Rip! Rig! Robert!

Nogood Nick and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at Rip! Rig! Panic!

Nogood Nick and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at Rip! Rig! Panic!

Nogood Nick cues another Mod Jazz groove at Rip! Rig! Panic!

Nogood Nick cues another Mod Jazz groove at Rip! Rig! Panic!

Rip! Rig! Panic! is one of the Boogaloo Bag’s favorite events. Hosted by our friend Nogood Nick, it presents moderniste jazz along with sweet soul music in a manner that is very pleasing to the ear. It was for that express reason that Nogood Nick was often asked to guest DJ at the late, lamented DYNAGROOVE. Usually the Rip! Rig! is held on the second Friday of the month during the happy hour at Otto’s Shrunken Head. However, On Saturday February 27, a very special Rip! Rig! was held at a new joint in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn called the Robert Bar. Guest DJ was Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.

 

The Robert Bar is groovy. It is outfitted with a marvelous décor, including three working lava lamps next to the DJ booth, and the walls consist of decades old tiles from around the world. The ceiling is made up of thousands of dominos. The swingin’ sounds, funky rhythms and organ grooves of the Rip! Rig! Panic! fit the Robert Bar perfectly. Our pal Yana Lil’ Jerk, who appears often in the Boogaloo Bag, dropped by to hang out and she became noticeably animated whenever a rocksteady beat emanated from the speakers.

Yana Lil' Jerk and Nogood Nick discuss the proper method of selecting 45 RPM records at Rip! Rig! Panic!

Yana Lil’ Jerk and Nogood Nick discuss the proper method of selecting 45 RPM records at Rip! Rig! Panic!

The owners of the Robert Bar seemed to be very pleased with the audio atmosphere developed by Mr. Nick and Mr. Boogaloo, so we expect them to be asked back soon—together or separately either way, it will be a gas and a half and all Boogaloo Bag readers should make the scene.

Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at Rip! Rig! Panic! on February 27, 2016:

None of these records are for sale.

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