Coupla Guys, Lotsa Dolls
When the creative forces behind two of dance music’s most innovative acts take to the decks, you know you’re in for a delirious evening. Arty dance-rockers Fischerspooner are always a visual delight, but their eccentric music sensibility is what helped the group transcend New York nightclubs to become global sensations. Similarly, British beat busters Dirty Vegas create soundscapes that fuse styles and genres — rock riffs, ambient rhythms, house tempos — in unexpected ways. Fischerspooner’s Warren Fischer and Vegas’ Steve Smith are sure to provide multifaceted sets that will make for a magical and magnificent club night. Also with explosive grooves from Guns ’n’ Bombs, DJ R-man and mixtress Ariel Cybana. Avalon, 1735 N. Vine. St., Hlywd.; Thurs., May 24, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 21; $20 pre-sale. (323) 939-2161 or www.wantickets.com.
Speaking of mixtresses, one of our fave monthly indie raves, Hang the DJs, offers their annual All Girls affair this week, featuring fierce female bands like Mika Miko and a royal court of sassy gal selectors, including Ana from Dim Mak, Cory Kennedy, DJ Dia (Club NME, Underground) and mas chicas TBA. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Sat., May 19, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; $10. (213) 413-8200.
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