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.
• 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.
Find more info at www.astroloungbend.com and a thing called Facebook.