It would be egotistical to call your event “Lords of the Underground,” unless the talent can live up to that kind of billing. Although the June 17th event is pricey with presale tickets at $25, where else will you see these names spinning—not to mention three different sets from Mark Farina alone, including a tag-team with Q-Bert. As Farina and Derrick both reside in the same genre of bumpity house and both hail from Chicago, Californian Q-Bert seems the odd one out. He is known instead for turntablism skills that have won his group, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, the DMC championship three years running. So even if you’ve seen Derrick, Farina or Q-Bert before, the fact that they are all lumped together in one curious lineup should be enough to bring you back out. (Dani Deahl)
June 17 at Metro.