Weekend's best dance music bets: Sub.mission anniversary, Connie, Ana Sia and more
Another full dance card this weekend: Sub.mission celebrates its fifth anniversary with a big blowout at City Hall on Saturday, Connie (in her first-ever Denver set) and Ana Sia are both bringing the girl power in different genres this weekend, and they're balanced out by duo Thugfucker in that act's Denver debut. And along with the new blood, there are some old favorites returning this weekend, as well. Page down for this weekend's best dance bets.
Just Us presents Josh Manke versus Devious D and Aaron Lee versus Brian Bellas in a two-by-four ultra tag set showdown. It's being hosted by P.U.N.C.H.I.S. in Beta's Beatport Lounge; on the main floor, Sub.mission will be throwing a pre-party to get everyone hyped for the anniversary party tomorrow night (more on that later). The Midwest dubstep scene will be fully represented with Sub.mission artists as well as sets from Gritsy (Houston, Texas) and Latter Day Dub (Ogden, Utah) spin doctors. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$15)
Reno's DJ Sulli will celebrate his new Aspect Audio track "Sky's on Fire" at 2200 tonight along with Aspect Audio residents Ces, Steve Synfull and Brandon Bass. There will be free music giveaways -- the icing on the night-out-shaking-it cake. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Analog Space is kicking off the spring edition of Fever Pitch at the Meadowlark with guest DJs Josh Ivy, Tony Z and Roger That, plus Analog Space residents Peter Black and Narky Stares. The idea is to get a variety of Denver talent in the mix, and Analog Space has certainly succeeded in that regard. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
For the April installment of In2Deep's Elevate Patio Sessions on Saturday, Connie is coming in from New York City with Jacqueline and Maya Amack at the Funky Buddha. Connie's deep, sexy mixes will lead the ladies in what's bound to be a night to go down in the dance-floor annals. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Best of Denver award-winner AAMP is celebrating one year of party-throwing on Saturday with Thugfucker (in the duo's Denver debut) dropping some dirty, danceable house noises, Joey M, Ben A and Roger That will support. RSVP to AADenver2011@gmail.com for venue information. (10 p.m., 21+, $15-$20)
Robbie Rivera's banging house will blare through the Beta speakers on Saturday night, along with Peace Treaty and Jontron. (9 p.m., 18+, $15)
Sculpted Sound is presenting a second edition of Vaporize on Saturday night -- and those who were at the first Vaporize (and who have probably been lobbying for this second version) will know what that means: Out-of-this-world productions intended to, well, transcend reality. With an Astral stage and a Terra stage, and artists playing as big a part as musicians, you'll have to see it to believe it; slated are Mubali, Kaminanda, The Human Experience, E11even, Paradigm, Labyrinth, Alexander, Asymptotic, Solomoon, Buddha Bomb, Kalisama and e.l.f. Arrow. The venue (five minutes from downtown) will be released the day of the event. (9 p.m., 18+, $20-$25)
Ana Sia is coming in to headline Snowboard Colorado's magazine Release Party with B Bravo, Tree Thugger, Papa Skunk and Cloud D at Casselman's, where the bass is bound to permeate the room to the rafters. (8 p.m., 18+, $10-$20)
Remember Yuri Gagarin? Well, on Saturday, you might decide to join this version of the global Yuri's Night (appropriately subtitled Show Us Your Rocket) at 2200. There will be art performances and music by Earth, Chris Irvin, Just Ben, Schmid-E, Self Inflicted, Gindi, Coult 45 and Mentat. Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/230604. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15
Sub.Mission is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a blowout party on Saturday night at City Hall with the Deep Medi Crew: Mala, Vivek, Quest, Silkie, Truth and Commodo. Come celebrate some of Denver's biggest dubstep advocates. (5:30 p.m., 18+, $20-$25)
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