Eli Escobar @ Bar Smith

New York-born DJ/producer Eli Escobar probably has developed a serious case of burning ears by now, considering how many folks have praised the electro-house hustler's kinetically charged remixes online during the past few years. Music bloggers across the globe have gushed about the glitchy and aurally enticing soundscapes he creates, whether it's his "carefully crafted '80s disco boogie" reworking of Stevie Nicks' "Stand Back" or his work with hipster songstress Amanda Blank. Escobar will spend an evening at Bar Smith, 130 East Washington Street, on Wednesday, January 12, spinning alongside the likes of DJs Jake Goldsmith, Aaron Hempsey, and Senbad. Doors open at 9 p.m. with a $6 admission. Visit www.statesidepresents.com.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.