The Beauty Bar (4746 El Cajon Blvd.) will be back in action on Thursday, May 24, when two members of Baltimore's hip-hop breakout group Spank Rock-Devlin and Darko-drop in for a DJ set. Although the duo's contribution to the latest FabricLive remix series was a little less than stellar, rumor has it their live sets are out of this world.
Fresh from their widely acclaimed headlining performance at Coachella last month, Israeli psy-trance duo Infected Mushroom will perform at Multi Kulti (Ave. Constitución between Sixth and Seventh in Tijuana) on May 26 for a Naza Space Club-produced event. Do your homework before you go-while all the ads I've seen list their show at Multi Kulti, the duo's website and their MySpace page show them playing at Mexitlán. My bet's on Multi Kulti. Scheduled guest performers include John Phantasm and Nakamura.
Christopher Lawrence-one of the hottest names in trance right now and one of the world's most well-known DJs-is spinning at On Broadway (615 Broadway) on June 1. It's his first gig back on the road after suffering a spinal injury during his European tour. Later this year, Lawrence will be playing Honolulu's Love Festival and my personal favorite fête of the year, Burning Man.
There's a new party coming to North County-Wonder Tonic at The BLVD (925 W. San Marcos Blvd. in San Marcos) on June 2. This event, brought to us by the rave-kid music junkies at GoodBeats.com, takes place every first Saturday throughout the summer and kicks off with local house favorite Mark E. Quark alongside Russell Vargas, Dawn of Sound, Moody Eva and others. Sounds like it's finally time to give North County some love.