Scotty Coats, one of the founders of Detroit Bars Abstract Workshop, has had a good year. Hes the reigning OC Weekly Best Club DJ, works for Ubiquity Records (our pick for Best Record Label) and saw his Double Fisted collaboration with fellow producer/remixer Wes the Mes get a reissue on Rong Music/DFA. With that type of streak, why ring in 2009excitedly, pathetically, or otherwisewith anyone else? Hell be at the Pike bar in Long Beach, along with fellow spinsters Ryan Craig, Dirty Lo and the rather amusingly monikered Poppa De La Disco. Maybe some of his success will rub off on you, and youll make it a New Years resolution to release your own collection of phat beats.
Wed., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., 2008