Im always out looking for new music. I try to bring something different each week, Lovell says. We'll spin the usual suspects (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the Faint, Le Tigre, Gorillaz, Bloc Party) and throw in some Super Furry Animals or Pizzicato Five, Lovell says, adding that theres no shortage of hip-hop, despite protestations from a few cranky dark-wavers. Sometimes I get static from some of the old-school Respectable Street regulars for playing hip-hop. But seriously, who can resist the likes of Lady Sovereign, Cajmere, Fannypack, Spank Rock, M.I.A., Jay-Z, and Kanye West?
In the end, though, Television Clubs all about creating a low-key, party-like vibe.
We like to come down and mix it up with the people and get on the dance floor with everyone, he says. I'm always buying people drinks and making sure people are having fun. [Theres] no VIP or anything like that -- just a good time with sweet drink specials, great music, and lots of dancing.
Alas, the Clematis crew wont need to look southward for a place to chill. As long as the TVs on, the beats will flow. Jason Budjinski
Television Club kicks it every Thursday at 10 p.m. at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Admission is free for 21 and up. Call 561-832-9999, or visit www.myspace.com/televisionclub.