This weekend in Tampa Bay clubland features three shows all built around house music or breakbeats. Read more below.
Dennis Ferrer Ichicoro ANE, located in the basement of Station House in St. Petersburg, is a great place to spend the end of your night dancing, and the people behind L8 Night Flights have been at the helm of many of the parties for the last year. On Friday, the crew celebrates its year anniversary with 48-year-old New York producer and DJ Dennis Ferrer, who brings his afro-centric house to the basement ahead of his late-June and July tour of rooms in Canada, Belgium and Spain. Fri., June 21. 10 p.m. $30. Ichicoro ANE at Station House, St. Petersburg. l8nightflights.com.
DJ Heather w/Jask/Austen Van Der Bleek/Coro There’s been a lot of death going around the Bay area music previews lately, and DJ Heather is feeling the pain, too. Last month, the Chicago house DJ lost a friend and Windy City legend, DJ Darrell Woodson, who was a gentle and omnipresent figure in the city’s local scene. Heather brings his spirit — and her own soul-influenced selections — to this club on the SoHo-NoHo border. Fri., June 21. 10 p.m. $15-$20. The Kennedy, Tampa. eventbrite.com.
X Factory Tribute w/DJ Santana Back in the day, before algorithms soundtracked our lives, radio broadcasts from inside nightclubs provided an easy way for listeners to mindlessly set the tuner and party for a few hours on a Friday or Saturday night night. In the aughts, DJ Rose and the X-Factory (broadcast on the old Wild 98.7-FM) used to be one of those programs, and on Saturday a few nostalgia seekers will stage an evening of old-school breaks in hopes of tapping into the magic for a bit. Sat., June 22. 9 p.m. Hyde Park Cafe, Tampa. INFO.
TAMPA BAY CLUB CALENDAR
June 21, Headbanger Boogie: Ambition w/DZT/Inner Realms/Wolfsaibot/Arabi (5 Star Dive Bar, Ybor City)
June 21, Brondo (The Ritz, Ybor City)
June 21, Taking Back Fridays w/DJ Heathen (Orbit 19 Lounge, Holiday)
June 21, Terrapin (Muddy Water Kava & Tea, St. Petersburg)
June 22, Medasin (The Ritz, Ybor City)
June 23, Wolfgang Gartner (Shephard's Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach)
June 23, Ol’ Dirty Sundays w/Diamond D/Erok (Crowbar, Ybor City)