Archive for March, 2015

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Spring Cocktails

March 26, 2015

 

Spring Cocktails

Alright, I’m diverting from the norm.

Supposed to be 70 degrees today. I’m putting Jordan and Amanda on the spot and challenging them to make some hot weather drinks in any style y’all want.

Especially: The best Banana Daiquiri you ever had, a Pisco Sour that’ll make you pucker with whimsy, and for you stiffies (what I call our guests who like their drinks more booze forward. I may have to rethink the name in retrospect), I swear to Gosh  they’ll concoct a Spring Manhattan that’ll make you, well you know. I’m not gonna say it again.

Also: Jordan Juleps!

Come get ’em. 6ish.
– Old Man Huggy

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Cocktail Club: Chai Rye & Moroccan Mint Gin

March 19, 2015

Rye & Gin

Clubbies – on my way back from Oaxaca and seeing how they make delicious Mezcal. But for you guys, Amanda and Jordan have worked out that you’d want some chai infused rye, green tea syrup, Moroccan mint gin, and Earl Grey syrup for your drinking needs.

Next week I’ll bring in some photos and a true treat if it makes it back in my suitcase without being drunk up by a disgruntled baggage handler.

Tonight, 6PM-ish
– OMJ

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Comedy’s Best Comes To West Seattle

March 15, 2015

Comedy Competition 2015

2ND ANNUAL FEEDBACK FUNNY INVITATIONAL
STARRING
XUNG LAM, CAMERON MAZZUCA, ED HILL, BEKA BARRY, ANDREW RIVERS, TYLER SMITH, TYLER SCHNUPP, ELICIA SANCHEZ, ROBERT PIDDE.
HOSTED BY JAMES HENEGHEN
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18th – 8PM / NO COVER
Ten of Seattle’s top comedians converge for the 2nd Annual Feedback Funny Invitational, vying for the 2015 comedy crown. Here are recent Twitter posts from the headliners…

Xung Lam: “Bill Gates demonstrated a device that turns human waste into drinkable water. Now I know what to get for the guy that has everything.”

Cameron Mazzuca: “I feel so skinny with my shirt untucked…”

Ed Hill: “Some people just want to see the world burn. They typically do this by signaling left and then making a right turn.”

Beka Barry: “I am feeling unnaturally low on blind and senseless rage today. Should I eat a banana or something?”

Andrew Rivers: “My favorite pick-up line girls try to use on me is: ‘Sorry – new phone. Who is this?”’

Tyler Smith: “Sometimes I go on these benders where I don’t do any drugs or alcohol.”

Tyler Schnupp: “If you fill a Spider-Man-2 to-go mug full of booze, cops and bus drivers say hi to you in the day-time.”

Elicia Sanchez: “For people who have never seen me without my denim jacket on, you should probably know if I ever removed it, my head would fall off.”

Robert Pidde: “Quitting candy cigarettes is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Doesn’t feel like these sugar patches are doing ANYTHING.”

James Heneghen / Host: “I have a show idea I want to pitch to the Food Network. I help people with their mobile restaurants: “Roach Coach Coach.”

This stellar gathering promises to be an epic night of laughs – all for the price of just showing up…no cover! Come see the best of the best.

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The Root of Cocktails

March 12, 2015

The Root of Cocktails

Amanda and Jordan, in their infinite wisdom, haven’t plumbed the depths of that magical family of dried leaves and roots and stuff. So they’re gonna tie it in even further.

You like Chartreuse? A lot of the ingredients could be classified as tea. Fernet? Same. Mint? Orange Oil? Cinnamon? Vanilla? On and on, my pretty birds.

You trust these guys to do it right for you, and they will. They love you all very much. Tonight, 6-ish.

Huggy,
– OMJ

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Teabagged Cocktails

March 5, 2015

Tea Cocktails

Name something that has a huge, rich culinary history and incredible range of flavors and importance that most people think is boring as s**t: It’s a drink. British like it. It’s in Honeybush and Red Rickey and…

Ah, screw it; It’s tea.

Jordan and Amanda are infusing vermouth, booze, syrups, and possibly ice with a wide range of tea to take this over the top.

“But Old Man Johnson, I like Manhattans, not just fruity stuff…”

Well, good. Lapsang will make it sing. So will green tea in the vermouth. And Hibiscus in the bitters. You sea where I’m going. Please believe me. I love you.

Thursday night, 6ish.

– Old Man Johnson

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Marchin’ Into The Blues

March 1, 2015

Blues To Do March 2015

March brings a bounty of highly talented blues artists from the Pacific Northwest. Blues To Do Live presented by Thunder Road Guitars. New addition: Blues To Do Audio Podcast recording of news, calendar, new releases, and Reason of the Week for the Blues starts at 6PM/live music 8PM.

THE CARA POWERS BAND
TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd – 8PM
Internationally renowned vocalist Cara Powers returns to the scene after a brief hiatus. You may remember Cara as the lead vocalist of popular Northwest bands CaraplaneLonnie William’s Astral TravelerThe Micheal Powers Quintet and Be Hear. With her recently released new album Songstress, produced by NW musicians Mikel Rollins and Joe Stom, Cara graces the stage again with her fun and flirty presence.

 SHELLY ELY & S.A.S.S.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10th – 8PM

This Tacoma blues woman is one of the region’s top female vocalists, period. For decades she’s belted it out with Tacoma’s Best blues/R&B bands including the most loved Big Nasty along with monster Hammond organist Buck England and the late Jho Blenis on blistering guitar. Shelly has a fistful of regional awards and nominations including the Summy Award, named after legendary Tacoma DJ Bob Summerrise. See her new band of Tacoma’s finest in a rare Seattle performance for this outstanding and, YES, sassy vocalist.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH THE BARE ROOTS
PLUS A VERY SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET OF
IRISH MUSIC BY ANNIE O’NEILL
TUESDAY, MARCH 17th – 8PM

In 1965 rock ‘n roll reaches adolescence and became ‘Rock’, and Soul music ascends to dominate the pop charts and five junior high school friends form The Bare Roots. Modeling after the Animals, the band focused on covering British R&B and American Soul-Brits & Grits. They added some Northwest classic hits from The DynamicsWailers and Sonics, plus some classic Chicago blues to round out their sound by adding sax, harmonica, piano and organ. Their driving sound is seasoned and inspired as they start their fifth decade together. As a bonus, a VERY special acoustic set of Irish music by Annie O’Neill. This woman comes from a family of talented people and demonstrates her beautiful clear voice and guitar skills in various incarnations all over the Northwest, including this touching acoustic set of Irish tunes for this lucky green holiday.

THE JILL NEWMAN BAND
TUESDAY, MARCH 24th – 8PM

Vancouver based electric guitarist Jill Newman is able to squeeze out a raw, emotional sound, but with the technical skills to play tasteful Chicago style lead and slide guitar work. Michael Usinger, the editor of Vancouver, BC’s Georgia Straight says that Jill’s music “always lands of the right side of tasteful.” As a teen in Wisconsin, Jill discovered her love of the electric guitar, playing her Strat copy until she literally wore out the frets. She honed her chops touring throughout BC and Alberta, playing 6-7 nights a week in everything from country rock bands and original indie roots groups to all women punk and rock bands. Playing Jimmy Page’s blues inspired riffs in an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band led Jill back to her first love – playing the blues. And Jill is one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest female guitarists.

LADIES SING THE BLUES:
AN ALL-STAR MUSIC COLLABORATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 31st – 8PM

This wildly successful concept features the best women artists in the Northwest in an all women blues jam including various outstanding vocalists in a woman’s musical collective always on the last Tuesday of each month.

BLUES TO DO LIVE is recorded for TV and streaming live
on the internet, every Tuesday night, 8PM and is hosted by
Marlee Walker, Queen of Seattle Blues for the last thee decades.

For booking and information, contact Marlee Walker at calendar@bluestodo.com