Monthly Archives: July 2010

Partying with Lou and the gang

WHERE DO I start? I haven’t written anything about last week’s activities or my wife’s birthday party. Sandi had a few friends to the house to help her celebrate, but that’s another story. Let me get to last nights affairs.

Lou Martinez hosts a Jam Session at Daddy Macs every Wednesday night. It was my first Wednesday at Daddy Macs, but it won’t be my last. Barring the level of service and average food (let’s not forget it is a sports bar), it was a fun time. The addition of Sean “O”Grady as maître de, originally at Bootlegger Bistro, will definitely bring an air of class to the establishment. Now back to the Jam Session. The place was hopping, as all the musicians and singers stared streaming in, while Lou’s band of Marcel Longwell-guitar, Jimmy Prima-drums and April Spain-keys and vocals, took the first set to a great high. The bar/restaurant got packed with local performers ready to share their talents with all the patrons who were eating and drinking and paying their tabs; none of which went to the Jammers. It’s sometimes tough watching such great performers share their talents for free. But it does give them the opportunity to showcase their gift. It was Lou’s birthday celebration as well, but because of another engagement we wanted to get to, we couldn’t stay around for birthday cake.

    Sean “O” Grady

  

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Michael Grimm does it again

I HAD NUMEROUS calls about the show at The Bootlegger last night. Many people seem to have trouble getting out for a late venue, 10 PM. All I can say is…take a nap, man, you missed a boss gig. It was Michael Grimm fronting with Jerry Lopez’s band. Jerry being out of town, had his brother, Lenny Lopez, vocals and congas, took over the hosting duties, and was hip, cool and quite entertaining. Tim Scott, bass guitar and vocals, Gabe Falcon, drums, Rob Mader, sax, and Michael’s musical director, Bruce Wallace on keys, all helped rock the house with an assortment of blues, funk and R&B. Noted local blues singer, Brad Cordel, sat in with Michael and sand a few on his own. What another great talent. Sandi and I are definitely going to frequent more blues venues.

    

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BeBop, Blues & Bossa Nova

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Special Engagement NIK AT NITE

**SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT**

NIK AT NITE

AT

PIERO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
 

  
 Filling in for Carmine Mandia
 
FRIDAY JULY 30, 2010
AND
SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
7:00-10:00 P.M.
 
 NIK “NIK AT NITE” MASTRANGELO
 With JOE DARRO on keyboard on Friday, July 30
AND
LARRY MILLONZI on keyboard on Saturday, July 31
and special guests

 
   PIERO’S is located at:
355 Convention Center Dr. 
702-369-2305 
 

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Carmine Mandia in the Addison’s Lounge

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Lou Martinez every Tues & Wed

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Mary “O” sing her heart out at Ichabod’s

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