The Top Five Parties in San Francisco this Weekend
2. Go Bang! presents Michael Serafini and Tyrel Williams @ The Stud
Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
Though it usually focuses on San Francisco's own unique contribution to the history of dance music, this month's Go Bang! will be all about Chicago. The four-year-old disco party welcomes Michael Serafini and Tyrel Williams for an evening that promises to be quite special. Serafini is the current owner of Gramaphone Records, a record store that opened in 1969 and has been instrumental in the dissemination of dance music. Tyrel Williams is the Housepitality/Acid Test resident who moved to San Francisco recently from Chicago, a place where he used to run a regular night at that city's reknowned Smart Bar club. Listen to Serafini's last set at Go Bang and this mix from Williams recorded at Housepitality. As is always the case at Go Bang!, get ready for an evening of old-school underground disco-fueled mayhem.
"If I was taking a sip when I saw this post, I'd be taking my phone to the Apple Store for water damage." Thus writes Sterling McGarvey on this event's Facebook page. He may as well have summed up our reaction too -- it's not everyday that someone with Tony Humphries' history arrives in San Francisco. Getting his start in New York in the early '80s, he was a radio DJ for then-popular dance station Kiss FM. Later he became a resident at the New Jersey club Zanzibar, a venue that, alongside the Paradise Garage, was responsible for solidifying the gospel-hued sound of what later became known as garage house. Simply put, he's one of our favorite DJs, something that ought to be underscored by our hyperbolic review of his previous performance in San Francisco. Trust us, if you like house music, you really don't want to miss it. Prepare yourself by watching this video of Humphries performing at Zanzibar during its heyday.