Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Soiree LA, Outdanced Chicago and more

The East Coast seems to be in a bit of a quiet time, hopefully as we all get ready for lots of amazing events starting tomorrow night. LA picks up the coastal slack with a new party for Pound for Pound, the Soiree karaoke party. I've told my horror experiences with karaoke before, from losing my k-card in the presence of famous musicians to doing it with four people in a tiny room who were practicing for an actual karoake night at a bar. I say all of this to let you know that I don't have any obsession with this, this is a really cool looking party and could possibly even convert a self-professed karaoke. It happens every second and fourth Tuesday at Ola Cita (336 Hill Street) and it's a real party. With real DJs. Including one of the best LA has to offer, Daniel of LA Riots. He's joined on the decks by Bianca O'blivion, Maurice de la Falaise and Larry of Club Underground C.E.O., they'll all bring you the best in indielectronewnowave fun, the perfect soundtrack while you figure out what John Denver song you're gonna pick. It's hosted by the lovely Scarlet Casanova, Linda Love Lace is the MC for the night, go out and see beautiful people butcher good music. Yeah!

-Up north a bit, Hold Yr Horses goes down in San Fran. Bigstereo.net brings you this dance party every second and fourth Thursday, as resident DJ Rchrd Oh?! brings in a special guest to help drop some of the hottest electro, house, post-punk, Pound for Pound music. Tonight, he's got one of the best joining him as Lights Down Low's Sleazemore comes through to destroy you and this dancefloor. That's the dancefloor at Aunt Charlie's (133 Turk & Taylor), 10-2, $3 cover.

-Chicago, they don't seem to take any nights off and tonight's no exception as Outdanced does its weekly thang. Tonight, you get to hear live music from Laser Crystal and Clique Talk, plus DJ sets from Hunter Husar and Rotten Milk. It happens tonight and every Tuesday at the Funky Buddha Lounge (728 W. Grand Ave.), hosted by, $1 shots and $1 drinks. RSVP for the guestlist tonight at outdanced@yahoo.com, you know this party's gully as they're using yahoo accounts, none of that new-fangled gmail shit. Get on their level, one of another of the great Chicago parties that warrants your full attention. P.S. Is it true that one of the hosts got arrested at the party last week? Did I say this was gully or what?

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-What's a way to catch my eye? Mention that you spin The Smiths, Morrissey and the Cure at your party. It's that simple. Case in point, the Petit Mort party going down at Club Midway (25 Avenue B), where Dylan Nirvana spins those aforementioned bands and other great ones from NYC to London. It's upstairs and downstairs, dance party up with Dylan Nirvana and Chlorine Jackpot and go-go girls Amelia Danger, Stormy Leather and Lil Miss Lix, bands down with headliners The Dollyrots. 21+, free to dance, $10 for the bands, goes til 4 am, free shots from 10-12.


-A few more upcoming things that need your attention now, a free concerts edition. First, Chicago, rsvp for free admission to the Para One/Surkin/Institubes/Paris Terror Club party at Darkroom. Yes, you read that right, free. All you need to do is rsvp at the going.com site and you're all set. New Yorkers, you can get an amazing free concert too. Thanks to Bass Ale, Myopenbar and the Finger On The Pulse, all you need to do is rsvp for free entry to the VHS Or Beta/Walter Meego show at Studio B this Thursday night. No plus ones, so tell your pals to sign up as well.

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