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"Saturday Night Soul Party" 

When: Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
Price: $10 ($5 in formal attire)

Retro's Got Soul

The current surge of early-reggae and R&B club nights in town shows that the '60s are finally back in an authentic, non-Boomer-centric way. For the last few years, the twice-monthly Saturday Night Soul Party has maintained a spot on the top of the heap. DJs Phengren, Paul Paul, and Pink Panzer throw down a relentless mix of obscure, stomping vocal 45s released by the hundreds of wannabe Motown and Stax labels that littered the landscape way back when. Don't let the sharp-cut suits in the crowd streaming through the door fool you — this crew comes to sweat.
— Ron Nachmann

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