Round the outside

Two crackin' new nightlife venues open. Plus: Wunmi, Deetron, Andre Lodemann, Harvey Milk's birthday, more parties

The amazing and gorgeous Wunmi

SUPER EGO Zounds and gulldurnit. Figures I'd fall ill right at the start of street festival season, when the weather was gorgeous, the freaks were How Weirding, and two new clubs were throwing open their fresh-painted portals. Why can't my body just obey my mind and be invincible! It's nothing but an overgrown orang-oo-tang. Oh well, I guess when you have only one sinus left — thanks, 1997 — every day of health is a smelly blessing.

Those two clubs: OK, one was really a hard re-opening. 222 Hyde ( has been going packed and strong for a few months since its remodel. The skinny-as-a-rail, bi-level spot has a bit more capacity and a lounge and smoking area — but the real talk is the absolutely transfixing light display on the ceiling above the basement dance floor. It feels like disco Tron! The good Tron!

And a blizzard of ecstatic Tweets agonized me about missing the actually opening of RKRL (52 Sixth St., SF., a satellite of Club Six that plans to bring small-venue live rock — and a little dancing, too — to downtown's wilds, courtesy of the crazy Low SF crew. I'll be there soon. Achoo!



Sunny live Nigerian (via London and NYC) riddem vibes from one of the world's most gorgeous and talented women at the always-pumpin' Afrolicious weekly global funk party? You can't miss this high-octane Wunmi bliss — I can't wait to see what she's wearing.

Thu/17, 9:30pm, $8 before 11pm, $10 after. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF.



Among my all-time favorite techno producers and DJs, who rides that impeccable sweet spot between intelligently danceable and emotionally hypnotic. The delicious twist here is that the classic German, instrumental in East Berlin's 1990s dance scene, will be playing at Marques Wyatt's lovely monthly deep, deep house party Deep. The collision of spiritual currents with waves of brain-tickling tech should be, well, splashy. In the sweat-inducing sense.

Fri/18, 10pm-4am, $15 advance, $20 door. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF.



A hot-sounding new monthly party named, presumably, after the brilliant Model 500 record from 1989, already promising a warm blanket of chill Balearic house-y sounds. Up first: the West Coast cosmic boogie boy known as Suzanne Kraft, lo-fi sensual wooziness from SFV Acid, Ash Williams, Avalon Emerson, Caitlin Denny, more.

Fri/18, 9pm-3am, $5. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF.



The second in a massive series of techno parties from the quality As You Like It crew (this time teaming up with Public Works) sees Swiss wiz Deetron bang the party with his signature melodic twists on the Detroit sound. Bern, baby, Bern! With Camea, Rich Korach, and Mossmoss.

Sat/19, 9pm-4am, $10 before 10pm, $15 after. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF.



Thanks for the mention! I just want to clarify that the Dance Party starts at 10pm with the DJs mentioned as well as DJ Bear Z Bub who was oddly missing. The buffet and award ceremony is from 7-10pm which is the time you listed.
Big love to you! Hope to see you there!!

Posted by Dee Leitner on May. 17, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

How you were going to fit all those great DJs in in three hours! Wasn't very clear to me from the info. I'll fix above.

Posted by marke on May. 17, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

Each DJ gets a one hour set 10-11, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2. SOME THING Historic is performing a drag show for a half hour at 9:30.
I'm the stage manager, so I appreciate that it's pretty loose on the flyer so if the timing gets thrown off nobody gets mad. But 7-10 Buffet and Awards Show 10-2 DJs dance party!!

Posted by Dee Leitner on May. 17, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

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