BEST MUSIC POLL
Best Club Night: Dance in Boston
The Pill at Great Scott
The view this year hasn't been so pretty for the window-gazing door guy at Allston's Great Scott. First, Marty's Liquors packed it in and left a dull bunch of plywood in its place for a year. (Hail, hail, Kelly's Roast Beef.) Then, crosswalk buddies Uno's Pizzeria (sure, scoff, but their laid-back bar was Allston's snickeringly best-kept secret for years) folded. Hey, at least the McDonald's sign is still flickering. All the same, Friday nights can make all the urban decay go away. Boston's longest-running dance party broke ranks with the dance scene with a simple set of principles: loose Britpop and indie formats that pick up where your car stereo left off, bare-bones light-show theatrics, and no dress code. It's never failed to rule. But you obviously don't need us to tell you that.
2. Foxy at ZuZu
3. Maneuver at Middlesex Lounge
4. Thunderdome at various locations
by MATT PARISH