With the bustling young dance parties and frequent hip-hop concerts that take place every week at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, it can be hard to imagine it once was home to a venue dominated by the sounds of new wave (back when they were truly new).
However, during the mid-'80s, 1058 Route 110 was home to Spize -- now long gone, but to the remaining audience dedicated to the sounds of bands like Blondie, Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode, never forgotten.
Meanwhile, Long Island's currently biggest event for this sort of sound -- "Subculture" -- had spent some time at Broadway Bar in Amityville before recently settling at WhoVille in Bethpage. However, Broadway still has some gatherings than run in the name of new wave, and on Saturday, April 2 starting at 10:30 p.m., there will be a Spize reunion.
The night is officially called "Tranz Glam," a nomadic soiree which often happens at Broadway (it also takes place in Manhattan and Brooklyn at times), but for this particular remembrance bash the three DJs spinning are all former Spize mixers: DJ Paul Blank (from 10:30 p.m.-12 a.m.), Chris Gray (12 a.m.-2 a.m.) and Rob Nitro (2 a.m.-4 a.m.), who happens to be a frequent contributor to the 'Tranz happenings.
Watch for drink specials on Budweiser and Bud Light drafts plus Southern Comfort and lime shots as well as deals on Jägermeister shots. Cover is $5 for a 21-and-over crowd.