213 Nightlife Events - Jul 29, 2014

  • Going In @ Honeycut
    Jul 29, 2014 8:00pm
    @ Honeycut

    LA's premier dry pool party is set for Round 3! Expect alcohol in squirt guns, inflatables, summertime party jams by Roller Radio, and drink specials courtesy of Avua Cachaca.

    Info@honeycutla.com for reservations

  • Live Jazz Piano
    Jul 29, 2014 8:30pm
    @ The Varnish

    The Varnish features Jazz piano tonight, and what great music to go along with great cocktails. Follow the music through the door in back of Cole’s.

    8:30pm till 12:30am every Tuesday.

  • Miss Tess & The Talkbacks featuring special guest Cleopatra Degher $8 adv / $10 door
    Jul 29, 2014 9:00pm
    @ Seven Grand San Diego

    The Brooklyn-based singer and her band make grooving modern
    vintage music that nods to the traditions of saloon jazz, country
    swing, early rockabilly, and New Orleans second line, yet somehow
    maintains a unique and personal sound. Miss Tess & The Talkbacks have
    just released The Love I Have For You, their second on rootsy label
    Signature Sounds (Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewell, Chris Smither, Erin
    McKeown…). The new album was produced by Miss Tess & The Talkbacks and
    recorded and mixed by Devin Greenwood (Norah Jones, Anais Mitchell,
    Amos Lee) in Brooklyn, NY. The 7-song album features six covers and
    one new original and pays homage to some of Tess’s favorite singers
    and songwriters including Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Ted
    Hawkins, Randy Newman, and Hank Williams. Miss Tess explains how the
    band chose the 6 songs to cover: “Each artist we covered has held a
    special place in the history of our lives, as well as in the history
    of American music. These folks are all musical giants who dedicated
    their lives to music, and for that I hold them in the highest esteem.”
    In their earlier incarnation, they were known as Miss Tess and
    the Bon Ton Parade and that, says Miss Tess, proved both too small of
    a box and too confusing. They were consistently confused for a zydeco
    band or a New Orleans band. "When I conceived of the band in Boston
    back in 2006 or so, we had a horn player and we were a little more
    jazz influenced," she says. “In the last couple of years the sound has
    evolved, something that naturally happens when you spend so much time
    on the road with a band. We’ve become slightly edgier and there is
    some more country and early rock n’ roll coming through. We now have
    two electric guitars. I'd been thinking about a change for a while and
    we finally settled on a name. With a name like the Talkbacks, it is
    what it is."
    That's a good thing because it's not easy to define Miss Tess and
    the Talkbacks.
    Their last album, 2012's Sweet Talk, includes 10 originals and a
    smoldering cover of "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire, " the Ink
    Spots classic. The originals include the bawdy cabaret of "Don't Tell
    Mama," the waltzing "Save Me St. Peter" ("Walking on water is a hell
    of a stand / With no solid ground and no helping hand."), the dance
    hop, swamp rocking of "People Come Here for Gold," and the burning
    jazz blues of "If You Wanna Be My Man," which easily could have been
    sung by Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan, two of her early idols.
    Miss Tess also lists Bonnie Raitt and Tom Waits among the artists
    she admires. Both have that ambitious stylistic range. Waits, she
    notes, "was able to take some of those older jazz and blues influences
    and kind of twist them around and do his own thing." That's just what
    Tess and her band do again and again with top notch musicianship to
    "I think we do bring new sounds to the table," she says. "I'm
    trying to figure out how we do that. Our ears have been informed by
    different things than the people who were living back then. We're not
    actively trying to copy anything. We're making fresh arrangements,
    kind of taking the feeling, style, and soul from some of this older
    music that we like. "
    She says lately the band has taken a turn towards more of a
    groove. "The newer stuff has been more early rock and roll, some Chuck
    Berry influence, some Doug Sahm," she says. "I think lately we've been
    interested in dance music, something with a beat, a groove, something
    that makes you want to shake around."
    Miss Tess grew up in Maryland and went to college in Baltimore
    intending to be a graphic artist. She took piano lessons at an early
    age and dabbled in guitar, though she didn't start learning it
    seriously until she was almost out of college. Her parents played
    music in a variety of styles including big bands, swing, folk, jug
    band, and blues groups. She listened to punk, grunge, and alternate
    rock, and then got into rockabilly, old country, and early blues after
    she moved to Boston. It all fits.
    She was always traveling, taking road trips for months at a time
    and one day driving away from the mountains after a Colorado bluegrass
    festival and having written a few songs during her sojourns, she
    decided music was her art. She went back to Baltimore and put together
    a band. Eventually, she moved to Boston, took a few classes at
    Berklee, and one a slew of local music awards. Later, came the move to
    Brooklyn and has been there for almost four years. Her first album was
    recorded with mom and dad playing with her, and she has been steadily
    recording since. By the end of 2013 she will have nine albums under
    her belt.
    In Boston, she found the vintage archtop guitar she plays most of
    the time. A friend suggested she get a guitar more suited to her style
    and she found it on Craigslist. The seller lived a few blocks away so
    she went to check it out. He had a bunch of guitars, but the archtop
    grabbed her eye. She went back and visited with it several times. “It
    had such a sweet tone,” she says. “I became obsessed with this
    guitar.” Eventually, she plunked down the $825, a big chunk of change
    for a student working a temp job. The guitar came with its original
    case papers showing it was first owned by a woman in the 1930s. "I
    said, it's meant for me," she says.

  • The Makers
    Jul 29, 2014 10:00pm
    @ Seven Grand DTLA

    So many people in downtown LA already make Tuesday nights at Seven Grand their local spot for great music and a HUGE array of whiskies to choose from. But for those who may not be familiar with The Makers you should make sure to make Seven Grand on Tuesdays a point of destination when in downtown. Their show is a 100% improvised wall of sound that is influenced from every from everyone from Miles Davis, Radiohead, Medeski Martin and Wood, Four Tet and Mars Volta to Meshell N'degeocello.

    They go on 10P and jam out till 1A and there is never a cover. Take it from the locals, it's a must see show!

    Dave Freeman, 213 Music Director


  • Board Game Night at Casey’s
    Jul 29, 2014 10:00pm
    @ Casey's Irish Pub

    Every Tuesday night at Casey's we present Board Game Night! We have the games and all the booze you can handle. All you need to bring are some friends to play against. Come have fun with us!