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Recap: 2/4/2011 At The Verdi Club.

Whoooo… Last night, well… Let’s just say it was one hell of a night. I’m a very low key kind of guy, but I surely know how to have a good time. And last night, was definitely a good night.

The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers and Slim Jenkins were both performing last night. For the first time, they were alternating sets. So as soon as Hi-Rhythm Hustlers were done, Slim Jenkins went up. And as soon as they were done, Hi-Rhythm Hustlers went back up, and so forth. And you know what? It made the night go by a little too quickly, because these guys know how to put on a show. It’s always a blast seeing them both on stage.

It’s not too often I have to say this, but I’m pretty sure I had too much to drink last night. I wasn’t belligerent or anything like that, but I didn’t feel too great this morning. Oh well, can’t complain when someone hands you a glass full of Jameson… Wait, maybe you can…

Here’s some pics from last night, taken with my buddies iPhone. Someone, please remind me to carry my camera on me. It doesn’t make sense for me NOT to carry one…

The folks were swingin' the night away, as usual.

The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers doin' their thing.

Kiya & Demitra cutting a rug.

Alright… Whoever’s read my previous postings, know that I don’t know how to swing dance. It’s not that I don’t like it, I just can’t make the time to go to lessons. And Kiya and Demitra have been pushing and shoving me into the direction of swing and bop. Well, soon enough my friends… Soon enough.

Kiya… I see your nose.

Two lovely ladies and a Japanese Iranian… I think he’s taken a few too many trips to Japan, and had too much Hyphy Juice. I can’t tell if he’s throwing up a peace-sign or a thizz sign…

Getting the band on camera.

Finally caught Tanoa without a hat!

For those who don’t know, he’s the man behind A-Town Agency, and throws all sorts of events promoting the local rockabilly and swing bands. If you guys haven’t signed up for the mailing list, do so. You don’t wanna miss these events!

The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers and Slim Jenkins switchin’ up.

"THIS! IS! SELF EDGE!"

Get it? 300?! SPARTA!!!? No?

Oh… what a good night it was. Finally introduced myself to a few familiar faces from a bunch of previous events. Had a few too many drinks. Just had myself a ball toe tappin’ to these two great bands of The Bay Area.

While I was talking to Tanoa, I asked him where I could get a Stompy Jones cd. They are one of my favorite bands, local and in general, and I haven’t been able to score their CD. Not even a single track! But fortunately, Tanoa hooked a brother up, and now I got it! You can bet your asses that this was blasting in my car all day long, today!

Thanks Tanoa!

Y’all need to get some Stompy Jones in your playlists, because they are amazing. They play every Tuesday at The Verdi Club, but unfortunately, Tuesdays don’t work for me. But I know I have to make it out one night, just because they are amazing live.

Picked up quite a few flyers on my way out. Details on these later.

Well. Hope some of yous enjoyed this post. If you cats haven’t made it out to any of these events, you gotta. You’ll find out soon enough about how much you’re missing out on! And even though I attend these events, I’m missing out on a great amount of fun, with the lack of my swing dance genes. But soon enough my friends… Soon… Enough…

Well, that’s all for now, so until next time…

Bye

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A Couple More Upcoming Events

And these are some that you don’t wanna miss out on…

Two real solid, rockin’ bands. A huge dance floor for everyone to swing. Trust me, this is gonna be blast.

If you haven’t listened to Marti Brom yet, you are missing out. She’s got one hell of a voice, so you can bet that she puts on a great show.

She also will be performing at HopMonk. If you cats haven’t been to HopMonk yet, you’re missing out. They got some crazy beers there! And I’ll tell ya, they’ll get you drunk! I most likely won’t be able to make it out to this one, but for those who do, get a Pliney The Elder for the Rebel Rouser! Trust me on this one guys. That’s one badass beer. Especially from HopMonk.
And ladies, if you got a sweet tooth, you can bet they can satisfy all your needs. They have this cake called Chocolate Decadence and you can bet that there’s chocolate. And I don’t mean just chocolate, I mean a fuckin mountain of chocolate. Ridiculous. You’ll need to take a picture of it, so your friends will believe you that it really is that-big.

Oh yeah, get the garlic fries, they’re pretty bad ass as well!

Upcoming Event

You guys are gonna have to excuse me. I hardly ever check my emails via computer, so when I get news like this, I tend to forget about them for a while. MY FAULT!

Both of these bands put on a great show both on and off the stage. This is the place to be if you want to learn some new moves, touch up on your technique, or dance with amazing people. It’s usually packed as it is, but it’s always good to see new faces.

I’ll expecting some songs from a few certain people, as it is the day after. If you catch my drift. Maybe some Boney Maroney or some Oh Boy. Ya know… Some of that.

So come on out and have yourself a ball.

¡LA BAMBA!

Don’t you just hate it when…

You get a gnarly headache the night of an awesome show? I sure as hell do.

Sorry Felix, gonna have to catch you guys around town, on another day.

I met Felix on NYE at Retox, he passed me a flyer for a gig tonight, where his band Slim Jenkins will be playing, along side of Swamp Angel. I missed them at the Harvest Moon Hop and was hoping to make it up by watching em tonight. But alas, I have a pain in the ass headache that’s been killing me all morning. It doesn’t help when you’re driving around an old lady who was swerving from one lane to another, back and forth. Then dealing with someone who actually came to a stop on the freeway, trying to switch lanes…

If that’s not headache material, I have no idea what is.

But for the rest of yous… Try and make it out to Cafe Du Nord. It’s a nice little venue, never too crowded. I only hope they fixed the audio this time around, so people actually sound like they’re singing and not just banging on the walls with trash can lids.

Recap: The Harvest Moon Hop 11/21/2010

Last night was The Harvest Moon Hop. Slim Jenkins, The B Stars, and The Hi Rhythm Hustlers were playing some good music for everyone to swing to. And as I’ve said before, The Hi Rhythm Hustlers put on a great show, and last night they did not disappoint.

We missed The B Stars perform, and most of Slim Jenkins, but the stuff that we caught was enjoyable. Their Western get ups made my friend want one of the shirts. Which for me, will always remind me of:

We we’re quickly greeted by Christina, from the night before. She is definitely a doll, and it was really nice of her to come up and chat with my lady for a bit, and invite us to sit with their table.
Not long after, my lady recognized someone who works at a nearby Sephora. And of course, they kicked it off, as well and we sat with Lisa and Victoria. No offense to Christina, but they had an empty table!

The night was great, a whole bunch of people swingin’ and jivin’. But as Christina pointed out, was that the crowd was rather ‘old.’ Which it was. The crowd seemed to be more so the people who take swing dancing classes, and come out to practice their moves and experiment, rather than the usual rockabilly crowd. Which wasn’t a bad thing. Except an old lady fell over pretty damn hard. I heard the thud from across the room!

The only drawback at Verdi Club, is that the beer is all the same price. I’m a beer guy, and I’d rather drink a beer over a mixed drink. The beer is not exactly the cheapest. For $5 for beer like Anchor Steam and Fat Tire, it’s not too bad. But then when you charge the same price for Corona, it kind of puts a damper on that. I mean, I’ll enjoy a Corona, but seeing it priced the same as Anchor Steam, makes it seem as if I’m paying too much for it. Especially since they’re priced the same as a Jack and Coke or a Whiskey Sour. Maybe I’m too used to drinking PBR. Oh well. It’s still a good venue.

My highlight of the night was getting a compliment from Lisa, saying I had perfect hair. As we were leaving, Tanoa recognized us from the night before and came introduce himself. He too, complimented my hair from seeing it the night before. And I’m sure he has seen plenty of pomps, so of course it was a big compliment. Unfortunately, I had to be up early the next day, so we couldn’t stop and have a drink with him. But there will be a next time.

It was another great night, brought to you by A-Town Agency.

Hope to be catchin’ ya’ll at some of these events, sometime.

Hi-Rhythm Hustlers

Since they were great at the Zombie Prom. I plan on catching them again, this Saturday back at The Verdi Club.

They’ll be playing along with Slim Jenkins and The B Stars, for the Harvest Moon Bop.