Electro will not go away. Maybe electroclash, but electro ain’t leaving us anytime soon. One of the artists destined to have some staying power is Tiga, who, although he made his name on a kitschy hit (a remake of Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night”), has a production repertoire that defies the usual one-trick ponies. The Canadian DJ-producer is in town just in time to promote his latest mix on Studio K7 as part of the venerable DJ Kicks series. It’s a departure from the collection’s usual pseudo-sophisticated fare—Tiga’s entry is quirky and playful, with tracks that veer away from electro, delving into four-on-the-floor, Giorgio Moroder-esque beats. Saturday @ 10, Centro-Fly, 45 W 21st, 627-7770.
Tiga might be around past next year, but Fischerspooner, I’m afraid, will not. Catch them before they fall: Their shows are great fun—albeit in a high-school-play kind of way. They brashly lip-synch, dance awkwardly to Janet Jackson-worthy choreography, and change costumes 100 times a song. You will not be bored, but you might be nonplussed, or perhaps inspired: “If they can get $2 million for this, surely I can make a few mil, too!” With the esteemed DJ Hell. Tuesday @ 7:30 and 10:30, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., 777-6800.
While they are retro, do not call Metro Area electro. The boys, Darshan Jesrani and Morgan Geist, traffic in a past that all these Johnny-come-latelys owe their whole career to, but don’t actually acknowledge. Italo-disco, electro-funk, and early house all make appearances during their whimsical DJ sets. This week, MA share deck time with super old-school New Yorker Pal Joey. Oh, and did I mention Darshan dances better than every DJ in the city? Thursday @ 10, APT, 419 W 13th, 414-4245.