“Is today the epic hangover day after the weekend?” cried The Dance Party guitarist Kevin Bayly to the crowd on Monday evening.
Although Labor Day weekend usually ends with a hangover for many, there was no evidence of this at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. Pop-dance group The Dance Party upheld their name, providing a lively performance that kept the crowd moving.
Don’t let the name fool you – there weren’t any glow sticks or ecstasy tablets being passed around like at a rave. Lead singer Mike Coogan hypnotized his audience with his ample stage presence, shaking his ass in tight skinny jeans and emphasizing every beat with his legs.
With their catchy party-pop songs that are sure to permeate commercial radio in the future, The Dance Party is a brilliant mix of 80s pop and 90s punk that leaves the audience pondering how the band even has that much energy.
Check The Dance Party out on tour:
Sep 10 2010: Austin’s – Libertyville, IL
Sep 11 2010: Phantasy – Cleveland, OH
Sep 13 2010: Blue Moose – Tap House – Iowa City, IA
Sep 15 2010: Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 18 2010: DJ Set @ The Standard Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 18 2010: Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 22 2010: Crazy Girls – Hollywood, CA
Sep 24 2010: Fitzgeralds – Huntington Beach, CA
Oct 01 2010: Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC