New raving in July
New Indie Mafia
Sonotheque; Jul 6
The first Friday of the month can be seen as a celebration of light—of green laser pointers and pink glowsticks, at least. Jordan Z mixes new rave alongside surefire electro-dance hits.
Smart Bar; Jul 12
Relive the heydays of both drum ’n’ bass and trance when this Dutch hybrid act drops the needle.
Fancy Footwork Tour
Empty Bottle; Jul 14
Local hip-hop blender Flosstradamus joins Rockwell-sound-alike Chromeo on its album tour—day-glo sunglasses required.
Klaxons at Pitchfork Fest
Union Park; Jul 15
The Brit band is named after that air-raid siren that called ravers to the dancing field. It’s sci-fi dance-punk should work magic in a festival setting.
Funky Buddha Lounge; Jul 31
OUTdanced! hosts the hyperstylish female duo with a fondness for face paint in a live set.—John Dugan and Maude Standish