The Alibi Room--along with residents Paul Edwards and Nordic Soul--is putting on this bi-monthly event, complete with laptops, decks, and guest poets. The Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
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FRIDAY JANUARY 17
Since the Corner Bar shut down last year, DJ Chris Field and gang have been throwing a nomadic deep house party like a band of frenzied Gypsies. The party has now landed at Siam off of Eastlake--with plenty of room, a full bar, good dance floor, and an uncanny banquet vibe. Siam, 1880 Fairview Ave E, 323-8101,10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
SATURDAY JANUARY 18
If you've been wondering what the hell 2-step and U.K. garage are, here's your chance to hear them firsthand. Vice Magazine and Noc Noc have been throwing this monthly party, bringing in some of the U.K.'s finest 2-step DJs as well as showcasing Seattle talent. Tonight you can check out J Da Flex and Oris Jay, as well as residents Rama and TomSwift. Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7.
For this monthly event, ex-Seattle resident Joaquin Garcia spins deep, funky house along with residents Wesley Holmes, Brian Lyons, and Ken Wallace. The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7 before 11 pm, $10 after.
SUNDAY JANUARY 19
This night is a cheap way to hear a wide array of quality dance music from residents A. C. Lewis, J-Justice, Miss Kick, Brandy, and Michael Antonia spinning house, broken beat, downtempo, and party jams. The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
MONDAY JANUARY 20
HIPHOP @ NOISELAB
With the demise of Nation, this could very well be the new Monday night hiphop spot. Noiselab has lots of space, an arcade next door, and already seems to have a small hiphop following. Noiselab, 925 E Pike St, 328-7583, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
TUESDAY JANUARY 21
Liquifi lives on! This night has been running consistently for well over a year, bringing in breaks, jungle, house, techno, and trance--all for free. Cheap drinks and more college students than you can shake a backwards ball cap at! Tonight BMP and Eva play progressive house. Liquid Lounge at EMP, 325 Fifth Ave N, 770-2700, 9 pm-2 am, free.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22
Much work has been put into transforming the old Art Bar into the current Noc Noc space (which is quite nice), and it's paying off with a steady following. DJ Doug and Brandy Westmore bring on the house jams tonight. Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.