THROWED WITH GUEST ANDY ROURKE OF THE SMITHS
Middle East Downstairs, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Tickets: $10. 18+. 617-864-3278, www.mideastclub.com
The deal: Throwed, The Pill, and Rescue — three of Boston’s leading dance parties — are teaming up this Thursday to create a whopping indie-dance night, headlined by guest DJ Andy Rourke, ex-bassist for legendary Manchurian rock band the Smiths. “Since a Smiths reunion will probably never happen, [Rourke has gotten] into DJ’ing and spinning a whole bunch of stuff,” says Michael Marotta, co-DJ for the evening. Marotta says of the event’s hosts, “This is the first time we’ve all collaborated, it’s Boston’s indie parties coming together for one all-hands-on-deck, mega rock indie party.”
The DJs: DJ E-Marce and DJ Texas Mike, from Throwed; DJ Michael V. and DJ Ken, from The Pill; DJ Paul and DJ Jeralyn, from Rescue; and, of course, the man of the hour, Andy Rourke.
Who goes there: “It’s three separate scenes coming together,” Marotta explains. “Throwed is an 18+ party that caters more toward an indie crowd, The Pill is an older, more seasoned crowd of 20-somethings, and Rescue is a Sunday party for people looking to party it up on a long weekend.”
Three songs you’ll hear: From the guys of The Pill, expect everything from Brit-pop classics to modern electro-pop, specifically “Sulk” by Trust, “Heat Lightning” by Icky Blossoms, and “I Love It” by Icona Pop. From Andy Rourke, expect the unexpected. “I’m just as curious as you,” says Marotta.
The tip: Buy tickets in advance for $10 at www.tinyurl.com/smiths
boston to be entered in a raffle for an autographed Smiths LP. Four winners will be announced at midnight.