San Diego weekend of rock and roll legends powering up at Anthology

Friday, July 20, 2012 10:53
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By Ted Gammon |

This world was exploding with raw energy back in 1965. The establishment was solid but sensing the energy on the fringes, it shuttered at the thought that change was coming.
Enter Joachim Fritz Krauledat, better known as John Kay from Steppenwolf fame. Kay was the front man for the group which set the standard for hard rock back in the mid to late 60s.

Some say those late 60s were a time of upheaval, turbulence, promiscuity but I say they were just plain fun. Blue Oyster Cult says it with Godzilla, The Reaper, and Burnin’ for You. Believe it or not they’re still going strong and around us it feels likely that our cities are ready to flame once again with rock n roll. You go BOC!

View slideshow: Anthology’s block party

And does Lowrider Band’s Slipping into Darkness foreshadow our future or does it just harken back to those Halcyon days long gone? I can’t help but smile when I mentally replay Lowrider in my head.

Recently I urged those San Diegans who love music venues to check out ( Bankers Hill supports Tin Can Alehouse for it’s music offerings ) Tin Can Alehouse as the newest music venue in town, but let’s face facts, Anthology just does it better than most. Tin Can take note I say, when this July 21st will be Anthology’s Classic Block Party featuring Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult and Lowrider Band.

Anthology has had plenty of practice putting on the best musical sounds in the country paired with fine food for your enjoyment. I recently spent time in Little Italy and I took in the sights and sounds ofAnthology, which is located at 1337 India Street. Given the talents of executive chef Todd Allison I opted for the lunch scene just because it’s more affordable.

I will tell you the food is very good and the lunch menu is quite reasonably priced. I enjoy the Rueben sandwich while Nancy prefers the Anthology signature Caesar salad which with drinks ran us about $35.00. The food was worth it and the beers were very good too.

Here’s my bottom line on Anthology: The food is good. The ambience is old school entertainment clubs of old Chicago days gone by. Service is good and I’ll be back baby. This weekend is a good one for Anthology as they are putting on a great music fest.

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