STEVE FISK, FOSCIL, DRUMATTICA, THE FADING COLLECTION, DJ SCORPIO
Steve Fisk is Seattle's lowest-profiled music legend. Besides his lauded production for Nirvana, Beat Happening, and many others, Fisk's fascinatingly idiosyncratic work with Pell Mell, Pigeonhed, and as a solo artist signals a musician unacquainted with the clichés and flaws that afflict most of his peers. A true missing link between rock and electronic music, Fisk was one of the earliest rock artists to use collage and sampling techniques, as his Over and Thru the Night: 1980-1987 collection proves. Expect unexpected brilliance tonight. Seattle quartet Foscil (formerly Scape) play elegantly scientific downtempo funk that recalls Mo' Wax's glory nights. Foscil's chops are tight and their funk is deep. Don't sleep. El Corazòn, 109 Eastlake Ave E, 262-0482, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $9.
For Alex Gimeno, all that kitsch'n is making him scratch. Don't be surprised if you see the New York-via-Miami DJ who records and spins as Ursula 1000 working the decks at Austin Powers' next shindig. Señor 1000 ladles generous portions of camp loungetronica and bossa nova-infused funky breaks into his carefree, breezy sets. His selections--as exemplified by the mix CD Ursadelica (issued by Thievery Corporation's ESL label)--make the thought of wearing fruit on your head as you shimmy with space-age bachelors and bachelorettes seem not so terribly foolish. With J-Justice of SunTzu Sound. Baltic Room, 1207 E Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7 before 11, $10.
MONDAY MARCH 7
JAKE FAIRLEY, BRUNO PRONSATO
Seattle tech-house magus Bruno Pronsato's about to drop a killer 12" titled Ape Masquerade on Akufen's Musique Risquee, and he's been fielding offers from quality labels in France and England. Can an invitation to play Mutek be far behind? Canadian Jake Fairley excels at schaffel techno--dirtied-up roughhousings of Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll Pt. 2" rhythm--and the sort of streamlined, propulsive techno made for lead-footing it down interstates. Dude can sing like Jesus & Mary Chain's Jim Reid, too. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 8 pm-2 am, 21+, $10