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When you think of the small bar scene clustered in the corner of Fullerton's "SoCo District" (south of Commonwealth) most can agree that it's the only section of downtown where live music truly exists. You've heard plenty about the stages at the Continental Room, Slidebar, Steamers, Stubriks and Santa Fe Cafe. But until now, Commonwealth Lounge hasn't fully committed to opening itself up to the idea of hosting local bands--even though they do host a kick ass jazz ensemble that few people really pay attention to as they chill on trendy furniture sipping Mojitos. Luckily, that's about to change. Tonight, the upscale watering hole is getting a taste of local soul on the opening night of live music Wednesdays. It's about time.
Fostering a vibe strikingly similar to Continental (Latin, soul, funk, hip hop, etc.) the club ushers in a performance by East L.A. three piece Stedapole C.C. Watt, whom you've heard us talking about lately (look forward to more in next week's print edition of the Weekly). Armed with a gut-fueled hybrid of stripped down, eclectic funk and soul, band mates Rodney Gardiner (vocals), Rob Brill (drums) and Jonny Brill (bass) deliver a punchy sense of purpose to their jams that makes it impossible (or at least really hard) to stand still. The music continues this month with Soul Hustlers w/ Solrak (B-Side Players) on Oct. 21, and the Chuck Boogie Trio on Oct. 28. It also features DJ sets by J-Luv, Bobby Soul and DJ Lito. But live acts aren't the only thing Wednesdays at Commonwealth have to offer--check out their specials after the jump.
1/2 OFF WINE GLASSES
25% OFF WINE BOTTLES
$5 LATE NIGHT MENU ONE
$3 DRAFT ONE
HAPPY HOUR 5PM-7PM
$3 DRAFTS / $4 WELLS