Several pioneering techno DJs grace the city this weekend, many of them still in their prime despite having cultivated long careers. Ellen Allien, the Berlin DJ and producer who reigned at that city’s legendary club Tresor for years, plays on a solid lineup at Good Room. Meanwhile, Detroit techno veteran Carl Craig will blast his beats at Le Bain, atop the Standard Hotel. For something completely different, head to Baby’s All Right to catch Cold Specks’ Southern Gothic signature taking on notes of Somali doom folk. 12/4Wolf Alice, PolyplasticBrooklyn Steel7 p.m., $25 For fans of Brit-rock and shoegaze, the U.K. outfit Wolf Alice is hard to resist. Their sprawling second album, Visions of a Life (released this fall), contains brash, headstrong pop-rock numbers alongside dreamy songs buoyed by synths and filtered vocals. The group is inspired as much by Arctic Monkeys as they are by the likes of M83 (producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen was responsible for that band’s hugely successful Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming) and My Bloody Valentine. You could throw accusations of derivativeness at Wolf Alice, but when their sound is this fun, who cares? 12/6Chad VanGaalen, Un BlondeRough Trade8 p.m., $15–$18 The Canadian multimedia artist Chad VanGaalen makes his own instruments as well as his own colorful, psychedelic music videos, both of which possess a sculpture maker’s attention to craft. But VanGaalen’s music is quality art in its own right. His newly released sixth album, Light Information, spins out lo-fi folk-pop numbers that will sound familiar to those who listen to groups like Woods, or even vintage Elephant 6 bands. He’ll headline Rough Trade with a fellow Canadian, the alt-r&b musician Un Blonde. 12/7Cold Specks, LA timpaBaby’s All Right7:30 p.m., $15 The goth-soul singer-songwriter Ladan Hussein, who goes by the name Cold Specks, emerged into the public eye in 2012 with her quietly powerful debut I Predict A Graceful Explosion. Her second album continued using droning soundscapes to isolate her cracked, mournful, forceful voice. On her newest release, Fool’s Paradise, Hussein takes a left turn, embracing her Somali heritage with songs inspired by the country’s