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Hit the tropics with surf rock quartet

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published January 24, 2019

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The local surf rock quartet Strange Waters are set to release their new self-titled EP on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Ruin.

To celebrate the occasion, they will be having a luau-type party filled with specialty drinks, tropical ambiance, and a few other summer surprises. I guess you could consider it a tropical vacation in the right in the middle of winter.

Joining the fun will be Kenny Taylor’s KT3 and psychedelic surfers Los Lemons. That’s three high-caliber acts for only a $5 cover. Seems like highway robbery to me.

Plus, make sure to put back a few bucks to snap a copy of the 6-track EP that surprisingly took only one day to record at Rainmaker Studios. With tracks such as “Zombie Shark,” “Agent H2O,” and “Divert! Divert!” how could you resist this fine piece of work?

Don’t forget, Strange Waters will also be covering Nirvana at the upcoming Down the Line at the Embassy Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 23. Exciting times for the band indeed.

Hop River Celebrates First Birthday

Kody Carpenter, Love Slug, Rust Belt Drifters, Uncle Muscle, and Sad Gravity will join forces on Saturday, Feb. 9, to celebrate Hop River Brewing’s first birthday. It’s been an eventful ride thus far for the brewery and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2019.

The tunes will begin that day at 12:15 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to catch some local music.

In addition, there will be new food items, a special beer, a cake from Zinnia’s Bakehouse, and plenty of fun.

APQ brightens valentine’s Day

How would you like to spend your Valentine’s with Alicia Pyle? Sorry, gentlemen, she’s not looking for a date. But she would like to see you and your squeeze that evening at The Philmore on Broadway.

There she will be performing the cool and sensual music of Canadian jazz pianist Diana Krall while you enjoy a delicious Valentine’s dinner. Doors open at 6 p.m. with an appetizer and cocktail hour with dinner service beginning when you prefer. Chef Mike Newsome has designed four delectable entrees for you to choose from that evening.

The Alicia Pyle Quartet will perform at 7 p.m., so plan accordingly. Tickets for the event are available through Eventbrite.

Brinneman Benefit rescheduled

Due to the immense amount of snow we received last weekend, the Ty Brinneman benefit at Welch’s Ale House was postponed and has been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 26.

Still on tap to perform are Metavari, Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, The Legendary Trainhoppers, and Best Sleep. The doors will open at 8 p.m. with a $12 cover. Ticket sales and donated proceeds go directly to the Brinneman family’s accumulated medical bills as they pursue treatment for Ty’s cancer diagnosis.

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