Love is in the air! It’s that time of year where we shell out lots of money on dinner, flowers, candy, teddy bears and anything else that shows our affection for that special someone. Make sure you don’t spend it all this weekend, though. Plenty of pre-Valentine's shenanigans await you, starting Thursday when Designer Drugs invade Voyeur downtown. If you’ve never seen this New York-based grindhouse duo before, don’t miss your chance. No Body will do an opening set and you can get more info plus RSVP for the no-cover-before-10:30 p.m. list here.
Just down the street at Fluxx, world famous Russian DJ Arty will trance the night away. In 2009, Arty released his first production at the age of 19. By 2010, after many singles, collaborations and remixes, Arty reached position 78 in the Top 100 DJs election of DJ Magazine. In 2011 he was nominated in the category of Best Breakthrough DJ at the International Dance Music Awards and there’s no stopping him in 2012. Jason Ross, Dropset and Kevin Vazquez round out the lineup. Get ticket info via this link. The other event that caught my eye is happening at El Dorado: Clash of the Electro 10 Year Anniversary. DJ's Gabe Vega, Saul Q, Rchrd Oh and Miss Lady D will dish out the electro clash all night long and there’s no cover. Go here for more info.
Friday join me for another free monthly Pussy Galore event at the Whistle Stop. I’ll be spinning electro, indie, Britpop, ‘80s and more with Jaime Ali. Plus, live performances from the Napoleon Complex and Joanie Mendenhall, who will be throwing her new video release party that night. More details here. For you disco/house enthusiasts, the second installment of Lip Lock at the Lincoln Room has your music fix with DJs Thee Mike B (LA/Fools Gold), Clrvsn and Tres’. Info via this link.
Saturday at Winstons in Ocean Beach, Elev8 and Liquid Geometry present a night of glitch and dubstep with headliner Freddy Todd, plus local support from OSAL8, HM.T DM.T and more. Additional info here. Events where you can get in before 10:30 p.m. with your RSVP include the Red Lips Party at El Dorado and Hook n Sling with Rifet Ziadeh at Voyeur.
More Thursday through Saturday events are listed on my blog. Here’s to working off all the goodies you may be eating over the next week and I’ll see you on the dance floor.
Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. For more info about upcoming gigs, check out her event blog. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.