This Weekend with 213

March 23rd, 2012 — 11:09am

Friday, March 23rd

Casey’s Irish Pub – C-horse
Songwriter Cecilia Enriquez formed C-horse in 2007 as an avenue for her original pop songs. A demo of the first C-horse songs was circulated among a close-knit group of Los Angeles musicians, and Enriquez’ accessible songwriting style, influenced by 60s and 70s rock and pop, quickly attracted local support. Enriquez went on to record her self-titled debut record, produced by Joel Morales of the band Dios. This album, laced with intricate vocal harmonies and packed with a powerful pop sensibility, was well-received by friends and fans alike.

C-horse has evolved into a solid unit, with the help of some of Enriquez’ musical friends: bassist Lindsay Mancha, drummer Courtney Olsen, and keyboardist Mack Marquard. As new material flourishes, the band continues to play shows throughout the Los Angeles and you can catch them every Friday in March at Casey’s in Downtown.

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, March 24th

Casey’s Irish Pub – The Mo-Odds
The Mo-Odds are back and by the time their done they’re going to take your girlfriends with them, and your whiskey. Hell, they even take the bars whiskey! And the girl bartenders! They play rock n roll and they play it so fucking good we asked them back for a March residency at Casey’s. They hit it hard and make you wanna shake it hard. Stop in for a shot of whiskey and throw it down with the best 60′s / punk / rock n roll soul band in Los Angeles. No Cover!

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, March 25th

Seven Grand – Art and Booze Series
Art and booze, live music and screen printing. A new series of Art and Music showcases. Brought to you this month by Becherovka Vodka. This is an event you will not want to miss.

Seven Grand Whiskey Society: Samaroli Rare Bottle Sampling 3/26

March 22nd, 2012 — 6:14pm

Monday, March 26th, 7PM, we will have Michelle De La Cruz from Samaroli coming in with Partner & CEO Antonio Samaroli. We will be tasting and learning about some amazing and extremely rare whiskies (Linkwood 1983 & Glenburgie 1989, just to name a couple- we will be tasting several.) There will be a $30 participation fee, which can be used toward purchase of a Limited Edition bottle. Try before you buy- these are unique whiskies. We will be taking orders at the event. Don’t miss this oppurtunity.

Attendance will be capped at 25 people, so RSVP on the red link below NOW! You can pay when you get to the Jackalope Room.

Register Here!

For more information on the the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, check the links below my signature.

Pass them on to a friend.

Pedro, currently sipping Bowmore 18, and feeling very grateful.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-Curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society

What We’re Reading: Craft Beer, The Old Fashioned, Bitter Cocktails, Gin

March 22nd, 2012 — 8:00am

The Craft Beer Craze Hits LA – LA Confidential
Drive around Los Angeles on any given day, and you’re sure to spot a long line of people clamoring for something: the latest Hollywood club opening, the Downtown art gallery du jour, or even a Pink’s hot dog. But there’s a new hot commodity in town, and it’s of the liquid variety: craft beer.

“I see a trend toward more interesting flavors and innovation,” says [Christina] Perozzi [of The Beer Chicks]. “I think that’s what LA’s mark on the craft-beer world will be.”

LA bars and restaurants are listening. Inside Downtown’s Golden Gopher, Perozzi and partner Hallie Beaune have launched the 8th Street Bottle Shop for visitors to buy craft beers. Read More

Old-Fashioned or Newfangled, the Old-Fashioned Is Back – New York Times
The arrival of “Mad Men” dovetailed with the resurgence of this grand old cocktail, as mixologists and laymen alike reclaimed the potion and held it aloft like an artifact from a lost, great civilization. “The old-fashioned has been a touchstone of the cocktail movement the last 10 years,” said Robert Hess, a drinks author and old-fashioned fanatic whose Web site, DrinkBoy, helped to generate turn-of-the-21st-century online discussions about the drink. Read More

Looking Back to the 1800s for a Properly Bitter Cocktail – New York Times
In today’s ramped-up bar culture, the sweetness of Curaçao or Triple Sec, the orange liqueurs used in many classic cocktails, did not satisfy David Wondrich, the drinks historian and expert. So he worked with Alexandre Gabriel, the president of Cognac Ferrand in France, to develop a drier bitter orange Curaçao, like the kind made back in the 1800s. Read More

Spring Into New Craft Beer Experiences – Huffington Post
Spring is nearly here and it is a time for renewal, growth, cleaning, and warmer weather. It’s the perfect opportunity to renew your ideas about beer and to clean out old misconceptions by exploring craft beer in new, different and creative ways. If you want to make this Spring the season to seek out new craft beer experiences, I have outlined 10 different ways below. Read More

A Bathtub’s Worth. Gin gets compartmentalized. – Tasting Table
This year belongs to gin. Sure, the last few years have been about stretching the genre of whiskey, during which time we saw innovative takes on white, rye, and Scotch. Now, distillers are blowing open various subcategories of botanical-rich gin, from the recently resurrected navy-strength variety to plum-kissed Damson gin. None so much as the new Greenhook Ginsmiths , though, based in Brooklyn. Most distilleries have taken on only one gin niche, but Greenhook is aiming at all of them. Read More