Sunday, January 21, 2018

Club Reports: Eve Nightclub, Vinyl Arts Bar, Peek Downtown

Saturday night in the city and beginning it at Eve Nightclub for their weekly "NQA" house night!
Arrived to find DJ Codes (USA) in the booth playing mostly vocal House.
The dance floor was already in full operation mode when I arrived!
Brooklyn-based Codes playing my current-favorite "Roller Coaster" to close-out his set!
Detroit-based DJ duo Golf Clap (USA) taking over next.
And everyone that was just standing around came down to the floor!
Eve is the most-upscale club venue in downtown Orlando.
With "NQA" on Saturdays bringing in top international talent every weekend.
Now over to Vinyl Arts Bar which was celebrating its 2-year anniversary last night!
Inside the main room we found DJ Jim Little (USA) in the booth playing House!
Just a small crowd on the dance floor up here.
But that's only because down in the basement DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA) was taking his turn!
And this is where everyone was!
Small room but big vibe!
House music all night long!
So grateful to have Vinyl Arts Bar on the scene following the demise of similarly-minded Sound Bar!
Peek Downtown was last night's home of "Boombox"!
With DJ's Matrix & J-Dub (USA) back in the Peek booth where they belong!
Dance floor just beginning to pick up when I arrived!
Photo bomb!
Breaks are fast.....but not this fast, lol!
Although Trish was spotted moving about that pace!
Spotted on the dance floor: Michael, Cheryl, Michelle & the always-amazing MC Mary Beth!
Spotted by the booth: Christina & Blanca
Spotted at the bar: DJ Seth Vogt & Nicole.
Spotted guarding the booth: DJ Flash (USA) who had played earlier.
I tried to take a picture of Jim (center) and the subjects posing kept growing and growing!
Spotted inVIP: Anthony & Adriana
Spotted on the dance floor: Mandie with DJ CD Mack (USA).
DJ Seth Vogt (USA) taking over in the final hour and slowing things down just a bit.
Everywhere I went last night, a good time was had by all!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Club Reports: Attic Nightclub, The Crow, Peek Downtown

Still cold in Orlando but when you're on a mission there is no excuse to stay home! So I began my Friday night at Attic Nightclub.
DJ Alex Wood in the perch playing EDM!
There just weren't many people here yet though.
You can always count on Electronic Dance Music at the Attic!
Dance floor was beginning to see some activity by the time I finished my drink so it was time to be moving on......... door to The Crow!
DJ Ricky in the booth playing mostly Hip Hop hits and also some EDM.
Before this was The Crow it went by the name of Ghost Bar, home of Eddie the friendly ghost who inhabited the building. We're not really sure if he moved out when the name changed.
Good crowd was building although no one was dancing during my visit.
Now over to Peek Downtown for an all-girl DJ line-up for this special Friday night edition of "Discovery Thursdays".
DJ Hallucinate on the decks during my visit!
The music all Dubstep and Heavy Bass.
The crowd was predominantly young and predominantly female. No complaints there.
There was plenty of the requisite head banging!
This weekend's event was moved from Thursday to Friday because DJ Datsik (CDN) played Thursday night at House of Blues and the Dubstep crowd would have all been over there.
You know by now I'm not a big fan of the genre and in this 2011 Blog article I warned parents to talk to their children about Dubstep before someone else did!
But it does grow on you after awhile and a good time was had by all!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Club Report: The Castle (Tampa)

Attended a Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game in Tampa last night. Of course any visit to Tampa on a Thursday night requires an obligatory visit to The Castle!
DJ Noi (USA) was in the booth playing 80's, 90's & current Indie pop. The 80's New Wave was like a Saturday night at I-Bar while the Indie was like a Friday night at I-Bar!
Only Mary was on the dance floor when we got there!
Things picked-up a bit during our 90-minute or so visit but it never got crowded. Sadly the upstairs section of The Castle was not open and we were limited to the dungeon section downstairs.
Being a dungeon, there was a rack available!
And some dorm bunks?
And several jail cells!
But we've come a long way from The Castle we used to know when Thursdays meant Pop'N'Wave night with music videos of Pop and New Wave music.
Spotted looking awesome on the stripper pole: Gina
I had never heard of a singer named Lady Gaga when they played her music video "Just Dance" in 2008 here at The Castle. Everyone in the club stopped what they were doing and watched the video and you just knew she was going to be big!
Had to be at work early this morning so couldn't stay late but a good time was had by all!