Baltimore synthpop act that's already making waves in the scene.
We've also got three great DJs, another one of those ever-popular
gothic yard sales, several b'days to celebrate, and a farewell to one
of our staff. For all the details, read on...
Although it hasn't been performing live for long, the self-
described "synthpop/electro/alternative" act Red This Ever is already
a smash hit in its hometown; and it's rapidly attracting increasing
numbers of fans, including "mainstream" ones, from all over. Its
five members include well-known figures from the Maryland scene, and
they work remarkably well together, producing a sound all their own
but influenced by such diverse groups as VNV Nation, Wolfsheim, The
Cure, New Order, and the Legendary Pink Dots. RTE is already
preparing its first CD, which should be out later this year. Come
out Saturday and see what all the excitement is about. Years from
now you'll be able to tell your friends you caught RTE back at the
start. For more info, check out www.myspace.com/redthisever or
Both before and after the show (which won't, we hasten to emphasize,
block the dance floor), you'll catch the request-friendly sets of
Midnight's head DJ, Phae, and our two guests, Lost and Sweetie Pie.
Lost got his start back in the early 1990s, working with notorious
characters like DJ Mohawk Adam. Lost spun at clubs such as 5th
Column, Tracks, Roxy, and Nation; and he came out of an obviously too
early temporary retirement in 2005 to resume his career at Midnight.
DJ Sweetie Pie, one of the rising generation of scene DJs that
Midnight has helped train and/or debut, always creates a stir with
her eclectic sets. Fresh from a successful appearance in the booth
at the Hot! party in Virginia, she and the others will keep you out
on the floor.
After many moons of efficiently scheduling everyone else under the
sun for our vendors corner, it's only fair that Sasha get her turn at
bat. This week she's holding a gothic yard sale of her own at the
club, and reports that she'll have a interesting mix of "clothing,
accessories, and jewelry, mostly second hand. Nothing above $20."
Sasha, as anyone who's ever seen her will attest, is inevitably one
of the best-dressed folks at our (or any) party. So this is your
opportunity to raid her collection to expand your own--and at great
FREE STUFF, DISCOUNTS, AND MUNCHIES
Let's start with the cake list for March 11. We're celebrating the
birthdays of Ada, a member of Red This Ever and the woman who cracked
the whip at Scratch Magazine, plus Dennis (who used to work door with
Sixx) and Pharaoh. (H.B. also to DJ Flashpoint!) On a sadder note,
we'll also have free cake to bid at least a temporary farewell to
Shauna, who's moving to Chicago shortly. Please be sure to wish each
of them the best at some point during the evening!
As our regulars know, we usually start parceling out the pastry a
little after the witching hour, right about the time we hold each
Saturday night's drawing. Fill out one of the slips on our lit table
(this week it will be over near the Back Hall entrance) when you come
in, toss it in the nearby cauldron, and cross your fingers. The
latest batch of prizes includes brand new releases from Covenant
("Skyshaper") and She Wants Revenge, recent ones from The Dreamside
and DJ Ferret, plus "Dancing in the Dark," the compilation assembled
to celebrate Dancing Ferret Records' 10th anniversary.
Band night or no, all the regular deals remain in effect. Our first
dozen guests will pay no cover, and The Meeting Place's able
bartenders will be serving two-for-one drinks between 9:00 and 10:00
p.m. We'll also have a tray of free candy for our earlybirds, and
TMP's kitchen will be open the usual hours of 9:00 to 2:00 for those
of you with the Midnight munchies. Check out their chicken wings,
burgers, fries and sandwiches!
It's going to be a great night to mix and mingle, and we're expecting
some far too rarely seen folks from Baltimore to attend. So head on
down to Midnight for another gothic frenzy of music, booze, and
-- Scott & the Midnight crew
P.S. -- And don't forget the grand opening of Strangeland Records
next Wednesday in VA. See below for more info...
Friday, March 10 -- Ascension at Club Orpheus (1003 E. Pratt Street,
Baltimore)--CD release party for "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King"; DJs
Chewka and Lady Kele-De (www.marylandascension.com)
* Saturday, March 11 -- MIDNIGHT, with a live performance by Red This
Ever (www.myspace.com/redthisever); DJ Phae and guest DJs Lost and
Sweetie Pie; farewell to Shauna party & free cake for several b'days
Sunday, March 12 -- Corrosion at Zucchabar (1841 Columbia Road NW,
Washington), with guest DJ Mohawk Adam (www.corrosion-dc.com)
Monday, March 13 -- Tomb at the U Turn (11th & U Streets NW,
Washington), with guest DJ London (MIDNIGHT, Zero, Entre Nous);
18+ fetish party (http://thetombdc.sinfree.net)
Tuesday, March 14 -- NIN live at the Richmond, VA, Coliseum, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 -- Strangeland Records opens in Annandale, VA
* Saturday, March 18 -- MIDNIGHT, with DJs Phae, London, and guest
Mr. Austin; vending by Silver Dragon Studio and Weaving Roses; free
cake & more TBA!
Wednesday, March 29 -- Lovecats at The Blue Room (2321 18th Street
NW, Washington); music from The Cure spun by DJs Medusa and Strange;
$5.00 cover, 21+ (medusapromotions.com)
MIDNIGHT at The Meeting Place, 1707 L Street NW, Washington, D.C.
* 9:00 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. every Saturday night
* ages 18+ to dance, 21+ to drink (proper i.d. required)
* $5.00 cover, first 12 guests admitted free
* full bar, with two-for-one drinks from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m., drink
specials, a late-night menu (chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches,
fries), bottled water, and Red Bull available
* giveaways weekly (including CDs from Covenant, She Wants Revenge,
and The Dreamside this Saturday!)
By the freaks, for the freaks!
For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDNIGHT Set List -- March 4, 2006
(this should be posted shortly on our website, www.dcmidnight.com)