January 29, 2010 | 12:30pm
Have you ever heard the phrase "don't judge an event by it's flier"? Well, we're asking you to take that philosophy into account as you decide whether to drop by tonight's '80s vs. '90s DJ Battle Royale at Detroit Bar. We're holding out some hope that it'll be a little more exciting than a throw down between Boy George and Color Me Badd. Toss in some Nirvana and A Flock of Seagulls and you've got yourself one hell of a random club night.
Fortunately, our empirical evidence tells us that both teams have some booty-shaking hip-hop and electro-pop classics in their arsenal. Watch as Colossal KNXN, Y.O.O.K.S. and Nicky Savage spin Reagan-Era wax against the Clintonian cuts of DJ A-Ron, Rawkitt and G-MO.
As one of Detroit Bar's most celebrated installments of turntable wizardry, the DJ Battle Royale is always full of surprises. The last DJ Battle at Detroit (featuring a guest appearance by the legendary Biz Markie) seems pretty hard to top, but they'll undoubedtly make a solid effort. The free giveaways and dirt cheap drinks should be enough reason to check it out. And c'mon, where else are you gonna be able to freak dance to Devo and Bell Biv Devoe in the same night?