Pretty Lights, DJ Craze, Thievery Corporation and more on this weekend's Dance Card
There's so much on our Dance Card this weekend that we know you'll have a tough time deciding whether you'd rather see Pretty Lights or Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks. Why not do both? Or select one of the other events on our list that's more to your taste? Whatever you decide, we know you'll be dancing the nights away all weekend long:
Pretty Lights will headline the Fillmore tonight with support from Michael Menert, Gramatik, Paul Basic and SuperVision; the show is sold out, so start scrounging for a ticket hook-up, stat! (7 p.m., 16+, sold out). Pretty Lights is also taking the show to Red Rocks on Saturday night with Michael Menert, Skream, Big K.R.I.T. and Gramatik; the sold-out show promises to be a live experience like you've rarely -- if ever -- seen. (7:30 p.m., all ages, sold out)
Angel Castro, Lunatik and Destroyer are taking over at P.U.N.C.H.I.S. at Beta tonight; 16Bit, Coult 45 and Dodger are spinning on the main floor. (9 p.m., 18+, $15 and up)
The Sex Panther monthly bass party at Beauty Bar is back for another round with Klaw, Jah Rocker and J-Grilla (9 p.m., 21+).
It's time for another Friday Fling at Funky Buddha with DJ Shake 1 spinning hip-hop and Top 40 hits. (4 p.m., 21+)
Global Friday at the Church brings on Hycloud, Skye, Floorbangers, Twenty42 and Phunke Elements on the main floor, plus Klutch Beat Bootique in the mashup basement and Peter Elzi in the Retro Room. (8 p.m., 18+, ladies 21+ get in free all night)
Multiple-time World DMC Champion DJ Craze is going to test Beta's sound system with his eclectic style and ridiculous turntable skills on Saturday night; Cognition, T-Rav and Jontron are also on the lineup, with Christopher James and Josh Wetherington on the Awesome Factory schedule. (9 p.m., 18+, $5 and up)
Opal Restaurant & Lounge will host Omaha-based Tres Johnson of lowercasesounds.com on an all-vinyl, tag-team set with DJs Himay and Dylan on Saturday. (Check out the sushi specials while you're there!) (9 p.m., no cover)
Kevin Alves headlines Vinyl on Saturday night; also on the lineup are stone-e, Skyle, Robo vs. Strike, Raze vs. John JMS, DJ Danny and Dave Peacock. (9 p.m., 18+)
House of Buddha Saturdays is back on Saturday night at Funky Buddha with DJ Burton and DJ Gespault spinning house upstairs, and DJ Wushu loading up the tables with electro/party rock/hip-hop downstairs. (7 p.m., 21+)
Bar Standard presents VIP Saturdays with DJ Tanastadi, DJ Chonz and Burhm Gotti; there will be drink specials, and Burban Clothing will be showing off new styles. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 cover, ladies free before 11 p.m.)
And if you're still going strong on Sunday, head west for Thievery Corporation with Ghostland Observatory at Red Rocks; this trip-hop/tribal collaborative team totally rocked the Rocks when they opened last year for STS9, and this headlining set will be one of the don't-miss shows of the summer. (7:30 p.m., all ages, $42.50-$75, plus fees)
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