Sacramento’s most influential dance night of the past five years will come to an end this evening.
Grimey, the twice-a-month, Tuesday-night deejay night that broke through in the summer of 2010, will hold its farewell party tonight at The Press Club (21st and P streets; 8pm; $5 before 11, $8 after).
Grimey left a big footprint on the town. Dan Osterhoff, otherwise known as DJ Whores, started the night back in July 2010 at the now-defunct Townhouse. He and his crew (Justin Crescendo and others) gave bass-music nerds and dance kids a much-needed platform to gather and party. Unlike most things in Sacto, Grimey was ahead of the curve, curating bass and electronic nights before the dubstep craze had truly taken root in the Sacramento suburbs.
Osterhoff and his crew grew in influence in the town, and were instrumental in planning events like the Sacramento Electronic Music Festival’s later incarnations, among other parties.
But now, after moving The Press Club last year when ToHo became the Starlight Lounge, Grimey’s coming to an end.
DJ Whores will be leaving Sacramento–and the country. A version of the night will carry on, however, with the remaining crew.
I really can’t understate how important Grimey has been for “the scene.” The night came about during a time when shows–and specifically dance nights–were suffering like the house market. Osterhoff curated talented deejays, fostered newcomers. He even made big moves, booking bands occasionally, such as Death Grips, who played one of their first three shows ever on the second floor of ToHo after the release of Ex-Military.
On a larger level, Osterhoff has always been down as a deejay, whether Nike events at “the B” skate park, Sweaty at The Golden Bear, or even some of my private events that I’ve put on as a resident.
I could go on. But I’m on a crummy Wi-Fi connection.
Just hit up The Press tonight.
And thank you, Dan.