Last Night: Hot Plate with DJ Smite at Lost Leaf.
Personal Bias: I actually came to her John "Johnny D" Dixon spin, as he was scheduled as a guest but didn't, and see if I could pump him for some Phoenix funk to feature in my Obscuro column. The vibe was beautiful despite my unrealized goal, and I'm sure future Hot Plate events will yield one of his sets in the future.
The Crowd: Roosevelt Row folks. None of the bro-dude reggae fans you would think would be into this thing. A Sublime cover band must have been playing somewhere else.
Overheard in the Crowd: "That's Tony Culture. He's a trip." -- Andrew Jemsek, when I asked him about the awesome fella freestyling.
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