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Ybor's indie-electro scene gets a makeover


Some changes are afoot in the Ybor City dance club scene.

First and foremost: Czar's popular weekly electro-house-hipster-technicolor rave night, Pulp the Party, is switching from Friday nights to Wednesdays. The guestlist and DJs will remain the same. There's no Pulp this Friday; the first Wednesday-night Pulp is May 27.

Moving to Wednesdays may sound like an odd move, but Pulp mastermind DJ Pauly Crush (above) says it made sense for his crew, which will now be able to tour on weekends.

"Czar was looking for a broader audience on Fridays and we thought it would be prudent to move in the other direction: newer, breaking bleeding edge stuff," said Crush, a.k.a. Paul Geller of Orlando. "The idea was mine but it was basically alternative to killing the party or moving it to the Hyde Park area. I thought both ideas would be less fun."

Czar's new jam on Fridays? That'd be Filthy Richard, with DJ Monk and 500 Wolves, a collective of DJs from Pulp vets Crate Brothers and Soft Rock Renegades.

Elsewhere in Ybor City, the Orpheum is dipping its toes into the electro pool with Super Party Fridays, featuring summer residents Vox In Verse and the Florida Jammers (DJs Rig and Lazy). Cover is $5, and the drink specials are nice: $1 tequila shots, $3 PBR tallboys with a tequila shot, and a $3 Tequila Sunrise.

The first Super Party Friday kicks off May 29 -- the same night as the initial Filthy Richard.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:30pm]


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