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This week: something old, something new, and something blue. OK, we don’t have something blue, but we do have two new parties for the bored clubbers of the world, and an “old” one celebrating an anniversary. First up is Thirsty Girl Promotion’s bizarre “Go-Go Tryout” party. The headliners are the World Famous Pontani Sisters, who seem to be growing into their claim to international fame. The dancing trio have been everywhere lately—appearing on Conan O’Brien and performing around the country. Hopeful go-go dancers (trying out for Thirsty’s new party called Funhouse) have the delicious rawk and punk tunes of Boozy Jo and the Bag Lady to wiggle to. Thursday @ 11, Luxx, 256 Grand, Williamsburg, Bklyn, 718-599-1000.


Negroclash—an unfortunate name if you ask me—is another new party: The twist is that the promoters are featuring old-school guests. How old school? Last month’s guest was Kurtis Mantronix, and this week’s star is Afrika Bambaataa—if he isn’t old school enough for you, then I give up. Of course, all children under the age of 23 reading this are currently scratching their heads, but they can get a real electro history lesson from the man who started it all with “Planet Rock.” Thursday @ 10, APT, 419 W 13th, 414-4245.


Play, the eclectic deep-house bi-weeky jam turns two, with a little help from some super-talented friends, including Darshan Jesrani (of Metro Area fame) and a like-minded compadre, James Duncan (of Le Systeme). Aging ravers may remember local legend Pal Joey—who is billed simply as “NYC Darling.” Yes, that he is. With Don Vu, Jay Lee, and Pete Sung. Wednesday @ 10, Sapphire Lounge, 249 Eldridge, 777-5153.


tromano@villagevoice.com

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