Jesse Saunders and former Denver resident Matthew Bandy on this weekend's Dance Card
You can get your chance to be a go-go dancer for Global Dance Festival at the end of June -- or, you know, just watch a lot of sexy go-go dancers wile their wares. The Church has Go-Go Auditions tonight, featuring the sounds of Kostas, Trajikk, and Jontron alongside the standard resident DJs of the Church: Hycloud, Skye, Floorbangers and others. The ladies will be strutting their stuff to the max, and in terms of eye candy, you won't want to miss this one! Ladies 21+ pay no cover all night. (9 p.m., 18+)
Aaron Thackeray This could be you at the upcoming Global Dance Festival.
We know it's a drive, but if you're anywhere near Vail this Friday night, Omega and Language Love are launching some whompy fun at Paddy's Pub for Bridging the Music's Dub at the Pub. Omega always throws down hard and fast with the bass turned all the way up, so if you make this one, you won't be disappointed. (9 p.m., )
For something on the lighter, spiritual side, Tao of Bass is at Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery and will feature meditation with David Stevens of Yoga of the Mind, Qiqong with Brian "Seraiah" Wood, and aura healings from David Stevens and Rochelle Fisher to the sweet sounds and dance works of DJ Illnaughty and others. (9 p.m., all ages, $10)
The Socialites with DJ Petey throw down for Forever Fridays at Beta. (9 p.m., 21+, $5) The legendary Jesse Saunders -- the originator of house music -- is headlining What Is House? at the Oriental Theater, part of Saunders' Art of the DJ tour; the show will feature mind-blowing visuals and carry listeners through the history of electronic music, from house to the dozens of different sub-genres of electronica we hear today. Locals Uriah West, Rescue, Brett Starr and Joey M will support this epic show, which goes till 3 a.m. Sunday morning, so feel free to stop by late! (9 p.m., 18+, $15)
Funky Buddha is hosting Matthew Bandy this week for House Guest! Saturdays; the Limestone Recordings founder and former Denver resident will be supported by Steve Synfull and Greg Campbell, plus resident DJ Wushu in the main room. Ladies' drinks are only a dollar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (9 p.m., 21+)
The Blend is keeping with its intention of wide-ranging genres and sounds by bringing in Bones on Saturday night to the Meadowlark, joined by Blend resident Hoang. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 cover)
Bassnectar will be at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison this Saturday with Beats Antique and ESKMO. The promise is to "paint the rocks with bass" and people are eating it up; the show is sold out, but we know you have your ways of finding tickets, don't you?. (8 p.m., All Ages, $?)
If you don't manage to find tickets for the show, there's still the after-party at the Gothic Theatre to look forward to. FreQ Nasty, Welder, Sidecar Tommy, David Satori and more will be celebrating the bass with live visuals, painters and performers. (11:59 p.m., 16+ w/ valid I.D., $20)
Altered Egos is celebrating its one-year anniversary at Vinyl this Saturday alongside Hycloud, Soulshocker and Seamus. Get some electro and progressive or get dirty to hip-hop, house and mash-ups. As always, DJ Danny is in the basement with more hip-hop, and Dave Peacock is on the roof with more party hits.
Saturday night, there's support for Pride Fest at City Hall with Girl Pride featuring DJ Tatiana, DJ Shina-G, DJ Blaque Gurl, DJ Corona, DJ Pnut and more, with special guest Kitty Crimson and the country stylings of DJ Shannon upstairs. There will be dance lessons from Susie Pringle and 15$ Corona buckets all night long! A portion of the proceeds will go to the GLBT Center of Colorado. (8 p.m., $10-$15, 18+)
Get some jazzy beats with Montecomp Electrosoul featuring vocals by Venus Cruz and keys by Brandon Sullivan at the Living Room this Saturday. Venus Cruz is the first lady of Future Jazz Project and has her own radio show, JAZZ ODYSSEY WEDNESDAYS on kuvo.org 89.3. (9:30 p.m., 21+, no price listed)
AC Slater, Dragon and Jontron join FUNhouse Saturdays at Beta, with Temporal Productions in the Beatport Lounge. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
If you missed former Denver resident Matt Bandy on Saturday night, you can catch him on Sunday afternoon at Spill Lounge. (3 p.m., 21+)
To wrap up Pridefest this weekend, there will be a Sunday night special surprise event at Vinyl. Come see Climax on the Roof featuring Pride Fest with $1 draft and $2 well drinks. (4 p.m., 18+, $12)