It’s the end of an era. The seven-year bitch has bitten the city’s sleaziest rock ‘n’ roll weekly in the ass. Squeezebox
, long a forum for naughtiness and nastiness comes to an end this week. The East Village’s notorious band the Toilet Boys help bid adieu, with the assistance of the Squeezebox house band, plus two of the city’s most formidable—and foxy—drag performers, Mistress Formika and Sherry Vine, hosting the festivities. With appearances from DJ Miss Guy, Jayne County, and Jo Jo Americo. Though with an ’80s comeback creeping in our midst, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a reprise before too long. Friday @ 10, Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich, 219-2850.
A Derrick May sighting is sort of akin to a Salman Rushdie sighting—he only blesses the common folk with his presence in NYC every so often, so this week’s show at Centro-Fly’s Subliminal Sessions is long overdue. The Detroit techno godfather isn’t the most prolific of producers—he’s still riding the very long coattails of his early Transmat releases—but he more than makes up for it with his technical prowess on the decks. May’s style is jarring, abrupt, and filled with dirty funk—dismissing all charges that techno is soulless and boring with a deft flick of his wrists. With resident and Subliminal Records honcho Erick Morillo. Thursday @ 10, Centro-Fly, 45 W 21st, 627-7770.
Danny Tenaglia’s right-hand man, producer Rob Rives, celebrates the release of his second artist album at Deep See. Recorded under the moniker Floppy Sounds, the disc reveals his early house music education via the legendary Paradise Garage and the Loft while exposing Rives’s more psychedelic tendencies. Deep house with techno and ambient flourishes abound; all signs are indicating that Rives might get a chance to revel in a spotlight of his own. Tuesday @ 9, Idlewild, 145 E Houston, 477-5005.