A couple weeks ago, I wrote an elongated rant regarding the lack of nightlife options to hear non-mainstream music. In the post, we highlighted a couple regular indie dance parties — Monterey Club’s Thursday parties and Club Cinema’s Noir Wednesdays with Marvelous Kendall. Well, add Sunday afternoons to the list. This coming Sunday at McSorley’s new-ish rooftop bar overlooking Ft Lauderdale Beach, a new monthly indie dance party is born. The inaugural bash, appropriately called JAMS, will be held once a month and feature some of our areas’ better alternative DJs. This month’s lineup includes local spin specialists Esoteric, Damask, Sensitive Side, Chris Lee, and yours truly (Mig). As an added bonus, Lake Worth’s barbecue nomads Swanky’s Low and Slow BBQ will be on hand, selling their mouth watering brand of street food . The party starts at 2pm (just enough time to sober up from Saturday) and will end at 8pm. Broke people rejoice — no cover charge.

There are multiple reasons that the FTLC is excited about this party (excluding the fact that I’m DJing). To avoid rambling, we’ve limited ourselves to 6 reasons to attend this beachside soiree:

  • A plethora of good music, ranging from indie to 80s new wave to electro to nudisco to you-name-it. Some songs you might already love. Other songs will force you to whip out your smartphone to find out the artist and song title.
  • JAMS starts and ends early enough to not conflict with work the next day. Again, it starts at 2pm to 8pm. That gives you plenty of time to get drunk and dance out the booze before your Monday morning TPS reports are due.
  • You’ll probably be at the beach anyway, either enjoying the sun or watching the Dolphins kick field goals and not throw the ball to Brandon Marshall. Just move your towel 1 mile north to Sunrise and A1A. I promise the music will be better than the cover band at Elbo Room and there will be plenty of TVs to watch your favorite NFL team.
  • Have you been to the sundeck at McSorley’s yet? The outdoor portion of the rooftop bar is completely open-air, so you can soak up some rays and enjoy the ocean breeze at the same time. It’s an stupendous way to spend a sunny South Florida afternoon.
  • There’s no cover charge, so don’t use my go-to excuse “I have no money”.
  • Did we mention Swanky’s will be there? Mmmmm, pork sandwiches.

One more time…here’s the vital info.

JAMS the Party (fan page) (event page)
McSorleys rooftop bar
2pm to 8pm on Sunday, November 21st
837 North Fort Lauderdale Beach, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Live DJs.
$0 to get in. Must be 21 or over.

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