Victory Rave, Bassnectar's Wompitude, White Rainbow's Soul Jams
JFK LEADS US TO VICTORY
The colorful, tri-fold flyer for Victory suggests an old-school, uniting-of-the-tribes rave—one of those with over 20 artists on the bill that tries to be many things to many people. JFK (not the deceased former president, nor the hiphop head, but a member of Toronto electro-house alpha dudes MSTRKRFT) headlines with his brand of stompin', twirling, klieg-light electro house. Cambridge, Massachusetts's Hot Pink Delorean deftly straddle the line between big-room, hands-in-the-air party electro and texturally adventurous sound design. Locals Jacob London bring lots of libido and humor to their disjointedly funky house tracks. The lineup fills out with Splatinum, Hyperfunk, American Werewolf, WD4D vs. Introcut, Nordic Soul, Cyanwave, Kadeejah Streets, Novatron, and many others. VIP price gets you naked sushi and champagne, balla. Plus, lasers! King Cat Theater, 8 pm–3 am, $15–$100, all ages.
BASSNECTAR AND FILASTINE FREQ THE LOW END
America's favorite dreadlocks-to-the-waist producer, Bassnectar (aka Santa Cruz, California's Lorin Ashton), returns to Seattle to push more of that affectionately punishing breakbeat glitch and aggro dubstep that have attained a rabid following among the Burner contingent. Bassnectar leavens his womp womp/woob woob rhythmic attack with appealingly loopy melodies that stir up plenty of drama and fist-pumping. Ex-Seattle world traveler Filastine delivers a grimier, more, uh, worldly take on myriad bass-centric musical styles. He hangs tough with DJ/rupture, so you know he's got the intellectual cred to back up his disorienting dance Molotov cocktails. With SuperDre. Paramount, 8 pm, $25 adv/$27 DOS, all ages.
WHITE RAINBOW GOES R&B
White Rainbow main man Adam Forkner has established himself as one of America's foremost cosmic-drone purveyors with releases on Kranky and States Rights. But he's too restless a musical spirit to confine himself to just one mode, and that flexibility arises with his new project, Purple 'N' Green, with vocalist Justin "J. Green" Johnson. The duo makes a roughly glittery kind of modern soul music that shows awareness of recent developments in bass music—and Bradford Cox's heretofore unknown knack for patois. In a more enlightened world, Purple 'N' Green would be storming the R&B charts. With Brain Fruit, U.S.F., and Punishment. Cairo, 7:30 pm, $5, all ages.