Caterpillar Lounge gets new digs, new DJs
|Photo by Kevin O'Meara for City Pages|
The latter isn't likely to be a problem though, with residents like Jet Set's Bryan Gerrard (Wednesdays), Cryphy's Plain Ole Bill (pictured, Thursdays), Club Jager's Dory McKenzie (Fridays) and former Caterpillar-Nicollet Ave. resident Fourfeet (Saturdays).
Testing the waters tonight for its "soft" opening will be longtime partyrocker Dirty McKenzie, and on January 29, things get serious with Minneapolis-based funkytime piper Chuck Love (Om Records, Love Network) as the special headliner on live instruments as well as the usual DJ setup.
"We'll be partying jamboree-style with flute, trumpet, guitar, and vocals," Love says. "'I'm fired up about it. It's my mom's 80th birthday that night so we're going to be out for that, too!"
Caterpillar resident Fourfeet, who has guested on several Love tracks (including their most visible house cut below), will make an appearance at the opening, as will Gerrard.
At a time when many restaurants and clubs are closing their doors and when house music feels like a shadow of its former self in Minneapolis, this is all quite good news.
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