Super Ego

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Welcome to the Technodome

A full report on the Movement Detroit techno fest. Plus: DJ Toph One returns, Soul Slam, more.

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Deep dish

Stompy and Wicked parties rave into third decade, Kontrol loses it, Omar Souleyman, Dopplereffekt, more
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SUPER EGO Ooh, she's windy! And everybody knows it. I'm writing you from Chicago, specifically and improbably from the Hard Rock Hotel in the gorgeous old Union Carbide building. It's not so tacky (I'm staying on the Prince Floor, displaying several of his blouses), even though it's brimming with hopefuls for the International Mr. Leather Competition-related "Grabbys," the big annual gay porn awards. Someone please tell their hairdressers that 2005 was seven years ago! No more gay porn cockatoos, please. Read more »

Master and servant

Leather love, Detroit techno, carnaval after party, DJ Assault, Radio Slave, more parties

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marke@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO Well, I'm off to the huge Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival this week, but first a stop in Chicago for the opening ceremonies of the International Mr. Leather competition — I certainly hope I don't get them mixed up!Read more »

Round the outside

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

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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.Read more »

Movement

As You Like It techno party crew takes over the world. Plus: Martinez Brothers, Sunshine Jones, The Gathering, Emissions Fest, more parties

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SUPER EGO "I really don't know what I've gotten myself into," Skypes Jeremy Bispo, founder of the As You Like It techno party crew, into my twinkling Princess Phone app with a laugh.Read more »

Scratchers

Nightlife: Winning with Jesse Saunders, Levon Vincent, Carrieondisco and Doc Sleep, Triple Threat, more parties

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superego@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO The everywhere nightlife talk last month, as reported by the UK Guardian, was that Berlin politicians had pledged one million shiny euros to preserve clubs from the growing threat of gentrification and rising real estate prices in that once cheap-as-curbside-currywurst berg.Read more »

Address of the beast

Nightlife: Stealth clubbing, Claude Young, Greg Wilson, Public Access. Plus: Juanita More's chicken!

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SUPER EGO Is San Francisco experiencing a douche drain? Suddenly a heck of a lot of, er, "upscale" clubs are mediating their bottle service images with creative, musically forward parties. I can't think they've run out of Appletini orderers, or that the real nightlife money is in importing obscure Crosstown Rebels label DJs — although maybe all the bachelorettes really have fled to Castro gay bars and the stiff-collar dudes are glued to their Girls Around Me app? I'm loving finally feeling comfortable (and digging the quality sound systems) at some of these shiny joints. Read more »

Items

Nightlife: Jeff Mills, The Tubesteak Connection, Rock It Science Laboratories, more

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marke@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO So many things I want to write about this week, if only my delicate, exquisite hands could stop doing these fluttery bird-like motions in front of my gorgeous face. Girls, I've got a serious case of the Vogues, which along with Perma-Nod, Fist Pump, "Woo!"-itis, Twirlfoot, Strobe-eye, and Record Bag Shoulder will soon flood hospital wards and special care facilities nationwide with my rapidly aging (mid-20s) club generation.Read more »

Whose house?

What does it mean that house has largely danced over the Bay Bridge? Plus: Brownout, 2562, and Twilight Circus Dub Sound System

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Sis hop

Nightlife: Sisterz of the Underground return, Forward SF celebrates a decade, Lexington Club's queer quinceneara, more

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marke@sfbg.com

SUPER EGO Like many of the great, oldish-school Bay Area hip-hop party collectives, the Sisterz of the Underground core crew has skedaddled — founder Sarah Smalls to LA, creative director Traci P. and organizer Crykit to Las Vegas — following their fortunes to other, perhaps fresher climes. But just like those spectacular b-girl (and -boy) cypher dance circles that have been popping up on finer San Francisco floors of late, the Sisterz are returning, hopefully bringing more of that fly feeling back with them.Read more »