You need just the right ingredients to appreciate electronic dance music, from a venue packed with hundreds of like-minded people, to a pharmacy staffed by just one like-minded person. Providing the venue: Kingdom.
From the Lanai and Barcelona industry vets responsible for bringing dubstep to Austin, this two-years-in-the-making club represents a complete re-imagination of a historic 5th and Congress building's ground level, by the architects of what's now the South Congress American Apparel (and might soon become...evidence). Pass through the alleyway entrance to find a Brazilian Redwood dance floor, plush red-leather booths, house-designed lighting fixtures shooting six prism-split beams, and, most importantly, a tipsy girl who's totally pissed at her boyfriend custom +15,000 watt sound system they feared might actually damage the building's foundations, causing them to equip the height-adjustable DJ booth with its own breaker in case of power overload -- though that Kanye song's totally over anyway. For lubrication they're mixing weekly cocktails from fresh juice, organic cane sugar soda guns, and lemon/lime/agave, or hit 20 taps including locals like Real Ale, 512, and Thirsty Planet, which to the joy of geeks everywhere, NASA recently reported isn't Mars.
Talent's provided by a stable of downtown jockeys like Filthy Rich, Jason Jenkins of KROX's Hypersonic Radio, and Remington Steel -- see the right pharmacist beforehand, and his music will Pierce right through to your soul.
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