It looks like Detroit Bar has discovered the ultimate ingredients for fun on a Friday night: DJ battles, Korean Tacos and Biz Markie.
Though Detroit is no stranger to hosting big name acts from hip hop's past and present (i.e. Big Daddy Kane, People Under the Stairs, and about two thirds of the Wu-Tang Clan) tonight's special appearance by hip hop's bedrock beat box legend Biz Markie adds one huge concrete slab of credibility to what has become Costa Mesa's official hip-hop refuge.
This marquee event (yes, lame pun intended) centers around an epic DJ battle of 80s classics vs 90s jams, spun by two very capable teams of crate diggers. In the 80s corner, we have Huntington Beach Duo Colossal KNXN and Y.O.O.K.S. In the 90s corner, we have Nicky Savage and G-MO. Both teams will set up deck to deck on stage and mix it up in front of a packed house. Then it'll be Biz's turn to jump on stage. Beyond that point, we can only speculate on the madness that will ensue. Maybe he'll pull out some Yo Gabba Gabba beat box skills. One can only hope.
To top it all off, the world famous Kogi Korean BBQ truck will be parked outside the event from 10:30 p.m.-midnight with taco give aways going on throughout the night. For those of you who don't know, this is basically the Crown Royal of street food that is known to generate flash mobs of hungry club-goers all over LA and OC. And when you get up to the truck, try using this beat-boxing technique after the jump and see if it doesn't earn you a free taco....
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.