Drum & Bass Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
BASS MONSTER TOUR WITH REID SPEED
The existence of the Bass Monster Tour perhaps proves that drum 'n' bass and its myriad offshoots aren't going to fade away anytime soon. One wonders if witch house will be able to erect a nationwide tour of this magnitude nearly 20 years after its initial rise? Kind of doubtful. The ever-reliable Reid Speed—one of the few high-profile female jocks in the male-dominated D&B scene—headlines this edition of Bass Monster; her excellent aesthetics have guided her through jungle, speed garage, 2 step, fidget house, bass-line electro, and dubstep. Some of the veteran Los Angeles–based DJ's recent mixes run the gamut from happy hardcore's helium-voiced vocalists to brostep's ominous, grotesquely distended bass frequencies. It's kind of schizo. Cyberoptics (Memphis, Tennessee's Alex Epps) is another in a long line of dubstep producers who strive to dole out extraordinary amounts of punishment with surging low-end oscillations and beats that leave comically colorful bruises. It's kind of sadistic and exhausting. With FS, Sonny Chiba, and others. King Cat Theater, 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 16+.
MIGUEL MIGS & JULIUS PAPP'S WARM HOUSING
DJ, producer, remixer, and founder of the Salted Music label, Miguel Migs has been a key figure in West Coast house music for nearly 15 years. He's renowned for his smooth, buoyant, soulful productions geared to vanquish your worries. Migs is supporting a new album, Outside the Skyline, which features collabs with Half Pint, Freddie McGregor, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Bebel Gilberto. It's pretty dulcet stuff. With Julius Papp and Blue-Eyed Soul. Neumos, 9 pm, $15, 21+.
LOXY HITS DRUM & BASS TUESDAYS
Drum & Bass Tuesdays brings in London's Loxy, a major cog in Goldie's legendary Metalheadz imprint. In drum 'n' bass history, few labels rank higher than Metalheadz and its imprimatur almost always guarantees high-quality output, so if you care at all about this genre, don't miss this. Loxy's music bristles with those patented Metalheadzy dark-side atmospheres and rugged, rapid rhythms that make your life seem much more fraught with tension and adventure than it probably is. Track titles like "Vertigo" and "Black Hole" accurately encapsulate Loxy's steez. With the Bassinvaders, Jason Curtis vs. Stylus, and Lunchmoney. Baltic Room, 9 pm, $5, 21+.