Thursday, October 14, 2010

Harvelle's Weekend : Plan Accordingly!

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Club favorite Dennis Jones brings his rockin' trio for an end-of-the-week, blow-off-some-steam-and-dance party - heavy on blues favorites and some of D.J.'s crazy-cool originals.

Nick Moss and The Flip Tops bring the best in Chicago guitar blues to the stage of Harvelle's for the first time. A Saturday night you won't soon forget.

It's a funky burlesque cabaret and the master of ceremonies - Toledo Diamond - is one of the most charismatic figures in L.A.'s underground. The Toledo Show has been turning people on for nearly a decade.

Harvelle's — located in the heart of Santa Monica's historic downtown — provides music, full bar, ample dance floor... everything you need for an unforgettable night. The best of blues, jazz, soul, latin and burlesque since 1931.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage Trouble : Every Tuesday

They call it Trouble Tuesday because the band Vintage Trouble headlines every Tuesday. Each week they play, the crowd gets bigger - more and more people are catching the buzz and coming down to check 'em out.

Doing some research on them, they all have varied pasts in performing and the world of live music. They've paid their dues. Everything is in place. The songs, the dynamics, the energy - they look and sound like a rock band's supposed to (or a soul group... not sure which and don't wanna label 'em).

Lately they've been introducing new songs, stretching out the familiar ones, interacting with the crowd; Ty loves to dance with the audience and every note he sings is from the heart. Nalle plays with force and chops the hell out of his Les Paul with his leads. The guy is a guitar god. Rick holds it rock steady, keeping the bottom end in place and making people's asses move. Richard keeps it deep in the pocket and holds it down. And don't forget Charlie! His background vocals and harmonica adds a secret spice to the mix.
It's easy to see why this band is on their way up.

Ty Taylor - vocals
Richard Danielson - drums
Ty Taylor and Vintage Trouble
Nalle Colt - lead guitar
Rick Barrio Dill - bass and vocals
(not pictured - Charlie Brumbly - harmonica and backing vocals)

Check out their CD "The Bomb Shelter Sessions" available on iTunes and Amazon

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Monday, October 11, 2010

House Of Vibe : Chali 2NA In Da House!

I don't like seafood.
I don't like anything that come from the ocean. Maybe it's the briney-ness or the texture... not sure but keep it away from me.
But I like Chali 2na!!
Not the mascot for Starkist™, or the radio D.J., but the rapper - of Jurassic 5, so it was a surprise to find out he was joining House Of Vibe for their *special* Friday night show (House Of Vibe plays every Wednesday at Harvelle's).
Chali and the House Of Vibe just got back from touring all over North America (including a bunch of shows in Canada).

Chali recently released Fish Market Part 2!! If you haven't, check it out!! Real hip-hop for the heads out there.

Big shout outs to David and Cevin @ Harvelle's, Deploi, Tony Tarrasco, Jamie Brewster, Anthony Brewster, Laidlaw and Johnny Ringo.

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