This weekend brings about another edition of Rent, supposedly one of the best underground parties around.
Rent is an event that is held once a month (the last Saturday) at Union Bar, located on 202 Tuam. This has been its recent home for the past 6 or so months. Prior to Union Bar, it was held in a more underground-like location (I have no idea where, I just remember I could never find it when people gave me directions).
The concept: the rent is due, and we’re going to throw a big “house party” to help pay for it.
Or at least that’s what I can make of it. What I can’t make of it is why it costs $10 to get in ($5 for email list members). I’ve gone to Rent a couple of times (March and May – see my post about May’s Rent) and have found it to be somewhat uncomfortable. It’s packed, the A/C is weak, and there are some wierd people there. Drink prices are average.
Nevertheless, the vibe is great, the music is good to dance to, and its a great idea. There are two music rooms, as well as a deck outside. DJs playing there are: Little Martin, Michael DeGrace, Brotha Jibril, and Selecteur Thomas de Paris.
I’ve only heard of Michael DeGrace, but I thought I’d throw those names out just in case any one else had heard of the others.
If you’ve never gone before and are looking for something different, it may be worth a shot. With the weather getting cooler (supposedly), the heat problem may no longer be an issue. If that is the case, I suggest you go check it out.
Oh, and arrive early to avoid the lines.