Second Shift with Dino Velvet and Damien

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After almost a 1.5 year hiatus 2nd Shift returns to Bar 415 on Friday, August 7th with 2nd Shift residents DINO VELVET from San Francisco and Sioux City's main house man DAMIEN. In honor of their good friend Shawn Hockenberry, Dino and Damien join forces to bring you a night of top notch house music. It will be a special night at Bar 415 and we hope to see you all there!

DINO VELVET (Common Ground, 2nd Shift) - San Francisco
DAMIEN (Disco Project Recordings) - Sioux City

Bar 415 
415 South 13th Street
Omaha, NE 98102
Saturday August 3rd, 2013
8pm - 2am

About 2nd Shift:

Bar 415, Omaha's top dance music venue proudly presents 2nd Shift! 2nd Shift focuses on the deeper side of House Music with San Francisco's Dino Velvet at the helm. A 415 veteran, Dino has played the venue many times throughout the past decade and is excited to continue making the trek between San Francisco and Omaha to provide you with endless nights of dancing and proper house music. Dino will have regular special guest djs playing alongside him as well. Omaha is a diverse city when it comes to dance music and our goal is to provide a positive environment where dance music enthusiasts can let loose and have fun while dancing to quality Deep House. Dedicated in loving memory of Shawn Hockenberry, 2nd Shift promises to bring a quality vibe coupled with top notch music and we encourage anyone seeking to meet new friends, reconnect with old, or looking to have a great time dancing the night away to join us for 2nd Shift. We look forward to seeing you there! 

More info about DINO VELVET:

Enter Dino Velvet. A product of the Midwest rave scene in the 90s, Dino educated himself in House music with the sounds of Chicago. Attending and playing parties throughout Middle America, Dino continued to improve his skills behind the decks over the next few years. In 2005, he packed his bags and headed west towards the House Music mecca that is San Francisco. His westward move proved to be a catalyst in his music career, as Dino quickly began promoting parties and establishing himself in San Francisco’s House scene. The year 2009 marked a huge turning point for Dino with gigs at SF’s oldest & most infamous dance club, The Endup. It was at The Endup, where Dino began to turn the heads of locals and headliners alike with his deep house sounds. Dino Velvet soon became an established and revered resident of one of the most popular monthly parties at the Endup, Sunday Mass. 

2011 marked the end of Sunday Mass but new opportunities were right around the corner. The following year Dino teamed up with cohorts Leonard, Greg Yuen, and Joey Alaniz to bring San Francisco their own flavor of House music with a new party titled Common Ground. A monthly event held at SF's best new club Monarch, Common Ground quickly established itself as a key player amongst San Francisco's veteran House Music partygoers. Names like Jimpster, John Tejada, Ian Pooley, Fred Everything, JT Donaldson and Lance Desardi have found their way to Common Ground's dance floor in less than a year's time and the party shows no signs of slowing down. 

Dino has also recently established a quarterly residency named 2nd Shift at Bar 415 in Omaha, one of the top electronic music destinations in the midwest. Dino Velvet continues to make a name for himself with his brand of Deep House on both the left coast and throughout the midwest, and its clear he is poised to keep his dance floors moving for years to come.

More info about DAMIEN:

Damien first got exposed to house music while living in California in 1994. Having been a jazz saxophone player for years already it was a smooth transition for him to move to the wheels of steel. Moving back to Iowa in the late 90’s, Focus along with his crew at the time, the PA Crew, was responsible for blowing up Western Iowa with some of it’s original rave parties. Getting the chance to play weekly in venues as diverse as impromptu house parties all the way up to full on massives, he honed his skills playing a diverse range of music. But House music is his true calling whether he’s playing sax over a soulful vocal track or he’s behind the decks bangin’ out some dope disco house.

More about Shawn Hockenberry:

Shawn Hockenberry was born January 30, 1982, to Scott and Kathie (Hogue) Hockenberry in Des Moines, Iowa, in a big hurry and stayed that way. He was a very curious little boy, examining everything he could get his hands on, usually disassembling it. At the age of one, the family moved to Sioux City, Iowa. Shawn attended school there until the family moved to Atlantic, Iowa, in 1998. Shawn graduated from Atlantic High School in 2000. He then went to Iowa Western in Council Bluffs for a year and later started at IPR (Institute of Production and Recording) in Minneapolis until health reasons made him move back home.

When he was in first grade he developed a passion for T-ball, which then led to baseball. In grade school he knew the statistics of most all the top professional baseball players. He and the local postmaster would have quite detailed conversations about the stats and Shawn would get his cards out they would discuss them. When he wasn’t playing ball at the fields he was playing in the church parking lot with friends. When he was in the third grade he bowled on a team after someone quit. He took the bronze medal at the Iowa Games in Ames that year. In fifth grade he was voted school president after he ran for election.

He played on the all star baseball teams every summer. He made it to the Iowa All Stars which is a team from across Iowa who played in the Hap Dumont Little League World Series. He also was involved in football and wrestling.

When Shawn was 13 he and his dad, Scott, rode a tandem bicycle across America. They started in Long Beach, California, and rode with 300 people across America ending in Rehoboth Beach, Maryland. It was the Iowa 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration led by Chuck Offenburger in 1995. Out of the 300 people on the trip only a dozen or so were teenagers. It took 100 days and traveled over 5000 miles.

He then went on to pursue the biggest and best fish he could find. He would fish constantly. It brought him a quiet solitude he enjoyed. The biggest love he had that pertained to hobbies or work was that of music. He would spend endless hours producing music, mixing music, listening to music, anything that had to do with music was his goal.

Shawn had the best sense of humor you could be lucky enough to be around. If you were with him for even an hour, you would be laughing. He could remember movie quips and slogans, or make his own out of them, and repeat them back at the most suitable time for a hilarious bit of entertainment.

Shawn was unlucky enough to have multiple tragedies in his life but had worked incredibly hard on the negative aspects and was being successful. He has two daughters he loved as deeply as any parent can relate to. They were his life and soul and helped make him a better person. He had a fiancé he loved and was planning on spending a lifetime with. Shawn’s family and close friends were not just important to him, they were his life source. He loved genuinely and was not afraid to say it.

Those who have preceded Shawn in death are his father, Scott Hockenberry; his grandparents, Larry and Shirley Hogue and Don and Maxine Hockenberry; and his aunt, Kelly Christiansen.

Those left to remember him with love and unparalleled memories are his daughters, Brianna Lynn (Hockenberry) Belnap and Zoey Lee Hockenberry; his mother, Kathie Hockenberry of Atlantic, IA; his sister and brother-in-law, Karyn and Jay Powell of Greeley, CO and their children, Reagan and Nolan; his fiancé, Samantha Schroeder of Atlantic, IA; his brothers by love, friendship and admiration, Preston Harter of Atlantic, IA and Jason Sardeson (Dino Velvet) of San Francisco, CA; uncles and aunts; Brad Hogue of Colorado, Keary (Sheri) Hogue of Harlan, IA, Deb (Russ) Mangels of Waukee, IA, Mark (Carla) Hogue of Omaha, NE, Kevin (Michele) Hogue of Oxford, IA and Kolin (Amy) Hogue of Washington, IA; many cousins; and many friends.

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