The city is so vast that many musical legends sleep among us. Sal Principato, of Liquid Liquid fame, comes out of hiding to bless the decks at Roy Dank and Brennan Green's monthly jam Pop Your Funk. Free rum from 10 to 11, plus the man who helped create the "Cavern" LP spins golden, delicious tunes. It might not get any better than this. Thursday @ 10, APT, 419 W 13th, 212.414.4245
Does anyone remember drum'n'bass? Think back real hard to what was probably the first d'n'b record you ever heard, Goldie's Timeless. That was a gorgeousif not exactly timelessrecord. The Metalheadz DJ-producer returns to town with an armful of some of the best dubplates around, and these days, Goldie's mixing skills are a ton better than when he first started touring, which means he's doubly dangerous. Thursday @ 10, Sullivan Room, 218 Sullivan, 212.252.2151
The normally apolitical dance music contingent mobilizes for Who's America? with sets from American drum'n'bass DJ Dieselboy and house jock Junior Sanchez, while El-P and Aesop Rock represent hip-hop. With the Perceptionists, Hanger 18, and more in this anti-Bush event sponsored by Urb magazine, System Recordings, and Definitive Jux.Wednesday @ 8:30, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey, 212.533.2111
Just when you thought raves had completely disappeared, here is To the 5 Boroughs, a completely free, completely underground, totally bona fide rave with a bazillion local techno, drum'n'bass, and house DJs performing all day long, including Agent Orange, Christian Bruna, and Jason Blackkat. Sunday @ 10 a.m., location to be announced, 973.265.8864, riotsound.com
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