1847 14th street nw
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia


If you have an iPod, you can DJ at Cafe Saint-Ex.

On the second Wednesday of each month, The Cricklewood Massive presents "iPod Jukebox," an open-decks DJ night that replaces the turntables with portable MP3 players. No vinyl. No CDs. No kidding.

The format is simple: Aspiring MP3Js sign up for a timeslot. When it's their turn, they plug their iPod (or other portable MP3 device) into the bar's sound system and play whatever they want for 12 minutes. Participants need to bring their own music, as a "house" iPod is not available. This is intended to be a night where everyone can show off their favorite gems from their own record collection.

iPod Jukebox debuted at Arlington's Galaxy Hut in April 2004, drawing more than a dozen MP3Js and a rave review from Washington Post technology columnist Rob Pegoraro. It moved to Cafe Saint-Ex's Gate 54 Lounge in June, attracting an even larger crowd, and became a regular event on the bar's schedule.

iPod Jukebox usually runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., although MP3Js can arrive earlier to sign up for a timeslot. Admission is free.

Added by wobblejointed on June 27, 2005