Spirit Guide: Atmosphere with Tony’s Own Plex Lowery

June 12th, 2013 — 4:17pm

Atmosphere. You just simply can’t have enough of it. No, I’m not talking about the ozone layer you hippie (though, apparently we ain’t gotta whole lotta that either!) But real, genuine atmosphere. The kind of atmosphere that when you walk into a place, you understand what the establishment is trying to present to you. The atmosphere you were looking for, and more importantly, the one makes you wanna come back to it.

I feel like this is such an underrated thing, especially here in the City of Angels. Sure sure, we have a slew of places aplenty that have style and ambiance. Places that have pretty chandeliers or PBR on tap (disclamer: my place has PBR on tap :) But how about the vibe? Absolfreakin’lutely the bar staff has a lot to do with it, but how about the patron sitting next to you? The doorman who greeted you? That plays so much into the atmosphere too, and the experience as a whole.

Maybe I should clarify a bit: what I may be looking for in a bar to make my own most definitely may not be what someone else would want. I mean, that raven haired bartender with “I Hate Everyone” tattooed across her throat and spits chew into a empty whiskey bottle before she asks me what I want to drown my miserable life with completely makes me giddy with glee, but you, on the other hand might tuck tail and run. Also, you may want different types of atmospheres at different times. That brand new Haute Couture dress you’re wearing?–well now it’s got Jager bomb explosions all over it from the crazy party standing right next to ya. Cheers!

I’m saying alla this to say what? Just…think about the atmosphere next time you walk into a place. No, not necessarily how quaint and quiet or cool and hip or refined and posh or sporty and loud– but is it what works for you?

And also, keep in mind that you might be the one throwing off the atmosphere. I wouldn’t necessarily ask for a Corpse Reviver #2 at bar that has a revolving hotdog cooker on the counter. Just sayin…

Plex Lowery, Tony’s Saloon, GM

Music Tuesday: 213 Music Director Dave Freeman Goes Live With Radio Show Wednesday June 12th on Intraffik and Presents at Golden Gopher Every Sunday for Sunday Mass.

June 11th, 2013 — 12:59pm

Music Director for 213 Dave Freeman wil be on the stream starting Wednesday June 12th and every Wednesday going forward on intraffick from 10P till 2A PST. Intraffik is the 4th most listened to internet radio station in Southern California and has some pretty awesome DJ’s. Freeman’s show is called South of Heaven and is a rock n roll show that will play handpicked music from the best psych, doom, space and hard rock bands from past to present. If the name of the show is not a dead giveaway I’m sure you can imagine the sort of music it will feature. You will hear everything from classic Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Pentagram, Deep Purple, Brian Jonestown Massacre to new(er) stuff like The Black Angels, Electric Wizard, Moon Duo and more.

South of Heaven Presents Sunday Mass at Golden Gopher every Sunday  where you can expect giveaways and free shit for tuning in and showing up. Sunday Mass and South of Heaven…A match only made for 213.

Golden Gopher’s 8th Street Bottle Shop Now Selling Golden Road’s Heal The Bay IPA. Read Below!

June 11th, 2013 — 10:14am

Golden Road Brewing’s New Heal the Bay IPA Coming Out in Cans, 6/6/13 – LA Weekly

Since the arrival of its new Brewmaster Jesse Houck in January, Golden Road Brewing’s Custom IPA series has garnered much attention and just praise. Houck and his team of brewers recently re-imagined Wolf Among Weeds, a double IPA, which was so well-received that it was added to the year-round production list. And the latest — a collaboration IPA with Heal the Bay — was picked by the brewery to be one of the beers they poured at the prestigious Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival. Read the rest of the article here!