THURSDAY JULY 25


CARL COX

See story in Speaker Freak.


SOUNDS OF OM--JOHN HOWARD

If you follow the wide world of electronic music, chances are you're familiar with the high quality of artists and releases by San Francisco based OM Records, which releases a wide range of music, from house to Afro/bossa nova to hiphop. Tonight S.F. house pioneer John Howard DJs, with support from Wesley Holmes. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $8.


FRIDAY JULY 26


SEASCAPE

Six Seven is the lounge/restaurant tucked away in the Edgewater Hotel. MissKick and Brandy Westmore, who you may have caught at the Baltic on Sundays, have been spicin' up the place with soulful beats, along with the help of Dawnya on live improvised vocals. With a snazzy view, good food, and a deck. Six Seven, Pier 67, 2411 Alaskan Way, 269-4575, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.


SATURDAY JULY 27


HOME COOKIN

It's that time of the month again--time to get your deep funky house on! This time around it's Ruben Mancias (of S.F.'s the EndUp) along with Peter Christianson (who's responsible for my favorite bangin' white label cut that's goin' 'round right now) and Brandy Westmore. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $10.


SUNDAY JULY 28


GRAVITATE

Lookin' to add some spice to your dance step? There's nothing like a little drum 'n' bass to make you bust a move at breakneck speeds--and if that don't work just bob your head and high-five the guy next to you. This is a Uniting Souls d 'n' b party, with residents Quazar, Rama, Zion 12, and Tamara. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.


TUESDAY JULY 30


MJ COLE

Britain's biggest 2-step/U.K. garage DJ/producer is comin' ashore to show us retarded Americans what all the fuss is about over there. At least I sure hope that's what he's here for, because while I love dancing to 2-step, sometimes it starts to become a one-trick pony... and there's no better way to form a new opinion than to go directly to the source. With remix credits for De La Soul, Masters at Work, and Jill Scott, MJ won't disappoint the folks on the dance floor. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $10. See also preview, pg. 57.


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1


ROBO.TRASH: NUDGE, SIGNAL DRIFT, & WOBBLYHEAD DJs

ROBO.trash is still one of the few nights that openly pushes live P.A. and experimental electronic--and if you don't respect that, then your rhymes is weak! Tonight Nudge and Signal Drift from Portland will be doing sets. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.

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