September 13, 2007

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Birthdays and Bahama
Nashua nightclubs throw parties
By Erica Febré efebre@hippopress.com

Parties at two Nashua venues will highlight the past and present nightlife of the city’s downtown area.

Amber Room remembers
The Amber Room, 53 High St., will host a party on Saturday, Sept. 15, to remember The Bahama Beach Club, where many present Amber Room patrons and staff members spent a lot of after-work hours.

When The Bahama Beach Club closed more than 10 years ago, Nashua felt a huge void in its nightlife, which wouldn’t be filled until The Amber Room opened its doors to the public back in March.

The Amber Room is considered a “true nightclub” because it’s the only venue in the city that isn’t also a restaurant. Its only purpose is to provide music and dancing.

“There hasn’t been a real nightclub in Nashua since the Bahama. We just thought it made sense for the newest nightclub to pay tribute to the last. We all have ties to the club, have worked there in the past or got our first “clubbing” experience there,” said DJ Rick Naples with The Amber Room.

Naples worked at the Saugus Bahama Beach Club location, while Amber Room partner DJ Charlie K used to spin at the Nashua location. DJ Rick Naples and DJ Charlie K will take over the turntables in the front at Amber Room.

Also invited to participate in the celebration, DJ Captain Wendell, another former DJ from the Saugus location, will join Amber Room’s resident DJ Danny D, who also used to work at Nashua’s Bahama, in the back room at Amber Room.

“All the music of the entire night is going to be music [that was] played at Bahama Beach Club. It’ll be a lot of the older popular music from the mid ’90s to early 2000. The back room will continue with the retro ’80s music,” Naples said.

The Amber Room will give away a double-disc set commemorating the night, which will include a tribute disc of music from the time of the Bahama Beach Club. The other disc will feature a live set from the Bahama Beach Club in Saugus with DJ Rick Naples, recorded in 1998.

Fody’s third year
Fody’s Tavern, 9 Clinton St., offers a celebration of the city’s current nightlife with its three-year anniversary party Thursday, Sept. 13. Fody’s will host an open house with live music by Charlie Chronopolous, who performs there almost every Thursday, and a free buffet while the food lasts. Featuring live music every Wednesday through Saturday, Fody’s Tavern functions as a live music venue as well as a restaurant.

Owner Paul Foden can be found working the bar on most Friday nights, mingling with patrons.

The rest of the weekend at Fody’s will have live performances by Velvet Hornet on Friday, Sept. 14, and Blind Billy and The Spectacles on Saturday, Sept. 15.


Three Year Anniversary
Who: live music provided by Charlie Chronopolous
When: Thursday, Sept. 13, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Fody’s Tavern, 9 Clinton St., Nashua
More info: Go to fodystavern.com.

Back to the beach
What: Bahama Beach Club Reunion Party
Who: DJ Rick Naples & DJ Charlie K in Amber Room; DJ Captain Wendell & DJ Danny D in Retro Room.
When: Saturday, Sept. 15, doors open at 8 p.m.
Where: The Amber Room, 53 High St., Nashua.
More info: Go to theamberroomnightlife.com or myspace.com/amberroomnh.