How much do you love Depeche Mode? Really? Do you have the band's logo tattooed on your body? Did you memorize every lyric on "101"? There's probably still someone at the Black Cat tonight who loves them more than you do. The semiannual Depeche Mode Party is still storming along, even though not much has changed over the years -- there's been one new album since 2001, the admittedly great "Playing the Angel." But most of the black-clad fans don't care; they've come out to dance to b-side remixes, their favorite tunes from "Violator" and the inevitable late-night shout-along to "Just Can't Get Enough." Old music videos show on a large screen while DJs Steve EP, Krasty McNasty and Killa K keep the crowd happy. Doors open at 9:30.
-- Fritz Hahn (August 2006)