Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Prohibition 15th Anniversary

Happy anniversary to Prohibition. Not the Volstead Act prohibition of the 1920s & 30s, but the upper west side bar, Prohibition.
Tuesday, April 26
15th Anniversary Party
Two bands:
Jerry Dugger - 8pm
Sean & Jeff of Rockjunky - 10pm - 1:30am

503 Columbus Ave. (84th St.)
New York, NY

Prohibition was recently featured on NBC:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Knicks Playoff Viewing 2011

The Knicks try to stay alive against the Celtics in the first round of the 2011 NBA Basketball playoffs.

Knicks Playoff Schedule:
Game 1 Sunday, April 17 NY at Boston, 7pm
Game 2 Tuesday, April 19 NY at Boston, 7pm
Game 3 Friday, April 22 Boston at NY, 7pm
Game 4 Sunday, April 24 Boston at NY, 3:30pm
Game 5* Tuesday, April 26 NY at Boston, time TBD
Game 6* Friday, April 29 Boston at NY, time TBD
Game 7* Sunday, May 1 NY at Boston, time TBD
*if necessary. all times ET

Watch the action at your favorite sports bar. Check out the MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars for some suggested viewing locations:

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Knicks Viewing Party

Knicks vs. Celtics
prizes & giveaways
drink specials
133 W. 33rd St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191

Here is the rest of the NBA first round:
2011 NBA Playoff Schedule (First Round):
Saturday, April 16
Indiana at Chicago (Game 1) - 1pm
Philadelphia at Miami (Game 1) - 3:30pm
Atlanta at Orlando (Game 1) - 7pm
Portland at Dallas (Game 1) - 9:30pm

Sunday, April 17
New York at Boston (Game 1) - 7pm
Memphis at San Antonio (Game 1) - 1pm
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers (Game 1) - 3:30pm
Denver at Oklahoma City (Game 1) - 9:30pm

Monday, April 18
Indiana at Chicago (Game 2) - 9:30pm
Philadelphia at Miami (Game 2) - 7pm

Tuesday, April 19
New York at Boston (Game 2) - 7pm
Atlanta at Orlando (Game 2) - 7:30pm
Portland at Dallas (Game 2) - 9:30pm

Wednesday, April 20
Memphis at San Antonio (Game 2) - 8:30pm
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers (Game 2) - 10:30pm
Denver at Oklahoma City (Game 2) - 8pm

Thursday, April 21
Chicago at Indiana (Game 3) - 7pm
Miami at Philadelphia (Game 3) - 8pm
Dallas at Portland (Game 3) - 10:30pm

Friday, April 22
Boston at New York (Game 3) - 7pm
Orlando at Atlanta (Game 3) - 8pm
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans (Game 3) - 9:30pm

Saturday, April 23
San Antonio at Memphis (Game 3) - 7:30pm
Oklahoma City at Denver (Game 3) - 10pm
Chicago at Indiana (Game 4) - 2:30pm
Dallas at Portland (Game 4) - 5pm

Sunday, April 24
Miami at Philadelphia (Game 4) - 1pm
Boston at New York (Game 4) - 3:30pm
Orlando at Atlanta (Game 4) - 7pm
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans (Game 4) - 9:30pm

Monday, April 25
San Antonio at Memphis (Game 4) - TBD
Oklahoma City at Denver(Game 4) - 10:30pm
Portland at Dallas (Game 5)* - TBD

Tuesday, April 26
Indiana at Chicago (Game 5)* - TBD
New York at Boston (Game 5)* - TBD
Atlanta at Orlando (Game 5)* - TBD
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers(Game 5)* - TBD

Wednesday, April 27
Philadelphia at Miami (Game 5)* - TBD
Memphis at San Antonio (Game 5)* - TBD
Denver at Oklahoma City (Game 5)* - TBD

Thursday, April 28
Chicago at Indiana (Game 6)* - TBD
Orlando at Atlanta (Game 6)* - TBD
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans (Game 6)* - TBD
Dallas at Portland (Game 6)* - TBD

Friday, April 29
Miami at Philadelphia (Game 6)* - TBD
Boston at New York (Game 6)* - TBD
San Antonio at Memphis (Game 6)* - TBD
Oklahoma City at Denver(Game 6)* - TBD

Saturday, April 30
Indiana at Chicago (Game 7)* - TBD
Atlanta at Orlando (Game 7)* - TBD
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers (Game 7)* - TBD
Portland at Dallas (Game 7)* - TBD

Sunday, May 1
Philadelphia at Miami (Game 7)* - TBD
New York at Boston (Game 7)* - TBD
Memphis at San Antonio (Game 7)* - TBD
Denver at Oklahoma City (Game 7)* - TBD
*if necessary. all times ET


Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Knicks Viewing Party

Knicks vs. Celtics
meet John Starks, Larry Johnson & the Knicks City Dancers
prizes & giveaways
drink specials

133 W. 33rd St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191

Saturday, April 23, 2011

NY Rangers Playoffs

The NY Rangers try to stay alive in their quest for the Stanley Cup with Game 5 of their first round match-up with the #1 seeded Washington Capitals. Caps lead 3-1.

Rangers Playoff Schedule:
Wed., April 13: Capitals 2, Rangers 1
Friday, April 15: Capitals 2, Rangers 0
Sunday, April 17: Rangers 3, Capitals 2
Wed., April 20: Capitals 4, Rangers 3
Saturday, April 23: Rangers at Capitals - 3pm
*Monday, April 25: Capitals at Rangers - TBD
*Wed., April 27: Rangers at Capitals - TBD
* if necessary

Watch the action at your favorite sports bar. Check out the MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars for some suggested viewing locations:
Here are some viewing parties of note for hockey fans:

Saturday, April 23
Rangers Playoff Viewing Party

Rangers vs. Capitals: Game 5
Drink specials all game including free Ranger Blue Shots for every Ranger Goal
game time 3pm

133 W. 33rd St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191


NHL Playoff Schedule:
Saturday, April 23
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh: Game 5, 12pm
NY Rangers at Washington: Game 5, 3pm
Montreal at Boston: Game: 5, 7pm
Los Angeles at San Jose: Game 5, 10:30pm

Sunday, April 24
Philadelphia at Buffalo Game 6 3pm
Anaheim at Nashville Game 6 6pm
Vancouver at Chicago Game 6 7:30pm

Monday, April 25
*San Jose at Los Angeles: Game 6 TBD
*Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay: Game 6 TBD
*Washington at NY Rangers: Game 6 TBD

Tuesday, April 26
*Boston at Montreal: Game 6, 7pm
*Buffalo at Philadelphia: Game 7, 7:30pm
*Chicago at Vancouver: Game 7, 10pm
*Nashville at Anaheim: Game 7, 10:30pm

Wednesday, April 27
*Montreal at Boston: Game 7
*Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh: Game 7
*Los Angeles at San Jose: Game 7
*NY Rangers at Washington: Game 7

note: all times are ET
* if necessar


Wednesday, April 13

NY Rangers Viewing Party at Third & Long

$4 Molson / Labatt Blue bottles
Full Sail Session Buckets: 5/$20
$4 mixed well drinks (for ladies)
Only hardcore Blueshirt fans need apply
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

Third & Long will be carrying ALL NHL playoff games, and will have $4 bottles of Labatt Blue & Molson Canadian for each games. So whatever team you follow, you can know that there will be hockey fans at Third & Long.
Wednesday, April 13
Official Rangers Playoff Viewing Party

Rangers vs. Capitals
Hosted by MSG’s April Wilkner
Rangers alumni attending: Ron Greschner
RSVP via facebook
party starts 7pm
game time 7:30pm

133 W. 33rd St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191

Friday, April 15
The New York City Rangers Fans Meetup Group
Playoff Game Watch: Rangers vs. Capitals
Wear your Rangers jersey and get the following specials:
$10 Bud Light Pitchers
$5 Well Cocktails
$5 901 Tequila Shot

Meet in the front of the bar
Ask for June's meetup group
The Village Pourhouse
366 W. 46th St.
(between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fundraiser for Bryan Stow at Finnerty's

Sports fans in NYC will be gathering tonight in support of Bryan Stow, the S.F. Giants fan that was assaulted outside Dodgers Stadium on opening day.
Friday, April 22
Fundraiser for Bryan Stow
$40 donation includes 3 hour open bar
100% of the proceeds going to the Bryan Stow Fund
Raffle with awesome prizes

followed by...
San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves
221 Second Ave.
(between 13th & 14th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2655

Bryan Stow, the 42-year-old paramedic, father of two and SF Giants fan was randomly beaten at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium after the opening game. Stow shows signs of brain damage and remains in critical condition. He is in a medically-induced coma after sustaining a severe skull fracture and bruising to his brain’s frontal lobes. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Bryan Stow Fund which is only for Bryan's medical bills, his rehabilitation, and his children.

Please show your support by re-posting and getting the word out. If you aren't in New York, please help us spread the word to those who are. Let's make it an incredible night for a great cause.

Finnerty's is the home of San Francisco sports fans in NYC, hosting game watch parties for S.F. Giants baseball, S.F. 49ers football and San Jose Sharks hockey games. Keg service is available.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spotlight Artists: The Suzan

Our next spotlight artists are the Japanese female rock group, The Suzan. Their latest album, "Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat", was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. They recently performed at the Concert for Japan at the Japan Society, and are included in the line-up for Brooklyn ♥ Japan benefit tonight at The Bell House. Thanks to Dana Meyerson of Biz 3 for arranging the interview.

photo by Mamiko Miyakoshi

Rie: Keyboard
Saori : Vocal/Guitar
Ikue : Bass
NICO : Drums

How did your band's name come about?
We have sisters in the band. And their nick name is SUZAN which come from their last name.

How long have you been performing?
Almost 7 years

Musical influences:
The Beatles

website: TheSuzan.com
facebook: THE-SUZAN
Youtube: michelletTHESUZAN
Twitter: @thesuzan
myspace: thesuzan

Where can we buy your music?

Blatant self-promotion: What would you like to plug?
Our new album "Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat" makes you feel happy whenever you listen to it!

How long did it take to record the new album, "Golden Week for the Poco Poco Beat"? What does the title mean?
It took almost 2 weeks. We did recording in Stockholm. As for the title, "Golden Week" is actually Japanese-English, and we Japanese have "Golden Week" in May: long holidays. And our producer Bjorn loves that word. "Poco Poco" is expressing our sounds.

How is the tour going? How are American audiences different to performing in Japan.
There's not much different to enjoy their feelings for our performance between American audiences and Japanese ones. But American audiences are good to express their excited feelings and also have attitudes to receive what they like honestly even if they don't know us. Japanese audience's passions are so strong, same as American audiences. They need enough time till they express their feelings after show is started.

Favorite venues to play:
9:30 club in D.C. and Rock Shop in Brooklyn
The Rock Shop
249 4th Ave.
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 230-5740

Tell us a story or anecdote about performing live.
When we finish every show, many audiences try to talk to us and shoot photos. They make lines to shoot photos. It's good for us and makes us feel like being idols. So funny!

Any advice to someone just starting out?

What are your plans for the future?
We have some gigs in NYC. And, we hope to trip around the world to play gigs!

Can you recommend any other act(s) we could feature on MurphGuide?
We want to recommend "Peter Bjorn and John"!!!! Their new album "GIMME SOME" is amazing. We listen to it every morning in our home.

Upcoming gig:
The Suzan will be performing at a benefit for Japan tonight, Friday, April 15.

Friday, April 15, 2011
Bklyn ♥ Japan (Part II)
Comedy from:
Wyatt Cenac (Daily Show with Jon Stewart)
Kristen Schaal (Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Letterman, Conan, Flight of the Conchords)
Kurt Braunohler (IFC, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!)
Tim Harrington ("Beardo"/Les Savy Fav)
Arden Myrin (MAD TV/Chelsea Lately)
and more

Music by:
Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing)
Hard Nips (from Japan)
The Suzan (from Japan)
and more

All night dance party with:
DJ Aaron Lacrate and a special celebrity DJ (t.b.a.)
7:30pm Doors / 8pm Show
$15 adv / $20 doors
The Bell House
149 7th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
718 643-6510

The Suzan will also perform on Saturday, April 30 at The Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Below is a video from Suzan TV, chronicling their first days in NYC:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy 13th Anniversary to Mad River

Congratulations & happy anniversary to Mike & all of our friends at Mad River Bar & Grille.
They have been tearing it up on the upper east side since 1998.

Wednesday, April 13
Mad River 13th Anniversary
Celebrating 13 years on the 13th
Contact Kathleen at MadRiverKathleen@gmail.com for invitations
Party all night

Mad River Bar & Grille
1442 Third Ave.
(between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 988-1832

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

20 Years of Madness at Third & Long

Bars frequently offer happy hour deals and creative daily specials to entice customers to keep coming back on a regular basis. Drink specials that don't work get replaced, while the popular ones stick around. We give kudos to one particular special that has lasted for twenty year:
Dollar Draft Madness at Third & Long...

Every Tuesday since 1991, Murray Hill's neighborhood bar Third & Long has been serving $1 mugs of beer. You can be a part of history tonight and enjoy $1 mugs of Bud & Bud Light for the 20th anniversary of $1 mug night. Be sure to tip the bartenders. Cheers!

Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Tartan Week 2011 in NYC

[updated April 9]

It's Tartan Week in NYC, which means time to celebrate all things Scottish.

Festivities got under way this weekend at Ellis Island, and there will be Scottish themed events taking place all week, culminating with the Tartan Day Parade on Saturday, April 9 and the Scottish Run in Central Park on Sunday, April 10.
Here are a few items of interest...

Belhaven Scottish Ale at St. Andrew's
All week long, St. Andrew's, NYC's premier Scottish pub and restaurant, will be serving Belhaven pints for $5 : Your choice of Belhaven Ale, Belhaven Lager, Twisted Thistle and Wee Heavy, all Belhaven products. St. Andrew's is also offer 25% discount on all Scottish fare, including Scotch pie n' beans, Scotch eggs, Haggis, Toffee Pudding and Cranachan.
April 3-10

St. Andrew's
140 W. 46th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413


Saturday, April 9
13th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade

up Sixth Ave.
from W. 45nd to W. 58th St.
New York, NY
Saturday, April 9
The National New York Tartan Day Committee (NYTDC) presents...

Tartan Day Post-Parade Party at Stout

Sponsored by Belhaven, Brooklyn Brewery & International Beverage Group
This ticketed event will feature the music of
Whisky Kiss
Tickets $37 includes beer and beverages
Post Parade Party Tickets on sale online at:
Tartanweek.com (do not call Stout for Tickets)

133 W. 33rd St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191

Saturday, April 9
Tartan Day Pre & Post Parade Destination
Tartan Day pre and post parade celebrations
at New York's premier Scottish Bar and Restaurant
(Just off the parade route)
14 Highland Lassies will be performing
St. Andrew's
140 W. 46th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413

Saturday, April 9
Tartan Day Pre & Post Parade Destination
(Just off the parade route)
The Long Room
120 W. 44th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
212 997-3933
Saturday, April 10
Scotland Run (10K)
Central Park
Start on West Drive at 62nd St.
Run North up West Drive & loop around to East Drive. Head South on East Drive to complete the loop. Finish at West Drive and 67th St.

Here are some more Scottish bars in NYC...
150 W. 10th St.
(between Waverly Pl. & Greenwich Ave.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
(212) 229-2670

Mary Queen of Scots
115 Allen St. (Delancey St.)
Lower East Side
New York, NY


1609 Second Ave.
(between 83rd & 84th St.)
upper east side
New York, NY
(212) 879-0402

Grisly Pear
107 MacDougal St.
(between Minetta Lane & Bleecker St.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY

197 Second Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 529-0340


Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Dressed to Kilt
A Scottish Evening of Fashion and Fun
2011 Theme: Country Chic
Attire: Something Scottish or something country
Purchase tickets on-line: dressedtokilt.com
Reception - 7:30pm
Fashion Show - 9pm
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
Wednesday, April 6
Whisky Live New York 2011

An evening of great whisky, fine food
entertainment by Whisky Kiss
Show open 5.30pm for VIP ticket holders
and 6.30pm for Standard ticket holders.
Pier Sixty
Chelsea Piers
23rd Street on the Hudson River
New York, NY
Wednesday April 6th - A tribute to Scottish Music
British Garden at Hanover Square 12.30pm
The Assemble and Leap Dancers of The Scottish Board of National Dancers
Sixteen dancers with Four world, national and international champ
Raintown : Whisky Kiss

Thursday, April 7
Scotch Dinner Pairing at St. Andrew's

Scotch dinner pairing at St. Andrew's NYCFeaturing The Macphail's Collection presented by Chris Riesbeck
and Inverhouse presented by Iain Baxter
$95 per person
Seating is limited. Contact Karoline: 212 840-8413
St. Andrew's
140 W. 46th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413

Thursday April 7
A celebration of Robert Burns in Words & Music
British Garden at Hanover Square : 12.30pm

Shawlands Academy - Glasgow
Members of Global Partners Junior Scotland 2010-11 program
Little Fire, 2010 Scottish Arts Council winner
Mike Ogletree, Whisky Kiss
Thursday April 7
The American Scottish Foundation
Celebrate Scotland on Stone Street
Lower Manhattan's oldest cobbled street adjoining the Hanover Square Park
Visit - Vintry : Financier : Becketts : Ullysses : Harrys of Hanover
and many more
Thursday April 7
Music from Scotland: Becketts on Stone Street
Little Fire
Mike Ogletree
Whisky Kiss
7.30pm onwards:

Bar and Grill

81 Pearl St. (Stone St.)
New York, NY
(212) 269-1001

Thursday, April 7
Stone Street Tartan Day at Ulysses
authentic Scottish cuisine
Scottish bagpipers on Stone Street
scotch, whiskey & beer specials all day

95 Pearl St./58 Stone St.
(Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400

Friday, April 8
Pre-Parade Party with Prydein

St. Andrew's
140 W. 46th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413
Friday, April 8
NY Caledonia Club

National Tartan Day Pre-Parade Ceilidh
Madra Confach Ceilidh Band
The Islanders Scottish Gaelic Singers
New York Scottish Pipes and Drums
The inimitable Fergie and Susan
John Grimaldi, The Kilted Juggler
and special guest - Mike Ogletree
(formerly of the Scottish bands: Simple Minds and Fiction Factory)
$30 for NYCC Members, $35 for Non-members.
Abigail Adams Auditorium
417 E. 61st St. (between 1st Ave. & York Ave.)
New York, NY