Disco This Way 

London style in Oakland.

If you're yearning for a dance party that's as hip as you are, get your perfect jeans and plastic accessories over to the Stork Club this weekend for the East Bay invasion of Death Disco. The dance party is the brain-and-bootychild of two legendary figures of the UK rock underground: Creation Records founder Alan McGee, and BP Fallon, a man easily more famous for his associations -- with Led Zeppelin, with T-Rex, with U2 and Johnny Thunders and Thin Lizzy -- than for his actions.

"Fame is the most valuable and valued item in America -- more than money," says Fallon, who'll be one of the selectors on the Death Disco California tour. "Fame opens doors, fame opens legs -- yet it doesn't exist, not really. Show me a pound of fame, or eleven inches of fame!"

In London, Death Disco has hosted some impressive guest DJs, from Primal Scream to the Libertines, Courtney Love to Shane MacGowan (hey ... how come you never see those two in the same place at the same time?). For the Stork Club and Li Po (SF) stops, Fallon will be joined by Echo Park Records' Alexis Rivera and Fallon's fellow Death Disco resident, Jaime Coon, also known as the "White Widow" because of her propensity for donning white body paint and dancing about. And since the Stork ain't the Stork without live bands, Death Disco will also host Los Angeles' the Blood Arm, described as a cross between the Fall and the Doors (Soft Hex Induction Parade, anyone?), and local act the Kids.

But what can you expect to dance to when DD touches down at 2330 Telegraph Ave. this Saturday night? What's the song that always gets the London boys going? Well, Fallon has it bad right now for Peaches, and he likes to chill to Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (you know, the music at the end of The Elephant Man). But he isn't giving away any trade secrets. "We're never sure exactly what'll happen, although it's always fun. ... Be at Death Disco and you'll discover the answer a hundredfold!" 21 and up; call 510-444-6174 for further deets.


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