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Britpop & Modern Indie dance party, every Friday in Boston from 1997 to 2013.

Resident DJs Ken & Michael V spin the modern indie dance party, every Friday night at Great Scott. Look sharp. xx Go to for details on this week's party. Join our weekly mailer, which goes out every Thursday. Follow us on twitter: For band booking inquiries, email Michael Marotta at [email protected] (Please note: We very rarely book out-of-town live acts or guest DJs).

Great Scott, a Boston rock club institution, will not re-open after coronavirus

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12.31.18 at Great Scott: DJ Ken and Michael V spin the all-night modern indie dance party. There will be a champagne toast at midnight, but you won’t remember it.

Advance tickets on sale now at the venue, The Sinclair box office, or online thru Bowery Boston. Tickets will also be available at the door. Look sharp xx

the pill isn’t nominated for a #BostonMusicAward this year, because our only party goes down on New Year’s Eve.

We’re back Great Scott for our yearly modern indie dance party on December 31, and tickets are now on sale online and without fees at Great Scott and Bowery’s @thesinclair box office.

DJ Ken flies in from LA the day after Christmas.

Look sharp. xx

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Tickets to our #NYE dance party are on sale now. Get 'em here or at any of the Bowery Boston box offices. Live Music - The Bowery Presents

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Tickets to our New Year's Eve party at Great Scott go on sale today at noon. We know it's August, but here's a chance to lock in #NYE19 and celebrate in style. Get tickets for the pill DJs Ken & Michael V at Great Scott in Allston, MA on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 - 8:30PM at

[08/02/18]   This Saturday! DJ Michael V of the pill launches a daytime brunch party at The Sinclair in Cambridge.

Britpop Social Club: Brunch Edition is free, all ages, and features the best soundtrack + brunch combo in town.

And there might be an added on-site bonus relative to this year's pill reunion.

[06/14/18]   the pill 12.31.18 @ Great Scott xx

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Boston you were lovely last night. This evening we are back at Great Scott for night 2 of our #thepill20 reunion festivities.

We are joined by Lifestyle, #NOasis, and Strangeways, with DJ Ken & Michael V spinning the modern indie dance party.

Doors at 9pm. More info:

Regretro, by Lifestyle

Please enjoy this new album from Boston synthpop heroes Lifestyle, who show it off live and on stage this Saturday for Night 2 of the 20th anniversary reunion weekend :: the pill.

Advance tickets:

13 track album

Artificial, by Lifestyle

Saturday's reunion edition, one week from tonight at Great Scott, welcomes our longtime friends and comrades in synth, Lifestyle.

Live music dance party, with Paul Driscoll's #NOasis and Strangeways. Tix:

7 track album

A WEEK AWAY: Our 20th anni weekend Great Scott with DJ Ken + Michael V with DJ Jen (Friday) and Lifestyle, Paul Driscoll's #NOasis, and Strangeways (Saturday).

Today is the last day to buy advance tickets for Night 1. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.


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Liam's got a record out, Noel's got a record out, and both are coming to Boston -- but it's no matter because the pill welcomes #NOasis to Night 2 of our reunion weekend at Great Scott. They join live performances by Lifestyle and Strangeways, and DJ sets from Ken and Michael V.

Limited advance tickets are now on sale for both nights -- if you're truly mad fer it.

the pill - Tickets - Great Scott - Allston, MA - October 6th, 2017

2 weeks from tonight, Part 1 of 20th anniversary reunion weekend :: the pill lands at Great Scott. DJs Ken, Michael V, and Jen spin the modern indie dance party all night.

A limited number of advance tickets are now on sale through Bowery Boston: Let's all meet up in the year ...2017! On Friday, October 6 and Saturday October 7 join us as the pill returns to Great Scott for a very special reunion weekend. This year's re-Connection brings t

Iconic dance party 'the pill' to return to Boston for two-night 20th anniversary celebration

Thank you, axs! Put your dancing shoes on: famed Boston dance party "the pill" is returning for a 20th anniversary weekend. Known as one of the most...

Walk Away - E.P., by Strangeways

We are very excited to announce that Boston's Strangeways will be joining us for Night 2, Saturday, October 7.

4 track album

[09/08/17]   A limited number of advance tickets to 20th anniversary reunion weekend :: the pill go on sale today at noon through Bowery Boston. xo

Richard Ashcroft - Hold On (Official Audio)

TONIGHT: Richard Ashcroft plays the House of Blues Boston, with the pill's DJ Michael V spinning tunes before his set. As for our little indie dance party, well, we'll see you later this year. Hold on xx

Get the new album “These People” now on CD, Vinyl or as digital download Includes the singles "Out Of My Body", "These People", ...

Richard Ashcroft from The Verve

This Wednesday night! Roll up early to the Richard Ashcroft show at the House of Blues Boston to catch the pill's DJ Michael V open the night with a set of new and tested modern indie jams. Doors at 7pm. Tickets in the link. 3/29/2017 7PM at House of Blues Boston

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[10/23/16]   That was a good time, Boston. See you next year. xx

Reunion 2016 :: the pill [10/21/16]

We're Number 14! We're Number 14! We're Number 14! Let's all meet up in the year ...2016. Long-running indie dance party the pill returns to Great Scott in Allston this fall, as DJ Ken and Michael V spin the best in Britpop, modern indie and beyond. What was once a weekly is now a yearly, so join us on the dance floor and raise a glass to the greate...

Elastica - Connection

Allston shines again tonight. Let's get re-connected: Reunion 2016 :: the pill x Great Scott x DJs Ken & Michael V spin the modern indie dance party.

Doors at 10. Look sharp.

Music video by Elastica performing Connection. (C) 1995 Geffen Records Inc.

Oasis - Live Forever (Official Video - US)

Proper throwback anthem for today, tying in tonight's SuperSonic - OASIS Tribute LIVE at Great Scott w/ DJs Ken & Michael V. (the pill) before the reunion tomorrow evening. Everything happens at Great Scott.

Official US music video for Oasis' single 'Live Forever'. From the album: Definitely Maybe Directed by Nick Egan. B-side "Up in the Sky" (acoustic) "Cloudbur...

Cut Copy - Lights & Music

A modern classic, from the later years. It's on our mind.

Music video by Cut Copy performing Lights & Music. (C) 2008 Modular Recordings

The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection

Raise a glass as Boston's finest dance night is resurrected. Friday at Great Scott. The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection

Pulp - Common People

Sing along, this Friday. xx

Music video by Pulp performing Common People. (C) 1996 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

Talking Oasis 2016 with SuperSonic - Noise Floor

Yardhawk chats with SUPERSONIC in advance of Thursday's SuperSonic - OASIS Tribute LIVE at Great Scott w/ DJs Ken & Michael V. (the pill). SuperSonic performing at Great Scott last year For a group that disbanded in 2009, Oasis has had a pretty eventful 2016. The eternal war of words between the Brothers Gallagher continues to deepen in its absurdity, a documentary chronicling the band’s meteoric rise debuts this month, and an expans...

Suede - Beautiful Ones

Before we shake our bits to the hits next Friday night, please be aware that this song was released as a single 20 years ago today.

Subscribe here: All Suede iTunes LPs / Deluxe Editions are available to buy from iTunes now! Suede: Dog Man Star: ...

With Oasis Doc 'Supersonic' On the Way, Here's Their 17 Best Songs Ever

The reunion is in 2 weeks, and Supersonic play Great Scott the night before. Here's Luke O'Neil on the best 17 Oasis songs ever. The Oasis documentary Supersonic is coming out later this month, and if you're remotely a fan, or even someone who just appreciates the Gallagher brothers as the premier comedy duo of our times, you'll want to check it out. As you might expect, as a fan

We have some catching up to do, Boston.

Thursday 10.20.16: SuperSonic - OASIS Tribute LIVE at Great Scott w/ DJs Ken & Michael V. (the pill).

Friday 10.21.16: Reunion 2016 :: the pill.

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Advance tickets to the reunion dance party go on sale TODAY at noon. Guarantee your spot on the dance floor. Get tickets for the pill with DJ's Ken & Michael V. at Great Scott in Allston, MA on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 - 10:00PM at

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Our Story

Resident DJs Ken & Michael V spun the modern indie dance party, every Friday night in Boston from 1997 to 2013. We’re now all about those yearly reunions, so join us this year as we raise a glass on New Year’s Eve at our longtime home of Great Scott in Allston, Massachusetts. Follow us on twitter: More info to come. xx

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--> 2013 @ the pill
01.18: The New Highway Hymnal
01.25: Stereo Telescope (record release party)
02.01: RIBS
02.15: Unhappy Birthday live tribute to the Smiths + Morrissey
02.22: Crossfade Weekend with DJ Chris Ewen
03.01: The Field Effect
03.08: Bearstronaut (single release party)
03.22: The Floating Heads (record release party)
03.29: Suede Nite featuring the London Pravda and Suedeheads performing live tributes to Suede
04.05: Lovelife (ex-Viva Brother/Mirrors)
04.12: The Milling Gowns
05.03: Ruby Ridge + BRMC afterparty

--> 2012 @ live the pill:
01.13: Ruby Ridge
01.27: You Can Be A Wesley
02.10: The New Highway Hymnal (record release party)
02.17: Autochrome
03.02: Slowdim
03.09: Black Light Dinner Party
03.30: Stereo Telescope
04.06: Andre Obin (record release party)
04.20: The December Sound
05.04: Lifestyle
05.11: Herra Terra
05.25: Grand Resort
06.15: SPF5000
07.06: Team Spirit
07.15: Orca Orca
08.17: Color Channel
08.24: Velah
09.14: Camden
09.21: Fat Creeps
10.05: The 15th Anniversary + Morrissey afterparty
10.26: Avoxblue
10.31: The 10th annual pill Halloween show with the Luxury as Oasis, the New Highway Hymnal as the Stooges, Color Channel as LCD Soundsystem, Ruby Ridge as the Knife
11.16: Lifestyle
11.30 Sinnet
12.07: Animal Talk


--> 2011 @ the pill:
02.04: Great Scott Anniversary Weekend
02.11: Stereo Telescope
02.18: Pulp Vs Michael Jackson Nite
03.04: The Daily Pravda
04.01: Protokoll
04.29: Soft Pyramids
05.13: The Love Dimension (SF)
06.03: Rituals (LA)
06.24: Lindsey Starr & the Chemical Smiles
07.29: Girlfriends
08.14: The Hush Now
09.02: Oranjuly
09.09: Bozmo
09.16: People At Parties
09.23: Bearstronaut + Vanya Records label launch party
09.30: Spirit Kid
10.07: The 14th anniversary party
10.14: The Cinnamon Fuzz
10.21: The Sterns
10.28: The 9th annual Pill Halloween Show, with Spirit Kid as the Beatles, Lindsey Starr as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Endless Wave as Ride, and Dirty Bombs as Kasabian
11.18: Cooling Towers
12.02: Earthquake Party
12.09: Night Fruit
12.16: The Blackboard Nails


--> 2010 @ the pill:
02.05: Technoir MA
02.19: Emergency Music
03.05: Dear Leader
03.12: The Honors
03.26: Provocateur
04.02: The Daily Pravda
04.16: Endless Wave
04.30: Class Actress
05.14: Spirit Kid
05.21: Conservative Man
06.18: Veil Veil Vanish
06.25: The Depreciation Guild
07.09: DOM
08.13: Blur vs Oasis Nite
08.20: Bearstronaut
09.03: The Honors
09.17: The Sun Lee Sunbeam
09.24: The Postelles
10.08: The Pill's 13th anniversary
10.15: Vostok 4
10.29: The 8th annual Halloween Show, featuring the Honors as Morrissey, Bearstronaut as The Rapture and Vostok 4 as The Talking Heads
11.05: Zambri
12.10: Mystery Roar
12.31: The Pill New Year's Eve party with Freezepop and Videodrome


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Allston, MA
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