For lovers of Motown, northern soul, funk, boogaloo, greasy R&B, rare grooves and anything with a touch of soul, the only place you should be tonight is at Friday night by Dahlak. Hometown Soul DJ Appreciation Night is a Justice League of America-type gathering with DJs from the area's top soulful nights, including Nitekrawler (of Dahlak's Moneytown), Soul Call Paul (of a soul-named night at the Black Cat), Neville C. (Marvin, Saint-Ex), Lunch Money (Heat at Saint-Ex, Wonderland Balltoom) and Provoke (The Soul Thing at Marx Cafe). Each DJ will play 35-40 minutes, then trade off more quickly at the end of the night. We are giddy with anticipation about how good this is going to be. Wear shoes that will be comfortable for dancing all night, because there are no breaks. The music starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 3. As always at Dahlak, there's no cover.
-- Fritz Hahn (Nov. 4, 2008)