Next in line,
the owner of the Liquid Lounge gives us HIS spin on running a hot
club in Nashville...This is Josh Buzzard!!!
I'm with Josh Buzzard? How do you say your last name?
"Buzzard" , just like the bird.
JB: That's a
unique name; that's your real name?
JOB: you're not
gonna forget it.
JB: It reminds me
of "Cherchez la femme", Dr. Buzzard and the Original
Savannah Band. Remember that record?
JOB: There you go,
that was "old school"...
yeah! I'm "old school"! and I transcend to the new
school; but the first time we met, you hadn't created this room we're
in - the VIP room now.
Tell me the
history of the Liquid Lounge up to this point in time, right after
the Fourth of July in the double-oh-one!?...
enough! The bottom line is this company is founded by Bartenders.
It's a group of
guys who know how to throw a party and have a good time.
Basically what we
do is we do is we try and make sure that everybody who comes in here
is welcome to our house, and that they have a good time when they
come. We try and play the best music; give the best service
that we can possibly give, and in the meantime create a Parrty!
That's what we do. It's fun workin' here; I like workin' here;
I think everybody that works here is the same way, and the people
that come in, they can sense that vibe, they sense that feel; and
when they show-up they realize, we're all havin' a good time, and
they have a good time too.
JOB: I'm the
General Manager, yeah.
JB: I noticed on a
flyer for your outdoor concert last week that there's a Liquid Lounge
JB: Liquid Lounge
in Charlotte; we've just bought our next two stores.
not able to disclose that information on their location right now...
call'em "stores". That's interesting, I like
that. When I was in the car dealer business, like, Ford called
their showrooms "stores". I've never heard that
association with clubs before. Why do you do that?
JOB: Well you
know, that's what we do, we're a business. We sell liquor and a
JB: I like
that, that's a good slogan!
JOB: Yeah, I
mean, we're here to have a good time and make money!
JB: Okay, I
see you're havin' a good time. I checked you out standing on
the bar, pouring shots into the young ladies ready and waiting...
We get wild and crazy up in here, ya know, like what can you say,
We're a company
founded by Bartenders. So we all know how to party, that's for sure.
JB: So let
me ask you, what is "Dancing On The District" all about?
Downtown every Thursday night they have dancing out on the
riverfront, ya know. They have twelve bands, sixteen bands,
however many bands and those bands come out and play. There's
usually a pretty good following that comes down for that. So
our Thursday night crowd is more of those people who have already
come to see a concert, and they come out to dance afterwards down
here at the Liquid Lounge.
JB: Oh, so
they migrate from the river concerts over here?
and we cut down on the dress code on Thursdays; it's not quite as
strict. It's more of just a relaxed club, and Lounge around and
have a good time on Thursdays. Whereas like on Mad Monk
Wednesdays it more of a dressed-up sort of deal. Fridays and
Saturdays it pretty dressed-up in here too!
where we met, on a Mad Monk Wednesday night! A night with a
real New York City feel to it. Tell us more about Mad Monk Wednesdays!
Wednesday nights what we do basically with Mad Monk is we're booking
the best DJs Nashville has to offer. Right now we start with
Acid Jazz with Mind Dubb.He spins, and then we get a little bit
harder as the night progresses; a little bit Trance House and as the
night goes along it gets a little more "dancy"....
That's what we try to do, really bring that style of music to
Nashville. There' a lot of people who really appreciate it, and
just don't have anyplace to find it, so that's what we provide on Wednesdays.
tell ya, being from New York City, you've got a club here with a real
feel to it. Give the readers your address so they can stop by
when in town...
JOB: We're located
at Second Avenue and Broadway on the corner there.
Liquid Lounge open
9pm to 3am, Wednesday through Saturday nights. We'd
Love to see
everybody come on out and have a good time with us. It's out
house, and you're invited..
that. And I see since first we met you added this nice VIP
area, and a lotta pretty ladies.
always pretty ladies at the Liquid Lounge, and the gentlemen just
seem to follow.
the formula!! You see, people think of Nashville as Country
& Western, but you prove there's so much more to it than that.
JOB: We got
nothin' ta do with Country & Western, I can tell ya that.
right! What's comin' up between now and Labor Day; for the rest
of your summer.?
JOB: Well, I
can tell you that the next two Wednesdays, first of all we're doing
dressed-to -kill. Come out and dress-up in your best clothes;
we're giving away dinner for two at Six Degrees, a full body massage
from Essential Therapy, free limo service all night long, the VIP
Room, bottles of Champagne, as well as
JOB: On the last
Wednesday, which is two Wednesday from now, we're giving away a three
day, all inclusive trip to Santa Belle Island in the Carribean!
Hotel, all the
food they want...
JB: Is this
a dance contest?
it's whoever dresses the best on Wednesday night; it's gotta be a
couple. Two guys, two girls, a guy and a girl, whatever, it's
gotta be a couple, it's gotta be a pair. We haven't really
tackled Labor Day yet, but I can promise your readers that we'll be
blown-out!! We're pretty much packed on every major holiday.
JB: So as we
kool here on the Thursday after July the Fourth, for my DJs reading
this column how can they get in touch with you to possibly spin here?
definitely! At Liquid Lounge.net.
JB: Simple as
that. Thanks for speaking with me and Djzone.net!!!