The weekend proper starts off with a full evening of psychedelic alt rock as L.A.'s Mild High Club and Hemingway play Blondie's, along with Humboldt's Something Simple.
First, let's take a moment to appreciate the fine play on words: "Mild High" Club — ha! Okay. The Club is the musical output of one Alexander Brettin, and sounds like you're on drugs in hazy, dreamy, lazy-brained way. If you dig 13th Floor Elevators, Brian Jonestown Massacre, e.g., you may want to haul yourself over to check it out. DJ Positive Idiaz spins at 7 p.m., and the night goes on from there. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7 and are available at the Works, People's Records and Wildberries — get $2 off admission at the door if you bring a can of food to donate to Food for People.
Some Kind of Wonderful
Humboldt's own-personal-Jesus-with-a-turntable DJ Red will stand and deliver you back to 1980s dance hall days at Richard's Goat.
He'll spin you right round (like a record), taking you one step beyond, until you'll find yourself gazing into the mirror in the bathroom, face flushed, but don't worry — you're pretty in pink.
This party out of bounds begins at 9 p.m., no cover.