Weekend's best dance bets: STS9, Avicii, Sydney Blu and more
Every time Sound Tribe Sector 9 heads to Denver, you know the techno-hippies are going to come out in full force to hear the livetronica act; if you're more into house or trance, then you'll want to catch Avicii and Sydney Blu. Page down to take a peek at what else is on this weekend's Dance Card:
Livetronica act Sound Tribe Sector 9 will bring its Great Cycle Spectacles tour to the Fillmore Auditorium tonight and tomorrow night; if noodle-dancing is your favorite way to express yourself, this is the place to be (all ages, 7 p.m., $30-$40).
Swedish luminary Avicii is playing a sold-out show at the Boulder Theater tonight with Jontron and James Egbert; his melodic house music has earned accolades from Tiesto, Pete Tong and more (all ages, 8 p.m., $48.50 - SOLD OUT).
SPL and Triage will headline Beta tonight; the dubstep/psychedelic/progressive/house/techno artist SPL (aka Sam Pool) will turn your expectations around, and the hard-hitting trio Triage will open. In the Beatport Lounge, Emote Music presents 5270 Crew with Maya Amack, Doc Noe, Jared Wehrle and Computer Tutor (18+, 9 p.m., $5-$15).
At Lumonics, DJ DRC hosts the inaugural Tune In Fridays; DJ DRC's work as a producer, lyricist and singer has been heating up San Francisco, and she'll be playing alongside Evenflo, McGRNWohnkey, DJ Raptor, Catch 22 and Hazy Meadow (all ages, 9 p.m., $20).
Bar Standard hosts Pleasure Dome Fridays; this week, you'll enjoy house beats by Marcus Mojo and Ricky Sinz (21+, 9 p.m.).
Sex Panther returns to Beauty Bar tonight; Max Klaw, Jah Jocker and J-Grilla will host this second-Friday bass party for your dancing needs (21+, 9 p.m.).
Sound Tribe Sector 9 will reconvene for the second night of its Great Cycle Spectacles tour at the Fillmore Auditorium tomorrow night (all ages, 7 p.m., $30-$40).
And if you have a ticket stub for STS9, you can get $5 off entry to the Bluetech show at Summit Music Hall (with support from Ill-Esha and Hoot); the socially conscious DJ/producer's organic, melodic and ambient noises have to be heard to be believed (18+, 8:30 p.m., $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door).
The first female electronica artist to get a top-ten song on Beatport, Sydney Blu, is headlining Beta on Saturday night; the dance queen will be joined by Cognition + T-Rav and Sergio Santana (18+, 9 p.m., $10).
House producer and DJ D. Ramirez will fill the Vinyl dance floors with bodies on Saturday night; Joman and Silo will share duties on the main floor, and Johnny Gear is lined up for the Glass Lounge (18+, 9 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door).
Porn & Chicken returns to Bender's Tavern on Saturday; the infamous Chicago party is hosting Paul Anthony, boyhollow, Orville Kline, DJ Inner, Atom Pushers and more (21+, 9 p.m., $5).
Brett Starr's House Revival returns to Funky Buddha, featuring three DJs mixing in-the-round; this week, Brett Starr (of course) will be joined by Rescue and very special guest Alexander East (21+, 9 p.m., no cover).
At Opal, the Dirty Funk Squad is taking over; listen to sexy, funky house beats by DJs Heather Suzanne and Dylan (21+, 9 p.m., no cover).
Bass party Orange is taking over Cervantes' on Saturday night with whomp by DJs Venom, Civil, Jay-R and Sikie (all ages, 7 p.m., $20)
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