Break a Hipster

These days, you can’t check your MySpace bulletins without being bombarded by epileptic-seizure-inducing fliers for hipster dance nights. But none of these L.A. runoff, faux-Ray-Ban-wearing affairs would exist if not for Panic!, Phoenix’s original alternative dance party. While the days of the $2.50 Long Island iced tea at Anderson’s Fifth Estate (and Anderson’s itself) are long gone, the good people who brought you Panic! are at it again with Obscura, a divey new dance night that happens every second Friday of the month and features DJs Manchester and Roya spinning Brit-pop, ’80s, and (current) indie rock.
Second Friday of every month, 8 p.m., 2009
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Adriane Goetz