I forgot what a thrill the first heady hits are and how much of an upper this plant is for me. I am firing on all cylinders and ready to report in the midst of this fantastic time-dilation. Over at the Siren's Song tonight it's 33 and a Third Thursday, an old skool (that's how cool people spell that word — don't question it) vinyl spin-off is going down with two of the most talented collectors working the 1s and 2s in the 707 presiding. Starting at 8 p.m. DJs Goldylocks and Fade will be showcasing their funk and hip-hop discs with a live mic open for lyrical tastemakers in the crowd to use. Get down, make love. Free.
Another type of free DJ curated event is going down at the Miniplex at 9 p.m. when the Humboldt Free Radio Alliance has its cassette mixtape release party. HFRA DJs will be spinning lots of tunes throughout the night. Come party with the pirates from 98.7 FM.
Also at 9 p.m. and over at The Jam, the Bay Area's Sun Hop Fat will be jamming its big jazz sound in the style of Ethiopian jazz from its heyday in the 1970s. Have you ever listened to musician and star of the phenomenal Éthiopiques series of compilations Mulatu Astatke? If not, literally drop everything you are doing and go listen to this absolute master of the form right now. Also on the bill is multi-instrumentalist/DJ Boa, as well as Dr. Oop playing with Helekinetic, a groovy outfit featuring members of defunct jam-funk Moo-Got-2. For $10 you have no reason not to moo-go-see this.