FOUR LOCALS SCORE FOUR SILENT MOVIES: FILM AT 7:30
This ain't your typical Data Breaker entry. What we have here is a night of silent films with live soundtracks provided by four local acts. Darkwave-pop unit youryoungbody accompany Segundo de Chomón's The Red Spectre, electronic-space-rock savant Secret Colors plays along with Ladislaw Starewicz's The Cameraman's Revenge, crooning bass-music chameleon DJAO scores Buster Keaton's The Haunted House, and hazy post-R&B producer Battle Ground Grammar (aka Andrew Gospe) supplies audio for Pat Sullivan's Felix in Hollywood. Should be verrry interesting. Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 7:30 pm, free, all ages.
NEW YORK IDM STAR WISP RETURNS TO BONKERS!
Man, it's great to have Bonkers! back in action. Ian Scot Price's left-field-music monthly reliably brings in offbeat and adventurous music-makers from all over the map. This month's headliner is Wisp (New York's Reid Dunn), an IDM luminary who's cut two albums for England's crucial Rephlex Records: The Shimmering Hour and We Miss You (both 2009). Both records display Wisp's mastery of complex melodic majesty and acute rhythmic precision. Would Richard D. James steer you wrong? Supporting local acts are strong, too. Crown Hill Repeater (Eric Moon and William Collin Snavely) make deep, psychedelic techno of tunnel-visionary brilliance. Black Hat (aka Nelson Bean) has a new album out March 4 on Hausu Mountain titled Thought of Two that sounds like it's going to be an expansive, hypnotic journey to the dark side of weirdness. Can't wait. With new exciting producer Face Culler and veteran exciting producer and Bonkers! brain trust Naturebot. Re-bar, 10 pm–3 am, $10 before 11 pm, 21+.
THE TROPICAL SMOOTHNESS OF SPANISH DISCO-HOUSE DJ JOHN TALABOT
Barcelona, Spain's John Talabot might be the only DJ/producer in the disco/house realm who's a smoother operator than Sade. His DJ mixes zero in on the most debonair, head-in-the-clouds tracks, and everything he touches—musically speaking—glides by with minimal friction and maximal tropical sunniness; his productions go even deeper into that realm—see especially "Afrika." Seattle in mid-February badly needs a strong shot of whatever Talabot's got in his record box—or hard drive, as the case may be. Seattle DJ Tyler Morrison possesses the impeccable taste and track selection required to open for such a formidable headliner. Check out his deep, stark techno mixes at soundcloud.com/djtylermorrison. Q Nightclub, 9 pm, $13 adv, 21+.