Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sinner's Serenade at Art Bar April 7th!

Sinner's Serenade at Art Bar April 7th!
Dig the sweet sounds of sonic sleazy with all yer favorite southeastern swingers, Saturday April 7th at Art Bar! A real sinner's serenade with four bands to rock and roll your soul, shakin' side-by-side in Columbi-yeah, SC:

the Get Wets - Columbi-yeah's Premier Party Band has an all new line-up, now includin' sexy sax & bottom-boppin' baritone guitar!

thee Crucials - First show fer these ATL garagepunkers in almost two years!

Gravitron - Very first show fer the future space sounds band from Columbia's outer limits land!

Senator Artie Mondello - Mr. Mondello's other grand two-man-band!

...squares beware!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cocktail Commotion: the Psycho à Go-Go

There's something curious, something captivatin', something down right cool about a crazy spirituous concoction...that's what all this commotion is about, baby...My soirees into dipsomaniac delight and drinks that I just plain on with the second salvo:

Here's to spendin' Spring Break longin' to be beachside, but the beat goes on and lately it's led me back down the tequila trail...the followin' is a ramblin' regardin' one of my always on-deck cocktails, the Psycho à Go-Go!

So, like any crazy chronicle there's a bit of a weird back-story here...fling yerself back circa '04/'05 and the great battle fer the "slop rock" throne of Columbi-yeah, as the local rags were want to tag it...two local bands dukin' it out, the always incomprehensible South Holes against the insatiable Psycho à Go-Go (editor's note: the latter of the two I was a card-carryin' bandmember)...but this struggle over who would be crowned king of the South Carolina slop'n'bop scene manifested a whallop of wild live shows where the aforementioned garage-goons would be pitted against each other, though truth be told it was more à la the (mostly) friendly & fabricated Stones vs. Beatles bouts...

...& like any good battle of the bands, both beat combos went full-tilt every public appearance together, on or off stage...which brings us to the cocktail in question, kids...see the South Holes had knighted a humble variation of the bourbon'n'tonic mixture after their band name and really dug rubbin' it in the faces of Psycho à like anyone with a heartbeat we accepted the challenge and doubled down with a concoction of our own...the followin' is the mystery potion to our particular brand of a delirious drink, baptized with pride after our band:

- 2 parts 100% Agave Tequila (the cheaper the better so long as it's the real deal)
- 1 part Tonic Water
- several Lime wedges (the more the merrier, dig)
- a dash of Agave Nectar (or honey if no nectar can be procured)

Though not wholly original (a dumbed-down version could easily pass fer a T'N'T #2), it does the trick and was a mighty tasty bit of fuel fer our wildfire back in the heyday of the band...sadly tho that Psycho à Go-Go is no more, we can keep the spark of alive sippin' on this swell drink...cheers baby.

If ya would dig another swell drink idea, get hip to the first Cocktail Commotion...