- 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
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.