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Cool sounds abound at "Beats Vs. Bush"; "Mad Mexi Monster Party" combines erotic wrestling and saucy beats

Wednesday, Oct 27 2004
Billed as "a dance party for regime change," "Beats vs. Bush" will benefit the advocacy group The night will do anything but stand still musically, with a dozen DJs handpicked for their diversity of sounds. Punk, funk, hip hop, and dub seem to be mere starting points for when DJs Polywog (SisterSF), Jefrodisiac ("Frisko Disco"), Smoove (Space Cowboys), TophOne ("Red Wine"), Matthew Africa (KALX), Dr. Dreary (Cat Five), Shissler (House of Lotus), Oaty Love ("Fatback"), John John ("Hideout"), Brother Grimm ("Bardot A Go Go," and otherwise known as SF Weekly contributor Dan Strachota), and BAS (Three Kinds of Stupid) try to conjure up a new way to beat Bush out of office on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Rickshaw Stop; call 861-2011 or go to
-- Tamara Palmer

Before you head out this Halloween in your totally fucking lame pimp outfit or sexy red devil costume, why not welcome in Allhallows Eve with a little bit of Mexican wrestling and big-breasted burlesque dancing? Lucha Va Voom offers "Mad Mexi Monster Party," where you can sit ringside to catch renowned wrestlers Santo and Blue Demon, as well as many other masked misfits, duke it out, punch it out, and bite it out for your sadistic pleasure. After the testosterone blood bath, Buxoticas -- a saucy dance troupe extravaganza, featuring Miss Exotic World 2002 Kitten DeVille and Miss Exotic World 2003 Erochica, no less -- performs for your erotic pleasure. DJ Señor, whose sound has been described as "'50s and '60s rock meets Mexican grunge," will provide the beats for your feet after the beatdown. The incredibly offensive behavior starts at 8 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Ruby Skye; call 693-0777 or visit
-- Brock Keeling

What's one to do with all the SOMA bars that have lost most of their horny clientele to Craigslist's "men seeking men" message boards and other detached cruising-for-sex Internet portals? Why, hire some kick-ass DJs to draw a crowd, is what. Hole in the Wall, a staple of the Folsom scene since the early '90s, has one of the best indie rock nights with DJ Don Baird, who helps bring in the boys who look for more than just the prerequisite round of fellatio. Every Friday night he seamlessly pulls together classic '70s, '80s, and '90s rarities in addition to recent stuff you've been dying to hear. Hurry before the place becomes Loft 11-ized like so many old SOMA stomping grounds. Baird spins at 9 p.m.; call 431-HOWL for more information.
-- Brock Keeling

Those who consider Stevie Wonder to be their personal patron saint of music have long been terribly jealous of New York's annual "Wonder-Full" tribute event that has been going strong since 1999. Until now, we could only make do by listening to the great Stevie mix CDs from "Wonder-Full" DJs Spinna and Bobbito (aka Cucumber Slice): the official release The Wonder of Stevie and the more underground offering Wonder Wrote It. Answering our prayers, local promoters Massive Selector, Fresco, and Fatsouls are teaming up with the pair for a San Francisco installment of "Wonder-Full." Expect to hear B-sides, rarities, covers, Stevie-penned songs, and sample-adelic delights when Spinna and Bobbito join DJs from Fatsouls (Sake-One and Said), Massive Selector (Proof, PantyROBber, and Malex), and Fresco (Hakobo, Kento, and Yoshito) on Friday, Oct. 29, at Mighty; call 626-7001 or visit
-- Tamara Palmer

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