Ok, two things of note going on in Central Square tonight, on both sides of the musical spectrum...
Over the past month or so we've been pretty hot on that monster GREY VALLEY GHOST track "They Way We Kill," naming it our current Mp3 of the Week and giving the zesty alt-rock ripper a few spins on WFNX, both on the morning Breakfast Show and Sunday nights on Boston Accents
Say you got this big job interview one day, and that morning some random film crew crashed your apartment and recorded every move you made: from waking up late, to showering, to getting dressed, to mindlessly eating breakfast in your still-wrinkled Urban Renewal-bought suit, to walking (confidently!) out the front door and into the world.
DANSER @ Milky Way
Remember watching Adam Ant on MTV back in the ’80s and thinking you could dance better than that choad? Danser finally gives you the chance to prove it, as the JP new-wave party tonight hosts a dance competition with a cash prize to the winner. Don’t stand, just deliver.
Yeah yeah, we know, you partied hard most of last week and the weekend, as Halloween pretty much began on Tuesday around Boston. And you did spend most of yesterday on the couch gorging on stale candy corn and leftover Mike-and-Ikes, waiting for the AMC premiere of "The Walking Dead." Tomorrow is Dia de los Muertos for a reason.
Throwed’s E-Marce teams up with man-about-town Texas Mike for this cleverly named Top 40/electro/party-jams night. The launch also features an ’80s theme, complete with a live Journey cover band — excuse us, tribute band. Whatever, we’re there for the $5 Cape Codders as if we were Steff in Pretty in Pink
MAKE IT NEW WITH DJ BLOODY MARY @ Middlesex Lounge
Berlin-based techno diva Bloody Mary claims that her album Black Pearlwas inspired by Charles Baudelaire. Whether that's like an indie band citing Oscar Wilde as an influence remains to be seen, but either way, this self-professed decadence seems suited for the fleurs du mal of Make It New’s dance floor.
@ Good Life
United Styles 6 descends on Boston this weekend, but the World B-Boy Cup afterparty at Good Life is where the true playas pop bottles. DJs On & On, Brek.One, and others throw down the reggae and hip-hop across two floors, with plenty of breakin’, poppin,’ and lockin’ to go around.
| MAKE IT NEW
@ Middlesex Lounge |
Make It New has been off the chain lately, with international guest DJs Michael Mayer, Dan Bell, and Efdemin beat-bombing the sleek weekly techno party. But summer is all about the residents, and this week, DJ Volvox and her dark blend of tech house lead the charge with familiar faces Alan Manzi and DJezus.
07.02 | MANUEL DE
LA MARE @ Rise | Last time an Italian DJ came to town, Pauly D left
behind a sticky mix of Axe and Ice Spiker. So Italy's
own (like, real Italy) Manuel
de la Mare, who must be pissed at his country's showing in the World Cup, has
something to prove. And the DJ/producer and Beatport Top 10 mainstay has a
versatile mix of deep house and techno perfect for all-night ragers.
If you’re familiar with BODEGA GIRLS’ balls-out booty attack, the details of “We Are Losers” won’t surprise — chunky electro-kickdrums, squiggle-vision synths, and gang vocals figure heavily in this track’s game plan. But the secret weapon is the alchemy they exhibit on the chorus, which is lifted from either the Violent Femmes or, better yet, Ready for the World’s ’85 jheri-curl jam “Oh Sheila.
THURSDAY 05.20 | SOUNDSCAPE
Caprice + Underbar