Blog: October

October 25th, 2011

It’s that time of year again — when the wind howls, the shadows grow long and ominous, and ghastly souls descend upon Orbit 19. That’s right — it’s time for our annual Halloween weekend, HorrorTrash 9! In the ninth installment of the lounge’s weekend-long party, we are hosting Zombie Weekend! The dead shall walk (and dance and party) amongst us on this ghoulish weekend. There’s never been a better time to stop in and hang out at Orbit 19. Here’s what we have going on:

Friday October 28 – In addition to having one of our resident VDJs, Joe Darko (Joe Lite’s alter-ego with a devilish, evil twist) spinning and rocking the house, we also feature local all-girl punk rockers, Doll Parts.

Sounding like a female version of The Ramones, Tampa Bay’s own Doll Parts are not your average, girly rock band. With a set list that includes titles such as “Panty Raid”, “Bathroom Business”, “Mascara Smears”, “Shut Up” and “You Fucked Up”, the girls in Doll Parts will meet all of your angst-driven, Halloween musical needs. Saturday, October 29 – You’ve come to expect nothing less than the very best from resident DJ D-VOLV on Saturday nights, spinning underground hip-hop and mash-up, and the trend continues. But, D-Volv won’t be going it alone on HorrorTrash weekend. Local favorites The BLACK HONKEYS stop in and share their mix of soul, funk, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. After more than a decade, the band still brings the funk and the energy reminiscent of such acts as Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Temptations, J. Geils Band and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With a combination like D-Volv and The Honkeys, there’s sure to be enough quality music to go around.

Monday, October 31 – Last but not least, on All Hallow’s Eve, we feature one of the Bay Area’s most popular acts, The Stick Martin Show. You’ve seen him here at Orbit 19 every Monday night, hosting one of the Bay area’s most entertaining and hip Open Mic nights, but this time, Stick Martin brings the rest of the guys along with him for the wildly-entertaining Stick Martin Show. As a recurring winner of Creative Loafing’s Reader’s Poll for “Best Hip Hop Act” and “Best Local Singer/Songwriter”, The SMS infuse every performance with a perfect balance of “party –rocking hip-hop and dance tracks with alternative, pop and a Ween-like sense of prankishness.” Stick Martin describes it as, “Lots of hip-hop, a bit of punk, bar rock and some country stomp.” Whatever it is, we always want it here at Orbit 19. Come check them out.

And don’t forget – each and every night of HorrorTrash weekend we will have a contest where the best costume will win a sweet bar tab! So dig yourself out of that grave you’ve been rotting in, and drag yourself over to Orbit 19 for the wildest and best Halloween weekend around!