Sunday, October 25, 2009
Live Band Coming to Groove 80's Night
Management at The Groove is going to do an experiment to see if they can increase crowd size for their Thursday 80's Night. Crowds have been decent of late but clearly they are down with this being the tourist off-season. On Thursday, November 19th they will be bringing in a live-band to The Groove stage. I think this may be a first. The locally-famous 80's band Switch is going to be appearing live for two sets beginning at 9pm. DJ Doc (from 8TRAX) will be playing between sets as well as after the band concludes. Sources say that if successful, they may bring in an 80's band monthly. The desire is to bring in a different demographic (band followers) while keeping current customers (DJ music-oriented customers). Thanks to reader Ken Sellers for alerting us to this! These are two very different demographics. Will be quite interesting to see how things mesh. IMO, if they really want to expand demographics, they should add late-70's Disco to the existing 80's format and bring in the rest of the homeless 8TRAX crowd. In other clubs around town that toss in a 70's hit from time-to-time, there are always cheers from the crowd when Village People, Bee Gees, KC, etc. gets played!