Costing more than $1 million to record, the Fleetwood Mac LP Tusk was the most expensive rock album ever made when it came out in 1979. It is somewhat ironic then that the album has inspired the name of a new weekly dance party marketed to Miami folk with light feet and light wallets.
Starting on Saturday at The Garret, the loft space above downtown venue Grand Central, TUSK will charge no cover, offer drink specials, and play songs from various genres and decades while projecting “bizarre and wacky” TV clips from the ’80s and ’90s on the walls, says Jacuzzi Boys frontman Gabriel Alcala, who will be DJing the party as DJ Tet De Vac (“cow tits”) alongside DJ Tom Tuna. “We’re not beat matching at all,” Alcala says. “We’re basically just gonna play a hit and have another one on deck.”
To give us a better idea of what to expect, we asked Alcala to compile a five-song sampler of the kind of music you’ll hear at TUSK (feel free to throw out your own song recommendations in the comments). Cue the boy with the thorn in his side.
“The Last of the Famous International Playboys” — Morrissey
“E=MC2″ — Big Audio Dynamite
“Reelin’ In The Years” — Steely Dan
“The Rocker” — Thin Lizzy
“West End Girls” — Pet Shop Boys
Here’s the flyer for TUSK #1. For full details, visit the event page.