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The end is nigh

Perhaps, but fear of an apocalypse hasn’t stopped clubs and bars from partying the festive season away

By Marcus Aurelius  /  Contributing reporter

See who has been naughty and who has been nice at The Brass Monkey.

Photo courtesy of Brass Monkey

Bars, pubs and nightclubs across the nation are in a bit of a conundrum today because many are celebrating what is, according to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world. And tomorrow, it’s Christmas party night. Will mistletoe at midnight replace thoughts of cataclysm? Almost certainly — if, that is, we are still around.

Dubstep, drum and bass, and glitch hop seem like perfect tunes for a crumbling world. These sounds and more will be blaring out of the speakers when James Ho and Geometer are behind the decks for the Intergalactic Cosmic Organized Chaos party tonight at The KORNER, a hip new creative space for electronic and visual artists in the hallway of the entrance of the Wall.

■ Intergalactic Cosmic Organized Chaos party tonight at The KORNER (這牆) from 12pm to 6am, B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Admission is NT$100 at the door.

DJ Digital D (real name DaTron King), who will be behind the wheels of steel at Santa’s Naughty or Nice Christmas party tomorrow night at Micasa, doesn’t believe the world is coming to an end tonight. Instead, he’s focused on making the dance floor groove to the sounds of a house remix of The Nutcracker even though that’s not his favorite Christmas song. That’s Christmas Time Is Here, the opening song you hear when watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, he said.

“Why? It just sings to me. The piano. The voices. I just like it. I’m sure Charlie Brown has something to do with it, too,” he said.

■ Santa’s Naughty or Nice Christmas, tomorrow from 10pm at Micasa, B1, 277, Dunhua S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路二段277號B1), tel: (02) 2378-9955. This is an all-you-can-drink party and admission is NT$600 for ladies and NT$800 for men.

The Brass Monkey will have cash prizes for the sexiest girls who can dance like they are on Santa’s naughty list. Max Murphy, head of The Brass Monkey, won’t be shaking his groove thing, but he has been a fan of Wham since he was a teenager and said that Last Christmas is his favorite Christmas song.

“It’s just such a well-written piece of music with the lyrics to match. It is what I believe Beethoven and Shakespeare would have produced if they had ever collaborated,” Murphy said.

■ Sexy Santa Christmas party starts at 9pm tomorrow at the Brass Monkey, 166 Fuxing N Rd, Taipei City (台北市復興北路166號). Ladies wearing red or white get in free before midnight and get free drinks between 9pm and 12am. Admission for men is NT$300 and includes two drinks.

Surprisingly, hip-hop producer and LA radio personality, DJ Felli Fel, (birth name James Andrew Corrine), has the same tastes as Murphy. He cited Last Christmas as his number one Christmas tune in an e-mail interview, even though he doubts he’ll play it at Luxy tomorrow when he takes the stage. He was in Taiwan before and said that this place had great food and a good party vibe. He had a blast because he “got wasted and played loud music,” Felli Fel said.

Fel will be in the main room at Luxy, but there will be three other rooms filled with electronic music as well.

■ Luxy Xmas is Saturday night from 10pm to 4am at Luxy, 5F, 201, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段201號5樓). Pre-sale tickets are NT$800, available at walkieticket.com and all Famiport/iBons, or NT$1,000 at the door. Tickets include two drinks.

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