If you’ve always wondered what a soul version of “Holiday in Cambodia” might sound like, now’s your chance to find out!
Danny White has been doing his thing for years now, and even though he can’t do it at the Attic anymore because of some NIMBY nonsense, he’s nonetheless been keeping the party going at Amnesia instead. Tonight marks 8 fucking years of spinning everything from Holy Ghost and Hot Chip to the Pet Shop Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which is a pretty damn long time to stay in the game! There’s also going to be a documentary filming earlier in the evening, so stop on by if you’ve got some stories to share!
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And we won’t get to see these amazing flyers or dance to the best soul grooves in town anymore! Or so he threatens.
Best not to risk it. See ya there!
Here‘s a blast from before the bust of ’01. When Slanted Door used to be on Valencia and places like Mangiafuoco on Guerrero used to offer basic Italian grub and grog (“It has chianti and what else do you need in an Italian restaurant”).
Benders was Sacrifice, serving up rum ribs and voodoo pasta in a tiki setting (“Don’t ask about how this purgatorial “tiki lounge” fits in, it just does”).
Booze was referred to as liquids and Amnesia charged a whopping $2 for live shows. Over at The Uptown a good jukebox was defined as one stocked with Dylan and Morphine, but beers were $3 and the dude next to you could probably tip you off on a well priced nitrous tank.
The current de-gentrified Club Veintiséis on Mission near 26th was the gentrified 26 Mix, a “sound bar” offering up a high quality listening experience while you sipped on your suds à la Tokyo style bars which feature a premium soundsystem and choice djs.
Bonus interview with dj Spesh aka “dj Special K” of club QOÖL fame right here, who will surely get a kick out of this decade old frosty picture we’ve unearthed.
Good to see they got my tweet. Who says that hipsters get to have all the fun? I hope they woke up that NIMBY jerk who got the city to ban DJs at the Attic.
If you’re looking for something to do this Thursday, you need look no further, because Mashi Mashi is presenting a visceral night of astral plane visionary aesthetes that happens to have a little something for everybody. Bands, DJ’s, and art–what more could you possibly want? It’s all going down at Cellspace this Thursday, and they’re even giving away two free tickets!
All you have to do is write a caption in the comments for one of the images in the flyer (see it bigger here), like that one of the cheetah on the Ferrari [night city gazelles are FUCKED]. The contest ends Wednesday at 5pm, so get cracking!
It’s the first Friday of the month, and you know what that means! And no, I’m not talking about some silly art walk. It’s time to break out those saddle shoes and get your butt over to one of the best dance parties in town going off at the Knockout tonight!
Sadly, I just sprained my MCL playing soccer last weekend and the doctor said NO DANCING for 6-8 weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fun! Don’t forget to RSVP and invite your friends here.
What better night to tempt the lords of darkness with a wild Smiths/Misfits dance party than Friday the 13th? Afraid? Too bad, because the Smithsfits Friend Club makes it triumphant return tomorrow at the Knockout, and the best part is that the first 36 people to walk through the door get a rad limited edition Smithsfits button! You’d be surprised how well the Smiths and Misfits go together when you just want to dance, which is why this night has become one of my favorite parties in the neighborhood! Be sure to Like the page so you stay up to date on when the next party’s going down (that is, if you make it through the night).
Oh, and don’t forget to RSVP and invite your friends here!
Better late than never, an animated GIF of breakdancing/kung-fu fighting from Sunday Streets:
This guy was also doing that Russian kick-dancing thing (kazachok/prisyadka?) which was pretty awesome. Almost made up for the Dennis Richmond Band getting shut down by the cops thanks to the parents of the kids band playing by the library, or so the rumor goes.