Archive for August, 2014

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Cocktail Additions

August 28, 2014

Cocktail Additions

Club friends…

I’m called away once again for a thing in Portland, so Amanda’s handling your booze needs tonight, which is only fitting ’cuz of her horrid betrayal/life choices.

In that honor I’m gonna give the menu to her with the following addendum thingy: there’s a bunch of bottles called Cocktail Additions that a local guy came up with. They’re delicious and Amanda will make them shine, even if it’s a vodka tonic. I promise. And I will be back next week.

– Matt Johnson

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Dropping Glasses

August 21, 2014
Dropping Glasses

So, yeah. Amanda’s moving or something, which I’m sad about. She’ll be here for a few weeks yet, dropping glasses and laughing inappropriately though, so take advantage of her goofiness while you can.

So: Here’s what’s being made exclusively for you. And by “exclusively you,” I mean everyone who comes to the bar.

That Weird Chill
Gin, Lemon, Breckenridge Bitters, Violette Liqueur

Manzana Fizz
Rye, Calvados, Lemon, Cointreau, Soda.

Blackthorn Buzz
Gin, Sipsmith Sloe Gin (this s**t is awesome, by the way), Vanilla Bitters

Damasko
Bourbon, Apricot Hooch, Honey, Cocchi Blanco Vermouth

See you tonight, 6ish, k?

– OMJ

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An August To Laugh About

August 18, 2014

Comedy Night

Time again for our monthly live comedy night, this time featuring the hilarious Anthony Robinson and his Microphone of Justice show. Anthony is joined by fellow rising star comedians Jamika Scott, Monica Nevi, Tyler Trerise, and Silas Lindenstein. The lovely and talented Mona Concepcion hosts this stellar night of comedy.

Winner of the 2013 Punchline Comedy Competition in Seattle, Anthony started comedy on accident at a cafe in Kansas City during an open mic night in 2006. Not even wanting to be a comedian, one of the show runners asked him to display a talent at their open mic, and he wound up delivering what would be the trademarks of his comedy set for the past seven years: the combination of spontaneous brilliance and well written social commentary. Off the cuff, on the cuff, or even in handcuffs, Anthony Robinson is a good time.

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Four or More Cocktails

August 14, 2014

Four or More Cocktails
Sorry about last week, friends. I know, Kevin Phillips smells funny. I’m back this week though, and here’s four boozies we can make you feel all light-footed with. And, yeah, some deal as before – you can always just tell us to make you something else that makes your nose feel funny, and we’ll be more than happy to.

Tonight, 6-ish, yes?

Devil Kill Devil
Rye, Rum, Falernum, Rain City Apple, Lime, Bitters

Whip Falls Down
Big Gin, Unicum Plum, Giffard Raspberry, Orange Zest

One Regret
Bourbon, Ginger, Lemon, Honeybush Tea, Amaro Nonino

Adoable Beast
Vodka, Pear Hooch, Lemon, Sage, Sparkling Wine

– Old Man Johnson

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Pre-Season Football, All Season Cocktails

August 7, 2014

Football Cocktails

Clubbies…

Apparently there’s some sort of “football” game this evening, which we shall indeed be showing to you all. Celebrating civic pride and the spirit of “Go Local Sports Team,” here’s some booze for you to try out that’ll make other people who live around here and enjoy these Seahawks happy…

Fremont Sazerac
Fremont Rye, Absinthe, Bitters, Sugar, Lemon Zest

French Connection
Vodka, Lemon, Giffard Blackberry, Scrappy’s Lavendar Bitters.

Sexy Mind Eraser
Fernet Branca, Rain City Coffee Liquer, Ginger Madison Beer

Team Color, Kinda
Gin, Lime, Chartreuse, Mint Condition

And of course, you can always do what we do. Which means, you tell us what you like and we make up a drink for you on the spot. Cuz we heart you. And also puppies. But, mostly, you. Starts around pre-game, so 5:30 ish, let’s say.

– Old Man Johnson

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Cool Blues For A Hot August

August 2, 2014

Blues To Do August

We’re celebrating the Blues the entire month of August, starting with our weekly Blues To Live Live series (every Tuesday night, 8PM) and doubling up with six more shows for the week/weekends. Here’s the Blues To Do Live line-up for August…

JEFF & THE JET CITY FLIERS
with special guest JARED JAMES NICHOLS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th – 8PM

Original blues, R&B, New Orleans music and choice old rock & roll delivered in a high energy party show. Multiple winner of Best Harmonica Player Award in Seattle’s BB Awards.

LISA MANN
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12th – 8PM
Lisa Mann is a Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame inductee, Portland Music Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement In Blues, and Sirius XM’s Bluesville #2 Pick-To-Click (for” Satisfied”). “A complete musician….soulful as hell…” – Mitch Kashmar

BRIAN LEE & THE ORBITERS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th – 8PM
Brian Lee & the Orbiters are among the premier bands on the Northwest U.S. blues circuit. The Orbiters line-up features top-flight players and a cool repertoire of Brian’s originals and tunes from the broad blues tradition. The Washington Blues Society has awarded the band with two 2014 “Best of the Blues” awards: Best Blues Act and Best Traditional Blues Act.

THE JELLY ROLLERS
featuring KEITH LOWE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th – 8PM
From roots style Blues to Americana this very talented duo features Darren Loucas on lead electric guitar and vocals and Sean Divine on harmonica and vocal. And they bring keith Lowe, one of the Northwest’s favorite bassists on upright with a seriously cool resume (Duffy BishopCrack SabbathMcTuff, and Fiona Apple among many others), for a stellar night of music.

And if that wasn’t enough to quench your blues/R&B/soul thirst, here’s some more stellar artists we’re featuring – all shows free!

WEST SEATTLE SOUL
featuring RIPPIN CHICKEN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6th – 8PM
Explosive and dynamic free form blues/soul/jazz

MILES FROM CHICAGO
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th – 9PM
Uptempo R&B, swing, blues, soul, dance rock

TWO SCOOPS COMBO
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th – 9PM
Piano-fired, horn-fed barrelhouse boogie woogie

RED HOUSE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th – 9PM
Classic R&B, blues, soul & funk

TED DORTCH QUARTET
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22nd – 9PM
The Northwest’s premier purveyor of soul jazz, swing and blues

SEPTIMUS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd – 9PM
Legendary Seattle ’70s R&B band – an encore performance

CD WOODBURY BAND
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th – 9PM
Incendiary Blues Rock, Honky Tonk, Americana, Boogie Woogie, Texas Shuffle, R&B, Jazz. It’s also CD’s birthday show!

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Calling All Rock Stars…

August 1, 2014

Open Mic Jam Night

SUNDAY OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT
AUGUST 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st – 7:30PM

Calling all budding rock stars, blues stars, jazz stars, and everything in-between: we’re hosting an Open Mic Jam Night every Sunday night in August, starting at 7:30PM.

Hosted by Lynn Sorensen, bassist/electric violinist for Magic BusThe Beard Brothers and The Fabulous Johnsons (Lynn even toured for years with Paul Rodgers’ Bad Company), all you need to do is show up with your voice or your instrument – Lynn and his band has all the gear and can play any style of any music genre. You can rock with the band or go solo – acoustic or electric.

Come show everybody what a rock star you are.