The Martinez Brothers bring that beat back. Plus: Guy Gerber, Nina Kraviz, Inc., Minilogue, more parties
Another brother act, Andrew and Daniel Aged from LA come on like "Black-winged angels of nu-R&B" and head up an evening of pretty darkness at the fantastic 120 Minutes monthly. With Brogan Bentley, S4NtA_MU3rTE, and Chauncey_CC. Fri/18, 10pm, $15 advance. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.com
Looking back, 2009 was a year of epic (as in actually epic) house records. The dancefloor-devastating treatment these two remixing Australians visited upon the Lowbrows' "Dream in the Desert" was a high point. They make their own lovely, hugely popular tunes as well.
Fri/18, 9pm, $20. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
No matter where you fall in the polarizing debate about what she represents in terms of the current state of DJ stardom, Russia's Nina Kraviz is defintely kinda weird and also definitely kinda magic. And she will make you dance.
Sat/19, 9pm-3am, $25 advance. Harlot, 46 Minna, SF. www.harlotsf.com