FRIDAY JULY 1
THE ADVENT, WLA GARCIA
Anglo-Portuguese producer the Advent put on a stunning display of steamrolling techno at last year's Decibel festival, with beats that disrupted your heart rate and liquefied your internal organs. Tonight he brings the power and glory of pulverizing, hypnotic techno to a venue that has potential to send dancers to the hospital with its wattage. With Tom Mitchell, Tetsuji Miwa, Aaron Richards, and Brad Peterson. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218, 9 pm–4 am, $10 before 11 pm/$15 after, all ages.
This aspect of Data Breaker has taken on the air of a tired comedy routine. To wit: Ritzy club books big-name trance/progressive-house DJ; Segal listens to his/her latest mix CD (typically a bloated double-disc deal); Segal frequently hits fast-forward searching in vain for anything stimulating among all the anonymous beats and Miracle Whip melodies; Segal snidely disses said DJ, who makes more money in one night than Segal does in a month. Wash, rinse, repeat. Ladies and gents, welcome Ferry Corsten, a Dutch jock supporting Passport: Kingdom of the Netherlands. Once again, it'll be the bland leading the bland (rimshot). With Eva and Marq. Element, 332 Fifth Ave N, 441-7479, 9 pm–3 am, $17 adv, 21+.
MING + FS
These versatile, NYC party-rockers work four decks to bring you adrenalized hiphop, jungle, dub, and electro jams. It's not that deep, but it is very wide. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, 447-4140, 10 pm–3 am, $15, 21+.
SATURDAY JULY 2
HAKEA, JERRY ABSTRACT, MISHA
Tonight marks the debut of eclectic dance-music shindig U-Turn, popping off the first Saturday of every month at the Baltic. Run by the Hitgirl DJ collective, U-Turn will occasionally spotlight techno, with trustworthy veteran DJ Misha curating. Things get off to a booming start with the badass Mr. Abstract [see above column], but you need to check resourceful Seattle duo Hakea, who've been moving in a harder, darker techno direction, and Misha herself, who skillfully mixes the smartest minimal techno and electro-house. With Bryan Newman (SpiceAlley). Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 7 pm–2 am, $5/women free before 11, 21+.