A new alternative club night is launching in Geelong this week

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A new alternative club night is launching in Geelong this week

Forget Splendour in the Grass, Freakscene is delivering regular nights dedicated to some of the world’s best talent and many of our homegrown favourites.

Keen to make the most of your nights and hit the dance floor this year, but the usual chest-thudding beat and repetitive dance moves of techno aren’t really your style? Well never fear, we have you covered with a brand-new club night that’s just launched in Geelong.

Introducing Freakscene, an alternative disco party local to Geelong.

The key takeaways

  • Freakscene is the newest club night to hit Geelong
  • The weekly night will be dedicated to alternative and indie music, playing tunes from Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, The Killers, Panic at the Disco, MGMT and more
  • Free entry always

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Launching Thursday, February 25, the music night took over Mad Good, the arcade bar that’s popped up on Pakington Street, nestled inside local favourite The Barking Dog.

With the first night under their belt, the night will kick off from 9pm every Thursday night, with the Freakscene DJs (Geelong locals!) spinning all the best alternative, indie-rock tunes you would never usually hear inside a club in the CBD. Think Daft Punk, Nirvana, The 1975, Panic! at the Disco, Two Door Cinema Club, Talking Heads, The White Stripes, The Wombats, The Black Keys, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, The Kooks, Mac Demarco, Glass Animals, David Bowie, Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, Ocean Alley, Oasis, King Gizzard, and Gang of Youths, just to name a few.

Whether you’re keen for a mind-bending psych-dance listening experience courtesy of Tame Impala, a synth-filled electro-funk party from The Gorillaz, or you just want to groove to Lime Cordiale’s potent blend of reggae and surf-rock and singalong to The Killers, this will be the place to do it.

Essentially, it’s all the music you’d expect to hear at a festival like Splendour in the Grass or Falls Festival, but in Geelong West in a venue that will make you feel right at home. If you like to get up and dance to the synth-pop-meets-psychedelia beats from MGMT, there will be a dedicated d-floor, disco balls and special lighting to help you groove.

But if you’re more inclined to just kick back and vibe out to the Alex Turner’s smooth-like-butter tone, you can simply sink into the vintage couches, bench seating and spacious booths as you drink your choice of poison, or play Ghost Busters and Indiana Jones pinball machines, Daytona USA and Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems arcade games. Super Mario Kart to the sound of Arctic Monkeys? Say no more.

So, what could make a night like this even better?

Well, how about free entry, drink specials and giveaways, themed nights, and the promise of good times that will last well after last drinks have been called and you’re dancing your way out the door? (Trust us, with tunes this good, you’ll be hanging out for Thursday to come your way each and every week.)

It all kicks off each Thursday at 9pm at Mad Good (AKA The Barking Dog) in Geelong West. Entry is free, but be sure to RSVP via the Facebook event page. Now go out and have the time of your life each and every week!

You can find out further details via the club’s Facebook page.