Insert Coin(s) Turns Three

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Insert Coin(s)’ third birthday bash culminates with a DJ set by The Knocks on April 6

Happy birthday, Insert Coin(s)! No longer just a “barcade,” the Downtown venue celebrates three years with a weekend-long bash April 4-6 by highlighting the variety of music it brings to the table.

The “barcade” has already proved it is about much more than video games. Notable acts that have graced the Insert Coin(s) stage include DJ Jazzy Jeff, De La Soul, Brand Nubian, AC Slater and Flinch.

“Every single DJ that we have on the roster is going to be doing a set throughout the course of the weekend,” says music director Bree DeLano, a.k.a. DJ 88.

Friday night for First Friday brings more of an indie rock/hip-hop atmosphere, with The Dirty Hooks, a local favorite. “Saturday, we’re having a guest set by Black Boots along with Crykit and I,” DeLano says, plus OBOne, Dave Fogg and more. Sunday is a VIP reception, followed by a public performance from Barry Black, The Knocks and DJs Silent John and Phoreyz.

“The whole goal of celebrating three years was to take three days and really be able to have a little something for everyone and focus on what the brand has become, which is a music venue,” Delano says.