Space Rock Saturdays, Sløwpøke, By Proxy
SPACEROCK SATURDAYS, SANS PINK FLOYD
SpaceRock Saturdays is another late-night/early-morning venture spearheaded by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt (aka former Stranger music intern Chris Aldrich). But don't expect sounds influenced by space-rock avatars Pink Floyd and Hawkwind. Rather, as with TechYes! and other events promoted by Aldrich's Sweatbox mates, SRS promises to be overflowing with heady dance-floor revelations. Providing the altered-states techno platters are Chad Neiro, DJ Kynd of Cyanwave, Eugene Fauntleroy, Phaedrus, and Ctrl_Alt_Dlt himself, back and reenergized from a trip to his youthful stomping grounds at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm, $5 before midnight/$10 after, 21+.
SLØWPØKE: DISCO AND HOUSE MOLASSES
Former Stranger columnist Donte Parks (he wrote Bug in the Bassbin for parts of 2007 and 2008) and Shawn D have nurtured Sløwpøke into one of the sexiest DJ nights in town. Every third Monday, they turn the cozy Living Room into a tropical, libidinous mini-club with scrupulously selected house and disco cuts that bump and chug at 120 beats per minute or slower. If you don't feel 77 percent sexier within five minutes of entering Sløwpøke, take your dead ass home and consider a total attitude adjustment. This month, local future-bass ambassador Ill Cosby (Car Crash Set Records boss, Sub.FM DJ, and top producer, among many other things) comes through to drop some low-frequency- centric feel-good hits. Living Room, 9 pm, free, 21+.
BY PROXY'S HOMECOMING AT STOP BITING
Once based in Seattle, By Proxy producer Jeremy Moss split for New York City a couple of years ago to pursue a career in psychology. Vocalist Alicia Romero remained in the Northwest, where she teaches in the Tukwila school district. The duo's 2010 EP for Car Crash Set, 68, occupies seldom-trod territory—a kind of chilling torch song approach steeped in dubstep-like production techniques. Moss creates melancholy, bedroom-noir atmospheres and heart-staggering beats while Romero's voice oozes pathos and stunning technical beauty, as she deftly imbues her creamy inflections with emotional depth. To say she could be another Beth Gibbons is not hyperbole. By Proxy have a new CCS EP coming out in the fall titled Thanatos/Eros. With Introcut, Ill Cosby, AbsoluteMadman, and Sho Nuph. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 10 pm, $5, 21+.