Friday: free Scene Unseen party unites electronica and hip hop with Floating Points, Ghosts on Tape, Riff Raff, and more

Friday night's free Scene Unseen party is billed as "Our favorite discoveries from your favorite scenes," which feels like a too-normal pitch for a genre-mashing late night shindig offering everything from Berlin-style ping pong to the SF debut of one of the moment's weirdest rappers. With a whole bunch of electronica and hip hop on deck, that the evening is free with an RSVP on Do415 seems almost criminal. On the local front, you've got Ghosts on Tape's dark house and Elephant & Castle's textured electronic pop, alongside hosts Trill Team 6 and a long list of notable local DJs. [...]

SF label Frite Nite celebrates release of ‘Surreal Estate’ compilation

Eprom - Twerkul8 *FTNT013 SURREAL ESTATE Compilation 10/4/11* by fritenite Frite Nite, an SF label/collective specializing in forward-thinking electronic music, recently released its first compilation, Surreal Estate. The 17-song set collects tracks from Frite Nite acts like Salva and Eprom as well as from artists, local and not, who share the label's out-there bass vibe. To celebrate the comp's release, Frite Nite's artists are performing en masse at the Mezzanine on October 22nd. Take a listen to three more cuts from the comp below. Ghosts On Tape - Video Void *FTNT013 SURREAL ESTATE Compilation 10/4/11* by fritenite Kuru & UFO! [...]

Review & Photos: El Guincho, Still Flyin’, Ghosts on Tape @ Rickshaw Stop 7/9

Photos by: Rachel Keenan Let us take a moment before surveying Friday night's offerings to appreciate The Rickshaw Stop. It's a great room, the staff there are always cheerful and courteous, and over the last two years, they have been putting on some of the best shows in town. And yet the Rick seems to hover just below the optimum buzz level, so one is never caught in the kind of over-sold frottage festivals that one endures on a regular basis at other clubs that shall remain nameless. The booking people at The Rickshaw love to create unlikely parings of [...]

Tuesday: Black Moth Super Rainbow Listening Party

Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise" Black Moth Super Rainbow's much anticipated new album Eating Us comes out tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th. To celebrate, Graveface Records is teaming up with Aquarius Records and Terrorbird Media to throw a FREE release/listening party at The Knockout tomorrow from 6-9pm. Lemonade - "Sunchips (Ghosts On Tape Remix)" The free party will feature performances from post-dub/disco trio Tempo No Tempo and tropical-bass artist Ghosts On Tape. There will also be giveaways, the opportunity to buy the limited "hairy" edition of Eating Us and [...]

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