Courtesy of Blue Bones Vintage
Head to Ipanema Cafe and grab some of the event's great flyer coasters.
Synesthetes, rejoice! And everybody else, too! Local record store Steady Sounds and vintage clothing dispensary Blue Bones Vintage will blend their own sounds into the scene at Ipanema Cafe on Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8. Even if you don’t often find yourself hearing the colors and tasting the feels, you should certainly find yourself there between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. for drink specials, door giveaways and good times.
“The idea is that both stores will have their own separate nights — we’ll be DJing on Saturday, and Blue Bones [will DJ] on Sunday — and the people who work there will play the music of their choice," says Steady Sounds owner Marty Key. "We’ll be playing eclectic stuff, kind of a hodgepodge of styles, with danceable stuff later in the evening,”
Also spinning tunes on the Steady Sounds night will be F.G. Rockwell (who won the last name lottery, as DJs go) and Troy Hurt, and they’ll be drawing names out of a hat to give away free T-shirts and various other cool stuff. All you have to do is show up. “When I worked at Academy in New York, it was common for record stores to throw ‘nights’ they would curate at bars," says Key. "It was always fun to do, and no one’s been doing it here, so we thought, ‘why not?’ — and Greg Darden at Ipanema was really into the idea.” Steady will also be serving up its very own drink special, the VG/VG+, which is a beer and a shot of rye.
Blue Bones owners Lauren Healy and Jeremy Flora's garage power pop and girl group selections will coast you through Sunday night, along with their chosen special drink, the Blue Motorcycle. If you’ve never had one, you should order one. (I repeat: ONE.) It’s a heady blend of vodka, tequila, rum, gin, Blue Curacao, sour mix and lemon-lime soda, and two might have you enjoying the music a little too much. Blue Bones’ door prizes will include gift certificates and goodie bags, and they’ll have a little table of fun vintage barware for purchase.
It’s a few weeks away, so if you think it might slip your mind come November, stop by Ipanema Cafe and grab a flyer. They very conveniently double as coasters, and Martin Agency Senior Account Manager Kenneth Close’s handiwork will look excellent on your coffee table.