for December 17, 2002
by Stiffy Biceptz
Ever since New Brunswick's Melody Bar closed its doors in March of 2001, there hasn't been any place in the central New Jersey area to go and dance to cool music. I looked up Zadar's in New Hope, but they closed down. I investigated Polyesters in the Forrestal Village Marriott, but its nothing to be impressed with.
Recently I checked out the Conduit, located in Trenton across the street from the Sovereign Bank Arena. I went on a Thursday, advertised as Sin Thursdays, with an emphasis on an Industrial / techno / goth kinda vibe. When I arrived, that was clearly evident. It has nice wood floors for dancing, a good sized dance floor, but not too big. What I also liked was that the music wasn't too loud. The volume was just right. It has a back lounge area for hanging out and discussing your latest piercing with a stranger. The music was essentially as advertised, with an emphasis on danceability. If youíre a Melody refugee, I recommend you check it out on Thursdays. Look up their website at conduitmusic.com for a full schedule of DJís, music themes and live bands. Thursday after Christmas will be a night featuring the music of Front 242. The Conduit is the kind of place you feel instantly comfortable. No one cares who you are, what you look like or what you like to mate with. Truly alternative.
I had a good time, since I hadn't been able to go out dancing in a long while. I worked up a good sweat and fortunately I haven't lost a step... The only drawback is the location, which is not the best. If they didn't have a parking lot directly across the street, I would never have stopped there. Get there early to make sure you don't have to abandon your car. Itís a cool little club in a bombed out neighborhood, but its all we have around here.
I'll be there one Thursday a month. If thatís not enough for you, please speak with my wife.
©2002 Stiffy Biceptz
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
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