Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sligo Rags, Safety Orange & Two of Us This Friday in Temecula

TEMECULA, CA – The sounds of Summer are Hot in Old Town Temecula this Friday, the 13th, and to throw a little Irish Luck into the mix, Sligo Rags will make one last appearance in Old Town Temecula for 2010. Named among the top acoustic bands in Los Angeles by “Folkworks Magazine,” Sligo Rags returns to Baily’s Courtyard from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sligo Rags is an energized four-piece Irish band that defies genre definitions despite their obvious Celtic overtones. Led by vocalists David Burns and Michael Kelly, backed by bass player Gordon Rustvold, and enhanced by the percussion stylings of Andy Reilly, Sligo Rags captivates audiences with their original and traditional Irish and folk tunes that take on a suspicious rock/bluegrass edge.

Safety Orange is a Southern California Beach Rock Reggae band that often plays House of Blues, Molly Malone’s and Longboard Grill in San Diego. The Band was started as a fun after Surf activity. Avid surfers themselves, the sound is reggae rock beach lifestyle oriented mixing high-energy guitar riffs with down tempo reggae rhythms.

Safety Orange has two albums and performs at everything from X Games to opening slots with Slightly Stoopid, Sprung Monkey, Blink 182, Ween, and Buck o Nine. Safety Orange will play at Sweet Lumpy’s.

Other bands playing in Old Town Friday include  The Two of Us Plus 1 at the Old Town Plaza and Older than Dirt at the Smoke Shop. All concerts are free.

While Temecula kids may be back in school, they can shake off the blues with a party jump and by playing soccer against the Soccer Collies. Human versus canine go head to toe and paw to hand in an all-out battle of speed and agility. Soccer Collies do all the running while human competitors try to stop very determined, highly skilled soccer playing canine athletes from scoring a goal. The “Soccer Collies” hail from Orange County and are goal specialists. Children are encouraged to play against the collies while learning tips on training and caring for the family pet. The Soccer Collies will take up camp at Town Square on Main Street. Dynamite Dave will also be in Old Town making his balloon creations.

Every Friday night at Pennypickle’s Workshop/Temecula Children’s Museum, children and their parents can enjoy science adventures from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For information visit www.pennypickles.org.

The Merc at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater features Rock ‘n Roll Friday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. For plays, musicals and performances at the Theater see www.temeculatheater.org. For Hot Summer Nights information and a current lineup see www.temeculaevents.org or call (951) 693-3952.

Additional links:
Complete Hot Summer Nights Schedule, location and times at http://www.temeculacalifornia.com/, plus a list of  year round Temecula Events.