Weekend's best nightlife: Bass Kleph, Fred Everything, James What, Two Fresh and more
Catch Fred Everything tonight at Bar Standard.
Fred Everything of lauded labels Lazy Days and Om Records will be headlining at Bar Standard tonight; the house legend will receive opening support by Jacqueline & Swank and Brett Starr. (9 p.m., 21+, $5-$10)
Got Bass brings a dope show to the Beatport Lounge on Saturday night with The Digital Connection, Vinnie Maniscalco, Dirty Little Thieves, and Bathdub. Also, check out some of Vinnie Maniscalco's recent remixes that have been getting some local and national spins. Cover before 11pm is $5 for 21+, $15 for 18+, and it increases just a tad for both after 11pm.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem winery hosts specialty wines and live music for First Friday; Ejay and Jon Nedza are appearing as Hotbox and Gazeebo, and you can expect plenty of classic funk, soul, house and disco. (5 p.m., 21+ but family-friendly for parents with kids)
At Beta, Droog (featuring Andrei Osyka and Brett Griffin) will be pumping its tunes through that impeccable sound system with Mike McCray and the Real Wolfe opening things up (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Bringing on the live element and keeping the groove mellow and deep is Ableminds at Cervantes. You know what's even better than that? This is a free show for 21+ before 10pm, and with The Biz, Lost Optical, Parvata, and the Peacock Revolution opening up the Ballroom, why would you even risk getting there later? Ableminds blend the live-band aspect with the electro-bass perfectly, creating not only a party atmosphere, but a live show that is never the same.
Head for the hills for the third Full Moon Gathering of 2012 on Saturday; musical guests Essell, Miz Astrid, Charlie Koval, Zane, Trip Coffin, Scott Everett, Tess, Deciprocal and Baggett will provide the tunes, and the Happy Ass Ranch will provide the atmosphere. Visit www.hearttheearth.org to sign up for a mailing list with directions. (21+, $10-$15)
NORAD hosts Hacksaw on Saturday night, featuring Daegon, Sidney Frost and Nick Payne; it's bound to hurt a little bit -- but in a good way. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover before 11 p.m., $5 after)
Beckley & Krootz take over Vinyl on Saturday night with just about a metric ton of support by way of Dielan & Lewis, DJ Digga, DJ Lee Harris, Jon Sidberry, Barazza Brothers and Phabric8. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$15)