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After a month in hibernation, the club children have decided they can’t stand it anymore and have come out to play. Adam Dugas has co-produced a cabaret show titled WHATSHISNAME?—meant to recall Weimar and Berlin—featuring an all-star cast of downtown studs, indie-movie celebs, and big-time rock stars. Melissa Auf Der Maur (a Smashing Pumpkin), Maggie Gyllenhaal (our favorite actress from Secretary), Rain Phoenix (actress, singer, relative of River and Joaquin), Angela McClusky (lusty singer from Telepopmusik), and many others unite as the Citizens Band. Wednesday @ 9, La Bottega Lounge, 88 Ninth Ave, 212.242.4300


If you turned me into a boy who liked soul music who wrote for the New York Press, I’d be Dan Martino. Like the rest of us music scribblers, Martino moonlights, DJ’ing and promoting parties. Next up: the GET DOWN (motto: “From Motown to James Brown”) finds Qool Marv behind the decks with compatriots Cosmo Baker and WBAI DJs Emskee and Monk 1. Drag your ass to the BK. Thursday @ 10, Black Betty, 366 Metropolitan Ave, Bklyn, 718.599.0243


Giant Step’s tsunami benefit leads with luscious and deeply groovy Brazilian Girls (key lyric: “Pussy pussy pussy, marijuana”) headlining a roster that includes Platinum Pied Pipers, DJ Nickodemus (Turntables on the Hudson), Tyler Askew and Gamall (Rude Movements), and MC Nappy G. There’s a $10 minimum donation, with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Wednesday @ 9, Canal Room, 285 W Bway, 212.941.8100


Because I am sometimes soul music-retarded I’ve never managed to go to UBIQUITA, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this week. The party promoters promise that folks like Erykah Badu, N’dea Davenport, and Rosario Dawson will be dancing to the tunes spun by DJ Spinna and watching the performances by Gaelle, Tamar-Kali, and Psychochamber Ensemble. You’ll probably be too busy dancing yourself to notice them. For details on the after-party, see the music listings. Thu @ 7, Canal Room, 285 W Bway, 212.941.8100


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