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deja blu's gigs

2017

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Sun Jan 29 The Breakfast Club: '80s Brunch Thin Man Brewery BFLO First gig of 2017 as we continue with sounds of the alternative '80s.
Sun Feb 26 The Breakfast Club: '80s Brunch Thin Man Brewery BFLO So weird to be playing records in a bar at 11AM on a Sunday!
Sun Mar 26 The Breakfast Club: '80s Brunch Thin Man Brewery BFLO Sunday Bloody Sunday. Our last gig here and it was a blast!
Fri Apr 28 Reto Rewind 1 Revolution Gallery BFLO First gig at new art gallery on Hertel Ave. & this is the first time I have ever spun records on Hertel Ave! The 80s are even more underground here! No pop!
Fri May 12 Reto Rewind 2 Revolution Gallery BFLO Upgraded sound system for second gig at the Gallery and sounded BOSS!
Fri June 9 Reto Rewind 3 Revolution Gallery BFLO Started slow and proceeded to get crazy. Moved the furniture for a synth dance party !
Fri July 7 Reto Rewind 4 Revolution Gallery BFLO Great night of underground '80s. Guest DJ sit-in with DJ Bud!
Fri July 15 Cosmic Caviar presents the High Five Gypsy Lounge
BFLO
Got to sit in w/ Marcos, God Morgan & Threeps
Fri Aug 11 Reto Rewind 5 Revolution Gallery BFLO Best one yet! Full house DANCING to underground 80s & 90s and special guest Dj Scotty joined in the fun.
Sat Sept 9 Musi Is Art 15 Riverworks BFLO Reggae set in the sun and it was really loud! Thanks to DJ Universal for putting me on the stage!
Fri Sept 29 Reto Rewind 6 Revolution Gallery BFLO More underground '80s....
Sat Oct 7 Stephanie's Disco Party Burns Building Loft BFLO Fantastic disco dance party (with some 90s dance thrown in). Do the Hustle!!!!
Fri Oct 20 COVEN opening reception Revolution Gallery BFLO Lots of 80s Goth w/ DJ Scotty.
Sat Oct 28 Cyd's Annual Halloween Party Cyd & Anthony's House
BFLO
I got to play a lot of old house music mixed w/ disco & some 90s club music. ...then Anthony brought out his bass speaker & the party got DEEPER.
Fri Nov 17 Reto Rewind 7 Revolution Gallery BFLO Great crowd always for these gigs! Full house DANCING to underground 80s & 90s w/ special guest Dj Scotty (who is becoming a regular).



2016

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Sat
Aprl 9th
CEPA Gallery 13th Biennial Auction Market Arcade
BFLO
All-vinyl vintage déjá blü set!
Thurs
May 19th
(The Return of)
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Good to be back playing 1980s underground alternative vinyl with such a great view of the Park!
Thurs
June 9th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
1980s underground alternative vinyl w/ a late night set from DJ Scotty
Thurs
June 10th
Pharoah's Funk Night Milkies
BFLO
Loud funk music w/ a heavy dose of Prince (RIP) as I jumped in for a few sets w/ DJ Pharoah
Thurs
June 16th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
1980s underground alternative vinyl w/ another late night set from DJ Scotty
Thurs
June 30th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Dance night w/ disco, house, 80s & 90s electronic dance & some funk!
Fri
July 15
Baila Brazil by Bale de Rua
before show & after-show party
Artpark
Lewiston
Biggest crowd I have ever had dancing to classic funk, hip-hop and 90s club classics! The Bale De Rua dancers joined the crowd and the party went off!
Sat
July 16
Baila Brazil by Bale de Rua
Carnival Afternoon Party
Artpark
Lewiston
Post-carival parade party with a lot of kids dancing to disco classics outdoors!
Sat
July 16
Baila Brazil by Bale de Rua
before show & after-show party
Artpark
Lewiston
We did it again for a second night! Man, what a crowd of solid dancing, break dancing and some salsa thrown in...
Thurs
July 21st
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
More crowd-pleasing 1980s underground alternative vinyl
Thurs
July 28th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
1980s underground alternative vinyl w/ another late night set from DJ Scotty
Sat
Aug 13th
Housequake! Prince Dance Party! Milkie's on Elmwood Work w/ DJ Pharaoh & live band (This Ain't Lake Minnetonka) to rock the house with a hell of a lot of Purple Music!
Thurs
Aug 25th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Even more 1980s underground alternative vinyl w/ another late night set from DJ Scotty
Thurs
Sept 1st
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
More crowd-pleasing 1980s underground alternative vinyl
Thurs
Sept 8th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
1980s underground alternative vinyl w/ another late night set from DJ Scotty
Fri
Oct 28th
Cyd's (now annual) Halloween Party Cyd & Anthony's Yard
BFLO
Disco-Costume party & cops came by twice & shut us down at midnight....
Sat Nov 12th Pints & Pierogi Marcy Casino BFLO All-vinyl rock gig with classic rock, glam, punk, etc. Very cool time, got to play GnR. CBGB-style!
Sun Nov 20th The Breakfast Club: '80s Brunch Thin Man Brewery BFLO Don't get to start DJing at 11AM too often! 1980s underground alternative, new wave, goth, punk, ska, synth- oh yeah! All vinyl w/ guest DJ spot from Chris (who works at Thin Man)
Sun Dec 11th The Breakfast Club: '80s Brunch Thin Man Brewery BFLO Looks like we are doing this monthly! All vinyl retro '80s! This time w/ guest DJ Scotty sitting in for the afternoon!

 

2015

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Thurs
Aug 20th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO

Played '80s underground alternative vinyl records & crowd was going nuts! This was my 1st appearance at the craft beer night.

Our design company, OtherWisz Creative did all the event branding and helped with promotions.

Thurs
Aug 27th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Underground 80s vinyl & craft beer night. Plus special guest appearance from DJ Scotty- first full deja blu team gig since 2008, 7 years ago! Cheers!
Thurs
Sept 3rd
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Underground 80s vinyl & craft beer night. Plus special guest appearance from DJ Rich Wall!
Thurs
Sept 10th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Underground 80s vinyl & craft beer night. Plus guest DJ Andre!!!
Sat
Sept 12th
13th Annual Music is Art Festival
Delaware Park & AKAG
BFLO
All-vinyl REGGAE set in the pounring rain w/ DJ Universal & others. Great day, despite rainl ALL DAY & NIGHT!
Thurs
Sept 17th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Underground 80s vinyl & craft beer night.
Thurs
Sept 24th
Thursday Hoppy Hour
@ Delaware Park
Marcy Casino Terrace
BFLO
Underground 80s vinyl & craft beer night. Last one for the Summer, see ya next year!
Weds
Oct 14
Blue Monk 5th Anniversary Party Blue Monk
BFLO
First time spinning here & loved it! Kept the 80s undergroung groove from the Summer gig with some old hip-hop & funk!
Sat
Oct 31st
Cyd's Halloween/Birthday Party Cyd & Anthony's Yard
BFLO
Disco-Costume party & cops came by (again).....

2014

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Sat
Aprl 26th
CEPA Gallery 12th Biennial Auction Market Arcade
BFLO
Crowd was drinking & grooving!
Thurs
June 19th
Buffalo Spree Magazine Best of WNY Party
Shea's Performing Arts Center
BFLO
Solid 3-hr set with no lulls and no breaks!
> Click here for set list.
Fri
Oct 31st
Cyd's Halloween/Birthday Party Cyd & Anthony's Yard
BFLO
Disco-Costume party & cops came by!
Fri
Dec 26th
I'm So Bored With The USA 13th Annual Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash Towne Ballroom
BFLO
Usual ska, reggae, pink set in Joe's honour!

2013

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Thurs
June 20th
Buffalo Spree Magazine Best of Buffalo Party
Shea's Performing Arts Center
BFLO
Was able to get that DaftPunk out of my system...
Sat
Nov17th

Guest DJ of Reuben
Blue Monk
BFLO
Played a few vinyl reggae & ska sets with Reuben @ his gig. I drank no beer at the coolest beer bar in town
Fri
Dec 27th
Garageland: 12th Annual Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
The Waiting Room
BFLO
I was facing the band, I got some punk rock in my face

2012

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Sat
Mar 21st

CEPA Auction
Market Arcade
BFLO
Smooth grooves!
Sat
Dec. 22nd

In The 11th Hour- Tribute to
Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place,
BFLO
My last gig at the 'Hawk before it closed. RIP.

2011

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Fri Mar 1st
Cowboys of Scotland Warm-up Gig
Club Diablo
BFLO
Loud alt rock music while DJing in the cage!
Sat, Sept 17th
Music is Art!

> Click to listen to this set on Soundcloud!
Delaware Park
BFLO
Return of my roots: deja blu spins acid jazz while floating out on Delaware Lake.
Sat, Dec 26th
Let's Rock Again- 10th Annual Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Towne Ballroom
BFLO
Bigger space, bigger sound!

2010

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Sat
Mar 24th

CEPA Auction
Market Arcade
BFLO
Great music, great drinks, great art!
Nov 10th
International Institute's Burmese Refugee Event
The Church
BFLO
Sat, Dec 26th
All The Young Punks- 9th Annual Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Always great!

2009

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Sun
Mar 15th

Opening for Spain's Poets in Process
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Great band, fun gig. They loved the old skool US funk and soul

Sat
Mar 25th

CEPA Auction
Market Arcade
BFLO
Always great!
Sat, Dec 26th
The Harder They Come- 8th Annual Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Full house @ The Hawk!

2008

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Sat
May 15th

Reggae Dance Party
Mohawk Place
BFLO
DJs bust it out with DJ Universal and dejablu posse!

Sat
April 26th

CEPA Auction
Market Arcade
BFLO
CEPA loves us and they always have a great turnout

Tues
July 15th
TYPECON- party at WNYBAC
WNYBAC
BFLO
Jason & Dr. Wisz get the groove on for some out-of-town typofiles
Fri July 18th
TYPECON- dejablu with Odiorne & The Seriffics
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Jason & Dr. Wisz rock between band sets- another gig with local rockers Odiorne
Sat, July 18th
TYPECON- final night grand ball Hyatt Hotel
BFLO
Wierd gig-- like a wedding- funk and disco vs. techno dance music ?!
Thurs, Aug 21st
Buffalo Spree- Best of Buffalo Party Shea's
BFLO
Full crowd- 1st gig at the magnificent Shea's
Sat, Dec 22nd
The Magnificent Seven- Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Seven years running. This tribute party had a 'sold out' full house!


2007

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Thurs
March 8th

Night of 1000 Images- Advertising Club of Bflo. Event
Keystone Films
BFLO
The deja blu reunion- good, groovy scene!

Sat
March 24th

CEPA Visions of Buffalo photo auction
Market Arcade
BFLO
CEPA loves us and they always have a great turnout

Fri
June 8th
Happy Hour featuring deja blu
Burchfield-Penny Art Center
BFLO
short and sweet, got kinda clubby for some strange reason...
a post about it
Sat, Sept. 1st
Concrete Skyline
Pearl Street
(patio)
BFLO
Sunsets as we groove

Sat, Dec. 22nd
Gangsterville- Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Punk rock, ska, yeah!


2006

Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Sat.
Jan 16th &18th
Funk Skool
Djs Pharoah + Dr. Wisz
Off The Wall BFLO
funkee, funkee, funkee...
Sometimes Scotty...
Sat
July 13th
CEPA Members Auction CEPA Gallery BFLO
Always a cool event, great folks, great cause...
Dr. Wisz only
Thurs
Nov 16th
Illustrator Show
Daeman College BFLO
Dr. Wisz only
Fri
Dec 22nd
Take The Fifth- A Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place BFLO


2005
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Fri Feb 18th Architecture Member Event Albright Knox Art Gallery DJ Scotty only Wasn't sure how this one was going but Gallery was extremely pleased with event.
Thurs Jan 27th Solid Solution 5 - dr. wisz & scotty spins with BFLO native D-Mac Allen St. Hardware DJ Scotty only Awesome gig accept for the bar brawl at the end of the evening.
Sat.
May
CEPA Members Auction CEPA Gallery BFLO
- -
Sat.
May 13th
Spencer Tunick/Albright Knox Art Opening
Central Train Terminal
Very cool venue- click here
We got to speak with Spencer as he hid out from AKAG entourage- he liked the dejablu tunes!
Fri Nov 5th Great Arrow Graphics Show Opening
Daeman College BFLO - -
Fri Dec 23rd
Death or Glory- A Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place BFLO Dub, Reggae and Punk Rock. Oi!
Sat.
various dates
Funk Skool
Djs Dr. Wisz & Pharoah
Off The Wall BFLO
Always fun on a Saturday night, especially in the summertime!
Sometimes Scotty...


2004
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Sun April 25th Scotty open for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Mohawk Place BFLO DJ Scotty only Jazzy funk 45s played all night long
Sat May 15th CEPA Members Auction CEPA Gallery BFLO - Much more upscale than previous CEPA events but just cool.
Sat Aug 14th Scotty Spin p22 10th Anniversary Party Buffalo Historical Society DJ Scotty only cool tunes for super cool party
Fri Oct 15th Rock Imposters - deja blu spins with KO Allen St Bar & Grill BFLO good Rock fun All festive when we play the 'Pink'
Fri Nov 5th Crowley Web Design Show Daeman College BFLO art show fun Great show with the deja edge to boot
Thurs Nov 18th Coffee & Chocolates to Benefit Literacy Volunteers Squire Mansion BFLO jazzy groovy Jazz again for good cause.
Fri Nov 19th Karim Rashid Members Event Albright Knox Art Gallery DJ Scotty only Great return to AKAG
Thurs Dec 23rd Revolution Rock - A Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place BFLO Dub be good 2 me More of the dubby same.


2003
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Fri Feb 14th Bass Culture - Scotty with KO, Bridgit & friends Blu BFLO DJ Scotty only Dub makes cool Winter warm
Thurs Feb 27th Scotty vs Fractal Project Blu BFLO DJ Scotty only Amazing multimedia mayhem.
Mon March 31st 'O' Restaurant & Lounge Grand Opening O Restaurant & Lounge BFLO Crazy Nite! Mad busy!!!
Sat May 24th Cheapa Cepa Art Sale CEPA Gallery BFLO CEPA folks dug the deja grooves
Fri Sept 12th 1st Night CEPA Gallery BFLO Great crowd to open Buffalo Theatre Season
Fri Nov 7 p22 presents Typografia feat. deja blu with Odiorne Daemen College BFLO We love playing art shows Playing a font show. How cool is that!!!
Friday, Dec 19th
Indestructible- a Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Sat Dec 21st Solid Solution 3 Scotty with guest D-Mac Allen St Bar & Grill BFLO DJ Scotty only It was a funky X-Mas


2002
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Mon Jan 22nd
Rebel Waltz- a Tribute to Joe Strummer & The Clash
Mohawk Place
BFLO
Fundrasier
Mon Apr 1st
Open for Antibalas
the Tralf BFLO
Playin' at the Tralf was cool and the band was great
band was great, deja blu faithful made gig even better
Mon Apr 15th
Joe Cascio Photography Opening
Blu BFLO
All Reggae & Ska for the peoples!
dubbing it up, can't ask for anything more...
Fri Apr 19th
Pre Game Party Buffalo Destroyers
HSBC Arena BFLO
Kinda weird....
Next time we rock (literally)...
Thurs June 29th
Déjá blü vs. DJ André
Blu BFLO
Good times,
great friends!
I think André won this battle.... this time.
Fri July 26th
Bass Culture - A Night of Reggae & Dub w/djs KO, Joe C Dub Stylee, Mixwell Einstein & Scotty
Blu Patio BFLO
Nice new patio! WOW... Awesome Vibes
Fri Aug 2nd
WNY 2002 Art Opening
Albright Knox Art Gallery BFLO
Again at the Albright Knox! Lots of people, great time!!
Even better than our 1st appearance there...
Thurs Sept 5th
New Ambience One
New Group Event w/ Odiorne
Albright Knox Art Gallery BFLO
Rock + DJs collaberating
Fri Oct. 25th
Modigliani Members Gala Event
Albright Knox Art Gallery BFLO
DJ Scotty kept things groovin'
Fri Nov. 1st
déjá blü 5- fifth anniversary party for DJs Dr. Wisz + Scotty featuring DJ André
Blu BFLO
Celebrating 5 years since we teamed up- good times for all!!


2001
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Mon Jan 22nd Grand Opening Party Blu BFLO
Full house
Brilliant party that brought out the hardcore deja blu faithful.
Fri
April 13
One Blood mc koji, dj storms & dj scotty
Blu BFLO
spinning for Janpanese hip hop artist... wild
Thur Jul 26th Open Space Open Mind guests of the Waz Calumet Arts Café BFLO
Good fun, outdoors and lots of friends
Waz gigs were always a good time.
Thur Aug 23rd Open Space Open Mind guests of the Waz Calumet Arts Café BFLO
Ditto
Ditto
Sun Sept 2nd Labor Day Patio Appearance guests of the Zük Rendezvous BFLO
Best patio in Buffalo
Will never forget getting screamed at for burning incense yet a great night.
Fri Sept 7th Fresh:Recent Acquisitions Gallery Opening Albright Knox Art Gallery BFLO
The greatest gig location- in the sculpture court at one of the world's greatest modern art galleries!
What a great opportunity!!!
Thur Nov 15th Literacy Volunteers Benefit Market Arcade BFLO
Anotehr great location, straight old school jazz for a great cause.
Deja gig I was personally most proud of. Nice to spin for a good cause.
Wed Nov 21st Thanksgiving Eve Party Blu BFLO
Sucked.
Not what we hoped.
Thur Nov 29th Villa Maria College Art Reception Blu BFLO
Nice opening
Many cute girls made me happy.
Thur Dec 6th Roselli Photography & Collaborations Opening Blu BFLO
Great photos, nice opening
deja blu in a different vein spinning eclectic electronic beats... cool change


2000
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Sun May 28th
Memorial Day Patio Appearance guests of DeepSoulPlug
Rendezvous BFLO
Great patio, chilly night!
Really cold!!!
Thur Aug 10th
Open Space Open Mind guests of the Waz
Calumet Arts Café BFLO
The 1st of 2 great outdoor gigs here that summer!
Thur Aug 17th
Open Space Open Mind guests of the Waz
Calumet Arts Café BFLO
We rocked the house... they asked us back again!
Great guys to work with. Thank you WAZ...
Wed Nov 22nd
Thanksgiving Eve Party guests of the Waz
Calumet Arts Café BFLO
People love to dance the night before they stuff themselves w/ turkey chunks...
Post snow storm gig. Awesome fun.
Sat Dec 23rd
Christmas Party
DJ Scotty Only
Blu BFLO
1st ever dj appearance at Blu. Started a solid dj scene there.


1999
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Sat Jan 23rd
U St. Party
DJ Scotty Only
U Street , Washington DC
Deja blu's deep grooves rocked the Beltway.
Fri Apr 23rd
New Millennium Group Energize Buffalo Party
Coliseum BFLO
This was a strange gig!
For a good cause (deja blu wants a pretty bridge)
Sun May 9th
Open for Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Kingsnake Lounge BFLO
The band loved us!
Missed by many, unfortunate...
Wed Nov 27th
Thanksgiving Eve Party
658 (New Kingsnake)
The people danced for 5 hours straight to old school hip-hop and straight up acid Jazz
We drank for 5+ hours as well...


1998
Date
Appearance
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Wed Mar 18th
Open for BT
DJ Scotty Only
Showplace Theater BFLO
Weird gig but free beer (always good). BT,.... a great guy.
Fri Nov 20th
South Loft Party
South Loft BFLO
Cool chillout room setup, Kevin Clair guest dancehall set was awesome
Sat Dec 26th
Christmas Party
Kingsnake Lounge BFLO
Their biggest crowd ever!
Incredible energy... we were feeding off the crowd. I think our best gig ever.




déjà blü residencies
Day
Time Frame
Location
Mark's
Comments:
Scotty's
Comments:
Tuesday Nights
Oct ’97 - Aug ’98 Kingsnake Lounge BFLO
Where it all started! There weren't many clubs with Tuesday night DJs back then (that didn't play rock music or have 50¢ draft beer!?!)
Thanks to Mark for bring me into the fold here...would have retired from djing a long time ago otherwise (and life would have been a lot more boring).
Wednesday Nights
Oct ’98 - Apr ’99
658 BFLO
This is where the Kingsnake crown relocated.
Tough night, but still fun!
Friday Happy Hours
Oct ’99 - Apr ’00
658 BFLO
This was fun for a while.
Where the lore of Nate as super deja fan started..has only missed one gig since.. Thanks Nate!!!
Friday Nights
Jan ’01 – Jun ’01
Blu BFLO
We occasionally still play here.
Started just when we needed a new outlet.
Sat Nights Sept '03 - Feb ' 04 Off the Wall BFLO many guest appearances featuring DJ Scotty and Mixwell Einstein
Friday Nights
Aug '03 - May ' 04 Allen St Bar & Grill BFLO DJ Scotty only Nothing beats playing the 'Pink'
Sat Nights Sept ' 04 - Dec ' 04 Prespa BFLO DJ Scotty only Great gig to get more 'House' out of my system. Played as rotating guest of Basiq.


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