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DJ Sat-One

Tues., March 15, 10pm. $3. Weekly. Grape Street Philadelphia, 4100 Main St., Manayunk. 215.483.7084. www.grapestreet.com

Newsflash: Our city's hip-hop scene is flourishing. Even if you haven't been paying attention, the folks at N.Y.C. label Babygrande have been. They've welcomed Philly's Jedi Mind Tricks and Outerspace to a roster that includes critics' favorite Jean Grae and a reinvigorated Brand Nubian. Scene veteran DJ Sat-One could be our next proud export, judging from the singles he's produced-one for Pacewon and Young Zee of Jersey's defunct Da Outsidaz (who've worked with Eminem), and one for aforementioned underdogs Outerspace. When he's not trading tricks with his DJ crew Skratch Makaniks (featuring Jay-Ski, Excel, Kwestion, AdamBomb and Rab) or laboring in the studio over his long-brewing full-length debut, Sat-One does a weekly night in the packed DJ room at Manayunk's burgeoning Grape Street, which has garnered a surprising amount of hip-hop cred since reopening at its new location. And he's also working with DJ Jazzy Jeff-not a bad mentor to have on your side. (Doug Wallen)



Fri., March 11, 9pm. Free. Khyber, 56 S. Second St. 215.238.5888. www.thekhyber.com

Now that those nostalgia clip shows on VH1 have become a new form of visual crack, can anyone even remember the last time they heard an '80s New Wave song that wasn't accompanied by one of Michael Ian Black's or Hal Sparks' snarky asides? Yeah, me neither. But DJs Sean O'Neal and Pussy Galore could change that with their new Khyber monthly Electronutz. They'll spin whatever indulges their nostalgia pangs-which might include poppy techno, electroclash, dancepunk, indie rock, Britpop, '80s, New Wave and everything in between-but without the commentary. Rumor has it the DJs are also happy to take requests. The result is something not entirely unlike a highly danceable episode of 120 Minutes circa 1992. In other words, there's absolutely no reason to stay home watching the umpteenth rerun of I Love the 80s or whatever. Also along for the ride this time around is guest DJ Dave Ghoul. (Maggie Serota)


Jerry & the Bobs

Sun., March 13, 10pm. $5. Silk City, Fifth and Spring Garden sts. 215.592.8838. www.silkcitylounge.com

When a friend suggested that Greg Lutzker, aka DJ Casey Jones, do a Bob Dylan-themed night, he was excited. More excited than most of the people who showed up, it turns out. "It was okay," he says. "I just got the feeling that I was the biggest fan there." So he expanded the night to include Jerry Garcia-he wanted to incorporate the Grateful Dead without doing an entire night of it-and Bob Marley. The latter is now the biggest draw, especially in the wee hours, when people dance to classics like "Kaya" and "Could You Be Loved." "It just moves to much more Marley as the night progresses," says Lutzker, who did a radio show in the early '90s while studying political science at Widener University. While he hopes all three icons will continue to build an audience for the night, he still likes to play more Dylan early on-"when nobody's there, for my own sake." (D.W.)

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