Fans of new wave music and '80s one-hit wonders have been attending the Subculture party for years now. It's one of the few events left where fans of the once-massive alternative dance scene on Long Island can enjoy a night dedicated to the music of bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure and others with a similar sound.
Led by DJ Tim Cody, while the party has survived for many years, its location is ever-changing -- since 2009 we've found it at the former Shy Lounge (now Industry) in Levittown and at Broadway Bar in Amityville -- but as of this writing, it has a new home: Who-Ville Bar in Bethpage.
The location should prove to be a good one, as it is super-close to the LIRR Bethpage station and there's plenty of room for dancing. Whether you're a former regular of long-gone spots like the Malibu in Lido Beach and Spize in Farmingdale or a younger enthusiast who has just discovered the dark and moody style that comes along with the alternative genre, get ready for fun, as Cody eats, sleeps and breathes new wave dance.
The party runs every Friday starting at 10 p.m. for a 21-and-over crowd. Ladies pay no cover, but gents get charged $5 at the door.