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Saturday night Feb 18th Brussels Bistro

Join us Saturday night 2/18 at Brussels Bistro for our monthly Love n' House Party - deep and funky house with guest DJ's Brian Borsa (Deep Sessions/ Detroit), e'Lish (Disco Katz / San Francisco), and Wes Charles (Disco Katz / San Francisco).

No cover 10:30pm to 1:30am

222 Forest Avenue

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Come dance it out with us this Saturday!

Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for a night of deep house right here in Laguna at the cool little underground spot-Brussels Bistro. The T-shirt Company's very own Sascha Lahti will make you dance, we promise! Special Guest this Saturday is Kinohou from San Diego. We are also celebrating 3 December 17th Sagittarius birthdays!

 

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Small Business Saturday!

Come join us on Saturday November 26th for Small Business Saturday!

 

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Beat Anomaly presents "Love n' House" October 15th

Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for a night of deep house right here in Laguna at the cool little underground spot-Brussels Bistro. The T-shirt Company's very own Sascha Lahti will make you dance, we promise! We're also welcoming back our friend Wes Charles.

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Special event August 20th! Toe rings and house music!

Join us for a special Beat Anomaly Sound System event Saturday August 20th at Brussels Bistro Saturday night 10:30pm to 1:30am, when we welcome Wes Charles! Come dance with us to quality deep house music right here in town! More info here!

Stop by the store between 2 and 5PM and get a free toe ring by Laguna local favorite Toe-Asis if you spend $50 or more!  

We're much more than just a t-shirt shop!

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Love n' House #5

 

Beat Anomaly Sound System - DJ Sascha Lahti, Give a Beat, The T-shirt Company at Laguna Beach, and Roots-The Beauty Underground are teaming up to bring groovy house music once a month to Brussels Bistro in beautiful Laguna Beach!

This event has been taking Laguna Beach by storm and we welcome the love we've received!! 

For our 5th installment we are excited to bring out our great friend and Detroit native:
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Marissa Guzman (Defected / Juicy Lucy)

Vocalist, lyricist, producer, live performer and label owner, Marissa Guzman, was raised in the Detroit suburbs with a father who was in the most successful all-white group on Motown Records, Eddie Guzman of Rare Earth. Marissa started going to concerts and singing when she was just a little girl, and the amazing moment when the band would call their kids on stage to help them sing their hit song, "I Just Want To Celebrate," was when Marissa realized she wanted to be a vocalist.

Although it took a few years after college and working in the corporate world to finally realize she had to pursue her music career wholeheartedly, she had a life changing revelation after a spiritual retreat in 2009, and she quit her successful career in marketing to focus on being a musician. Marissa taught herself how to produce, and two years later, her first album, "Joy Road," was released, which helped raise funds and awareness for NextAid. In 2011, the first single from the album, "Time To Go," was remixed by South Africa's famous producer, Black Coffee, and went straight to number one on Traxsource. It also beat Rihanna's "We Found Love" in the South African Top 40 charts. In 2012 the song was nominated for "Remix of the Year" at the SAMAs (South Africa's version of the GRAMMYs), and in 2013 "Time To Go" was part of the album "Africa Rising," which won "Best Dance Album" of the year. 2014 proved to be another successful year for Marissa since her song with Cuebur, "No Doubt," was number one on London's "BBC Radio One Extra" show for two weeks in a row, and was also played on the legendary Pete Tong's radio show. In 2015,Marissa submitted her original production of "Time To Go" in the World Wide Music Contest, and beat 5,000 applicants from all over the world, winning first place, and receiving the grand prize of $12,000.  

Marissa's story is very similar to Rodriguez in the movie "Searching for Sugarman," except 40 years later: A musician from Detroit who gets famous in South Africa. Ironically, Rodriguez was a neighbor of Eddie Guzman's in Detroit and they were in the same circle of friends. 

After living in San Francisco for the last 8 years, Marissa decided to move back to her hometown of Detroit to be closer to her family and start working on album number two, which will be released on her label Juicy Lucy 2017. Stay tuned! The future looks bright for this multi-talented songbird.

Some of her biggest hits include:

Time To Go w/ Black Coffee (#1 on Traxsource)
No Doubt w/ Cuebur (#1 on BBC Radio One Extra Show UK)
Light A Spark w/ Manoo 
Fifth Moon w/ Kerri Chandler
Apparition w/ Coyu
If Ya Fall w/ Demarkus Lewis

and many more here:  http://www.traxsource.com/search/tracks?term=marissa+guzman&ema=6867&page=1
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Opening set by Laguna Beach's very own and Beat Anomaly / Give a Beat resident:

Sascha Lahti (Beat Anomaly / Give a Beat)

https://soundcloud.com/saschalahti
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The event is FREE however donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated!

The owner of the T-shirt Company at Laguna Beach also is the founder of the dance music based organization Give a Beat.

Give a Beat is a local non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for social change by bridging global electronic dance music culture with youth and families impacted by incarceration. www.giveabeat.org

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Love n' House right here in Laguna!

Join us on Friday July 13th at Brussels Bistro for the best deep house in town.  Dj Sascha Lahti & Jordan Strong are in town once again! See you on the dancefloor!

 

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Till Segal painting live in the shop

Stop by on Saturday April 30th to meet the original owner of the T-Shirt Company, artist Tillman Segal.

He will be painting beautiful scenes of Laguna Beach in the store from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

His original work and prints are available for sale on the website here.

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Beat Anomaly presents every 3rd Saturday at Brussels Bistro

Beat Anomaly Sound System, The T-shirt Company and local non-profit Give a Beat are teaming up to bring groovy house music every 3rd Saturday to Laguna Beach at Brussels Bistro located at 222 Forest Ave. More info here.

Please come join us for our launch event April 16 at 10:30pm where we are bringing one of our favorite Los Angeles based DJ's Jordan Strong.

Jordan Strong (Uniting Souls Music / Touch of Class)
https://soundcloud.com/jordanstrong

opening set by Laguna Beach's very own and Beat Anomaly founder/resident:

Sascha Lahti (Beat Anomaly / Give a Beat)
https://soundcloud.com/saschalahti

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Spirit of Laguna Award!

We are very honored to be nominated for the Retail Store of the Year Award!

The esteemed award is part of the Chamber's recognition of Laguna businesses that embody the "Spirit of Laguna!"  Vote here!

The award event takes place on January 29, 2016 at Seven Degrees. It is always a sell-out event, purchase tickets here

 

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