friday october 4 | marina soul club

Marina Soul Club LA is back this Friday evening! The crowd and we deejays have been having a great time these past several months at Melody Wine Bar pairing the great food from various pop up kitchen menus with the selection of natural wines, and of course, the smooth sailin’ music! Come dine and sip to favorites by Ambrosia, Hall & Oates, Player, Rupert Holmes, Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Firefall, and Boz Scaggs as well as to Cecilio & Kapono, Kalapana, Alan Parsons Project, Exile, America, CSN and more! Helmed by veteran deejays Glenn Red and Ryan Baysa, Marina Soul Club loves to get into deeper waters too, with all vinyl selections of artists like David Pack, Jim Photoglo, Summer, Byrne and Barnes and other rare gems.

7-11pm | Free Admission
MELODY WINE BAR
751 N. Virgil Ave (at Marathon)
East Hollywood CA

friday april 5 | melody yacht club

I’m back in East Hollywood CA’s ‘Virgil Village’ enclave on Friday April 5th from 7-11pm for just the third installment of what I’m half-heartedly calling ‘Melody Yacht Club.’ Since my appearances have only begun to have regularity, I haven’t fully decided to brand it with a name that I will forever love and remember with deep feelings of nostalgia. Maybe by my next post.

However, a friend and I have already been bouncing taglines back and forth, so things are getting off the ground. Some are borrowed verbatim from the internet but all are plays on existing band names, song titles, movie phrases and what not. Here are a few of my favorites so far:

“Drop it like it’s yacht” (already in circulation, but thanks @suaverob1 for sharing!)
“Some like it yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Hit me with your best yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Jenny from the yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Talk yachty to me” (courtesy of TMS!)
and my personal fave…
“It’s gettin’ yacht in hurr” (this one’s mine!)

If a great tagline I could use pops into your mind after having read those above, email me if you’re so inclined! I’ll totally give you a shout on any future posts.

Anyway, this event also coincides with Virgil Village’s First Fridays community social night, so I’m looking forward to some great energy around the neighborhood and inside Melody Wine Bar. Along with their Happy Hour wines available all night, it’s a FOG Pop-up kitchen night fogdining.comfeaturing two great chefs creating their own takes on contemporary American dishes.

5pm-11pm | Music at 7pm |Free Admission
MELODY WINE BAR
751 N. Virgil Ave (at Marathon St.)
Los Angeles CA 90029
melodyla.com

Come sail away!

friday march 1 | melody yacht club

It was a last-minute, short notice kind of invitation, but I’m down to spin some yacht rock records anytime and anywhere! So this Friday March 1st from 6-10, I’ll be back at Melody Wine Bar in east Hollywood’s ‘Virgil Village’, this time with DJ KIND C of the ‘Wavy Beats’ and ‘Weird Sounds’ crews.

We’ll set adrift with all your favorite 70s to mid 80s jams, plus the deeper album cuts. Soft rock, lite disco, blue eyed soul and marina club bangers 😉 Get your weekend smooth sailin’ in before the the rain begins!

Of course, sip from the handpicked wine menu and enjoy delectable dishes by the Adia pasta pop up kitchen!

Happens at Melody Wine Bar | Free boarding.

saturday september 22 | melody yacht club

I’m eagerly looking forward to being back at Eric Tucker’s ‘Melody LA’ restaurant in Silverlake on Saturday September 22nd, this time with another longtime deejay homie–BABY BUBBA–from Chinatown’s ‘Soul Sessions’ fame and, more recently, from his eclectic mixtape series currently in its fourth volume, Clean Living. While we’ve shared the decks a handful of times in soul, funk, hip-hop or world music contexts, turning yacht rock records will be a first for us and I’m pretty he’s as stoked as I am. Expect all the favorites–Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Boz Scaggs, Christopher Cross, Ambrosia, Player and the like==mixed in with some deeper and possibly just as cool, smooth and soulful cuts from lesser known artists of the day. Come dine and sip as we sail on wax all evening long. Here’s to easy breezy smooth sailing…hope you can join us.