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Poseurs 30th Anniversary Reunion Dance Party

DJ night
Please note: This event has already occurred.
In this era of You Tube, Spotify and Internet radio, it’s hard to remember the days when it was difficult to discover new music, and even harder to find a bar or nightclub that would play it. For Washington’s punks and outsiders back in the ‘80s, heaven was a dark little Georgetown nightspot called Poseurs, where VJs spun videos - and records - by of-the-moment new wave, goth, industrial and hip-hop bands. The little two-room club at 34th and M streets is but a memory, but a group of Poseurs’ movers and shakers, including former general manager Brian Kane and legendary DJ Mohawk Adam Lief, are reuniting for the Poseurs 30th-anniversary dance party at the Rock & Roll Hotel. (Truth be told, it’s not quite the 30th anniversary, since Poseurs opened in April 1983, but who’s counting?) Lief, who went on to host parties at Tracks and Nation after Poseurs closed in 1989, will be the featured attraction in the DJ booth, along with “surprise guests.” Expect it to feel like one big new-wave class reunion, even if you’re too young to have grooved to New Order or Nitzer Ebb at Poseurs.