SAN PROPER KEEPS HIS TECHNO RAW
Cody Morrison is shaping Shelter into an essential clubbing experience. The Wednesday weekly has been a bonanza for lovers of adventurous house and techno this year, and Dutch DJ/producer San Proper keeps the hot streak going. Recording for boundary-shoving labels like Rush Hour, Perlon, and Dekmantel, San Proper is part of that elite sector of decknicians who have the rare ability to keep their music strange while keeping bodies moving. The beats mostly shimmy in that time-honored 4/4, but what happens around them is usually twisted and unhinged as hell. As the title of one of his tracks implies, San Proper will "Keep It Raw." Q, 9 pm, $5 adv/$10 DOS, 21+.
SEE BICEP FLEX SLEAZY DISCO MOVES
Irish bloggers turned DJ/producers Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) run the blog FeelMyBicep, which delves into obscure disco, Detroit techno, Italo edits, and other clubland esoterica. Expect them to dig into their vinyl stash of lurid disco, saucy New York garage, and rough house at Q's Front Street weekly. Go to feelmybicep.com to get on Bicep's level. With Karl Kamakahi. Q, 9 pm, free till 10 pm/$10 after, 21+.
ELECTRONIC ECCENTRICS JOAKIM AND KINDNESS
Flash is a new Friday weekly at Q (again?) curated by DJs Recess and Nordic Soul (aka Decibel founder Sean Horton); their aim is to book DJs and producers who represent the cream of underground dance music from the late '80s to the present. Kindness is British producer Adam Bainbridge, who sings in a light, melancholy manner à la Arthur Russell and creates a suave, funky brand of disco that suggests he's actually had sex before, unlike many of these fey indie-pop/dance-music dabblers. Kindness does a nice disco-fied cover of the Replacements' "Swingin' Party," giving the sad-sack tune a kick in the ass. France's Joakim Bouaziz is a maverick, eclectic prankster behind the boards, a true eccentric; his debut album, Tiger Sushi, consisted of tracks stitched out of free-jazz samples. Joakim's background in classical music and love of indie rock also surface in his skewed sounds, while a deceptively dulcet melodic sense unites his disparate tracks. Q, 9 pm, $10, 21+.
SEATTLE TECHNO PRODUCER CTRL_ALT_DLT DROPS THE UNIVERSE ROOM EP
This is the record-release party for SpaceRock Saturdays organizer Ctrl_Alt_Dlt (aka Chris Aldrich); his EP, The Universe Room (out now on Seattle's Innerflight Music), hurtles into deep space with poise (and a nod to Radiohead's "The National Anthem"), even as it trips soulfully into "4 a.m., where the fuck am I?" strangeness. Minimal-techno illuminati Mikael Stavöstrand and Cyanwave—who also perform tonight—provide remixes. With Kadeejah Streets. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm–5 am, $5 till midnight/$10 after, 21+.