It’s been a while since I regularly hit the dance circuit, and my Spundae nights are long behind me, but when Russell Vare (aka dj100lbs), an old friend from high school and all around cool guy, asked me to check out his monthly club night at The Mountain Bar in Chinatown, how could I resist?
Called Knobturnal, the artsy Mountain Bar is a perfect home for the monthly event, which celebrates artists and musicians based in LA. Each month, different djs, musicians, producers, and artists are featured. Because Russel, his collaborators, and the peeps behind the Mountain Bar are interested first and foremost in creating a community of local talent, Knobturnal is always free. It’s also awesome: With two floors of music, you can lounge contemplatively or get down with your bad self. Plus, there’s plenty of artwork to ponder.
Knobturnal happens at The Mountain Bar every 3rd Friday, with the next event scheduled for this Friday, Dec. 21.
Knobturnal @ The Mountain Bar, every 3rd Friday
475 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
My pics from last month’s Knobturnal after the jump…