Thursday, October 27, 2016

PI Update: Wine Bar Coming To Island

This is the only remaining plot of land on the Island and it will soon become home to Wine Bar George, a 6000sf venue named for famed sommelier George Milotes.

Located at the Hub, the venue is scheduled to open in Fall, 2017.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This Weekend In Techno Town

Biggest event of the final weekend of October is DJ duo Tritonal (USA) returning to Orlando at Gilt Nightclub!  EDM.
 One of the big names that kick-started the resurgence of electronic dance music, Afrojack (NL) is playing at House of Blues at Disney Springs!  EDM / House.   EVENT CANCELLED
Hidden in an alley behind BackBooth, the very underground 100 Club has the return of DJ D-Unity (CDN)!  Techno.

Lots of music options for everyone Friday night and over at Gilt Nightclub they have DJ duo Plan B (CDN).  House / Breaks.
The last Friday of the month means Lost in Trancelation at Bikkuri Lounge. This month an all-night set from DJ Robb Blak (USA). Trance.
Sandwich Bar has a great lineup of DJ's on Friday night too including Carlos Mendoza & Atnarko!  Progressive House.
Another session of Everything Between Us this Saturday night at Peek Downtown features DJ's Carlos Mendoza, Leo Montoya & Fobia. Always great beats for this event!  House / Deep House.
High atop Amway Center is 180 Skytop Lounge and this Saturday night they're having Burlesque shows and an all-evening music session from DJ Freefall (USA).  Top 40.
Breakbeat fans rejoice as The Joint in Daytona Beach has a huge lineup this Saturday night that includes DJ Fixx (USA), Shade K (E) and many, many more!  Breaks.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Breaking News: Customer Spotted In Erwin Pearl!

During my most recent visit to Disney Springs, a customer was spotted inside Erwin Pearl Jewelry. Stay tuned to the Blog for additional customer sightings at EPJ. Thank you. That is all.

Monday, October 24, 2016

PI Update: Mannequins Memories

It's a restaurant now. And upstairs at the rear is a private dining area.
But we'll never forget what used to be in that private dining area!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Club Reports: Lillian's Music Room, Simons (Gainvesille)

Located in downtown Gainesville, the Hippodrome State Theater opened in 1911 and at one time had the U.S. Post Office on the ground floor and the U.S. District Court on the top floor.  It stands as an institution of the city. And since I was over-nighting last night in Gainesville, it was a great opportunity to also visit two musical institutions!
Lillian's Music Store carries the old sign from it's days as a place you could purchase a piano but it's been a venerable live music club for decades!
And indeed, a live band was on stage playing old Rock hits.
It's been redecorated from its days as a dive bar but the older crowd it attracts was not there last night, at least not around 11PM.
The other musical institution visited last night was Simons.  Back in the day this club was as underground as you could get. Back then there was no brightly lit sign! Actually, there was no sign at all and you entered through a door in an alley behind the club!
Last night DJ Netgate was in the booth playing EDM when I arrived.
And the place was packed with college-age kids!
Back in the late 80's & 90's, Simons was the place for Techno and House music and then-owner Simon Semrani would bring in DJ's such as Deep Dish, Carl Cox, Felix da Housecat, Richie Hawtin, Icey, Josh Wink, Sasha & Digweed.
When most cities in Florida banned "raves", Gainesville still allowed them (until they caught on) and Simons was thee place. But now we get Trap.
But you can never go wrong with Go Go girls.....
.....or Go Go boys!
It ain't what it used to be.  Nonetheless, a good time was had by all!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Club Reports: Bar B, The Patio, The Social, Sandwich Bar

The new Bar B is located across Central from Tier Nightclub.
DJ Droptop was in the booth playing EDM during my stay including Dance versions of songs like Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" & Blondie's "Rapture".  Good stuff!
The club is long and narrow with an equal-sized patio outside.  During my visit a good number of people dropped-in, had a drink and then left.
A grand opening tonight with DJ Liquid Todd (USA) from Sirius/XM's BPM in the house and admission is FREE!  Should be packed!
Overdue for a visit to The Patio where there's always a party!
DJ's DJ Dan-eCrane & Parry taking turns!
It was 11PM so the dance floor was just picking-up.
But it would get more and more crowded as I wandered the place.
The music Top 40 hits old and new.
Cheap drink prices and a fun outdoor atmosphere assures that there really is always a party here!
Next stop, next door to The Social.
Arrived at the tail-end of a late-90's style Acid House set from DJ FoxForce005 (USA).
Just not a lot of people down on the dance floor.
At 11:30PM, DJ duo Yolanda Be Cool (AUS) would take over.
Action on the dance floor would pick up a bit but overall disappointing because it was rather empty.
I was expecting an EDM show but they delivered a great House music set instead!
The Aussie duo is most famous for their 2010 hit "We No Speak Americano".
Spotted at the bar: Jaime Ann, Mike 1, Shantele & Mike 2
Spotted in VIP: DJ FoxForce005 resting post-set.
Spotted on the mezzanine: DJ Mo who we first met playing at STK.
Great music had those in the club bouncing!
Final Saturday night stop was Sandwich Bar.
Arrived just after 1AM in time to see DJ Chris Fortier (USA) taking over!
Small club but lots of people jammed inside!
More real House music!
Of course we know Chris Fortier as one-third of AAHZ.

 Spotted outside: The other two thirds of AAHZ, DJ Kimball Collins (T) & DJ Dave Cannalte (USA).
Through the haze, music selections were both vocal & non-vocal!
And a good time was had by all!