Monday, June 27th, 2016

MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before gypsy blues and fusion jazz

Ron Swarner

D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers perform at Rhythm & Rye in downtown Olympia tonight.

MONDAY, JUNE 27 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Bourbon Street blues + golden grapefruit session ale = dreaming of go cups
Fusion jazz + 10 Barrel = Cucumber Crush


They are called D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers. They’re a dirty, gypsy, blues band based out of Southern California performing original music. The band is lead by a brilliant, modern day nomad, and celebrator of life, that should have been born in another era. He goes by the name D.on Darox. His gravely voice will take hold of your soul, sweeping your mind back to New Orleans, Bourbon Street, to a carefree time of a true musical independent spirit. Get your D.on at 10 p.m. in Le Voyeur in downtown Olympia.
PREFUNK: Move over mimosa. Cascadia Homebrew has brewed a golden grapefruit session ale with sweet piney/citrus aroma followed by a dry body that accentuates the grapefruit character. This session ale gets much of its flavor from Mandarina Bavaria hops and ample use of grapefruit rind. It’s called Lucy’s Golden Grapefruit Session, named after owner/brewer Chris Emerson’s goldendoodle puppy Lucy.


Velocity is a high-energy, instrumental fusion jazz band performing original compositions and arrangements. The Tacoma quartet evolved from a collaboration between keyboardist Peter Adams and drummer Brian Smith. After a time spent writing original material, the duo teamed up with saxophonist Cliff Colòn and bassist Rob Hutchinson. Wallah! A killer band with hard-hitting grooves and hook melodies with open improvisation. Check them out at 8 p.m. inside Rhythm & Rye.
PREFUNK: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. has historically been a worthy Oregon craft brewer, offering an excellent IPA and a refreshing summer seasonal called Swill, which is technically a radler. The Bend brewery continues to be popular and a dominant label even after being purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The popularity of their Apocalypse IPA, Joe IPA, Pub Beer, Cucumber Crush and their winter ale Pray for Snow, only growing. Drink some 10 Barrel from 6-9 p.m. at Pints & Quarts in West Olympia.