Fishtown’s Johnny Brenda’s saw one heck of a dance party April 1. The event ‘Dance Yourself Clean’ was hosted in conjunction with artist Andy Clockwise and created a great atmosphere in a sold-out venue that let ticket holders dance and party late into the night.
The idea with Dance Yourself Clean, named after the song by LCD Soundsystem, is pretty simple: play dance-y indie songs that you don’t get to hear in your more traditional dance club. For me, it’s the best thing since sliced bread. I’m not a big dancer but when you start blasting songs like “1901” by Phoenix and “North American Scum” by LCD Soundsystem through giant speakers I can’t help but start cutting up the rug.
Andy Clockwise went on stage around half past ten p.m. Clockwise performed songs off his EP “The Good Book” and really drove the crowd into a frenzy. During “Cocaine & Champagne” Clockwise invited anyone and everyone to hop on stage and dance with him. Clockwise was yelling out “Dance motherf-ckers,” which didn’t entice me to dance personally, but Andy is a professional; he knows what he is doing. Later, Clockwise came back on stage to perform “Open Relationship,” another get up and go kind of track. With a sound vaguely reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem, Andy Clockwise was a great addition to the Dance Yourself Clean experience.