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The QCC’s Friction Two Year Anniversary Party

Friction Two Year Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 12

It is intriguing to think about how the experience of live, DJ powered electronic music, in its most intense moments, is often described as an almost religious experience. It could be the way the bass affects the body, allowing you to lose yourself in the music, so similar to transcendence through meditation and prayer. Or it could be the way a community of people flock to a certain place every weekend to be with one another and share a common interest. There are a few parties and places in Buffalo that host a regular bass-a-thon, but one of the most consistent for the last couple of years has been the Queen City Cartel’s Friction party at DBGB. This Saturday (Nov 12) marks the two-year anniversary. “We threw our first party in November of 2009. It was an incredible party. It was golden,” said Steve “Medison” Rittner, one of the founders of the QCC, in an interview last year. Yeah, you’ll see the same core group of people and DJs from last month and the month before, but there will inevitably be some new sounds, and new faces to be heard and seen, and they are usually welcomed quite warmly with a space to dance in and a beer to sip on. DJs Stuntman, Medison, Paul Kunzi, Brother Bear, and Looney Tunes will spin all they’ve got for Friction’s two-year anniversary party this weekend. Amen. —cory perla

9pm. Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St. (240-9359). $5. 21+.