Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo.
Ask Matt Buchholz (DJ MB) what he’s most excited to spin on vinyl, and his response is emphatic.
“1960s soul and R&B,” says Buchholz. “It’s the music I really love.”
DJ MB moves from Hidden Harbor to Lorelei
DJ MB’s all-new weekly series, Beer Hall Boogie, takes attendees on a journey through an era of vintage soul, R&B and jazz at Lorelei in East Liberty. You can catch his residency every Thursday night.
“I’ve been DJ-ing at Hidden Harbor for the past two years, and it’s been a blast,” explains Buchholz. “But I’ve been wanting to get back to this particular style and focusing on vinyl-only rarities.”
Buchholz – a native of Tucson, Arizona – has lived in Pittsburgh since 2008. You might remember him from the ‘In Bed By Ten Dance Party’ – a monthly charity event with a prompt start and end time: 6 pm to 9 pm. (See our post on In Bed By Ten here.) Buchholz runs ‘In Bed By Ten’ at Spirit in Lawrenceville; that concept has donated over $20,000 to local charities since 2015.
Beer Hall Boogie came about partly because the Lorelei space allows for more free-flowing, non-traditional performances.
“There isn’t space at Hidden Harbor for this kind of set up,” says Buchholz. “The Lorelei beer hall allows for more room to spread out and make it something really interesting.”
Some tracks attendees can expect to hear? Buchholz teased out a handful of his faves:
- Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo by the Dramatics
- I’m In Love With Your Daughter by The Enchantments
- Can I Get a Witness by Barbara Randolph
“I’m just thrilled to showcase these rare and unusual vinyl sounds (every Thursday).”
The Details: Every Thursday, 6-10pm @ Lorelei
Join me, DJ MB, as I kick off a new weekly gig at @LoreleiPGH : Beer Hall Boogie! I'll be playing classic soul, R&B, jazz, and more, mixing classic vinyl with digital rarities. Plus European beers, Alpine-inspired cocktails & a new menu of bar food. https://t.co/Po8Ys7LLiV pic.twitter.com/rpEkk8D5Hx
— Alternate Histories (@AltHistories) January 15, 2019
The parking situation:
Lorelei does not have a parking lot; street parking is closest, or you can use the public lot in the Eastside Bond Building. Lorelei is located at the corner of Highland Ave and Baum Blvd, one block from Penn Ave and is accessible from many bus lines that run on Penn, Highland, and Centre Ave.