Richie Hawtin in Detroit and Paul Van Dyk in L.A star in our picks over the Thanksgiving break.
RICHIE HAWTIN, LOCO DICE & JOHN TEJADA @ CLUTCH CARGO'S
Wednesday, November 22, Detroit
The pitch: Watch the Detroit premiere of the Slices Pioneers of Electronic Music Vol. 1 flick then party afterwards with its main star and a humdinger of a line-up.
The cast: Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, John Tejada (live & DJ), Gaiser (live) and Clark Warner.
The bottom line: $50 (including movie screening 8-10pm), $30 party only.
- Event details: Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice & John Tejada at Clutch Cargo's
DIPLO @ SMART BAR
Friday, November 24, Chicago
The pitch: Instrumental hip hop and slick turntable action from some of the fastest hands in the biz.
The cast: Diplo, Flosstradamus and Bald Eagle.
The bottom line: 10pm - close. $15.
- Event details: Diplo at Smart Bar
BUTANE @ SIM BISTRO
Friday, November 24, Montreal
The pitch: Deep and woozy techno from RA.024 aka cooking with gas.
The cast: Butane, Tim Xavier, Pheek (live).
The bottom line: 9pm - 7am. $15-20.
- Event details: Butane at SIM Bistro
DJ ROLANDO @ BLUE
Friday, November 24, Miami
The pitch: Knight of Detroit techno heads southeast.
The cast: Sir Rolando and Nova.
The bottom line: 12:30am - 4am $20.
- Event details: DJ Rolando at Blue
JEFF MILLS & RICHIE HAWTIN @ AVALON
Friday, November 24, Los Angeles
The pitch: Two techno heavyweights square off at LA superclub.
The cast: Mills vs Hawtin in the main room. Trapez upstart Ryan Crosson provides the beats and bleeps on the terrace.
The bottom line: 9pm – 6am. $10 VIP before 11pm. $15 guestlist before midnight. $20/$30 door.
- Event details: Jeff Mills & Richie Hawtin at Avalon
PAUL VAN DYK @ VANGUARD
Friday, November 24, Los Angeles
The pitch: Trance king PVD proves not all Germans make minimal techno.
The cast: Paul Van Dyk, Jerry Bonham and Bamaca.
The bottom line: 9pm - 4am. $45 (glowsticks not included).
- Event details: Paul Van Dyk at Vanguard
M.A.N.D.Y & LEE BURRIDGE @ CLUB SHELTER
Saturday, November 25, New York City
The pitch: Get Physical playboys M.A.N.D.Y and Lee Burridge vie for the ladies in the main room of the new Shelter.
The cast: M.A.N.D.Y and a barrage of Burridge upstairs. Alexi Delano and Adultnapper bang it out in the basement.
The bottom line: 11pm - close. Advance tickets $20.
- Event details: M.A.N.D.Y & Lee Burridge at Club Shelter
KERRI CHANDLER @ PAWN SHOP
Saturday, November 25, Miami
The pitch: Ibadan supremo brings some soulful house to Downtown Miami.
The cast: Kerri Chandler and his records.
The bottom line: 10pm to 5am. $20.
- Event details: Kerri Chandler at Pawn Shop
DESYN MASIELLO & OMID 16B @ SKYBAR
Saturday, November 25, Windsor
The pitch: Old mates Des and Omid spin the best of sexy, housey prog.
The cast: Desyn Masiello, 16B and locals Abdul and Mike.
The bottom line: 9pm - close. $10.
- Event details: Desyn Masiello & Omid 16B at Skybar
TOMMIE SUNSHINE @ CROBAR
Saturday, November 25, Chicago
The pitch: New York disco punk Tommie Sunshine winds up the Windy City.
The cast: Mr. Sunshine and Crobar residents.
The bottom line: 10pm - 4am. $20 presale.
- Event details: Tommie Sunshine @ Crobar
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