THURSDAY JULY 3



HOUSE GUEST: JUNIOR SANCHEZ (CUBE/X-MIX)

Only in his mid-20s, Junior Sanchez is already a veteran of the house scene, working with people like Sneak, Eric Morillo, and Felix Da Housecat. He now runs his own label, Cube Recordings, as well as being signed to X-Mix; tonight he is the Baltic Room's "House Guest." Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7.

DJ CHEB I SABBAH

The man who has had his night 10 years and running at Nickie's BBQ in San Francisco is back in town to promote his new release, As Far As, which combines traditional Eastern rhythms and instrumentation backed by subtle electronic beats. With Peter Madril and William Gilchrist on tablas. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm-2 am, $10.

MINISTRY OF SOUND

Noiselab is hosting a new monthly backed by the world-renowned Ministry of Sound. This night should offer up some serious progressive trance/house talent. Tonight's featured DJ is Jerry Bonham (who co-owns Spundae Recordings in San Francisco), as well as locals BPM and Donovan. Get your mirrored shades and cocoa butter my friends, because your ass is about to be sent to Ibiza! Noiselab, 925 E Pike St, 323-2189, 9 pm-3 am, 21+, free before 11 pm, $10 after.

FRIDAY JULY 4



HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Now go blow shit up like a true patriot!

MONDAY JULY 7



TEENAGE KICKS

The French 75 crew are back to throw another indie-style dance party where the emphasis isn't on the latest white labels that were released 10 minutes ago. Alice Tiara, Ms. Margie, and DJ St. Gabriel play hiphop, '80s, punk, and soul--and the cheap beer flows like the mighty Duwamish River. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, $3.

TUESDAY JULY 8



GOLD CHAINS

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WEDNESDAY JULY 9



DIGITAL LOUNGE: THE FADING COLLECTION AND TRICK DECK

ToST is still holding strong on its commitment to local live electronic music. The Fading Collection use loops, samples, and synths in order to create "semi-organic" triphop. Trick Deck also use various elements--such as hiphop, downtempo, and drum and bass--to create their own style of electronic music. ToST, 513 N 36th St, 547-0240, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.

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