For those who like to groove like funky robots, locals Vin Sol, DJ Havoc, and LL Cool DJ are experimenting with what they call a "techno hyphy" party. The event was originally scheduled to feature guest Disco D, but the Detroit-born/New York-based DJ born David Shayman was tragically found dead of an apparent suicide on Jan. 23. His cheeky wit and sense of humor on and off the turntables is being mourned from the Bay Area to Brazil (where he spent much time working), and he'll be memorialized with a suitably off-the-hook party on Friday, Feb. 9, at Mighty at 10 p.m. Admission is free; call 762-0151 or visit www.mighty119.com for more info. T.P.
Like many of its former patrons, My Place's lounge-y and hygienic reincarnation, Cip, died an untimely death. The bar's lack of popularity perhaps stemmed from the place being too comfortable, or having the unmitigated gall to use Lysol in the bathroom, or who the hell knows. The good news is that the Folsom Street Petri Dish returned last year, with its original name and crusty vibe in tact. And though it's an acquired taste for some, Metal Patricia hosts "Cheap Date" there, a rocking monthly that will satisfy both young and old metalheads, sissies, and substance abusers alike. While she pumps out classic arena rock, thrash, and Crüe-ish melodies, hipsters get trashed. The next Date happens this Saturday, Feb. 10, at My Place at 10 p.m. Admission is free; call 863-2329 for more info. Brock Keeling
Freddy King of Pants (aka Freddy Mollitch) hosts a mash-up radio program on Seattle's C 89.5 FM (third Tuesdays at 11 p.m. on www.c895worldwide.com), playing guilty-pleasure pastiches created by himself and a worldwide network of like-minded individuals who feel that, say, Fergie belongs in the Who and Janet Jackson needs to rock with Nine Inch Nails. The King of Pants hosts a special edition of his Seattle party "FrankenBOOT" in San Francisco, doing the hustle in the upstairs lounge of mash-up monthly "Bootie" on Saturday, Feb. 10, at DNA Lounge at 9 p.m. Admission is $12 (two-for-one before 10:30); call 626-1409 or visit www.dnalounge.com for more info. T.P.