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Monday, May 31, 2010

What to Do? Monday's Pick: Black Gold

Posted By on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 6:30 AM


Black Gold @ KoKo Cocktails

You may want your retro-soul weekend parties to be packed, sweaty blasts full of vintage grinders. But on Monday nights, the smooth, sugar-melting tones of '60s soul music work as relaxing tonics to calm party-frazzled nerves -- and that's where Black Gold comes in. Hosted by Senator Soul of the Knockout's monthly 45 Club, Black Gold oozes with slow Motown melodies and humid Stax finger-snappers. This is a fine way to warm up to the work week, sipping a strong cocktail in the dark while classic R&B singers seduce you with vocals sweeter than molasses pancakes. So ditch the oil cartels and invest in Black Gold instead. It's mellow, it's friendly, and -- best of all -- it's free. (10:00 p.m.)

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