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).
VIP Party: Thursday, June 4th @ 8pm
Grand Opening: Friday, June 5th
$1.50 domestic beers and $2.00 imports, all day, everyday
3746 North Davidson Street (8 blocks north from center of NODA)
Charlotte, NC 28205