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Blessed be the day that the ’80s revival is over. The never ending reliving of the decade of synths and asymmetrical haircuts makes Recall Lab, a party thrown by French label Recall, featuring Frenchie DJ Cam and Grand National, a breath of fresh air, even if Cam is actually pretty old-school. The night serves as a celebration for Revisited By, a new remix record of Cam’s tracks, with dubby, moody slices of electronic bliss from Kenny Dope, Attica Blues, Four Hero, and of course, Thievery Corporation. Brit duo Grand National, whose debut, Kicking the National Habit, is a hybrid of ’60s sunshine, house music, and jangly guitars, builds on their buzz with a live acoustic set. All together now: The ’80s are so 20 years ago! Wed @ 9, Hiro Ballroom, 363 W 16th, 212-240-4200


And it wouldn’t be a holiday weekend without a Motherfucker. Motherfucker is always special in that certain way—Michael T and Justine D and their minions dress up and scare the bejesus out of you—but this particular installment is extra-delish, as the remaining members of the New York Dolls are reuniting for a performance. You could even draw the conclusion that without the New York Dolls, none of us would know the meaning of sex, drugs, and glam. Special guest DJs Optimo and Tim Sweeney join the usual suspects, including Theo and Misstress Formika.Sun @ 10, Avalon, 212-807-7780


Author, comic, andgenius Mike Albo headlines Earl Dax’s new performance salon which also features the high school prep squad you always wanted, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad, Julie Klausner and Sue Galloway, and Lesbian Overtones and the People’s Lution. Laughing hysterically is not optional.Tue @ 7:30, Galapagos, 70 N 6th St, Bklyn, 718-782-5188

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