Studio 66 at the Lo-Fi Gallery on Eastlake
429 Eastlake Ave East
9pm, $9, 21+
The Love Me Nots
Have you ever been to Emerald City Soul night at the Lo-Fi Gallery? It's pretty awesome. Unique space, cool crowd, great rockin' music that takes you back to an era that was nearly left forgotten until a few dedicated folks totally into it helped bring back a Northern soul revival. It just has a great vibe, which has made it hugely popular.
In a similar vein, but a different bent, is Studio 66. Rather than focus on Northern Soul however, Studio 66 more tries to capture a time in the '60s when the airwaves and fashion revolved around mod, garage rock, early psychedelic, soul, acid jazz and Brit pop. Think live bands with organs and mod haircuts, dancing girls in mini skirts with white vinyl boots, flashing lights, and a crowd ready to boogie. Tonight's the night for the action and there are two outta town live bands that are gonna burn up the stage:
Montreal band The High Dials play guitar driven psychedelic rock along the lines of an updated Cream/Beatles/Byrds hybrid. But if you were to ask me who to hit Studio 66 for, it would be The Love Me Nots from Phoenix. The Love Me Nots have a total garage rock with organs sound going on with a couple of cute girls in miniskirts in the band. If you click the band links above you'll find their MySpace profiles, give "Move in Tight" by The Love Me Nots a listen and tell me this band doesn't rock!
There will also be a pile of DJs, the Tangerine Tonic go go dancers, projectors, lights, two bars and lots of beautiful people!