tuesday december 17 | hodgepodge

Tuesday, December 17th…save the date! I’ll be back for more at the ever so cool Hodgepodge LA with the one and only trumpeter/arranger/bandleader/deejay, Todd Simon. We had a blast jamming at Apotheke the last two times we were paired up, so I’m eager to do it all over again. It’s one of the best events to attend on a Tuesday night, and perhaps the best of the week. Alongside the artistic and unique elixir-style cocktails crafted by the resident mixologists, the soulful music and stylish patrons make Hodgepodge an easy and satisfying night out in LA.

8pm-1am | Free
Apotheke
1746 N. Spring St
Los Angeles CA 90012

friday december 6 | marina soul club

Marina Soul Club LA is back this Friday night! Pairing natural wines curated by the house and the savory entrees by Adia Pasta, yours truly, Glenn Red, will be at the musical helm all evening with a four-hour all vinyl set (as always) with lots of new goodies on which to drop the needles. Expect to hear all the finest 70s and 80s classics of smooth, including ventures into deeper waters with the likes of Bill LaBounty, Greg Guidry, Byrne & Barnes, Sneaker and more! It’s the perfect antidote to all the holiday madness, so join the club!

In addition to all that…Marina Soul Club falls on Virgil Village First Fridays social night, which means happy hour all night and 15% of food sales being donated to Lockwood Elementary, so ‘cruise’ with us for a good cause 🙂

7pm-11pm | FREE!
Melody Wine Bar
751 N. Virgil Ave (at Marathon)
Los Angeles / East Hollywood / Virgil Village

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.