Allnight May 27 2004

A quick guide to what's happening in nightlife each week

Protoculture addicts, Listen Up

Slick newbie Compound serves up its Friday night offering of DIRTY TOKYO, May 28. It's an aggressive assault on the senses fueled by DJs Kai Alice, Keiran and Daniel Gresham. Basically, a wet dream hot house for all of your secret Sailor Moon fantasies: Anime floods every screen, Geisha girls roam the floor and the cocktails are "Asian infused." A little Rhinoceros horn powder can go a long hard way, trust me. Rest assured, even if the manga-couture gods don't beckon you until later in the night, this party keeps the cross-Pacific action on until 3 a.m. Shukuga!

$10. 9 p.m. Compound, 1008 Brady Ave. 404-872-4621. www.compoundatl.com.

(Steve Yockey)

Designer imposter

You know the guy with the really deep voice who narrates all the over-dramatic movie trailers? You know, the guy that says things like, "In a world where black is white" or "he was a cop that played by his own rules." Well, if the movie-trailer guy ever dies without appointing a successor, comedian PABLO FRANCISCO's impression of that guy is so on target, he could replace him without movie-goers catching on. His Schwarzenegger is great too, but chances are someone will notice if Francisco — in town May 27-30 — shows up in front of the California Legislature instead of good ol' Arnold.

$20. Thurs., 8:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 and 10:30 p.m.; Sat., 7, 9, and 11 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 p.m. Punchline, 280 Hildebrand Drive. www.punchline.com.

(Heather Kuldell)

Rate = distance/time

Quicken that pace over to Midtown to celebrate the three-year anniversary of TEMPO at Lava Lounge Thurs., May 27. The pulse-racing entertainment for this installment of the long-running house night will be presented by resident DJs CHRISTOPHER SHEEHY and INC., as always, as well as special guest DAVID WATERMAN. Coming off a highly successful stint in Florida, Waterman makes his first appearance at Tempo bringing with him a history of house, developing through the progressive/tribal into the deep and dusky. Submerse yourself in the sweat-beamed sounds in Lava's basement of bump ... and grind. 'Cause I don't see nothing wrong with a little bit of that ole ...'

No cover. 10 p.m. Lava Lounge. 57 13th St. 404-873-4202. www.lavaloungeatlanta.com.

(Tony Ware)

Drafting up a floor(filling) plan

NUMINOUS AND HABERSHAM have been busy little bees. Not only are they organizing a night at the Crescent Room, and DJing it, but their Blueprint Recordings is celebrating over half a dozen releases, including tracks co-produced by MARCUS ANDREW — soon to be an expatriate — of Digital Witchcraft. He's but one of the nu_breed of Atlanta producers being showcased Sat., May 29, accompanied by MIKE ANDREW aka Decon. Come immerse yourself in the burbling, crisp, clapping builds, murky windings and syrupy crests of the local record label's progressive artists.

$5. 10 p.m. The Crescent Room. 1136 Crescent Ave. 404-875-5252.