FALSE PROPHET, NOW ON THURSDAYS, WELCOMES ANIMAL BODIES AND BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY
False Prophet moves from Sunday to Thursday, so you have less of a valid excuse to not attend resident DJs Sharlese and Kate's great, darkly tinted monthly. On their 2014 album The Killing Scene, Vancouver's Animal Bodies have a track called "Start the Suffocation" that sounds almost exactly like D.A.F.'s 1981 EBM stormer "Der Mussolini." If you're going to steal, take from the best, right? The rest of the record follows in the tradition of stolid '80s European electronic body music that strives to move your hips while simultaneously shattering them. Trust me, it's more fun than it sounds. Seattle-via-Portland aural agitator Best Available Technology (aka Kevin Palmer) also roughs up your body, but in a less propulsive, more abstract manner. His jagged, extravagantly distorted compositions sometimes come off as long-lost illbient jams (check out the cone-toasting dubadelia and Chain Reaction–esque techno of his BASH004 EP). With Ozma Otacava, installations by Claire Haranda. Kremwerk, 9 pm, $8, 21+.
MAYA JANE COLES IS AN ACE HOUSE-MUSIC POPULIST
English Japanese DJ/producer Maya Jane Coles has achieved a rare combination of critical adulation and commercial success. You may find yourself using words like "tasteful," "immaculate," "sultry," and "soulful" when listening to Coles's populist, house-oriented output. While I may not be astounded by her music (except when it gets deep and hypnotic, as on "I Would Fly"), I can recognize that it comes from a sharp, shrewd mind. She also operates under the Nocturnal Sunshine alias, producing dubstep-lite dance cuts that work on both radio-friendly and club-centric levels (the Nocturnal Sunshine LP drops May 26, by the way). Lots of people love Coles, so you should expect a packed dance floor "Getting Freaky" at Q tonight. Mind your hygiene. With Midland and Nordic Soul. Q Nightclub, 9 pm, $20, 21+.
DEBAUCHED TEKNO NIGHT KRAKT RELAUNCHES WITH BAY AREA BRUISER MILKPLANT
Notorious club night KRAKT barges back into rude life tonight after a long hiatus, at the newish venue Substation. This is great news for people who like their techno hard and smart. Resident DJ Kristina Childs has always stressed techno's most debauched and raucous tendencies while maintaining a high level of intelligence—no mean feat for your mean feet. Headlining KRAKT's welcome reboot is former Seattle/current Oakland producer Milkplant (aka Justin Pennell), co-boss of the extraordinary label From 0-1 with Seattle DJ/producer Sone, also on the bill tonight. Whether behind the decks or in the studio, Milkplant plows a narrow but deep furrow of merciless techno that makes you feel adrenalized and invulnerable. That delusion comes in handy on a Saturday night in Ballard. With John Massey, Xan Lucero, and Eugene Fauntleroy. Substation, 10 pm–4 am, $10 before midnight/$15 after, 21+.