Friday, June 4, 2010

Tonight: wet hot modern indie dance party

Oh hey look, another wet hot modern indie dance party tonight at the pill, taking on the new Summer of Britpop a decade and a half after the original and sprinkling it in glitter across the Allston Dance City. I love this time of year.

friday june 4:
dance party united
Fifteen years after the Summer of Britpop

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the Summer of Britpop, the pill not only rides high on the modern indie dance party shuffle through springtime in Allston Dance City, but also recalls the period in typical drunken celebratory fashion.

After all, we got our running start just two years and a season later over at the Upstairs Lounge on Causeway Street, the only real attraction in North Station as the winter sports teams were gobbling up lottery picks like we were swallowing ecstasy. A decade and a half later the sentiment remains, and though Britpop is just a fraction of the pill’s extended “Beyond” dance floor play list in the 2k10, it remains the foundation that built the party into what it is today.

This week, we carry the Boston dance night torch into summer, with the second of three all night dance parties before San Francisco’s Veil Veil Vanish darken up the neon strobe on June 18. The summer will be heavy on the dance party tip, letting resident good mixers DJ Ken and Michael V roll the shitshow from the booth, but we also have some excellent live performances lined up, including Brooklyn sky-gazers the Depreciation Guild on June 25, Worcester glow-pop heroes DOM on July 9 and the Postelles on July 30.

But before all that shines bright on our Abott Square corner, dance it up this week at to ace new tunes by Reporter, Penguin Prison, Two Door Cinema Club, the Postelles, Courteeners, Hustle Club, Designer Drugs, Sleigh Bells, The Heavy, Crystal Castles, Wolf Parade, Yacht, the Drums, Best Coast, Marina & the Diamonds, Delphic, Scissor Sisters, the Like and more.

See you Friday at the pill. Look sharp. xo

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