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.
(9 pm, free, 21+)
â Funk, house and disco are the peanut butter, nutella and bananas of the dance world: Great separately, addicting combined. Berlinâs Eddie C doesnât double dip his knives as he chops samples and grooves from deep record crated. Get up off that funk on Thursday at the High Water Mark. (9 pm, $5, 21+)
â On Friday, a hoard of Moogs, Rolands, Yamahas and maybe even a Korg or two will descend on the Alhambra Theater for Synth Fest. There are performances from LAâs Twin Braids, Rodent and Kool Skull as well as Exotic Club, Psychic Rites and many more. (4 pm till late, free, 21+)
â Lifted is not a party, according to its Facebook event page. Itâs a âfuckinâ revolution.â Over a dozen DJs divide themselves between Refugeâs two rooms on Saturday, one with big room electro and the other with, well, big room dubstep and trap. Nothing too revolutionary there, but it does benefit the Oregon Humane Society. (8 pm, $20-25, 18+)
â Also on Saturday, Club Crooks keeps on doinâ their trappinâ, jukinâ and clubbinâ at Holocene with residents DJ Izm and Mr. Marcus and featuring Danny Merkury and 107.5âs DJ Jerm. (9 pm, $5 before 11 pm, $8 after, 21+)