Friday, September 4, 2009

Hang the DJ: Nashville DJ Nights Are Out of Control

Posted by on Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM

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It's a concept that seems as old as vinyl records themselves: Get some turntables, play some records at top volume, sell beer and wait for people to show up. While, for example, DJ nights in '70s England are often held accountable for both spreading the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and reggae's influence on first wave punk and second wave ska, it's a tad quixotic to imagine them having any such impact now. In fact, it's safe to say the only thing DJ nights in Nashville have inspired are more DJ nights. Not only are there a shit ton of bars sporting turntables, CD decks and iPods for entertainment these days, there's some especially notable ones coming up.

Tomorrow night: Coach vs. Kase at 12th and Porter. In addition to DJs Justin Kase and Coach, this show will feature NYC's French Horn Rebellion and Database from San Paulo, Brazil. Admission is only a buck.

On Monday: Keep On Movin. The 5 Spot's weekly vinyl-driven celebration of old school rock 'n' soul will have its one-year anniversary party. They'll be rejoicing in 52 straight weeks of packing the house with sweaty, drunken bodies with vinyl giveaways from The Groove, door prizes and other like festivities.

Wednesdays at Foobar is Totally DJs. I don't know exactly who all that entails or what it involves besides former WMTS DJ Spice J, but I'm sure one of you does and won't hesitate to enlighten us. It's also "Service Industry Night" there. So what better way for the working man to get his drank on?

And finally, starting Friday, September 11 at Mad Donna's, DJs Burgers (a.k.a. lover of all things scientific and musical, Steve Cross) and Fan Fiction will host BFF--"East Nashville's new indie/electro bash" on the weekly.

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