Seattle's notorious amateur porn festival comes to SF. Plus: Digital Mystikz, Afrika Bambaataa, Danny Tenaglia, Riot Grr, more nightlife
Danny's been spinning for 30 years and has become the elder statesperson when it comes to dance music in America. But the mixes! Oh, the mixes. He's a master of creating a roiling, huge-room groove, bending the sound of each track toward a glimmering whole. Most DJs give you crap about how they "take you on a journey" — Danny actually delivers. A four-hour set with Nikita and John Kaberna supporting.
Fri/28, 9pm-4am, $25–$30. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
Wickedly good NYC house player headlines a Rong label showcase with local heads Corey Black of 40 Thieves, Jeffrey Sfire of Ghostly International, and — woot! — DJ Ken Vulsion, finally out of retirement and ready to enchant.
Fri/28, 9pm-3am, $10. F8, 1192 Folsom, SF. www.feightsf.com
This is a monthly Riot Grrrl tribute night at the bear bar. So perfect. February's installment celebrates Carrie Brownstein, right after the new "Portlandia" season debuts, and we think how happy we are for her success, but please get on that Sleater-Kinney reunion already. With DJs Crowderism and Jimmy Swear.
Fri/28, 8pm, free. Lone Star Saloon, 1354 Harrison, SF. www.lonestarsf.com
The magic techno man from LA is a smooth, smart beast on decks, laying on the pulsing rhythms and subterranean energy. He's at the Night Moves party with Shiny Objects and Brother in Arms, the nifty new "slo-mo deep house" collab from hometown heroes Deejay Theory and J-Boogie.
Fri/28, 9pm-4am, $20. Monarch, 101 Sixth St, SF. www.monarchsf.com
Killer broken bass sounds at this regular party, bringing Low End Theory's DJ Nobody and IZWID Records' Esgar to the tables, along with the heady Slayers Club crew supporting. It's a release party for one of my favorite local basshead Joe Mousepad's new EP, too.
Fri/28, 9pm-3am, $5–$10. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
You could do way worse than to jam out to "World Destruction," this hip-hop god's legendary 1984 collaboration with the Sex Pistols' John Lydon, while you're applying your mascara in the evening. Or do the dip to "Planet Rock" when you take it off the next morning. Zulu Nation has you covered round the clock.
Sat/1, 10:30pm, $26, 18+. Yoshi's SF,1330 Fillmore, SF. www.yoshis.com