Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009


Chicago's Oh My God has a sound that's virtually indescribable. That doesn't mean many haven't tried:

Dallas Observer: "Comparisons to such legendary oddballs as Frank Zappa, Pere Ubu and Devo are pretty spot on..."

Cincinnati City Beat: "Deep Purple meets Weezer..."

Chicago Time Out: "...the unlikely juxtaposition of Krautrock/prog architecture and Midwestern pop sensibilities..."

Santa Cruz Times: "Jimmy Smith and J.S. Bach..."

We'll put it more simply. Expect a shifting bass/guitar attack augmented by mercurial Hammond organ flights of fancy, insistent drums, and note-perfect baritone vocals, humorously engaging yet affectingly deep. It's a compelling mix from a talented, criminally underexposed American rock band.

This current tour is in support of their new long-player, The Night Undoes the Work of the Day, which drops September 29th. Word is preview copies will be unleashed at the show. 

Here's a sample to whet your appetite. And here's another, in a totally different vein.

Come on out and the join the crew at VINE-YL. You can find us at the bar, perusing the cocktail menu for a decent wine by the glass.

Here's the links for advance tickets and directions.

Hope to see you at the show. We recommend pairing Oh My God with something wild, full of attitude and earnest playfulness, like a Sonoma Malbec. If the bar isn't pouring one, go for the Argentinian variety instead.

See you at the show!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


THANK YOU to all who came out for a swinging evening of Friday frolic. Palihouse was off the chain last night with a willing, sexy crowd jazzed for a sublime night of disco and soul.

Daisy got the disco party started and Derek added in some 70's R&B, acid jazz and funk to the mix for a groove-worthy night. First time DJ Oscar cleaned up late-nite. Welcome to the club, Oscar, and thanks!

Derek's set list:

The Undisputed Truth - Brother Louie
Valerie Simpson - Sinner Man (Don't Let Him Catch You)
Mick Jagger - Turn the Girl Loose
Brother 2 Brother - Monster Jam (Love Fly Away)
Eddie Harris - Get On Up and Dance
Bill Withers - Everybody's Talkin
Rotary Connection - The Weight
Odyssey - Native New Yorker
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
Peter, Bjorn and John - Amsterdam
Quincy Jones - Body Heat
Ron Carter - Big Fro
Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame
Sylvie Vartan - Le Train Sans Retour
Sarah Vaughan - Come Together
Sweet Sensation - Snow Fire
Patrick Juvet - Lady Night
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Soul Survivors - Hey Gyp
The Bar-Kays - Son of Shaft
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Your Thing Is A Drag

See you all next time! Help us keep this great thing going!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009


A strangely cool night at Palihouse on this kickoff to a long party weekend, as we bid adieu to a strange, brutal, furious summer.

A mellow, open crowd came and went all night as Daisy and Derek split the night in half for an eclectic, improvised set of tunes. Feeling you, Miss O'Dell!

Thanks to all who stopped by. A sultry, intriguing, very enjoyable time. 

Here's to fun Labor Day shenanigans by all. We'll see you safe and sound and ready to rock next week!

Derek played from 11-1. Here's the setlist:

The Clash - Revolution Rock
King Prince and the Islanders - Tomorrow Man
Ray Charles - You're Just About to Lose Your Clown
Quincy Jones - Hummin'
Eddie Harris - Get On Up and Dance
Stevie Wonder - Love Having You Around
Paul Zaza - Le Payback
Instant Funk - No Stoppin' That Rockin'
Argent - Schoolgirl
The Charlatans - Dead Man's Eye
Iggy and the Stooges - The Scene of the Crime
Tapes 'N Tapes - Conquest
Roxy Music - Over You
Marquis de Sade - Boys-Boys
The Brothers and Sisters - Lay Lady Lay
Sarah Vaughan - A Little Tear
Leo Addeo and his Orchestra - Hindustan
The Flamingos - Where or When
Gabor Szabo and the California Dreamers - A Day in the Life
Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain
Bob James - Touchdown
Ron Carter - Big Fro
The Ventures - Born To Be Wild
Neil Young - Down By The River
Sylvie Vartan - Je Te Cherche (Rocket Man)

See you next week (no hassles if you wear white!)