Monday, May 9, 2011

Looking ahead : The week at a glance

Ultralove plays smoothed out hip-hop flavored sexy jazz r&b with a singer/songwriter edge. Full of amazing players, they keep the dancefloor packed with a beautiful young crowd. You'll be singing Ultralove's songs on the way home cuz of the incredible hooks!! 

Omar Alexander is the embodiment of the U.S Latin music artist virtuoso. Born on New York soil to a Colombian mother and an Indian father, Omar Alexander represents the fluid cultural mix of contemporary America, and manages to translate that same international cosmic blend into his music - which marries a smart, alternative Latin sensibility to a no nonsense booty-shaking funk.

CHEA!! It's a Westside Wednesday with House Of Vibe All-Stars! This mid-week massive is the heart & soul of band leader Anthony Brewster. He keeps the band pumping hard through 2 incredible sets of soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop and r&b.

Harvelle's is your one-stop shop for an evening out. Located in the heart of Santa Monica's utopian downtown on historical 4th St., Harvelle's provides music, full bar*, ample dance floor, smooth dudes, kool cats, nice chicks, bitchy dames... everything you need for an unforgettable night. If you've been, you know. If you haven't - come check it out!

*no pennies or dimes

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Delgado Bros : Something In The Water

The Delgado Brothers are a natural born phenomenon. Intensely musical, they fire it up and perform like a well-oiled machine, pumping soul-drenched blues and r&b, exhibiting a standard far above a "bar band". Each brother is better than the next, playing with raw emotion and years of experience - all with poet's souls. They play the blues and jam what can only be called "soul music" in the most literal sense- because it comes from their souls.

guitarist Joey Delgado

The Delgado Brothers embody the soul of East L.A.
Bob Delgado on bass and lead singer/drummer Steve Delgado
The man on the keys- Dave Kelly - is lightning fast and gets many, many cool points for playing a genuine B3 with it's spinning Leslie amp. The shit is heavy!! You have to be a real dedicated muthafucker to commit to that!!
Joey Delgado displays dazzling guitar work. An incredible musician!!

It's always a thrill to watch world class musicians do their thing. The Delgado Brothers are the real deal. If you've never seen 'em live, that's something you can rectify. They play Harvelle's approximately every other month, so be aware. You can always check Harvelle's Facebook page for daily updates.

A big Saturday night shout-out to Joseph, Alex, Sheena, John, Mika, Erin and Ernesto. Thanks always to David and Cevin. And one more shout-out to Keith, E-Z, Demitrius and Dino at West 4th/Jane.