Tonight: Far East Movement and Hyper Crush at Showbox SoDo, LasaRose at Lucid

Far East Movement, with Hyper Crush, The Cataracs, Dev, DJ Eye. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 628-3151. 7 p.m. All ages. Best known for their electro-hop party hits "Like a G6" and "Girls on the Dancefloor," this Koreatown, Los Angeles-based quartet sounds like an alcohol-fueled equal-parts mixture of LMFAO and The Beastie Boys. After making the impressive leap from Interscope Records interns to Cherrytree Records signees, the group opened for the likes of Lady Gaga, N*E*R*D and Kelis--experiences that solidified their understanding of the importance of showmanship. Now on their own headlining "Lazer Tag Tour," FM is ready to take Skytop Supra sneakers, skinny ties and bass-heavy beats to a new level. It might not be serious hip-hop or pretentious electronica, but it's perfect to chase down a drink--or a bottle. NICK FELDMAN

LasaRose, with The Prospect. Lucid, 5241 University Way NE, 402-3042. 9 p.m. $10. LasaRose's MySpace tagline is "Funky Folk para todos!" And that's enough for me. If you managed to miss the other five shows the Barcelona band played in Washington last week, then here is one of the few sixth chances life will ever give you. Who knows why the jazzy, bass-groovin' band has been playing so many shows around a town that's usually too hip to dance? Whatever the reason, I'm not complaining. MARY PAULINE DIAZ

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