Although one might think that Bastille Day is only a French holiday meant to be celebrated in France—au contraire! We, too, can bask in the glory of the storming of the Bastille the only way we know how: dancing! Le One Night Stand—presented by one of our favorite and cutest DJs in the city, Amylu Meneses (a/k/a DJ Amylulita of the Latin dance party Nacotheque)—brings together DJs such as Josh Styles (Smashed Blocked), Dzugo (Les Handclaps, Montreal), and Maria Blueghost. “Le One Night Stand has hosted Bastille Day celebrations in the past, and each one was a hit,” says Meneses of her popular gathering. “It’s a wonder to witness how many French descendants and French lovers come out of the woodwork.” For this party, they’ll be spinning French freakbeat, psych, French and German new wave, Spanish ’80s, French rock ‘n’ roll, Italian and Greek retro ’60s, Euro-garage, and Yé-Yé. So, really, it’s a celebration for us all. Vive la révolution!
Sat., July 17, 10 p.m., 2010