The Slow Drag with Drit Ahoy (Devin VanBuuren), and Danny Northfield spinning all the best Honky-Tonk, Rock 'n Roll Oldies, Greasy Soul, Blues, Country and Western classics while you social distance at Calgary's original BBQ joint and favorite hangout. Reserve your table for six or less at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*No Dancing, No Gambling, No Fighting...Keepin' it clean!!
Beers, Barbecue and Social Distancing!!! Be Kind, Think Smart, Stay Safe.
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday July 11th, 2020
NO JERK POLICY ALWAYS IN EFFECT!!
The Slow Drag
The Slow Drag dance is somewhat what its name suggests. Originally very popular only in the Barrel-Houses and Juke Joints of the South. In the early evening the music was up tempo, but later during the night the music changed to slow, low-down blues and this dance was done to very slow, sensual music, so it fit perfectly. The couples would hold each other tight, do a few steps and then grind each other, then a few steps and repeat more grinding all night... sometimes they would just grind and barely move. The Slow Drag was also a featured dance in the traveling Medicine Shows and Gilly's (Gillies) in the early 1900s.
The Slow Drag was first reported in New Orleans during the 1890's ... and as a social dance later became popular among the college set in the early 1900's and was considered as a variation of the Two-Step. There is some evidence that the pre-tango danza was a strong influence in the original version.
In 1929 Broadway would be introduced to this social dance in the stage play called "Harlem!" with most critics in exasperation at the undulating and writhing of the bodies and Burns Mantle of the 'News' exclaiming that the police would stop the orgiastic exhibition. The dance was eventually toned down due to many Harlem groups objecting to the dance and at the request of the authorities.
The Future Language
If you dig the weirder and waxier side of life, tune your eardrums for two hours of riveting misfit music – lotsa fuzz lotsa noise and no fun.
Our mission is to increase the profile of local, Canadian, and independent artists, groups and organizations. We do this is by playing their music, telling their stories, hosting them on our programs, and promoting their causes and events. Our hosts play a vast array of genres from rock, blues, folk, jazz, experimental, metal, hip-hop, soul, electronic, classical, and world music.
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*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.