A Lull, DROP, Dreamtone, Mike Gervais, Cyanwave, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt
A LULL GO POSTAL (SERVICE)
Chicago-based quintet A Lull inhabit that crowded space in which artists attempt to fuse hushed, indie-pop-friendly melodies with subtle electronic textures. It's a post–Postal Service aesthetic that became fairly lucrative for some in the '00s, as this sound works smoothly in quasi-nonmainstream films seeking aural pathos that doesn't seem played out. But now through overexposure, it's, uh, seeming played out. A Lull are fine at this sort of nuanced, orchestral electronic pop with subdued, emo vocals. They flirt with tweeness, but mostly avoid the dreaded saccharine overload to which some bands of this ilk are prone. With Ravenna Woods and Deleted Scenes. Comet, 9 pm, $10, 21+.
INNERFLIGHT CREW'S DROP PARTY TURNS 1
The Innerflight posse's DROP monthly celebrates a year of heady electronic music tonight with some drum 'n' bass and uptempo funk from Kid Hops (KEXP reggae/dub guru and TRUST resident), Michael Manahan (Starborne, Decibel), Contents (Audiblebicycleday), Manos (Innerflight), and the party-facilitating regulars. They tear it up in two rooms until 3 a.m. With J-Sun, Rhines, Kadeejah Streets, and Night Train. Lo-Fi, 9 pm, $5 before 11 pm/$10 after, 21+.
DREAMTONE IS BORN
In the wake of psychedelic-music monthly Lovetone's death arises Dreamtone (or D R E A m T O N E, if you're on the level). Featuring Lovetone's Ozma Otacava and Jon François (who also spins at funk/soul monthly DUG), Dreamtone happens every third Saturday at Vermillion. The other residents are DJAO and Al Nightlong, who also oversees the always-on-point Beats weekly, and Nick Bartoletti provides the visuals. Dreamtone's mission? "We aurally induce bliss and provide sanctuary. You hang your fantasy mirror and float on clouds of unknowing." Reading between the lines, I'll guess that Dreamtone is going to offer sublime electronic music that won't pummel you, but rather enshroud you in a luminous penumbra of spectral resonance. Yep. Vermillion, 9 pm, free, 21+.
MIKE GERVAIS AT SPACEROCK SATURDAYS
SpaceRock Saturdays is the Sweatbox crew's latest vessel to transport you into after-hours disorientation and ecstasy. Rugged Minneapolis techno mind-warper Mike Gervais headlines while Seattle techno voyagers Cyanwave and Ctrl_Alt_Dlt support with their impeccable selections. This is the Black Hole Edition, so expect dark brilliance till 5 a.m. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm, $5 before midnight/$10 after, 21+.