First off it sounds like you come from a very awesome city if there are backyard shows every weekend :) Second, I can honestly dance to everything from psychobilly, 90'd dance, brit-pop, doo-wop, 70's rock, glam rock, euro-dance, latin pop, R&B, hip hop, disco, and everything in-between.
For me it's really a case of being addicted to dancing, and you have to try really hard to find music that I can't dance to. As for what genre best suits me, I'd say any genre that can give me an awesome beat and rythym that I can move to. :)
I like a little bit of everything - for instance, my Pandora playlist goes as follows:
JD McPherson Radio, Classical, Beirut Radio, Jem Radio, Of Monsters & Men Radio, Swing Radio, Kimbra Radio, Class of the 90's, Indie Dance Radio, Ska Radio, Jack Johnson Radio, Frank Sinatra Radio, Indie Pop Radio, Rockabilly Radio, 50's Rock n Roll, Bubblegum Oldies and 60's Oldies.
I listen to ska, punk, classical, rockabilly(sometimes) and classic rock, oh and a lot of old school metal. but what it is that i think we all enjoy are the sounds of the retro.vintage americana like etta james, duke ellington, Rosemary clooney, and newer artista with the same vibe like Caro Emerald or Amy Winehouse.
Punk, Ska, psychobilly, rockabilly, a little alternative (the older stuff, alternative is getting a little to "alternative" for me now a days). I am a Amy Winehouse fan. I love 60's music like The Supremes and Temptations.
Any other CA fans on here? Just got Christina Aguilera's new album Lotus a few days ago. Has anyone else heard it yet?