The Lowdown
What: Step On January Party
Where: Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha
When: Friday January 19

Indie veterans Step On made sure things went off with a bang for their first party of 2013. Of course, there were no alarms and fewer surprises, with all the reliable regulars wheeled out: we’re convinced there’s a list of a dozen songs – The Strokes’ ‘Last Night’, Blur’s ‘Song 2’ et al – that every indie night of the last decade is forced by law to play nightly. But the boisterous, guitar-starved crowd lapped it up like a camel drinking water in the desert. And, with the news that Loaded is on hold for a few months, we're not surprised, as monthly event Step On is currently the only chance for indie guys and gals to get their fix.