Eight Gigs: Gardens & Villa

Sat., Nov. 14, 9 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $14

How about a Saturday of dark disco dance music polished off with indie-pop whimsy? Gardens & Villa return on the heels of a THIS Midtown block-party appearance in September, and arrive with fellow Los Angelenos De Lux to recapture the dance-party essence at Harlow's. Both bands are fresh off summer releases on en vogue labels: Gardens & Villa with Music For Dogs on Secretly Canadian and De Lux with Generations on Innovative Leisure. Both offer the bite of intelligentsia in their rhythm-driven songwriting. It will inspire equal parts movement and zen-pop nihilism. Sure to go down smooth with a craft cocktail. 2708 J Street, www.gardensandvilla.com.