SOUNDS OF OM
The electronic collective known as Soulstice has been getting a lot of attention in its home city of San Francisco and abroad because of its soulful tracks and tight production. Tonight, Mei-Lwun of Soulstice will be DJing a set of house, electro-breaks, and beats. Rama and Zion 12 support. The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $8.
Mixed Greens host Tarek as well as guest DJ's bring a down-home basement feel to the downstairs room at the Alibi Room. This space may be a little tight, but it is a consistent Friday-night spot if you wanna hear some solid beats ranging from downtempo to house. Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
Ex-Seattleite Joaquin Garcia is up from the land of movie stars and toxic beaches for some fresh air--and to play house records along with Eric Allen and Quazar. The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $10.
In case you've been living under a Lincoln Continental on blocks lately, this is the night to go out and freak to hiphop. Yo, Son! always has a good vibe and a diverse crowd. I said it once, I said it twice... there won't be a third time! (Or maybe there will.) Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison, 324-8000, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
PORTABLE GET DOWN
This is a good night to come out and see what's going on in the outskirts of electronic music. Resident Bobby Karate plays squelching and pulsing glitch tracks that will either leave you writhing in ecstasy or running for another drink. If you're lucky, he'll slip into his alter ego, "Bobby Pronsato," and throw down a few tech-house cuts as well. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 256-9667, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
If you witnessed Kris Moon's inspired electro ROBO.trash set a little while back, you saw a man who wasn't scared to bring it. Tonight he's busting out the laptop to play some originals and you can bet your RAM it'll be more interesting than watching tech geeks check their e-mail. The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.