If you haven’t had a chance to catch PLaNETS this month at Casey’s you have two more tries. And I suggest you make it a priority! Every show is different and you never know what you will see. Do yourself a creative favor and check them out at Casey’s on Saturday June 23rd and Saturday June 30th. Below is a video about the band and why they are so great!
Friday, June 15th
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 16th
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 17th
Casey’s Irish Pub – NBA Finals: Heat vs. Thunder
Finally the finals are upon us. Thunder vs. Heat. Lebron vs. Durant. The match-up of the year. Come on into Casey’s for these monumental games as Lebron tries for his ring. The games will be on all our huge flat screen TV’s and the drinks will be flowing like Niagara Falls.
I’ve been watching a whole lot of the the HBO series Deadwood lately. Actually, to be
frank, its been taking over my entire life and making quick work of my ability to do much
else while I’m home. I implore you if you have ANYthing to do in a timely manner, do not
start watching this series, or you are asking for it. Consider yourself warned. Moving on…
I’ve taken a real liking to the show for a number of reasons, one of them being that you really
get a good feel of what a Saloon was like back in the Old West, which is what our bar here at
Tony’s Saloon is somewhat modeled after (you know, aside from the whorehouse above or
illegal opium den below–hey, you can’t have everything you know!) One thing that particularly
strikes me is not only the amount of whiskey consumed (which is done with as much frequency
as drawing a breath) but how a whiskey shot should be done.
Now I know there’s a lot of debate how you can do a shot, and true is the saying “The way a man
chooses the way he drowns his sorrows is of his own deciding” but I gotta tell you how it really
gets me a little riled up to see someone “sipping” at their shot. It is called a shot for a variety of
reasons, and the history is up for debate, but what I can tell you with pretty much certainty that
you are suppose to shoot it. Down your throat. Or your companion in dire need next to you.
Now you can grimace, contort, shiver, balk, gasp, shutter, whoop and cry out, or just plain put
the glass down and ask the bartender to hit you again, but please, please shoot it. I’m asking
you as a personal favor to me. (All of you “cocktail aficionado’s” out there who are sippin’ at it
should be ashamed of yourselves. You can wax philosophically about the “tannen’s” and
“nuances” of the top shelf bourbon, but when it comes to shootin’ the 21 year old college barbie
puts your technique to shame? Sheesh…!)
The Whiskey Shot
-Whiskey of your choosin’
-Shot glass full of it
Pick up glass. Toast to whatever your hearts desire. Either tap the bar out of respect to it
or to others, and shoot it down your throat in one motion. Repeat if necessary.
Plex Lowery, Tony’s Saloon, GM