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FRI | WINTER WARMER FESTIVAL at FILLMORE | 2/14/14 Since dropping his debut solo album Dreaming of a Bigger Life, Michal Menert has been steadily touring the country building a grassroots following in the same way Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights did when he first hit the scene. Menert has won fans over with his galactic spaced out grooves, which draw heavy influence from the golden eras of soul, funk and hip-hop, and he's proven he can move a massive room. On the heels of a great show at the venue this past November, Menert returns to the Fillmore for the Winter Warmer with the Polish Ambassador, Mikey Thunder, Late Night Radio, Krooked Drivers.
SAT | SAVOY at THE FILLMORE | 2/15/14 Savoy is the kind of body-rocking electro act that goes down easy with the rock kids but can still set an underground dance floor ablaze. Think a younger version of MSTRKRFT with a drummer thrown in for good measure and you're in the right neighborhood. Pair solid tunes with a kicking live show and you've got a recipe for success. (7 p.m., $41 and up) -- Cory Casciato
FRI | HOT SINCE 82 at NORAD | 2/14/14 Before taking a three-year break from deejaying and producing, Hot Since 82 (aka Daley Padley) lived up to his moniker, going from being a scene fixture in his late teens and hosting a well-received club night in his home town of South Yorkshire, England, to landing a coveted residency at Cream in Ibiza. After being away from the music for a few years, he rediscovered the warehouse rave scene and realized that the house music he grew up loving was still around. Last year he released an album, Little Black Book, that showed just how far this he's come in his career. Combining old-school abilities with impeccable taste, Hot Since 82 offers up smooth, sultry mixes that ignite audiences worldwide. If you're looking for the perfect soundtrack to lose your mind and your worries to, look no further: Catch Hot Since 82 at NORAD this Friday, February 14, with Hoang and Keepers. (9 p.m., 21+, $20)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Body Language joins Falcon Punch and Mantaray at Bar Standard for the always-funky Friday night party. (9 p.m., 21+, $5-$15)
Mike and Rena headline UNDERGROUND at Milk this week with Seth Nichols and Kevin Callison supporting. (9 p.m., 21+)
Beta hosts Skism and Mayhem on their Rage by the Pound Tour, supported by Mystical Influence and Grym; in the lounge, Mike Gervais and Nick Payne offer up some underground techno. (9 p.m., 18+, $15)
Still up late after a full night of romance? Head to the Techno Valentine Afterparty at the Fusion Factory for some late-night dancing. (1:30 a.m., 21+, $10 and up)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Francis Harris (aka Adultnapper) headlines NORAD with Sami T for a night of dance action! (9 p.m., 21+, $8 and up)
Sander Kleinenberg takes over Beta's peerless sound system, with Cognition + T-Rav and Jaceo + Vedic opening things up. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Coral, the psychedelic trance legend from Seattle, stops in at the monthly ION party at Lumonics with E11even, Skyrocker, Miss Vibe, Sunra and Echo Squeeze. (9 p.m., 18+, $15)
It's House of Buddha night at the Funky Buddha, hosted by none other than Uriah West this weekend. (7 p.m., 21+, free)
Vinyl hosts Shit Robot with Need & Necessity and Uncle Buck. (9 p.m., 18+, $5 and up)
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