Monday, February 9, 2015

8 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Local Music Scene

Unfortunately, too many people choose not to care about local music. They are unaware of all of the positive things that local music events can do for your town, the musicians, and yourself. Below are 8 reasons as to why you should support local music:

1.) Musicians are people just like you.
They might seem like rock stars when on stage, but the reality is that everyone puts their pants on the same way. Musicians are people just like you, and that means that they go through the same exact financial troubles as you and I. When you purchase a t-shirt or album, this helps them continue pursuing their musical passion, which in turn, benefits you because they are producing music for your entertainment.

2.) Local shows are cheaper.

3.) Cultural/..Musical diversity.
When a town has a supportive musical environment, music has a chance to grow and expand. This is good for you, because you have a wide variety of music to choose from.

4.) Pride in your home town.
When we purchase and wear local merchandise, we are showing pride in our home town and our place within our community.

5.) Helps the local economy.
Musicians are a healthy part of local economies. When we support them, we are supporting a countless number of business owners and employees: the local bars and venues, the screen printing companies, the record labels, the record stores, etc.

6.) If that band ever became “big”, you can say, “I was there.”
Every band starts out small.

7.) Local shows are more personal.
Would you rather be within ten feet of your favorite local musical act, or half a mile away from them at an amphitheater? With local acts, you can usually socialize with the artists before or after their performance absolutely free. With bigger names, you usually have to spend hundreds of dollars to get backstage.

8.) Local musicians are there for you.
Why would a band play in front of others, if not to entertain them? Those people are working for your pleasure. The least you can do is show up and have a good time.

Support local music.

Do it for the musicians.

Do it for the community.

Do it for you.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Are You Ready for Harry's Big Game Superbowl Party?

Come join the party!!!

We will be raffling off a 40" Samsung Smart TV, and more, such as Fireball shirts and Harry's swag!  Fatty's Pizza is delivering fresh hot pizza and wings each hour of the game (no charge to the customer).  We will have drink specials! Buy a pint and keep the glass for only $5.50, refills only $5, and we'll have Corona buckets with 6 Coronas on ice in a bucket for $30.   

We will also have live music after the game by Copy Katz!  You don't want to miss the best party on the Central Coast!  

No cover, free event!  See you on game day!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

A new year brings new music to Harry's!

It's a new year and we are excited to be bringing new music to Harry's!

The Stoneflys are a 6 piece band w/special guests- from California that play original ska/jam/rock/jazz/reggae music. New CD is called "Emergence".

Stoneflys are an original alternative/ska/jam/rock/jazz/reggae music group of musicians formed out of Ventura and Kernville, California. The group is made up of members Guy Jeans (vocals and keytar), Tracy Kahanamoku (Bass), Robert Rachelli (drums),Dave Price (sax), Fili ( Keyboards) and Rene Ponce (congas). All members met while writing and performing music for the band Lion I's from Ventura, CA. The Stoneflys have released a brand new album, Emergence (2013) recorded at Colorbox recording Studios, Ventura and engineered and mastered by Jeff Evans. The true essence of the Stoneflys is best captured live where they are able to fully demonstrate their original brand of ska/rock, melody driven jazz/reggae, and pop. The Stoneflys have been a band and have been performing throughout the year 2013. In an effort to begin promoting new music, this winter 2015 the Stoneflys will embark on a US western regional tour playing in a town near you. This new CD contains 6 original songs that will surely get you up off your seat and groovin in no-time.

Come check them out on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Harry's!  


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

You're invited to our New Year's Eve party!

Come out and celebrate New Year's Eve at Harry's! We have a night of fun planned! We'll have a champagne toast at midnight, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, prizes, and music by The Jammes! 

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Harry's!  Call 805-773-1010 for information on how to get tickets if you're unable to come into the bar to purchase them.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Drinks

'Tis the season to raise a glass! Whether you plan to celebrate with a bottle of bubbly, a darkly spicy holiday beer, toddies by the fire, or a festive bowl of punch for a crowd, we've got everything you need in our guide to holiday drinks. Watch our Bartender Basics video series for tips straight from the pros on making garnishes, shaking cocktails, and more; see our picks for the best whiskeys to buy this season; get gift ideas for the wine, beer, and cocktail lovers in your life; and browse more than a hundred holiday drink recipes for sparkling cocktails, punches, the ultimate eggnog, and more.

 Click here for a list of Spiced Drinks Click here for a list of eggnog recipes  Click here for a list of Sparkling Cocktails  Click here for a list of Hot Drinks Click here for a list of Holiday Punches

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best cocktail, wine, and beer apps

Do you ever have trouble deciding what drink you're in the mood for, or want to try something new but not sure what, or know you had a great drink before but can't remember the name of it?  Here are a few great apps that can solve all your libation frustration!

It’s five o’clock everywhere: Best cocktail, wine, and beer apps
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There are literally millions of apps out there to download on your iPhone, iPad, or other device, but it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth a download and which are a waste of time. We’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed down a long list of beer, wine, and cocktail apps to bring you the best of what’s out there when it comes to your favorite libations. Whether you’re looking for a quick cocktail recipe, a bar that has your favorite beer on tap, or the right wine to buy for your current mood, we’ve got you covered with these fun apps.

This app is great for learning about cocktails, making drinks at home, or choosing a cocktail when you’re out on the town. You can look for cocktails based on the type of alcohol, by category, or even by color. If you’re making something at home, tell the app what you have in your liquor cabinet (in a fun illustrated user interface) and Cocktail Flow will give you recipes based on what you already have. It will also suggest another list of drinks that you could make if you added one or two easy items to your home bar. We like the highly visual design of this app and the variety it offers. 

This app is on the simpler side and is best used when you’re feeling spontaneous at a bar and want to try something new. The app uses a fun spinning dial to let users scroll through a hand-picked selection of popular, unusual, and classic drinks. Once you’ve landed on one, the app tells you exactly what’s in it and how to make it. If you’re the pickier type, you can search or narrow things down by type of alcohol, but we’ve had the most fun landing on random drinks and giving them a try. 

Mixologist, $.99

If you’re a cocktail lover or a bartending nerd, it’s probably worth the dollar to get this app, which seems to include every possible feature we’ve seen in a variety of other cocktail and drink apps. This one has thousands of drink recipes, browsable by category or ingredient, ratings and comments, a top rated drinks section, the ability to add favorites or custom-made drinks, and more. We like that this app also includes recipe recommendations based on what’s in your liquor cabinet, and it even includes useful bartending terminology, tips and tricks, what glassware you should have, and a fun shaker to find a random drink listing.

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