When: Sat., Oct. 29, 9 p.m. 2011
We can sit there and be all like, "Um, no, the early 90s were actually gross, not romantic at all, kiddos," but why kill dreams? Hi-NRG gets a brutal tech-house treatment courtesy of local duo Yen Tech, who present extremely aggressive (and idealized) sound-alikes of the Real McCoy's "Run Away" or 2 Unlimited's "No Limit" (minus the divas). Front man Nick Newlin has got some serious mojo, rapping like an ESL German space freak in his jacket-minus-shirt ensemble. Ideal setting for this: a sticky basement where 20-year-olds in mesh dresses are doing poppers in the back room. —Liz Armstrong Ghille Vanilli headlines; the Drum, Yen Tech, Winston, Sich Mang, Supreme Cuts (DJ set), DJ Tralala, and W/E Boo open.
Price: donation requested