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Do The Spike Thing w/ Nappy DJ Needles

We all love a good Spike Lee joint. 
Spike's direction, his writing and sense of humor, even his low-key, nonchalant attempt at acting has long been revered by fans like you & me.
What's almost continually flown under the radar though has been the amazing music (songs and scores) attached to his films, particularly 'She's Gotta Have It', 'School Daze', 'Do The Right Thing', 'Mo Better Blues', 'Jungle Fever', 'Crooklyn' and 'Clockers'. Obviously songs like "Da Butt" from 'School Daze' and "Fight The Power" from 'Do The Right Thing' rightfully receive continued play from deejays, but there are so many more "40 Acres & A Mule" tracks for crowds to jam to...

And jam they shall (said with all fingertips touching each other).

While mixing live on the air one fateful Saturday evening, I suddenly had an idea of doing a set with nothing but music from Spike Lee movies. I began with "Straight & Nappy" from 'School Daze' and it was on from there. Facebook comments and texts of appreciation ensued and I knew then and there an event would have to be created in the name of all that is right and good. 

So here we are gang, Do The Spike Thing (fka The Spike Lee Joint) is happening 2 days shy of his birthday and it's gonna be S L A M M I N . Jazz, Funk, Soul, House, Latin and progressive Hip Hop jams early leading to the tribute mix with Spike Lee films projecting throughout the night.

Do The Spike Thing:
A Party Celebrating The Music of Spike Lee's Classic Films
Friday March 18
Blank Space • 2847 Cherokee
9P / $5 Cover

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