Okay... First off... this is my FIRST review but I felt obligated to share to those as clueless as I was.
I was very reluctant when I first went to this club who's name strangely resembled an ice cream chain from back home, but some friends knowing my interest in music insisted that I see the Sunday night show. I can't begin to explain what a positive experience it was. Maybe it was the fact that I was in a great mood, maybe it was awesome music and maybe, just maybe it was the dancers on the tables... but I simply can not wait to go back. From the dark and mysterious speak-easy atmosphere to the perfectly shaken martini. (the perfect room to enjoy such a beverage, by the way)
The show was beyond amazing. The Toledo Show is easily the best show in LA. Like the title of this review says... I can't get his smokey soulful voice out of my head. And it's not just Toledo either... the musicians and the dancers... wow! That's really all I can say... wow! As a musician, these guys are top notch. I know they play elsewhere on different nights and I can't wait to find out where. Did I mention the dancers?
My ONLY complaint and it's not really a complaint is that it was pretty crowded, but I think that had to do with the fact that it's a pretty small room paired with a really popular show AND the fact that it was a holiday weekend.
Anyway... like I said... I can't wait to go back and see what Harvelle's has to offer on other nights.
Pros: The venue, the drinks, the talent.
Cons: Have to cab it home...