Even DJ Captn Krunch laughs at her stage name, which she cribbed from the breakfast cereal. But the native Brit is all business when she spins tunes from her 40,000-song catalog at Muggs. As the host of Friday Night Karaoke and a Saturday-night dance party, Krunch caters to requests -- from Top 40 and Motown to disco and swing. I read the crowd and go from there, she says. Whatever works, I go with it.
Krunch moved to the U.S. in the '80s, but she didnt start DJing till 2003, when her roommate gave her a mixing board and a pair of headsets for Christmas. Im still a baby in this business, and Im always learning from other DJs and how different their tastes are, she says. The best part about it is when I see people having a great time -- and Im the one whos creating it. Its a great feeling. Still, Krunch says she constantly surprises audiences -- which assume shes a man, based on her stage name. They see Im a girl, and theyll say, Youre Captn Krunch? she laughs. Can you imagine what theyd say if I called myself Cocoa Puffs?
Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m., 2007