Despite the fact that it falls on a weekend, this year's Valentine's Day puts club-goers (at least the ones who have to work on President's Day) at a slight disadvantage. It's hard to get super crazy on a Sunday night while worrying about Monday's madness.
So in that case, Detroit Bar is blowing their V-Day wad on Friday with their “Friends and Lovers” party, stacked with a respected roster of DJs packing crates and skills galore. That includes KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad, who's eclectic pedigree has recently earned him gigs behind the turntables with sultry vocalist Sade and Swedish electro tribe Little Dragon. Fellow LA turntablist DJ J-Logic (the brains and soul behind L.A. hip-hop nights like SoundLessons and Firecracker) is also bringing some of that experimental, underground flavor for the romantic drunks inside Costa Mesa's best live music venue.
Adding a huge dose of local talent to the mix are Jam City Tourists (whose members also DJ in Japson and Y.O.O.K.S.), DJ/instrumentalist trio Fiero (who we wrote about in a December Locals column) and Cancun Joey (by the way, he's actually from Santa Ana). It all rolls up into one big night of rude beats, strong drinks and heart-pounding debauchery. Plus, you'll have a whole day to sober up before Cupid's Day. Sounds like a win-win situation.