Mr. Fine Wine Uncorked

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

4 Chances to Catch Mr. Fine Wine This Week

Well, you'll never CATCH him per se...but you'll have four chances to see and/or hear him this week, at any rate:

1. WEDNESDAY, Botanica, 47 East Houston Street (between Mulberry and Mott), 10 till close, free...relaxed, threadbare vibe...the premiere rare soul 45 listening party in all of NoLIta...

2. THURSDAY, "Kings County Soul," Black Betty, 366 Metropolitan Avenue (at Havemeyer), Williamsburg, 10 till close, free...these nights are fast becoming the Botanica Wednesdays of Williamsburg Thursdays, if that makes any sense...great food, too!

3. FRIDAY, "Downtown Soulville," WFMU, 91.1 FM/ 45s on Friday evenings since 1994...recently named one of the world's best independent music podcasts by Timeout London magazine (subscribe here: have special guest Tony Janda dropping in from Chicago with some funk heat this week...

4. SATURDAY, "Bumpshop," APT, 419 West 13th Street (between Ninth and Washington, in the meatpacking district, downstairs), 10:30 till 4 or later, $6 (or e-mail me for limited guest-list access...recommended!)...Tony Janda will most assuredly be dropping by with some funk heat...these parties have been great lately, what with killer sets by the likes of Cut Chemist and Soulpusher! DJs Chairman Mao, Jared Boxx, David Griffiths, and me...

...and stay tuned for NEXT FRIDAY'S "HORSE RIVER SOCIAL" PARTY AT ROYAL OAK! And don't forget THE MIGHTY HANNIBAL and ARCHIE BELL live at McCarren Park Pool August 20! Details to come!

That's all you get!