Heavyweight Bass Rumble @ Bollyhood Cafe (Fri.)
"The late '00s have seen DJs and producers propagating glitchy mixes of experimental dancehall, electro-cumbia, kuduro house, and hip-hop from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. With the Heavyweight Bass Rumble night, local promoter the Slayers Club brings spinners from the East Coast, Pacific Northwest, and the East Bay, as Seattle DJ Crooked Clef joins DJ Taliesin from New York's Dutty Artz crew and Oakland's Chief Boima for a serious global throwdown at Bollyhood Cafe starting at 9 p.m., $5 if you arrive before 11 p.m. and RSVP here. Otherwise price goes up to $10." (Ron Nachmann)
Young Prisms @ the Hemlock (Fri.)
"With vocals firmly couched by and each song haloed with reverb, locals Young Prisms come from a school of hazy pop typified by Slumberland Records. This band isn't on that label, though. Like increasingly more acts, Young Prisms have liberally spread their releases over different imprints. There was a self-titled, five-song EP on Mexican Summer this year, plus another EP and split cassette elsewhere. The quintet's latest song, the bratty yet appealing 'Amanda Brown,' will soon emerge as a 7-inch. There's no rush for an album, then, but the live show should unite those fleeting portions into a solid meal. The band plays the Hemlock tonight, 9 p.m., $7." (Doug Wallen)
Fo' Sho' Fridays @ Madrone (Fri.)
Best way to sweat off some of that holiday excess? With "breaks so hard you might not ever come out your b-boy stance!" That's what the hosts of Fo' Sho' Fridays claim to bring to Madrone tonight. DJs MAKossa and Kung Fu Chris mix up hip-hop, soul, boogie, disco, and more starting around 9 p.m., and they only charge $5 to work it all out.