As the prolific rapper Nelly once said, “it's getting hot in here (so take off all your clothes)”… By “here” we mean Los Angeles, of course! Summer clubbing calls for way less attire; more, shall we say, refreshments; and a general reduction of inhibitions, good judgement, etc. This week's recommended events will allow for all three, on the dance floor and off. Go ahead and burn it up, but be careful out there, creatures of the night!
Friday, July 8
Don't paint the town, just paint the Dragonfly at Red Devil Disco, the Boulet Brothers' latest themed bacchanal featuring “dark disco devilry and live stage pleasures.” bringing the debauchery of the bros legendary miss kitty bashes but adding a twist each month, this one–in collaboration with LADEAD™–promises floor shows and devil doll dancers from nightlife imps and pimps including Rudeness, Chrome Girl, Miss Miso, Bunny Fontaine and more pansexual performers. Electro, 80s, EBM and more spun by disc demons DJs Xian, Slash Fiction and Nelstar. 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. www.misskittysparlour.com
Sat., July 9
One the founding femmes on the electronic music scene, DJ Colette makes a rare appearance at Balance. Makes sense, as the spinstress/vocalist is one of the few who skillfully balances vox and beats. The soiree also a birthday bash for one the club hosts. Joshua Heath & Adam Auburn spin too. At King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd. www.balance-la.com
Sunday, July 10
Marking two years of fuzzy fun, Bears In Space promises to make your “Monday miserable” (or at least extra burnt out) with a special afternoon parking lot party and beer bust featuring guest DJs Bus Station John (Tubesteak, SF) and Mike Trombley & Scott Zacharias (Macho City, Detroit), plus resident DJs Nitedog (Black Disco) and Chris Bowen (Brutus) and eveing performances by Jackie Hell, Phyliss Navidad, Rahab, Honey Bee & Miss Barbie-Q. At Akbar, 4356 Sunset Blvd. 2 p.m. Facebook invite here.
Wed., July 13
Magic Wednesday was candy raver dance central in the late '90's, a place that brought the color and craziness of the underground scene to a real club locale (the now-shuttered Ruby) and managed to sustain the — yes– magic, on a weekly basis, butterfly wings, glitter, neon whistles and all. It's a different world these days, but promoters Jason Jay and Auro Michael (along with some new party partners including Evil Club Empire's Bruce Perdew) think the time has come for the electronic music gathering to return. Aiming to counter the “mass corporate rave monopoly” as Michael calls it, with this slightly more intimate but big-on-beats bash weekly revamp, the magic is back, 18 and over and promising name DJs from back in the day and today. At Vertigo's, 801 W. Temple St., dwntwn. Facebook invite here.