THE FUNKY AND FUCKED-UP HOUSE OF JULIO BASHMORE AND YOUNG MARCO
Julio Bashmore comes from Bristol, England, but he didn't fall for triphop, one of that city's main musical exports. Rather, he built a thriving career on the house-music and UK-garage circuits. Unlike a lot of house producers, Bashmore favors a fair degree of unpredictability in his tracks, although never to the point of losing the dance floor. Combine that with his predilection for wildly warped textures and rhythms that funk and fuck you up, and you've got a fresh mess of tunes on your hands (and feet). This is not your conservative uncle's house music. The Soundcloud page slogan for Amsterdam DJ/producer Young Marco is "weirding up the place," and with figures like James Murphy and Dixon championing him, you should check out Marco's unconventional sensibilities and eclectic eccentricities. (Anyone who drops an A.C. Marias song into a set is a hero.) With Wesley Holmes. Q Nightclub, 10 pm, $15 adv, 21+.
DEEPCHILD'S DISORIENTING TECHNO AND CODEBASE'S ACIDIC DOWN FOR THE COUNT EP
Tonight the hedonists who run Shameless celebrate the release of Seattle producer Codebase's Down for the Count EP. One of the remixers on that record, Berlin-based Aussie producer Deepchild, will headline with his driving, disorienting techno that makes you forget where and who you are. Don't forget your ID! As for Codebase's new release on Shameless Audio, the original "Down for the Count" is a classy, stomping house joint with rollicking piano vamps, an earwormy, warped pan-flute motif, and sassy acid squiggles. It sounds like a classic from 1991—a lovingly crafted, retro-fetish cut for learned ears and feet. Deepchild's remix is a bracing, barreling techno makeover that'll cause your inner paranoiac to sweat profusely. Distal's radical reimagining roughs up the rhythm and overloads the low end while sanding off the acidic touches. Adlib's Acid Abbreviation mix does the opposite, to wickedly psychedelic effect. Pick up a CD or USB of Down for the Count at the gig. With Aur0ra, Recess, Adlib, and Tyson Wittrock. Kremwerk, 9 pm–4 am, $15, 21+.
FUCK BUTTONS AND TOTAL LIFE VS. KRAFTWERK
You can read about Fuck Buttons' majestic, menacing drone and tech-noise offensives elsewhere in the paper. Just know that they're your next best option tonight after Kraftwerk. Opener Total Life—Olympia-based guitarist/electronics mulcher Kevin Doria—has been responsible for some of the most intense, radiant, tabula-rasa-inducing drones over the last couple of years. Check out his Radiator and Bender/Drifter albums on Important and Debacle, respectively, and enjoy the meditative grind. Crocodile, 8 pm, $18 adv, all ages.