Friday, June 11, 2010

TONIGHT: Modern Indie dance party @ the pill

Ahh yes, the day after winning Best Dance Night in the latest Phoenix poll, we get to show Boston why. So much going on -- last day at the Boston Herald, World Cup kickoff, Bret Easton Ellis new book -- and the latter is the theme for tonight's party. Let's merge.

friday june 11:
dance party summer
britpop. modern indie. disappear here

“People are afraid to merge on freeways in [Boston]. This is the first thing [you] hear when you come back to the city. [DJ Ken] picks [you] up from [Logan] and mutters this under [his] breath as [he] drives up the onramp. [He] says, ‘People are afraid to merge on freeways in [Boston].’

Though that sentence shouldn't bother [you], it stays in [your] mind for an uncomfortably long time. Nothing else seems to matter. Not the fact that [you’re twenty-one] and it's [June] and the ride on the plane had been rough and the couple from [Cambridge], who were sitting across from [you] in first class, had gotten pretty drunk. Not the mud that had splattered on the legs of [your] jeans, which felt kind of cold and loose, earlier that day at an airport in New Hampshire.

Not the stain on the arm of the wrinkled, damp shirt [you] wear, a shirt which looked fresh and clean this morning. Not the tear on the neck of [your] gray argyle vest, which seems vaguely more eastern than before, especially next to [DJ Ken’s] clean tight jeans and pale-blue shirt”

And certainly not the all-night dance party this Friday at the pill, the last in a three-week stretch before San Francisco’s Veil Veil Vanish joins us live on the 18th and New York’s Depreciation Guild crashes the stage on the 25th.

Not the new Bret Easton Ellis book “Imperial Bedrooms,” which is released June 15 and serves as a sequel to “Less Than Zero,” the copyright-infringing inspiration for this bulletin. “All of this seems irrelevant next to that one sentence.”

So while people, 25 years later, are still afraid to merge, DJ Ken and Michael V spin the summer time modern indie dance party this Friday night at the pill, inspired by the mindset of Ellis' characters and scattered across a checker-board Great Scott dance floor.

Disappear here. Look sharp. Merge. xo

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