L.A. duo the Crystal Method haven’t had a whole lot of time to tackle club turntables while working on their forthcoming studio album (expected out in early ’09) and a weekly Friday night radio show (Community Service on Indie 103.1), but that’s all changing with their latest tour, which kicks off this week, first in the O.C. and S.D. and then right here in their hometown. We expect the epic dance mixes and beat blitzes that made TCM’s Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland biggies in the electronic scene and beyond, plus samplings — or at least some snippets — of the new stuff, and mind-blowing rock-influenced surprises, too. Giant at Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sat., Oct. 11, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. www.clubgiant.com. A jazzier dance jam will be had at the monthly Soul Sessions shindig in Chinatown, which celebrates four years and counting with a guest set from Om Records’ J-Boogie (his Dubtronic Science release “Soul Vibrations” is brimming with old-school hip-hop mojo). Along with fellow Frisco funkster King Most and local groover Jeremy Sole, this session should be especially jubilant. Also featuring an “Art For Change” exhibit (and giveaways of Shepard Fairey’s Obama “Hope” poster), plus an outdoor vendor fest. Grand Star, 943 N. Broadway; Fri., Oct. 10, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; $10. www.soulsessionslive.com. And finally, Circus Disco celebrates its 35th (!) anniversary this week with a White Affair and beefcake bash featuring male exotic dancers, a Madonna impersonator and other flamboyant festivities. Circus, 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; Fri., Oct. 10. www.circusdisco.com.
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