JFK, half of the techno dance-punk duo MSTRKRFT, will be spinning records and crafting beats this Friday (Feb. 5), at Pure Nightclub on Chippewa. MSTRKRFT is the current creative outlet for former Death From Above 1979 bassist Jesse Keeler (a.k.a. JFK). After the demise of that band, Keeler combined with DFA1979 producer Alex Puodziukas—also known as AL-P—to create the dance party entity that is MSTRKRFT. In 2006 the duo released their first album, The Looks (Last Gang), which was full of thick modulating synth lines and Daft Punk-influenced vocoder vocalizations. Their 2009 followup, Fist of God (Dim Mak), stayed the course with similar tones and sounds, including plenty of phased-out guitar solos, and more cameos by artists such as John Legend and Ghostface Killah. Most casual listeners might recognize MSTRKRFT for their countless remixes—arranged in three volumes—of songs by bands including Wolfmother, Bloc Party, , Chromeo, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Locall Factory Nightlife DJs Kyle Moody, Jesse Aaron, and Lil’ Joe will warm up the crowd for what should be a wild and sweaty dance party in the middle of frosty Buffalo.
10pm. Pure Nightclub, 75 W. Chippewa (853-5555). $15-$18. Ages 18+