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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

HangOut Celebrates 7 Years With Fantastic Party

It's seven years since Janis Short's HangOut Club opened its doors and the very popular venue continues its great success story thanks to the inspirational Janis and all of her hard work over the years. You can just tell that DJ Janis loves what she does, she lives and breathes music and her expertise of having worked in the real life Music Industry shines through.  Tonight's party to celebrate the HangOut's 7th Anniversary was a 60s Mods party and the place was rocking!  The club looked terrific, taking us right back into the Mods and Rockers times with Janis's great set of songs to awaken those Swinging Sixties days full of Beatles, Kinks, The Searchers, Dusty Springfield and many more!  The clubbers looked amazing in their 60s gear and the evening just flew past.  I joined the HangOut band on stage half way through the evening. I played keyboard whilst Hibiscus was on drums, Ed and Ciara played guitar and Janis was on vocals.  Lots of fun! 


Janey Bracken

Sunday, 21 May 2017

HangOut Celebrates 7th Anniversary Tomorrow Night!

One of Second Life's most successful venues, the HangOut, will celebrate its 7th Anniversary tomorrow night (Monday, May 22nd, the doors open at 1pm SLT). Owner Janis Short is having a "Mod Monday" 60s theme party with soul tunes.  See you there!

Janey Bracken

Saturday, 20 May 2017

DJ Janis Short Celebrates Joey Ramone's Birthday at Zorro's

It would have been Joey Ramone's birthday today (19th May). Joey was the lead singer of the famous Ramones punk band which had originated in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in 1974. DJ Janis Short celebrated Joey's life and the rest of the Romanes by having a party at Zorro's Tavern tonight. Janis has very fond memories of the Ramones, she had actually worked for them in real life for four years at Sire Records from the release of their first album. She told us that Joey had been a very close friend, even after she left the job to further her career in the Music Business. Wiki tells us "All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", although none of them were related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. By 2014, all four of the band's original members, lead singer Joey Ramone (1951–2001), bass guitarist Dee Dee Ramone (1951–2002), lead guitarist Johnny Ramone (1948–2004) and drummer Tommy Ramone (1949–2014), had died." 

Janis did a great job tonight of playing the Ramones awesome music plus songs by all the bands they loved. A fitting tribute from Janis who was there to share their rise to fame and has many lovely memories of Joey and the rest of the band. 

Janey Bracken