In this column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass.
(10 pm, $5, 21+)
â Let It Whip, a new-ish R&B and funk night at Holocene, has pretty much struck gold in landing Dam-Funk on Thursday night. The neo-funk and soul producer is in the highest of demand, and though this appearance will only be a DJ set, I say all the better. Let It Whip is all-vinyl, and I canât wait to see whatâs in the bottom of Dam-Funkâs crate. (10 pm, $10, 21+)
â Silent discos allow for a subtlety of sound normally lost on most club systems. On Friday, you can catch one of Portlandâs most delicate and intricate trap producers, DJTJ, at Rontoms. That is, if you havenât slummed through TJâs free monthlies at Chinatownâs groadiest for free, and donât mind paying $10 for one DJ and a gimmick. (8 pm, $10, 21+)
â After a few hours of crunkinâ trap and jersey club from hosts DJ Izm and Mr. Marcus, rapper Cassow makes a special appearance at the fifth anniversary of Club Crooks Saturday at Holocene. Though Beatrox member and deep house aficionado Danny Merkury is technically the special guest, itâs Cassowâs fiery rhymesâbacked by longtime collaborator Troxâs hyped-up beatsâthat make this anniversary truly special. (9 pm, $5 before 11, $8 after, 21+)