ALL NIGHT LONG WITH DJ GARTH (WICKED / GRAYHOUND)
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
DJ Garth (Wicked / Grayhound)
Before moving to Los Angeles in 2010, Garth spent two decades in San Francisco fanning the flames of conscious hell raising that existed there in generations past. Parties with his stamp include a coveted ten year residency at Come Unity, thirteen legendary years with the Wicked Sound System and since 2005, Back2Back with right hand man Jeno. His sound is a definitive fusion of Acid House, Space Disco & Psyche Rock. He is behind the monthly SPANK! parties in LA with TK Disco.
The Wicked crew reformed in 2011 for a 13 city Twenty Years of Disco Glory Tour of the States & Japan. Garth also spent a good chunk of 2010/2011 touring extensively with DJ Harvey in Australia and Japan.
Bringing UK sound system culture to San Francisco in 1991, Wicked's lawless full moon beach parties ushered in an era of Acid House hysteria that ripped through the west coast and spread into the heartland. Wicked are credited widely with kick-starting the City's rave scene in the early 90's, cementing its reputation as the red headed step child of Disco.
Scoring a Tony Andrews designed Turbosound rig, they toured in a '47 Greyhound bus whose previous owners were a gospel choir hitting the road to spread their own gospel across the States. Wicked was the pioneering sound system at Burning Man in 1995.
They brought the best DJs the world had to offer to San Francisco including the first time Bay Area performances of House/Disco luminaries like Tony Humphries, DJ Harvey, Louis Vega, Francois K, Joe Clausel, Roger S, Robert Owens, Stacy Pullen, DJ Pierre and K Alexi.
Garth holds court at many of the world's best nightclubs including Eleven, Mago, Gold, Yellow, Townsend, 1015, The Roxy, Twilo, Fabric, The End, Horsemeat Disco, Sublevel, Thirtynine Hotel, Rex, Room, Lux & Zouk. He has been voted amongst America's top DJs in Urb, XLR8R and DJ Magazines. For many years he pioneered all night Dub sets on the only renegade system permitted at Reggae on the River where Jamaican legends Mikey Dread and Junior Reid stopped by the bus to rock the mic.