Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Club Report: The Venue (Clearwater)

King Bob's road trip continues. On to The Venue, St. Pete/Clearwater.
DJ Kidd Leow from radio station WFLZ, FM 93.3, Tampa. First visit to the club since it was called Storman's and Storman Norman's and they used to do an aweome "Techno Tuesday". Hey, if HOB can do a jamming Service Industry Night on a Sunday, The Venue can do one on a Monday! Substantial renovations give the place a completely different look. My first impression was that this area next to the main bar below the DJ was the dance floor. At least initially, that was not the case.

Discovered that the main dance floor is actually upstairs in a separate area.

The relatively small upstairs area got jammed quickly! Doesn't anybody know this is a Monday night? The music is an on-going mix of Dance, Top 40, small amounts of Hip Hop, 2000's, and 80's. Much better than The Groove or Atlantic Dance Hall! Most of songs get clipped; all have videos with them.

But then as the place got more crowded, even that downstairs area by the bar became a dance floor! My bartender said it's like this every Monday night.

But at midnight I had to get out of there. Some of us work for a living. The line was growing. Admission is free for anyone in a service industry but otherwise just $5. My tab for two drinks.....$4. Located on Ulmerton Road near St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport, this is a no-brainer for anyone spending a Monday night in the Tampa Bay area. Very impressive!

6 comments:

Dj Smooth said...

what do you mean by the songs get clipped? are you talking about where the "Dj" plays part of a song and then mixes into something else?

KingBob said...

Kind of. But he was not mixing or blending songs into the next song. He would abruptly end a song and begin the next song.

Dj Smooth said...

who was the Dj again?

Anonymous said...

Was Stay Puff & Rat Boy there?

KingBob said...

The DJ/VJ was DJ Kidd Leow from radio station WFLZ. He does a lot of their remotes. According to his History, he's opened for a lot of big names.

Sorry, don't know anything about Stay Puff and Rat Boy. 93.3FLZ's signal does make it over to the Orlando area but I rarely listen.

Dj Smooth said...

Interesting...