Above: (from left) Daddies Plastick’s Vain Hein, San Cha, Tyler Holmes perform earlier this week at an underground show by the West Oakland tunnels, a neighborhood landmark scheduled for removal by the city. Catch Daddies Plastick at Ladyfest this Saturday. Photo by Sierra La Puerta
Yay for this week so far. Our baybee boychild has been back in town kicking it with the other boys of Mykki Blanco’s Initiation Tour: La Blanco herself, Psycho Egyptian, and DJ Larry B. They played a killer show at the New Parish last night that included post-set action featuring more exposed penis onstage at a hip-hop show than your AHDM4U editors have had the pleasure to previously witness. Consider the bar set. Devs if you weren’t there ‘cause it was basically everything. Readers in other towns take note: the team may be coming to a town near you before 2013 ends, and will soon be announcing its tour dates in Asia.
>>BAY AREA LADYFEST After an eight year break, this radical feminist festival returned to the Bay Area last year and it’s back again this weekend, with femme-forward film, music, and art. Highlights we can’t wait for: Saturday’s Punk Noize Spaz Hardcore Goth show featuring San Cha and Daddies Plastik at the Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut in Oakland, and Sunday workshops at the brand-new location of Adobe Books (post-rent hike at their fabled 16th Street space, grr) on queer art curation, sound engineering for feminists, and inter-lingual writing techniques.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY // SLIDING SCALE FREE-$20 // VARIOUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS // MORE
❤ ❤ ❤ EL SAN CHA
>>ROCK THE BELLS How hip-hop shows in San Francisco are never quite as turned up as you want them to be? Consider this alternative: the two-day rap megalith that is traveling festival Rock the Bells. Trinidad James, Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony, Kid Cudi … our favorite performance artist Riff Raff, and of course, a holographic reincarnation of Old Dirty Bastard, scheduled to perform alongside his son Young Dirty Bastard, so … HIP-HOP.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY // ONE DAY $65.50 WEEKEND PASS $99 (ADVANCE PRICES, WILL BE MORE AT DOOR) // SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE // MORE
>>FREE TALIB KWELI SHOW Of course, you’re probably broke and don’t have a ride down to Mountain View and we just gave you a video of the ODB hologram performance anyway. Be easy and go see Talib perform for free at Amoeba, because you live in the Bay Area and opportunities like that are the reason why we pay our stupid-high rent.
SATURDAY // FREE // 2PM // AMOEBA SF // MORE
>>HEAVY METAL QUILTERY Ben Venom makes quilts, often from old band shirts, featuring heavy metal tropes. He’s a dream, and his new solo show opens this weekend at Guerrero Gallery. From the pieces published on the website, these quilts look a bit cleaner and more minimalist than past work, drawing on old denim and some simplified color palettes for a more sophisticated heavy metal experience.
SATURDAY // FREE // OPENING RECEPTION 7-10PM // GUERRERO GALLERY // MORE
>>AFTER THE TONE You don’t turn down recommendations when they come from award-winning thespian/drag party monster Mica Sigourney, and the show he hit AHDM4U up about this week looks particular relevant. Have you ever, like, wondered what smart phones are doing to our brains, man? The topic of increased computerization of daily life is under constant scrutiny, but the fact of the matter is there are no hard answers about the effects it’s having on us. Perhaps that’s why Cara Rose DeFabio’s one woman show is so effective — art explains stuff better anyhow. Go check it out, and the rest of the SF Fringe Festival shows for that matter.
FIRST SHOW SATURDAY THROUGH SEPT. 20 // 4PM // $12.99 // EXIT THEATRE // MORE
>>MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY LOWRIDER CRUISE The Lowrider Council rides out in honor of El Grito de Dolores, the day in 1810 when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla announced that Mexico was OVER Spanish rule. Keep your eyes peeled for the parade of candy-colored rides around town — maybe they’ll brave the Embarcadero traffic jams so the boating crowd can catch them? (see below)
SUNDAY // STARTS AT 3PM AT MISSION AND SILVER // MORE
>>BIG FAST BOATS The long, multiyear race of billionaires’ boats that our city paid $7 million to host is almost at the end of its resource sucking and insistence on putting up its advertisements on the facade of City Hall. Yes, today marks the finals of the America’s Cup between US and New Zealand. For the love of everything, go get shitfaced and try to talk to some rich people. Ur editors made an unlikely pilgrimage to the Marina last year to watch the semi-finals and it was really confusing. Not sure if sailing is the best onshore spectator sport. Anyway, if you wind up wearing white and getting drunk, you can just truck back down to Daytime Realness afterwards, where you’ll fit right in again.
SUNDAY // FREE // 1:10PM (WHAT EVEN?) // WHERE 2 WATCH