Astro Lounge is the bass-fiend's place to be

Depending on your taste, the Astro Lounge (939 N.W. Bond St., Bend) may or may not be the epicenter of the local nightlife scene.

One thing is for sure, though: This weekend, sidewalks around the popular downtown bar will ripple with bass as it hosts not one but two evenings of earth-shaking, ear-quaking electronic music. The headliners both nights are affiliated with Hollow Point Recordings, the electronic record label run by globetrotting DJ/producer and Bend native Sam “SPL” Pool.

The details:

• Tonight brings an appearance by Portland's Nathaniel Knows, brooding creator of dubstep, hip-hop and trap music. Dude's beats say dance music, but his aesthetic is all kinds of punk grime. Also spinning tonight: DJ Harlo and Matt Wax. 9 p.m. Free.

• On Saturday night, the Slipmat Science crew will bring in Triage, a trio from Portland that trades in dubstep and drum 'n' bass with epic, dramatic overtones. And two of these fellas are from Bend! They'll be performing alongside Ill-Efekt, Lyfe, Prajekt, Rada and Critical Hit. 8 p.m. $4.

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