A Nightclub Where Your Job Is Your Credit
An easy way to pick a fight with the Going Out Gurus: Ask which local television commercial has the better theme song. Is it Shoe City ("It's your city / It's my city / It's our city / It's Shoe City") or Easterns Motors ("At Easterns Motors / Your job's your credit!")? While Shoe City has better dancers, the latter features members of the Redskins and Wizards hanging out in a used car lot as well as a catchier refrain. Rumor has it that WPGC listeners have actually called the station to request the commercial, as if it were the latest Mike Jones or Three Six Mafia joint.
Local DJ Jessie Tittsworth, who founded the long-running hip-hop party Krunk, loved the jingle so much that he remixed it for his latest EP of Baltimore Club tracks, utilizing those synthesized Spaghetti-western horns and the lines "Fords, Hondas, Chevys, Beemers / and minivans!" chopped and repeated over speaker-rattling bass and a thumping electronic beat. (You can hear a lo-fi clip here -- it's track 3.)
Tittsworth originally created his remix without permission, so it came as a surprise when company officials heard the song and, instead of issuing a cease-and-desist order, asked him for autographed copies of the record and offered to sponsor an official Easterns Motors party.
That party takes place this Wednesday on the tented, heated rooftop patio at Five. Tittsworth says the party "should be bananas" and expects appearances by the company's president, free T-shirts and other promotional goodies. (We can't guarantee that you'll see Lavar Arrington, Clinton Portis or Carmelo Anthony in the DJ booth, bobbing their heads and lip-synching along, but we can dream.)
There's a $10 cover and no dress code. Doors open at 9.
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