Friday, June 25, 2010

This weekend: Surf and Song

It's a weekend full of surf and song. Here are a few of our favorite events:

1. Ditties and Dogs with Almond Surfboards featuring The Smart Brother and J. Thoven
Kick off summer with Dave Allee and the fine fellows at Almond Surfboards. They've enlisted their friends to help, who happen to be the talented members of SD band The Smart Brothers. Also on hand to share some savory tunes will be OC's J. Thoven (which is basically just Jake Pappas - formerly of Janu & The Whalesharks). Speaking of savory, there will also be tasty burgers and dogs and delicious new threads and boards in the store for summer. I'll be interviewing Max Weinberg tonight, but if it's at all in my power I will be following Dave's ingenious idea of whisking Max down to Newport to do the interview on the Almond Surfshop couch. Then we'll get a straight answer out of the drummer extraordinaire and former band leader for Conan O'Brien as to whether he will or won't be joining Conan at TBS.

When: Friday June 25th, 2010 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: Almond Surfboards
367 Old Newport
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 515-2102

2. T. Patterson Surf Shop's Grand Opening
This Saturday head down to sunny San Clemente, where the women are beautiful, the men are brave, everyone surfs all day, and a tear has ne'er been shed. If not for those four facts alone, then for the Grand Opening of the new T. Patterson Surf Shop on El Camino Real. The party gets started at 11:00am with a Hawaiian blessing and is followed with live performances from Ukelele shredders Kendyl Beschen and Wes Miller, Hula performances from the Keiki's at Halua Hula Lani Ola, Grub and Giveaways. Plus enjoy a free $10 GC (that's tween for gift card) for every $100 you spend, courtesy of your friend Timmy Patterson. 

When: Saturday June 26th, 11:00am - 2:00pm
907 S. El Camino Real
San Clemente Ca 92672
(949) 492-1117

[Camp Out]

3.  FREE All Ages Show at Beach Pit BBQ in Tustin featuring Canvas and Camp Out
San Fran band Camp Out (who describe their sound as "Indie/French pop/Turntablism" on their myspace) are stopping through OC on their West Coast Tour. The Bay Area, indie-rocking, chick duo are like a mixture of Tegan and Sara and The Like. Sounds good right? Not only that, watching them live is an experience all it's own. The two hipsters multitask like only women can: Jackie Law mans the drum machine, drums, and keys while Maddy Hanks is on vocals, guitar, and loop station. If The Black Keys had multi-tasking skills like Camp Out, they wouldn't have had to add those two extra members to their live lineup. And I mean that in the most loving way, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. Opening for Camp Out are members of Orange County folk-pop band Canvas (formerly known as Streetlight Affair - speaking of name changes check out this hilarious blog explaining ours!). There will be $5 beers and drinks and food will be served until 10pm.

When: Friday June 25th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
560 El Camino Real 
Tustin, CA
(714) 929-RIBS

[The Growlers]

4. Voxhaul Broadcast, We Barbarians and The Growlers at Detroit Bar
OC bands Voxhaul Broadcast and We Barbarians (one of the Cold War Kids' favorite local bands) will be performing at Detroit Bar this Saturday in honor of Red Bull's Manny Mania. It's $10 at the door or $5 for Manny Mania Event Attendees. Also don't miss surf-rock geniuses, The Growlers at the same place and time on Sunday night. They're one of my favorite local bands and their hitting it big. Did I mention Bill Murray is a fan? Yeah. Also on hand will be The Entrance Band. 21 and up. Sorry youngsters.

When: Saturday and Sunday June 26th - 27th, 9:00pm
Where: Detroit Bar
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 642-000

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.
- Amy
On my Pandora: Waylon Jenning's "Don't Think Twice"

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