First, I'd like to congratulate local musician and promoter May*Star for the jaw-dropping turnout at last week's premiere of Club Pop Noir at Static Lounge. The ridiculously long line of partygoers (consisting primarily of scenesters painstakingly coiffed for their next MySpace profile pictures) extended around the block for hours. It made the line of people waiting to get in to nearby On Broadway look more like a checkout line at Albertson's. Static reached capacity before 11 p.m., causing hundreds of people to be turned away. Rumor has it the search for a larger venue is already in the works.
On April 13, electronica fans should head south to hear the turntable stylings of Josh Wink at La Candelaria (Zona Río, Tijuana). Wink, the man who founded Ovum Recordings with electronic music producer King Britt, has gained loads of recognition for his remixes of artists like FC Kahuna, Oakenfold and Ladytron. The energy at La Candelaria will be massive as Wink spins his mixture of techno, acid house and drum-n-bass.
"Don't ask, don't tell" takes on an entirely new meaning on April 14 at Club Montage (2028 Hancock St.) for Military Madness night. House diva Zhana Saunders will perform live for the sea of shirtless, hard-bodied soldiers, as DJ Dac takes control of the turntables. This armed-forces extravaganza rages on until 6 a.m., so pack whatever fuel you need to prove to these guys that you, too, have what it takes to be "an army of one."
U.K. electro artist Whitey is dropping in for a gig with his live sidekicks at Tentáculo Bar (Plaza Pueblo Amigo, Tijuana) on April 19. The past year has been one insane show after another for Whitey and his band as they've been bringing their fuzzy, synthy electronic rock to every corner of the globe while touring with kids like LCD Soundsystem, Iggy Pop, New Order and The Buzzcocks. Local favorites Monchis and Wero will start the night off in style.
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