Weekend's best dance music: Alex Celler, Kill the Noise, EOTO, Tone of Arc and more

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If you feel like dancing this week, boy have you come to the right place. There's an unreal number of enticing options, and we've got the full rundown for you, from Alex Celler and Kill the Noise tonight at Beta to EOTO tomorrow night at the Fillmore, Tone of Arc and much, much more. The dance card is completely stacked. Time to dance like nobody's watching. Keep reading for the weekend's best dance music bets.

See also: - Getting stoned with DJ MU$A - Q&A with Jason Hann of EOTO - Review: EOTO and more at City Hall, 12/31/10

ALEX CELLER @ BETA | FRIDAY, 12.7.12 Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, is not one you automatically associate with electronic music. However, that's where Alex Celler (aka Alexandros Berdos) saw such stars as Juan Atkins and Jeff Mills in the late 1990s, and after Celler moved to London six years later, his love affair with tech-house was complete. He's since spun in the venerable London nightclub Fabric, as well as high-profile venues in Moscow, Amsterdam, Berlin and Ibiza, throwing down a minimal-tinged mixture of rare crate finds and cutting-edge tracks that have been supplemented lately with his own experimentation behind the mixing platforms (Celler's a prolific producer, as well). As much he might experiment, though, there's one thing he always keeps at the forefront of his mind when he's entertaining the masses, and that's a steady, danceable groove. He'll be entertaining the crowd in Beta's Beatport Lounge on Friday, December 7; Sergei Loginov vs. Shea Delany and DJ Lobot will support, and on the main floor, Kill the Noise, Fury and Coult-45 bring the bass. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$15)

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EOTO @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | SATURDAY, 12.8.12 Since String Cheese partially disbanded in 2007, things have slowed for some of the former members, while others have picked up the pace with new projects. The latter holds true for the String Cheese rhythm section of Jason Hann and Michael Travis with their current undertaking, EOTO (End Of Time Observatory). While EOTO began as a side project, with the pair indulging their looping and appreciation of DJ music in between SCI gigs, it has evolved way beyond that. While this has been a great way to reach the massive String Cheese fanbase already in existence, the two have also begun to gain momentum with new fans. VibeSquaD, NiT GRiT and artists Alex and Allyson Grey will also help entertain the masses at the Fillmore Auditorium. (7:30 p.m., all ages, $25) -- Patrick Sites

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NORAD hosts Sculpted Sound: Psychedelic Sessions V1.0 tonight with Tickets, Throw3r, Fume, Psyrrano and Alexander (9 p.m., 21+, $10)

Satori presents Tone of Arc tonight, hosted by Infinite Space Monthly; the duo/band comprises Derrick Boyd and Zoe Presnick in from San Francisco for your dancing pleasure. (9 p.m., 21+, $10 before 10 p.m., higher after)

It's first Friday again, which means you can get your music fix while gallery browsing in RiNo at the Infinite Monkey Theorem with Ejay, Brandon Bass and Uriah West. (5 p.m.)

A bass cloud lands on the Funky Buddha tonight with the Digital Connection and Doctype playing, well, bass-oriented music. Of course! (7 p.m., 21+, no cover)


Gigamesh, Mindelixir and Munson Meeks are due at the Marquis Theater. (8:30 p.m., all-ages, $14-$16)

Dancefloor king Sharam headlines Beta on Saturday night alongside Dragon and Jaceo & Vedic Dublin; in the Beatport Lounge, it's a Tech Connection, featuring Mescamatic, Fat Sweaty, Chris King and Kid Optimus. (9 p.m., 18+, $10-$15)

Looking for an underground smorgasbord of music on Saturday night? The SidewaysFive fundraiser features Foster, Timothy Hotz vs. the Rolf Monster, Erik Mitchell, Nommo, the Accountant, Citrus vs. Disorder Hardcore Brodown, Dismal Futures, Shimmer Shirt and MESS vs. CrowdPleaser artists. Stay tuned to the event Facebook page for location details. (9 p.m., 21+)

NORAD hosts Narky Stares, Ginger Perry, Gyp Dahip, Peter Black, MU$A and Vajra on Saturday night for a Sagittarius bash. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 for Sagittarians, $8 for other star signs)

The Blend is just in time for a holiday party at the Meadowlark tonight with Sami Tee and Ejay and a potential secret guest. Come get down in funky town. (9 p.m., 21+, $5)

If you're still going strong come midnight, ROOTS is hosting an afterhours party with Shaun Reeves, Bill Patrick, Hipp-E, Greg Eversoul and Bones at a to-be-announced location. (11:55 p.m., 21+, $15 or more)

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