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Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012

Tin Can Ale House now serving liquor

Plus, Rob Crow’s telling children’s stories and more local music news

By Peter Holslin
smokingpatio Rob Crow has turned his focus to kids.
- Photo by Daniel Peak Hicks

Hard liquor is now flowing at Tin Can Ale House. The Bankers Hill venue previously served only beer and wine, but it’s acquired a restaurant license that lets it sell distilled spirits, according to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The changes are part of a recent refurbishment; the owners have also been serving food from a new kitchen.

At the moment, the only forms of booze available are shots of whiskey, tequila and Jägermeister. But Tin Can co-owner Kelsey Breunig says they’re getting the bar ready to serve full-fledged cocktails.

“Finally, [we] have almost everything the people want,” she says in an email.

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A man of many side-projects, Pinback’s Rob Crow is now doing children’s stories. Last week, he posted a musical tale titled “Rose Petal and Her Red Ball” on a Bandcamp page, story timewithrobcrow.bandcamp.com. Featuring catchy tunes and an array of colorful characters, the three-minute track tells the story of a kitten who loses her beloved ball. Crow, himself a father, announced on Facebook that the track is the first installment of a monthly series.

Ten local rap acts and beat-makers will perform at a memorial birthday show for Miguel Leon-Fregoso at Shakedown Bar on Saturday, April 28. A respected rapper and graffiti artist who went by the moniker Moderfire, Leon-Fregoso was shot and killed outside a bar in North Park in 2008. The bill includes local mainstays Orko Eloheim and Anti Citizens, as well as Leon-Fregoso’s longtime friend and collaborator, Trust One. Proceeds from the door and merchandise will go to Leon-Fregoso’s family.

Folkies Meg & Bryan will celebrate the release of their new album, Back and Forth, at Sunset Temple (3911 Kansas St. in North Park) on Friday, April 27. Erin McLaughlin will also perform.




Email peterh@sdcitybeat.com or follow him on Twitter at @peterholslin.




 
 
 
 
 
 
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