The Twelves, Noisia, SAM Remix in Sculpture Park
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, duo the Twelves (João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira) have gained reps as Midas-touched remixers who work very well in uplifting-disco-house mode. They've reconfigured tracks by M.I.A., Fever Ray, La Roux, and obscure figures like Nirvana, Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, Fleet Foxes, and the Beatles. The Twelves' remix of Database vs. French Horn Rebellion's "Beaches and Friends" has been a staple in popular KEXP/Pony DJ El Toro's sets, and for good reason: It's a stunning slice of summery dance pop that'll save you lots of money on shrinks and/or prescription mood elevators. Be ready to punch the air vigorously and often. With Sean Majors, Flat Black, BGeezy. Neumos, 9 pm, $8 adv, 21+.
They're calling this the Skullcrack Tour, and it's kind of a no-brainer as to why. Headliners Noisia—the Netherlands trio of Nik Roos, Thijs de Vlieger, and Martijn van Sonderen—specialize in the sort of high-impact dance-floor jams that carom off the walls of dubstep, drum 'n' bass, and house with ruffneck recklessness. It makes a lot of sense that Noisia's action-packed tracks have been placed in video games like Wipeout, Gran Turismo, and MotorStorm Apocalypse; they almost sound more like high-tech warfare than music. And now that they've remixed Katy Perry and Skrillex, these Dutch dudes will be gaining loads more fans. 16bit offer more of that brutal, menacing dubstep that goes down a storm with outdoor-festival types. Pretty bellicose stuff for purportedly peaceful folks. With Triage and Pressha. Showbox at the Market, 8 pm, $20–$30, all ages.
Seattle Art Museum's Remix event always presents a cornucopia of audio-visual enticements. This month's edition includes the rambling, feel-good bluegrass of Northern Departure, the winsome, icy dream pop of Craft Spells, the sparkly new pop-dance outfit Daydream Vacation (Head Like a Kite's Dave Einmo and Smoosh's Asya), and the ever-eclectic SunTzu Sound DJs (of TRUST fame) spinning sophisticated, soulful dance tracks. In keeping with Remix's tradition of diversity, attendees can also watch the movie Grease outdoors and engage in county-fair-like activities. Wearing gingham will increase your chances of getting in free. (Seriously. See SAM Remix's Facebook page for more info.) With DJ Skiddle and Sammy LaForge. Olympic Sculpture Park, 8 pm, $12 members/$15 students/$20 adults, all ages.