There are few things more disappointing than a DJ that plays predictable popular tunes on a loop (or, even worse, the same song several times in one night.) Fortunately, TRANSMISSION includes a bigger vision. With a Wednesday night playlist that promises “new wave, indie rock, British pop, mod, punk, post-punk, synth-pop, electro, guilty pleasures, and everything in between,” you could gather the most diverse group of music fans and everyone would still have a good time.

TRANSMISSION is a weekly radio program with a different theme on 89.3 The Current. The show’s DJ, Jake Rudh, hosts the event at the Varsity tonight, bringing the best in post-punk, new wave, and indie dance. Enjoy drink specials while you get down to an admirable variety of tracks. 9 p.m. $5-$8. —RO

Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St., Mpls., 612-604-0222, varsitytheater.org