Luke O'Neil is that dude you can most definitely trust to call bullshit on just about anything: SXSW, St. Patrick's Day, anything. When it comes to craft cocktails and bars in general, this is always what you want -- yes, a modicum of interest and general knowledge about what you're drinking is a plus, but at the end of the day, it's all booze, so don't be an asshole about it. Since he's got this strangely genius palate paired with an acid wit, we will absolutely follow him into the murky underworld of mixology, every time.
Anyway, O'Neil, one of the busiest guys in town (you can catch his byline in a handful of this city's publications at any given time, The Boston Phoenix included) begins filming a T.V. pilot today and tomorrow. The show, dubbed Carousel, operates under a talk-show format, but more like one you might actually watch; live music, interviews with chefs and bartenders, and cocktail demos, all set in a different bar each time.
The first installment goes down TONIGHT, 6 pm sharp, at Davis Square's Saloon, with Storyville's Louis DiBicarri and chef Will Gilson in tow. Word is our own music editor Michael Marotta and Rock And Roll Rumble organizer Anngelle Wood will also be talking shop. Saloon's Dennis Cargil will be slinging drinks behind the bar, and O'Neil is inviting lots-o'-extras to fill up the joint.
Tomorrow night is the live music segment, as You Can Be A Wesley, Wheat and Field Effect are slated to play next door at The Davis Square Theatre.
Got better Monday and Tuesday night plans? We didn't think so.