Lee Coombs, Derek Plaslaiko, Enter Shikari
DROP IMPORTS BRILLIANT UK TECH/BREAKS DJ LEE COOMBS
British DJ Lee Coombs has been spinning sublime platters at important events since 1989—and creating his own überfunky electro and techno tracks since 1996. Now representing Thrust Recordings, Coombs likes to range around techno, electro, breaks, and acid house during the course of his DJ sets. Thankfully, one-dimensionality won't be on the agenda here. That being said, the common thread running through all of Coombs's sonic activities is a freewheeling funkiness and freakiness, qualities no club worth its weight in sweat should go without. With Adlib, Eddie Lee, Rhines, Kadeejah Streets, J-Sun, Night Train, and Manos. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 9 pm–3 am, $10, 21+.
DEREK PLASLAIKO HELPS SWEATBOX CELEBRATE ITS FOURTH ANNIVERSARY
Derek Plaslaiko transferred his Detroit-honed techno savvy to New York, where he was a resident DJ at the legendary Bunker club, and then to Berlin, but he's lost none of his formidable party-launching prowess in the process. Tonight, in celebration of local promotion clique Sweatbox's fourth anniversary, he's going to do a four-hour set, no doubt full of the sort of sexy, mind-altering techno that's made him a favorite of dance-floor hedonists worldwide. Not for nothing did the august journal the Village Voice declare Plaslaiko the "Best Techno Party DJ" in 2006. Sweatbox founders Jonny Romero & Ctrl_Alt_Dlt will be doing their own four-hour stint and KEXP and Second Sight's Sh6rl6s6 and Roddimus & Eugene Fauntleroy will be supporting. That time slot below is not a typo: This party is blasting for 12 hours, because Sweatbox believes in quality and quantity. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm–10 am, $10, 21+.
R U READY 4 ENTER SHIKARI'S HEAVY-METAL DUBSTEP?
Here's one for the hardcore kids who like to dabble in electronic music. Britain's Enter Shikari feature those alternating verge-of-vomiting, guttural vocals with the more confessional melodic ones while flaunting drop-D-tuned metallic guitars... aaannnddd danceable dubstep beats and rave-ready synth tones. These yobs were somewhat of a big deal before Skrillex totally overtook them, but Enter Shikari are still racking up big numbers on YouTube and their latest album, Flash Flood of Colour, scored 75 on Metacritic. With Letlive and At the Skylines. El Corazón, 7 pm, $12.50 adv/$15 DOS, all ages.