Loom turns 6 with Red Bull Symposium, DJ Spinna and one helluva party; Crocodiles tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:45 pm March 1, 2012

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

One of Omaha’s most-grooviest concepts, Loom, turns six tonight. It seems like only yesterday that Brent Crampton and his pals were hosting Loom dance parties at Espana in Benson. These days they’ve taken the party to the new House of Loom, which is quickly becoming known as one of the hottest dance clubs in Omaha.

Anyway, to celebrate Loom’s 6th birthday, Brent’s brought in one of his heroes, DJ Spinna, a.k.a. Vincent Williams, who according to Wiki has remixed artists such as De La Soul, Mary J. Blige and Stevie Wonder, and collaborated with Eminem before he went on to superstardom.

But before Spinna takes his place behind the rack at House of Loom, he’ll be the featured artist at a Red Bull Academy Symposium at Make Believe Studios, 805 Hickory St.

The Red Bull gig is 6-9 p.m. The 6-Year Anniversary party featuring DJ Spinna starts at 9 at House of Loom, 1012 S. 10 St. The event is 21+  and costs $5 or free before 10:30 w/RSVP to info@houseofloom.com. For more info about both events, go to houseofloom.com.

Also tonight, Fat Possum psych-garage-rock band Crocodiles headlines a show at Slowdown Jr. The San Diego duo of Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez will see their next album, Endless Flowers, released this June on Frenchkiss Records. Opening is Philly psych/shoe-gaze four-piece Bleeding Rainbow who have released stuff on the ultra-hip HoZac label. $12, 9 p.m.

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