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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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