Battle of the iPod Playlists

Bar offers free food, drinks for best iPod mix

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    LOS ANGELES - JUNE 25: Lesley Gant (L) and Yvonne Ordiz (R) listen to Michael Jackson's music on an ipod outside the UCLA medical Center on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Jackson, 50, the iconic pop star, died after going into cardiac arrest in a hospital today in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Yvonne Ordiz;Lesley Gant

    Forget the BYOB concept, a Lakeview bar will hook up the booze if you can produce the tunes.

    If you're the type of iPod God whose mixes can kick a dull get-together into overdrive, or who easily finds a seamless connection between that dusty old soul track and the latest hip hop banger, then you need to head straight to the Firkin & Pheasant.

    Starting January 23rd and every week afterward, the bar is throwing BYO iPod Nights, hosted by B96's "Julian on the Radio."

    Competitors turn their 25-minute playlists over to Julian and the crowd is the ultimate judge.

    But don't save your best stuff for last. There's an actual gong onsite, and the contestants who manage to go gong-free get free food and drinks.

    If you don't qualify for the freebies, there's also plenty of food and drink specials to be had.

    All the better to drown your sorrows and plot next week's playlist comeback tour.