BOBBY KARATE AND LAMPLIGHTER
Bobby Karate and Lamplighter create experimental electronic music with all of the glitchy and processed noises, hiccups, and farts that my computer makes when it needs to be restarted. These are the future tones of America. The Rendezvous, 2320 Second Ave, 441-5823, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
FRIDAY MAY 16
Tonight those two guys wrapped up in one package--Jacob London--along with Tilted/Downlow's Jon Lee and local producer/DJ Brent Lawrence (who seems to have reclusive tendencies not witnessed since the days of Howard Hughes) are gracing the sound system at Noiselab with their bangin' house technique. Noiselab, 925 E Pine St, 323-2189, 9 pm-3 am, 21+, $10 or two for $16.
Has it been two weeks already? The semi-monthlies seem to be sweeping this town like crazy. Tonight's featured DJs are Jerome E. Nail, Chris Nelson (happy b-day!), and Ian "don't call me Jason" Priestly. Siam, 1880 Fairview Ave E, 323-8101, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.SATURDAY MAY 17
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SUNDAY MAY 18
What do you get when you mix hard drum 'n' bass with one of Seattle's gayest bars? I'm not sure really, maybe skatepark homies in Abercrombie capri pants? Tonight Slantooth, Demo, and Nitsuj are bringin' the community together! Blu Video Bar, 722 E Pike St, 568-4248, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
MONDAY MAY 19
If you haven't heard RJD2's album Deadringer out on Def Jux, then you betta find it sucka--this is some of the best, pure hiphop I've heard since the fat lace met the suede Puma, seriously! Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-6628, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $12.
WEDNESDAY MAY 21
Tonight is another installment of the semi-monthly party at the Scarlet Tree complete with DJs, laptops, spoken word, and live instrumentation featuring Paul Edwards, Nordic Soul, Brandy Westmore, and Miss Kick. See, there's more action going on up north than the Northgate Mall food court and Best Buy. Scarlet Tree, 6521 Roosevelt Way NE, 523-7153, 9:30 pm-1:30 am, 21+, $5.