The wonderful people at The District 6310 Rotary Alumni Foundation have put together an extraordinary event for us, and it’s sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss. Think beer samples. Think all sorts of local, mouth watering eats. Think live music. Think friends. Think fun. Find out more information at the previous blog post or at the Facebook event (for a full menu). But what I want to explore now is our entertainment!

 

If you heard that the Electric Kitsch was doing music, and got confused (I was, at first), then read on. Jordan, the owner, and his friend John will be spinning some great records on a classic turntable, something Jordan says he doesn’t think most people see much of anymore when a lot of DJs have been using laptops. And while he says that the final reveal is a surprise, Jordan wants to play music that most people haven’t heard, something different than what you hear on the radio (hallelujah!). Rare disco? Electro Rap? Funk? Those were all likely possibilities that he offered up. “I just want people to dance,” he said. So grab your dancing shoes (or not) and come out. It’s sure to be a lot of fun—I can’t wait!

 

And after they are done spinning us around, we’ve got live listenings from the band Tokyo Morose. You may have heard them before, perhaps even at our latest indie music night at Bemos (which by the way was a GREAT time. Check back here for more info on the next one likely to be in June). Tokyo Morose is a band from Bay City/Grand Rapids, recently winning Best Alternative Album (for 2012) from the Grand Rapids radio station 88.1 WYCE. Here is a description from their own mouths of what they do: “Currently, the band is in the midst of new sonic directions. In its inception, the band had a rather blatant electro-acoustic leaning, mixing pump organ, bells, drums, strings and acoustic guitars with subtle sampler and drum machine programming, as is evident on their debut recording. The band has since began incorporating synthesizer, electric guitar, laptop programming and more sample-based rhythms into their songs and compositions. Not altogether eschewing their old ways, they’ve simply sought new ways to augment their sound and develop their sonic palette.” Their album is available for digital download. To get a feel for it before Friday night, check out their Bandcamp page.

 

Well there you have it, a night that is sure to be a great kick-off to the summer. Tickets are still on sale on Brown Paper Tickets as well as at Electric Kitsch and Tri-City Brewing Company. If there are still tickets available, you can also purchase them at the door.

 

Brews and Bites
May 10, 7 p.m.
Tri-City Brewing Company
3020 N. Water Street
Bay City, MI 48708