The first time I saw DJ Cherry Canoe behind the tables was at the now defunct (much to the delight of many nasal cavities) after-hours speakeasy, the Egg Room, taking turns with Mr. Dann Galucci. It was my first taste of the underground, and I was alone and scared. They did me right though, and I felt right at home with their mix of soul, reggae and all around sweet sounds from many a-decade. Many years later, it was the same two who started Bananas, the wonderfully low-key Wednesday night at Havana. They've had a solid run and tonight marks the end of the Bananas era. As Cherry mentions in her Myspace post about the night, "BANANAS was a fun-filled indulgence, an exercise in obsessive adoration for certain genres of music and the culture surrounding them."
She's still got Sunday's Slow Ride at the War Room and chances are her tireless fingers will be itching to put another night in the works soon. Until then!
Final Bananas with DJ Cherry Canoe, Merchbot 2000 and Gabe "Fist in Your Face" Kerbrat @ Havana tonight, 9:30 p.m.