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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: 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: 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 Two Gear Thefts in Two Weeks: Electronic Musicians Beware

Two Gear Thefts in Two Weeks: Electronic Musicians Beware

A 47% spike in automobile break ins in San Francisco has affected musicians and tourists alike. We've reported on it time and time again, but electronic musicians were hit by this plague especially hard recently. Within the span of two…
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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 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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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Om Unit, Rabit, Fort Romeau, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Om Unit, Rabit, Fort Romeau, and More

Stamina Sundays presents Om Unit at F8, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday, July 26. Free; feightsf.com Drum & bass was, for a moment, a trademark San Francisco sound. Beginning in the mid-'90s, the rapid, hyper-kinetic sound rippled through the Bay Area…
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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: Danny Daze, Carlos Souffront, Pinch, and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Danny Daze, Carlos Souffront, Pinch, and More

Public Works presents Danny Daze & Detroit Swindle at Public Works, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday, July 10. $16-$20; publicsf.com When it comes to electronic music, Miami never gets the credit it deserves. Detroit, Chicago, and New York get all the…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Years of Dancefloor Energy: As You Like It Recounts Its History and the Way Forward

Five Years of Dancefloor Energy: As You Like It Recounts Its History and the Way Forward

For almost five years (its anniversary's coming up this September) local promoter and party host As You Like It has been throwing parties in the Bay Area, bringing some of the world's finest producers and DJs of underground house and…
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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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