LEWD, LYSERGIC TECHNO AND HOUSE FROM TIGA AND GREEN VELVET
Usually we have to wait till Decibel Festival to get a bill with two lewd muthas like this on it. Montreal's Tiga DJs and produces tech-house tracks that should come with birth control—which is why it makes all kinds of sense that he's collaborated with Audion/Matthew Dear. In his best work, Tiga combines the lascivious with the lysergic in order to keep the dance floor humid. Green Velvet (aka Cajmere, aka Curtis Jones) is also a trippy house-music savant with more than two decades of delirium-inducing tracks to his credit. His material often features proselytizing moral pronouncements about sex and drugs within songs that inspire off-the-chains hedonism. This makes for some very funky cognitive dissonance. Q Nightclub, 9 pm, $15, 21+.
LITTLE FLUFFY ORB BLURB
The Orb's show at last year's Decibel was a nostalgic trawl through their most beloved '90s cuts. And the crowd seemed totally okay with that. The ambient-dub legends concluded that sometimes it's best to give fans exactly what they crave. If Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann offered us an hour-long "Towers of Dub" capped with 20-minute versions of "Little Fluffy Clouds," "Perpetual Dawn," and "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain...," very few would complain. Now, while some gripe about their post-Orblivion output, you can still find solid tracks scattered throughout Cydonia, Bicycles & Tricycles, and Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt. So keep an open mind. The Orb have soundtracked so many people's best highs and trips with their earthy/spacey jams, they've earned eternal good karma. With Nordic Soul. Neumos, 9 pm, $20 adv, 21+.
CARLOS SOUFFRONT'S WEIRD AND WONDERFUL HOUSE AND TECHNO
The High & Tight crew score big again with Ann Arbor, Michigan's Carlos Souffront. A part-time member of the excellent electro unit Ectomorph, Souffront is best known for his distinctive DJ sets that traverse many rhythmic modes and stylistic quirks. He knows how to keep things fun while also challenging a crowd—a rare skill. With Cody Morrison and Carlos Ruiz. Kremwerk, 9 pm, $7 adv, 21+.
DIG GOLDEN RETRIEVER'S SERENE VELOCITY
Elevator is a newish recurring event now up to its second edition, and getting Golden Retriever to headline is a real coup. The Portland duo of modular-synth master Matt Carlson and bass-clarinetist Jonathan Sielaff so far have issued two essential albums on Thrill Jockey, Occupied with the Unspoken and the new Seer. Golden Retriever's atmospherically eerie and texturally intrepid explorations represent some of this country's finest specimens of ambient, astral jazz, and avant-garde composition. With Ilyas Ahmed and Widesky. Machine House Brewery, 8 pm, $10, all ages.