For all Seattle accomplishes on the indie, folk, electro, and hip-hop circuits, its one Achilles heel is the largely lukewarm club scene. That’s why when the DJs of the Emerald City Soul Club roll into Lo-Fi the second Saturday of every month, toting crates upon crates of obscure soul records, tastemaking, dance-starved night owls freak out in the best way possible. Folks garbed in vintage threads pack—like sardine-can packed—the floor and groove to B-side singles from the ’60s and ’70s, with the occasional Aretha Franklin or Otis Redding hit thrown in for good measure. With its chill vibe and emphasis on fun, a friend describes the scene thus: “It’s like a party scene in a Vince Guaraldi show, where the Peanuts characters are hopping and bopping without a care in the world.” facebook.com/pages/Emerald-City-Soul-Club
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