From Big Heads
Meet: Megan Owens
See her on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays
and Saturdays Nights and Fridays during the day at the all new
Big Heads in Bensalem
Megan is gearing up for the
Jan 8th Re-opening party at Big Heads on Street
Road…Stop by and say hello. In the photo,
sent to us by Martin, Megan here is doing all she
can to warm us up from this winter weather -Megan
is also featured in a new calendar for 2010 featuring
area bartenders. Check it out and stop in and ask her
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By: Krista Doran
As a musician myself and also the feature writer of the Out On The Town’s “In The Spotlight” segment, I get to meet a lot of really good local musicians. It’s always great making new friends and seeing the many very talented acts that are right here in the Philly area. One of those bands is The Seven Band.
The members of this band however, are not “new” friends of mine. I have known CJ and Timmy since I was in high school. In fact, I don’t think that CJ even knows that he was one of the first people to inspire me to perform. We had a lot of fun back in those days and I always knew CJ would continue to play music for the rest of his life. He has that rare gift of true talent and honest love for music. All 3 of the O’Neill brothers are very talented musicians and now the legacy continues with CJ’s son Chris James, who we’ll get to in a bit!
After first starting out as Old No. 7 back in the mid ‘80s, the band has gone through many changes. Current members CJ, Timmy and Jeff played for many years in Old No. 7 and built a great following as one the most recognized cover band names in the Philly area. After a few years, CJ went off to play with his original band, Keiper Union and enjoyed a very successful career opening for acts such as Meatloaf and Blue Oyster Cult. They were even set to go on tour with Jefferson Starship until the lead singer became ill and they had to cancel the tour. After 5 years with Keiper Union, CJ decided to return to the cover band scene and reform Old No. 7, which is when his son Chris James came on board at the young age of 17. Now the band is simply known as Seven, and features newer members Heather and Joe. I asked CJ why name the band Seven when there are only six members and he replied “the audience is the seventh member.” This band really gets the audience involved in their shows, so it’s only fitting.
Seven is a band that can go from playing Top 40 Dance music, right into some heart-pounding rock making it look effortless and with Chris James now fronting the band, Seven has taken on a new persona. Like CJ, Chris also has that rare talent and is an extremely gifted singer/songwriter. Following in his father’s footsteps, Chris has embarked on a very successful career in writing original music and has already opened up for Tim Reynolds (Dave Mathews Band), Michelle Branch and Jefferson Airplane. Chris continues to play solo acoustic shows around the area and you can hear some of his music on their website right now by going to www.thesevenband.com. You can also check out Chris and CJ’s acoustic show, now every Friday night at McStew’s Happy Hour in Levittown from 6 – 9 pm.
I have seen Seven in action a couple of times and they really are extremely entertaining, well structured and professional in every way. They are all talented, versatile musicians and a lot of fun to watch. From Heather’s awesome voice to Timmy’s ass-kicking drums, it is always a treat to see Seven play. I recommend checking them out especially to see Timmy come out from behind the drums to sing Run DMC’s “Tricky” or even to check out their tour bus – the Crazy Train! This is a band that does it up right and in this writer’s opinion, there are only a handful of cover bands in the area that come close to having the onstage chemistry that Seven does. Very few bands can achieve this because it’s something that develops through hard work, friendship and a true bond.
Seven is Chris James on lead guitar and vocals, CJ on bass and vocals, Heather on vocals, Jeff percussion, keys, guitar and vocals, Joe guitar and vocals and Timmy on the tin cans. You can catch Seven playing in great rooms like Kenny’s Spirited Eatery in Southampton, Havana’s in Newtown and there will be a huge St Patty’s Day party featuring Seven at Bailey’s on March 17, 2010. They also do a lot of benefits to help out local veterans and their community. Seven is the perfect choice for weddings, private parties or corporate events. If you would like to get more information on the band you can do so by going to their website www.thesevenband.com or by calling 267-984-3349.
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MTV “PUNKS OUT” WHEN ASKED TO PULL CLIP OFJERSEY SHORE’S SNOOKIE GETTING SUCKER PUNCHED
MTV knew it was courting controversy with its new reality show Jersey Shore, which stars eight of the “hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos” who live and party together for a summer, but a whole new level of criticism is sure to come when the epsiode in which one of the stars, Snookie, got punched in the face by a random man at a bar aired.
MTV caved under pressure from sponsors and Violence Against Women Groups and pulled the clip which they has promoted all week.
MTV..who started all the reality crap with REAL WORLD many years ago had now succumbed to the monster they had created. To make MTV look even more cowardl E! Entertainment Television repeatedly aired the clip on their Talk Soup program an estimated 12 times. The clip was shown on every major Tv news show..everywhere but MTV.
Whats your opinion? Out on the Town wants to know. E mail us and tell us what you think..and what you think of Jersey Shore. Oh, BTW..Jersey Shore is averaging 2.3 Million viewers a show! It is a major hit and the cast recently hosted a segment of MTV’s New Years Eve Blast.
One thing is for sure. Guido’s are in for 2010..and Jersey Shore will rule as long as MTV has the balls to let it play out and tell it like it is.
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Written by: Karli Rizzo
Flip and Bailey’s restaurant has been a Main Line staple for over two decades. Previously home to Horace Jerkey’s and The Wild Onion, the establishment’s longevity proves it’s the ideal place to eat, drink and party with family and friends. Today, Flip and Bailey’s provides a comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food at low prices.
Offering the best happy hour deal around, Flip and Bailey’s features half price appetizers, as well as half off all draughts, house wines and liquors Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Enjoy Flip and Bailey’s daily food and drink specials including, $3.50 burgers and $1.50 domestic draughts on Wednesdays, $1 drinks and draughts from 10pm to midnight on Thursdays and $.25 wings, $5 nachos and $2 Bud Lights draughts all day on Sundays. With nearly 20 beers on tap and dozens more in bottle, Flip and Bailey’s offers a wide variety of beers from across the globe, most of which are under $5.
With food and beer ranging from $1.50 to $11, the prices are as appetizing as the menu items. Popular menu items include the “Original” Wild Onion soup, fajita quesadillas, the Donohue turkey club, pasta primavera, grilled three-cheese sandwich, hummus and pita, homemade gourmet macaroni and cheese and much more. A favorite, the Brasseire Salad is delightfully different, made with grilled chicken, melted Brie cheese and Portabella mushrooms atop mixed greens served with raspberry vinaigrette for $10.
There’s always something fun going on at Flip and Bailey’s starting with Karaoke on Monday, Quizzo on Wednesdays, live music on Thursdays and a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. Tuesday, stop by for the Jay Wright Radio Show starting at 7pm. Listen as Villanova Boys Basketball Coach Jay Wright and members of the Villanova Basketball team recap games and strategize about upcoming games.
Equipped with 17 HD flat screen TV’s, Flip and Bailey’s is the perfect place to watch all the games, either relaxing in the plush leather couches in the Sports Lounge or upstairs where there’s a TV in every booth. On Sundays you can watch your favorite teams play with the NFL Sunday ticket.
Flip and Bailey’s can accommodate any size party in their Sports Lounge or the upstairs dining area.
Flip and Bailey’s is located at 900 Conestoga Rd., in Rosemont, Pa. For more information on specials, to view the menu or to book a party, please visit FlipandBaileys.com or call 610-527-4826. You can also check them out on www.facebook.com.
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It’s rare anymore that you find a DJ with passion, charisma, high energy, and the ability to read a crowd but for the past 7 years DJ Marco seems to do it with ease. His enthusiasm to make every event a memorable one has opened many doors for him in this past year alone. “I don’t want to just throw an event; I want to make a memory. I want someone to say Wow DJ Marco just gave me a night to remember.”
Working various bars throughout Northeast Philly and spreading to the suburbs, DJ Marco has an uncanny knowledge of music and seems to know what his crowd wants to hear. “I feed off of the room. It’s easy to sit behind the booth, put a playlist together, stand around and call it a night but how long will that last? Most of my events are ideas that I have along with interaction and responses from the people I play for. The coolest part about that is that I’m my own promoter so my effort and networking reflects my turnout.”
And those successful events range from a 90’s pajama party that he calls Ninety Night Sleep Tight. He also did an event that would reach all audiences by introducing Pop Life, From The Beatles to Britney the title says it all as DJ Marco touched everything from the 1960’s pop music to the current pop artist. Although his proudest accomplishment as a DJ has to be his biggest event to date, A Royal Celebration, Prince & Michael Jackson “In the Northeast it’s a challenge to try new things and have the audience believe in them but when I put over 300 people into Flukes back in February and then another 250 in Smoke Eaters in August, I thought to myself, this could be something BIG.” Marco also noted that when Michael Jackson died this past year it was an honor for one of his friends to tell him this “my friend told me when MJ died, he thought of me because he knew I could be the only one to throw a memorial party.” And that’s just what he did 2 weeks after M.J.’s death by putting over 150 people into Roosevelt’s for The MemoRoyal Celebration. “Let’s just say I never wanted to throw that party.” he added.
Currently DJ Marco can be seen on Wednesday nights at General Grant’s, Friday nights he rotates weekly between Diego’s Bar and starting January 8th at McStew’s in Levittown, and on Saturdays at the Ashton Pub. As for his resolution for 2010, “I look forward to the year ahead. I look to expand on my events in such places as McStew’s up in Levittown and Diego’s Bar in Bridesburg and I also look to branch out into the city so more and more people can enjoy what I do and see the energy and passion I have. Music is the soundtrack of life so why not enjoy it while we’re living.”
Marco is available for private bookings and is capable of doing any event, if you’re interested in contacting him or would like more information on his events and what he can provide, feel free to contact him at 267-549-7328 or look for him on Facebook at “DJ Marco (Fan Page)”
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Roosevelts is located at 8212 Roosevelt Blvd. in NE Philadelphia, formerly Route 1 Cafe, although successful-they decided to change the name to Roosevelts Blvd. Bar & Grille. For those into the party/club scene back in the 90’s-that place was the BAR to be at and so it has come upon us again-with the best entertainment, the biggest crowd, and the camaraderie between the staff and their patrons will keep you coming back for more-2010 LOOK OUT-Roosevelts is back and better than ever-still serving up the best drink specials-by the one and only Joe Clark, one of the original bartenders and yes-Walt, my main man is there too making sure you get a good laugh in here and there!
New manager, Bob’s enthusiasm and positive energy is contagious. Patrons from the past and new ones, some from the neighborhood and some from far have come out to see what the buzz is all about. Always giving back to the community, either by sponsoring ball teams or putting on benefits, or just giving back in any little way-the people over at Roosevelts is doing something right. Bob has a theory-”Treat our customers right and listen to what they want-we want to make sure people keep coming back!” Bob credits the success of Roosevelts to his staff-whom he describes as “the best of the best!” Always smiling-always a friendly face to assure your night out on the town is memorable! Management at Roosevelts encourages designated drivers too-never a cover charge and sodas are on the house! And they have a whole new approach to their dining menu-home-made comfort foods, something special just for you; each day.
Roosevelts has a diversified entertainment schedule sure to please everyone. Sports fans can watch their favoirte game on one of their 6 large HDTV flatscreens or the huge projection screen. Wednesday night is Kinky Quizzo with Faith. On Thursday nights check out Fosterchild unplugged. Have yourself an Office/Happy Hour party every Friday nite- you choose two hours between 5-9pm-you get discounted drinks- (some are free) and you get a free buffet. Open bar packages are available too. Every Friday night you get the best local bands to start the weekend right. Every Saturday come out for a night of Live National Dance & Free Style Acts with host, DJ Mr. Miami along with special guest DJs. And the new big thing happening at Roosevelts is “Sunday Fundays” with Modern Bliss-those boys know how to put on a show! In between sets get your dance on with DJ FX. There is no cover before 10pm and as always anyone with College ID gets in FREE! The Sunday nights are back and Roosevelts is the place to be – great looking people and with the music and atmosphere why go anywhere else?
Make sure you plan to come out for these upcoming shows with these favorite acts- Friday, Jan. 15th with Fosterchild and the Niki Barr band and on Saturday, March 27th with Love Seed Momma Jump. Check out their website at www.RooseveltsRT1.com for more upcoming events and other FUN STUFF! Come out anytime of the week to the all new Roosevelts Blvd. Bar & Grille -bet you will be back for more! * You can see this article and more by going to www.ootweb.com) Visit Roosevlets at www.RooseveltsRT1.com or contact them at 215-332-8784
Categories: Bars & Clubs
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We have Photos from CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S ON NYE from SOUTH PHILLY and our CUZ DJ TONY BRUNO….
PHOTOS FROM MC STEWS ON NYE…..PHOTOS FROM CAZZ’SPORTS BAR & GRILL,
Featured Bar of the ISSUE …”ROOSEVELTS” and their “SUNDAY NIGHTS ARE BACK” with MODERN BLISS and DJ FX
MEET : SEVEN BAND, ANTHONY RENZULI BAND, DAVE TIEF, NICK OLIVERI, MODERN BLISS
DINING OUT REPORT by KARLI RIZZO…GREAT HAPPY HOUR FOOD IS ON THE MAIN LINE!
What’s UP with the JERSEY SHORE REALITY SHOW? FIND OUT
CONCERTS from LIVE NATION and THE WORLD CAFE
WE HAVE A BIG SHOW THAT WAS AT THE TOWER THEATER IN REVIEW BY ROB NAGY….
SEE WHAT THE HOLIDAYS WE’RE LIKE AT CAMBRIDGE SOUND STUDIOS TEH OOT HOT SPOTS IN THE ISSUE!
CLUBS, BARS and RESTAURANTS with schedules for every day of the week for the entire Month of JANUARY!
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