IN an interview with the Australian pop culture site Stoney Roads last week, the Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele ¬– who tour the world making people dance as 2manydjs – expressed their dismay at the current crop of music festivals for being too predictable, too safe, too samey. I immediately snorted my hot milk out of my nose upon reading it, because we in the Glasgow nightlife scene set our calendars by 2manydjs’ annual early December visit to SWG3.

The good news is that their genre-hopping sets are pure musical Prozac: when the Dewaeles come to town, you’re guaranteed an absolute corker of a night out. Their shows are the stuff of legend, and you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone coming away from this without a smile on their face.

The same largely goes for Adam Beyer’s show at the same venue tomorrow night, although this is more of a hard-edged techno night than a free-rolling musical funfest. Stockholm heavyweight Adam Beyer, who heads up the Drumcode label and sits among techno’s global elite, brings his “functional and focused” sound to Finnieston. He’s backed up by local legends Slam, who are celebrating the end of another momentous year in their march towards techno immortality.

• Adam Beyer and Slam, tomorrow, SWG3, 10pm – 3am, £22.50

• 2manydjs, Saturday, SWG3, 10pm – 2am, sold out

Sub Club XXX Weekender

Here’s something that doesn’t come around too often: a chance to hear some of the most iconic house records ever made, in the city’s most beloved music venue. For the first show of its “XXX Weekender,” the Sub Club is bringing Chicago’s deep house pioneer Larry Heard - aka Mr. Fingers – to the Barrowland Ballroom for a one-off journey through the origins of the genre he helped to mould. Jazz-fusion obsessive Heard helped to steer house back towards a warmer, more musical direction, after the acid movement of the ‘80s took it into “post-human” territory. He’s backed up by two of the greats in Optimo and Subculture, who’ll also be going back to back at the Subbie afterparty.

Before that, though, there’s a midweek chance to flex those musical muscles as Belfast duo Bicep bring their renowned live show to the Barras Art and Design Centre. Purveyors of Italo, disco, boogie, funk and house, Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar gained a reputation curating the Feel My Bicep blog, where they catalogued the weird musical curios they uncovered while crate digging. Now they’re a force to be reckoned with in real life, as this massive headline show attests. They’re backed up by Hammer, and the afterparty has a DJ set from the headliners and Jubé back at the Subbie.

• Bicep, tonight, BAaD, 8pm – 11pm, sold out

• Bicep Afterparty, tonight, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £14

• Mr. Fingers aka Larry Heard (live), tomorrow, Barrowland Ballroom, 7pm – 11pm, £25

• Afterparty, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm – 4am, £12

Missing Persons Club

Two of New York’s finest underground DJs hit up the Art School tomorrow night to ensure that Missing Persons Club celebrates its fifth birthday in style. Volvox and Umfang represent the Discwoman collective, which showcases and represents female-identifying, LBGT, and forgotten artists in Brooklyn and beyond. Volvox’s last set here, back in January, was a masterclass in acid house and techno, so expect to be blown away in similar style.

• Volvox and Umfang, tomorrow, The Art School, 11pm – 3am, £10

Little Thoughts

Local promoters Little Thoughts have been keeping the mid-noughties indie flame burning with their regular Rum Shack parties, and to sweeten the deal they provide homemade biscuits on entry and donate all proceeds to charity. This month it’s the Youth Community Support Agency who’ll benefit from all those whisky and cokes you buy and then spill over yourself, so get down there and groove with gusto.

• Little Thoughts Christmas Party, Saturday, The Rum Shack, 9pm – 1am, £3