Despite the fact that it falls on a weekend, this year's Valentine's Day puts club-goers (at least the ones who have to work on President's Day) at a slight disadvantage. It's hard to get super crazy on a Sunday night while worrying about Monday's madness.
So in that case, Detroit Bar
is blowing their V-Day wad on Friday with their "Friends and Lovers" party, stacked with a respected roster of DJs packing crates and skills galore. That includes KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad
, who's eclectic pedigree has recently earned him gigs behind the turntables with sultry vocalist Sade and Swedish electro tribe Little Dragon. Fellow LA turntablist DJ J-Logic
(the brains and soul behind L.A. hip-hop nights like SoundLessons and Firecracker) is also bringing some of that experimental, underground flavor for the romantic drunks inside Costa Mesa's best live music venue.
Adding a huge dose of local talent to the mix are Jam City Tourists (whose members also DJ in Japson and Y.O.O.K.S.
), DJ/instrumentalist trio Fiero (who we wrote about in a December Locals column
) and Cancun Joey
(by the way, he's actually from Santa Ana). It all rolls up into one big night of rude beats, strong drinks and heart-pounding debauchery. Plus, you'll have a whole day to sober up before Cupid's Day. Sounds like a win-win situation.