a typo correction just came down the pipe at me and it seems the Legendary Torch Club is getting ready to pack the house for the unfathomable talents of Mr. John Lee Hooker, Jr. this coming Saturday the 23rd of July. Be here early.
4/5th’s of the entire country is melting under 90 – 100 degree heat, some places for 10 consecutive days? Man. Primitive. Meanwhile, somehow Cali escaped this round of blistering, sweaty misery. Woo. We all know how ugly that can be.. let’s be thankful. I mean, really.
Kick’n off a Friday with Electric Grease– a sound slicker than snot a door knob .. followed up by the angel voice of the legendary Sista Monica on Saturday night .. and then a tight closer on Sunday with the smooth backwater sound of Bone MacDonald. Good job! Seriously. Marina.. ur a genius, I’m jus sayin.
a guy demonstrated ice he made, instead of ice harvested from cold climates and stored. By compressing air he was able to make the water cold enough to freeze. I raise my glass of goose and soda to that guy. Cheers, dude.
Tonight at the Torch Club is a true gem of a band.. the Golden Cadillacs. These guys hold a special place in my heart not only for their sound .. but for their roots in a wasted little space barely on the map called Po Red’s. Aah. Memories. These boys are as real a deal as those ribs, jus’ sayin. Don’t miss this one.
My plan: Roll into the No Cover Happy Hour at 5:30 – have a few drinks, stick around for Lew Fratis at 9 .. couple more cold ones and a $3 late cover and guess what? I still haven’t spent as much as it takes to run the air conditioner at home for 6 hours. Yea, Baby!
Saturday night the Legendary Torch Club brings a classic in the harp/horns/blues genre… The Delta Wires. Anyone who’s been around the scene knows the Delta Wires– if you don’t you should. Come on out and check in on a high energy blowout .. and send congrats to Larry– just voted Blues Trumpet Player of the Year by the Bay Area Blues Society!
clearly I’ve blacked out (again) or something, because it seems we just had a weekend … about a week ago… didn’t we? yea, ok– it’s good when a week screams by so fast you hardly know it happened… and we’re set up with yet another great weekend lineup at the Legendary Torch Club… As we speak Pailer and Fratis are sound checking for the cube crowd– don’t even think about jumping on that freeways right now, people. Then later the Nibblers take over the space to kick this weekend in the butt.
Torch Club website visitors are coming in from Russia, China, India, Australia, Greece, Turkey and more! What can we say??? Ласкаво просимо! 欢迎！ Bienvenue sur! Καλώς ήρθατε! Velkommen! WELCOME!
it’s hotter than the devil’s panties out there, but it’s alllll cool in here. roll in about 5pm any day for some all important hydration and a cool live music acoustic happy hour. wait out traffic, soak up some a/c… trust me– you’ll be a lot happier person when you get home.