With the relatively recent inclusion of Mizner Park transplant Dubliner to Himmarshee, the entertainment district of downtown Fort Lauderdale now has four “Irish” bars: Dicey Rileys, Briny Sea Club Aquarium (or Briny’s Irish Club), Briny’s On The River, and Dubliner. Frankly, when we heard that another “Irish” bar was taking over the vacant space left by Sidebar/Himmarshee Grille, we were less than enthused; however, with the announcement of Dubliner’s new weekly Tuesday Ladies Indie Night, the newcomer is challenging our assumptions.
The reason we are pumped about Tuesday Indie is that not only is it a chance to hear danceable indie rock/remixes in the middle of the week, but the party’s resident DJ (and FTLC friend, full disclosure) Andie Sweetswirl has handpicked a couple of intriguing Miami bands to perform for the first 2 nights: REBEL and Jean Jacket, respectively. Although we don’t have the official list of guest DJs yet, expect an array of Broward’s indie spinners to lend indie rock/ new wave/ dance/ disco/ 80s tracks to the mix. Again with the disclosure, your faithful blogger (Mig) is DJing next Tuesday, May 14 with Sweetswirl and Jean Jacket. As usual, I don’t have a defined setlist and will be taking requests ahead of time via Twitter: @migftl or @ftlcollective
REBEL w/ DJ Andie Sweetswirl – Tonight, May 7th
We’ve talked about REBEL many times in the past, and it’s no secret that we’re fans of the band’s sound. In fact, we’ve used their song Stampede for the intro of our strange YouTube video for the How to Make An FTL Mule (mixing myself one right now in fact) and they were one of the bands to play our first event for the debut of the blog. The band performs on the inaugural Tuesday night.
To describe their sound, we’re stealing this directly from our streaming of REBEL track Time on our Block X Blog Band Breakdown Part 2….For fans of: Kasabian, (old) Muse, White Lies, and bands that equally straddle Miami and Broward
Jean Jacket w/ DJ Andie Sweetswirl & FTLC’s DJ Mig (me) – Tuesday, May 14th
Miami synth duo Jean Jacket is a newcomer to South Florida. It’s comprised of Steph Taylor (of The State Of) and Harlowe Gee. Our friends at Salty Eggs did a thorough post on Jean Jacket’s debut album k cpu back in February– Arielle Castillo was pretty spot-on with her use of “Kavinsky-esque”. I’ll also throw in another Drive soundtrack band, College “A Real Hero”, to give you an idea of the band’s sound. In general, think slowed down, relaxed 80s synth.
Ladies Indie Night is every Tuesday starting tonight (May 7), ladies drink free from 10-12, $3 PBRs all night, $5 Jack or Jameson all night, indie music all night, Dubliner Fort Lauderdale, 210 SW 2nd St, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301, no cover
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