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Best of New York Nightlife 2004

Best Garage Music

  • Smashed! Blocked! at Rififi

    332 E. 11th St., 212-677-6309

    Wowsville A-Go-Go at Niagara

    112 Ave. A, 212-420-9517

    At Friday’s Wowsville A-Go-Go, in the tiki-style basement of Niagara, rotating D.J.’s blast obscure sixties 45s, heavy on the fuzz guitar, as a go-go girl gyrates and a Hells Angel pours drinks. You’re likely to hear records that sound like the Kinks circa ’65 at Smashed! Blocked! at Rififi the first Saturday of the month; you’re just as likely to see guys who look like them. Both parties are free.

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