Night Watch: Blowout

Boston’s club scene, one party at a time


Tonight at 9, Cirque, 47 Central Ave., Lynn. No cover. 21+


The deal: DJ-in-Residence Brian Halligan pairs with Boston DJ Brent Covington (of Fur & Gold) for a clash of culture and musical genres in the ’burbs. “There’s a certain cultural snobbery inherent in thinking that you couldn’t have a good time in a place like Lynn,’’ says Halligan. “There’s a friction and a tension there between urban and suburban and inside and outside, and it’s reflected in the playlist.’’ The music will include a broad range, from Top 40 to alternative and the less obvious. “Brent is someone that really has a good feel for current music that’s not currently on the radar of a lot of people,’’ says Halligan. “I kind of see it as a laboratory. It’s a very intimate space. There’s something about that intimate space that allows me to experiment with music,’’ says Halligan.

The DJs: Halligan and Covington will alternate shifts throughout the night. “[Co-DJ-ing] gives me an opportunity to socialize, too,’’ says Halligan.


Who goes there: The bar’s slogan is “diversity’s playground’’ and that’s reflected in the crowd, which reflects a wide range of ages. “It’s a queer-identified night, but we’ve got straight couples and straight people that come in,’’ says Halligan.

Three songs you might hear: Halligan’s own remix of “This Must Be the Place’’ by Talking Heads; “I Fink U Freeky’’ by Die Antwoord; “Heaven’’ by Emeli Sandé.

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The tip: Check out the event Facebook page, where some party-goers are coordinating caravans and carpools. It’s also a great place to post song requests.

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