Our mixed bag of holiday treats this week features soul, art noise, Russian-themed revelry, Prince sounds and retro-electro raving.
Fri., Dec. 9
Blackeyed Soul Club moves to a groovy new locale, The Monty Bar, a wood-covered bar with spacious dance floor and great sound. Stomp all night to '60s sounds with the city's mods and rockers. Resident DJs Jackie Hoodoo and Jason Pandora, and special guest DJs Howie Pyro (Dgeneration/Danzig) and Frankie Alvaro (Secret Affair). Free. 1222 7th St. Facebook invite.
Awesome noise duo Tearist perform at Das Bunker this Friday, and their sets are not to be missed. Bunker, as always, will have multiple rooms of dance decadence from the darkside. Dress appropriately. 4067 W. Pico Blvd. www.dasbunker.org
Sat., Dec. 10
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Rasputin, a new one from the crew behind Mr. Black, offers a "Russian Love Machine"-themed rager with foxy co-hosts/Russian dolls including Jonny Makeup, Candice Cayne, Courtney Act and more. DJs Aaron & Aaron provide the tuneage. Break out your furs. Free. At the Robertson, 665 N Robertson Blvd. www.twitter.com/RasputinLA
Love Sexy Controversy Parade is a sexy combo: a Prince-themed night, and the birthday party for voracious voguer Hector Extravaganza. Hosts include Alexis Arquette, Billy Burgess, Brandy aka London Fierce, the house of extravaganza dance group, and Melissa Brown. Midnight by show by Rupaul's Drag Race winner Raja and appearance by Detox Icunt. DJ Myles Matisse spins sounds related to the Purple One. 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hlyd. More info at www.xtravaganzacontroversyparade.tumblr.com
Old school rave partying pumps up Merry Funking Christmas, a holiday party featuring with house, techno, drum & bass sounds and more. DJs include Barry Weaver, Holly Adams (KCRW), Todd Spero (Ninja Skillz), Funguy (Hush Crew), Buster Parsons (Hush Crew), Philip Evans (Motion + Sound), Puzz:e Piece (Pork & Beats), Jaymystic, Scotty james, and J-life. At a "secure Los Angeles location." See www.hushcrew.com for more info.
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