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Riding the (new) wave

Posted by Courtney Hollands August 27, 2007 08:51 AM

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[Any excuse to post a Pat Benatar photo...]

Long ago and far away, the minute after graduating from Boston University, I swore off Lansdowne Street forever. Aside from an occasional show at Avalon, I rarely venture to the chaotic co-ed drunk fest that is Lansdowne on the weekends.

However: after having one too many brews at the Lower Depths (a great beer bar on Comm Ave. in the old Deli Haus space... check it out!) on Saturday night, I was persuaded to head to the hallowed ground of hedonism for "Heroes" at Axis, the club's electro, retro, new wave, and punk night. For $6, we were treated to ridiculous dancing and '80s punk and retro hits. Be warned that it's more Joy Division than Hall & Oates -- but accommodating DJ Chris Ewen did spin our request: "West End Girls," of course. And we definitely tore up the floor when "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar played. "We are young..."

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Katie Johnston Chase likes dive bars, old country music, and pop art that has something to say.
Meredith Goldstein is keen on DJs who spin pop music and restaurants that serve real food after 11 p.m.
Emily Sweeney is a lifelong Bostonian who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Jeff Miranda has never heard a '90s alternative-rock jam that's not already a mainstay on his iPod.
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