People behind the Dark Room are taking over the space formerly known as Eleven. In its second weekend of life, the Annex kicks off Tiswas 2.0, with hosts and resident DJs Nick Marc and Spiky Phil. Headlining the night is U.K. band Editors, who are sort of like Interpol (who, you may remember, everyone thinks are sort of like Joy Division). Peter Hook of New Order is spinning afterward, making your head spin with the conflation of everything old meeting everything new. Now we just need something blue. Also: See the Short List (under Friday). Sat @ 10, the Annex, 152 Orchard

Perhaps it’s not fair to compare them just because they are both German techno labels (sort of like comparing two bands because they have female singers), but between Kompakt and Perlon, I’m more of a Perlon girl. They’ve yet to meander into dangerous trancey territory, and their records, by artists like Sammy Dee, Zip, and Ricardo Villalobos, tend to have a bit more swing. PHONO, the only techno party at a superclub, hosts Pantytec (Sammy Dee and Zip together), who will spin and play live for the duration of the night. Locals Plexus and Kevin McHugh give them a break. Sat @ 11, Avalon, 660 Sixth Ave, 212-807-7780

Everyone knows that if you don’t give them an event to participate in, bloggers will just stay dressed in their pj’s all day. Folks from the two leading music blogs, Fluxblog and Stereogum, square off for a rematch at the new party PHILTH-Y. Flux’s Matthew Perpetua flexes his musical muscles using the likes of Cristina, Abba, Junior Senior, and Goldfrapp. He better come armed to the teeth, because he’s facing three Stereogummers—Scott Lapatine, Jed Teres, and Jim Jazwiecki. It’s on! Wed @ 9, Luke and Leroy, 21 Seventh Ave S, 212-645-0004

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 10, 2006

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