‘Damn Jams’ and Ol’ Dirty Sundays host DJ Deacon spins Thursday at Tampa’s Hooch and Hive

The ‘Wax Museum’ weekly brings ‘beats, eats, drinks and vibes’ to the West River hotspot.

click to enlarge DJ Deacon (R) with Large Professor at Ol Dirty Sundays at Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on May 28, 2017. - Brian Mahar
Brian Mahar
DJ Deacon (R) with Large Professor at Ol Dirty Sundays at Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on May 28, 2017.


Hooch and Hive launched a new weekly event, Wax Museum, and on this its featured DJ is Deacon, a nearly three-decade scene staple who started at WUSF’s student radio station WBUL before becoming a festival co-curator (R.I.P. Summer Jam) and tastemaker who’s played at every damn bar in town. His WMNF late night hip-hop show, “The Damn Jams,” has long been home to crispy hip-hop, sensual R&B, break-your-neck rap and soul from yesteryear—and Deacon’s nights playing MC at Ol’ Dirty Sundays are always a good time.

Promoter Joe D'Acunto—a longtime friend of Deacon—said he expects Deacon will keep him on his toes at this free party, but don’t be surprised if Deacon drops some Badu, Commodores, Camron, Steely Dan, Maxi Priest and Janet Jackson on you. “I know this kid’s gonna play some Columbian salsa just to really set the mood at the Wax Museum,” D’Acunto explained.

Start your weekend a little early with one of Hooch’s amazing craft cocktails like the “Bees and Trees'' made with Redwood Empire Rye, local raw honey, fresh squeezed lemon, bitters, and sage. Or if you ride the sober train these days, they’ve got an expansive tea and coffee menu—dry options other than sodas are always much appreciated.

Wax Museum: DJ Deacon. Thursday, March 18, 9 p.m. No cover. Hooch and Hive, Tampa. brokenmoldentertainment.com

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