Ettiem and I.K.E. Photo by AiLien Draheim.
10 p.m., Downtown Music. $5.
The monthly dance party Cool Shoes, curated by long time party promoter TJ Deeter and hosted by the local mp3 blog thediscoitch.com
, seems to be a pretty established commodity at this point. Every month, for at least the last three, throngs of young people come and get down to the same sorts of fresh-off-the-web jams hipster kids in far more metropolitan spots are getting down to (three cheers for the democratizing power of the web). This installment harkens back to the roots of Cool Shoes. Folks who've been around a little while remember the Hush Hush parties Deeter used to throw at the Public Theater. Friday at Cool Shoes features vets from those parties, DJs Ettiem, I.K.E. and Deeterix. Also, the much-buzzed about electro-pop trio Style Guide
returns to party for a short set, and Cameron Holifield continues his vivid and bizarre video art installation.