There's always a sense of embarrassment when a DJ has to squash his pride and, for the benefit of his pocketbook, spin the likes of Young MC and the J. Giles Band at weddings (eww). But many a party jock started out this way—including Lee Burridge. The black sheep of progressive house has roots in both the U.K. and Hong Kong, and is hoping to sow his musical oats for the second time in a year in Minneapolis this Friday at everybody's favorite place to mesh with the plastic crowd, Envy. Backing Burridge's chunky underground funk (that's as quirky as he is) tonight is a host of local scene staples: Eccentric Beats' Phil Good and Moksha, Too Much Love's Soviet Panda, Bach, Nathan Vox, and Cities of Gold—all-around a great night to be a Minneapolitan. Come support the crew in their own environment so they don't find themselves stuck in Chanhassen spinning for the bride and groom anytime soon. To purchase presale tickets visit www.vitalculture.com.
Thu., Nov. 6, 10 p.m., 2008