Exclusive: The Tote Announces Club Night
News posted Friday, April 1 2011 at 09:00 AM.
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Has Melbourne’s The Tote been caught between a rock and a hard house place? In a surprising move (to say the least!), the iconic venue is set to launch a new club night for the first time in its long, storied and rock’n’roll-dominated history.
In a release issued exclusively to M+N today, Tote booker Amanda Palmer said the night, which will feature top DJs from Melbourne’s house scene, hopes to cater for the area’s changing demographic.
“We’re hoping to attract a new breed of punter to one of Melbourne’s most loved venues,” Palmer said. “There’s been a real explosion in house music lately – with events like Sensation White being such a success – and it’d be foolish of us not to broaden our horizons a little to reflect that.”
Dubbed “Bamboozle”, the new dance night will take place Thursdays in The Tote band room, complete with visuals, giveaways (including a chance to meet the Stafford Brothers) and Vodka Cruiser specials. While she acknowledged the news might not sit well with some Tote regulars, Palmer said it’s all part of the venue’s evolution since re-opening in June last year.
“It’ll still be the old Tote, just with a new twist,” Palmer said. “We’ve also got karaoke, open mic and acoustic nights in the works.”
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