FRIDAY 5/17

BEAT CONNECTION, ONUINU, AND PAINTED PALMS AIRBRUSH THE DANCE FLOOR

Seattle trio Beat Connection make shimmery electronic pop that's always ready to hit the beach or the pool. It's a bit too airbrushed and air-conditioned for my ears, but I'm way out of Beat Connection's tenderoni target demo (14 to 22). They're perfectly matched with Bay Area duo Painted Palms, who emit Merriweather Post Pavilion–era Animal Collective vibes, and Onuinu (Portland producer Dorian Duvall), whose 2012 album Mirror Gazer moves in the lush, neo-R&B-gaze territory of Toro Y Moi, but with more rhythmic ballast. Neumos, 8 pm, $15, all ages.

SATURDAY 5/18

IN THE DEEP MNML-TEKNO ZONE WITH JOHN TEMPLETON AND RANDY JONES

You should implicitly trust the hard-livin' DJs and promoters behind SpaceRock Saturdays to stack their lineups with selectors who can get you into the deepest zones with the most efficiency. Tonight, Denver's John Templeton and Seattle's Randy Jones top the bill, and that means high times are guaranteed. I'm listening to Templeton's recent Blank Code podcast 095 now, and it's turning a sunny Thursday afternoon into the wee-hours Sunday of a hazy, strange, minimal-techno situation in my headphones. (Note to editor: This is partially why my copy's late.) Randy Jones, you should know by now, is a goddamn treasure to Seattle and the world's electronic-music community. Why, you have the gall to ask? For his custom-built synthesizers (go to madronalabs.com and be dazzled), for his soulful house productions as Caro, and for his always fascinating, far-ranging DJ sets featuring records most disc jockeys overlook or just don't have the brazen good sense to spin. With Roddimus, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, and Eugene Fauntleroy. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm–5 am, $5 before midnight/$10 after, 21+.

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SATURDAY 5/18

CHILL AND TRILL TO WHITE RAINBOW AND AIRPORT

White Rainbow (prolific synth magus Adam Forkner) may have moved from Portland to LA, but he just can't resist the lure of Seattle's tiniest, DIY-iest venue, Cairo. He returns to the site of many a ripping White Rainbow gig, fortified with ultra-vivid ambient funk tracks to keep fans of the chill and trill happy. Airport (Jayson Kochan, who sunlights as Midday Veil's bassist) is spearheading Seattle's cosmic stadium disco movement. When Daft Punk next hit Seattle, Airport should open for them. Seriously. With USF. Cairo, 8 pm, $5, all ages.

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