Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nightlife: the week ahead

PHASE EFFICIENCY This new night brought to you by Basstown and the newly formed electronic arts community ElecSonic, pulls together a lineup of audio and visual talents on both floors of Good Life. Techno from Ecuador’s Balian, tech-house from Colombia’s Lu Saldarriaga, and live drum and bass from Chicago’s Sigi Mueller are just the tip of the electronic iceberg. July 1, 9 p.m. Cover: $5. 21+. Good Life. 617-451-2622,

PICĂ“ PICANTE Organizer Sara Skolnick describes Pico Picante as “the first of a series of nightlife events that pay homage to emerging genres that celebrate staples of Latin American music through electronic reworks, such as tropical bass, Moombahton and digital cumbia.’’ DJs Pajaritos and Oxycontinental, perform, along with live electro act PC//MM. July 2, 7 p.m. No cover. Lily Pad. 617-395-1393,
BOMBS OVER SWAGDAD One of the best-named Saturday night parties in recent memory finds Somerville hip-hop act Initials B.R. dropping bombs on the mike, and resident DJs Mikey Lee, Walkmaster Flex, and guest Ming Ming pumping a smooth mix of jams through the night. July 2, 9 p.m. 21+. Cover: $5. O’Briens. 617-782-6245,
TWIST & CRAWL It’s Fourth of July eve, which is like the New Year’s of the summer, so there’s no reason not to extend the good times to Sunday night. Paul Foley, the hardest working DJ in town, and Boston hip-hop standout K-No Supreme drop new wave, post-punk, indie and ’80s alternative. Do it for America, do it for freedom. July 3. 21+. No cover. Church. 617-236-7600,

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