Best Of 2008

BEST DJ NIGHT: Soft Rock Renegades, Tuesdays at Crowbar

Every Tuesday night at Crowbar in Ybor City, Archaea (Cameron Correa) and 2Critical (Jack Spatafora) combine their impeccable musical tastes for killer sets of “rock, hip-hop and electronic musings.” The selections range from Lil Wayne to Prince to Del Shannon to Junior Boys to Starkey to Van Halen. It’s always eclectic with an emphasis on party jams — and the kids love it. Crowbar’s cozy courtyard is the place to chat with your favorite local musicians/scenesters, swill $5 liters (that includes Stella Artois!), maybe take a couple shots and enjoy a chill evening. It’s billed as “no cover/no drama,” and lives up to it every week. The Soft Rock Renegades also play various other local venues; check the duo’s website for upcoming dates, but never forget that the place to see ’em is on Tuesdays at Crowbar.