161 Year ago Today…

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.

a true gem

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.

heeeyyy.. she’s right!

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!

Classic Delta…

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!

what the..?

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.

CHEERS!

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!

whew

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.

i’m blown.

thinking the weekend is done just because it’s Tuesday?  no no no.  assuming you got one good arm left after lighting any and everything remotely blowupable (it is a word..no.. really..), haul your carcass out one more evening because you cannot miss Yo’ Mama’s Big Fat Bootie Band tonight at the Legendary Torch Club.

woooshhhh………

trottin to SBux for my joe this morning all i heard was wooooooossshhh…..  the sound in my head after the gig last night with Walking Spanish.  seriously, if you had brains enough to show for that one you pass the awesomeness test.  stay tuned because this weekend (beginning, BTW …  NOW) promises to go off rail at the Legendary Torch Club.

Ontario? In’t that in LA?

no, fool–  Ontario BC brings us Groove Session Sunday night.. a funky–rocky–jazzy… wait.  let’s combine those :  fu — c….&@…zzy…  ok…. well…. oof_________Anyway, you get it.  They’re hot as hell, funky fun with a soul…. and a big giant bongo-ish kind of drum, too.  Chicks love bongo’s, dude.  Jus sayin.  Sneak in for a nice closer to the weekend.  I’ll be the one licking the drum…Go Canucks!

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