Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Craigslist music underground

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Whereas Kansas City's Craigslist Rant and Rave section seems to be devoted to nothing but random things like "Titty Tuesday" (which is exactly what you think it is), Lawrence's Rants and Raves are a bit more music-centric.

Specifically, the past couple of weeks have been devoted to two subjects that haven't even managed to branch out to Facebook. You've got folks up in arms over two seemingly disparate topics -- namely, whether straight DJs should be playing what are euphemistically referred to as "pride" or "family" nights at clubs, as well as alleged patron abuse at Fatso's.

The pride-night allegations originated in this post, which provides a history of the various pride-night DJs at Wilde's Chateau 24 in Lawrence. Unfortunately, the debate seems to have stopped shortly after that, going no further than a couple of comments regarding the skills of DJ Transit, before descending into gay-bashing. Former pride night DJ ChefNguyen weighed in and seems to have put a stop to everything.

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That was just in time for the Fatso's allegations to be levelled in this lengthy post, which alleges (among other things) being sprayed with a can of air freshener by an employee, and an attempted attack with a beer bottle.

These two topics of DJs and Fatso's have now combined into a discussion as to whether Fatso's DJ, DJ Parle, is worth a shit. It might not be legitimate, and it might not be substantiated, but there's certainly a part of the area's musical culture that most of us aren't aware of that has a voice here.

If you know of any other parts of the music scene that exist in the periphery like this, feel free to share them in the comments.

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