Wednesday, March 18, 2015

5 Reasons Why Live Music Matters

When you think about listening to music, do earbuds and mp3′s immediately come to mind? Do you mostly listen to music on the radio while traveling from one place to another? If you can’t remember the last time you saw a live performance, this list is for you! Read on to find out the five most important reasons why live music matters and then make plans to see a concert soon!

1. See the Sweat

Music doesn’t come out of a machine, a cloud, or a search engine. People make music, and it takes a lot of energy, dedication, and commitment. If you rarely see live music, it is easy to forget how much work goes into that killer beat, sweet riff, or catchy melody. Go to a show and get close enough to see the passion, energy, and yes, sweat, that goes into making music. You will definitely walk away with a deeper appreciation for what musicians do.

2. Learn How

Ever wonder how a band gets a particular sound? Do you want to learn how to be a better performer yourself? One of the best ways to learn is by watching other artists to see what they do. You might discover a cool guitar move, a way of engaging a crowd, or a combination of instruments or effects that you never thought of.

3. Share Experiences

Spending time with friends or family enjoying live music is a great way to bond. Shared musical experiences will become memories that can last a lifetime. You will always remember the time your best friend took you to see your favorite band or the new artist who surprised you with their talent or their message. It also feels amazing to be completely absorbed in the music and then glance around the room to see you’re surrounded by so many others who feel the same way! When you go to a concert, you are sharing your love.

4. Unplug

Although it is becoming more and more common for audiences to watch performances through their smartphone cameras, attending a live music event is actually a great opportunity to unplug from your devices and enjoy the present moment. There is so much to see, hear, and feel at a performance, so don’t spend your time glued to a screen. You might find that the time you spend enjoying music in the moment with your cellphone switched off refreshes your mind and gives you a new perspective on life.

5. Support Artists

It has always been hard to make a living as an artist, and it is particularly difficult now that so much music is available for free online. Many musicians now make more money performing than they do from their recordings, so if there is an artist whose work moves you one of the best ways to show your support is to attend their next concert. Especially for independent artists playing in smaller venues, a supportive audience is one of the most wonderful things a musician can see.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Do you have the Luck of the Irish??? Test it out at Harry's St. Patrick's Day Party, the luckiest day of the year!!! Guess the amount of Gold Coins in our Pot O' Gold and WIN and awesome collection of prizes!

Get lucky and you could win:

  • 1 Night's Stay at The Pismo Beach Hotel
  • Gift Certificate to Penny's All American Cafe
  • Dinner for 2 at the Sea Venture
  • Plus, 2 Bottles of Wine!

CLICK HERE to join the event on Facebook! Share and Invite your friends! 

No cover!

Come dressed up and enjoy:

  • Drink Specials!
  • Corn Beef Cabbage Rolls & Shepherd's Pie 6-8pm
  • Harry's swag and Harry's St. Patty's Day t-shirt Giveaways!
  • Music by Shameless 7:30-11:30
  • Pot O' Gold Contest!

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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.

Harry's Night Club & Beach Bar | 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach | (805) 773-1010
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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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