Twig the Wonderkid, named "Best Rock 'n' Roll DJ" in our 2009 Nightlife Awards Issue spins electro, disco, new wave, rawk and indie alongside DJ Bastard on the ground floor.
One of our favorite types of human beings are the flashy and trashy kind, second only to those who don't take themselves too seriously. This, then, is our perfect dance party filled with perfect people: There's grilled cheese and tater tots served at the bar, classic 80s and 90s dance hits and old-school rap fueling the party, and no dress code enforced. In fact, you might see resident Jay McElfresh wearing a marching-band uniform or wizard robe because why not a marching-band uniform or a wizard robe? FREE
DJ Mustachio mixes Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue and more, with a free salsa lesson starting at 7pm. Food and drink specials all night including 1/2 price fondue and $25 pitchers of sangria. FREE
False Aristocracy's Lena Marquise and Frances Eugenia host alongside DJs Mike Dextro, Proper Villains and Alexander Bassett a dance party gone arty; performances by Mademoiselle Lena and Mary Cyn blend with custom visuals by Myles Blake and Brian O'Blivion. Check falsearistocracy.com for details.
Why sit in your apartment listening to the Smiths and wishing you were dead when you could be in the basement of Lit Lounge listening to the Smiths and experiencing a sweltering mass of sweat and self-promotion? "Best DJ" winner of The L's 2009 Nightlife Awards, DJ Jess helms the tables with DJ Bastard for a night of 80s new wave and Brit pop. (Not so coincidentally, Lit was also named "Best Post-Breakup Night Out Spot" in our Nightlife Awards.)
BYO board games and have a drink to unwind from Monday drugery. FREE
Josh Wildman and Andrew Kuo spin indie on the main floor. Hugs! Tears! Indie Rock!
Curran and guests spin after metal bands perform downstairs.
Different guest hosts each week join DJs Micprobes, Dimitry!!! and Dances with Girls on the lower level to throw a themed party, complete with drink specials, champagne and an eclectic mix of electro and party jams. Check myspace.com/six_six_sick or 66sickparty.blogspot.com for more info.
DJ Holla and guests spin dance punk and electro every Tuesday on the main floor.
Danceable new wave, punk and Brit pop, courtesy of Harley Newton and Cassie.
"All Black Everything looks like leather jackets, Beatle boots and black t-shirts. All Black Everything sounds like Led Zeppelin, Joy Division, Alice Cooper, the Chromatics, the Black Keys, the Roots, the White Stripes and Prince." In other words, black dress is encouraged. So is dancing. DJs Johnsville, Roofeeo and Marcos Udagawa host a rock 'n' roll-inspired evening that makes that last part easy.
D.J. Rekha spins Bollywood style beats with popular music. $5 - $16
DJs Krunk Pony, Robbie Loggia and eck$ get your money maker moving with a mix of disco, funk, house, breakbeat, electro and hip-hop. Drink specials aid this process, as do the 70s movie visuals. It all goes down every Thursday in the basement.
Randolph Hernandez hosts the weekly DJ & dance party. Happy hour from 5-9pm with drink and food specials. $10