Broken Disco is "going fishing" for the summer. It was subtly announced on the flyers for this month's installment, but the über-night, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary, is taking a break. It seems like a reason for worry, but they're promising a return in the fall, so there's no fat lady singing.
Instead of going quietly, Broken Disco is going out with a contrasting pair of headliners Friday, May 9, with the melodic, abstract production of Lusine coupled with the manic, sometimes-costumed beat-freakery of Mochipet. Ambient into breakcore? Sure, why not? It should be fun watching people try to shift musical gears that quickly.
Keeping in the same pan-genre vein, down the hill that same night is the first installment (of two) of the pornographically titled Static Glide at the VIP Room, a night focused on "live electronic music without borders." They're bringing in anticon's Telephone Jim Jesus as a headliner, which easily fulfills the borderless descriptions. TJJ's latest album, Anywhere out of the Everything, deftly mixes glitched-up folktronica, stuttering, staticky hiphop, and even delicate IDM, so it's hard to say what direction a live performance will take.
In new club night news, there are two new vacancy-filling monthlies you'll want to mark on your calendar. The first, HOME, is second Thursdays at the Baltic Room, taking over Oi Vay!'s old spot. Showcasing local talent, the night has a rotating cast of residents (Miguel Alvarado, Levi Clark, and TRONA) joined by a monthly headlining guest. They aren't keeping things genre-specific, going so far as to include progressive and breaks with the house, drum and bass, and electro.But considering that they've pulled in Red Pony for their second installment, the night looks like it might avoid becoming some "electronica" cheesefest.
For house heads, Uniting Souls' new monthly (taking over Krakt's vacancy) is a welcome addition. Dubbed Somethin' About House, the new monthly has the advantage of being at the house-friendly Re-bar instead of down in Belltown, removing that barrier to admission. The debut installment is headlined by the UK's Eddie Leader, one-third of production crew Slum Science, who will bring the fruits of his decade of experience in the underground house scene across the pond.
HOME is Thurs May 8, Baltic Room, 9 pm–2 am, free, 21+.
Mochipet and Lusine play Fri May 9 at Broken Disco, Chop Suey, 9 pm–2 am, $10 adv/$12 DOS, 18+.
Telephone Jim Jones plays Fri May 9 at Static Glide, VIP Room, 9 pm–2 am, free before 10 pm/$10 after, 21+.
Eddie Leader plays Sat May 10 at Somethin' About House, Re-bar, 9 pm–2 am, $10, 21+.