For the last dozen years, Chicago’s Hieroglyphic Being (Jamal Moss) has been tearing up his hometown’s world-famous house-music blueprint and devising new strategies. A restless experimenter, Moss has injected a wide range of bizarre tonalities and strangely angled rhythms into what has become a staid genre. (His “Imaginary Landscapes” series similarly weirds up ambient music.) At 2013’s Debacle Fest, Hieroglyphic Being fused Conrad Schnitzler’s infernal analog-synth machinations with Sun Ra’s... more » $10.
DFA Records’ über-slick pop-disco duo Holy Ghost! roll through town to add even more sparkle to the glittery Q Nightclub. If you find Chromeo to be too rough-edged, Holy Ghost! will be your jam—although maybe when they DJ, which they’re doing tonight, they swing wilder? Let’s hope so. With Blueyedsoul and Mikey Mars. DAVE SEGAL$10/$12.
Who doesn’t feel the overpowering urge to stay the hell in on a Monday night? I know, I know—you overindulged in everything, again, over the weekend. But listen: The Hideout is an ideal place to get out of your Monday-night rut. DJ Introcut—who’s been running the legendary hiphop weekly Stop Biting at Lo-Fi for a decade—is a savvy, versatile selector in the electronic and funk realms, and he always brings in crate-diggers with exquisite taste to help him fill this artist-friendly bar with tunes... more » free.
Stop Biting has been a blazing hive of hiphop activity since June 2004. Every Tuesday at Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, b-boys and b-girls gather for what has become a major talent magnet in Seattle's hiphop ecology. Head to the back room and marvel as dancers twirl, headspin, giant step, shuffle, glide, spasm, uprock, pop, lock, and commit dozens of other athleticisms while DJs drop nonstop gems to inspire the action. Now organized by Mathew "Introcut" Moroni, MC Suntonio "Asun" Bandanaz, and DJ Ab... more » $5.
As Kelly O puts it, every Tuesday Wildrose "serves delicious tacos for a buck apiece in a bar full of hot lezzies." Plus DJs!
A weekly staple that claims the title of longest-running House music night on the West Coast.
DJ Element and Mista Chatman spin new and classic reggae, dancehall, rocksteady and everything Jah-blessed in between.