Full Flavor Music will host an event the last Friday of each month at Appaloosa Grill, starting this week with West Coast/Detroit techno artist Monty Luke. Luke started producing techno in the early 2000s and made a name for himself by the end of the decade with the tracks "Paranoid" and its follow-up "Panic Attack." He showed off his housier side with "Into the Wilderness," released late last year on Denver-based record label Full Flavor Music. ($5, 21+)
Another new monthly, Therapy, also kicks off this week at 2200, the former Gallery 22/Loft space. Portland's DJ Aarta from the Architects headlines this Friday's event. He's done remix work for Alexander East and has a number of original releases on Pacific Northwest house label Uniting Souls. Local support from Sami Tee (from the Blend) and Styles Davis (Treehouse Collective) as well as Therapy residents Brett Starr and Rescue. ($5-$7, 21+)
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Saturday afternoon, 2200's patio will be in full effect with Mike Bryant (Intrinsic Design, M_nus) and Doug Singer (Sunday Best, K-Dance), both out of Brooklyn, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. residents Jens Irish and Jeff Bartosik, Louis Marr, Jon Foster and Denver House Authority. Beer and Barbecue items will be served outside, and the party will relocate indoors at 10 p.m. The patio will reopen at noon Sunday, with DJ Aarta, 2200 residents Brett Starr and Brandon Bass, and guests Sean Michaels and Brian Camarena. (no cover for the patio, 21+; $10-$12 inside, 21+)
Saturday night, Germany's Alex Niggemann will play at Funky Buddha. Niggemann spent time with the massive Get Physical label before starting his own imprint, Soulfooled with Marc Poppcke and Oliver Fritsche in 2010. In2Deep residents Jacqueline and Swank also perform. (no cover, 21+)