Two years ago we started Head On with the idea of pitting two themes against one another and letting the audience pick a winner, and it’s been an amazing ride. Last year for our anniversary we decided to rematch a fan favorite, and you picked indie rock vs britpop, which panned out about like it did the first time (britpop won) but we had a blast doing it. This time we put it to another vote, and fans picked one of our most popular themes for a rematch: Motown vs. Studio 54.
Something about disco against soul feels so appealing. They’re not so different, really, lots of disco was just the logical next step after soul music. Both have lots of strings, soulful vocals, handclaps, and were made for dancing. Last time disco narrowly edged out soul in a close decision, and this time we’ll see if that doesn’t change. We can match Diana Ross and the Supremes up against Diana Ross solo, James Brown against Giorgio Moroder, the Temptations against Chic. No matter which side triumphs, we’ll all win.
10pm we’ll hang out in the front room and warm up with some good tunes
12am dancing starts in the back room
The contest begins at 1am
Two DJs enter
One DJ leaves
w/residents Brian Blackout, Spoolwork & Lepaux
Friday January 30th @ Baby’s All Right
146 Broadway, Williamsburg, Bk
J/M to Marcy, L/G to Metropolitan
10:00 p.m. – late