Robin Roth has all your weekend dance picks picked out for you.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and even though we live in San Diego, it still feels like winter.
Get ready to bundle up and venture out, though, because there's plenty to do this weekend, starting Thursday night at Voyeur, where the dance floor will heat up with Dillon Francis. His brand new dubstep remix of Chuckie’s “Who Is Ready to Jump?” came out this week, so get ready to enjoy that and a whole lot more. Your ticket info is here. If disco is more of your vibe, head to El Dorado for the French Kiss Collective EP release party with Latin Lovers, Steve McQueen and Clever Cat. There’s no cover all night, and the first 100 people get a free CD. Check out this link for more details.
Friday night, things are going to be sizzling at U-31 with Go Go Bizkitt!, fresh off his mini-tour with Aeroplane. Go Go Bizkitt! is the disco/house alias of Tom Nelson, and since the start of the project in January 2010, the Edinburgh-born producer has been bringing his unique flavor of disco to dance floors of the world. Rounding out the lineup is Colour Vision and Richard Oh?! RSVP here for free entry before 11 p.m. At Voyeur, it’s Funkagenda. Over the last three years, Funkagenda has become a name synonymous with quality house music. With more than 36 individual tracks and two full-length DJ mixes, Funkagenda’s production and remix skills are highly sought after worldwide. And that’s not all: His DJ talents are also a permanent fixture in clubs around the globe. No cover before 10:30 p.m. with your RSVP.
Saturday, check out Morten Breum at Voyeur. This Denmark DJ has been doing his thing for the past 14 years. His last album, Drop, went No. 1 on iTunes, and the first single hit No. 1 on the Danish charts as well. He's played at many major clubs all over Europe, including in the UK, Italy, Turkey and France. Don’t miss an opening set from Audrey Napoleon as well. No cover before 10:30 p.m. with your RSVP. Over at the Casbah, it isn’t a dance night per se, but you’ll be jumping up and down as you reunite with friends from days gone by. It's been 25 years since the Pink Panther first opened its doors on Morena Boulevard. Back then, you could play 11 songs on the jukebox for a dollar. In case you didn’t know, the Pink Panther was a bar co-owned by Tim Mays (now of the Casbah). On any given night you’d run into the coolest mixture of people from all over San Diego and beyond, including mods, punks and goths. It was the place to be and be seen, and where I met some of my closest friends to this day. The reunion show this Saturday will feature Deadbolt, Manual Scan and the Amandas. Go here for more info.
Other Thursday through Saturday events are listed on my blog. Here’s to being more naughty than nice this weekend. See you on the dance floor!
Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10am to 2pm 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.