Every first Thursday of the month, all summer long, Zac Doom of Heavy Clothing puts on a chopper night at the Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN. What began solely as a bike meet up for local friends has now rolled into something bigger and better each month. Each Thursday the crowd has grown larger, and the content more eclectic. The line up currently includes bands, local art and clothing vendors, DJ sets (including spins by yours truly), and now he is incorporating vans into the fleet (including a van brought by yours truly).
This most recent first Thursday, June first, I came to spin records as I will be all summer at Heavy Thursdays. It feels really rad to be incorporating some female energy into the mix and music is my ultimate passion so this is a WIN/WIN. This was also the first Heavy Thursday I brought my entire Freelance Fiend Pop-up shop to. This was a dry run to see how well I could juggle playing records while simultaneously running a mini store. The verdict? I think I like doing both things one at a time. I'm stoked on both things but I want to be able to answer questions and meet new people when they walk into my store space and playing records didn't make it as possible as I'd like.
Next first Thursday, I will just be playing records. I have chosen only to do the pop up at events this summer that give me a chance to focus entirely on that. Bringing out my vintage collection i its entirety, my line of t-shirts, and small collection of retro housewares- It's a lot to juggle while you're kicking out the jams.
Photo credz: 3rd pic:Missy Heitz-Goetz, 4th & 5th Pic: Ryan Kittelson, 8th pic: Gophers&Cheese