Thanks to all who showed up for the All-Campbeltown tasting last Tuesday. Maurice Chevalier IV brought out the BIG GUNS! I’m still savoring those Scottish Maritime winds. Thanks to Maurice for the awesome education and to all of the 7G Staff for helping to make it happen.
Monday, February 13th, we have Mitch Bechard from Glenfiddich rolling the “Cask Of Dreams” in.
This is an extremely limited release, and we will be tasting at 8:30 SHARP, just this one whiskey, but you will one of the few who will ever be able to taste it. We are capping the attendance at 40 peeps, so sign up quickly to insure your spot. This is a rare oppurtunity, so don’t miss out!
RSVP below for the Glenfiddich tasting by hitting the “Register Now!” link below.
Casey’s Irish Pub – TC4
At the TC4 residency we encourage the following:
- Makin’ (Love)
- Enjoying (or enjoyin’)
It’s a month long party. You will them doing originals, covers, “interpretations”, and you’re all invited! Each week has new surprises and different sets.
Every night is FREE . The fun starts at 10!
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 – Kapsoul Records
What does Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rare Groove Disco have in common with Tequila? Las Perlas!!!! That’s right Kapsoul Records presents every Friday at Las Perlas with DJ Kap, Ohmae & Chikaramanga. Come in and get drunk…. Or stay sober depending on what you’re in to.
Saturday, February 11th
Casey’s Irish Pub – Death to Anders
Death to Anders (pronounced “onders”) are an American indie rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2006. Their lineup consists of Rob Danson (vocals and guitar), Rob Hume (bass and background vocals), and Robert Smith (drums).
Death to Anders are influential in the Echo Park and Silver Lake music scenes in Los Angeles and were founding members of the Central Second Collective, a group of up-and-coming rock musicians dedicated to promoting innovative, new music in Los Angeles. Often compared to Pavement, early Modest Mouse and Sonic Youth but defying hard classification, Death to Anders shift dramatically between hypnotic melodies and raging dissonance as they mix intelligent, story-driven rock with quirky, Gothic Americana.
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!
A few blocks from the central square in the town of Tequila, Mexico, is La Capilla, a small cantina with a rich history and a steady stream of tequila tourists. This must-see tavern is owned and operated by a man in his nineties — Don Javier Delgado Corona, the creator of the popular tequila cocktail “The Batanga.”
The walls of the cantina are filled with photographs of tequila industry giants who have pulled up a bar stool, sipped on a Batanga or a shot of tequila, and listened to Don Javier talk about Tequila’s rich and colorful history.
Don Javier is no stranger to tourists. His guest book, now on its third volume, is thick, heavy, and full of the signatures and stories of his visitors.
As tequila tourists ourselves, we recently made our pilgrimage to La Capilla to meet Don Javier. We asked him to make a batch of Batangas for us (and our camera.) He told us the story of the drink, how it got its name, and the little-known “secret” to its flavor.
The Batanga: Tequila Drink Recipe
• Use a highball, or tall glass
• Use a lime wedge to coat the rim of the glass
• Dip the rim in a dish of salt to coat
• Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime into the glass
• Add ice to fill the glass to the top (preferably with large-sized cubes)
• Add a really generous shot of blanco tequila to the glass, filling it about halfway
• Top off the remainder of the glass with Coca-Cola
• To honor Don Javier, stir with a big knife, the secret to its flavor
If you’re planning to visit the town of Tequila, make sure you carve out some time to meet Don Javier, order up a Batanga, and listen to a few stories. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, it’s still a rewarding experience.
Goldenboy has trekked near forever on the road, supporting the likes of Bright Eyes, Neil Finn, Stephen Malkmus and Grandaddy. For most of these shows, our Goldenboy was doing double-duty as well, playing multiple instruments with Finn, the Rentals, Eels and others on tours across America, Europe and all points in between. Straight outta suburban Diamond Bar, a few miles southeast of Los Angeles, former music student Sullivan had been spotted as a valuable player early on, first as a member of Spain. When Elliott Smith got wind of Sullivan’s prowess on guitar, piano and cello, he quickly drafted him into his band; while performing with Smith, Sullivan began developing his own material, and thus the Goldenboy concept was born.
You can see Goldenboy performing tonight at Tony’s Saloon. Starts at 10:30P
2017 E 7th St Downtown LA (between Mateo and Santa Fe). Plenty of free parking.