Local and glocal nightlife notes, reviews, tunes, and more
>>First off, the I Love Cochina Tonga's party at the LookOut last night was wonderfully fun. Ambrosia Salad delighted with her explosive Barbra Streisand-Miami Sound Machine medley, replete with broken glass and sleigh bells. And there were some serious salsa moves happening up in there later, especially with the dancing banana named Mike. It was, yes, peanut butter jelly time.
>>Second off, my intense footwear nightmare has finally become reality! The first one to wear these in the clubs wins forever.
>>No outdoor oral for Oracle, alas. For the first time in two decades, the official date of the gargantuan, scandalous Folsom Street Fair has changed, moved up to September 23 from its traditional spot at the end of the month. The reason? Oracle World has sold out all the hotel rooms that weekend (bummer for those programmers looking for a two-fer). Here's the official statement:
Conflict with Oracle Open World Forces Date Change
Normally, the Folsom Street Fair is held on the last weekend in September. However, in 2012, that weekend is the same as Oracle Open World. We have received word from our partners in the hotel industry that many of the city's hotels are already completely sold out for that weekend.
We have now confirmed that in 2012 the Folsom Street Fair will take place on 9/23/12, so mark you calendars!
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this change may cause.
Folsom should never be about apologies! Unless that's your thing, of course. And I found this weird thing while searching for "Oracle fetish"
(BTW: The guy on the right in the picture above, Johnathan, will be dancing tonight, Fri/23, at big gay wet-towel party Steam at the Powerhouse -- featuring actually great music by one of my fave up-and-coming techno DJs, Doc Sleep. She'll also be headlining next week's Go Bang! NYE Party at Deco Lounge -- catch her.)
>>Yesterday I posted a solstice mix by Honey Soundsystem's Jason Kendig. Guess it's time for more Honey love: here's a mind-tickling deep and moody techno mix by the headliner of the collective's upcoming huge NYE bash at Public Works, KiNK. The Bulgarian DJ and producer lets us know what sounds are going down in his Eastern neck of the dark woods. (Listen to the below on a really loud system, preferably.) This mix certainly makes me long for something kinkier than egg nog ....
>>Finally, I leave you with this slightly disturbing, all the way funky video of Santa throwing down downtown. To all a good night:
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