FRIDAY DECEMBER 10



KJ SAWKA

KJ Sawka are Seattle's answer to Roni Size's Reprazent... but our guys bring the helter-skelter drum 'n' bass liver than the more renowned Brits. Led by maniacally dexterous sticksman Kevin Sawka, this group has been raising pulse rates, body temperatures, and libidos at full tilt for the last year or so. It's about time they sign to a substantial label that can spread their remarkable sound to the hinterlands of our grate [sic] nation and beyond. If anybody's gonna put Roland drum machines out of business, it's the Squarepusher-esque Mr. Sawka. With Marmalade and Miss Solar System. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 11



INTONARUMORI, GRAILS

Intonarumori's Kevin Goldsmith undoubtedly has done hard time on the hair-shirt music circuit (no-alcohol, no-speaking, sitting-only venues that host arcane, difficult ensembles with unpronounceable names). His music's austere yet possesses subtly beautiful contours. Intonarumori's self-titled 2000 album on his own Unit Circle Rekkids evokes Spiritualized-esque guitar spangle on "GTR," eerie Suspiria-soundtrack cello drones and xylophone ripples on "CEL," blasted moondust swirls on "E2E," and stark European art song on Paul Celan Suite. Portland's Grails breaststroke meaningfully in salubrious post-rock waters inhabited by Dirty Three and Rachel's. Their new album on Neurot, Red Light, is as artfully stark and emotionally resonant as a Wim Wenders film. Let's hope Grails bust out their version of Sun City Girls' "Space Prophet Dogon." Living Room, 4301 Fremont Ave, www.livingroomseattle.org, 8 pm-10 pm, all ages.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 12



OVER MY NAKED BODY

Avant-gardely garbed models outfitted edgy local labels Lunar Mansion, A-Stylz, and others strut to weird electronic music by Theory in Motion, Biaxial Creep, DJ Venus, and bio+a+ic. Fenix Underground, 109 S Washington St, 405-4323, 7:30 pm, 21+, $5.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 14



SPIRIT

The West Coast's longest running drum 'n' bass night, er, Drum and Bass, welcomes Metalheadz producer/DJ Spirit. Anyone working under the auspices of Goldie's Metalheadz label, as this UK-based Spirit does, deserves your hard-earned money and sweat. Give 'em up. Baltic Room, 1207 E Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7.

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