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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

sizzle Local rap godfather E-40 put out three albums just last week, bringing his total album count over the last three years to an astonishing 12, if you count the two he released last year with Too $hort. When this…
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Music, All Shook Down Juan Maclean Vastly Improves the Vibe at Audio Discotech

Juan Maclean Vastly Improves the Vibe at Audio Discotech

La Boîte and Uni4rm present Juan Maclean Audio Discotech Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 Our Uber turned onto 11th Street, angling towards Folsom from Market. I was rambling about something to my friends in the car when someone interrupted me and…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

Well, it's almost the dead of winter. And while that might lead some to believe that San Francisco's party scene is slowing down, the truth is that it's just as vibrant as ever. For this week's round of parties, we've…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

Well everybody, it's been a lot of fun doing this column and partying with you for the past couple of years. As you are all aware, we're currently on an unstoppable collision course with the apocalypse, due to hit sometime…
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Music, All Shook Down Juan MacLean on DJing with Vinyl, Why the West Coast Rules for Club Nights, and His New Album

Juan MacLean on DJing with Vinyl, Why the West Coast Rules for Club Nights, and His New Album

A longtime resident of DFA Records, Juan MacLean has dabbled in dance-punk and electropop. Although mostly known for his work with bands Six Finger Satellite and the Juan MacLean, he has been touring as a solo DJ all over the…
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Music, The Juan Maclean adds a Human touch

The Juan Maclean adds a Human touch

John MacLean identifies with androids. Discussing the 1982 cult film Blade Runner, he admits that its artfully overcast tone has influenced the work of his group, the Juan MacLean. The concept of submerged humanity crops up often in his electronically…
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Music, BeatBox The Juan MacLean scuffs soles

The Juan MacLean scuffs soles

With a distinct aim to scuff soles on the dancefloor, John "Juan" MacLean released the fibrous 13-minute burner "Happy House" back in March, and its titular, plinky, piano-anchored energy found its way to four-on-the-floor fans' lips and hips. Working with…
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Music, Breaking With the Safety Dance

Breaking With the Safety Dance

The dance-punk movement has received plenty of flak since its resurgence at the turn of this nascent century. Part of the problem is that it's easy to make this kind of music ... poorly. The mild successes of bands like…
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Music, BeatBox Bald is booty-ful: The Juan Maclean

Bald is booty-ful: The Juan Maclean

"Mighty to Miami" is a send-off party for locals getting ready to attend South Florida's annual dance music spring break (aka the Winter Music Conference). And with five hours of DJing from New York's Hector Romero and Satoshi Tomiie —…
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Music, BeatBox Good old Unkle James

Good old Unkle James

For more than two decades, DFA labelmates James Murphy and the Juan Maclean have been road warriors, war buddies, and "grumpy old fucks" (Murphy's words). They've hit trends before their time (Maclean's mid-'90s stint banging out art-damaged android rock in…
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Music, Reviewed The Juan Maclean

The Juan Maclean

On his first full-length as the Juan Maclean, New Hampshire resident John Maclean tries the impossible: making house music palatable to indie rockers. If anyone could do it, you'd think Maclean could. Not only does he have the cred, having…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Hang It All

Hang It All

THURS 9/1 It's "First Thursday" time again. This particular installation of the monthly gang-gallery-opening won't be as populous as some, due to the draining off of creative people bound for Burning Man. But it's a chance to take the whole…
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