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January 18-24, 2006

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Club Life

Neighborhood Noise

Keeping track of nightclub changeovers and updates requires diligence of a supersleuth

By Todd Inoue

IN THE LATEST round of updates, the B-Hive never fully recovered from the shooting incident and closed shop. Club Miami is planning to move its operations into B-Hive's spot. Scores Sports Bar & Grill cuts the ribbon in Zoe Nightclub's space on Super Bowl Sunday. And an application for alcohol sales is posted in the window of the vacated Blossom Florist shop. What could that be?

DJ King Raffi, Fil Maresca and a cast of characters bring back the clubbing madness days of the late '80s early '90s (think Oasis, One Step Beyond, F/X and Vortex) spinning modern rock, house and industrial by bands like Sisters of Mercy, Ministry and New Order at Splash on Wednesdays starting Jan. 25. It won't be a full revival unless I see a pair of Z. Cavaricci's and a "Boy of London" T-shirt and hear "Two for one Holsteins on the back patio!" Fans of electro, New Wave, indie and punk should also peep Disuko, a monthly at 101 Lounge in Mountain View. Resident DJs include Basura, Jeff Jagged, Cinderaura and Cutso. The next Disuko night is scheduled for Jan. 28. Agenda Lounge will open its neighboring Annex in time for its 10th anniversary party on Feb. 3. It will have a separate kitchen and stage, making it an ideal spot for dinner shows, and if demand flourishes, late-night dining (their permit allows them to serve until 3am).

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