New York-based Ursula 1000 produces music that would work for Esquivel if he were being chased through a nightclub in a Bond film: "Hammond organ breaks, spy caper intrigue, boogaloo shingalings, samba disco and bongos, bongos, bongos." Just what in the hell is a boogaloo shingaling, anyway? Michael Antonio and A. C. Lewis support. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 9 pm-2 am, 625-4444, 21+, $7.
DJ Garth, from San Francisco's Wicked Crew, is known for playing sets of dub-inspired house, and that's wicked awesome! Also on the bill are Rama and DJ Flave. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $10.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6
Aristocrat's, a club that consistently supports the local electronic scene, is offering after-hours. In my book, the best time to dance is always after 3 am! Terry Jasinto, Nobel, and Danny Fortunado spin deep and progressive house. Aristocrat's, 220 Fourth Ave S, 748-9779, 9 pm-5 am, 21+, $7.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7
It's good to see the after-hours dance crowd still holdin' it down. Words of advice... the "Disco Nap"! LSDJ plays funky house. Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333, 2 am-5 am, 21+, $6.
Tonight Afterhours/Dust Traxx recording artist Lego will be spinning Latin-flavored house, Chicago style, along with locals Jeromy Nail and SYA for this monthly party--caliente! Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7/$10.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8
Get ready to unfurl your cap and grease down your widow's peak! Noc Noc has been hosting an industrial/goth night that's catching on. If that's not enough, perhaps the 25-cent Pabst all night long will persuade you--that's cheaper than fucking water! Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
MONDAY DECEMBER 9
Monday nights at Nation are still great for getting your groove on to hiphop, seeing some crazy shit on the dance floor, or just having a drink and telling the work week to bite the big one. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 10
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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11
There's a new dance party in town for those who want to freak it to rock and punk gems. DJs include Dann Gallucci (who is Seattle's nicest person, really), Richard Gary Foy III, and Cherry Canoe, with weekly surprise guests. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.