THURSDAY 3/10

NOISE FOR THE NEEDY GETS BEATY

Tonight, Neumos gets turned into the Poppies, a club in a graphic novel titled Shinjuku by Mink, in order to benefit Noise for the Needy. Yeah, I'm confused, too, but it's for charity, so listen up. Dutch electronic musician Junkie XL brings his bombastic, 12-ton beats in order to pound you into the form of a dancing machine. His music might be some of the least subtle stadium electronica ever conceived, but Junkie XL has remixed tracks by Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, and, most importantly, Fatboy Slim, so he's way richer than you are. And don't you ever forget it. Local support comes from party-rap experts Mad Rad and electro-funk warriors Truckasauras. The latter's gradual ascent in popularity and musical excellence testifies to their hard-working ethos and keen creative instincts. Nice guys sometimes finish (close to) first. Oh, and there will be taiko drummers. Shit just got really real. Neumos, 8 pm, $10, 21+.

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FRIDAY 3/11

BIG APPLE TECHNO FROM BIG BULLY

Minimal techno is alive and sexy in the nurturing hands of Brooklyn's Big Bully (aka Dawson Baca). Affiliated with heavy-hitting labels such as Get Physical, Mo's Ferry, and his own Mineral Musica imprint, Big Bully traffics in subliminal, sensual 4/4 rhythm aphrodisiacs without succumbing to corny aural horniness (unconventionally, he adds his own lascivious pillow talk to his tracks). It's a tough feat to achieve (have you tried it lately?), but BB can keep it up for hours. Seattle DJs and seasoned vets of after-hours bacchanal engineering Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Albert, T. Shade, and Murdoc from the Sweatbox and Condiment crews provide crucial support. Re-bar, 10 pm, $10, 21+.