Tender is the night train: Sean Price, Ill-Esha, Dubstep Beat Battle, Nerd Nite, Radioactivity, Simian Mobile Disco, and more great parties this week
Breakbeat specialist turned harmonic dubstep heroine (with occasional acid crunk overtones), the Daly City Records artist brings a decade of experience and some spicy live vocals to the tables. This special release party for her new EP includes Brit glitch-hoppers Glitchy and Scratchy, B. Bravo, Slayers Club DJs, and everybody's favorite cuddly purple noise-monster, Mochipet.
Sat/20, 10 p.m.–3 a.m., $10. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
The adventurous-eared monthly Frequency party brings in this super-talented, kicked-back, bearish Brooklyn rapper — as one-half of the classic Heltah Skeltah, Price rocked and rucked the '00s, on his own he's rolling over tasty Lee Mason "Shady Blues" samples. With Danny Brown, Moe Green, Quelle, and DJ Joe Quixx of Oakland Faders.
Sat/20, 10 p.m.–3 a.m., $10 advance. Mighty. 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com