I have to admit, I often complain about the night life in San Francisco. Shutting down at 2 a.m. doesn’t help but being a child of the Bay Area’s early 90’s Rave scene I have a lot to compare too…and often find myself disappointed going out. But this is not the case on Thursday nights at The Beauty Bar in the Mission. It might be that the night is full of familiar faces but I’m pretty sure it’s that the Life/Style crew throws a party that will rock any body. Even your mama too.
This Thursday night ritual has been in full effect mode for one year! Celebrating their one year anniversary tonight at it’s usual spot, The Beauty Bar, you are in for a lot of dance jams, drink specials and sweet treats. The LS crew consists of Ts, Roll & ODDz and they always have invited guest d.j.’s each week. In the beginning it was Ts and Roll, two fellas bringing the noise to Thursday nights in the Mission. Tony aka Ts was no stranger to the Beauty Bar scene as he hosted his Friday night happy hour, Errrly!. One evening in the Fall of 2008, Tony invited his gal pal, Ari to play records. She was instantly hooked! When Life/Style started up Ari kept dropping in for guest spots and by the summer of 2009, the L/S crew had an official ladies touch bringing Ari aka ODDz on has part of the L/S crew.
ODDz has been collecting records since she was a kid. Her collection ranges from 60’s soul, glam rock, disco, 80’s and 90’s English beats. Her time in the booth hasn’t been too long but she clams her sound to be “70’s and early 80’s club disco” and of course the ever so popular 80’s classics…a sure recipe to get people dancing! Her greatest joy playing records is seeing people have a good time! And as a L/S party goer, I can honestly say the lady rocks the party!
I caught up with ODDz and asked her what her top five Life/Style jams are to get the people moving:
- “She can’t love you” by Chemise
- “Bust a move” by Young MC
- “Don’t’ stop dancing” by Jackie Stoudemire
- “Pull up to the bumper” by Grace Jones
- “Get on up and do it again” by Suzy Q
Currently ODDz can be found Thursday nights at the Beauty Bar and soon to join Ts for his monthly at Lazlo. If you like a sweaty dance floor, good people and good tunes I hope to see you Thursday nights…it is a Life/Style after-all.
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