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C O C K TA I L S
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CLASSES STAR T ON
JANUARY 16TH, 2011.
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cocktail
classes
at the
whistler
This hands-on introductory class
will cover the basics in creating
cocktails at home. Discuss the
differences between major spirits, learn about cocktail families
and discover the importance of
garnishes as flavor enhancers.
Step behind the bar and gain experience with mixing techniques
and proper bar tool usage while
experimenting with classic recipes, as well as a few Whistler
originals. Learn how to stock
your home bar with the essential spirits, tools, mixers, syrups
and bitters that will allow you to
make dozens of cocktails without breaking the bank.
WEDNESDAY RELAX AT TAC K J AZ Z SE R IE S ▼ ST IR R U P
FRIDAY W H IST L E R T IPS
T HE SINGLE HELIX
all cocktails $8
menu subject to change
ELK'S OWN
THURSDAY IC AR U S H IM SE L F ✖
SATURDAY G L AD C L O U D AM B IE N T
SUNDAY IN TAL L B U IL D -
MUSIC SERIES ● JONAT HA N KR O H N ● D J PL AST IC C R IM E WAVE
Evan Williams Bourbon, Ruby Port, Cynar, Lemon,
Egg White, Walnut Liqueur
EMERSON
MONDAY M O VIE O KE
INGS ✖ ALEKS EVA
Hayman's Old Tom Gin, Carpano Antica,
Maraschino, Lime
NONE BUT THE BRAVE
WEDNESDAY R E L AX AT TAC K J AZ Z SE R IE S ▼ R O B IN B O U D R E AU X
SHOW
Hardy Cognac, Smith and Cross Jamaican Rum,
Allspice Dram, Lemon
CHIMAYO
FOUR-IN-HAND
SATURDAY DJ ROBBIE HAMILT O N
Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Punt e Mes, Amaro
Montenegro, Orange Peel
BENTLEY ROYALE
SUNDAY L 'O R C H E ST R E SU PE R VIT E SSE
21st CENTURY
Beefeater Gin, Cocchi Americano, Lemon, Creme de
Cacao, Chocolate Bitters, Coffee Bean
MONDAY
TUESDAY L E AF B IR D ✖ E L IZ A R IC KM AN
CHARLES H. BAKER JR. CO C KTAIL N IG H T
Coeur de Leon Calvados, Dubonnet Rouge, Lemon,
Cava
THURSDAY
FRIDAY KAT E & R AC H E L 'S O L D ST YL E SH O W
ROYAL P INES ✖ T HE AST RO N O M E R
Azul Reposado Tequila, Apple Cider, Creme de
Cassis, Ginger, Lemon
TUESDAY N E W B E AST B E N E F IT & VAR IE T Y
WEDNESDAY RELAX AT TACK J AZ Z SE R IE S ▼ W H E E L H O U SE ( R E M PIS, AD ASIE W IC Z , M C B R ID E )
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featured
concert ◆
Chicago's SHAPERS has arrived with an eruption! SHAPERS features ZAID MAXWELL (guitar/
synths/vocals), STEVE REIDELL (guitar/bass),
AMELIA STYER (synths/vocals) and TODD WATERS (drums/percussion). The newly formed four
piece has bonded over a shared passion for sonic
explorations. The resulting material playfully experiments with atmospheric waves, ambient soundscapes, squalling jazz blasts and pulsing Krautrock. Their debut album LITTLE, BIG, released
last winter, garnered massive praise around their
hometown. Their latest release, VIRGINIA REEL,
is out now on Whistler Records.
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THROW-DOWN YOU SPIN HONKY-TONK, BLUEGRASS, OUTLAW, STRING BAND, COUNTRYPOLITAN, ROCKABILLY, AND NO DOUBT MORE.
IS THERE A PARTICULAR SUBGENRE THAT IS
NEAREST AND DEAREST TO YOUR HEART?
WESTERN
W : AT THE LAWRENCE PETERS’ COUNTRY
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L P : I have several - Any Hank Williams show,
Loretta Lynn’s first performance on the Grand
Ole Opry, or any Opry show from about 1955 to
1966, Joe “Ducktail” Clay, Glen Glenn, Hank Jarman, The Charlatans’ June 21st 1965 debut at the
Red Dog Saloon, any show by The Move, Fairport
Convention with Sandy Denny, any Exploding Plastic Inevitable performance by the Velvet Underground with Nico, and The Monks in Germany.
FULLERTON
DECEMBER
16TH, 2010
SHAPERS W/
CHANTS
ANY VENUE IN HISTORY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
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W : IF YOU COULD ATTEND ANY SHOW AT
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HAZEL DICKENS — Like RALPH STANLEY, HAZEL DICKENS has a voice that makes my arm
hairs stand on end; so honest, and aching, and
unvarnished. HARD HITTING SONGS FOR HARD
HIT PEOPLE, and IT’S HARD TO TELL THE
SINGER FROM THE SONG are my favorites, and
they are available on CD.
I SET U P A SO U N D C L O U D PA G E
SO YO U C A N H EA R SO M E
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The Whistler
Storefront Gallery
showcases a new
art installation
every other month.
Curated by Robert Brenner.
To submit a project
for consideration,
contact:
[email protected]
JIMMY MARTIN — He sang lead on some of BILL
MONROE’s finest cuts, and played a mean guitar,
with a distinctive song-ending chop. Most of his
recordings for Decca/MCA are worth getting, and
FREE BORN MAN and WIDOW MAKER have definitely been re-issued on CD.
BOB WILLS AND THE TEXAS PLAYBOYS — This
music is pure enjoyment! They were the kings of
Western swing; the seemingly perverse combination of country & western, and jazz-swing, and they
could really turn up the heat. Their best work was
in the 1930s and 1940s, and there are plenty of
collections of this era’s output. Any of THE TIFFANY TRANSCRIPTIONS series is gonna treat you
right.
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WEBB PIERCE — A huge star in his day, he is
now barely known by anyone other than hardcore
country fans. He was a first-rate honky tonker, and
he could really put a tear in your beer with a slow
song. Both of his first albums are solid: WEBB
PIERCE WITH MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT,
and WONDERING BOY. There are also plenty of
worthwhile ‘best of’ collections, but avoid THE
WEBB PIERCE STORY — it’s all later re-recordings
of his hits.
JOHNNY PAYCHECK — He’s best known for
the huge 1977 hit “TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE
IT”, but his best work was on his own Little Darlin label, in the 1960s. He made music that was
a remarkable combination of honky tonk, country
soul, countrypolitan and outlaw. The CD collection
THE LITTLE DARLIN YEARS has most of the finest
tracks from this era.
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completely necessary performers / records, right
off the top of my head, and that doesn’t include
all of the different eras and styles. In whittling my
list down to ten, I left out some of the more ob-
RALPH STANLEY — BILL MONROE is credited
with creating the style known as bluegrass but, for
my money, this guy is the best performer in that
genre. He opens his mouth, and thousands of
years of Scots-Irish and Appalachian hardship and
culture pours out. There’s nothing wrong with his
banjo picking, either. SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, and HILLS OF HOME are both
great introductions to his work.
STONEWALL JACKSON — He was something of
a throwback when his first album was released
in 1959. By then, Nashville was signing mostly
smooth, accessible voices, very different from this
guy’s smoldering, old-school style. It’s amazing to
hear the combination of his primitive wail put to
these new-fangled tunes, with all of that Nashville
shiny-shiny applied to the mix. I recommend THE
DYNAMIC STONEWALL JACKSON and I LOVE A
SONG.
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L P : Man, that’s tough. I can think of at least 20
ROGER MILLER — He was a tremendous songwriter, and a brilliant performer that had that rare
ability to be funny and heartbreaking, some-times in
the same song. KING OF THE ROAD is an excellent, comprehensive CD collection, but any of his
records from the 60s is a good bet. The album A
TRIP IN THE COUNTRY is a rare treat from the
70s, and worth seeking out.
FEATURING —
PIRING COUNTRY MUSIC LISTENER ACQUIRE
TO E D U C AT E T H E M S E LV E S A B O U T T H E
GENRE?
LORETTA LYNN — In
my estimation, the perfect female country singer. Any greatest hits, or
best of collection will do
you right, and she has
good recordings all the
way through the 70’s.
Va n L e a r R o s e ( w i t h
Jack White) is pretty
good, too.
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DECEMBER
CALENDAR
W : WHAT 10 RECORDS SHOULD EVERY AS-
HANK WILLIAMS —
He’s the core singer and
songwriter in the genre
of country music, and
it would be criminal to
leave him out. There’s no
shortage of greatest hits
collections of his music,
so dig in.
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C O C K TA I L
CLASSES
W I T H PA U L
Well, first I want to say that what I call "country
music" isn’t the stuff you’ll generally hear on the
radio. I’m not much of a fan of the Nashville pop
that gets played on US99, and places like that
(though I do have my moments). To me country
music is one of our great musical traditions, like
jazz, blues, and rock & roll (all of them connected, by the way) and, at its best, it’s full of great
melodies, hooks, and pickin’, well crafted lyrics,
clever structures, and heartfelt singing. Most of
the music’s roots come from Scots-Irish-English
folk traditions, but you’ll also find German, African
and Mexican influences. There’s a generalization
that country songs are all about trucks, lost dogs,
guns, and that kind of thing. Sure, there are lyrics
that are maudlin, or goofy, but what I listen for is
people singing about daily life, hard times, good
times, loss, love, fear, hunger, plenty…the kind of
stuff that matters to everyone. It doesn’t hurt if all
of that is set to a great Texas shuffle, or a really
sweet waltz.
vious greats (JOHNNY CASH, GEORGE JONES,
BUCK OWENS, MERLE HAGGARD, TAMMY WYNETTE, THE CARTER FAMILY…) so I could focus
on some of my favorites from the big leagues,
plus some lesser-known greats. Even so, I barely scratched the surface. (Come to my DJ night,
and you’ll get the whole
deal!) Here are some favorites:
03 /
INTERVIEW
WITH—
L AW R E N C E
PETERS
L AW R E N C E P E T E R S :
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STOREFRONT
GALLERY BY
W I L LY C H Y R
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE COUNTRY MUSIC
TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T KNOW MUCH
ABOUT IT?
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Singer, songwriter,
drummer, and renowned
country music aficionado
LAWRENCE PETERS has
recorded and performed
with dozens of bands,
including THE
LAWRENCE PETERS
OUTFIT, MAGNOLIA
ELECTRIC COMPANY,
THE GOLDEN HORSE
RANCH BAND, PLASTIC
CRIMEWAVE SOUND,
THE VELCRO LEWIS
GROUP, EIREN CAFFALL,
MAR CARIBE, AND
TIJUANA HERCULES.
Once a month Lawrence
invites his favorite country
bands to perform at The Whistler and then spins
from his enormous collection of vintage country
records, throwing down a mix of honky-tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, string band, countrypolitan,
and rockabilly.
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IN TALL BUILDINGS is the title of this record, the
name of the band, and the title of a JOHN HARTFORD song. This “band” is really ERIK HALL and
his songs. ERIK is a natural multi-instrumentalist,
equally at home playing electric guitar and percussion in NOMO, fuzzed-out bass in HIS NAME IS
ALIVE, or Motown-inspired drums in SATURDAY
LOOKS GOOD TO ME. But here we find him, for
the first time, in his own element, alone in his home
studio layering track upon track of vocal harmonies, guitars, pianos, and heavy rhythms, to create
his solo debut as a veritable one-man band.
For a couple years IN TALL BUILDINGS sat in the
slow cooker while ERIK spent months at a time on
the road with NOMO and HIS NAME IS ALIVE, returning home to put all his earnings into recording
equipment and all his time into songwriting. Tape
delays, spring reverbs, half-broken synthesizers,
funky organs, mics, preamps, mixers, and an old
Fender Starcaster guitar all found their way into his
apartment and onto his songs. He maxed out his
credit card, recorded vocals in a linen closet, and
called in favors to make it happen, and after four
years and countless hours producing himself, here
is a beautiful and challenging record.
This is rock music, informed by ERIK’s array of influences. Imagine a THOM YORKE remix of CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG; or if GILLIAN
WELCH were to sit in with STEVE REICH & MUSICIANS. Bubbling synth sequences, driving distorted drum beats, interwoven finger-picked guitars,
and pulsing woodwind chorales all find their way
into the mix. ERIK’s lyrics unveil a personal world
through stark imagery: a monster’s lair, a bed of
soft linens, a spilled glass of wine, a shared whiskey bottle, and a walking man.
I N TA L L
BUILDINGS
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L P : Honky-tonk is my constant favorite. It’s
good time music, for dancing and drinking, but the
lyrics often tell stories that belie the generally upbeat melodies. Most of the great country songwriters excelled at writing in this style, and honky-tonk
also benefits from being popular at a time when
lots of innovative pickers knew how to play it, and
studio engineering had become an art form. It’s
also the style I write most of my songs in.
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INTERVIEW BY JENNIFER BOEDER
L AW R EN C E PETER S'
C O U N TRY TH R O W - D O W N :
FR ESH G O O D S O N TH E
TH IR D SU N D AY
O F EVERY M O N TH !
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01 / S H A P E R S
— VIRGINIA REEL (7")
02 / T H E H O O D I N T E R N E T
& K I D S TAT I C
— CHI CITY (7")
03 / I N T A L L B U I L D I N G S
— IN TALL BUILDINGS (CD, LP)
04 / M A T T U L E R Y ' S L O O M
— THE QUEEN (10")
05 / W H I T E M Y S T E R Y /
BLACK APPLE
— SPLIT (7")
06 / N O T E S & S C R A T C H E S
— THIS SIDE (7")
07 / B L U E R I B B O N G L E E C L U B
— A CAPPELLA ÜBER ALLES (7")
08 / K A R L B L A U
— AM (CD)
ARTIST—
W I L LY C H Y R
IN STA L L ATIO N
N O VEM B ER 18, 2010
— J A N U A RY 15, 2011
W IL LYC H YR .C O M
SUMMER'S
FA L L A C Y
"THE POTENTIAL OF BALLOONS TO FORM SHAPES AND STRUCTURES IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED
AS A SOURCE FOR ARTISTIC CREATION. IN MY SCULPTURES, I MAKE USE OF THIS POTENTIAL
TO EXPRESS THE BEAUTY THAT I SEE IN NATURE. FROM BIOLUMINESCENCE TO CONSCIOUSNESS, THE NATURAL WORLD IS FULL OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE AND MIND-BOGGLING
PHENOMENA. EACH SCULPTURE STEMS FROM THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND THESE PHENOMENA AND THE ENIGMATIC LAWS THAT GOVERN THEM. BUT ALTHOUGH THESE SCULPTURES
ARE INSPIRED BY ENTITIES IN NATURE, THEY ARE NOT REPRESENTATIONS OF THEM. RATHER, THEY EXIST AS THEY ARE, AND TAKE ON A LIFE OF THEIR OWN. THEY BECOME BEINGS
IN THEIR OWN UNIVERSE OF LIGHT AND BALLOONS – BALLUMINESCENCE – AND THE SPACE
AROUND THEM BECOMES A WINDOW INTO THEIR WORLD."
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