- 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.
Best Garage Music
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).