I don’t usually go out on Sunday nights. However, Presidents’ Day was a day off for me, so my friend and I decided to go out and live a little.
The Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown (Minneapolis) has become a favorite of mine. The dilapidated Victorian parlor vibe actually comes off as funky and sexy. Maybe it has to do with the strategic use of candlelight. But it’s always a fun place to be. The majority of my experiences there have been for the monthly “Hipshaker” event (the last Friday of the month, $5 cover). They spin old school funk and soul, and there’s always an enthusiastic crowd on the dance floor.
A few weeks ago, my friend saw an event on the KCK’s calendar called, “Lady Heat Hot Soul Party” (NO cover). We had no idea what it was about, but ALL of those words are amazing, so we knew it was worth investigating. Being a cold Sunday night in February, it was pretty empty when we arrived. But we had a few drinks, and once the music started, we had the floor to ourselves and some pent up dance mojo.
The music was somewhat similar to their Hipshaker nights, with more attention paid to mixing. Good grooves to work with, familiar songs, great for dancing. I did a little research and learned that Lady Heat is a local trio of DJs that work around town a lot. It seems that they frequent Club Jaeger a lot. Only one of the DJs from this trio was there last night (but it wasn’t a big event, so I don’t blame them). I liked their page on Facebook in case I need a dose of funk to jolt me out of the winter blues.
Daily Indulgence: Even if the crowd promises to be non-existent, go explore a new event that intrigues you (but bring a friend who isn’t afraid to start the party with you).