Nocturnal City Dive Bar
Classic late night city bar. Deliberately unfancy, and the scene who hangs out there prefers it that way. Locals only. Darkly lit, all the furnishings are used and older than any of the patrons. Crowd is late 20s-early 30s, exceedingly knowledgeable about music. While well-crafted, well-mixed cocktails are available, most will order a Brooklyn or Lagunitas. To provide the suitable soundtrack to this nocturnal cityscape—pulsing, sexy, not slick, raw but funky, textured and varied enough to carry through a long drinking and hanging-out session—we arranged a reel of Grace Jones' dark Art Pop, the fuzzy dub reggae of Keith Hudson, the anthemic dance rock of Holy Ghost!, percussive Post-Punk from Leslie Winer, Tonetta's propulsive lo-fi sleaze, to Nite Jewel's woozy, cough syrup dream pop. Dark, sexy, and always funky.