@ Good Life
United Styles 6 descends on Boston this weekend, but the World B-Boy Cup afterparty at Good Life is where the true playas pop bottles. DJs On & On, Brek.One, and others throw down the reggae and hip-hop across two floors, with plenty of breakin’, poppin,’ and lockin’ to go around.
28 Kingston St, Boston | 10 pm | 21+ | Free | 617.451.2622 or goodlifebar.com
August is a good time to start thinking apocalypse, what with the student invasion set to return later this month. And the tech-noir kids at No Tomorrow have the dark dance soundtrack for the end times. DJs Mistaker and Volvox hold down the main room; VJ Zebbler welcomes Denver A/V misfit Cacheflow to the 2012 Lounge.
1254 Boylston St, Boston | 10 pm | 21+ | $5 before midnight; $10 after | 617.536.1950 or machine-boston.com
@ Enormous Room
Any party that’s affiliated with Bodega Girls is worth getting drunk at, and now Bodega boy King EvRock flips the dance switch with Acid, throwing in a hearty mix of garage rock with the usual funk, soul, and hip-hop jams. Dude is a street-walking cheetah with a heart full of party anthems.
569 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 10 pm | 21+ | Free | 617.491.5550 or enormous.tv
GALLERY WITH NICK CHACONA
@ Middlesex Lounge
DJ John Barera’s fairly new bi-weekly underground techno party draws a heavy hitter in Brooklyn’s Nick Chacona, whose “Love in the Middle” release off Mood Music earlier this year is the smoothest thing to emerge from New York since Robinson Cano’s sweet lefty swing. Deep house is now a deep threat.
315 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 9 pm | 21+ | $5 | 617.868.6739 or middlesexlounge.us
SENSITIVE THUG NIGHT
@ Good Life
Hey G’s, put down the kittens and stop phoning mom, it’s time to get down to some emotional hip-hop and R&B. This is a musical journey through the tender sides of DMX, Jah Rule, and Bone Thugs, and the lure of free PBRs should prevent it from getting too lovey-dovey.