This Thursday the DC alternative music scene makes its return to a proper dance club with the launch party of “Revolution” at FUR Nightclub. For years industrial, goth, 80’s, and punk music has been surviving (and in some cases thriving) in basements and bars around the DC area. The underground was not always relegated to the shadows in this town however. For the first fifteen years that I lived in the DC area, there was always a large format dance club giving Industrial/Goth/Punk/80’s dance music a home. Cavernous clubs with huge dance floors and sick sound systems lending themselves once-a-week to the alternative crowd for epic dance parties. For many, these clubs were the epicenter of not just music but also of a thriving nightlife community. Hell, I met my wife at one of those clubs and had my wedding reception after-party at another!
It has been too long since a kick-ass, proper dance club has opened its doors on a regular basis to this scene. This Thursday the Industrial/Goth/Punk scene will come roaring out of the underground and take over FUR Nightclub for the first of a bi-weekly, genre, dance-party called “Revolution”. I was invited to be one of the DJs for this awesome event and I happily accepted. After speaking with the event organizers it was obvious to me that we share the same idea about bringing these genres to one of DC’s nicest and most well-equipped dance clubs. The organizers, the other DJs, and I are all dedicated to creating a great dance party that won’t simply evoke the old, scene, dance clubs; we are determined to create a unique event that will hopefully grow to become legendary in its own right. With a great sense of history for the Industrial/Goth/Punk/80’s scene in DC, we all hope to begin a new era of massive dance parties with our party “Revolution” at FUR.
FUR Nightclub is well known in its own right for its hugely popular mainstream dance nights. This club is beautiful. It features multiple dance-floor rooms, an outdoor dance floor, great chill-out spots, several bars, and good food. Most importantly FUR has a great sound & lighting system which I look forward to putting to the test! Also as a special treat for the old school kids, drinks will be served at the main bar by the scene’s favorite bartender, Jay!
I encourage everyone reading this who loves to dance to come out for this party. One of the greatest things about the old clubs was the mix of people and music genres brought out by the fun of dancing. While a basement DJ party can often feel closed to outsiders; we hope that the curious as well as the regulars come to check out our party at this great dance club. See you there!
“Revolution” begins this Thursday, June 17th at 9 PM.
@ FUR Nightclub
33 Patterson Street NE Washington DC 20002
$7 for 18+ to dance
$5 for 21+ to drink with proper ID
The opening night DJs:
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Steve Archer (of Ego Likeness)
Michael Darpino (of Re:sonance DJs)
Nice! Darpino, Hardware, Kangal and Archer all do the old school and new cuts justice.
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Sounds amazing! Losing the Nation venue was a blow to the alternative dance club scene from which recovery has been slow coming. This sounds like another recent step in a good direction by promoters and deejays who know their stuff. Good luck to everyone involved. I will definitely check it out.