ, and the beginning of his lifelong dedication…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Jack J, Appleblim, David August, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Jack J, Appleblim, David August, and More

Play It Cool featuring Jack J (Pender Street Steppers) at The Basement, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. $10-$15; thebasementsf.com It takes guts to play Steely Dan in a DJ set and make it work. Scene: The interior of a…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joy Orbison, Evian Christ, Bobby B and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Joy Orbison, Evian Christ, Bobby B and More

As You Like It presents Joy Orbison and Ben UFO back-to-back with Blondes at Public Works, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21. $20-$25; publicsf.com  Ben UFO is no stranger to this column. He's been featured before, and he'll likely be…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Fett Burger, Laurel Halo, Konrad Black, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Fett Burger, Laurel Halo, Konrad Black, and More

Sex Tags UFO Summer Jam featuring DJ Fett Burger at B4bel4b Gallery (Oakland), 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14. $10-$15; b4bel4b.com Electronic music, in general, is lacking in characters. Producers and DJs tend to fall into two broad categories: the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr., Wolf + Lamb, White Visitation and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr., Wolf + Lamb, White Visitation and More

Mighty presents DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr. back-to-back at Mighty, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7. $15-$20; mighty119.com The history of electronic music is littered with singular decisions that have had long-lasting repercussions. For example, what if Roland, the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: KZA, Michael Serafini, Benji B, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: KZA, Michael Serafini, Benji B, and More

KZA, Eug, Mozghan, and Magic Touch at Monarch, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday, July 31. $10-$20; monarchsf.com There's only one country in the world that does America better than America, and that's Japan. Whether it's rockabilly, baseball, pizza (Japan invented the…
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