Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cafe R&B : Another Saturday Night...

...and I ain't got nobody...

And it's true.

My dating life is less than stellar, and if it weren't for the blues, i would feel so alone, but to hear the pain and anguish of a crying Stratocaster, eases my sick soul every once in a while. This blog keeps me in the club. It's become some kind of daily anti-depressant alive with the sounds of jazz, blues, r&b, funk, country, swing and many other genres.

Let's just say it:

Café R&B are the cure for the blues. Loud, raucous, heart-pounding, lead singer Roach, fronts an arm-flailing, non-stop good time. And the boys in the band... they just plain kick ass!

Saturday night may not be so bad after all.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Miss Willie Brown :

Hell Yeah!!
Miss Willie Brown is something to see. Amanda (rt) and Kasey (lft) - the two front women of the band - are hash-slingin', boot-wearing, queens of the rodeo - IF the rodeo was held on Venice beach. And just like a lil' bit of sand in your country, these women do things musically that you wouldn't expect. Their country-western music rocks, swings, swoons, soothes and makes you feel proud to be an American, - and implicitly - they know how to have a party.

For a good time on a Thursday night, come hang out in a dark bar that's not "corporate" or "expensive" or "empty"; Miss Willie Brown will be here so stop on by, and say "howdy".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Come for the Vibe : Stay for the 2na

The incredible collaboration known as House Of Vibe All Stars is on tonight (as they are every Wednesday) at Harvelle's. You never know who might show up and sit in with Brew and the All Star crew, but tonight Chali 2na of Jurasic 5 will be what's good.

Special shout-out to Deploi and Jon Swift of the Westside Tribe, these hip-hop heads are stone cold rhymin' - you gotta hear these cats spit.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kirk Fletcher : Casual, Awesome

Kirk Fletcher is on stage every Monday night.
Enjoy the deep blues, dance, party and keep it casual. Kirk has surrounded himself with some of the best around, including wildman drummer James Gadson (who has played with Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Bill Withers, Temptations, Rose Royce, Quincy Jones).
Pretty awesome hang for a Monday.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Show business : the Toledo Show

It's business as usual on Sunday night at Harvelle's.
The Toledo Show.
The dark erotic electric funk cabaret featuring sexy women in skimpy clothing.
Ask for it by name.
The Toledo Show.
1432 4th St (@ Broadway)
Santa Monica, CA
twitter: harvellessm

Toledo with Brew (keys)
Brian Allen (bass), Dame Erin
Asa (drums), Walter (sax), Sebastian (trumpet), Toledo (vocals etc.)
Women in the audience come in all different colors
Dames Ashley & Mindy