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October 23, 2014

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New Siren’s Song party lures the underground scene

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Mikey McNulty

Kings and Queens: Siren’s Song offers a party alternative to the 18-and-over crowd.

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Siren's Song
Thursday nights, doors open at 9 p.m., $5
DaVinci's Muse, 2650 S. Decatur Blvd.
Beyond the Weekly
Siren's Song

A giant chess-set coffee table. Chrome exhaust pipe art chair. Wonky basslines emanating from the DJ booth. I liked it instantly.

As a willowy chick in striped knee-high socks danced onstage, the crowd hung out around the bar, chilled in the two lounge areas and formed an impromptu hardstyle dance circle. I was reminded of Vegas' defunct Café Copioh, where artsy teens and 20-somethings went in the late '90s to sit around and sound smart.

But this was Siren's Song, an 18-and-up party for fans of underground electronic music that kicked off three weeks ago inside DaVinci's Muse on Decatur south of Sahara. "The night was slow to start, but we expected that in the building stage," says DJ Bear, aka promoter Jason Oquist. "We're hoping for nothing huge, maybe 75 people max every week."

The weekly Thursday-night event hopes to seduce an audience with the sounds of local DJs spinning house, breaks, dubstep, drum and bass, hardstyle, trance and more for a $5 cover and no dress code. The 21-and-over set can drink cheaply; specials last week included $1 PBR, $4 Bud/Bud Light and $5 well drinks and shots. There's also a separate lounge area offering non-alcoholic beverages and food that's still part of the action.

"It's a night where we can get a bunch of good friends together and hang out away from the clubs or raves," Oquist says.

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