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November 22 @ The Warehouse – Hartford CT
October 24 @ Eighteenth Street Lounge – Washington DC
August 9 @ Room 960 – Hartford CT
August 2 @ Geisha – Washington DC
July 24 @ Glass – New York NY
June 13 @ Lunar Afterhours – Baltimore MD
May 22 @ Science Club – Washington DC
May 17 @ Room 960 – Hartford CT
April 12 @ Room 960 – Hartford CT
March 15 @ ShamrockFest ’08 – RFK Stadium, Washington DC
March 8 @ Room 960 – Hartford CT
February 16 @ Room 960 – Hartford CT
December 15 @ Room 960 – Hartford CT
November 17 @ Braza – Hartford CT
November 10 @ Eleventh – Arlington VA
October 13 @ Braza – Hartford CT
October 6 @ BLOCKtoberfest ’07 – RFK Stadium – Washington DC
September 22 @ Room 960 – Hartford CT
September 8 @ Braza – Hartford CT
August 18 @ Braza – Hartford CT
August 17 @ Good Life – Boston MA
July 27 @ Andalu – Washington DC
July 21 @ Braza – Hartford CT
June 30 @ Braza – Hartford CT
June 16 @ Braza – Hartford CT
May 5 @ Braza – Hartford CT
March 31 @ Braza – Hartford CT
March 20 @ Marlin – Miami Beach FL
March 10 @ ShamrockFest ’07 – RFK Stadium – Washington DC
February 10 @ Braza – Hartford CT
January 6 @ FIVE – Washington DC
December 16 @ Braza – Hartford CT
December 15 @ Good Life – Boston MA
November 25 @ Room960 – Hartford CT
November 11 @ Eleventh Street Lounge – Arlington VA
November 4 @ Braza – Hartford CT
October 27 @ Crush – Hartford CT
October 28 @ Arkadia – New Britain CT
September 30 @ Clarendon Ballroom – Arlington VA
September 16 @ Braza – Hartford CT
September 15 @ Crush – Hartford CT
August 19 @ Pump House – Hartford CT
August 18 @ Good Life – Boston MA
August 6 @ Braza – Hartford CT
August 5 @ Crush – Hartford CT
July 21 @ Room960 – Hartford CT
July 8 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
July 7 @ Crush – Hartford, CT
July 1 @ FIVE – Washington, DC
June 11 @ Room960 – Hartford, CT
June 3 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
May 20 @ Gemini Jam IV – Washington, DC
April 29 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
April 15 @ La Primavera, la Sangre Altera – Washington, DC
April 8 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
April 7 @ Crush – Hartford, CT
March 18 @ Dragonfly – Washington, DC
March 11 @ FIVE – Washington, DC
March 4 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
March 3 @ Crush – Hartford, CT
February 4 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
February 3 @ Crush – Hartford, CT
January 7 @ Ultimate Loft Party II – Hartford, CT
December 25 @ Ultimate Loft Party – Hartford, CT
December 23 @ Crush – Hartford, CT
November 26 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
November 25 @ Crush – Hartford, CT
November 18 @ Mantis – Washington, DC
November 5 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
October 29 @ Arkadia – Hartford, CT
October 28 @ Crush – Hartford, CT
October 14 @ The Derby – Los Angeles, CA
October 1 @ Room 960 – Hartford, CT
September 17 @ EuroDance 2005 – Hartford, CT
September 10 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
September 9 @ Sully’s – Hartford, CT
August 6 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
August 5 @ Sully’s – Hartford, CT
July 30 @ Mantis – Washington, DC
July 24 @ Cafe Bahiya – Stamford, CT
July 23 @ Pavilion – Old Lyme, CT
July 16 @ Braza – Hartford, CT
June 30 @ Tini Martini – Chicago, IL
June 25 @ Pavilion – Old Lyme, CT
June 11 @ FIVE – Washington, DC
May 14 @ Wood-n-Tap – Hartford, CT
April 29 @ 9 – Durham, NC
April 23 @ Ginger Cove / Ginger Reef – Washington, DC
April 9 @ Wood-n-Tap – Hartford, CT
April 8 @ Barcelona – Hartford, CT
Russell Crowe, Great Big Sea & Carbon Leaf
Montage by Joseph Allen – http://www.jallenimages.com/img_hb_sf_08.htm
Hartford: Rising to the occasion – 52 places to go in 2006
Special to The Herald Press
by Christine Paluf
April 16, 2006
by Steve and Edie
February 9, 2006
Most of our friends (and, for that matter, the rest of the country) were still at home nursing hangovers from last weeks State of the Union address and its accompanying drinking game, so Edie and her beau, Mr. X, decided to check out DJ Dave Russell’s Flipside at Braza on Saturday night. Flipside is a house music party — think electronic disco with great vocalization and a thumping bass undercurrent – that’s been around Hartford for the past few years.
Russell, a Hartford native who now resides in Arlington, Virginia, has spun around the country from Mantis in D.C. to the Derby in Los Angeles. He started Flipside in late 2001 at Scarlett O’Hara’s, a now defunct bar on Pratt Street. After moving around a bit to Spris, the Wood-n-Tap, and Sully’s (in fairer weather), Russell seems to have found a home at Braza and returns to the bar monthly to keep the party going.
We had noticed Flipside postings … and were glad that we finally had the chance to check the night out. And the low $5 cover charge compared to other nightclubs made it seem almost too good to be true.
Braza had a good crowd of devotees of Russell’s traditional, pure house sounds as well as area club fanatics who left the dance floor intermittently to trade mobile updates on crowd sizes and energy levels with friends texting in from NV, the new club downtown, and Room 960. We didn’t see anyone taking any bait to leave and, in fact, most of the people that we met had seen Russell spin the night before at Crush.
People did not stop dancing all night, and we got all hot and bothered just watching them from the bar area while ordering rounds of robustly crafted cocktails. It was a true Benetton crowd — very diverse in age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation — and most had made an effort to get dolled up for the night out, wearing flash outfits chosen to make an impression on the dance floor. We especially liked a Harvard Sucks T-shirt paired with tight-fitting black pants sported by a Yale alum.
Braza gleamed under dimmed lighting, and had cleared tables to create a sizeable dance floor. The lights actually flickered at one point which made us worry that last call had arrived earlier than expected, but the staff was just adjusting the levels to get the mood right.
Love for the music, dancing, and fellow individuals seemed to be in the air — although, unfortunately, so was an onslaught of rain, and a few couples had their amorous parking lot rendezvous diverted into the bar area and random doorways. We were a bit disappointed that we couldn’t take in the view of Farmington Avenue from Braza’s expansive patio, but the love connections themselves provided enough of a sweetly entertaining backdrop.
Churrascaria Braza is located at 488 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 882-1839. Upcoming Flipside events are posted at www.clubflipside.com
The Nightly Grind
by Dan Barry
September 16, 2004
Cranking up the tempo with Newandyke, playing through the middle-aged favorites with Yellow 9, and diverse deep house with DJ Dave Russell
Later in the night, I caught a set by DJ Dave Russell at the Arch Street Tavern. Self-described as “deep, vocal, soulful house,” Russell periodically hits the Hartford club scene, and drew a good crowd despite the construction on Adriaen’s Landing. His selections balanced a driving beat with cheerful, organic instrumentation. Russell shied away from candy-coated dance anthems, digging his claws into underground material just enough to keep things spicy. And speaking of material, there was lots of it. Russell cut quickly from song to song rather than let any track play for an extended time. The formula worked: it allowed him to work in remixes of popular songs, dark, ravey passages, and recognizable favorites all in equal measure.
Russell’s set was almost diverse to a fault. He covered all his bases so well that he backed himself into a stylistic corner, and couldn’t really take any risks of the sort that would make a crowd go hands-in-the-air wild. He traded the ability to surprise for the ability to please. Then again, surprise isn’t really the point of house music; perhaps that kind of excitement is better left to more hyper stuff like drum ‘n’ bass. People left the tavern at 2 a.m. with grins, and that’s enough to convince me Russell’s doing something right.
by India Blue (R.I.P.)
November 8, 2001
Last Friday it was old school reunion time at Scarlett O’Hara’s. DJ Dave Russell and Marvin Harris put together a house dance party “Flipside.” The only snafu was not having a defined dance floor. There will be another one Nov. 23 and if a dance floor gets worked out, it should be fab. The nostalgia of deep, classic and vocal house was sweet and any die-hard house dancer needs to be there.
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FLIPSIDE @ Braza finale – Hartford CT – November 17, 2007
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BLOCKtoberfest @ RFK Stadium – Washington DC – October 6, 2007
FLIPSIDE @ Braza – Hartford CT – July 21, 2007
FLIPSIDE @ Braza – Hartford CT – June 16, 2007
FLIPSIDE @ Braza – Hartford CT – March 31, 2007
Winter Music Conference (WMC) – Miami Beach FL – March 20, 2007
Bobby & Steve’s “Soul on the Beach”
ShamrockFest @ RFK Stadium, Washington DC – March 10, 2007
www.clubflipside.com/Videos/ShamrockFestPart1.wmv – General Event footage
Dave Russell Pt. I
Dave Russell Pt. II
DJ Dave Russell – FLIPSIDE @ 9 – Durham, North Carolina
DJ Dave Russell – FLIPSIDE Spring 2004 Hartford Connecticut
DJ Dave Russell w/ Guest DJ Oji – FLIPSIDE Hartford – April 10, 2004
DJ Dave Russell – FLIPSIDE 2 Year Anniversary Party – 2003
DJ Dave Russell – FLIPSIDE Fall 2002 Hartford Connecticut
DJ Dave Russell @ Duke University – 1999
DJ Dave Russell @ Duke University – 1999 – Part II
Afterparty in the Ryder Truck – 1999
DJ Dave Russell – Stevie B, C&C Music Factory Tour
Marriott Hartford Downtown
FLIPSIDE Discount Code – F1Z ( F One Zebra )
Use this code courtesy of FLIPSIDE and receive a rate of $109/night (when available), which is a $50+ savings off the normal nightly
Located in the Adriaen’s Landing District of Hartford, the Marriott Hartford Downtown overlooks the Connecticut River and is interconnected with the Connecticut Convention Center. Attracting business and leisure travelers alike since 2005, this 409 room upscale hotel is AAA rated with four Diamonds. Local Hartford attractions within walking distance include Wadsworth Atheneum, The Bushnell for Performing Arts, Old State House, XL Center and the State Capital Building.The Connecticut Science Center, an interactive educational science museum for adults and children, is adjacent to the hotel. Other area highlights include the Comcast Theatre, Travelers, Aetna, Pratt & Whitney, UTC and Cabela’s. This Marriott hotel combines the beauty of a grand hotel with contemporary amenities including a spa, fitness center, upscale dining and high-speed Internet access. All guestrooms feature flat screen TV’s.
Dave Russell – Founder, DJ, Promotions
Maryellen Pachler – Principal, Promotions
Marvin Harris – Principal, Promotions
Dave Russell – Arlington, Virginia USA
Founder, DJ, Promotions
Dave has been DJing and producing events for two decades. He started off throwing his own events in the City of Hartford CT. Over the years he has expanded his event offerings, and DJ activities by accepting residencies and guest spots in nightclubs nationwide.
In 1991 he established Dave Russell Promotions an independent chart reporting service that catered to over 90 major and independent dance music labels and news publications across the country.
In 2001 along with members Maryellen Pachler and Marvin Harris, David founded FLIPSIDE (USPTO Reg. No. 3,372,648 – International Class 035; Arranging and Conducting Marketing Promotional Events for Others), a monthly House music event in Hartford. Since then, FLIPSIDE has gone on the road to Boston MA, New York NY, Washington DC, Durham NC, Houston TX, Baltimore MD, Chicago IL, Arlington VA, Aspen, CO, Miami FL, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco CA, and Maui, HI.
During the day, Dave is a Management Consultant.
Previously Dave was a Sr. Business Consultant (Contractor) to Joy Global Inc., a Director-Level Sr. Business Strategy Consultant with Microsoft Corporation, an Independent Consultant to Microsoft, the Department of Defense / U.S. Air Force, Abbott Nutrition, held CRM management roles with Washington Consulting, Unisys and Honeywell, and worked as an Independent Consultant to EDS.
Originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, Dave started his professional career in the Financial Services / Insurance industry, working several years for Aetna Inc, in Accounting, Investments, and Managed Care Marketing roles.
Dave holds an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business, and a BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut. He is also a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster, a Prosci Certified Change Management Professional, has been a Siebel 7 Certified Consultant, and was one of the “First 500 Certified” Salesforce.com Administrators in the world.
Maryellen Pachler – Stamford, Connecticut USA
Maryellen has been promoting FLIPSIDE since its inception in 2001 in conjunction with its original founders, Dave Russell and Marvin Harris. Her love for house music, which “formally” began in Boston in 1984, was a natural progression from the Blues, Baptist choir music and Disco that she was exposed to while growing up.
While she has occasionally held a glow stick, Maryellen prefers deep, vocal house music. Her favorite part of being a promoter is dancing and socializing with the diverse and dynamic group of FLIPSIDE attendees.
Maryellen received a BS from Boston University and her Nursing, Master’s and Post-Master’s degrees from Yale University. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Primary Care and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
While at the Yale Child Study Center, she conducted clinical research trials in the pharmacological and cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, Tourette Syndrome and Autism. Currently, she is in private practice in Westport, Connecticut. Her personal and professional goal is to improve mental health care access to all children.
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in Massachusetts since age 10, Maryellen has been a Connecticut resident since 1989.
Marvin Harris – Long Branch, New Jersey USA
Marvin is a Jersey guy, having grown up in the City of Long Branch on the North shore.
Marvin holds a BA in Economics/Business and a BA in Psychology from Park University in Kansas City, MO. While at Park University he completed a 3 year internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, was Chairman of the Social/Cultural Committee for 2 years and received a Ford Foundation grant.
During college days (and when not studying) Marvin often flew to New York City, Chicago and St. Louis to go clubbing — and has been ever since.
After graduating from college, Marvin lived in NYC, Newton MA, Stamford CT, and has resided in Hartford CT for the last 20 years. Although he lives in CT, Marvin but still heads back to NJ approximately 2 weekends/month, especially in the Summer, because he loves the beach, bike riding, and partying.
And more on partying, Marvin has an impressive resume, having regularly attended clubs such as the Fun House, Buttermilk Bottom, Reed Street, Bass-line, The World, The Choice, USA, Shelter, Ministry of Sound, Tunnel, Sound Factory, Sound Factory Bar, Warsaw Ballroom, Crobar-Chicago and New York, Zanzibar in NJ, FIVE in DC, and his all-time favorite club in the world, The Paradise Garage.
Marvin was co-founder of Riot nightclub, which was located in Hartford CT and later branched to NYC. He also worked in Hartford clubs such as the No Name, The Loft and has given parties at other venues to help keep the flavor Deep House going. The Prince of Darkness is still is alive and kicking, and Marvin believes that you are never too old to go out and shake your body to good dance music – besides it’s great exercise.