The Secret Affair Dance Club

DJs spinning northern soul, freakbeat, boogaloo, garage, mod, 60s and more. Not clear? Freakbeat: “The missing link between the early to mid-1960s mod R&B scene and the psychedelic rock and progressive rock genres that emerged in the late-1960s” and “Elements of the freakbeat sound include strong direct drum beats, loud and frenzied guitar riffs, and extreme effects such as: fuzztone, flanging, distortion and compression or phasing on the vocal or drum tracks.” Boogaloo: “A genre of Latin music and dance that was very popular in the United States in the late 1960s. Boogaloo originated in New York City among teenage Cubans and Puerto Ricans. The style was a fusion of popular African American R&B, rock and roll and soul with mambo and son montuno.” And there you have it; now we can all play esoteric hipster. This monthly mod event is free before 9pm, $5 after. Word of advice: practice your “Twist.”

First Friday of every month. Starts: Aug. 7. Continues through Nov. 6, 2009

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