Thursday, June 30, 2016

4 Electronic Shows to Start Your Fourth of July Weekend with a Bang

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 6:25 AM

click image Bachelors of Science are set to bring the drum and bass to Upstairs Lounge on Sunday, July 3. - VILEN G/FLICKR
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  • Bachelors of Science are set to bring the drum and bass to Upstairs Lounge on Sunday, July 3.

For some, Fourth of July weekend brings to mind popsicles, pool parties and patriotic rock music. For the less traditional, this holiday weekend represents a diverse handful of opportunities to get down to electronic beats all over the city. From melodic dubstep to smooth, deep house, there's something for every taste in St. Louis to celebrate the Fourth of July. Check out four of the best electronic shows coming to town this weekend. 


Groove Sessions w/ Jameson, Steve Tuohy, TLEC
10 p.m., $5-$7. Upstairs Lounge, 3131 S. Grand, St. Louis. 314-773-3100. 
Production company NAPALM prides itself on bringing innovative talent to their events, with a self-proclaimed "quality over quantity mission." Groove Sessions is guaranteed to bring that quality, with local deep house DJs Jameson, Steve Tuohy and TLEC performing. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds (Jameson is deeply influenced by classical music, while TLEC was exposed to many genres after living all over the U.S.), these artists will no doubt be throwing down unique, rhythmic sets that will start your holiday weekend on a groove-filled note. 


StL Massive w/ Russ Liquid & many more 
5 p.m., $20-$25. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis. 314-276-2700. 
Update 3:19 p.m.: Minnesota and Filibusta have left the bill and will perform together at an August 20 date. Connector never disappoints when it comes to bringing heavy-hitting, bass-filled talent to St. Louis. This show is packed with two stages and twenty artists, the most popular of which undoubtedly being Minnesota. With an innovative hip-hop/dubstep sound that often incorporates euphoric melodies, it's no surprise that Minnesota has played shows and festivals all across the country, with a yearly visit to St. Louis since 2013. Supporting acts Filibusta and Russ Liquid bring a surprising amount of diversity to this lineup with their respective funk and future sounds. This event also includes live art, vendors and even a barbecue dinner for all attendees. Plus, the age restriction is eighteen and up, giving St. Louis' under-21 crowd a chance to get down as well. 

Sexy 'Murica w/ Michael Bishop
9 p.m., free. Hiro Asian Kitchen, 1405 Washington Ave., St. Louis. 314-241-4476. 
What could be more patriotic than free entry, deep house and Asian food? This non-traditional show put on by house and techno group Spin Cycle will be held at Hiro Asian Kitchen, a popular restaurant located on Washington Avenue. Michael Bishop will bring a sexy sound that perfectly compliments the late night snacks and delicious drinks that Hiro Asian Kitchen has to offer. 


Bachelors of Science, Machete 
9 p.m., $10-$15. Upstairs Lounge, 3131 S. Grand, St. Louis. 314-773-3100. 
If you're still wanting more dance music at the end of your weekend, look no further. Seletka's drum and bass Sundays at Upstairs Lounge are made all the more exciting with the addition of west coast DJs Bachelors of Science and Machete. Boasting one of the best selling drum and bass albums of all time, Science Fiction, Bachelors of Science embodies the fast-paced style of this genre. Machete is also no stranger to the field with his career starting over two decades ago in LA. With their mature talent as well as local support, this event is the perfect way to end the weekend (and kick off the 4th itself!) with a bang. 

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