Editors' pick

Party Lights

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Editorial Review

There are your hip-hop and '80s tunes, but when it comes down to classic party music - the kind that gets people singing along and leaping up to dance - it's hard to beat '60s girl groups, old Motown cuts and stirring soul. DJs Mad Squirrel and Rob J. have taken this formula, tossed in funk and fuzzy up-tempo garage rock, and they've had a good time with a monthly night called Party Lights in Cafe Saint-Ex's basement. Now they're movin' on up to the Black Cat's Backstage, which promises more room to dance when the Ronettes and Shangri-Las records drop. Even better news? It's still free.