Step aside Hollywood, Noho Art’s District is gonna give you a run for your money with it’s addition of Skinny’s Lounge. Skinny’s Lounge is a place where a person can go and not worry about drunk females humping everything in sight, mauling patrons’ purses while claiming that they thought it was there’s and oh, yes the latent acrobat that insists on doing cartwheels on top of the dancers. Having said that, this is a cool place to be. It’s not stanky, stinky, nor crowded with the kind of people you don’t usually socialize with. On the contrary, it’s a place to meet interesting people and view interesting acts.
The manager’s name is Matthew and he attributes his club as well as other up and comings in NoHo as living up to the potential that NoHo had originally been hyped up to be. NFTF had viewed it as rising from the ashes of what NoHo had promised, but Matthew was quick to correct us. “It has finally caught up to it’s hype” Matthew explains. Matthew further explains his club’s popularity by explaining that his club is working toward establishing the diversity of NoHo and is working to also reflect the many different types of art forms that exist in NoHo. Skinny’s does this by providing creative live acts and fine arts on the walls that reflect the acts that are performing.
Skinny’s has also brought in food trucks that serve ethnic foods to showcase/take the art form one step further. This kind of commitment was evident the night that a Brazilian Carnival act was booked and TaBom food truck was brought in to feed the fans. In essence, you can see the music, hear the drums drumming, see the dancing and your palate will also feel the excitement of the moment.
Matthew describes Skinny’s Lounge as a modular space that changes as needed. Which means there can be a dance floor for fans if needed or it can be filled w/chairs to meet the demands of a larger audience. Dance shows such as a Bollywood dance troop, burlesque show, belly dancing have been known to appear at Skinny’s Lounge. Skinny’s is in it’s 5th year and business is good based on the formula. Matthew puts his local attendance at 40 % while another 60 % is from around Los Angeles and ebbs and flows with the acts.
There is no particular music genre that is booked, Skinny’s Lounge likes to represent all forms of music, dance and art which is the spirit of the district and what it has to offer. A potpourri of genres so to speak.
Matthew is no newbie when it comes to the LA music scene, as he’s been around for a long time and has actually hung out with and worked with some of NFTF’s friends. Matthew has even made the scene in a Doors tribute band called “Strange Days.” NFTF remembers this band well.
The following lines in this blog are the tech specs for Skinny’s Lounge as it was too much to recopy. Let NFTF tell you first that the sound at this club is good which made us very happy when we went to see our friend Scilla perform. Enjoy your selves.
Skinny’s Lounge Technical Specifications
Skinny’s Lounge features a state of the art audio-visual system and we can accommodate all of your production needs in-house. Our venue features the following technical specifications:
Capacity: 250 occupants
Fixed Seating Total: 57
Non Fixed Seating Total: 32
62 foot L-shaped wooden bar
Dimmable light fixtures, dimmable foot lighting, dimmable overhead lighting and amber light boxes and electric candles available.
Satellite Bar adjacent to dancefloor
Stage Dimensions: 14’ x 14’ x 7.5′ feet ceilings
Dance Floor Dimensions: 14’ x 21’ x 8 feet ceilings – total 449 square feet
Projector/Screen: Mitsubishi HC1500 Projector and 4’ x 6’ viewing screen – with DVD or S-Cable Inputs
Televisions – 42” Vizio Flat Screen Televisions with DVD capability
Sound System: 16 Channel Yamaha MG16/6FX mixing desk, Crest and QSC Amplifiers, Shure Microphones (cables/stands included), 2 x JBL JRX100 Stage Monitors (for 2 monitor mixes), 2 x Mackie SR1521z Main Speakers
DJ System: 2 x Technic 1200 Turntables, 1 x DN6000 Dual CD Deck, 1 x Rane TTM 575L DJ Mixer with On-Board Serato Capability, iPod/laptop plug-ins, dual RCA output signals for recording DJ sets, 1 x Peavey QQ218 Subwoofer, 8 x EV ZX1 top speakers, Satellite Radio with over 200 channels. Note: DJ’s must bring own laptops, needles, Serato vinyl and slipmats
Ddrum drumkit including Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Rack Tom, Floor Tom and all hardware/stands (red and white sparkle)
Stage Lighting: 3 x American DJ 46 Black Combo Par Can stage lights (we have 12 different color gels for ambience, warm and cool colors)
DJ Lighting: 1 x Chauvet Vue II moving light with DMX input capability