One time I went to a Michael Jackson vs. Prince dance party. I was expecting spontaneous, choreographed dance offs and lots of jazz hands clad in fingerless gloves, but all I got was a bunch of (very fabulous) queens in poets' blouses and a bad hangover from the shitty "Sex With a 12-Year-Old Boy On The Beach" drink special. Comet Tavern's "Bauhaus vs. Joy Division" takes a different approach to the theme of dueling artists, and instead of DJ's, will feature live, local bands such as SlugBait, Minirex and Panther Attack covering classics like "Shadowplay" and "Bela Lugosi's Dead." Who knows, maybe towards the end of the night one of the lead singers will hang themselves and a new band will form and start singing "Blue Monday." Anything can happen!
Wed., Sept. 17, 9 p.m., 2008