Friday, May 7, 2010

05.07: 'We Are The Mods' afterparty @ le pill

In a bit of stylish kismet, tonight the pill joins forces with the "We Are The Mods" screening at the Museum of Fine Arts (6:30pm, $10), busting out the classics and partying like it's 1999 at the Upstairs Lounge in North Station. We're also in bed with the Because Sound Matters folks, giving away vinyl records from Oasis, Muse and others, all while DJ Ken and myself spin the best in Britpop, Modern Indie & Beyond. Tonight's "Beyond" will have a bit more soul then usual...

Look sharp! Deets from the pill

friday may 7:
'We Are The Mods' screening afterparty
Because Sound Matters vinyl giveaway

Contaminated water crisis in Boston. Bomb scares in New York City. Oil spills on the Gulf Coast. Flooding in Nashville. Angry Icelandic volcanoes throwing down with European air travel. These are indeed sour times.

So while our dirty water city makes the Standells proud and stirs up near-riots in the markets, the pill strikes forward in a mod life clash of post-millennial disco fury. This week we team up with two entities dear to our modern indie dance party core, offering the official after party destination for the Museum of Fine Arts’ Friday evening screening of 2009 film “We Are The Mods” (465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 6:30 p.m., $10) as well as a British vinyl giveaway explosion from the folks at Because Sound Matters.

In conjunction with both promotions, this Friday night DJ Ken & Michael V add extra dashes of sixties, soul, mod and Brit classics to their usual dance party mix of Britpop, modern indie & beyond. Last year’s stunning directorial debut from West Coast-based filmmaker EE Cassidy centers around a 17-year-old who becomes engulfed in ‘60s British mod culture in present day Los Angeles.

The word: “Naive high school student Sadie sees the world through her 35mm camera. When she becomes infatuated with eccentric mod chick Nico, Sadie finds inspiration in Nico's world and emerges as part of the mod scene, both documenting and embracing the subculture's natty fashion, vintage scooters and soul music.”

Once the pill gets underway at 10 p.m., Because Sound Matters will be giving away records by Oasis, Muse, Tegan & Sara, the Black Keys and Talking Heads, complete with a merch booth by the door kicking in other free swag as well. Look sharp, dance proper, show off that purple heart and roll up in a Lambretta.

The mods return to Allston, the pill is forever. xo

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