(San Francisco) Disco Sunday #4

16 07 2007

Sugar and Gold

I’ve been meaning to post this one for ages from our homies in Sugar and Gold but I was holding out til now as they’ve just put out their debut record “Creme” on Antenna Farm records, are kicking off a tour with Gravy Train!!!! S+G make 100% disco-pop in the vein of Escort and Chic. We played a house party with them in the lower Haight last year and people were rubbing up against each other violently, in a sex way. So without further ado here is the new theme song to The Workout blog courtesy of Sugar and Gold and entitled “Workout”!

MP3: “Workout” – Sugar and Gold
Sugar and Gold’s Space
Buy the album or download 2 more free songs at the Antenna Farm records site

Sugar and Gold Summer Tour w/ Gravy Train!!!!
7-25 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
7-27 – Houston, TX – Walter‘s On Washington
7-28 – Austin, TX – Emo‘s
7-29 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
7-30 – Albuquerque, NM – The Launch Pad
7-31 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rhythm Room
8-1 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
8-2 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse

S+G are also playing a handful of pre-tour shows, including this one on Friday in Brooklyn. I’ll be there, come join the bicoastal disco love fest. And sorry for using the word “disco”, like, 80 times.

Sugar and Gold

BPM Gallery
237 Kent Ave (btwn 1st & Grand), Brooklyn, NY
$8 donation/ 10pm


Speaking of homies, here’s some awesome new spaced out magic from another San FranDisco operator called Sorcerer. I’m loving the slow BPMs these days so this is right up my alley.

MP3: “Surfing at Midnight” – Sorcerer
Sorcerer’s Space
Tirk Records

There’s also a hot Prins Thomas remix of this track at the fantastic American Athlete. Collect ’em all.

NYC area peeps: I’ll be performing live with Scissors for Lefty this Saturday at Brooklyn’s Union Hall (702 Union St in Park Slope – R to Union St. or F to 4th Ave) for the Village Voice Siren Festival afterparty. No flyer yet but add me on Myspace and check yr bulletins for details. And back on the left coast: don’t forget to come by our monthly “Workout” night this Thursday at San Francisco’s House of Shields (details in yesterday’s post)!

Baron von Luxxury


Luxxury Remix Album Parties: Tonight and Tomorrow!

25 05 2007

So as not to sound overly self-hype-y, the following is lifted directly from (and with the kind permission of) the fantastic Disaster from Missing Toof:

“This weekend it’s going down! San Francisco based ‘lectro rockers Luxxury have finally unleashed their long awaited ‘Sweet and Vicious, The Remixes’ CD (cover art work by me!). There will be two back to back record release parties starting this Friday.

First up, Friday, Lights Down Low vs Luxxury. Featuring live performances by Baron Von Luxxury & Johnatron of The Workout joined by the likes of Canada’s ‘All Night Dance Party‘. Special guest DJ Devin Dirt all the way from Brooklyn & of course resident dancefloor destroyer Sleazemore on the ones and two’s.

Michaela your fave door girl taking your money & your hearts. Photos by Vaindeer.

Then this Saturday in the South Bay, record release party #2 presented by Missingtoof! This rowdy bunch invades San Jose’s Johnny V’s for another night of disco debauchery. Live performances by Luxxury (Disco Version), ANDP & Devin Dirt. This time DJ Barbeau of Dirty Sanchez and Missingtoof’s own DJ Basura are holding it down on the decks. Photos will be taken by Chromesick.

Luxxury’s new CD ‘Sweet & Vicious, The Remixes’ is out now on itunes. If you haven’t caught their song ‘Drunk’ in the Pontiac/Transformers commercial peep the beats below. These tracks are guaranteed to totally mess up your parents car stereo speakers.

MP3: Luxxury – Drunk (Toulouse Fight Club remix)

MP3: Luxxury – Sweet and Vicious (All Night Dance Party’s More Vicious Than Sweet remix)

MP3: Luxxury – Rock and Roll Is Evil (Devin Dirt’s Fat Elvis remix)

Ed Bang *This*

27 03 2007

Justice in Miami
Photo: LastNightsParty.com

Where were you last Saturday night, dearest SF electrokids? My guess is you were at the Mezz, checking out the insanely blogaliciously bloghouse-ariffic lineup of Justice, SebastiAn, Dj Mehdi, Busy P, and local boy Sleazemore.

Go check out Missing Toof’s recap and corresponding video here to see what you missed. And what’s that classic jam opening the YouTube video clip of the show, you say? That’s where The Workout comes in to provide you with the info. Got questions? We have answers. It’s what we do.

The first track in the video (mixed in with Justice’s latest single D.A.N.C.E, which is *this close* to being a shark jumper) is a frigging classic, and it warms our hearts to see the hippest of the hip are never too hip to play timeless jams like this Alan Braxe and Fred Falke’s 2000 anthem, the doesn’t-do-it-justicely titled “Intro.”

MP3: “Intro” – Alan Braxe and Fred Falke

This song still destroys about 80% of the new stuff I’ve been hearing.

P.S. Come to The Rickshaw Stop on Saturday, it’ll be the last Luxxury show for a while…

P.P.S. Breaking news that’s just a little bit too damn ‘The Workout’ to be ignored. A new compilatio for WESC clothing has 12 — twelve; 10 + 2; a dozen — covers of Olivia Newton John’s classic ode to humping during The Workout: “Let’s Get Physical.” Go back yet again to freakin’ Missing Toof, where you just were, for a couple of sample tracks. Damn you, Disaster, I’m gonna have to take you off my RSS feed if you keep doing this!