Party Radar: Mutant Beat Dance, Safeword, Matmos, Harvey, Frankie Knuckles

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Harvey, havin' it all

In my weirder '90s paisley dreams, all clubs in Montreal look like this. In my weirder 2013 Tumblr dreams all clubs in New York look like this. But I will CERTAINLY take all clubs in the here-and-now looking like the SF quintet of fantasticality that follows. N'est-ce pas?

MUTANT BEAT DANCE

A 100% hardware (no computers!) performance from Chicago duo Traxx and Beau Wanzer -- a wiggy bit of electronic body music to blow your mind for sure.With awesome melodic-acid guru magic Touch.

Fri/22, 10pm-4am, $15. Monarch, 101 Sixth St., SF. www.monarchsf.com

FRANKIE KNUCKLES

He is the Godfather of House. I will be throwing down like a clown. That is all.

Sat/23, $10-$20. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com

 

SAFEWORD

Our hometown techno team is blowing up on a global scale -- the dreamy duo of Clint Stewart and Marc Smith, getting bigger every second, will be pumping up the awesome, bass-oriented Spilt Milk party (seriously, the Spilt Milk vibe is casual Cali fun and the music is goood), brought to us by the Mother Records crew. With the great Kimmy le Funk.  RSVP here for free entry!

Sat/23, 9pm, $5. Milk Bar, 1840 Haight, SF. www.milksf.com

 

DJ HARVEY

The quintessential British exile mystical disco-punk pioneer, who basically showed the current wave DJs how to play whatever they want as long as it sounds good and groovy, will do us right once again. Down the rabbit hole! he'll be joined by one of my favorite intelligent bass-house purveyors, Falty DL.   

Sat/23, 9:30am-3:30am, $10-$15. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com

 

MATMOS

Latest album The Marriage of True Minds from the beloved, former SF-dwelling duo is based on telepathy -- they projected the concept for the album into the minds of certain participants and wove their responses into the results. It's surprisingly upbeat and danceable! And it'll be a great opportunity to encounter some of the bay's best experimental electronic minds as Matmos plays live.

Sun/24, 8pm-12:30am, $10. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com

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