Wednesday July 28th 2010, 11:21 am
In Living Color: Holidaze at the Redwood Bar
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James Apollo

What’s that traditional line? “Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go…”

Hi Ho Silver Oh

So, we may not be having snowstorms in July in Downtown Los Angeles (sigh), but a little holiday cheer in the middle of a summer heat wave was a welcome affair on Saturday night for Summer Holidaze at the Redwood Bar and Grill. The stellar lineup featured out-of-town guests and local family all under one roof, treating the audience to some cozy holiday nostalgia served up proper with a glass of whiskey or two.

Smart Brothers

Heading up the 5 from San Diego to join in, The Smart Brothers’ infectious hybrid of folk and earnest blue-eyed soul led more than one couple in front of the stage to spin real slow under the hazy red light. And on summer holiday from New York, James Apollo—as honest a troubadour as they come—crooned his way through melancholic melodies from his latest record, inviting an imagined winter chill into the air. The members of Hi Ho Silver Oh appeared after, donning long underwear (in the case of lead singer Casey Trela—appropriately holiday striped) and Santa hats, beginning the set with a medley of Christmas traditionals, though turning to back to summer—and reality—quickly with a bass-heavy take on “Good Vibrations,” as well as the foursome’s choir of luminous harmonies.

Spinning Dancers

All in all, it was a much-needed relief from the stagnant season, and if you were foolish enough to miss out, we’ve got you covered with more photos, taken by India Brookover, after the jump. – Breanna Murphy

Smart Brothers

Smart Brothers

Smart Brothers

Smart Brothers

Smart Brothers

James Apollo

James Apollo

James Apollo

Hi Ho Silver Oh

Hi Ho Silver Oh

Hi Ho Silver Oh

Hi Ho Silver Oh

DJ Ponyboy and Jody

The dance floor getting down to “Shout!”



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