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This Weekend with 213

June 21st, 2012 — 5:36pm

Friday, June 22nd


Casey’s Irish Pub – The Terrapin
They are back! New singer Xiomara Cornejo. Everything else is still the same. And it’s just as fucking great! The heavy pop/experimental sensibility and wall of sound noise. If you missed them last year when they were at Casey’s you’re in luck! You can catch The Terrapin every Friday in June with a special guest each week. Showtime is at 10:30P and it’s free!

Caña Rum Bar – Native Wayne
Tonight Grammy-winning reggae luminary Wayne Hobson, also known as Native Wayne to his Indie 103 fans, will be behind the wheels of steel bringing us the good vibes via an eclectic set of classic reggae, dancehall, afrobeat, and whatever else he deems worthy of your listening pleasure. It’s Friday night, so if you’d like to ensure yourself a table or bring more than three guests, reservations are necessary. Right near the beach… Boyyyyyyyyyy!

Las Perlas – Natasha Chaney
Shawn Carter and Natasha Chaney met at a party, by the end of the night they were finishing each others sentences. Only three months later BEAUTY OF THE BEATS was born. BEAUTY OF THE BEATS are the vibe setters, tastemakers, and déjà vu creators! Natasha and Shawn, two friends brought together by another (we call her “Charlie”) and a common desire to bring quality, cutting edge, musical gems to any dance floor.

Saturday, June 23rd


Casey’s Irish Pub – Planets
In 2009, after writing together for 2+ years, filmmaker Adam Stilwell and guitarist Adam Cotton decided to turn their overflowing well of songs into a massive narrative, based on Stilwell’s dark stories and Cotton’s bottomless wealth of musical ambition. In a year’s time, the two-man show grew into a twenty-person production. Friends lent there talents and one by one joined the band, creating a one of a kind creative collective that performed rock operas such as “TheLandofTheNewGhosts” and “TheBigDrowningHeart” , and most recently, “TheDarkWoods” in the strange corners of Los Angeles.

Las Perlas – DJ Darren Revell
Las Perlas welcomes DJ Darren Revell from 103′s Big Sonic Heaven tonight. Darren will be spinning everything from Post Punk to New Wave to Eighties so grab your head bands and leg warmers and get on down here. We’ll see you then!

Caña Rum Bar – Music Selector Jose Galvan
Its time for you to stop living and start winning! What better way to do that than to join us @ Caña Rum Bar for Jose Galvan. Tonight and every Saturday night Jose joins us playing Latin Alternative, Funky Beats and Caribbean Rhythms. We will also be serving some of the most delicious rum cocktails ever to have touched your tongue. Get in here and get some!

Sunday, June 24th


Tony’s Saloon – Summertramp
Summer is finally here…which means another Summertramp. Today from noon to 6pm, burning brightly from the sunny shores of downtown LA, Summertramp is back. Featuring the Astroturf covered parking lot, giant waterside, mega slip-n-slide, above ground pool, champagne booze and beer specials and the Summertramp Pizzanista Shack. Also not to mention Aaron Elvis, Casey Alva, Cat NYC, Daisy O’Dell, Timothy Realness and Valida shaking a leg on the dance floor. Victor Rodriguez and Boys Regular gettin dirty and The Tramp Luke Nero making an ever present impression. Town Tramps Constance, Jefferson Hendrick, Jonny Makeup and Lenora Claire will be there too. Door by Krystal Tassels with a $10 cover. Get in and get wet!

Summertramp! (6.24.12, Noon – 6pm)

June 21st, 2012 — 11:10am


Summer is finally here…which means another Summertramp. Today from noon to 6pm, burning brightly from the sunny shores of downtown LA, Summertramp is back. Featuring the Astroturf covered parking lot, giant waterside, mega slip-n-slide, above ground pool, champagne booze and beer specials and the Summertramp Pizzanista Shack. Also not to mention Aaron Elvis, Casey Alva, Cat NYC, Daisy O’Dell, Timothy Realness and Valida shaking a leg on the dance floor. Victor Rodriguez and Boys Regular gettin dirty and The Tramp Luke Nero making an ever present impression. Town Tramps Constance, Jefferson Hendrick, Jonny Makeup and Lenora Claire will be there too. Door by Krystal Tassels with a $10 cover. Get in and get wet!

Quote of the Day: Washington Irving

June 21st, 2012 — 11:04am

“They who drink beer will think beer.” -Washington Irving

Drink and think beer at the LA Craft Beer Crawl on August 18th! Buy your tickets now at http://lacraftbeercrawl.com before they sell out!

Spirit Guide: Balvenie Caribbean Cask @ Caña Rum Bar

June 20th, 2012 — 4:29pm


When “Rum Bar” is in the name of your business and a sister venue carries only agave-based spirits it’s easy for your guests to assume you just serve rum. Though we have a fetish for cane, we’re complete degenerates and indulge in every spirit you could possibly thirst for. To illustrate this point, I’d like to suggest a superior single malt for your early summer sipping: Balvenie Caribbean Cask. This fourteen year old scotch from one of the most consistent distillers in whiskey receives secondary aging in a [you guessed it] rum cask.

What does this do to the heathery honeyed finish of Balvenie? It mans it right up. The touch of hogo [rum-speak for that distinct funk that pot-stilled Caribbean rum carries] lends the whiskey a slightly drier finishing note and forces its many layers of flavor to compete for your tongue’s attention. In other words, it’s the good-natured troublemaker within the party in your mouth.

Though I usually prefer my spirits neat, on a hot summer day there’s no finer pursuit than wiling away the afternoon with this fine tipple pooling around a thick cube of ice. Cigar and fishing pole optional but recommended.

Allan Katz, Caña Rum Bar, GM