This Halloween, shutter yourselves inside the Independent, and hide from the scores of undead emerging from the Homewood Cemetery. Ignore the heinous reality of a new world in which the recently deceased reanimate as flesh-hungry murderers. Stay safe with good beer, tacos, Zombies (of the cocktail variety), and dance your ass off to the sounds of 60s soul, pop and surf music.
What: Night of the Living Dead 60s Soul, Pop and Surf Dance Party
When: Saturday, October 31, Open at 3 p.m.; Soul Dance Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: The Independent
Cost: FREE ADMISSION; $3 Tacos starting at 9 p.m. to Midnight
On Saturday, October 31, we celebrate the Pittsburgh-made, Romero classic, with an all-vinyl musical tribute to the decade of its first, black-and-white release. I'll make my first appearance at the Independent in the role of "DJ," not only in that I will literally disk jockey the music, but also in that I will legally change my name to "DJ" for the night. From 3-9 p.m., it's business as usual at the Independent, with normal hours and dinner service. Then, at 9 p.m., we'll clear out the dining room a bit to make room for you to do the watusi, the mashed-potato, the shake, the hitchhike, the Madison, or whatever 60s novelty dance is your move of choice. I'll be joined behind the decks by local vinyl legend Paul Rosenblatt, and together we will put together a set of vintage pop and soul on 45s and LPs that is guaranteed to make you move, with songs from young, hip whippersnappers like Otis Redding, James Brown, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, the Surfaris, the Beach Boys (Capital), and many, many more.
So, yeah, to, like, recap and stuff: Music, Motown, retro dance moves, tacos, cocktails, beer, fun, 60s, zombies, other stuff.
See you at the Independent.