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Sneak peak at 70′s dance club Dammit Janet, opens this weekend in NoDa

Sneak peak at 70’s dance club Dammit Janet, opens this weekend in NoDa

Posted on 3 Jun 2009 by Liz Barrett

video: Liz Barrett & Justin Ruckman; watch this video on Vimeo

Dammit Janet, Charlotte’s newest dance club, opens this weekend on North Davidson Street, eight blocks north from the center of NoDa.

Jeff Lowery, the man behind this project, is also the one responsible for the legendary Pterodactyl Club and Jeff’s Bucket Shop on Montford Dr., which is still in operation and churning out late night karaoke tunes in a smoky basement much to the delight of the 20-something regulars.

Touting “70’s music … 70’s prices,” Jeff envisions Dammit Janet as a place where anyone can come for a good time without worrying about high prices and dress codes. With performance pieces, the streaming of 70’s movies, and 70’s magazine clippings as decoration for the tabletops and walls, Jeff is looking to embrace the “arty” feel of the nearby Noda neighborhood. The DJ, housed in a booth that’s been transformed into the submarine from the Beatles’ The Yellow Submarine, will mix mostly songs from the 70’s, as well as some from the 80’s. However, do not be mislead, in his words, “This is not The Partridge Family. Imagine David Bowie, not Cassidy.”

I went to visit the location last weekend to interview Jeff and his crew. Watch the video interview above to hear them describe their plans for Dammit Janet, (and try not to be distracted by Blazing Saddles steaming in the background).

If you’re wondering where he got the name, listen to this song from the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

VIP Party: Thursday, June 4th @ 8pm
Grand Opening: Friday, June 5th

$1.50 domestic beers and $2.00 imports, all day, everyday

Dammit Janet!
3746 North Davidson Street (8 blocks north from center of NODA)
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Comments

  1. Dave Potts 3 Jun 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Cool. Not sure how I feel about being locked into a decade, but any new club where there’s no dress code is a BIG win. Now bring on the Talking Heads dammit!

  2. Justin Ritchie 3 Jun 2009 at 10:18 PM

    I’m excited :) See you guys there.

  3. Gabby 13 Jan 2010 at 1:26 AM

    Awesome club! Come out and show some support! There’s a lot of different things to choose from depending on the night too, so you’re not “locked in” to an actual decade. I’m in my early 20’s and have a great time, especially on Tuesday nights!