Are your dance shoes ready to go for the weekend yet? We hope so, because we've got tons of places where you can lace up those shoes and shake that ass this weekend, including a Deeper reunion, a Sex Panther resurrection and much more. Keep reading for what's hot:
Two of Denver's most credible local DJs, Greg Eversoul and Nutmeg were the guys behind Deeper, a Sunday house, techno and tech-house night that ran at the defunct Snake Pit (now Beauty Bar) from 1997 through 2000. The pair is reunited tonight for Deeper 2.0 at Musik1st's monthly at Funky Buddha Lounge. (5 p.m., no cover, 21+)
Catch the recently crowned Waka DJ Classic winner ProJect Aspect along with Wyatt Lamond, Cloud-D, Kruza Kid and the Contra Band and Jeff Dubbox tonight in the Sound Kitchen at 753 Santa Fe Drive; its a fundraiser for a plan to build a geodesic dome for MHSM summer outdoor shows. (8:30 p.m., $10 donation)
Sex Panther is back again. Radical residents Max Klaw, J-Grilla and Jah Rocker drop huge dance floor bombs in a fresh, unique style. As always, the party is at hipster-friendly Beauty Bar. (10 p.m., no cover, 21+)
Tracks is hosting its second-Friday residency tonight, Deathwish; on the decks will be DJ Totentanz with residents DJs Starr and Dave Vendetta; in Heaven's Lounge, DJ Necrotek and DJ Amtraxx will be spinning dark and progressive techno. (9 p.m., free before 9:30 if you come dressed in cyber-goth attire, $5 before 10 p.m., $7 after 10 p.m., 18+)
Since Deep Dish split in 2006, the musical differences between Sharam Tayebi and Ali Dubfire Shirazinia have become readily apparent. Sharam turned out 2009's Get Wild, a vapid commercial club/dance album, while Dubfire went on to reestablish himself as a legitimate techno artist, as evidenced by his 2009 collaboration with Germany's Loco Dice, In the Mix: Ten Years of Cocoon Ibiza. Dubfire plays the main floor at Beta Saturday night with Carlo Lio; local upstart Wolfe is on opening duties. Rumor has it there's an after-party with H-Foundation. Use your best online social networking skills. (9 p.m., $10, 18+)
Sub.mission comes at you again this weekend with Truth, Helicopter Showdown, Dayquill and Raygunn, who perform Saturday night at Cervantes. (9 p.m., $15-$20, all ages)
EC Presents @ the Larimer Lounge Vol. 3 takes over the joint Saturday night with the Sub Swara crew, ill Esha and Fisk manning the decks. Euphonic Conceptions has done a great job thus far bringing in eclectic, complementary talent, and this will no doubt continue the trend. (9 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door, 21+)
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Zion III, an underground secret-location bash on Saturday night, will bring in such talent as Filo & Peri, 4-Strings, the House Moguls and Lea Luna, plus dozens of local supporting acts like Raptor, Digga, Thorazine, RUDEBOI and many, many more. Visit the Zion III Facebook page to get details on the venue. (8 p.m., all ages, $20-$80)
Another reunion: Unity Gain, which began in 2000 as a weekly party at legendary Boulder nightclub Soma, returns Saturday night at 2200. Liondub, Mr. Anonymous and Psychonaut spin dub and reggae; Patricia Hertz, Ejay and Ivy play house and disco. (9 p.m., $10, 21+)
And Sutra is hosting industrial act Kontrolled Demolition, with support by Tier 6, resident DJ Mudwulf and DJ Deathwish on Sunday night. (9 p.m., no cover, 21+)