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January 4, 2007 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Need suggestions for a name for a club night...

A couple DJ friends are starting up a club night soon and are trying to come up with a good, punchy name... something along the lines of INTAKE, EXHALE, OFFSET, etc... but not so 90's sounding.... anyone?
posted by Cosine to Media & Arts (32 answers total)
 
DISPLAY
posted by Ironmouth at 2:24 PM on January 4, 2007


or DISCPLAY
posted by Ironmouth at 2:24 PM on January 4, 2007


SUPERMEGACLUBNIGHT.com
posted by rsanheim at 2:28 PM on January 4, 2007


My old and short lived club night was called "Drive". Feel free to steal :)

It's ok if you think that sucks.
posted by utsutsu at 2:28 PM on January 4, 2007


Drink and Jive
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 2:33 PM on January 4, 2007


Pressure.
Haptic.
Relentless.

Just don't come to Glasgow with those names or you'll get the malky from some irate promoters.
posted by brautigan at 2:38 PM on January 4, 2007


X10SIV
posted by infinitewindow at 2:49 PM on January 4, 2007


Reboot
Shuffle
Binary
Hex
Vex
Shift
Function
Ajar
Shimmy
Bump
posted by loiseau at 2:54 PM on January 4, 2007


Break
posted by philsi at 3:06 PM on January 4, 2007


Club 2.0
CLUBBR
Metaclub
posted by afx237vi at 3:14 PM on January 4, 2007


CONSUME.
WIPE.
REPEAT.
SHOUT.
DRINK'N'DOWNLOAD.
YOU ARE PERSON OF THE YEAR.
WAR.
DRAFT.
DOUBLE BAG.
ABSTAIN.
TOPPLE.
STUMBLE.
IMPEACH.
FORGET.

(I copied these from my "Resolutions '07" list...)
posted by Dizzy at 3:19 PM on January 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Owl-stretching time
posted by jbickers at 3:24 PM on January 4, 2007


DANCE
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 3:32 PM on January 4, 2007


WAY

BROKEN

FUEL

BREEZE

SPIRAL

TUSH

DEAL

TEASE

CHOW

TOKE

CLART (look it up)

REEL

BLOW / BLOW UP

You haven't mentioned what kind of music is going on so those should cover most things. But 4-7 letters, a punchy logotype, good publicity and delivering the goods at the venue will help a lot...just don't get stoned and end up calling it 'Cosmic Carrot' like some guys I knew a while back. Heh.

Inspired by Dizzy on preview: PERIOD
posted by i_cola at 3:33 PM on January 4, 2007


Is it monthly?

Menses.
posted by loiseau at 3:58 PM on January 4, 2007


Take loiseau's suggestion, add some Highland flava and a dash of 70's SF--
voila!
HEATHER MENSES.
posted by Dizzy at 4:26 PM on January 4, 2007


URINE! (This only works if you don't employ a bouncer)
posted by rob511 at 5:12 PM on January 4, 2007


HURL.
posted by Wet Spot at 5:19 PM on January 4, 2007


MOO MOO THE HAPPY COW
posted by joelf at 5:27 PM on January 4, 2007


How 'bout OUTSOURCE? That's pretty 00's.
posted by jk252b at 5:29 PM on January 4, 2007


SCREECH

FREAK

BLEAK

EEK

STINK

BLINK

SLINK

CLINK

STEEL

WHEEL

MEAL

CEREAL

SERIAL.
posted by seancake at 6:54 PM on January 4, 2007


Just don't come to Glasgow with those names or you'll get the malky from some irate promoters.

THE MALKY is actually a pretty good name for a club!

We really need to know the kind of music, though: LOOSE JOINTS is a good name for an obscure funk and disco night, DEATH DISCO is an okay name for an asymetrical haircuts night, GUNS AND HORSES is a good name for a wiggy anything goes type night. (I'm following brautigan - nick those outside Glasgow only!)

One thing: all single word names reek of the 1990s, you need at least two words nowadays, unless it's a dubstep or grime night, in which case you can get away with it. 'The' and 'and' are maybe a bit played out now, though.

Also, speaking as someone who has written thousands of nightclub listings and hundreds of nightclub reviews, an interesting/noticable name will make it more likely that you'll get press, even if it's totally daft (regulars and those trying to sound like regulars will abbreviate/nickname the night anyway), just go for anything that stands out from all the ten-a-penny one-word, slightly scientific-sounding ones. Also, be wary of INTAKE, EXHALE or any other not-so-veiled drug reference - lameness aside, policemen have no imagination.

Personally, I'd take inspiration from the classics - MUSIC BOX, THE LOFT, PARADISE GARAGE - and refer to the space or location, rather than the style of music.
posted by jack_mo at 7:03 PM on January 4, 2007


TWOWORDS

SYLABLE
posted by Frank Grimes at 7:06 PM on January 4, 2007


I'm pretty sure Dizzy wins, but...

Racter
Plug
Cycle
Port
Subtext
Tardis (You know, like from Doctor Who?)
Check
Series of Tubes
posted by roll truck roll at 12:20 AM on January 5, 2007


Please tell us what kind of music, and what the target crowd is.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:44 AM on January 5, 2007


Brownoise = brown noise, say its French
posted by BobbyDigital at 8:40 AM on January 5, 2007


Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

My dear ole Dj friend says its:

"tough tech-trance, held every 2 months"

If that sparks any more suggestions...
posted by Cosine at 10:05 AM on January 5, 2007


All of the cool names have numbers in them these days. So that's important...

8BALL
12STEP
LIMINAL (yeah, no numbers...)
F451 (or, even better, find the flash point for vinyl)
BIGBLOCK409
posted by zpousman at 12:34 PM on January 5, 2007


PAMPERS.
APPLESAUCE.
BERRIES.
WHEATTHINS.
LUBE.
FIREWATER.
DVDS.
ANALGESIC.
GARDEN HOSE.
CATFOOD.


(I copied these from my shopping list...)
posted by Dizzy at 1:34 PM on January 5, 2007


Tough tech-trance?

Hmm.

Mr. [Smith]'s Hard Dance Emporium
Frankfurt
303 Kaboom
Oonst (oonst oonst oonst)
Breakdown
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:36 PM on January 5, 2007


HAHAHA... Oonst Oonst Oonst.... gets my vote, I'll see what they think of it...
posted by Cosine at 4:16 PM on January 5, 2007


Aw, thanks.

I think it's a great in-joke for all the heads.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:27 PM on January 6, 2007


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