DUG'S SOULFULLY ECLECTIC DANCE PARTY
When it comes to soul, funk, boogie, psych rock, Latin, jazz, and disco, the guys behind DUG remain the most diligent and golden-eared diggers of hip-swiveling tunes. Resident DJs Christian Science, David James, Greasy, and Jon François Stone adhere to the dictum that only original vinyl shall be spun at their functions, but their rigorous analog/crate-digger purism translates into fun dance parties rather than dour archival seminars (not that there's anything wrong with dour archival seminars). DUG's been chugging at an increasingly torrid pace for over three years now, building ever more fervid crowds. This month, the superlatively versatile Introcut of Stop Biting/Trashy Trash fame guests on the decks. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 9 pm, $7, 21+.
MOE BAR MONDAYS' RAP-TURE
DJ TigerBeat has accomplished something many promoter-jocks have tried and failed to do: draw substantial crowds on Monday nights. The Moe Bar Mondays party happens every Monday at Moe Bar, oddly enough, and it's been going strong for three years. Tiger Beat plays a sure-shot array of new and not-that-new hiphop and R&B cuts for swagaholics (on MP3, if you're keeping score). It's all pretty overground stuff, guaranteed to inspire dancing in seats as well as on the small floor near the front door. A recent visit found tracks by Tha Dogg Pound, Kanye, Jay-Z, Craig Mack ("Flava in Ya Ear"—never gets old), covers or reedits of Tears for Fears' "Shout" and Jackson 5's "ABC," and a remix of Bill Withers's "Lovely Day" (which should be played daily for optimal mental health). A youngish, racially and genderly mixed crowd fills the joint after 11, and most look pretty content. Moe Bar Mondays slightly resembles the defunct Sing Sing, especially with regard to its tendency for tracks to be truncated after a minute or so, but there aren't as many jauntily tilted, custom-fitted baseball caps in the house as there used to be at that event (if you're keeping score). Moe Bar, 10 pm, free, 21+.