Groove Candy Lands at Doc's Place

Less than a week after getting booted from the now-extinct Lyte Lounge & Bistro, Wednesday night hip-hop throwdown Groove Candy will take up residence at CenPho restaurant/jazz spot Doc's Place starting on April 8. Power 98.3 mid-day jock Karlie Hustle, who hosts the weekly event, made the announcement over her Twitter account tonight.

Per my post from yesterday (as well as food critic Michele Laudig's dispatch from earlier this evening over on Chow Bella), Lyte closed up shop last week for unspecified reasons. Hustle scrambled to find a new stomping ground for herself and the night's resident turntable guru DJ M2 (who drops a mix of hip-hop, soul, and reggae every week) and the eatery's owners Doc and Nayo Jones were (apparently) receptive.

The premiere edition of Groove Candy at Doc's, which is located at the Uptown Plaza at Central Avenue and Camelback Road, will feature no cover until midnight. Hit up GC's Twitter and MySpace for more.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.