Friday, November 20, 2009
Club Reports: CityWalk
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I haven't reported lately about Thursday nights at CityWalk. Thursday night is 80's Night at The Groove and on the recent Thursdays that I've been there the crowds have been rather light to moderate. I don't think interest is slipping, it's just off-season right now so the tourists are not there to mix in with the locals. To attack that they tried something different last night....the live band Switch performed on the stage playing a large assortment of 80's spread across three 30-minute sets. In between sets, former 8TRAX DJ Doc spun requests and his own selections. There was a decent crowd on hand; the band no doubt drew some of its own followers. It's way too early to judge whether having a live band one Thursday each month is going to be worth the expense. It was interesting though; it seemed different people danced to the band than danced when the DJ was playing. Will be interesting to see the turnout next Thursday...Thanksgiving.
Thursday night is Ladies Night at Latin Quarter featuring renowned DJ Leony of Sirius/XM Radio. Thursday's are usually crowded here but it never quite got that way last night. Me thinks the Latin Night at nearby Blue Martini has drawn away some of LQ's crowd. It wasn't empty, just not packed. The dance floor did get packed when Leony put on his mini-House music sets.
The most densely populated club (per square foot) last night was Red Coconut. DJ G-Clef of Celebrate Tonight fame had the floor crowded after the Herb Williams Band ended for the night.