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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

Battle of the bands

Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities

By Alex Zaragoza
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In the movie Pulp Fiction, Mia Wallace, as played by Uma Thurman, says there are two kinds of people in the world: Elvis people and Beatles people. Someone can like both, but never in the same amount. This is a test that reveals a lot about a person. 

On Friday, Feb. 1, you can make a similar decision at The Propagandist (835 Fifth Ave., Downtown) for Depeche Mode vs. New Order. DJs Biddy, Visions and Skinny Fat will attempt to sway your decision by playing the best of both bands, but it’s up to you to pick a side. I’m fervently New Order on this one, but I still just can’t get enough of DM’s synth pop.

If all that arguing over ’80s new-wave gods gets you in the mood to argue over entire genres, head to Tower Bar (4757 University Ave. in City Heights) that same night for Hip-Hop vs. Punk Rock. The event, which happens every first Friday of the month, pits a punk band and rap group against each other in musical battle. This time, Los Angeles mic masters Mestizo will go head-tohead with local punks Partito Tempo. The second round features National City’s Old English dropping mad rhymes on the raw sounds of Outlaw Bastards from Tijuana. Come by at around 11 p.m. This one always starts late. Cover is $3.

Cruise on down to Whistle Stop Bar (2236 Fern St. in South Park) on Saturday, Feb. 2, for Sleepwalking Old Skool Jamz. The fight breaking out at this one is not publicized, but, as a regular, I can assure you that there’s one going down. The evening is split in two, with smooth lowrider oldies and classic Motown hits getting things going at the beginning. But ’round midnight is when DJs kick it up, playing old-school party hits by the likes of Nu Shooz and The Gap Band. As Mrs. Wallace said, you can like both, but never in the same amount.


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